Sunday, December 29, 2013

Broncos Gameday Thread

Well, it's time once again for the annual rite of hammering the nails into the coffin of another lost season. 

We'll see today if our team has any fight left, or if they've already mentally left the building. 

Where we go after this remains to be seen. I can't see it getting any worse. But to execute a significant turnaround in 2014, everyone in the building will need to step up their game.

I will be live blogging this game. Join me and let the takes fly.

P.S. This just in from Amy Trask... 

P.P.S. reporting that DA has organizational support for a third year...


Blogger nyraider said...

Prospect of losing 6 straight to end the season is almost a certainty, and really brings into question what difference having more money will make in just one year (2014). Something like 10-11 starters on this year's team were signed to one-year deals, meaning the Raiders may be looking at another near complete turn of their roster next year.

I still believe it would be a mistake to replace RM/DA. Some good GMs and HCs are probably about to lose their jobs, implying it takes more than having good mgt and coaching to win. For the Raiders, finding the winning formula is now 11 years and still counting.

11:46 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

And then there's this...

12:30 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

It's one thing to lack a playoff-caliber roster.

It's another to be routinely blown out, failing to execute basic fundamentals and not have your head in the game.

Over the past six weeks, the Raiders have become arguably the most pathetic team in the NFL.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If tomorrow begins the reconstruction phase of this process, what are the current building blocks that we have in place? Is Wisnewski and our LB's our only current known commodities? Not trying to get into the discussion of if our draft picks from this year will pan out but it seems to me, even with the amount of cap space we have next year, what foundation exists?

Blue Monday

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...

Think of it this way.

Whenever Reggie gets Raiders up to 8 wins.

He will only be back at where he started.

Raiders were an 8 win team when Reg was hired.

And right now, 8 wins seems far, far, far, away.

2:54 PM  
Blogger OakTownBlues said...

Even Clowns are Embarrased. 2016. OakTown IS Black n Blue.

2:57 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Fitting end to a truly dismal season. Let's hope this is what it takes to rebuild the team, but only time will tell.

For my money, I've seen enough of Terrelle Pryor to make my call to let him go.

McFadden has to go!

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trask's comments are telling. It seems Allen and Reggie are full of shit. I wonder if Reggie will still be blaming the previous administration a year from now

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Pryor go for who? Pryor right now is the only qb on the roster with potential right now. He may never amount to anything but I prefer to take my chances with Pryor than McGloin

That beings said I hope they draft a QB in the first round and or sign a quality veteran. Raiders could afford Vick what about him?

7:17 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Assuming they both come back, DA/RM are officially on the clock.

This offseason has to be filled with A grades of maximizing the cap dollars and the draft to rebuild this into a respectable, competitive team.

Anything less than 8 wins in 2014 and I have no objections to showing DA/RM the door. Hate to put all my eggs in 1 basket (2014) but it truly is a make or break year for me.

10:10 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

“Pryor right now is the only qb on the roster with potential right now.”

Based on what? Certainly nothing you saw Sunday.

Coaches could probably teach (train) Pryor to throw away the ball instead of taking sacks and giving up huge chunks of yardage but they can't make him an accurate passer.

And it didn't take long for teams to neutralize the athleticism that made Pryor effective early in the season.

For all the time invested in Pryor, Raiders may want to keep him as a backup. However, I think the Raiders should draft a QB and sign a veteran FA QB to compete with McGloin.

McGloin has real QB skills; pocket awareness, timing, quick release, accuracy, etc. He just needs to be smarter and not turn the ball over as much. Plus, with a better O-line, he will have more time to make better decisions.

I’ll be surprised if Pryor makes the Raiders roster next year. Raiders will have to do better if they plan on winning games.

5:36 AM  
Blogger x said...

Agree with CJ on DA and RM. If they don't go at least 8-8 in 2014 (that's on coaching DA) and have a significantly more talented roster (that's on the GM), they should probably be dismissed.

Pryor is not the answer. At least not in the near future. He is light years from being an NFL QB. I like his work ethic, but also like Tim Tebow's work ethic. Matt McGloin is way ahead of him and even he has much to learn.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Postgame/postseason take is up.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

I think DA and Tarver need to be shown the door. Uninspired, unproductive, and cannot seem to make adjustments. Maybe Olsen needs to go too, but at least he maximized what he had; especially on the O-Line. I'd go with Gruden, Del Rio, re-interview Hue, Lovie Smith, and Romeo Crennell. If it took letting RM go to get Gruden, I'd consider it.
About Trasks' comments, the only reason RM would make those statements were because they were coming off an 8-8 season. Then it seemed like guys like McClain, Seymore, Kelly, and company quit on DA.
I do wonder what would be different right now if Hue was the HC. We haven't had a coach light a fire under the players like that since Gruden. We need to find a guy like that again. Someone who is going to light a fire under players to make them play better than the talking heads say they are capable of. That is what Hue did.
I think this team quit on DA and RM again because the past 4 weeks they've been talking about needing better talent. That is not going to inspire players.
I think Olsen did that with the offense. The makeshift O-Line, WRs, and McGloin played above the talking heads, and played like they were inspired. However, I'm concerned Olsen doesn't know how to make them improve.
Everyone is talking about the Raiders needing a QB, but I like McGloin's potential. I think he can be a premiere QB in this league, and God help the NFL if the Raiders fire DA and bring Gruden back; because Gruden will make a QB out of McGloin.
I think the Raiders need to sign a few O-Line guys (preferably Mack, Oher, and Veldheer); a RB, and a #1 WR. Then they need D-Line and DBs. That should be their focus this offseason.
Who should we pick at #4? Here's my list in order of who we should look at in the first round:
Jake Matthews, OT TX A&M
Marquis Lee, WR USC
Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina
Justin Gilbert, CB OK State
Cyril Richardson, OG Baylor
Dion Bailey, S USC

If we look at a QB, I think we should look at Bridgewater (if he comes out), Blake Bortles, or Tajh Boyd (Clemson).

9:31 AM  

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