Sunday, November 12, 2006

Haiku: Raiders 13 / Broncos 17

So close, one more shot,
fumble, sky darkens, gulls shriek,
a Nation denied.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you doofus' really know how to entertain yourselves with drivel like this "haiku" crap, just tell it like it is baby, THE FAIDAS SUCK! How's that for waxing poetic? "faida national" out, Here's another... "the autumn wind is a pirate". Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 2-14.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that guy's a prick. why do these people waste their time in our space? do any of you go to their space and talk smack? i think we are bigger than that.

folks, we need to be patient with the young andrew walter. he is making mistakes - true. although he is a rookie (technically speaking) this kid is a gamer and he is LEARNING more and more every time out. to put brooks in now would be a mistake. although i truly wonder how much longer walter will last with that offensive offensive line. although is didn't take as many sacks this week as he did last monday, he is taking a beating. the tv probably didn't show it but there were many times he got up very slowly after a play. patience is the key. but i hope the team gets him help through either the draft or trade this offseason.

once again, tom walsh failed to adjust in the second half. how much longer do we have to put up with this al?

11:59 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Scorpio: you're right. No F'in adjustments. It's funny because a few of us were saying 'that's not Tom Walsh calling plays' in the first half, simply because the playcalling was good (borderline impressive). But he proved us wrong in the second half.

I also agree Walter needs to be given more time, but there were moments he looked awful. He let several balls sail over his open receivers, and somebody has to start taking responsibility for all the fumbled center snaps this year. Is it Walter or Grove?

Overall, good game by the D, but they had trouble adjusting the Donkeys play-action in the second half, particularly when it counted late in the game drive.

That was a winnable game, and it's very frustrating!!!

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every team that goes with a young QB will lose some games because the kid missed a few passes, makes some bad reads, etc. Yesterday wasn't Walter's best day. But he's saying all the same things Hoss said about Walsh, and that was 12 friggin' years ago. Shell has a problem. If his solution to the problem is benching Walter for Brooks and keeping Walsh, then the organization, the team, and the fans will have an even bigger problem; a leader who can't see the forest for the trees.

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raider Season Haiku

First half creates sparks
But without adjustments made
The fire won't start.

6:43 AM  
Blogger StickUm25 said...

Hey – progress! An actual half of football where the offense looked like it had potential. Kudos to Randall Williams – he stepped up his game big time. And the D had 5 turnovers, even though they only counted 3 of ‘em. Still, it’s another game to pin on the coaching. Whatever happened to “keep running it until they prove they can stop it”? We had success running that counter with Zack, but only did it a few times. Walter rolled out and hit Moss with a pass. But why not run those plays more often? To some extent I can understand running the sweeps – set them up for other plays, tire them out a bit, etc – but we shouldn’t have had so many of them. Look at how Denver drove down in the 4th quarter – they ran a variation of the same play almost all the way down the field. That’s a huge difference – is the OC afraid of success?

Speaking of that 4th quarter drive, why not call a time out to address the bootleg, and figure out a way to stop that play? Maybe it’s an overreaction, but with the defense spending so much time on the field it would have also given them a breather.

I’m starting to get a bit concerned about Walter’s body language. His frustration is starting to show. He appeared disengaged, disinterested, however you want to say it when they showed shots of him with a coach on the sidelines on the closed circuit shots during the game .

8:04 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Hey, guys. Been really busy with the work and the personal. I told you that might happen. All the same, a long post over at BlandRocked. Common by.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to really get sick.. Jets with zero talent have 5 wins.. Just shows what a good coach with very good assistants can bring a group of men together to form a team. The Raider offensive staff must be dismissed. If you cant block, cant take the snap, and cant catch passes your coaches should be working on this repeatedly to eliminate this. Art Shell has been steadfast at eliminating malcontents, but he also must not be loyal to his staff if they dont produce.. It is clear to me that Walter has fumbled snaps because he is rushing away from center so he doesnt get smacked in the mouth for the 5000th time.. The first half was decent, but Denver adjusted and the Raiders stood back and folded like a cheap suit with no answers to increase pressure and constant dumpoffs to Denver tight ends.. The game of football requires coaches with guile, guts, and above all a relentless pursuit of excellence. Coaches must be creative they must spot weakness and then attack. Watching a Jets team with no talent go into New England and beat the Patriots should be a tell tale sign that coaching means it all and Tom Walsh should be gone today..

12:35 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

The answer to Walter fumbling the snap late in the game is HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN A SHOTGUN FORMATION. Why bother going under center??? Walsh has been playing with a shotgun formation for a couple weeks, he just doesn't know when to use it.

There's no reason for anyone to believe the Raiders were going to run the ball with less than two minutes and no time outs. So why is Walter under center? Shotgun provides better vison to his blind side (where he was sacked) and down the field to his receivers.

Stickum25: for what it's worth, seems to me that counter play with Crocket got old quickly, as the Donkeys made pretty good adjustments in the second half on O and D. There were many other similar plays the Raiders could have gone to in order to keep the running game alive. Once again, the offense lacks any semblance of an ability to make adjustments.

One look at the replay on the sideline grab by Washington, and there's no way that doesn't get overturned. What a crock of S%!@#.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell ya this much.

Can anyone really say, if the Raiders are picking in the top five of draft, and a blue chip QB is sitting there, can we all be sure that we can pass up that QB, because we are dead certain Walter is the QB of the future ?

I like Walter, but at the same time, I've got to see something from him pretty soon besides just good mechanics.

This fumbling the snap, and throwing the ball all over has got to end already.

I know it's hard, without much help around him and all, but com'on, Sunday's game was there for the taking.

The Raiders are on the clock, Quinn, & Brohm, are still on the board.
What would you do ????????

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tom "Mayor of Brokeback I-DA-HO is going to make Walter like KFC. Walter is learning to throw the ball out of bounds. Soon he will have great stats with "0" wins. Can we PLEASE hire a real GM? Someone who will clean house of Shell, Walsh and the offensive coaching staff. My vote goes to Rob the MOB Ryan for head coach! Our team is lost until the coaching is fixed. Shell has to hold himself and the Flap-Jack king accountable like he is holding the players......Gallery is a party monster as I hear it from the inside and Shell is tired of the hungover lineman.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Bama Raider said...

Let them vent decades of frustration during these few down years.

Tui must be licking his chops watching Walter get creamed over and over again. I feel Tui didn't finish out the season last year because it wasn't worth the risk, kFC was already gone.

I have given the Mayor a pass this season but after the Seahags game... 11 runs in the rain??? Dude gotta go! Plesantly surprised at playcalling against donks in first half (mixing in zach is my favorite play in madden, and as you see it does work), but we ran it three times and no more.

Second half the blitz ate our @ss, the usual choke. I bet we're setting the league record for most unforced turnovers on last chance drives.

I'm sick of the draft already.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The anonymous person who refers to the Raiders as "faidas" calls himself "dabrick2" on the Inside Bay Area (Tribune)posts that you find after articles printed by that paper. He posts there often.

Charles in San Diego (Oakland Raider Fan since 1960).

10:58 PM  

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