Friday, September 07, 2007

News You Can't Use

Okay, I’ve recovered from my tantrum about our special little secret (recovered but still not convinced…) and am about to take the yellow brick road up to Oakland, with a pit stop at the home of Cousin of Raider Take for some pub crawling on Saturday night.

But first I must take one of ESPN’s Raider Haters to the woodshed for writing the following: “But the Raiders, over the past few…well, decades...have come to be understood as the size XXL speed bump in the vast parking lot that is the NFL.”

Such outright lying would be merely pathetic if it weren’t so odious.

I have a test for our friend at ESPN: Name the only team in the AFC West that has won its division three times, advanced to the AFC Championships twice and even appeared in the Super Bowl in this yet-unfinished decade.

Now, am I saying that the Raiders have been good for the past four years? Not at all. I am just saying that this individual is lying boldly through his teeth in a major media outlet to support a simple-minded worldview.

Let me put this in perspective. Say the Chargers take a sudden dive, and do poorly for the next four seasons, including this one, after some strong showings in recent years (although not nearly as strong as the Raiders’ showings from 2000-2002, during which time the Chargers won a grand total of 14 games).

Okay, so say that happens (I’m not saying it will, but for the sake of argument…). Would it then be okay for me to sit here and write the following in 2010: “But the Chargers, over the past few…well, decades...have come to be understood as the size XXL speed bump in the vast parking lot that is the NFL.”

Of course it wouldn’t, because it would a cowardly lie that could be revealed as fiction by the nearest three-year-old with a copy of the NFL Record & Fact Book.

And that, Raiders fans, is news you can’t use.

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Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Oh, sure, Take. Post a new article just as I'm posting my Sunday predictions on the previous post.

My prediction for Sunday.

Raiders 24-17.

The Raiders will run a pure dink 'n' dunk, with a lot of running. Jordan will get over 100 yards, but less than 4.0 yards per carry.

The TD difference will be from an interception return or a special teams score.

If McCown is the starter, the Raiders will not have a TD pass but will score twice on the ground. If it's Culpepper, there will be one TD through the air.

You can't get a more detailed prediction than that.

5:18 PM


BlandaRocked said...
I'll add one thing. In victory, Kiffin will say at his post game press briefing, "We still have a lot of work to do. We're still not running the ball as effectively as we think we can, and the OL still needs improvement stopping the pass rush."

5:23 PM


BlandaRocked said...
One more add:

Our conversation here next week will be to continue with the McCown or Culpepper debate, with the added wrinkle of bringing Jordan into the discussion - wondering if we have a better choice.

5:26 PM

5:31 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

I hope it's no that close, but I'll take it!

5:38 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Ok, I'll bite. Another midnight deal? ... similar to the one that sent Gruden packing and off to Tampa?

Ok, ok! I'm done calling their bluff. Al, pay him whatever he wants... guarantees, time-off, vacations in the Bahamas (sorry, Hawaii for you Westcoasters)... he can even enjoy the first season from Al’s luxury box.

Seriously, shouldn't we take up a collection and add that to the Russell contract kitty? Because, as soon as they start hacking off $625,000 weekly from his pay scale, things could get very ugly in a hurry.

My game prediction: Raiders of course, but notably lopsided time of possession in the Raiders favor. In fact, that’s what wins the game... ball-control and clock management. Oh yeah, Higgins gets to try out is new shoes in a real game.

7:31 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

NYRaider...

I second the Gruden contract thing but with the Raiders taking big bucks off the Table come Saturday Afternoon....in other words...bust out these agents....

"JRus" it's time to fire your agents and follow your friend....you will loose the game check anyway but if you change agents maybe the Raiders will put money back on the table...

The 21 year old get's a market lesson in a hurry....he was not prepaired for this....but it's his mistake and now he will have to pay for it....

Tha Raiders will win and win big....the Donko's will have trouble stoping the run and may loose the game just like they have the last 2 seasons on opening day...week #2 the Raiders will beat the Donko's by running the ball down their throats and using PlayAction to set up the pass....the Raiders will go into the bye at 4-1.....

Ya hear that "JRus".....get your damn ass in here now....you are not going to win.....

PantyRaider....DamnTired!!!!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Nice edition of "News You Can't Use" RT. On to predictions.

Raiders 24
Kitty Cats 13

Poetic Justice:
*McCown to BMW red zone, jump ball special TD
*2 sacks by Sapp where he busts out the "Jenny Craig" sack dance
*Kiffin wins his 1st challenge call on a pivotal 3rd down conversion to Curry on the sideline
* Raiders bury the Kitty Cats with 35:00 to 25:00 TOP advantage

Is that detailed enough BR? Enjoy the game fellas. The virginal Kiffin Era voyage sets sail. Destination: Lombardy Trophy Island ... plenty of Red Stripe available.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Doobie said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that the Raiders lose this game, 20-13 if for no other reason that I'd be the first cavalier spirit here to predict a Raider loss on the season opener.

Hah! I can't do it! I'd be ridden out of RT-town on a rail!

Seriously though, Raiders 31, Lions 17.

4:45 AM  
Anonymous H said...

Take, good post. It's the exact same stats I have used in my arguments with the folks that say Al Davis has lost and hasn't done anything for decades. To those folks and the idiot ESPN so called journalist those years actually didn't happen.

If they come back and win just one more division championship this decade they will have more than any other AFC West team in the same time frame.

This selective memory crap drives me insane.

---------------------------
Let's play Final Jeopardy: (remember your answer must be in the form of a question)

They are the only AFC West team to play in a Super Bowl so far this Millennium.

(Insert Jeapordy theme here)


Who are the Oakland Raiders?

Thank you Alex.
-------------------------

That may have been a silly way of stating it, but no more silly than those who forget that between 1998 and 2002 the Raiders were no worse than 8-8.

H

P. S. Does this clown have an email address, I have a highly insulting email inside me I need to get out.

5:23 AM  
Anonymous H said...

Since we are predicting, I'm saying 23-9. The defense was actually pretty good in the red zone last year and I look for the same this year. They were just out there too much.

Heavy emphisis on running early with Miller carrying the early receiving load to open things up for the wideouts.

Defensive emphisis will be pressure on Kitna to create turnovers. Tatum Bell is somewhat prone to fumbling and his line this year isn't as good as the one he had last year.

H

5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bama7
I think we win pretty easily. I think the Lions & the entire nfc suck. An easy game for us.
As for the Russell ordeal it is now nothing more than a gigantic battle of egos between Al and the lawyers. It isn't even about Russell anymore. And Blanda when I said Al has turned this into the debacle it is over 4 million, I'm speaking of the skill clause thing. Most everyone is reporting the sole hang-up to be the skill clause part that Al insists work in his favor, whereas no other top pick has had it work against them in regards to "field performance". So Al has created the standstill over a lousy 4 mil... and Russell's first season is now gone. How much will he make his first season if he signs? I bet more than 4 million. So Al gambled and lost. If we sign him, then the things we argued over are worthless because we're paying him for nothing this year. HAd the agents caved 4 weeks ago it'd have been a winning hand. At this point? Al is stuck with absolutely nothing. And Al has had since before the draft to work this thing out. Russell's uncle said they discussed the skill thing before the draft and Russell's camp told Oakland they would not do what Al is demanding now, yet Al still drafted the kid. Al banked on then caving before now and so now Al is sitting at the table with a pair of two's. Fold Al or forfeit a 1st rounder this year... and next year here we go again looking for a leader at QB. We need this kid. We'll all know that about 8 weeks in if Culpepper gets hurt. If McCown starts against Denver, will be calling for his head. You watch. THink about it... McCown couldn't even win and keep the starting QB job for either the Cardinals or LIons. Do you understand what that says about him?
Our 2007 draft now has a 3rd rounder and 5th rounder who were cut.... a 4th rounder on IR or PUP and no first rounder. That's not good guys. Not good at all.
As RAndy said last year... something's fishy around here. The smells coming from the Elvis like jumpsuit of our owner and GM. The GM for life.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the reason I quit watching those Bozos on BSPN. Don't really miss them either. I watch NFL Network only. These guys on BSPN like Salsbury, probably wanted to play for Al way back when and Al told them they weren't Raider material. From what I've read the MNF viewers are thinking like me.

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok Raider brothers it's time to get real. No one has hated the Raiders in the last few years. By definition hate is "intense hostility and aversion driven by fear", disrespected....YES. I'd love for the Raiders to be hated again and I FEEL that will happen sooner than later! Whoever the Raiders keep or start I will root for 100%. Just "hit em hard" Raiders! Love ya Kirk Morrison! Knock the sh!# out of them.

6:49 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I’ve been e-surfing Lions’ media and found some to be fairly objective wrt to the Raiders and the upcoming game. Here’s one article.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070908/SPORTS08/709080333/1126

It’s tough to talk big when you were 3-13 or 2-14 the previous year.

IMO, the Lions have scary potential in their passing game, however, they must click because their offense is one-dimensional. The fact they will use 3 and 4 receiver sets may be a problem for the Raiders lack of depth at CB. Question is, does Ryan blitz often, or rely more on coverage? I say blitz! Don’t give Kitna time to setup and use his big receivers.

On the other side of the ball, the Lions have a solid interior D-line, but their overall D is suspect. If we play around their strength, i.e., with mostly short drops and well-executed zone-blocking, we should be able to move the ball and play to our new strength, i.e., ball-control.

Misc: Home field advantage Raiders (Lions play on turf at home and must play on grass plus a dirt infield thanks to the A’s). Lions have a solid PK. ST could be huge in this game... Higgins will break at least two this year, and Carr may be overdue as well.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Here's a gem from the Oakland Tribune:

RUSSELL DEAL COULD BE IMMINENT

"Raiders coach Lane Kiffin said he didn't have any updates on the situation. However, two people familiar with the process said everyone was optimistic that a deal
would be consummated by tonight. A deal is possible but not imminent, they added."

In other words, the deal "COULD" be imminent, but according to the main sources of the story, it's "NOT" imminent, yet they are still optimistic that a deal "WILL" be consummated tonight, which is a pretty good definition of imminent.

In other news, Russell could have been abducted by aliens, but the Air Force says he wasn't, although they did see him flying overhead in a saucer at the very same time sources said he was meeting with the Raiders.

9:16 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

RT....

No problem....it's one of ours from the "DarkDide".....it was just sen't as "JRus"s limo...."Sliver-n-Black" Flying Saucer with "Chubaca" (Gorillarilla) at he controls....

Now top that "Donko"s....all I see in "MuleHigh" is a Donkey Cart with an Ass pulling it....and the Supper Scopper folowing behind picking up Road Apples....I think they chew them because they can't afford tabaco....that how they get those Green Teeth....

Raiders 31....PussyCats 12.....

They get a safety to go along with the field goal and one "TD" early because someone was sleeping in the secondary....but from then on it's "ShutDown" time.....

Halftime score....

Raiders 17....PussyCats 7.....

PantyRaider.....Bring-it-On!!!!

10:02 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

RT, what does this all mean? Russell is not just freakish, he extraterrestrial too? The media’s meaningless Russell updates are starting to fall under “news you can’t use.”

Hey JaMarcus, just sign on the line and get paid!

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, I posted on the old Take for like 3 or 4 hours last night, not knowing there was another Take! I thought you all died!

Anyway, my prediction was for "Pain & suffering by the Lions". And I posted Rod Woodson's NFL Network prediction that the Raiders would be the only team to score more than the Colts this week, 41+ points.

I'm inclined to believe Rod is closer than most. I get the feeling this will be a high scoring TD fest. I don't respect the Lions' D, and we have a secondary that can be exploited by 3 wide & 4 wide by a guy like Martz who will get a few matchups. Huff will help, but our CB depth is a little scary after Nnam & Fabe. Luckily we won't see a lot of teams capable of doing this.

We need to get the run going early & often this week.

Psycho

11:31 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

The numbers 31-13 came to me in a vision. Too close to PantyRaider's prediction for it to be wrong.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...

AngelicRaider

My prediction is going to be:
Lions 17
Raiders 21

Man I love how optimistic we are before the first game, lets hope it lasts longer than last year. I say forget JRuss take the train back to Mobile and go pump some gas and then humble yourself and realize that your attitude is pathetic.

Go Raiders

12:17 PM  
Blogger Joseph said...

Angelic Raider

P.S. I think Al made McNown the starter just to mess with Adam Schefter

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detroit 28
Oakland 17



Looking forward to reading all of Raider fans excuses about blaming the refs and the schedule makers for their week 1 loss.

1:16 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Who let that stray cat in the door?

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bama7
Hey anon 1:16... we only bitch when the schedule makers give us someone tough in the opener. With the Lions we might as well have the Akron Zips coming in for a freebie. The Raiders don't lose to the Lions no matter how pathetic things have gotten for us.
The Lions will always be the Lions. A gimme on most teams schedule. If calvin Johnson couldn't do anything against Georgia last year, I doubt he'll do much against pro corners. Don't fret though, you always have next draft to pick up another WR in the 1st round.
Raiders 31
Lions 10

2:29 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Most likely it's a "Donko Mare"....ya know....they have "Nut Frys" in "MuleHigh"....so after next weeks game there will be "Donkey Nuts" all over the field and the fans can have a feist.....that "Donkey Mare" is just worried that they will also want to eat some "RockyMountain Clams" as well as "RockyMountain Oysters"....So sense she is about to loose her "Pussy" she just showed up one last time to Hoot-n-Hee! Haw! for the "Pusycats"....

PantyRaider....MuleAbuse!!!!

2:40 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

RT....

I sent you a Draft of an artical I was writting for week #2 that I was going to post here....but than I found a cool site where we can write Sports Articals that are open to the world....so I opened my spot in "HiperSpace"....

http://www.bleacherreport.com/articles/1970-NFL-NHL-St_Louis_Blues-Oakland_Raiders-_Visions_of_the_Dark_Side_a_Prelude_to_war-080907?just_published=1

There seems to be some good activity with Raider fans....here is the artical that led me to it...I found it in a search for info on "JRus"....

http://www.bleacherreport.com/articles/1907-NFL-Oakland_Raiders-Memo_to_JaMarcus_Russell_Grow_Up-030907#comments

Enjoy everyone....I am sure you will all come up with some ideas....

PantyRaider....PostenFun!!!

3:10 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Here is a very good post from Detroit....they are trying to be honest....

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070907/SPORTS01/70907047/0/SPORTS01

PantyRaider....VeryHopeful!!!

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bama 7


I love this quote from you

"we only bitch when the schedule makers give us someone tough in the opener"


There are 31 other teams in the NFL and you should act like a man and a real NFL fan when your lowly Raiders are scheduled to go up against any of them. Someone tough in the opener? Your the worst team in the league over the last 4 seasons, every single team you should consider tough for your home opener. When the Lions win tomorrow, I dont want to hear ref bitching or schedule whining. I want you to take your loss like a man.

Oh yeah, and I am far far from a Lions fan.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bama7
Hey anon... you're still the Lions and you cannot beat us. I'm sorry but you suck and have sucked since Alex karris was there. It has been a long awful road for your team.
finis

5:35 PM  
Blogger Doobie said...

I'm still waiting for a Raider fan to step up and make a prediction for a Raider loss tomorrow ("anonymous" doesn't count).

Anyone? Anyone? Everyone's got their mints firmly stashed in their mouths? :)

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How 'bout Newberry winning the starting job, huh??

Lions Suck!

Psycho

7:26 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

8:30pm....no signs of "JRus".....now this guy is begaining to totally annoy me and I am going to hate his big ass.............Well a least until he throws his first "TD" pass.....

We can win with McCown and we can go a long way with Culpepper for the next 2-4 years.....but "JRus" is still the future of our team and we need him to sign....so what is a fan to do.....

Well....now that we know the agents are from Scotsdale AZ.....how about maken a "RoadTrip".....kinda Pre-SB Trip....ya know...just to scope out the area....a little old fasioned Agent-Abuse could be a good thing....just to disrupt their "Protected-Zone"....and put the "Fear-o-da-DarkSide" in their hearts....

Did we release our 3rd rd pick to free up more rookey salery cap space so we could offer it to "JRus"....and if so....was it at the sugestion of his agents....and if so are they working for the Cards...."Suspicious-Minds"....that happened when I saw they were from Scotsdale....knowing that it was the Cards who claimed Moses off the wire...."Insider-Trading"....

PantyRaider....Whatever-Whatever....JustWinBaby!!!!

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Panty - This reminds me of that Sopranos episode where they had to rough up a jury member to get their friend off the hook.

I'm with you. Only a 3 hr drive to Phoenix from where I am.

Yeah it's freakin' 9:00 P.M. the night before the first game and I'm getting nervous. I know Al likes to work late, but this is not the night to do it!

Psycho

9:00 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Just for humor....the Donkey Fans are trying to compete with my sensless humor with some of their own....but as you know Donkies-n-Mules arn't very bright....so this one MuleHeaded Donkey comes up with this....

"I have seen these symptoms before
Posted: 4:35 pm, Sat Sep 08 Points:

PantyRaider,

I think I know what is wrong with you. I was just thumbing through the DSM-IV (you will have to google that) and I found your illness:
Necrofootballia - the love of dead football teams is often seen by a uncontrollable desire to wear women's under garments. These symptoms are quickly followed by a complete loss of mental functioning there is no cure."

My Reply.....

Posted: 10:04 pm, Sat Sep 08 Points: 0

No Doubt!!!!....I am sure you have....no one else would be so fimiliar with the symptoms....but please....don't write in reply to me while looking at yourself in the mirro....you are a very sick puppy...I mean Donkey....just get a grip you "ChickenChoaker"....or would that be a DonkeyDong Choaker"....well I don't know and I really don't want to know....so please just try your hardest to keep the sexual secrets to yourself....don't go fishing for a "Hee-Hah-Buddy"...."Stop preverting the HyperSpace"....go make love to a Buffalo....

I think that gay drinks too much "ColoradoKoolaid"....ya know the type...first a "MuleHeaded" Klidsdale drinks Bud and then he urinates your favorite soda....only in "MuleHigh".....

PantyRaider....Donkey-Luv-Rejection!!!!

Here is the thred if you want to watch the fun at the DenverPost:

http://neighbors.denverpost.com/viewtopic.php?t=6828202&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

PantyRaider....PregameFun!!!!

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detroit Lions-28,
choketown faglers-3
"nancytake" you and your faida fanatics like "pantycan'tspeller" and "bland-foo-crocked", "newporkfaida", "smellicowhack", etc., etc. ALL will be crying in their collective near beer by halftime yellin' at the kids, slappin' their FAT UGLY wives, and getting the cops called on themselves for disturbing normal people because of their typical thug, gangsta, lowlife, ex-con behavior. Just enjoy baby, keep defending the "notion" LOSERS! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, I'll be watching (what a treat, since the LOSER big al (MR.) davis had to force the NFL to allow an extension of the time limit to sell more tix, the faidas snuck one by again!, watch and you'll ALL se alot of empty seats) the faglers LOSE AGAIN! Go faglers...0-16.

9:18 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Did that piece of Crap say "Normal People"...."Holly Crap Batman"....I'm outa this world if that freak is what's called "NormalPeople"....where....in a freaken "MonkeyCage".....

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

News Flash !!!!! "j-rust" Slaps big al (MR.) davis in the face and turns down the offer that the "genius" makes him. You ALL know that the ol" skinflint big al will blow the deal, Jamarcus Russell will be the big winner in the long run playing for a REAL team with REAL potential to go to the playoffs. I take my 49er/Patriots hat off to mr. Jamarcus Russell, for not signing with the ABSOLUTE WORST "team" ever to play in the NFL. The choketown faglers will go down in history as the worst sport franchise EVER thanks to your beloved big al (MR.) davis. Just lose baby, defend the "notion" 0-16.

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello mistore "pantysmeller", it isa reel onher 2 post dyrectally to u wile u r on the insternet, yo ar won ov mi gratest herohs evar, yoo ar an reel jeanious, you embodee awl that the fagler notion stans fur. You make ALL faida fanatics proud to be part of the thug gansta lowlife ex-con (and current con) group of LOSER MAROONS! The Detroit Lions WILL kick the faglers' asses putting them on the start of a 0-16 season (another faida first) It was a pleshur being abol 2 convurse with such a jeanious lik u.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 9:18
That was a pretty lame ass 'Hater Post', you gotta' do better than that.

Come back Sunday night or Monday and "talk", if you can manage to string together anything that resembles an intelligent sentence or two. Just a bunch of typical stereotypes of Raider fans, as usual.

Have fun on your way to your 7th straight '10 loss or more' season, we'll be glad to contribute!

Psycho

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did someone fart? Oh no it was just "cycochicken" making a "lame ass" remark to a SUPERIOR intellect, I am so far beyond what you sub-moron faida fanatics are capable of that you must rely on threat, gangsta mentality to respond to anything that doesn't toe the LAME faida "notion" line and big al (MR.) davis' dick-tated propaganda. Detroit 28 faglers 3. On their way to another grate year!!!!!! 0-16, Ha ha ha ha ha "cycochicken" ques que se!!! run run run away....Just defend your "notion" baby.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey check this out.

http://www.detroitlions.com/section_display.cfm?section_id=8&top=1&level=3

It's the Lions "history" section on their official website. They have 7, count 'em 7 #20 jerseys displayed at the top. Does their history not go any further than Barry Sanders? Barry was great and all, but that is just pathetic, that they couldn't come up with at least one other guy to show on their "History" page.

I normally wouldn't point out something so pathetic and just let my team do the talking But this simplistic, frost-bitten A-hole came in here trying to talk like he has something to back it up with.

News falsh A-hole, BARRY DIDN'T WANT TO PLAY FOR YOU! He had plenty of years left and was willing to put in the work. Just not for you! Look at you now, you have NOTHING!

Psycho

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

73 years of "football" and nothing to show for it. You're going to get your asses kicked beginning at 1:00 PCT Sunday. You'll never be heard from again, because you wouldn't be able to show your face around here again.

Why are we able to get Mike Williams & McCown playing at a respectable level and YOU couldn't?!? Your franchise sucks...

Psycho

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been 11 years since you've had a shutout. It was against TB in '96 when they were still the worst team in the NFL. Of coarse, when Dungy turned that around I guess that burden fell on you guys. Irony is sweet sometimes.

Psycho

10:39 PM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

ALLRIIIGGGHHHT! from everyone's fav - nancy dike gay
Lions at Raiders, 1:15 p.m. Sunday {KTVU}

Wouldn't this game be more interesting if Raiders' top pick, quarterback JaMarcus Russell, and the Lions' No. 1 pick, wide receiver Calvin Johnson, were more of a factor? As of this writing, Russell is unsigned; Johnson is a backup to Mike Furrey. Still, Raiders rookie coach Lane Kiffin makes his debut.LIONS

INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! isn't she the one who's recorder al turned off in the press conference earlier this year? he should have shoved that recorder in a place the sun don't shine. and i'm not talkin' about her ass!

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last playoff win: 1992

I can keep going...

Psycho

10:41 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"Dorko" is a "Donko" fan....it comes in some times as a Patzy and now as a Lyon....but it's just a Donkey wishin it was hung like a horse....it's probly the one from Mexico that was used for the "TJ Show"....just a Dwarf that was small enough for an old Prostitutey...I hear that when they retired it they sent it for a SexChange....as in sexlassassass like a Mule....

Go kiss a Buffalo "FruitLips"...

10:51 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Scorpio:

Some strange woman like abuse....so she might enjoy it...maybe that's why she keeps writting such stupidity....trying to provoke an attack....something she can get off on when that recorder hits the G-Spot.....

Just like that "Donko" TalleyWacker....trying to find some luv....so confused it mistakes abuse for it....poor lonely souls....

PantyRaider....NoPitty!!!!

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That makes sense. I guess if I were a pathetic Donk fan I'd try to play it off like I were a Lions fan too. Although, there are much better options out there, even if the Lions are a small step up.

Psycho

10:59 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

one hour to Midnight and no sign of "JRus"....any chance they sign him and make the announcement tomorrow durring the game....that would be Al like in every way....just something to pump up the fans durring the game and put all the focus on the Raiders this Sunday....nothing like getting free national attention....

PantyRaider....Please-Please-Please just let it be so!!!!

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"pantysmella" Is a GENIUS I rest my case, just read his last posts, this is an example of true faida pride, kinda like the gay pride that the faidas are all so respectful and proud of. I think big al (MR.) davis is a gay caballero, he looks soooooo good in that cheap 70's white poly-acrylic faida warmup leisure suit.
You LOSE MORONS have ZIP, NADA, ZILCH, you got a professional LOSER "team" that WILL be the laughing stalk of the NFL AGAIN! Keep defending the "nashun" "pantyslurper".

11:22 PM  
Blogger RaiderMike said...

I can definitely see the Raiders being this years N.O. Saints. No one had the guts to predict that turn around last year and no one is gonna go there for the Raiders this year. I see somewhere between 7 and 10 wins this year and alot of people snacking on alot of crow.

4:52 AM  
Anonymous H said...

Hey, anonymous. You keep saying 0-16. You've posted it multiple times. You claim to be a superior intellect and are right 95% of the time. Ok, just how much are you willing to wager on your childish idiotic statement.

If your clairvoyance (big word there, you might need your dictionary, if you own one that is) is so clear you must be breaking the bank of the Las Vegas bookies.

Well, do you have the testicular fortitude to back it up?

This jealousy of yours is getting old and you hide behind your anonymous tag like the coward you are. This is the second time I've challenged you to step to the plate (see Women's underwear Nancy Gay impersonator post) and you have yet to answer.

You have until 3:45 PM eastern time, 2:45 PM central time, 1:45 PM mountain time and 12:45 PM Pacific. If you know enough about geography to figure out which time zone you live in I’ve done the math for you. I don’t want you to get a headache trying to do the calculations. None of this mid game posting dimwitted individuals like you are apt to do.

I'm waiting

H

5:07 AM  
Anonymous H said...

RaiderMike,

I see that as a distinct possibility. But, I will just enjoy it one victory at a time.

I'm drinking my morning coffee right now watching my Autumn Wind video. What I love about it is it's all defense. That hit Jack Tauum put on Earl Campbell is just classic.

Get so loud I can here you all the way to Atlanta with the TV muted.

For those who didn't see my previous post, please dedicate your first beer to a Raider Fan friend of my who recently passed away. His name is Lloyd.

Oh hell, dedicate it to all Raider Fans who are no longer with us.

H

5:20 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

No Russell? Oh well. On with the show! It's GAMEDAY! We've only waited a whole freakin year for this!

A thought occurs to me that both McCown AND Williams made the roster... pretty good value for a 4th round pick! And both may have a chance at redemption today. I'm in!

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be back later tonight celebrating my team's victory over the Jets. The quest for our fourth Lombardi in seven years begins today.

After Detroit wins in Oakland, I dont want to read about you guys blaming the refs, or Roger Goodell, or the NFL schedule makers. I want you to take your losses like men. I want you to admit that you were beaten by a better team. And I want you to look at your record for the past 4+ years and realize, "wow, my team is 15-50 since Tampa blew us out in the Super Bowl."

haha in all seriousness though, my cousin and his friends are huge Raider fans and we are heading out to a sports bar to watch the Patriots/Jets at 1pm and the Raiders/Lions at 4:15.......I will be back later tonight with my analysis on your game with the Lions


PatriotsDynasty4Ever!!!!!!!!

7:58 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

PFT reported:

“Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that several veteran NFL players, including some Raiders, have told quarterback JaMarcus Russell that he will lose respect in the locker room if he caves to the contract demands of owner Al Davis.”

What a boob! How badly out of context do you think that BS has been taken. Rumor is that talks are suspended until Monday... for obvious reasons. Go Raiders!!

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo "ho", who do you think you are trying to banter with a SUPERIOR? I know more about football than you could ever hope to understand! I made several thousand last year betting faida fanatics like you....you MORON because they bet with their thug, gangsta, lowlife ex-con/current-con mentalites instead of using what little grey matter they do have! I look forward to making another few thousands this season thanks to the likes of you MAROONS! Thank you "genius" big al (MR.) davis, you have made my football seasons very joyful and profitable. Go ahaead "ho" put you moola where your boola is.....Just kiss my arse baby, keep defending the "notion".....buy your "no faida haters" pee-shirts here from "nancytake" 0-16 here you go faglers.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW hey LOSER faida fanatics, "howie zowie long" just picked the DETROIT LIONS to BEAT the faidas on Fox NFL Sunday! What a cut on your beloved fagler! An ex faida picking against the faglers! Wow......what an insult, what a slap in big al's face! That is realy something! An old faida picking with his brain instead of with his faida fanatic mentality. My 49er/ Patriot hat is off to Mr. Howie Long for making the correct call! Go Lions!!!!!

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy Moss just scored his first TD as a New England Patriot.....He Looked great on the receiving end of a LONNNNNGGGGG DEEEEEEEEEPPPPP pass from MR. TOM BRADY! I know you faida fanatics join me in congratulating Randy Moss in his new start with a legitimate perennial post season participant! Detroit is poised to KICK THE faidas' ASS!.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous H said...

I think old anonymous needs a life. Twenty minutes to go on my chalenge and so far zero. I guess you couldn't figure out what time zone you live in.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous H said...

Ok anonymous, times up. Since you wouldn't accept my challenge I officially declare you and your 95% accuracy null and void. You have shown that you don't have the guts to back up what you say.

I'm going to turn on the TV now and enjoy the game. By the way the KC lost. What was your prediction?

H

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "ho" how you likin' your # 1 pass defense now? Looks like Kitna could pass on any one of your fagler db's Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.....What a joke, faglers SUCK. kc WILL STILL KICK THE faglers asses. 0-16 coming to a murder capital near you soon.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "pantysmella" was that you in the black-bung-hole"? yellin' and slobberin' all over everyone within 5 feet of you? You look like one of those fat ugly faida fanatic wives! How about my Detroit Lions eh? Kickn' ass and taken' no prisoers! 14-0 in the first half!!!! Go faglers.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, who was the clown that was saying playing the Detroit Lions in the home opener was like playing the Akron Zips? haha Maybe it is the Oakland Raiders that are the NFL's version of the Akron Zips! haha


by the way, my Patriots prevailed 38-14. Thanks for giving us Randy Moss for a fourth round pick. It is going to be sweet winning our fourth Lombardi in seven seasons!!! ;)

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"miss kiffy" looks like the little kid that he is, like I said hire a boy to do a man's job....Looks like the "genius" big al (MR.) davis got imself a real NO HIT WONDER! "miss kiffy" just might be the first youngest head coach to lose 16 games and be dumped by the "genius". I also see the old faida o-line from last year "roberta galleria" is starting to show his immaturity. You DOOFUS' are dreamin' if you think "j-rust" wants in with a "team" of losers like these butt pirates. Nice running by "lamont sanford" and "huggycub" Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, what a laugher. You guys SUCK from the top down!

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Oakland Zips!!! hahahahaha

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what was it Raider fans? Did the refs screw you? Or was it the NFL that scheduled the big bad Lions for your home opener, did they screw you? How about Roger Goodell, did he screw you? Maybe the FOX TV announcers screwed you! hahaha you guys suck. You are the new Lions and Bengals of the 90's! Suck suck suck


PatriotsDynasty4LIFE!!!!

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

faidas finally got the refs to overlook all the pass interference, holding, and just plain DIRTY play by the faida "d", no matter, the LIONS are still kickin' the faidas' asses. "mis kiff" loses number one!

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK faida fanatics, it's time to start fighting and leaveing the stadium in a drunken fury, go ahead slap the fat ugly wife (in front of the children so that tey can grow up to be good tough lowlife thug gangsta faida fanatics too) flip everybody off, yell at anyone who isn't a die hard faida fanatic and fall asleep in the slammer or in some gutter in downtown chokeland. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, FAGLERS SUCK! First loss of 16....and counting!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am highly disappointed right now. Where are all the Raider fans at??? Where are the ones that predicted an easy win over the Lions? Where are they? I thought playing the Lions was like playing the Akron Zips in your home opener!! hahahaha

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey Raider fans, congratulations, your team has now lost 50 of 65 games since losing the Super Bowl in 2003! lol take a bow Raider faithful! hahahahaha

4:53 PM  
Blogger TheFreakingPope said...

Still hiding behind the anon, eh? Interesting.

I never thought I'd be the first to post, but I imagine that RT and Cousin of RT are still intransit.

It was the full range of emotion today, boyos! The whole toots. Disbelief. Frustration. Excitement. Hope. Belief. Tragedy. God, I love Raiders Football!

All in all, I am encouraged by what I saw on the offensive side of the ball. We have the building blocks. McCown went 30/40, 313 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT. He led our new offense to outscore last years second half numbers in a single game!

I never thought that it would be our defense who would let us down.

We love ya Kiff. Keep your chin up Raider nation. Bring me the Broncos!

Go Raiders!

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want the guy that said that getting the Lions in the home opener was like getting the Akron Zips in the home opener. Where is that guy at? Hey Raider fans, maybe your team is the new Lions. That thought ever occur to you? That Akron Zip comment probably jinxed your team to a loss.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Go ahead all you anonymous posters, yuk it up. The Lions beat the Raiders. This is clearly a rebuilding season for the Raiders. The Raiders have a LONG ways to go to earn respectability. I'm fine with that. 1 game does not make a season.

In the final analysis, the Lions 3rd & 4th WRs beat our nickel and dime corners for HUGE plays. Johnson & McDonald were the difference makers. No excuses. The Raiders D did not play as well as adverstised. The Raiders offense turned the ball over too many times. The Raiders special teams laid an egg. Strike 1,2,3.

For all the spineless anonymous posters just remember 1 thing ... the Raiders will rise again. The Raider fans aren't hiding behind a rock or crawling into a hole. As passionate, loyal fans we will be with our team through thick & thin. Deal with it.

Put Culpepper behind center next week and get Russell signed this week and our short and long term future is secured. Even after this tough loss I see a very BRIGHT future for the Silver & Black. Hope is a good thing and that is one thing you can NEVER take away from a true, die hard Raider.

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIDERS!

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"nancy take" What happened to the powerful NEW "miss kiffy" ERA faidas? Are you gonna come out and point out a bunch of pluses from this latest faida debacle? I see that all of the afc west won except for the Chiefs and the faglers. I missed that Chiefs game but I will still pick them to beat the lowly faidas twice again this year!!!!! Did you se that Randy Moss had a great day receiving with the N.E. Patriots? How about big Norv and the San Diego Chargers beating a REAL team? The Denver Broncos managed to pull out a W even when they played very casually. The faida db's got away with an awful lot of holding, interfering, and pretty much got their lunches ate by the BIG POWERFUL DETROIT recieving core. Old "lamaont sanford" sure knows how to pass block, and "roberta galleria" did a fine job of only screwing up marginally. Looks like that football was a little slippery for "mcclown" . Sadly the best O-lineman you lowlifes have went out early with a chronic knee injury, looks like you'll be stuck with "jakey the flakey grove" ha ha ha ha ha good luck faidas!! 0 and 1 with 15 more to go, Who's up next to Bi-atch slap the faidas?

5:12 PM  
Blogger RaiderRealist said...

Fellow Raider Fans:

Analysis of Game One, what are your thoughts?

1. The first half reminded me too much of last season, and I don't care where we drafted him, Janikowski's time has passed. Those three whiffs killed us.

2. The line is definitely improved on the run, but McCown had to get on his horse far too often.

3. Gallery = yards lost to penalties. That late hit on the pile was just plain stupid.

4. For those still wondering, Ronald Curry is our #1 receiver. As far as the rest are concerned, I'm still seeing to many drops. Porter had 2 rec for 26 yards, that's got to improve.

5. Jordan had 70yds rush on 15 carries, 4.7 avg. He had 9 rec for 89yds, second only to Curry. Other than better pass blocking, what more can we ask?

6. Football 101- whoever the heck that was that tried to run with the ball instead of just falling on it(the McCown fumble) needs a good stern tongue lashing.

7. We'd better hurry up and get our stuff together because next week is Denver and they won on the road 15-14. So much for their piss poor defense. They allowed 139 yds to Henry, but they shut down the Buffalo passing game. Lee Evans had only 2 rec for 5yds.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good points:
curry had a great game.
crickets.....

bad points:
the defense sucked today.
losing newberry was a sign of things to come.
janikowski REALLY STUNK TODAY! i hope you janikowski fans are satisfied. your boy left 9 points on the field that we could have used.

if we can't beat the freakin' lions, and here comes denver next week, we're in deep shit!

get culpepper in there!

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well we have now lost 10 games in a row, is that a new Raiders record?

5:41 PM  
Blogger TheFreakingPope said...

Good points all.

For the record, I don't think Culpepper would have played better than Josh today. Josh proved himself, in my humble opinion.

I love SeaBass, but he killed us today. Next week I'll dust off the jersey and wear it again, but today he hurt us badly.

5:42 PM  
Blogger StickUm25 said...

That was ugly. McCown showed both sides of his scouting report - good mobility but poor arm strength. The throws on those out patterns were pretty weak. I think we need to go with Culpepper, whether he has the offense fully down pat or not.

The defense made some plays, but the problem remains the same - we can't get a 4 and out when we really need it. Had they been able to hold Detroit deep in their own territory it would have given them some momentum, and maybe we could have scored with a short field. Letting them go 90+ yards before getting the turnover was ridiculous.

Regardless, the offense looks legit, and it's a start on piecing the team back together. I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you losers have now lost 10 games in a row and 50 of your past 65. You are the new Bungles of the NFL. Enjoy!

5:53 PM  
Anonymous H said...

While I’m disappointed I’m not discouraged. But, then again I’m a glass half full kind of guy. The line played better than at any time last year. The play calling was much more imaginative than last year, and the defense played well in spots but not up to standards. This game was lost on turnovers. Turnovers on the wrong end of the field. They need to remember the John Madden rule on fumbles, “little guys pick it up, fat guys fall on it.”

However, Janakowski can’t kick off the dirt infield to save his life, two makeable field goals off the board. And it’s apparent McCowan to too mistake prone. He held the ball a little too long on several plays and his release is too slow to compensate for that habit. Culpepper has a quicker release and gets the ball to the receivers quicker. Plus when he takes off I think he’s actually faster.

The running game has flashes, but needs a hell of a lot more work. We had most of our success going outside the tackles.

Curry had a great game, and Zach Miller did OK for a rookie in his first game and needs even more opportunities on first and second down.

It’s a work in progress, but compared to last year I was very encouraged, despite the naysayers. But hey, my glass is still half full.

That’s my first impression

H
While I’m disappointed I’m not discouraged. But, then again I’m a glass half full kind of guy. The line played better than at any time last year. The play calling was much more imaginative than last year, and the defense played well but not up to standards. This game was lost on turnovers. Turnovers on the wrong end of the field.

However, Janakowski can’t kick off the dirt infield to save his life and it’s apparent McCowan to too mistake prone. He held the ball a little too long on several plays and his release is too slow to compensate for that habit. Culpepper has a quicker release and gets the ball to the receivers quicker.

The running game has flashes, but needs a hell of a lot more work.

Curry had a great game, and Zach Miller did OK for a rookie in his first game.

It’s a work in progress, but compared to last year I was very encouraged, despite the naysayers.

That’s my first impression

H

6:48 PM  
Anonymous H said...

Sorry about the duplicate stuff. I did a cut and past that didn't work out too will. Must have been the third beer.

H

6:50 PM  
Blogger TheFreakingPope said...

Agreed. My glass is half full.

Can I trouble someone to top this thing off?

7:27 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

SeaBass was not good today but the his "FG" attempts were 46yd...50yd...57yds....so some of that has to go to the "O" becouse they could not get the ball closer...and also there was a penalty on one that made it 5 yds deeper....so I won't put it all on SeaBass.....he also had a few "KO"s go thru the end zone and only one bad one that I saw....

"QB"....although McCown put up the #'s I do not feel comfortable with him in the game....the "O" sputtered far too often in the first half and than at the end it was McCown that gave it away...Int-n-Fumble....so he showed some flash but no consistancy.....I want Culpepper to start....I see the team chemestry change when he is in the game and that makes a differance when things are close....

The "DB"s were tested and failed....so now the qusetion is are the Lyons WR's that good or are the Raiders "DB"s that bad....there was too much seperation....they did not play tight....that needs to change....

For the most part we should all be happy to see a much better "O" on the field than what we saw last year....but that does not change the emotional let down from this loss....we all no doubt feel very discouraged but we also have alot to look forward to this season...

Jolts......1-0
Donko's....1-0
OakTown....0-1
Squaws.....0-1

That's not the start we wanted but the Jolts-n-Donko's did not look very good in their wins....I watched all those games...so lets see how things look next week before we start to cry.....

The Zebras called a fair game....

PantyRaider....Sadness-with-Hope!!!!

7:43 PM  
Anonymous memdf said...

I had a domestic violence offender call me at my station and ask why I sent a warrant to another agency to have him locked up. He asked me if I was afraid to do it myself. I told him that he was pretty tough over the phone. If he wanted to come and meet me and kick my ass I would quash the warrant. Guess what....

Annoyingymous -
I will be in Oakland for the bears game. Care to meet me? If you ever come to Chicago I will also make myself available.

8:11 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

We just didn’t match up well against their 3-4 WR sets. Deep down, we all had to suspect that was going to be a problem.

Kiffin’s playcalling was refreshing. McCown had is moments, but started slow and ended with a bust.

Game balls go to Morrison, Sapp, Clemens (for making me believe there is a valid reason Moses was cut), Washington, Rout, Jordan (24 touches) and Curry. I’ll defer finger-pointing for now, except my toilet-bowl award goes to Seabass... another fine outing. Long attempts or not, those balls were sailing in every direction but straight.

As crazy as it sounds, Denver will not have the fire-power the Lions showed. I think we go into Denver more pumped up than ever, and Culpepper shows us what veteran savvy really means... please tell me McCown is done.

BTW, who opened the floodgates to spineless anons? I think their mommies are calling them to go to bed.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were all pumped up for this game and by many accounts there were some good moments and some bad moments.

I liked some of the plays on offense. The Off. held its ground for awhile, only to break down in the 2 & 4 qts. The play calling was acceptable, but we lacked the run at crucial moments of the game and passed on downs that could have been better if Josh didn't wait to see his targets. There were times that Porter and Miller were open but Josh forced it into coverage or ran with it. Curry was on fire. Glad to see him back. Miller looked good. Thank God, Jordan got his butt moving.

I was really disappointed with our defense. While our front 4 did some good things, our secondary just suck butt today. Now mind you the Loins have had 1 full year under Martz' leadership. So they were bound to do some good things. But we just failed to tackle at times, had blown coverages and lost our speed getting to the ball.

Sp Teams, was not even a factor in the game. I am the first one to say this for the season. Jano will be gone by the end of the season. That guy couldn't kick a field gold to save his life. We lost 9 pts behind his Polish leg. Now that may have not been enough to put the Loins away. But it would have given Kiffin some positives to take into practice this week and make it work on for the rest of the season. Sp. Teams is very cruical in this league. It makes or breaks games.

Over all, I liked what Kiff and company did today. Its only one game. There were a lot of cob webs and that sort of stuff. But atleast we can keep building on it.

GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got your "tough" faida ass KICKED and then you tore up the warrent, I'll meet you at the faida game against Chicago that way we can both watch the faidas get their asses kicked, how about that "tough" guy? Then I'll meet you in Chicago to help you watch the bears get their ases kicked by who-ever.....You sound like a very "tough" faida fanatic! But then all of you "tough" faida fanatics sound "tough" when you're slapping women or kids ! 0-16, keep defending the "notion"

8:47 PM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

Panty,

Cannot make excuses for fat/drunk Jano's poor performance.
He is a #1 draft pick. 46 yards is too long for him ???

Nyraider,

Cannot give a game ball to Jordan. He ran the ball ok, and caught some screens, but his bad blocking is going to get our Qb's killed.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

from anon @ 8:41:
We lost 9 pts behind his Polish leg.

looks like he was kicking with his 3rd leg!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous H said...

Denver did not look all that great in the red zone. Even Elam missed two field goals that were shorter than Janikowski's.

KC absolutely stunk. Norv didn't have SD looking very sharp against Da Bears.

Now, we won Time of Possession, had more first downs and a silghtly better third down efficiency.

The difference was where Detroit started their drives. Detroit started five or six drives on our side of the field. That's where the special teams breakdowns and the turnovers hurt.

Janikowski's misses on long field goals didn't help because when we stopped them we had bad field position.

Good news. In the red zone - three trips - three touchdowns.

The three best receivers (excluding Jordan) Curry, Miller and Masden. Miller did have a drop, but he was getting open and should have had a touchdown when McCowan didn't check down to him. We then had to try a field goal.

This is from memory. I will review the tape and get back to you.

H

4:52 AM  
Anonymous H said...

One more item on Janikowski.

He was much better under Gruden when they had him slow down his approach.

Can someone get this info to Kiffin?

H

4:54 AM  
Anonymous Holy Roller said...

Are you kidding me? Are you fucking kidding me!?!?!?! Losing to the Lions is completely unacceptable. Whose dumb ass idea was it to start McCown? Put Culpepper in the damn game and lets go! I'm sick of this team being terrible. We played good for about 12 minutes. That's not enough. You've got to play good for 60 minutes! Get your shit together!!!

5:29 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Raider00-
yeah, Jordan got freight-trained by Rogers on the play McCown fumbled, but the O-line let Rogers go right through.

Losing Newberry early in the game hurt both the run and pass.

6:03 AM  
Anonymous LK said...

A couple of takes--mostly positive:
1. I'm not piling on #11. he should have made one FG [the 46 yarder] anything else would have been a bonus and all his kickoffs but one went thru the endzone.
2. We were able to run the ball and we were able to throw. What I don't understand is we score three times in a row with McCown moving out of the pocket and then with the game on the line late all he does is straight drops. Thought the play calling the last two series was bad.
3. We got no QB pressure and Routt, Huff and Stu had awful games. Kitna consistently went to the slot guy, and there was no safety support on the last TD.
4. There were several bad QB exchanges. Despite the ones McCown fumbled, there were several near-misses.
5. Denver looked entirely beatable and they have one serious receiver [Walker] who Asomugha should handle. Not to make excuses, but a month from now the Lions will look pretty strong--their O will be tough to stop--they're better than most people think. If we stop the run next week, it's Raiders 24-20. You read it here first...

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NY - Yeah Rogers seems to have been their difference maker on D. Grove just wasn't strong enough to handle him.

We ran the ball good but we had to limit the caries because of that big bastard. We should be able to run on Denver pretty good. Except their D is used to seeing the zone scheme so we'll see.

The #1 thing we need to do better IMO is getting more pressure on the QB. Kitna was sacked almost as much as Walter last year and we barely got to him. They were constantly in 4WR to exploit our lack of CB depth, as expected, which should mean less pretection. We need to blitz more at times when the front 4 isn't getting pressure and we really need it. That's how they were able to convert so well, we're too conservative.

I'm still pretty confident that we can beat Denver though. For all their faults Sunday at least they showed heart and validated some things. As in scoring more than 10 points, not getting the QB killed, and showing a definite improvement in play calling & adjustments. The other good news is Denver can't beat us the way DET beat us. They won't go 4WR much, allowing us to run our base scheme with our best players. And their D-line doesn't even resemble the Lions'.

Psycho

6:53 AM  
Blogger Raider Nate 75 said...

I have a new post at:
http://raider-nate75.blogspot.com/

I'm pretty bent about yesterday. We should have a "w" under our columns. We gave that game to the Lions. For all those saying that we passed for 300+ yards, and we looked good offensively, and there were a lot of positives, blah-blah-blah....A loss is still a loss. We got beat. We got beat playing a prevent defense, and we turned the ball over. It was a shameful display of football, and a game we took too lightly. Quite frankly, I'm tired of it.

7:11 AM  
Blogger topher said...

espn= Russell has signed!

7:37 PM  

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