Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fourth and Final

Well, don't expect much tonight during the fourth and final preseason game...

Per JMac, here's who won't be playing at all: Quarterback Matt Schaub, kicker Sebastian Janikowski, running backs Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew, fullback Marcel Reece, wide receivers Rod Streater and James Jones, tight end David Ausberry, defensive linemen Justin Tuck and Antonio Smith, linebacker Kaelin Burnett, linebackers Nick Roach and Sio Moore, cornerbacks Taiwan Jones, Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown and Chimdi Chekwa and safety Charles Woodson.

As JMac says, "Coach Dennis Allen has seen enough of them in meaningless games and he has deemed the final game better suited to taking a look at players who aren’t assured of making the roster."

I see the wisdom in that...and yet after last week's drubbing by the Packers, Allen said, “It was a good opportunity for us to measure ourselves to see exactly where we’re at. We’re obviously not there yet as a football team. We’re going to continue to work. We’re going to get there.”

You wonder if this group couldn't use at least a bit more game time to get things in snyc?

But Derek Carr will be there, trying presumably to just not get thumped and to somehow make a statement without any legit help at the other skill positions. 

I'll watch, probably with my hands over my eyes. Bang it here for your in-game takes!



Blogger nyraider said...

Seahawks playing their first team. Dennis Allen must think the Raiders don't need any more work.

7:10 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Like cutting butter with a hot knife. Looks like an epic mismatch!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

The Seahawks have everything to lose, but Wilson is in there starting the game. Meanwhile, we have nothing to lose and are playing it safe.

7:15 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Carr looks good... a lot better than Schaub!

7:24 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Anything to keep the Raiders secondary off the field.

7:27 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Really? Derek Carr!!

7:28 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

They showed on the reply that was more than a good throw. Carr looked off the defense then threw a strike to Moore in the end zone. Impressive!

7:33 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

As pointed out by the game announcers, Matt Schaub is not capable of making the throws Carr is making, in terms of zip (the deflected TD to Rivera) and placement.

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well Derek Carr just ruined Matt Schaub's season

unless Matt comes out on fire for the first part of this season EVERYONE is going to be chanting Carr after that awesome performance tonight.

people have been arguing that McGloin has a better chance of winning than Schaub... but c'mon lets face it he's not gonna be the future and now you can argue that Carr has a better chance of winning than Schaub with the added bonus that he's hopefully GOING TO BE the future of our team!


8:12 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

I wonder if Schaub's elbow injury might last one more week.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That elbow injury might start to linger...

8:19 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Greg Little did not want to catch that ball, then stood there while the ball was going the other way. I'll be disappointed if Little makes the 53-man roster.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

I think it's safe to say that Derek Carr is the QB of the future. Our DBs need help.

5:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moore should be a starter over either Streeter or Jones.

5:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Carr is not the starter Reggie and Denis are full of crap and are just interested in politically covering their ass versus letting true competition settle things.

Anyone can see Carr is much better than Schaub at this point

5:06 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

The only foreseeable problem with Carr is he tendency to stare down WRs. But he had a couple nice pump fakes, and was on target all night. One of the most amazing QB play I've seen since Rich Gannon. Congrats Derek.

7:48 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Carr was not the only bright spot. Moore looked sharp, Rivera looked sharp and the OL looked serviceable early in the game.

We have two viable QBs in Carr and McGloin. With blocking, Murray looks like he could be our future RB. The defense looked shaky early, but most weren't starters.

There's promise, but this team is still going to have to win me.

8:48 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Carr was pretty impressive. Coaches bragged last week about how the game is not too fast for Carr and that he can play at this level.

Plenty of reasons (some legit) why Allen should stick to the original plan and start Schaub.

But, for my money, I'd much rather see Carr start (even if he struggles) than to have Schaub start and almost assuredly struggle.

Something Allen should consider: Carr has a long leash as a rookie QB of the future hopeful; whereas, Schaub will need to hit it out of the park in order to avoid the kinds of criticisms that have already been circulating and which are locked and loaded for the season opener, should Schaub fail.

In preseason game action, Schaub has done nothing to prove he should be the stopgap starter to Carr’s probable succession.

P.S. I was relieved to see Penn and the entire O-line play better last night.

9:53 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Starting Carr on opening day need not cause Allen or McKenzie to look bad. It is well known that Schaub was not brought in here as the long term answer, but as a quality place holder for when Carr (the future) is ready.

That makes Allen and McKenzie look responsible - in giving necessary space to the rookie with time to develop. That they can now argue that Carr developed at a much faster pace than they expected and is ready to start is reasonable with last night's performance. It's to their credit that they not only drafted Carr, but picked him up in the 2nd round.

They'd also look wise by continuing to talk up Schaub because they'll want to trade him when some team comes up with a major need during the season. We might be able to get back what we gave up for him.

However, if Allen starts Schaub on opening day, and Schaub winds up looking like he did last year or in pre season, thereby destroying Schaub's tradability, Allen could wind up looking very bad.

Allen better be very sure that what he's been saying about Schaub is the truth.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NY what are the plenty of reasons to stick to the plan and have Schaub start. He looks like the 3rd best qb on the team. Should not the best player start? Given how crap the Raiders that should be the only agenda.

For example it looks like Watson is not starting. Why? Because he was a crap Reggie pick and Barnes that old retread is better. I am sure you would prefer to have Veldheer as our LT and Barksdale as the RT than Penn and Barnes---I may puke

Have a good long weekend everyone

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...

"Carr was not the only bright spot. Moore looked sharp, Rivera looked sharp and the OL looked serviceable early in the game."

Great point BR.

A very good/great Qb, can lift the performance of all the others.

Once a team find the Qb, the rest of the team seems to fall into place.

But I am trying to be realistic. Carr is the future, and the future is now. But it may not be until week 6, or 8.

The idea is, not to win the super bowl this year, or even make the playoff's.

The idea is to bring Carr along until he is completly ready to start, real, regular season games.

But no doubt, Mcgloin won the right to start week one vs Jets.

Matt Shabby should be no where near the field.

I would either try to trade Shabby to the Rams for a 6th or 7th round pick, or just waive him. Shabby is done.

12:48 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Sandy -

I can think of +/- $8 million reasons, guaranteed.


- Schaub is a vet with a solid resume.
- He was brought in to start.
- Allen maintains he will start.
- He plays with the first team offense.
- Every related interview from players, coaches, etc., has stated or implied Schaub will start.
- Carr will probably be deemed by Allen as "not ready" to take over.
- McGloin is simply buried on the depth chart.

I didn't say they were "good" reasons.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...

"McGloin is simply buried on the depth chart."


The depth chart is put out before pre season games are played.

To be fair, Matt Mcgloin was the Raiders best Qb this pre season.

Mcgloin was the most consistant, Qb over the 4 pre season games.

Mcglon should start the season as #1 starter, with Carr waiting in the wings.

Matt Shabby can hold the clipboard.

1:30 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

WoW!!!...I Mean Just WoW!!! Baby!!!

Carr looks the part and I no longer dwell in the dumper looking at this season...At least on "O" we now have some hope..

That "D" will hopefully come along is the "O" can inspire them...

So who do I credit this with??

Reggie/Mark who loved Carr the most??

"DA" who has coached this team??

Olson who is responsible for the "O"???

I'm just not sure but I will gladly eat a huge plate of Crow if "DA" can post "V"s this season and win his job...

PantyRaider...Always Own What I Pimp!!!!//_

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read that the Raiders are the oldest team in the league. I was kinda of shocked. Way to go Reggie. Your thoughts guys?

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...


Not surprised Raiders are oldest team.

Reg's stated plan was to sign vets to hold down fort, and draft young players to eventually take over.

Trouble with plan is, Raiders only have 5 or 6 draft picks every year.

Hard to fill in all the holes with so few picks.

Raiders need one of those drafts where they have 10, or 12 picks.

But I don't know how reggie could pull it off.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

The Carr & D. Moore connection looked VERY promising vs. the Sea Chickens. Hope to see the Raiders make the bold but justified decision to start Carr in week 1.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Finally got a chance to watch a rebroadcast of the Raiders vs Seahawks game...
I think it's safe to say that DA is on the hot seat this year with the GM. RM less so imo on with M.Davis.
With that in mind, will DA and this coaching staff get the most out of what they have been given by RM? Are they putting together a winning team? Carr IS the future, and the future may be now, but my question is, in 2014 does Shaub deserve to be ahead of Mcscrappy?
Are DA and Tarver going to show us the fans, and the rest of the NFL that they are worthy of their respective hirings? Is K.Mack going to be a game disruptor? A penciled in starter for the next 10 years? Is RM proving his worth with 8 Rookies on the 53 man roster and another 7 on the practice squad? Will DJ Hayden EVER see the field?

All these questions and more will be answered this year...Go Raiders!!


12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carr to start. The first domino has fallen!

4:37 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

The future begins now. Derek Carr to start against Jets.

Ballsy decision! I like it!

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don' know if it is ballsy its really just an indication of how finished Schaub is. To have RM/DA have to name Carr the starter when it goes against all of their ass plans for the last 8 months. Fools are wasting free agent dollars and flying by the seat of their pants

But hey net net its a major positive because now I am excited to watch that first game.

Go Carr Go

6:32 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

This will be the biggest game of Carr's life up to Sunday. Let's see how he reacts to that.

6:36 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

One of life's ironies... Schaub takes David Carr's job in Texas, and David's kid brother takes the job from Schaub in Oakland.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


i'm so excited right now!

i hate how excited i get before the season starts with this team but it's here... and it's happening... and DA made the choice that i didn't think that he was gonna make!

f the jets!!! lets do this man!

hope that everyone else shows up to make Carr be the man!



8:58 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Just when the future looked so bleak, Carr comes along and has me energized and looking forward to the possibilities.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Reggie had TWO YEARS to prepare for this moment. His plan all along was to release the whole team and start over with plenty of cap space in 2014. We're all here at the designated meeting point, but where is the Rudderless Reggie?

And why all this Reggie love for players who can't stay off the injury list?

If Reggie is going to be in charge of our draft room, it's going to be another 10 years in the wilderness.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raider00 said...

Yeah, get out the projector, and get rid of Reggie, with cause.

Like I said, massive cap space is overrated.

Raiders are a 4 win team with Dennis who ? as head coach.


All that cap money, and who cares ?

Raiders own players don't want to stay.

Outside FA's don't want to come.

All that's left is to give away the money to broken down lemons like Saffold, and Mcfadden.

Meanwhile, the top FA's are running to the winners.

And the winners are finding the cap room. Why ?...

Beacause they are winners.

Not organizations that actually "planned" to lose 12 games.


9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BlandaRocked said...
My choice at QB would be to draft David Fales from San Jose State. My reasons:

1. He had an excellent college career. Granted, San Jose State is a smaller program, but Veldeer was also from a smaller program. Fales gave better competition fits with the talent from his smaller school.

2. Fales was the MOST successful QB at the Senior Bowl. He got average reviews at Senior Bowl practices, but was the best QB in the actual game. The theory is that Fales is best when he knows his receivers. After learning his receivers for a week, he was highly effective. That might well apply to us if we have him sit behind a veteran for a year.

3. Fales is excellent reading the field and has talent in improvisation on the field. Both are required for a good NFL QB.

4. In this era I believe staying local when you can is a wise idea. It takes some of the pressure off a young athlete, and sometimes they work that much harder to be able to stay near home.

It surprises me that after Fales' Senior Bowl performance, outshining the "star" QBs, no one is discussing him as a possibility. That may be because teams that are interested him would like to keep the focus off of him so he will be more likely to fall to them.

He is expected to go early in the second round. He may be available for our 2nd round pick. I'd even be willing to think about trading down to take him in the bottom of the first round. We will certainly be able to find quality DL and OL in the later rounds.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...
I don't think Allen is the "fiery guy" the Raiders need right now. I think I can swallow another year of him, after 11 dismal seasons. The one thing I can't swallow is Tarver as DC, especially with so many other coaches who have lost their jobs that are experienced defensive coordinators. Romeo Crennel is the one that comes to mind, Lovie Smith is another, Todd Bowles (who is on the Browns wish list for HC), and Raheem Morris just to name a few!
I think experience (Olsen and Sparano) helped turned the offense from dismal to tolerable. Where we saw HUGE improvements from the O-Line, and even out of an undrafted rookie QB. I think that is what we need defensively and in our HC. Guys with experience that will light a fire under the players. I don't see that in DA, and I especially don't see that in Tarver.
I don't care how bad the situation was they inherited, they brought in the majority of the talent this year, got guys to perform for awhile, and then they petered out. An experienced coach lights a fire under their asses to help them push through, and that did not happen defensively. Our offense, as it was, put our team in position to win 4 of the last 6 games, but our defense couldn't hold.
Time to get experience in the coaching, or this next season isn't going to look much brighter, regardless of who we get player-wise.
Enough excuses, JUST WIN, DAMMIT!

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raider00 said...

If it comes down to Bridewater, or Manziel, you've got to take Manziel.

Manziel reminds me of Jim Macmahon.

A little edgy, but a winner.

Bridgewater will be a flop in the NFL. Raiders don't have another 3 yrs to waste with him.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nyraider said...
Raiders cut Trent Edwards before, so bringing him back has a feel to it like re-signing Greg Knapp.

Perhaps Edwards was signed to mentor the young QBs.

Regardless, it's time for the current regime to set aside their mentality of low-cost, second tier talent and start thinking how they can improve this team.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raider Take said...
The first round is where you make hay with a QB. It's proven.

Every blue moon you get a Romo or Brady.

The second and third rounds got a boost with Russell Wilson, Nick Foles and Colin K. recently.

But if you look at the perennial Super Bowl and playoff contenders of late, you've got Peyton, Eli, Rodgers, Big Ben, Flacco, Luck, Brees (although he was late first round) and now Newton. You might throw Cutler and Rivers in that class, too. Palmer, Matt Ryan and Matt Stafford have proven to be capable longtime starters as well. All are first rounders.

Simply put, the vast majority of franchise quarterbacks are found in the first round.

Not all first round QBs are franchise QBs, but most franchise QBs are first rounders.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raider Nate 75

Do you think Bortles is worth a high first rounder. I am in south florida so I have seen a lot of him as well. I am not sold. What are your thoughts.

BTW I love Austin great town, great food and music

Raider Take I agree the 1st round is where the qb talent is. Unfortunately as Raider Nate said 5th position wont get us Bridgewater maybe not even Manziel who I don't think is franchise material and Carr and Bortles dont do it for me

How the hell are the Raiders going to find a QB? Vick maybe the best option---oh well

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OakTown Blues said...
Keep the team as is until they learn to play again. In the meantime, refund the ticketholers as a sincere apology, in hopes of return customers. Epic FAIL. 2016. Cya in September.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous JONES said...
The Raiders did all their homework on Carr....they have been all over him this off season. This is Reggie's guy, all the others were fill ins until he could get this guy.

Schaub will rebound, he will have a solid line to work with, 2 vet RB's with chips on their shoulders....he will be rejuvenated with the excitement that will be the OAKLAND RAIDERS. Stop with the "jury still out on Reggie" cause it only is to the dummies.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
There is still a complete lack of leadership on the Raiders at both he player, coach, gm and owner level.

Mark open your wallet and bring in a Tony Dungy, Gruden, Cowher a proven guy not inexperienced nobodys like Allen and Reggie.

The Raiders need a dynamic personality who has the experience to lead and reignite the franchise from the morass its in.

If anyone thinks Reggie and Allen are the guys one only needs to look at two of the most important issues. No bonafide pass rusher in two years and our QB roster is Mcgloin and Pryor that is a total joke. How can any responsible GM field a qb roster like that. Cap or nothing between that and the Tyler Wilson/Flynn debacle it is a total failure on the most important position.


9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Straight up were 36 games into the Reggie era and I can not think of one impact player the guy has acquired.

Please name me one bona fide quality starter he has picked up. Fuck this salary cap crap and all the rest of the excuses to not find one high end player in 2 plus years is unacceptable.

And man if you are going to have a shit team with no talent at least get a great coach with experience. Allen is a total light weight its so obvious he is green

Sad stuff

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
NY thanks for your reply. I just think McKenzie has not impressed at best he has fixed the salary cap which does not take much football acumen. Now his mistakes and inexperience are beginning to show. At some point Reggie and his supporters need to stop blaming the past for the situation the Raiders are in and look at himself.

Not saying he does not deserve another year based on it takes more that two years but I have not seen one move that would justify "This guys is a football genius and he is turning the team around"

What really concerns me other than the guys Al drafted like Wiz, Veldheer, Reece, Pryor etc. Is Reggie has not added any real foundation players. Maybe Hayden, Rivera or Watson will become one. I guess I am disappointed by the lack of impact he has made after two years. It takes years and years to build through the draft so when you whiff on a Bergstrom, Burris, Wilson and your signings are busts you guy from a 3 years plan to what a 6 year plan?

I think we would be fooling ourselves to think the Raiders are going to be significantly better next year than they are this year.

Take care

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JONES said...

IMO, I see nothing wrong in this draft, so far. Hayden looks like the real deal, the OT looks like another Oher

8:15 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

I can guess who this "Anonymous" is, but regardless it appears to be someone who believes that Derrek Carr's play in a preseason game turns Reggie from a struggling GM to an all time genius.

While Carr certainly show's promise, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let's win a game. In fact, let's win more than four while we're at it.

I'm also still in David Fales fan club. He didn't even have an available spot on the roster to earn in Chicago, but he won one anyway. In fact, he got the Bears preseason final all to himself. And I'm betting he'll be putting pressure on Jay Cutler before the end of the season.

Back to the Raiders, if the Raiders manage a run for the playoffs this season, I'll give Reggie is due because he will have earned it. But the question right now isn't, and hasn't been, Reggie, it's Dennis Allen.

8:37 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

There's nothing to read into this decision except that the Raiders (Dennis Allen) have selected the QB they believe gives them the best chance to win. There's no guaranteed attached to the choice, and it comes without scholarship or bias (even after guaranteeing Schaub $8 mil).

And there's no way to know how long a leash Carr will have.

My take on the season is the same as it was last year (as disappointing as that is!). I don't expect playoffs, but I do expect to see notable improvements. Short of that, I expect change on at least the coaching level.

9:14 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

What I Want To See Now Is "Carr Bombs" Bringing Down The Jets!!!

Their front 7 worry me and ye know that "SoB-Rex" will bring the house at the kid...But they have no secondary to speak of and are shuffling players trying to create one...So Carr must strike deep and be consistent on his shorter throws just beyond the "LB"s...This will prevent them from crowding the box to stop our run...Then "IF" we can get our run on track this "O" can dominate...

Jets are difficult to run on so we must set it up with the passing...I predict about 60%/40% passing to Run...That's balance enough...

PantyRaider...Just Don't Bomb Out Baby!!!!//_

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

I still stand by my statements about DA and Tarver. I've been unimpressed with both. While there has been ups and downs with Reggie and who he's brought in, I wonder how many people he reached out to, to bring them to the Black Hole, and their response was "Get lost"?

Sio Moore, Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Tuck, Woodley, Antonio Smith, Donald Penn, Howard, Gabe Jackson, MJD, Brice Butler, C-Woody came back because of RM, and TJ Carrie all look like they are going to make an impact this season with the Raiders.

I'm excited about Carr starting, I thought he deserved it. He and McGloin brought energy to the offense in the preseason games, where Schaub looked like he just wanted to get through it. I will tell you this, Carr looks poised like Tom Brady did his rookie year.

Will it produce a winning season with the toughest schedule? Don't know. "Experts" will say no, but that is why they play the game. Who knows what will happen. JUST PROVE IT, BABY!

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

There is also a new report by CSN Bay Area that says Khalif Barnes will start at RT and Gabe Jackson at LG. I guess we will see on Sunday since the Raiders website still list Barnes as LG and Watson as RT on the Depth Chart. JUST PROVE IT, BABY!

3:09 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Carr lacks experience but he has poise that we expect from Schaub plus drive and enthusiasm that Schaub lacks.

The Jets will bring pressure and it's up to Greg Olsen to make sure that Carr is ready to counter.

3:18 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

I'm impressed by Carr's pocket presence.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

If Carr gets good pass protection, he can tear the Jets secondary to pieces. With the Jets being so blitz happy, the extra pass rusher needs to be identified quickly and accounted for -- our backs need to do their job in pass protection -- yes, I'm looking at you McFadden.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...

Ok, so Carr is the starter, but who is the backup ?

Mcgloin also out played Matt Shabby in the preseason.

It can be argued that Mcgloin, in the 4 preseason games, was the Raiders best QB, overall.

So who is 1st off the bench if Carr stuggles, or gets hurt ? Mcgloin, or Shabby ?

7:42 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Despite being labeled the "oldest" team in the NFL (by like .01 years), Raiders have quite a few rookie starters Week 1.

I believe Carr is the only Rookie QB starting Week 1, with three QBs drafted before him. Gabe Jackson will start at LG. Noteworthy, highly touted T Greg Robinson was drafted 1st round by the Rams and is a backup guard (not playing T and not starting) on an avg O-line that includes Safford... who reportedly failed a physical to play for the Raiders.

Mack is an obvious starter but there will be other players in rotations at various positions on D. Perhaps most noteworthy is Carrie in the backfield.

If you look at the roster, there are a hand full of players with double digit experience (increasing the avg age), but there are many players up and down the roster with 2-3 years experience.

4:36 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

Schaub is the backup per DA. The best way to destroy the blitz is the screen pass. The best way to destroy the delayed blitz is running the ball. The other way to beat the delayed blitz is a seam pass to the TE (because the safety is moving forward whether he or the LB blitzes, leaving his area open, and the safety flat-footed).

The Raiders do one of those things well (run the ball), but need to utilize the others (screen pass and TE Seam pass). I expect the Jets to blitz, and I further expect the Raiders to beat them because of the blitz.

My bold prediction: Raiders win 27-17. JUST PROVE IT, BABY!

9:42 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

The wrap on Carr is that he gets inaccurate when he's rattled. Ryan is going to know that and attempt to exploit it.

Early Ryan will close off the running game by stacking the box. On passing downs, Ryan will look for any opportunity to bring the house.

However, Carr NEVER shows stage fright. The only way to rattle him, is to knock him around. I'd let Carr attack early to throw the Jets back on their heals. DA should not play this game conservative just because Carr is rookie.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

How about this for Carr's 1st NFL snap -- max protection, 2 WR set, 1 runs deep sideline route, the other intermediate route over the middle.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout this, Carr audibles at the LOS, see's Jets in a loaded D. Burns them with Streater One on One with their best DB. Throws it back shoulder and Streater throws off the defender like a child, TOOOOUUUUCCCCHHHHDDDOOOOWWWWNNNN RRRRAAAAAIIIIIDDDDEEEERRRRSSSS

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Derick from Section 318 said...

Here's how sick I am:
Late last night I set up a CPU vs. CPU game of Madden for the Raiders vs. Jets, taking great care beforehand to set up the rosters and depth chart for both teams so they would reflect who would actually be on the field this Sunday, and then I sit back and FRICKING WATCHED THE WHOLE THING.

I think I'm ready for this season to start.

(The Raiders won 17-13 by the way, in what felt like a pretty realistic type of game.)

10:13 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

From PFT:

"Since cutting AWOL Dimitri Patterson and losing rookie Dexter McDougle to a torn ACL, the Jets are bringing guys in off the street to play [in the secondary]"

"The fact they’re getting Raiders second-round pick Derek Carr this week might be enough to save them, but against a more competent passing game, this [depleted secondary] would be a major issue."

Can somebody get this message out to Dennis Allen, Greg Olsen, Derek Carr and the rest of Raiders offense?

Forget max protection and playing conservative! Spread offense and pass! Pass! Pass!

2:52 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Derick, did you put the Jets in the white jerseys? If not, the whole thing isn't valid.

4:15 PM  

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