PRO FOOTBALL: DAILY REPORT : RAIDERS : Schroeder Isn’t Pinpointing Blame
Quarterback Jay Schroeder said the Raiders’ scoring slump can’t be blamed on injuries to the offensive line.
“It’s a combination of things,” Schroeder said. “It’s not just one specific thing. You can’t pin it on one group. You just can’t. If you’re being honest after watching the films, it’s everybody, and everybody has got to get better at what they do.”
The Raider offense has been inconsistent this season.
“One series you look great and the next series it just blows up,” Schroeder said. “I think everybody has got to dig down a bit deeper and make it work. Everybody’s got to do their job.”
Although running back Nick Bell has been moved to the practice squad, Coach Art Shell said he will wait to see how Bell progresses in practice before deciding to activate him for Sunday’s game against San Francisco.
Bell, sidelined since Aug. 3 because of a hamstring injury, got a lot of work at practice Wednesday and Thursday.
“A lot of it is just getting used to the adjustment of not practicing at all to practicing with the team,” Bell said. “It’s a higher pace and the intensity level is higher.”
The 49ers signed nose guard Jim Burt and put wide receiver Ron Lewis on the injured-reserve list because of a strained knee.