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December 4, 2008
Angry Asomugha wonders who else is mad

SAN DIEGO - The Raiders hoped their win in Denver was a sign things were starting to get better for the woeful franchise since its Super Bowl loss.

Wrong. That win looks like a fluke.

At least one peeved player recognizes that.

"No, the gap's not closed," said Nnamdi Asomugha. "We're three and whatever, I don't even know what the record is, but you can't lie to yourself and say the gap is closed or we're any better than we were in the past. It's still the same league and we still have the same record. It's the same story and it's frustrating."

Asomugha wondered aloud if any other Raiders were frustrated. He mentioned Tommy Kelly, Gibril Wilson and Derrick Burgess as players he knows aren't happy.

But hearing a lot of laughter in the locker room didn't sit well with him.

"Dumb mistakes, then you come in here and you don't who's upset," Asomugha said. "You don't know why it can't turn around. I don't know."

*JaMarcus Russell said he has a sprained ankle. He left Qualcomm Stadium on crutches with a walking boot on his right foot.

The injury happened on his second interception when a player fell on his leg.

He offered a "See y'all in Oakland" but didn't speak in detail after the game.

Cornell Green left the game with a knee injury and was replaced at right tackle by Mario Henderson.

*In the most puzzling stat of the day, Darren McFadden had three touches and three tackles after turnovers.

So much for getting the ball into the hands of playmakers.

--Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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