Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dolphins Gameday Thread

What can I say? Our contention for the AFC West title increasingly hangs in the balance with each passing week. It's up to Gradkowski and Company to make something happen, and to put last week's debacle behind us. Go RAIDERS!

59 Comments:

Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders better wake up here...Now down 7-10...

1:26 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

The right side of our "OL" is terrible...Nowhere to run and no protection at all...

1:32 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

1st Quarter Stats:
..............Miami.....Raiders

First Downs.....7........1
Total Yards.....133......29
Passing Yards...100......37
Rushing Yards...33.......-8
Penalties (Yds).0(0).....1(5)
Turnovers.......0........0
Punts (AVG).....0(0).....2(38)
Time of Pos.....10:02....4:58

Sad performance so far....

1:40 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Alright Ford/"Ski"...Nice...

14-10...And our "D" finally woke up too!!!...

2:10 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Half Time Stats:

...............MIA........OAK
First Downs.....14.........4
Total Yards.....234........119
Passing Yards...174........113
Rushing Yards...60.........6
Penalties (Yds).2(10)......2(10)
Turnovers.......1..........2
Punts (AVG).....1(37)......2(38)
Time of Pos.....20:52......9:04

D. Bess 5/82yds....

Ya know it might help if the guy was covered...On several plays he's running free....I was just joking when I said don't worry...How the hell can we let an "UDFA" burn us like this....

PantyRaider...Cover That bastard!!!/_

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The qb discussion is moot.

Blue Monday

3:25 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Yes, the QB discussion does appear moot.

3:30 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

BlueMonday...

Like I said on the last thread we are void of talent at "QB"...

"JePurple" where are you!!!....

3:31 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Where the hell is "Ski" throwing that damn ball...Does he have any eyes at all...

"JustCrap" is a dead deer in headlights so "Ski" is the best option here but damn!!!...

THINK!!!...Just a little...PLEASE!!!...

3:35 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Meanwhile our rookie "CB" McFadden continues to get burned...Where is Routt...

Damn I can't believe I said that...

Where is Routt!!!....

3:36 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Well, some folks aren't going to like this, but while the QB discussion is moot, the WR one is not.

Look at Ford making big plays, often from imperfect throws, like that 44-yard TD grab.

That's the difference a high-performance receiver can make. Glad we finally have one.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Oops...Another big throw on McFadden.

3:41 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

4:00 min mark down by 9pts...

This sucks...We have had the ball for 16 mins in this damn game...Now that's how damn bad our "O" has performed....Meanwhile we give up 144yds on the ground...429yds total...

If we take out the "KR" for 7 we have only 10 pts generated by our "O"...3 of which came from the "ST"s....

Reasonably I don't believe a "PO" appearance is in our future this season...The table was set for us but we have failed to take it...

Sad but unfortunately the reality we now face...

Off-Season needs..."QB" #1...

Right Side "OL" #2...

"CB" #3....

"WR"...????

3:54 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

The QB position needs fixing, pronto.

Collins, Brooks, McCown, Culpepper, Russell, Campbell...Uggh.

3:58 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"D" is gassed and helpless...Now give up the long "TD" to Ricky Williams...

Well...It was a nice run but!!!...

2 game out of 1st...

Prolley also behind "SD" after tonight...

5 games left that now look tough...

Hope we can make 8-n-8 that others posted would make them happy...

Won't make me happy but that's life!!!!....

4:02 PM  
Blogger onandonandon said...

Whatever you think of Campbell, he would have completed several of the same passes Grad missed. It's not like Grad didn't have plenty of time to complete the ball today. That's the guy I remember with Tampa Bay: poor arm, mistimed throws and a stalled offense. And some of you thought this guy was exciting? Sheesh. Campbell played some damn good games this season, and he's the best we have right now. Until we get someone better, it's not a moot point. Campbell, when healthy, is by far the best QB we have on our roster. He'll win more games for us than Grad ever can. Shit, Grad is one of the worst QB's I've ever seen as disguising plays. No wonder the running game hasn't worked under him. Frustrating, but we're far from where we need to be as it is. I sure as hell lik the way we were playing when Hue and Campbell were working together. Time for Al to get rid of Cable. The guy doesn't have the intellectual capacity to be a head coach in this league. Al Davis: always slow to adjust. Time to wake up.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Arkansan Raider said...

Our offense stunk up the joint, but at least the refs sucked.

Glad to see at least one ref could live out his dream of blocking for a TD run in the NFL.

---Jeff

4:20 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

onandonandon....

Spike that damn crap...Cable isn't calling those damn plays...He is dealt the hand he has been given and has played it well considering...

As for "JustCrap" talk about being late to throw...He is the worst...And grosly off target too...


"RT"...

I will post it again..."QB" is a definite need as I listed the last 2 weeks...We don't have a 1st rd pick...We both agree now on Vick but I doubt we can get him away from Philly...So who else is there...

Vince Young....Look at Tenn without him...He has made it work and could make our "O" work also...

PantyRaider...Legitimate Future Considerations!!!/_

4:21 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"MuleHead"s almost made a comeback...But will go 3-n-8...

"KC"...7-n-4
Raiders 5-n-6
"SD" 5-n-6 if they lose or 6-n-4
Denver 3-n-8

We implode at the end it seams...

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sacrilege! Criticism of Gradkowski is a sin! Bruce Almightyy has been anointed by the followers of Saint Gruden as THE QB, there can be no discussion. Now for the restoration of your flagging faith Bruce's Boys are preparing a fresh batch of Bruce-aid. Drink ye all of it, and beg for forgiveness for even daring to question the greatness that is Bruce Almighty! Blessed be Bruce Almighty from whom our TDs flow!

4:30 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

No question Gradkowski was awful today.

IMO, if they are going to throw deep no matter who’s the QB, they would be better off playing Campbell. The Raiders simply don't know how to use their personnel.

Nevertheless, nothing in this game changes the fact that Campbell played horrific last week in the face of a strong pass rush.

Neither one of these guys is the answer.

And I wonder why is Boller a #3 on this team. Does Boller have a chance to supplant either of the other guys? If not, we should have kept Colt Brennan.

The Raiders simply have no options at QB, now or in the foreseeable future.

Ford’s play absolutely reaffirms that having a good WR(s) is critical. He stole another INT today, and went after that TD pass in a way that no other Raiders' WR would have.

If Ford's play doesn't prove it, then how about Bess? He burned Asomugha on more than one occassion.

The only play I saw DHB handle the ball he went wide on a reverse that looked to have an opening if he'd cut up the field sooner. The guy simply is not a player.

Anyone notice that Walter McFadden replaced Ware as the Nickel back? McFadden was burned time after time. Ware was inactive.

At the end of the day, the Raiders simply can't win unless they can run. This falls on the O-line and the playcalling. Both have to get better.

4:44 PM  
Blogger x said...

Who knew one of the keys to the game would be: Jeremy Ware - Inactive?

This team is baffling. To go from over 500 yards back to back to 180 and 260....and defense was pushed around again.

Where's that Bess guy from again? I hear his agent said the Raiders showed no interest in him. Too bad. While the JaMarcus experiment put the QB position on the Raiders back 5 years, the DHB pick appears to have done the same with the WR position. Well, at least they're not starting him anymore.

Very disappointing performance. And at home against a team missing their best offensive weapon. Not much to take out of this one except that Ford is a player.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

It's a damn shame that the Chiefs didn't copy our four year (or was it five, six, etc.) rebuilding plan.

After going 2-14 in 2008, they've already managed to win seven games in 2010 and are two victories ahead of us in the divisional title race.

5:56 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Re: "CB"...

I posted before that may be a need but didn't expect this...Where was Stanford Routt who had awakened early on in the season...How did we let a rookie 5-6th rd pick spoil what little was left of our hopes...Why was McFadden even on the field...I simply don't know...

Nmamdi gave up one catch to that "UDFA" "WR" for a minimal gain so can that damn crap...And it was the blitz that continually put our "DB"s in jeopardy...Not sure what the hell we were playing but it seemed like some sorta fucked-up loose coverage zone with 2 defenders and the rest on the rush...The pathetic part is the heat still didn't get there against a gutted "OL" playing injured...Just like last week...Our pass rush was very inconsistent even when we were blitzing like mad dogs...

That was one of the reasons our "D" failed to keep us in this game...The other was getting tired and gashed for huge rushing yardage and the score...Put that on the "O"...

Our miserable "O" was worse than pathetic...Let me count the 10 ways...

#1...No Run Blocking
Net Yards Rushing 16yds

#2...No Pass Protection

#3...Short Dieing Passes

#4...Passing To The "DB"s

#5...Horrendous Gameplan Against strong rush

#6...Third Down Efficiency 2/9 - 22%

#7...Fourth Down Efficiency 0/2 - 0%

#8...Red Zone Efficiency 0/1 - 0%

#9...Time of Possession 18:22

#10..Fumble + 2 Int's As "TO"s

As noted there one lone positive plus I will add 4 honorable mentions...

Ford..."KR" For "TD" + 4/108yds "TD"

Honorable mention:

Murphy 4/73yds
"D-mac" 7/63yds
"DeathRo" Int
3 Sacks 2 By "DB"s

The "Goats" of the game:

"Ski"
Walter McFadden
Marcel Reece
"OL"
Rush "D"

PantyRaider...Maybe We Make 8-n-8 And The "Criers Circle" Is Happy!!!/_

That's what you posted in the regaining of this season...You would be happy with 8-n-8...I'm the one who demanded 10-n-6 and play-off contention which appears out of reach at this point...

6:40 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"RT"...

Refresh me here...Did I miss something...

"Squaw"s:

"06" 9-n-7
"07" 4-n-12
"08" 2-n-14
"09" 4-n-12
"10" 7-n-4

Looks to me they are in their 5th season of rebuilding and it's paying off..."05" they were 10-n-6 and steadily declined sense until now...But of course you always see things threw your tinted lenses so it's understandable that you made this delusional statement...
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It's a damn shame that the Chiefs didn't copy our four year (or was it five, six, etc.) rebuilding plan.

After going 2-14 in 2008, they've already managed to win seven games in 2010 and are two victories ahead of us in the divisional title race.
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So now are you posting that nothing was done from "05" to "08" to improve that football team...It all started just the past 2 seasons???...

PantyRaider....How The Hell Did You Make That Conclusion!!!!/_

6:54 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

After two losing seasons, the Chiefs cleaned house and hired a new GM and head coach.

A year and a half later, that new regime has notched seven victories--a total we have yet to match in 7+ years.

Last week, you were twisting my arm to call Al Davis "owner of the year."

Well, what does that make the Hunt family?

Right now, we look weak at QB, weak at WR, weak at O-line, and really hit-and-miss on defense.

No bueno. After all of these years, still so much work to be done.

7:01 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

The "GM"-n-"HC" came in with new young talent already on the roster from the previous 3 drafts...Now where was the "House Cleaning"...Their roster???...Front Office???...Coaches????

"05" Draft

1st "LB" Derrick Johnson
3rd "P" Dustin Colquitt

"06" Draft

1st "DE" Tamba Hali
3rd "QB" Brodie Croyle

"07" Draft

1st "WR" Dwayne Bowe

"08" Draft

1st "DT" Glenn Dorsey
"OT" Branden Albert
2nd "CB" Brandon Flowers
3rd "RB" Jamaal Charles
"TE" Brad Cottam

Everyone still on their roster...

Look I'm not going to down talk what the "Squaw"s have done but put it in proper perspective...It didn't all happen sense the end of the "08" season and they were in no wheres near as bad of shape as we were in...Including the coaching carousel and all the rest of the ignorant crap that was the Raiders from "03" to "08"...Sense we have been in an extensive rebuilding phase that few teams go threw...Our roster has almost completely been overturned and the coaches as well...It's starting to pay off but we just aren't there yet and neither are the "Squaw"s...

PantyRaider...Knocking On The Door That's All!!!/_

8:03 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

The reality is that "SD" is now taking down Indy and will prolley still take the AFCW...5 games left...

"KC" 7-n-4 Den/SD/StL/Ten/Oak
"SD" 6-n-5 Oak/KC/SF/Cin/Den
Raiders 5-n-6 SD/Jac/Den/IND/KC
Denver 3-n-8 KC/AZ/Oak/Hou/SD

If I were to place a bet at this point I would take "SD"...SF-n-Cin on their schedule are very damn weak...

"KC" has StL-n-Ten which should both be a little tougher...

Meanwhile we will face Jac-n-IND who could both take us down...

Denver is out of it but face AZ-n-Hou who will kill them...

PantyRaider...Our Hopes Dwindle!!!/_

8:22 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

"Now where was the "House Cleaning"...Their roster???...Front Office???...Coaches????"

Yes. Their front office, coaches and roster. All of the above.

After hiring a GM and HC, they brought in a franchise QB and added players like Chris Chambers, Mike Vrabel, Thomas Jones, etc., while cutting veteran players like Donnie Edwards, Damon Huard, Patrick Surtain, etc. They have drafted well, including in the trenches, and added a star DB in Eric Berry.

Funny how the slightest recognition that the Chiefs might by on to something has drawn criticism from the minute they hired a GM, yet the Raiders don't seem to make measurable progress.

We still need a QB, C, RG, RT, WR, etc, and after the day Walter McFadden had, I can only imagine we'll be drafting more speedy CBs next April.

5:07 AM  
Anonymous gary said...

RT... simple solution:

Start wearing red and yellow.

7:57 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"NYR"...

Franchise "QB"!!!!...

He posted a "69" last season...He now has a "99" with the strong run in support...I would hardly call Matt Cassel a "FRANCHISE" "QB"...

Nice try but falls well short of the reality...Their roster was in NO way as depleted of talent and willingness to perform the way ours was...Now you are arguing against yourself if you attempt to deny that as a FACT!!!...

Culture...Right...It had to be removed before we could even play together like a half way normal football team again...That was a drastic undertaking NOT a simple replacement series...

We turned over 80-90% of our roster they did NOT!!!...

They did NOT rebuild that roster after the "08" season...They simply added to it while deleting a few like most NFL teams go threw...

They made a change in their front office at GM and he made changes at "HC" who than made changes in his staff which all appears to be paying off...They are simply knocking on the door NOT knocking the damn door down...Most likely they will fail and sit out with us while "SD" goes to the party again...

Similar to what the Jets did...Brought in Madden -n- a new "GM" and a new "HC" and they are almost knocking that damn door down but not yet...

Gary hit the nail on the head...

Go wear "Red-n-White" if the "Silver-n-Black" sickens you so damn bad...

PantyRaider...Compare Raiders To Raiders -n- We've Improved!!!/_

Remember: Your of the group posting satisfaction at 8-n-8 this season so you can't back off that now just because your appetite for "V"s got tickled a little...

Finish 3-n-2 and you have your damn 8-n-8....

10:36 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Nobody here is rooting for the Chiefs. It's simple observation; no more, no less.

It's often said the NFL is a copycat league. Teams copy business models and coaching systems in hopes of duplicating their success.

An appropriate thing for the Raiders (and we as fans) to do is to dissect every team in the league and discuss how each system may be exploited to some how help the Raiders.

Davis has always prided himself on being an innovator, not a follower. The problem is, there isn't much innovation in using the same system and coaching methods that date back to the 70's.

While fashion may be cyclical, the NFL doesn't seem to be. Another losing season should be a wakeup call... be will it?

10:39 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

PR - I haven't checked myself, but I read or heard Matt Cassel is one of the hottest QBs in the league right now. Better check your facts.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous gary said...

The biggest difference between KC and Oakland is at the QB position.

The biggest reason we don't have a QB is because the franchise QB we drafted liked purple-drank and the millionaire lifestyle more than working to be a QB.

So its not like Al didn't TRY to fix things... any team in the NFL that drafts a QB number one overall and he turns into a flop is going to have some work in front of them... SD had many seasons of failure recovering from Ryan Leaf.

As much as RT pounds his fists on the ground wanting a SB team YESTERDAY, he will either have to learn some patience or, like I said... become a fan of a different team.

JaMarcus Russell set this franchise back 3 years, not Al Davis.

BTW... there's an interesting conundrum right now for the Al-haters... Al's guy Campbell got benched for Gradkowski and he stunk too... so now who do they blame? Nobody (besides JC) likes Campbell... and you can't blame AL for playing him... so what to do now? Ohh... start looking at other franchises... and blaming Al for not being as good as they are.

Onandon indeed...

11:07 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

"Satisfied" with 8-8?

Nope, but I did expect nothing less than that.

Hopefully, the Raiders will win at least three out of their next five to reach that milestone.

Gary, you seem perplexed by the notion of holding a GM accountable for the quality (or lack thereof) of the talent he has assembled.

You also seem perplexed by the notion of Raiders fans being impatient for a winning team after 7+ years.

You also seem perplexed by the difference between TRYING and DOING. Everyone is trying. Not everyone is doing.

I cannot help you with these things.

11:24 AM

11:26 AM  
Anonymous JONES said...

Well, it was fun while it lasted, back to the same ole shit. Anyone with a brain knows that Campbell and Grad aren't top quality Qb's. Funny, now dingleberry is saying it's all Jemucas' fault...too funny.

These guys and their, circle of stupidity, one rule for them, can't reason with insanity, the "crew". They could spin, in their mind anyways, dog shit into wine.

Weren't some on here saying that the Qb is weak, Wr is weak and the O-line is weak at the BEGINNING of the season? Didn't some say that the Defense, if playing the same scheme, would not improve? Man, that's exactly what is going on AGAIN.

When will the freakin 'corner' END? Has anyone noticed the quality that KC hired for Assistant coaches? Weren't some saying that Hue has never been a successful OC? 2 weeks off and the team takes 10 steps BACKWARDS, WTF HAPPENED? Got to keep them fingers out of the pie.

JONES

11:30 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Gary...

Looking at other franchises is it...

1st at the "UDFA" "WR" from own back yard when we already had our small 5'10" Nick Miller so why would we have even gone there...So Miami found a gem that 32 teams overlooked during that draft...Now that's Al's fault...

Hell this seasons draft landed us Ford in the 4th and all I heard here was how we didn't need another speedy "WR"...Now they want to crown him poster-boy of "WR"s and say that's an example of what should have been done...

Well now how stupid is that...It's exactly what was done and done by Al Davis himself...Or are they now posting it wasn't an Al Davis pick...The "Fastest Player" in the freakin draft!!!...

Painted in a corner...It all comes back to bite them in the ass...

2nd they pick on the "QB"...Well...I was posting all along others were available but everyone was so sold on "JustCrap"s "Ski"....Right!!!...I wanted Colt Brennen to get his chance because none of the rest looked consistently serviceable...

But they didn't want "Vick" back when nor McNabb...But now Matt Cassel was a great find???...Yikes!!!...How the shit flows!!!...

They bashed my pimping of Plexico "GunMan" Burris...Randy "I'm Too Tired" Moss....Michael "The Dawg" Vick...Brandon "MuleHater" Marshall...Vince "Me Done" Young....But now they want a "Hat Trick" "WR"-n-"QB" to appear out of where exactly...

If they ain't got some baggage they ain't available...

PantyRaider...Them's That Have keep'th!!!/_

11:36 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Didn't some say that the Defense, if playing the same scheme, would not improve? Man, that's exactly what is going on AGAIN.
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What a gad damn stupid bitch that posts that crap after he posted that the blitzing was a new scheme...

Hay!!...Dumb Bitch!!...Didn't you see the freakin blitzing or did your mama send you back to bed too early...

"Dumb-n-Dumbest" all rolled into one...

11:44 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Re: "QB"....

Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is having an MRI today and fears bad news,

3rd Degree Separation last time and this could be worse after the 2nd injury...

So we are now stuck the rest of the season with "JustCrap" as our primary option...

Kile Boller was never very consistent in the past so have no idea what he brings to the table...

Solution: "Wild Cat"...

Both "D-Mac" -n- Bush were former "QB"s at a lower level and are healthy -n- prolley bring more to the table than "JustCrap" ever could....

That way we get them both on the field at the same time...Lined up side by side and the "D" dosn't know who get's the ball 1st and they can hand-off to each other while still having Reese in as another option...Ford/"DHB" both have good speed for the reverse....Maybe we get Chaz into the mix now too...

What innovation is all about...

Chaz....Zack.....C............."DHB
.........................Ford
...........Bush.."D-Mac"

..............OR:

Ford.........C........Zack...."DHB"

.........Bush.."D-Mac"
............Reece

PantyRaider....Where's "JePurple" When We Need'em!!!/_

12:02 PM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

It seems to me that 4 weeks ago, the Raiders did beat these mighty Chefs.

And 3 weeks ago, these mighty Chefs were giving uo 49 points to the Donks.

Yes, the Chefs have responded since, and the Raiders fizzled.

But the reason, I think, is the Raiders got away from what made them so successful during their 3 game win streak, Donks/SHawks/Chefs.

The Raiders need to use a spread offense, getting everyone involved early, and often.

Example, Marcel Reese. This guy was running in the open field against the Hawks, like Gale Sayers.

But where has he gone ? Why has he all but disappeared from the offense ?

And the running game. The Raiders are back to an old bad habit of, if the run is shut down early, give up.

They cannot do this. Again, Mcfadden, and Bush cannot be allowed to disappear from the 0.

Raiders have to keep at it, and the holes will eventually open for runners to exploit.

Say what you want, but the Raiders, IMO, are clearly better then Miami.

Unfortunately, they've retreated into becoming their own worst enemy again.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Raider Nate 75 said...

I'm not writing off the season yet. I'm hopeful that we can let Campbell back in, and if he doesn't produce, put in Boller.

Just to add fuel to the fire, we don't have a 1st Round pick this year. So do we use the money that would be used on a 1st Rounder, on a proven QB like Vince Young?
I say yes, bring in Vince Young, because he will not re-sign with the Titans after this season.

2:01 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Young has a problem getting along with his coach and he doesn't put in the time to learn the most important position on the team. He's been labeled a 9-to-5er.

These are not attributes of a winner, and certainly not worth throwing away another bundle of money.

That said, he was thought to be a favorite of Al Davis before he was drafted.

2:53 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

J-Mac putting a little anger in his post-game summary.

http://tinyurl.com/26e6sz9

3:54 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

RaiderNate75...

YES!!!...Vince Young would be a good solution to our problems at "QB"...

Can you just imagine for a moment this "Wild Cat" formation...

Murphy........C......Zack....."DHB"
..........................Ford"
........"D-Mac".Vince

Or Vick instead...

Now for the ultimate "Wild Cat" I would have Vick/Vince behind "C"...

WoW!...Would that ever throw them a curve...But that's just too much dreaming to be real...

Vince or Vick would be perfectly suited for our run oriented "O" and both have good arms to get the ball down field...


Raider00...

I'm trying but it's difficult to keep faith starring at "JustCrap"s dumb looks -w- a hot "SD" in our face...We did it before yes but now we be fading and they be hot...

Marcel Reece turned "Goat" this week...1st he had the pick right in front of him and never tried to break it up or tackle the bastard...Than he dropped the ball with the 1st hit going into the line...Also if his blocking was picking up the blitz I surely didn't see it...

In the winning weeks there was always a player to step up and do something spectacular...The last 2 weeks we have had someone step down and do us under...

Against Pitts it was "JustCrap"/Zack/Murphy -n- our poor pass rush -n- run "D"...

Against Miami it was "Ski"/Reece/Walter Mcfadden -n- our rush "D" and entire "OL"...Especially on the right side...Little Jacoby Ford could not overcome the defiance in support...

I didn't put "D-Mac" in there because nothing was open for a running lane...He was hit deep in the backfield so could never get it going...But he did make plays in the passing game the few times the "Q" had his eyes open...

This week will someone step up our will we just step down again and walk out with our shoulders hunched and heads down...

PantyRaider....That's An Ugly Thing To See!!!/_

4:10 PM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

PR,

Mcfadden had 18 total carries in past 2 games. That is not going to cut it.

The Raiders have to keep giving Mcfad, & Bush, the ball. They cannot abandon the running game just because it doesn't work in the first quarter, or half.

Marcel Reece is a young player. He is going to make mistakes.

But the Raiders have got to find ways to get him the ball in open space.

Did you see the S-hawk game ? Did you see what Reece is capable of doing ?

Keep getting the playmakers the ball, and eventually, good things will happen.

The Raiders, mysteriously, have stopped giving their playmakers the ball.

There are going to be bumps in the road. There are going to be struggles.

The Chefs lost a heart breaker to the Raiders. Then got smashed by the Donks. They regrouped, and bounced back.

The Raiders must do the same against SD this week.

4:46 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

I love how well Cable handles the "Mediot" crap...Sorta slaps them in the face...Right-On Bro!!!..


Q: There is a perception that Bruce is your guy and Jason is Al Davis’ guy. Could you address that?

Cable: Anyone who would think that would be very foolish. This is about winning football games. Period.

Q: Why not disclose the QB change last week?

Cable: It was not about that. I think I told you from the very beginning that when he’s ready to go 100 percent he would be. Had you asked me Wednesday I would have told you. But you didn’t.

Q: But we asked Friday about pulling Jason, questions obviously geared to Jason starting, you said nothing?

A: How does that really affect though what went on in your world?

Q: In my world?

Cable: I think this. If you have a personal issue with it it’s your issue with it, that’s OK. But it’s my job as a coach to do what I think is right. Had you asked me, I’ve always told you guys the bottom line. That’s that.

Q: But it seems to be affecting the locker room, guys not knowing who the QB is?

Cable: I just met with them and I didn’t get that feeling at all.


In plain damn English...

What the fuck do you know about our locker-room???....

PantyRaider..."Mediot" Abuse...I Love It!!!/_

4:46 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raider00...

I agree completely but why...

Did the Raiders forget they have good weapons or did the "QB"s simply take a shit in the middle of the freakin field...

#1...The "OL" has totally sucked the past 2 weeks...

#2...The "QB"s have totally sucked the past 2 weeks...

I would assume everyone else is pretty much dependent upon what those two units do...

"WR"s/"TE"s/"RB"s-n-"FB"s don't throw to themselves...

"RB"s-n-"FB"s don't open their own holes...

Granted there have been a few balls that should have been caught...Zack/Murphy...But all too often it was under thrown...late...off target...to the wrong team...

Ford made spectacular grabs again this week but didn't do squat the week before...

Just imagine if you will what these guys could do with a quality "QB" -n- a consistent "OL" in front of them...

"D-Mac"
Zack
Reece
Murphy
Ford
"DHB"

They have all had damn good games this season but far too often they have been illuminated due to piss poor play in front of them or at "QB"...

Also injury has played it's part...Zack/Murphy/"DHB" have all been slowed of late...There goes half our weapons and also "D-Mac" was down for a spell too...

PantyRaider...Not A Question Of Can...It's A Question Of Will!!!/_

5:04 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

I'm tired of beating the media. We need to beat the Dolphins, etc.

Cable's postgame conferences could be coming to an end if he doesn't lead us to victory in three of our next five games.

Don't think Mr. Davis is going to be too pleased if we rack up another losing season.

5:26 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

RT...

8-n-8 is a losing season in Al's book...

5:56 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Well look on the bright side...

If the Raiders implode we don't have to worry about losing Hue Jackson to some other team as their new "HC" anymore....

6:05 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Well then, I guess Cable had better win the next four out of five, otherwise he'll have presided over more than two and a half "losing" seasons in Mr. Davis's eyes.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Got home late last night from a family vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico and I'm just now catching up on the Miami game. From the few articles I read, these are my basic observations:

* Ski was never the "answer" nor should have ever been considered a real solution to our QB dilemma.

* For the 2nd straight week, we were manhandled on both sides of the line.

* Jacoby Ford is a legitimate playmaker who needs MORE opportunities to make a difference.

* We neglected our basic blue print of offense which is to use the run persistently and consistently to open up the passing game, win the time of possession battle, and set the terms of the game.

Make no mistake. This loss was a major set back in regards to our team's level of confidence and ultimately to our fast fading playoff hopes.

This upcoming Chargers game is basically "do or die".

Anyone still pimping the DHB experiment should put down the bong and get real.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous tinfoil said...

It appears that the only teams we can beat come from the West divisions.

AFC West: Chargers, Broncos and Chiefs

NFC West: Rams and Seahawks.

We are toast against everybody else.

I'm totally dazed and confused by this team.

7:11 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

TinFoil...

Look on the bright side...

Years past we couldn't win a game in the AFCW let alone anywhere else...

5 games left and we have already matched our finest record of the past miserable 7 losing seasons...

For a brief spell we had hope which is more than can be said for anything in recent memory...

We are perhaps only a few players shy of being for real...

We have continuity and stability for once if the damn "Mediot"s would just accept it as such and quit pimping Cable's execution by Al Davis for not playing his appointed personnel...

WoW!!!...That's 5 positive things I couldn't post before!!!...


"CJ"....

Anyone still pimping the DHB experiment should put down the bong and get real.


Now let me see...If memory serves me correctly that's about the same things you said about "D-Mac"/Huff/Kelley/Gallery/MM/Routt or anyone else who has taken time to develop like Nmamdi did...So I guess "DHB" is in real good company Huh!!!...

Was this a fluke or related to "QB"s

Week #2...
L. Murphy 6/91yds TD
D. Heyward-Bey 6/80yds

Week #3...
L. Murphy 5/119yds

Week #8...
D. Heyward-Bey 5/105 TD

Week #9...
J. Ford 6/148

Week #12...
J. Ford 4/108yds TD
L. Murphy 4/73yds

Note that in all the other weeks these players put up shitty ass #'s to say the least...Never the least bit consistent....

Note also that both Murphy -n- "DHB" have been slowed by injury...

Now who are you pimping here...

Ford who shows up one week and is totally non-existent the next...

Murphy....Same issues....

"DHB".....Same Issues....

You missed the game...That's a shame cause little Jacoby Ford looked pretty sick trying to make a downfiled block when he was totally out-maned...

All 3 have shown a degree of talent yet all 3 are NOT the same...

Ford has a gift to fight for the ball and go get it despite his small size...

Murphy runs good routs and usually has good hands...

"DHB" has the size/speed to be the deep threat but also a very physical blocker...

They each have their own gifts and each have their own flaws and each have their own place in this "O"...

The key here is a "QB" that can consistently get them the ball...

As for the deep pass...As with the last few games it dies or is grossly off target...Same Sunday...Once to the "DB" not Reece...Once to the "DB" but Ford took it away...Rarely is there a good deep throw on time on target...

PantyRaider...I Don't Support Your Personal "HateTrip" Of "DHB"!!!!/_

8:19 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Add this to Week #3...
D. Heyward-Bey 3/49yds

Week #5...
L. Murphy 2/61yds

That's as good as the rest of the "WR" stats get....Unless you like 2-3 recs for 25yds...

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess its time to start talking about a GM and a Championship Coach....Because That's where I left off before Camp this season. RT....You have been saying it for years and it is still the 800lb Gorilla in the room.....Im out!

4:12 AM  
Blogger Raider Nate 75 said...

Vince Young doesn't get along with Jeff Fisher, period. I think that shows more to Jeff Fisher than it does Vince Young. At UT, Vince was a standout under Mac Brown, who understands that VY isn't going to respond to an "in your face" coach, like Fisher is.
This is the 3rd time, he and Fisher have let their issues slip out on the field.

I think VY would be a different player under a coach like Cable, or even Hue Jackson. Jackson is a fiery guy, but in a competitive way. Fisher is like Finnegan, he does it do be an instigator, and wants to get under your skin. It's different to have a coach who is fiery, but willing to work with you to become better (like Hue), than to be fiery just to get under your skin to try and get you perform better. Some people respond to that, and some don't. VY doesn't respond to that.

With that said, it is no secret that Al wanted VY, but no one was willing to trade with the Raiders (even though the Texans could've traded down to #7 and still picked Mario Williams). But the Titans got VY at #4, and we took Huff at #7. I think this is a good chance for Al to get his guy, and stick it to the Titans. Who do they have? KFC, and Rusty Smith, who doesn't look too good.

Here are some other QB's (Outside of Vick and VY) that I wouldn't mind seeing on the Raiders:

Troy Smith (Baltimore)
Kellen Clemens (NYJ)
Dennis Dixon (Pit)
Donovan McNabb (Wash)

Here are some WR's that could help our young core:

Davone Bess (Mia)
Mike Sims-Walker (Jax)
Santonio Holmes (NYJ)
Brandon Stokley (Den)

And don't forget that Zach Miller is a Free Agent too.

6:19 AM  
Anonymous gary said...

>>>>

* We neglected our basic blue print of offense which is to use the run persistently and consistently to open up the passing game, win the time of possession battle, and set the terms of the game.
>>>>


Well, we are seeing 8-9 in the box on first and second down... and zone blitzing for the rest of the season.

Pitts set up a "blueprint" to beat the Raiders, its now Cable's and Jackson's turn to be creative in beating it. As you saw Sunday there is going to be man coverage on the corners... now we just have to get fucking QB to beat it (Hint: THROW THE DAMN BALL BEYOND THE RECEIVERS, NOT BEHIND THEM).

Grads can't do it, Campbell can only do it when not blitzed... I'm about ready to see if Boller can.

It should be a bread-and-butter pass for any NFL QB... single coverage deep... but for some reason its the hardest pass in the NFL for any Raider QB... maddening considering how much investment we put into "stretching the field".

Any of the top 10 QB's would be lighting up the scoreboard with single coverage on WRs every play... 8-9 in the box should have a QB SALIVATING... we just have QBs without a clue (or without an arm).

6:32 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

New take is up.

7:48 AM  

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