Oakland, second in the NFL with 23 penalties and first with 233 penalty
yards, had two costly calls that went against them in Sunday night's loss. Wide
receiver Randy Moss was called for offensive pass interference, negating an
apparent six-yard touchdown, while guard Langston Walker's holding penalty
nullified a 56-yard touchdown run by LaMont Jordan.
Both plays came in the second quarter when Oakland trailed and both were
Both were also on the Raiders list of plays being sent to NFL headquarters
''(We) get something back on Wednesday that's confidential ... we're not
allowed ot share it,'' Turner said of the review process. ''People say well why
do you need to know, why do you want to know? Well obviously the biggest thing
is it helps us in coaching, it helps us in teaching our players if there is
something that truly is a foul, if it isn't a foul, whatever, it helps you to
grow and solve those situations in the future.
''The penalties that affected us just came at a bad time. As I said last
night, I've watched the Moss catch from every angle you can and it looks like a
touchdown to me.''
That was the prevalent feeling inside Oakland's locker room as the team
soaked up the reality of its 0-2 start.
''It's just a jump-ball situation and there's going to be some pulling and
grabbing, all that stuf,'' quarterback Kerry Collins said. ''Obviously it was a
The same sentiment was expressed about the holding call on Walker, which cost
Jordan his second touchdown of the game and wiped out the Raiders' longest
running play of the season.
''I think there were 53,000 people in that stadium who thought it was a clean
block, and a million watching on TV who thought it was a clean block,'' Walker
said. ''But the one person with all the power thought it was a (bad) block.''
In other news:
* Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha had an MRI performed on his right foot and the
tests came back negative. The news wasn't so encouraging on wide receiver Ronald Curry, who pulled up lame late in the fourth quarter with an injured left foot.
''It's an Achilles,'' Turner said. MRI tests revealed an Achilles tear for Curry. It's the same injury that ended
Curry's season last year and the third Achilles injury he's had since high
school. No date for surgery has been set nor was it determined if Curry would
be placed on IR.
* Turner said the Raiders would continue to use cornerback Charles Woodson at
safety for matchup purposes. ''There are some games and some teams where that
helps us from a matchup standpoint,'' Turner said. ''Some games, certainly we're
better off with him playing out at corner, as we were in New England.