Sunday, September 25, 2011

Five Postgame Takes.

1. The last time Mark Sanchez came to Oakland, he ate a hot dog. Today, the Raiders served him a knuckle sandwich.

2. Denarius Moore is remarkable. That scoring run (and jump) exhibited immense and innate talent. His football IQ far exceeds his experience. You can't teach that. Fifth round? Wow. Bravo, Raiders.

3. Darren McFadden is outrageous. Tough yet graceful, powerful yet nuanced, and best of all, reliable.

4. Jason Campbell increasingly looks the part. He's getting it done, he's in command of the situation, and he just looks more comfortable so far this year.

5. Damn, at times, the defense just looked nasty. It looked like the "bully" that Jackson is aiming to cultivate. Yet it remains prone to the big play, and to going soft while protecting (ie: losing) a lead. But I'll tell you what. Every Raiders team has looked like it cares while coming out of the tunnel before gametime. But this year's edition looks like it really cares, right down to the last snap. There's some mojo cooking in Oakland, and it could come to a boil next Sunday against the Patriots.

80 Comments:

Anonymous scorpio said...

just carrying this over since i was the last one on the last take...

routt and johnson will continue to be a liability in the secondary. YES, i understand routt has made improvements on his coverage but DAMMIT! his penalties are killinus! johnson just plain sucks. except for that touchdown, the rookie chekwa did good.

what the hell is wrong with our supposed superstar middle linebacker?

campbell was steady, dmac is our rock. this kid moore is gonna be a star. just think of what our offense will be when boss gets more involved, when ford comes back, when taiwan gets more involved. along with reese, dmac, hagan. and i didn't even mention how well the offensive line is playing. wow, the potential as this offense grows!

9:25 PM

9:26 PM  
Blogger Raiders Only said...

McClain had a ok game. Michael huff had a concussion! I hope we sign a Darren sharper! We can't go with giordano! Our secondary is so weak right now!

9:43 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"NE" -vs- OakTown..."O"-vs-"D"..

"O"-#14..............."D"-#32
Pass-26...............#32
Rush-#1...............#11
Scoring-#6............#28
“OL”-#2...............#19 Sacks
......................#2 Ints Tie

“D”-#28..............."O"-#1
Pass-#28..............#1
Rush-#25..............#13
Scoring-#29...........#2 Tie
Sack-#3 Tie...........#4 "OL"
Ints-#12 Tie

10:17 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

OakTown 34-24

Team Stats NYJ OAK
First Downs 25 23
Total Yards 431 383
Passing Yards 332 149
Rushing Yards 99 234
Penalties (Yds) 7(61) 7(55)
Turnovers 2 0
Punts (AVG) 5(39) 6(40)
Time of Pos. 32:48 25:57

OAKLAND RAIDERS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
J. Campbell 18/27 156 0 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
D. McFadden 19 171 2 70T
T. Jones 1 8 0 8
M. Bush 8 22 1 9
D. Moore 1 23 1 23T
J. Campbell 1 10 0 10
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. McFadden 3 7 0 12
D. Moore 4 34 0 13
K. Boss 2 36 0 28
T. Jones 1 -5 0 -5
C. Schilens 4 31 0 13
M. Bush 2 35 0 28
D. Hagan 1 13 0 13
D. Heyward-Bey 1 5 0 5

Third Down Efficiency 0/8 - 0%
Net Yards Rushing 234
Total Rushing Plays 32
Average Gain per Rushing Play 7.3
Red Zone Efficiency 2/2 - 100%
Kickoff Returns (Number-Yards) 3 - 52

This was a statment gane!!!

As I said last week I'm not at all down on our "D" and it was proven why this week when Buffalo spotted "NE" 21 points and came back to beat them in the same fashion as they did to us...Not because of just such bad "D" but because sometimes when a team gets hot there's just no stopping them...

Just like the Jets trying to stop us...Is their "D" that sick or are we just that strong???

PantyRaider...2-n-1 Respectably!!!/_

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angelic Raider-

Go Raiders!!!!
If Sanchez throws for 369 on this defense, how many yards is Brady going to have??

The quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard!!

10:36 PM  
Anonymous JONES said...

McClain...can someone tell me why he is covering a quasi TE, one on one, some 30 odd yards downfield in a 'prevent' Defense? They sure ask a lot out of their MLB's, he is a big guy, over a course of a game, his coverage rolls will wear him out. Then to see Groves having to cover LT, one on one, 20 yrds out from the endzone = mismatch. Then we see Wimbley covering another quasi TE some 20 odd yards to the endzone and was lucky he wasn't called for INT in the endzone. This is the SCHEME and this is what causes myself to shake my head and wonder how the Raiders can employ this system still, today. It's a long year and they will get worn down and frustrated.

McFadden is a star, he is an awesome and exciting player to watch, a real game changer. Hope Chris Johnson can't make it next week and losing Huff didn't make much of a difference, can George Atkinson still play? A really good FS would be a big plus in the backfield to help stabalize it.

If the Raiders do not get to the 'pretty boy', it could be a very long day next gm. The front 4 will have to have a big game...the Offense, just has to keep doing what it is doing, they are looking very strong. The O-line is really suprising, I thought they would at least need time to gel, but damn, they make JC look very comfortable. Not to mention the running game, they are creating holes for the backs...it's great to see. The Bills made the Pat's D look very beatable, 3-1 is a very real possibility.

JONES

11:19 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Careful "RT"...

Your almost beginning to sound intoxicated on that "KoolAid" that the Raiders are selling when you know past history dictates that we are the worst to ever play this game!!!...

My self I'm looking forward to another shot at Buffalo this season...In the "PO"s....Hopefully on our field next time....

This upcoming game with "NE" is very winnable...We just overpowered one of the best "D"s and now go up against one of the worst on paper/stats...It's in our house and they just got "Bitch Slapped" by the underdog of their own division....12 consecutive wins and now such a depressing loss...They be hurting and it's time to drive a stake in their hearts....

That long Silver Sword of "V"!!!

Meanwhile out in "SD" they barely beat the "Squaw"s...Prolley should have lost....Denver is in the Abyss...The AFCW is ours for the taking!!!

The Namndi watch is turning up signs that his play may have been due to our system more than just him....He's failing and being targeted repeatedly now...Too bad his heart wasn't on the team instead of $$$$ and he could still be here....Winning with a legitimate shot at the "PO"s!!!...

I foresee a bright future ahead...

PantyRaider....The Greatness of The Raiders Is yet Before Us....Time Is Now To Make It Live!!!/_

11:40 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Laughable to say the least!!!

Scheme Still???....How much is the same???...

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Raided Nate 75 said...

angelicraider, i was thinking the same thing, we cannot give up 350+ passing yards against the patsies and expect to win. we are making a statement with our run defense, but we need to step it up on our pass defense.
like i said on the last post, i think we see jarvis moss out there more creating havoc, and pumping up our d-line. i would also welcome darren sharper in the backfield. our d has to play lights out this coming week.
make the world a better place, punch brady-billichek in the face the RAIDER WAY!

5:49 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Great game. McFadden and Moore are truly stars, and Campbell has become a solid game manager in this offense. O-line is surprisingly good in run and pass blocking.

I believe the Raiders got better on defense when Chris Johnson left the game.

Chekwa is much better than his stats seem to imply. This poor kid gets burned by perfect throws to WRs like Larry Fitgerald (preseason) and Plax Burress (yesterday) but still manages to be right there in coverage.

The Raiders are far from great in zone defense but it's encouraging to see them play it. Without true cover corners, they are better off in zone. Yesterday, they had the Jets guessing all day... zone or M2M.

Also, they were able to adjust to the game situation. Jets ran bootlegs and screens, and the Raiders adjusted (really just settled down after playing too aggressive at first).

Lots of NY media buzz last night and today that the Jets lines got pushed around on both sides of the ball. The Jets are stunned, and I love it.

6:30 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Our "WR"s/"TE"s have been desecrated by injury but the "Next Man Up" has not skipped a beat and proven to produce some new rising stars of our future....

Out were:

Ford
Murphy

Now our "DB"s are suffering the same fate and a few are already showing the ability to step up...

Chekwa...1st game at "CB" and had to cover Plax all day...Did well for his 1st shot in a very difficult situation...Has only been playing sparingly at "S" up till now...

"DVD"..The rookie has taken his lumps but stays with the target and is developing some game...

Now with all the injuries speculation surfaces that another "UFA" Rookie may be called upon to be "Next Man Up"....Sterling Moore who shined in the preseason...

But what totally amazes me is that in the sight of all this that some one would have nothing better to do than to belittle our pass "D" for bending in the face of such adversity!!!...Than being overly critical of the men who run it...Bresnahan/Woodson/Boss....They should be earning some props for going into battle without several key pieces...

"MM"...Has been out!!!
"CJ"...Has had very limited duty...
Huff was out!!!
"DVD" was out!!!
Jerome Boyd was also injured I believe...

So we had for our Nickle Package: No Depth!!!

"FS"...Tyvon Branch
"SS"...Matt Giordano
"CB"...Stanford Routt
"CB"...Chimdi Chekwa
"CB"...Joe Porter

I'd say it's damn time to give it up for these guys who played their freakin hearts out and never gave up and their coaches who put them in position to make plays!!!

PantyRaider....It's Weird!!!...Everyone's Willing To Give It Up For Our "WR"s But Nothing For Our "DB"s!!!/_

7:06 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"NYR"...

I posted without seeing your comments...At least your viewing the play on the field without dirty lenses...Our "DB"s are manning up...

But by the way...That was "DVD" getting burned in preseason by Fitz...Chimdi Chekwa was injured and couldn't even get on the field to practice....Than when he could it was at "S" instead of "CB"...

The kid is doing damn well!!!

PantyRaider....Need Healthy Bodies!!!/_

7:11 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I'm sure you're right. I'm getting my speedster DBs mixed up.

8:35 AM  
Blogger OakTown Blues said...

Brady and or Welker must be stopped... Tuck Tuck!!!

9:22 AM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

take,
i know you've ripped him as we all did in te past BUT ratto DID write a nice article today:

http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/raiders-talk/post/Raiders-ride-playmakers-to-relevance?blockID=567344&feedID=2801

10:35 AM  
Anonymous JONES said...

Just thought I would post a few quotes from the Jets on what happened yesterday...

“It’s embarrassing,” Jets nose tackle Sione Pouha said. “It’s humiliating for us to have something like that happen to us.”

“We lost to a team that was not as good as us, inferior to us,” outside linebacker Calvin Pace said, before later retracting the word inferior. “But give them credit, they made plays and we didn’t.”

“We didn’t come out ready to play, there’s no doubt about it,” Leonhard said. “You can’t point any fingers anywhere. When a team comes out and goes 77 yards that quickly, you weren’t ready. We’ve got a lot of issues we have to clean up.”

Good to hear these quotes coming from the other team for a change....seems they don't really know what hit them.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/jets/raiders_pound_rex_crew_like_no_foe_ETdyv1jaQw4q2yBe1PbiDM#ixzz1Z5NFU6Hp

JONES

11:47 AM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

jones,
speaking of not knowing what hit them, 23 seconds into this video,
check out the devastating block satele makes on the jets safety that sprung moore on his touchdown.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/category/_/name/oakland-raiders

1:37 PM  
Anonymous JONES said...

Scorpio,

There were many big hits in the game, very physical. The one you mention was a 'decleater', blew snot bubbles out his nose, that's when you know you are in a GAME. At least he can breath now. The O-Line is very suprising to me, McFadden sure helps them look good too, very impressed with their play so far. Just keep it going.

JONES

1:56 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Kudos to the men in the trenches!

Our Oline gave up 1 sack and helped unleash 234 yards on the ground.

In spite of a rookie (Wiz), 2nd year man (Veldheer), undersized center (Satelle), an old guard (Carlisle), and unstable RT (Barnes, Barksdale, Heyer), this group is overachieving.

Major credit to OLine coaches Wylie and Wiz. Clearly this group is busting their tails, taking instruction to hear, battling, and taking on the bully attitude.

The 8 man DLine rotation was brilliant. 4 sacks yesterday and a pedestrian run effort by the Jets (25 carries, 100 yards). This group is getting noticed league wide for having a nasty disposition.

Going forward from a big bounce back "W", it will be interesting to see if the Raiders can establish a certain standard or level of consistency from week to week.

Normally I would say we have our hands full with the Pats spread offense and playing a team that is in the SB conversation just about every year for the past decade.

However, the Raiders have been showing since last year that we can win or compete in a shootout. The Patsies have a significant challenge stopping our robust, power running attack.

If the D can be opportunistic and we can win the turnover battle, we've got more than a puncher's chance of sending NE home with a loss.

8:00 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Raiders worked out DB Ron Parker. He hails from Newberry College and ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash. Not sure if he is going to be signed.

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
The bully being built by Raiders coach Hue Jackson resulted in broken nose for Jets QB Mark Sanchez, bruised lung for CB Antonio Cromartie.

Raiders | Ron Parker signed

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:49:54 -0700

The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent SS Ron Parker (Seahawks) to their practice squad Monday, Sept. 26.

2:15 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I think Brady will be punked and picked this week... not optimism, but gut. Nice game this week.

4:41 AM  
Blogger Doobie said...

Denarius Moore is amazing and I'm baffled why he's not starting over DHB.

Speaking of baffling things, I was shocked to see Darrelle Revis cover DHB. Why? DHB does perfectly fine at not getting open and not catching the ball all by himself. He doesn't need someone to assist him. In fact, I think all teams can leave DHB's side of the field wide open and he'd STILL not find a way to get open and/or catch the ball.

5:06 AM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

look out !! this Raiders offense is amazing.

very quietly, almost without notice. Al Davis has built a powerhouse offense.

they have so many weapons, no defense can match them.

Raiders are putting up 30 points a game, and jacoby ford/luis murphy, havn't even stepped on the field yet.

did they even run a play for marcel reese on sunday ? wow, best offense Raiders have had in ages. a powerhouse.

the defense ? well, there is talent there, that's for sure.

but sometimes, the 11 defenders don't all seem to be on same page.

they play well at times, but also very poorly at times.

if Raiders can get this defense on track, it's lights out for the rest of the NFL.

12:35 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

uhhh, Doobie, DHB threw a nice block in the game.

Actually, Moore spent a lot of time on the field and even managed to get in on KR duties by the end of the game.

No question, Jackson should do whatever necessary to get the ball into this kid's hands as often as possible.

12:45 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Doobie...

The fact that the Jets considered it important to cover "DHB" the way they did should tell you something...Revis wouldn't have been on him if they had no fear...That and that "DHB" plays on his side of the field so it was prolley very good game planing by the Raiders to tie Revis up all day covering a decoy???

PantyRaider...Two Sides To The Coin But Both Raider Advantages!!!/_

6:48 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raider00....

The "D" is coming along a little slower...Injuries have contributed...Bresnahan has adjusted...New coverage schemes have been added...All without the benefits of a normal off season to get shit orientated properly...So a work in progress...

Also we lost a body but never really added one to take his place...Except a couple rookies who will take time to develop...

Another point is that our "D" has had only one easy game this season and played very well in it..."MuleHead"s....

Buffalo is 3-n-0 for a reason and nobody is doubting the 2-n-1 jets...This week it's the 2-n-1 "Patsies" who some still consider the top of the league...Than on to the 2-n-1 Texans...So I expect our "D"s stats to take another beating the next 2 weeks but to be up to the task and help give us the "V"s...

But your right...This "O" is amazing and not yet even complete!!!...We're a high performance "12-Pack" hitting on only 8 cylinders...Just wait til this thing gets tuned up and hits on all 12....

Ford
Murphy
Pryor
"TJ"/Ausberry fully involved!!!

That's really going to be something special to watch!!!

PantyRaider...As Erik Posted..."Tuck Brady"!!!!/_

Did anyone notice our "TE" lined up in the backfield as "FB"???...Nice!!!

7:04 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

09/26/2011 Released DB Sterling Moore; Signed DB Ron Parker to practice squad

Strange: While Miller remains on the roster???

7:26 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

When the offense gets back Ford & Murphy, incorporates T. Jones, and starts using Boss more, the sky is the limit.

The list of skilled offensive players is brimming;

Big Plays:
McFadden, Reece, Ford, Moore, Jones

Production:
Bush, Schillens, Hagan, Boss, DHB

Each of these 10 players possess a unique skill set and role to play.

The oldest player in the group is Hagan which bodes well for the future.

8:34 PM  
Anonymous JONES said...

Raider 00, Reese was injured early in the game.

JONES

9:58 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Watching the replay on NFL NetWork....Great Game!!!...Even the 2nd time...

http://www.firstrowsports.net/sport/american-football.html

http://www.firstrowsports.tv/watch/49037/1/watch-nfl-network.html

Will still air one more time: Enjoy!!!

10:39 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Burris was holding so bad on "LT"s long run but was never called!!!

10:40 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Sanchez was never in on tha "TD"...But that was 2nd dn so they may have gotten it anyway...

10:41 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Thursday 8pm Eatern...

PlayBook On NFL Network : Why Pats May Not Bounce Back Against Raiders??? Might be something worth watching…

10:42 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Scorpio, Ratto's column reminds me of the saying: even the blind squirrel eventually finds a nut.

Jones, sounds like you might be agreeing that the Raiders are "relevant" again?

6:24 AM  
Anonymous JONES said...

RT,

Relevant? Like I told you already, get to the playoffs and win a game there for at least 1 or 2 seasons, then they become relevant. I swear you are a twin of another poster on here. Takes more than an 8-8 and a 2-1 record, I do like the Offense, that is for sure.

Are you trying to start up with me, RT, are you missing the arguments and insults, RT? Provoking? Just like your twin? Maybe you need to look in the mirror, that is, if you can stop doing the 180's.

JONES

9:41 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Passing thoughts…

BUFFALO

I was disgusted! The Raiders defense fell back into the same habits of blowing by their gaps as they had for the last eight years. I was looking to be blown out by both the Jets and Pats.

FOUR

When the clock ticked into the fourth quarter, I saw the Raider players holding up four fingers on the sidelines, meaning… “It’s time to finish! Pour it on until the final whistle.” And then… they did! DBs were covering their men like shrink wrap. DLs were making Sanchez duck.

17 BOB TREY O

Last season someone here chided the Raiders for continuing to have that old play in their playbook. I argued that it was their signature play, and that it would always work so long as the Raiders (both OL and RBs) ran it correctly. They now run it correctly. I’d like to point out that the Raiders continue to run 17 Bob Trey O repeatedly, and that it was the play called for DMC’s 70 yard TD romp.

FOUR as it relates to DHB…

While many (understandably) still believe DHB to be a non-factor in our passing attack, I’d like to point out that DHB has played in two of the three games; and in those two games he drew PI calls against his defender FOUR times because they were attempting to cover DHB one on one and DHB was about to get an extra step. Without the PI calls, they’d have been TDs. DHB may never measure up to being a No. 7 overall draft pick, but there is absolutely no question that opposing teams are very much afraid of his speed. If they cover DHB with one man, they get PI calls against them. Therefore they must be sure to either double cover him, or be sure the FS plays deep (taking away the cover two). This has the effect of allowing Moore, Ford, and Hagan more latitude.

JACKSON

It took Davis eight years, but in 2010 he finally found his man. Many folks around here are seeing plays they’ve never seen before. Let me assure you from my long past with this team that we ARE seeing the Raiders Playbook. It’s just that Jackson seems to have decided that all those extra plays they haven’t used since before Gruden must be there for a reason. Jackson has found that there’s something in that playbook for everybody, and that all of their “play makers” can have their own signature plays (as 17 BOB TREY O is becoming McFadden’s own signature play).

This is also the first time in eight years that I have seen this team coached completely. By that I mean details. Everything is better, including clock management.

THE PATRIOTS…

If the Raiders do to the Pats what they did to the Jets, the talk that the PATRIOTS’ time is over will begin, along with the discussion of whether the Raiders are real. They are! But I’m still not absolutely certain that the team believes that yet. If they beat New England, they will.

9:45 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I see "relevant" as meaning that other teams in the league no longer take us for granted.

There was a period, not too long ago, that teams wanted to play the Raiders so they could get some rest before their next game. Players on other teams talked about playing the Raiders like it was an extra bye week.

The Jets just left Oakland limping, and with a broken nose. IMO, that's what makes the Raiders relevant. Teams now take the Raiders very seriously.

I see talent and coaching starting to come together like it actually means something.

10:53 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

The AFC West realized that the Oakland Raiders were relevant last season, winning all six of their divisional games. The goal this season was to establish that relevance to the rest of the league.

Surely Denver now believes that the Raiders are still going to trouble the division, and the Raiders are 1-1 in pursuit of this season's goal. But it now appears that the Bills might be the Raiders of the east, being 3-0 and beating New England. New England didn't see the Bills coming, and neither did the Raiders.

If the Raiders move to 3-1, beating both of the darlings of the AFC, the rest of the league will view the Raiders as "relevant."

11:41 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I understand that the Packers are 3-0, but the Bills and Lions?

I have this bad feeling that the Raiders loss to the Bills will haunt all of us later in the season (i.e., more than it does now). It's one of those games that most teams can point to every year as making the difference.

Perhaps that's what Jones means about being relevant. When you become relevant, you win those games.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous JONES said...

No, by relevant I mean a threat in the playoffs and that it is proven. The Reg season does not make a team relevant and coming off an 8-8 season does not mean relevant. Detroit winning a few gms in the reg season makes them relevant......really....the Raiders have dug such a hole of nonrelevance that it is going to take an extended amount of time to get rid of it. Taking a nonbiased look at it and speaking of them as relevant when you have teams like G.B., N.O., N.E., who have developed relevance. An 8-8 season with a 2-1 start and a win against a top team.... Raiders still have a ways to go, in my book.

JONES

12:54 PM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

hey all,
check out this video on the raiders site, but listen to the commentary 19 seconds into it (after the ad).

http://www.raiders.com/media-vault/videos/Week-3-Anatomy-Denarius-Moores-Game-Breaking-TD-Run/d69581a3-c954-48a8-b9a9-af4e6a13d7f9#?id=c5c8e748-986c-49d9-8e10-c6aa33d04c28&channelName=Recent

"look at those two receivers blocking downfield. followed by a guy who MUMBLED "they don't do that in oakland.

a little later they showed dmac's run and they even pointed out - GASP! two receivers making blocks! what was that the guy said only a few seconds earlier? whoever said that in that video is a complete freakin' moron! is this espn?

1:06 PM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

blanda and all,
look at the schedule folks, last week was our playoff, this patriot game is our superbowl. if we beat them it's all downhill from there. i'm not saying they should coast the rest of the way and yes i may be looking ahead of myself but these two games (jets, pats) are the HARDEST part of the schedule. even if we lose, this raider team KNOWS what they are capable of IF they put a complete game together.

exciting times ahead!

1:14 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I guess we all have our own definition of relevant, and there's nothing wrong with that, but I separate being relevant and being a top tier team.

GB, NE, etc, are more than relevant by my definition.

IMO, relevance puts us back on the map of being competitive... which is something we haven't been for the better part of a decade.

However, I agree with your statement that we dug a tremendous hole for ourselves to climb out of. By extension, I might be inclined to agree with anyone who thinks we still have some climbing to do.

Winning against the Pats this week would be a great place to start.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Just logging back in here, and NY Raider took the line right out of my mouth: We must have a different definition of relevant.

All I know is that driving around today, listening to Siruis NFL Radio and ESPN Radio, I probably heard more talk today about the Raiders than I did all last year, and certainly way more than in previous years. The surge is palpable. People are talking and noticing and anticipating what the Raiders are going to do next...and they're doing it for the first time in eight long years.

To me, that's relevancy.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

I think the Raiders are relevant right now in terms of buzz, water cooler talk, and not being taken lightly by any team or pundit.

Relevancy is nice but what I'm truly thirsting for is a situation where expectations are being met on a consistent basis.

In my book, the Raiders were relevant last year for the simple fact that the team went 6-0 in the division and was playing meaningful games in December. This was step 1 in pulling out of a 7 year ditch (2003-2009).

Step 2 is to make it to the playoffs and have a legit chance to advance.

I'm genuinely excited about the direction of the team, our HC's leadership, and our core group of young guns.

However, in my book, we still have a VERY long ways to go. 2 tough upcoming games (NE, Hou) will set the course for the 2011 campaign.

2-3
3-2
4-1

When you look at the 3 above possible records after the Texans game, I think you get my drift.

Consider that immediately following the Texans, the Raiders catch a major break the following 4 weeks in the schedule.

3 very winnable home games + bye
vs. Cleveland
vs. KC
BYE
vs. Den

The key is stacking up 1 good game performance after another not being a yo-yo team that is "Hot" 1 week and comes back to earth the next.

7:17 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

To me, we return to relevancy when teams begin to dread having a date with us during the season. If we don't lose because of our usual mistakes against NE, or if we win, we will almost assuredly become relevant to the future teams on our schedule.

Personally, I think NE is very vulnerable right now. Their defense sucks. I expect us to run to keep Brady off the field. Hopefully he'll have the time on the bench to get somebody else pregnant.

7:30 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"BR"...

Nice...We agree on everything except the "D"s collapse against Buffalo...I just see it a little different and see what they did to "KC" before us and "NE" after us...

They create situations in space where they can win the battles with their playmakers...I see this as being a very special collection of talent that's going to give everyone absolute fits...Kinda like what that old "Run-n-Shoot" Kelley squad did to us...We could never beat them and the "Zebra"s helped make sure of it...

Threw time we could not tackle Thurman Thomas or "LT"...


Scorpio...

I with ya Bro...This thing is really getting exciting and I'm expecting a win come Sunday in our sold out house!!!

If some are too damn "Still Born" to feel the emotion building than fukc'em!!!...They be dead at birth and flushed!!!



"RT"...

Who's your "Twin"???....LoL!!

Sounds like the little childish troll gets all worked up if his "ManCrush" starts posting towards us positive folks!!!...

How dare you abandon him!!!


Relevant:

a : having significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand

b : affording evidence tending to prove or disprove the matter at issue or under discussion ...

Well I don't see any doubt that the Raiders have demonstrated a significant bearing on what happens Sunday!!!...Our "O" has been unstoppable!!...Our "D" was up to the task had it NOT been for a few "Zebra"s!!!We be in it so we be Relevant!!!...The "Evidence" is overwhelming!!!...Need I post the Stats???

Arguments in stupidity!!!

PantyRaider....Time To Tuck Brady!!!/_

Break'is gad dumb neck!!

7:30 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

RT, you're right in that we are on the right course, with a long road ahead. I believe that Jackson's plan is to design his offense around each of his play makers, allowing each to specialize in certain plays (disguising them with shifts so the defense can't anticipate).

He's gone to each player and asked what that player does best. As these are kids, some still have to discover their real talents. But it's becoming more complex at the same time it is becoming more simple.

Examples - We use DHB to stretch the field and draw double coverage. We look to hit Ford and Moore in open space so they can use their escapability. Hagan is our possession receiver. Their roles are becoming clearly defined. They become absolutely precise in their signature plays.

I really believe that is the future view of what Jackson is trying to build.

7:43 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Our #14 "O" is the #6 Scoring averaging 30.7 pts per game...We have scored well 3 weeks in a row and against one of the top "D"s of record...

Now how the hell is that NOT "Consistent"???....

We now face the #32 rated "D" who have yet to be tested against the run...@ #10 they don't present nearly as much challenge as the #4 and we just ran that "Pig" right down their throats and out their ASS!!!....LoL!!!...

"NE" be the #32 Pass "D"...Our my god that's so scarey!!!...Now word is we gets Ford back this week???....Ya! Right!...Their "DC" knows damn well we be "Relevant"ssszz!!!

Our "D" will be tested...Yes...We have been tested already by the team that demolished "NE"...Now we get the statistically #1 "O"....

Fortunately they don't pose much threat in the run game @ #13...Buffalo is @ #4 and destroyed our "D" with their run....NOT their pass even though they be the #3 "O" and #11 passing...So this mach-up may be a little better for us...More of a one dimensional pass happy "O" that's disreputable by pressure as Buffalo demonstrated...Brady was rattled and picked 4 times by the #26 "D"...#24 against the pass...

If you look we be the equal of Buffalo's "D"...#24 to #28...Same both against pass -n- run...Both team look to get the Sacks...Both look for the Ints..."NE" is worried and trying to figure out what it takes to win this game because their "D" can't stop us and they know it....

I expect us to come out and run run run that damn "Pig" right down their throats while taking precious time off the clock...But 1st we try to strike deep just to set the tempo because they will come out with a "Stop The Run" defensive set...We go Hurry-Up and keep them in that set while we exploit their "D" with the pass...

Now the rest of the game they will worry about that "Pig" being AirMailed and play back so our Run will be very effective...The key is to rest our "D" while keeping the "Pressure Points" on the score...Move the chains and keep scoring...The onus is on them to stop us and outscore us....They be the #27 "D" against scoring and #2 "O" at scoring...

PantyRaider...Holly Shoot-Out BatMan!!!/_

8:17 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Raiders RB Darren McFadden named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 171-yard, 2-TD performance vs. Jets. 2nd time earning this honor.

8:22 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Jacoby Ford and Mike Mitchell also are at practice.

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Safety Michael Huff at practice. He must have passed the concussion tests last night.

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Richard Seymour makes a late appearance. He is full go.

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
DE Matt Shaughnessy at practice, but he is just watching. His shoulder must still be bothering him.

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Ron Parker practicing for first time as a Raider. He is on practice squad and wearing number 36.

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Tight end Richard Gordon getting in some work at fullback.

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
No sign of fullback Marcel Reece at practice.

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Raiders DT Seymour to Boston Globe: "We play Raider football. Nasty, rip-your-head-off brutality. As a lineman, that’s the ultimate.’’

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
More from Richard Seymour: “I was always a fan of the Silver and Black. My dad was a Raider fan. Whoever he liked, I liked.”

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Even more Seymour on passion for Raiders: “Just the mystique of that uniform. It’s more than a team. You’re carrying a culture with you.”

CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
Final Seymour quote on Pats: "We know what’s coming. They got good players. So do we. Come Sunday, we’ll have the Black Hole rockin’.’’



PGutierrezCSN Paul Gutierrez
“You’ll never get the right answer out of me that you’re looking for” -a laughing #Patriots QB Tom Brady, on if it was a fumble vs @RAIDERS

VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur
Brady hoped “day would never come” he’d look across line & see Richard Seymour … Said his friend promised him he wouldn’t hit Brady 2 hard

VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur
#Patriots QB Tom Brady says “Coliseum great place to watch a game” but … his parents “will be in disguise” #Raiders

8:30 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

I don't put too much into statistics this early in the season.

3 games is too small of a sample size to draw out any conclusions.

True, we have picked up and improved where we left off in 2010 in terms of our offensive potency but consistency isn't exclusive to the offense.

Consistency is all 3 units playing solid, winning football on a regular basis to increase our chances of a "W".

It doesn't matter if we score 35 points or 10 points as long as it is 1 more point than the opponent.

From play to play, series to series, quarter to quarter, half to half, and game to game there is naturally going to be ups and downs and an ebb and flow.

The mark of a good team is to do whatever is required to get the desired result. Finishing, closing, call it whatever you want.

A perfect example is the Buffalo game. If the defensive unit could do what was required ... make 1 single play in the 2nd half to get off the field, we would be sitting pretty at 3-0. The fact is that what was required to win that game wasn't achieved.

10:15 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Or taken away by the "Zebra"s when it was achieved!!!...

That's a simple reality that we have played with forever and now's no different...It's never a level playing field and we have to dominate to win...That's the only way we take the "Zebra" out of the game!!!

New "SS" on the Practice Squad...

Name: Ron Parker
College: Newberry Number: 8
Height: 6-0 Weight: 206
Position: SS Pos2: FS/KR
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2011
40 Time: 4.35 40 Low: 4.28 40 High: 4.46
Projected Round:UDFA
Rated number 28 out of 144 SS's

Taking Sterling Moore's place so it will be interesting to see what he has if he even gets on the field...Little bigger and faster???

PantyRaider....Chill We Gots This One!!!/_

10:37 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Just an observation, but CB Sterling Moore was one of the kids that seemed to do well in preseason. The same is true of FS Stevie Brown last year.

Both players are no longer with the Raiders.

Even Corkran thought S. Moore would soon be on the Raiders 53-man roster. The Raiders released him the next day to sign Parker.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

Panty,

reading all those comments by Richard Seymour, makes me know how much he wants to beat his former team.

I'm sure all his teammates will want to help him get that win as well.

I think our D is going to play very well against the Pats.

Put heat on Brady, and bottle up Welker, and that should do it.

12:24 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raider00...

Yes!!...If the "D" can just make them inconsistent our "O" will do the rest and take valuable time off the clock so our "D" is rested and their "O" has less opportunities...

I know we can't shut a powerful "O" like that down but if we can rattle it like Buffalo did and they make mistakes than it's our game for the taking in our sold out house.....

That 12th man needs to step up!!!

Ford is back and maybe returning "K"s again..."MM" is ready to put some hits on a "Patsie"...

Some may be out but "Next man Up" is working real well...

PantyRaider....The Players Believe!!!...I Believe!!!/_

6:56 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

When you play a spread, hi-tempo passing attack like the Patsies (similar to what we faced vs. the Bills), many parts to the defensive execution needs to come together.

One of our more important keys will be to disrupt the timing by jamming the WRs and re-routing them.

The other obvious key is to reduce the yards after the catch with solid tackling. If you take away the big chunks of yards by missed initial tackles, the gains are minimal.

Lastly, the DLine needs to be aware of blocking Brady's sight of vision and batting down (and up) as many balls as possible for possible INTs and incompletes.

The reason that the Bills were able to come back and beat the Patsies was due to largely to 4 INTs ... 2 which were deflected by DLinemen.

This is where creative game planning can pay dividends. Dropping DLineman into zone coverage to keep Brady guessing instead of knowing where all the defenders should be is HUGE.

The one thing that all QBs crave is to have the space to comfortably step into their throws. We desperately need Seymour and Kelly to collapse the interior pocket.

My dream scenario is for the Patsies to have no answer for our running game. If our rushing attack dominates, chews up clock, keeps the D rested, and produces TDs vice FGs or punts, we will have an excellent chance to dictate the terms of the game.

9:31 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"B-n-R" was infective against Burris because of his size and the way he drove into the defender creating the Holding Penalty...Hopefully this is not followed again this week with Ocho....Welker is too little for that but presents the same type of problems as Jackson...Difficult to coral and stop...

The Jets ran Sanchez outside the pocket to buy time...Not sure Brady will be effective that way...If he's a sitting target he will get thumped so expect them to try something to slow down the pass rush....

I expect to give up allot of yards between the 20's and get tough when the field is short with less room to cover...But we need to be tight...

Looking at the game again I saw us in a "Cover 2" when we made an int...Nice play in the Zone...This team is learning and by mid season it may become more natural...

One of the big plays we gave up was when we shifted back to "M-M" and got confused as to who's man was who...

I suspect we will play allot of "Cover 2" this week...

PantyRaider...And They Said Brenahan Was A Davis Yes Man!!!/_

Well maybe he is...Al Davis is calling all those "Zone" coverages from his "Sky Box" via PS3 Game Controller while making the plays via his XBox Kenect!!!

11:35 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders vs Patriots Preview: Analyzing New England’s Football Tendencies

The Patriots will bring with them a 3rd down conversion rate of 54% (3rd in NFL) and a red zone efficiency rate of 68% (4th in NFL).


http://profootballspotlight.com/raiders/raiders-patriots-preview-analyzing-englands-football-tendencies

11:41 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Whoops....That was to the Denver match-up...Even though the Raiders were named...

Here's the real one:

http://profootballspotlight.com/raiders/raiders-patriots-preview-week-4-matchups

11:48 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Browns fan tossed from Sunday's game for 'excessive standing'...The New PUSSY-NFL

Fans may only stand during third and fourth downs and during game stoppages…WHAT!!!

Dictator Goodall is really going too far with this type of CRAP!!!..What’s next!!…Get your Prozac as you enter the stadium???


Sign of things to come? A Tebow billboard goes up in Denver.."MuleHead" MeltDown Coming Soon!!!

One of the rotating images on a large digital billboard off I-25 north of downtown now says, “Broncos Fans to John Fox: Play Tebow!” The image then rotates to show a picture of Tebow coming out of the tunnel at the Broncos’ stadium.

Than they lie and say the idea came from some “employees at Multiline International Imports”….LIARS!!!….You copied it from us just like you copied everything else in your miserable “Bronco Country”!!!!….


Are We Interested In Aaron Curry???...."LB" Seahawks...4th Overall Pick "09"

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d822aea2d/article/seahawks-would-listen-to-trade-offers-for-lb-curry?module=HP11_headline_stack

6:58 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

NYRaider, one of the things that Jackson said is that he's not just looking for players who play like Raiders, he's also looking for the Raider mentality. We may see a few players who look like they have promise being shown the door.

I can't begin to say how important I think that mentality is to this team.

9:52 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Well I feel I need to try my hand at Pimping again...

"OL" Aaron Curry

Strong Side "LB"...6'2" 254#s 4.5 speed.....

On August 8, 2009, Curry signed a six-year, $60 million contract including $34 million guaranteed,15 the most money ever guaranteed to a non-quarterback rookie in NFL history

He has now restructured his contract making a trade more appealing...

Tackles 134
Sacks 5.5
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 4

He played an on-the-ball ‘Sam’ linebacker [at Wake Forest], which not a lot of people play anymore. You have to be really strong. But they also put him out in space … almost like a nickel back. Those are two almost mutually exclusive skill sets.

This guy has failed to satisfy the "SeaChickens" but is the type of player Al Davis covets...High 1st rd pick with good size/speed and athletic ability...Like Moss who we took from the "MuleHead"s...This could really bring the force that we are lacking at "OLB" home to OakTown....

PantyRaider....Aaron Curry Watch Is Now In Progress!!!/_

10:32 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

What A Fuckin LIAR!!!...Goodall Said This Had Nothing To Do With The NCAA Sanctions: Litigation Is In Order!!!

“In my judgment, allowing players to secure their own ineligibility for college play in order to avoid previously determined disciplinary consequences for admitted conduct reflects poorly not on college football – which acted to discipline the transgressor – but on the NFL, by making it into a sanctuary where a player cannot only avoid the consequences of his conduct, but be paid for doing so.”

That twisted lying hypocrite bastard!!!...Everything he said before is now contradicted by what he posts now to uphold his bogas suspension....

"I conclude that Mr. Pryor’s actions warranted imposition of conditions on his entry into the NFL, namely, that he serve the same five-game suspension that he had previously agreed to while at Ohio State.”

"Mr. Pryor did so in order to avoid the consequences of his conduct while in college – conduct to which he had admitted and for which he had accepted a suspension – and to hasten the day when he could pursue a potentially lucrative professional career in the NFL.”

Now this be some real damn lame Bull Shit!!!...How many players have been declared ineligible under NCAA rules for hiring an agent and how many of them have entered the Sup-Draft as a result or any other sports draft process???...This is a very long list!!

They set a presidence of past rulings and lay the ground work for litigation for prejudice against Pryor in this case as per NCAA demands upon the freakin NFL!!!

Get after'em Al....Take the bastards down and reap your just rewards!!!

PantyRaider...One More Week Delay No Big Deal....But The Hypocracy Needs To End!!!!/_

Take down that ruthless stupid dictator!!!...His presence is doing more long term harm to the NFL than can be imagined...

On his watch:

SpyGate twice!!!

The longest -n- stupidest hold out/lock out in NFL history!!!

Turning our sport into "PowderPuff"!!!

Unreasonable fines -n- suspensions while some others have been allowed to commit murder...Almost???...

2 time gun play goes un-noticed??...Allegations of rape are ignored???....But suspend Pryor for 5 games when NO crime was ever committed???

Time for the "BillBoard" Campaign!!!

"FREE TERRELE PRYOR -n- IMPALE GOODALL"!!!!

1:00 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Blanda -

That sounds like the makings of team chemistry. What a concept! I have to say, so far Jackson looks the part.

5:13 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

I Never Play Fantasy Football..But This Could be Fun!!!

My Game Projection: Pats win the toss...

On their 1st possession they get stuffed and make the mistake off a huge Raider rush and give up the turn over...Raiders' ball at the 50....

Pats will come out in a stop the run set…We already know that…So we come out with a 2 “RB” single “TE” set with 2 "WR"s…."D-Mac"-n-"TJ" are at "RB"...Boss at "TE" -n- Ford-Moore are the "WR"s...

1st dn we play-action and pass….Than go hurry up to keep them from shifting out of their coverages as we shift our 2 "RB"s out wide in a Spread and throw on their piss poor pass “D” that’s already limited as a run stopping unit…"TD"!!!...7-0...

They don’t try that coverage again!!!…Our Run will now slowly destroy them….

We never trail in this game but early in the 4th they make a comeback...Down 20-27 they get help from the "Zebas" and bogas pass interference calls as they march down field and finally score on broken coverage...28-28...

Our Run now takes control of this game against a very tired and beat up Pat's "D"...The "Bush Bash" is ordered up and we dominate at the point of attack as we execute a long drive for the "TD"...35-28 Raiders!!!...3:40 left on the clock....

Desperation time leads to their 2nd "TO" deep in Raider territory...Their challenge is denied and the play is upheld...

The Raiders come out to run off the clock at the 2 min warning....But wait...On 2nd-n-2 Seymour pleads for one more shot at Brady!!!...Hue listens and calls Play Action Deep Pass Right...."TD"....42-28 Raiders!!!

Now our entire "D" stands on the filed taunting Brady for one more shot!!!...He's already feeling the pain of our front 8 and is avid on the sidelines that someone else takes his place....

BellyCheat ain't having it!!..."Get Back In There You Fuckin Coward"!!!

Now A beaten and bewildered Brady drags is left leg into the game head hung low!!!...He looks up under "C"...Sees that huge vicious front breathing fire -n- smoke with intensity...He squeaks out his cadence and pisses the ball from his hands...Fumble!!!...The "C"s foot kicks the ball back to Brady as he tries to bend and scoop it up....THUMP!!...The weight of the world is upon him!!!

Stretcher Bearer!!!...

Now broken in half his season is history as "BelleyCheat" waves his red hankie screening "I have one time out left".....

"NO"!!...That "Zebra" exclaims..."You lost it when you lost that challenge on the Int"...

What "Tuk Rule"???....We Tucked'em in half!!!


PantyRaider...Fantasy Football Style!!!/_

10:14 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Not that there should be any doubt, but I wonder how many times, and from how many credible sources, some folks need to hear (read) this to believe it's true.

Belichick [said]: "Well, you look at the same thing today, there’s not a lot of difference. Like I said, [Al Daivis has] really run the defense and to a large extent the kicking game out there for the ‘60s, ‘70s, 80’s, 90’s – 40 years, maybe more than that, I don’t know. But he’s, again they have their style of play, they have their way of doing things. As much as you can say this is a copycat league and things like that, you can’t really say that about them because they’ve done the same thing now for decades defensively and to a certain extent, offensively."

The small glimpse of change (infusing more dynamic) we've seen this year has been a breath of fresh air... one half game removed from being minty fresh.

4:36 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Ya!!..Right!!!...From the guy who was shunned for a job...

If you read on he admits to NOT having any inside info...Just 3rd party news....

All you have to do is look at that "Marshmallow" and see he did what he wanted as well as Bresahan now...Than look at "SOB" and realize he's the same as when he was here...Why???...Al followed him to Cleveland???

Listen to Woodson who's an insider or Bresnahan for reality....BellyCheat knows nothing!!!

8:02 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"I don’t know"....

"the kicking game out there for the ‘60s, ‘70s, 80’s, 90’s – 40 years, maybe more than that,"

"they’ve done the same thing now for decades defensively and to a certain extent, offensively."

Get freakin real!!!....

White -n- Gruden were "WCO" guys and that's what we ran....To look at our "O" the past 20 seasons and to say it's the same year to year is ludicrous!!!...In the 80's our "RB"s -n- "TE" were the key to our passing games...Not so in the 60's/70's -n- 90's...2000 till last season when it was again the "RB"s -n- "TE"s...But now it's the "WR"s again...How the freakin hell is that the same???...

If anyone tries to hold this crap up as a legitimate factual post they be blinder than a bat!!!...

Just look around and evaluate before you digest crap!!!

8:10 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I'm just saying, the sources, good or bad, keep expanding. The evidence is there.

Why do you think Davis avoids hiring defensive-minded head coaches?

Considering the Raiders have more HC hires than any other NFL team since returning to Oakland, that's an incredible coincidence, if that's you want to call it.

8:14 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

NYR...

Davis wants a "HC" to be able to call his own plays...Is a "D" coach going to do that??..Yes if it's Madden who was a "LB" coach before promoted to "HC"...Oh but that one doesn't count because he played on the "OL" in college???

We had several "HC" failures so thus several new faces...You can pin that on the "MGP"...He hired them and than fired them for their failures...Some 8 years worth...

Callahan was the last to win and than canned after Gannon went down and we slid off the edge of that cliff...I for one would not have fired him yet...The others were worse....Turner/Shell II/Lance/Cable..Anyone you want back???

I don't care how many no nothings repeat what they have heard...Sapp/Hall -n- BelleyCheat don't constitute one single reliable source...Or have you forgotten what was "Spy-Gate"???...A truth telling episode???

8:47 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

NYRaider, this is where history becomes important. If you look back at the Raider defenses in their championship years, those defenses looked a lot like the make up of the present one. This isn't the most changed defense in the last eight years. This is the most Al Davis influenced defense in the last eight years.

Greg Papa also made an interesting point. This may be the fastest team in the history of professional football. You'd have to call this an Al Davis dream team. It's no wonder he was angry at Cable for being happy with eight wins.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

section 319 row 10.

I'M THERE!

GO RAIDERS!!!!!

9:46 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Careful, Blanda. Raiders haven't won eight games in 2011 yet. I believe plenty of Raiders fans were happy to win eight games last year after seven consecutive losing seasons.

As for the D, infusing more zone and playing less M2M is not a trademark of Al Davis. I would guess we can all agree on that.

10:40 AM  
Blogger frkyraider said...

hey panty, how bout a link to live video.

10:42 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

No, we can't. Look back at the defenses from the championship years. Also, I predict little blitzing in this game. It's a mistake to blitz Brady. You beat Brady with a strong push up the middle - which is another Al Davis trademark.

10:42 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

P.S. I think the Raiders have always had speed. What we have now is a rare combination of speed and talent. That's what separates this team from some past teams, IMO.

10:43 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I agree there will be minimal blitzing. The Raiders, as usual, will depend on their front four to create pressure. Aside from that, Pats spread offense will require coverage.... no spare bodies to blitz.

10:45 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Scorpio...

Wish I was with you Bro...Enjoy!!!...

Let us know what you saw after the game...Things look allot different when your really there and can feel the emotion and the power...I really miss that now!!!

FrkyRaider...

I'm not at the net cafe yet so only have low speed service..Here's the url I will be using later...

http://www.firstrowsports.tv/sport/american-football.html?game=american-football

3 Links:

http://www.firstrowsports.tv/watch/84104/1/watch-oakland-raiders-vs-new-england-patriots.html

Will let you know if anything changes later...Maybe around 12:30...Enjoy!!!

NYR...

Spare bodies aren't healthy...Our "DB"s have been thin all season..."M-M" returns??...The new kid is active??...Huff ready??...Not a good situation so we will need to get more out of our front 7 than usual...

"BR"...

I'm pimping the use of that 5 man front in this one...Get the extra pressure and stop that damn run making them totally a one dimensional "O"....

Big-Nickle coverage with the 3 "S"...Only one "LB" to play the run that slips threw or the "TE"...This way our "DB"s are free to cover the "WR"s all day...

But #1 the "O" needs to run and control the clock limiting how many opportunities Brady has to touch that "Pig"...And score points every possession!!!...

PantyRaider...This One Is Ours...I Can Feel It!!!/_

11:47 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Gameday thread take is up.

12:55 PM  

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