Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy Being Questionable for Sunday is Bad News

October 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders were already facing a tough game against the Houston Texans on Sunday, and things could get worse. In Friday's injury report, both Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy were listed as questionable for the game against the Texans.
Coach Tom Cable downplayed the the status saying he thought that both players would be "all right" for Sunday. That is what a coach is supposed to say, but it makes you wonder. If there was no concern, they would be listed as probable, there must be a reason that he chose questionable.
If either Heyward-Bey or Murphy were to be out this week, it would highlight the Raiders' serious lack of depth at the wide receiver position. With Yamon Figurs no longer on the team, Johnny Lee-Higgins is the only other Raiders wide receiver with a reception this season.
The Raiders have young talent in Jacoby Ford and Nick Miller but neither has seen much time or made any plays in the passing game this season.
Jacoby Ford did have an impr...

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