Raiders Blog and Q&A

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September 10, 2009
L.T. thinks Seymour could help Raiders

While Raider Nation waits in joyful hope of Richard Seymour reporting to Alameda, the San Diego Chargers are taking an indifferent approach to a possible opponent. Granted, the Chargers have beaten the Raiders 11 straight times, but in separate conference calls with Bay Area reporters Thursday afternoon, running back LaDainian Tomlinson and coach Norv Turner admitted Seymour could be a factor on the defensive line against them on Monday night...IF he shows up and practices tonight.

"Yeah, I think so," Tomlinson said. "He's a pro, for one, and he knows how to play football and he knows how to turn it on, when it's time to turn it on, and I think he can absolutely have an effect on the game."

Turner was more guarded.

"He's an outstanding football player," Turner said. "We always get these questions when we're involved with a guy - Larry English, when he was holding out for a short period of time. A guy that's that good a football player, I think you find a spot and whether that be as an end pass rushing, on third down, whatever those things might be. But certainly, it's hard to fit a guy in and get him going in this little period of time."

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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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