Sunday, October 19, 2008

First Quarter Take

Well, we're on pace for 28 penalties today, given that seven have been committed prior to the end of the first quarter. The red zone continues to be the dead zone, but clearly this is a winnable game if we establish some mental discipline. 

21 Comments:

Blogger Toni said...

RT, mindreader.

:-)

ugh!!! Another one, lining up in the neutral zone, just gave the Jets a firstdown.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous raiderhip said...

some unbelievably undisciplined penalties!!!!! Our defense didn't just lie down after that first drive, and are looking decent. We NEED to learn how to score TDs!!!!

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The call back on the TD was a typically conspiracy type call. The WR is 2 inches of the l.o.s. and ref throws a flag. What BS. Even the announcers were saying that formation is used all the time w/o any calls. Refs are in the tank boyz so we're gonna have to really pick it up in the 2nd half.
RaiderMike

2:38 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Yes. This is a winnable, but do the Raiders want to win it? So far, I would say no. Once again, the lack of effort to score to end a half is a complete mystery. Apparently, it wasn't just Kiffin.

The D has been aggressive, but can it last? Seems like the other team always makes halftime adjustments, and we don't, or can't.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fuck!

(sorry for the language, but no other quite describes how I'm feeling right now)

I agree with the announcer, sometimes I think the Raiders ARE snakebit.

Well here's hoping we win the coin flip.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF kinda of call was that Cable?

He just cost us the game. Man that was stupid.

Hall still sucks and the Knapp's play calling is horrible.

Mr. Duva

4:12 PM  
Blogger H said...

Ok it wasn't an Hallucination. It was the longest field goal for a win in overtime in NFL history.

Cable did what any coach would have done on the time out. But the defense came through. And so did Jano and Miller on that reception.

H

4:57 PM  
Blogger H said...

Decent half time adjustments to come out and get the touchdown. However, it needs to continue with more agression on offense like the defense played for 90% of the game.

H

5:00 PM  
Anonymous gary said...

IMO, the fourth down fake punt won the game. Awesome!

When is the last time we have seen gambles like this from the any Raider coach?

Cable needs to lose the first down Fargus into the gut for a token yard late in the games, but this could be a franchise changing win for the Raiders and this coaching staff!!

Lotsa fun!!

TWO GAMES OUT OF FIRST PLACE IN THE AFC WEST!!!

GO NE!!!

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We Rack-a-dis-a-prin!!!

Psycho

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Stuporburg said...

What a weird OT game that was!

For once, the Raiders did not try to beat themselves up (apart from loads of penalties in the 1st half). Instead, once they settled down, they played the game in a steady manner.

On the other side of the gridiron, it was a bit surprising to see the Jets having trouble with scoring even with Favre in the backfield.

Pretty lucky game for the Raiders: 1) The Jets cooperated by not scoring any better than the Raiders. (On the other hand, based on the Raiders' own weaknesses, opponents who can script high-scoring games = RaiderKiller.) 2) The Jets' ST was a non-factor. Not very helpful in getting an upper-hand in punt-rich OT games like this afternoon.

5:20 PM  
Blogger RaiderRealist said...

Didn't Cable see what happened when Arizona tried that last second TO last week? I hate when coaches get cute and try that stuff. I hope they make a rule change in the offseason and protect coaches from themselves.

5:27 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

If Ryan played that aggressive late in games against SD and Buffalo, we'd have 4 wins.

Inasmuch as the Raiders gave up big yardage on the ground, they game-planned to beat Favre, and it worked. Still, 250 yards rushing is disturbing.

5:30 PM  
Blogger RaiderRealist said...

In case you missed it here's the link to that article about rookie QBs:

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_10757409?source=most_viewed

I still don't like how they tried to rely on just a three point lead for the win, but a "W" is a "W". This one was a roller coaster but sure was sweet. It was also JRuss' best game yet. I am VERY hopeful for the future.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous gary said...

Also.. the D nearly decapitating Farve with their gimmick offense the first drive was a game changer also. Put them into a more passive offense.

The D didn't play great, but they are very close.

This team IS very close, especially with Jruss looking more comfortable in the pocket. I still want the dude to RUN FOR A FIRST DOWN when it is there.

Fun game!

5:55 PM  
Anonymous gary said...

>>>
Pretty lucky game for the Raiders:
>>>

Lucky in that we usually lose these games, but we did have a TD called back because Walker wasn't on the LOS, and Jani didn't follow through on a chip shot (for him) FG.

Combined with the weird as hell first half Raiders-not-knowing-where-the LOS-is penalties.. this should have been an easy win.

The team played well!!

Nice to see Jruss standing around waiting for receivers to come open. If the o-line can just remember the snap count...

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we have 2 in the win column... Now there are something's to work on with this win to help elevate us to a more sound and solid football team on the field.

1) Cable please don't another TO again for the rest of the season when were this close. Next time you'll be punished by being locked up in the Black Hole's dungeon. There were some conservative plays being called at times and not sticking to his guns when the pass was working when the run wasn't. Knapp could have called a better game plan, but it’s a work in progress.

2) JaMarcus looked great at times and then looked undecided at times. His timing and accuracy will need to be honed as the season develops (note that his foot work needs to compliment his hand & eye coordination for him to be more successful on this T/A and looking for players or deciding when is it the right time to run) and will have to work on this arm strength when delivering the ball. Now that being said, I do like what I see from this kid. Let's hope he grows evenly.

3) K. Harris killed us today. WTF was going on with him. ACCOUNTABLITY..... Is Cable's new catch phrase; it definitely needs to find its way into the line though. It was horrible how they played the in 1 QT. Cable needs to crack the whip on these guys. Grove was a monster today. Great Job!!!!!

4) Javon, nice to see you today.

5) Zack I love you man and keep up the good work brother, you're days are coming when you'll be mentioned in the same breath as...... well maybe I am speaking too soon.

6) The Defense looked good at times but man; they couldn't stop the run today for nothing. LB's played a good game. H.E. played well at safety. Hall, you made some good plays when they counted but you still got burned and Frave exposed you. You still suck in my book. Come on, for a guy to publicly said he wishes he could have gotten more money out of Al, WTF does that say to us the fans and players? He doesn't care about the game; the only thing he sees is money: Does Scholarship apply here?

7) I noticed Aso played off his guy in at least a dozen plays where he was 10 yds off his guy too. That's strange or did I watch a different game? Ryan what are you telling these guys?

8) Finally some blitzing schemes.

9) T. Scott is a beast. K. Edwards just doesn’t have it, like Burgess did when he came here. Let this kid play I think he could be complimentary to Burgess or Richardson.

10) Special Teams played a great game today.
Now let’s see what Cable and company can do next week with the Ravens.

Mr. Duva

6:41 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Tevor Scott didn't get to the QB with power. He put a couple nice moves on this man.

Sam Williams had his single-best play as a Raider, recovering the fumbled punt return. That still doesn't justify his scholarship.

Russell still having accuracy problems, often throwing behind receivers or too high.

Cable showed his lack of confidence in his young QB at the end of the 1st half. Imagine what Favre could have done with 40 seconds and 2 TOs.

Walker looked pumped today. Schilens was solid, and should continue to displace Curry.

Jano sets NFL record... for most FG attempts off the uprights.

Brett Favre showed why he was 4-0 against the Raiders with that miracle escape and pass out of the end zone that led to the tying FG.

The early stream of yellow flags was probably no more than overkill by the officials, although it became highly suspicious after about the 7th one.

Overall, a satisfying win.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After like, seven negative things, NYR sez this:


"Overall, a satisfying win."

Kinda funny!

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked what I saw, the team had a spark, they were enjoying themselves. Now, why hasn't there been more of the blitzing, like say against N.O.? Then today we blitz like maddogs. So hard to get a read on what motivates the gameplans. Russell needs to find out for himself what he is capable of, he can be good, he just needs to know it inside his own mind. Defense is MUCH BETTER when ATTACKING. Harris did the same routine in S.F., nothing new with his dumbass penalties. Special teams looked good, Lechler is a beast, one of the best EVER. Question is, what will the next gameplan be, sit back on defense? Seems to be the main concern at this point, Attack or Passive, we saw today what is needed.

JONES

10:09 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Anon 8:01 - identify yourself and be heard. I would be happy to go over the finer points with you.

9:45 AM  

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