Monday, November 06, 2006

Halftime Take

Is it just me, or is this some of the craziest playcalling you've ever seen? One definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. Did our running backs get abducted by aliens? Who outlawed quick screens and outs? Is there an inside conspiracy to get Andrew Walter killed? What's going on?


Blogger x said...

NO, it's not just you....I'm disgusted.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walter sux. Walsh sux. We have one of the biggest playmakers in nfl history (moss) and we have turned him into sh*&. I don't want to hear about the drops. We have wasetd this guy. We are such an uncompetetive offensive mss. The games aren't even interesting. It gets no worse. Fu&^ put tui in just to change it up already!

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We Suck. Im tired of it. I don't blame Moss one bit, in fact I am surprised he isn't more pissed off. This is the absolute worst Offense I have ever watched in 29 years of Raider Football. We were more competitive with Jay Schroeder for Chrissakes!!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

As I said, the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. We're going get Huff killed at SS. He's aFS. Leave it to Al to draft Huff on top of Schweigert. They play the same spot you ignorant Fu*&.
2. Walter just absolutely does not know how to audible. He is worse than Ryan Leaf. Hands down. He makes shuler look average.
3. Can we ever bench a QB?
4. The walsh experiment is clear... the most asinine move in NFL history... barely beating out the selection of Janikowski over Sean "NFL MVP" Alexander.
5. For me, the Walter experiment should be over.
6. At5 this point it's looking like the release of George was a mistake (and I'm only half kidding)
5. What must it be like to be playing a team where you know they can't score? Everytime they show the fans in Seattle, they're laughing. Lauging at our joke of a football team.
6. Can't compete in the nfl without an Oc and QB. That's why we're goose egg city

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4th down and Walter tries a past three yards short of the first down... it's tipped anyway. Never had a chance. We have absolutely no chance of scoring with this guy in the game. Shell is doing nothing. What's he doing? He's not benching anyone. He's not calling plays. He's not motivating anyone. At my work if you ain't doing nothing you're unemployed. What's this guy doing? Absolutely nothing to earn a check. Football is no longer fun for me. Al, please hang it up and let someon that knows football run this team!

8:42 PM  
Blogger TheFreakingPope said...

2:00 Warning.

I love watching our defense. I really do. This offense...this offense is killing me.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing left to say. We are nothing but a W on other team's schedules. They didn't even have to break a sweat. We are one of the all time worst offenses in nfl history. Quite possibly THE worst. Can any of ytou remember another offense so bad? Maybe Leaf's years in San Diego. We can't come close to scoring. We are an absolute joke. DO NOT RAISE HELL WHEN THE MEDIA CALLS US SORRY TOMORROW BECAUSE WE ARE> Don't bitch about like a bunch a little girls. There is nothing nice to say about this. A coach that has no business coaching-- what's he doing to earn his check? He's not mixing up personnel, he's not helping with the plays. He's not doing anything.
I am a long time raider fan and we have absolutely hit rock fu(*&^ bottom. We scare no one. If you can't score you can't win. What's worse is the patheticness of our team is beginning to erode into our past greatness. Everyone looks so stupid right now. Al, Tom, Art, all of our fellow fans wearing stupid foam and rubber. It's all just becoming so pathetic.

9:08 PM  
Blogger x said...

Brayton's knee to a Seahawk's crotch will be his most famous moment in the NFL. He was getting blocked by a freakin' TE when he got upset, for Pete's sake. What's that tell you? A Tight End. He's a huge bust.

Hate to say this, but it appears that Gallery, Grove, and Walker may also end up being least it looks that way right now.

Kudo's to Warren Sapp. Great game and he played with heart and desire out there.

It seems the Raiders will only score if the defense does. Very sad.

9:09 PM  
Blogger x said...

Hate to admit it, but Bama7 speaks the truth. Now I know how those sad Buc teams felt back in the 70s.

Don't agree that Walter is the problem though. He does need to learn to get rid of the ball better and missed a few open guys tonight, but he's still very young. He had no pocket to speak of. His OL is just getting physically beaten from LT to RT. Even the RB and TE being kept back to pass block couldn't help. I feel sorry for the guy.

Moss DID drop at least three.

A coordinator needs to know his team's strengths and weakness and call the game accordingly. Walsh needs to resign. Unless AW was audibling out of runs into passes, where were the running plays in the first half? Why does this team look like it's never run a screen pass when one is finally called in a game?

9:22 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Once again, a herculean effort by the defense wasted. Sapp and company played like lions with huge hearts while the offense played with no pride whatsoever.

The Raiders are like 2 distinct teams. One side of the ball is completely rudderless with a clueless coordinator while the other side is focused with a inspirational coordinator.

I'm a big Shell supporter but ultimately the buck has to stop with him. He needs to be willing and able to make the necessary changes to the offensive unit in terms of personnel, playcalling etc.

It got to the point tonight where I was just hoping and praying that Shell would say "F this. Enough is enough. We're going to play smash football the rest of the game. Run plays every F'n play. I don't care if we go 3 and out on 3 consecutive run plays".

What is really sad and pathetic is that with just a few minor alterations to the game plan and improvement in performance, the Raiders could at least be competitive.

Very disheartening ...

9:29 PM  
Blogger Doobie said...

Walsh must go.

If, for nothing else, just to try to bring some life and a sense of optimism back to this offense.

9:38 PM  
Blogger x said...

How the mighty Raiders have fallen (even with a prime time audience and their peers watching):

I remember when the team was something like 21-1 on Monday Night Football.

This year - in 2 appearances, 0 points, 18 sacks allowed.

This year - in 3 national TV games, outscored 56-3.

Don't look for much in the way of national TV exposure next year or anytime soon.

You know what really gets to me - watching the opposing team laughing and joking on the sideline during the game, secure in their knowledge that the Raiders can't score. There's no more fear.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Up until now, I've not sad a bad word about Tom Walsh.
But tonight take the cake.

The offense just seems to have zero direction, or plan.
It's like when we were kids playing 5 against 5 in the park.
Hey lets just throw a bunch of passes. Ok, ok, we can't protect the Qb, who cares, just keep throwin.
No wait, lets mix in a few runs now. Wow, it's working. Oh hell, let's go back to throwin again.

If the above paragraph makes no sense to anyone, it's because I've just described our offense.

And that terrible shovel pass on 3rd, and two. Ugly.
I don't remember that one in the Gilman playbook.

No TD's by the offense now for 10 quarters, and counting.....

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

X- a great note you make on Brayton. This is the first I hear of him doing anything. Why is this guy still starting? It's as if Al has designated certain things and no one can change them. I really believe Al will fire Walsh this week. He has to do something as his reputation is almost completely gone with even the old time football folks.
I think he'll try to get Fassel. I'll take absolutely anything at this point to get Walsh out of there.
X- nailed another, 56-3... us outscored on national tv. Shameful! And did we even threaten to score tonight? Threaten to score? NO!!!!

10:10 PM  

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