ALAMEDA – In case you weren’t glued to your television for Lane Kiffin’s Monday press conference, here are the keys I took from it.
*There was some credence to Rich Gannon’s comments during the CBS telecast that Daunte Culpepper can’t get from under center as quickly as Josh McCown, which is why the Raiders are in shotgun a lot with Culpepper.
Culpepper said there’s no physical problem. Kiffin said McCown’s feet are quicker
Kiffin said shotgun limits the run plays he can call, but added Culpepper plays well in shotgun, which is why they use the formation.
*Defensive lineman Tommy Kelly’s knee injury is serious. Kiffin said he’d have more details on Wednesday.
*Roster changes are looming. To what degree isn’t known, but another receiver wouldn’t hurt.
*Justin Fargas will see more time at tailback and Oren O’Neal will play more at fullback. More Fargas looks like a good idea right now. Since his back injury, LaMont Jordan has 41 carries for only 87 yards.
*Rookie running back Michael Bush could start practicing in the next week or two.
Right tackle Cornell Green was in the locker room this morning with a sleeve on his left knee.
He instructed media to ask trainer H. Rod Martin about the injury that knocked him out of the game before saying he’d be fine.