Sunday, September 07, 2014

Jets Gameday Take

Today, conservative won't cut it.

Rex Ryan is going to reach into his extensive bag of defensive tricks to try to rattle Derek Carr early. The goal should be to rattle him back with quick strikes and even long bombs if necessary, to keep the Jets from stacking the box and succeeding at the blitz. The secondary is the Jets' weak spot on defense right now.

All that said, we have to be careful. We need to establish the run, and make sure that we're not so aggressive with the pass that Carr is baited into careless early picks. The Jets' DBs may not be world beaters, but neither are our receivers.The worst thing would be for Carr's psyche to be shaken early in this game.

Here's the thing: careful and conservative may be related, but they are two different things. We'll know if the Raiders are playing conservatively, or carefully. 

One other thing: We need to prove that we can tackle on defense. The era of bad angles and pansy tackling leading to big plays just has to stop. This Jets' offense isn't special. It can be shut down, and the Raiders can do it. 

The 2014 season is now. GO RAIDERS! 


Anonymous Raider00 said...

Last year, the Raiders had the Jets beat, until a 2nd half/4th quarter collapse.

My advise to Dennis Allen. Even if your winning at half time. Change it up a little in the 2nd half.

And D.A. if you havn't noticed by now, your team is going to get a lot of penalties.

This has been pre determined by the powers that be in the NFL. Nothing you can do about it.

So remember. Penalties are ok, if you beating the hell out of your opponent.

Penalties are not ok if your team is looking dazed & confussed.

So push'em around, and win the 4th quarter, and this thing gets off to a good start.

I say, Raiders 31, Jets, 28.

8:41 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Raiders should test the Jets secondary early and often. The new "no contact" rule and weak secondary of the Jets could provide ample opportunities.

First play from scrimage, Derek Carr on a rollout deep down field.


9:56 AM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...

Jets just went ahead 10-7.

Every time Raiders blitz, something bad the Raiders!!

And when they don't blitz, they get no pressure at all.

Just like last year so far. Making horrible Qb, Geno Smith, look better then he is.

11:21 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

It's our secondary. Soft zone coverage.

Btw, so much for the penalty conspiracy theory.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, the Raiders are getting so many penalties today. Must be a conspiracy against us!! lol

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...

LoL...good point NY.

But theres still the whole 2nd half for Raiders to get robbed by Refs.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...

Oh well, the Raiders have that look again.

2nd half losers.

Great job D.A., and the coaching staff.

You're already in mid season form.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

I thought our running game was supposed to be sublime? 10 yards total rushing for the whole game!
No wonder Carr can't do anything. Hey McFadden, thanks for not wanting to leave to "show us fans" that you can do better. Get lost!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 minutes to go and the stats are 85 yards on O, gave up 400. If the Raiders were playing a half decent team today they would have lost by 30

The entire team sucks. Good thing the entire d-line is on a one year deal. That was smart of Big Reg lol, maybe he can blame Al Davis for today's performance

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

You know, I hate to say this, but I'm listening online radio, and Tom Flores is really difficult to listen to.

I'm glad I'm not watching the game, because it is probably awful to watch, unless the Raiders get this onside and score.

12:57 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

The Jets did everything they could do to keep the Raiders in the game for 3 quarters.

Don't blame Derek Carr. He did what he could but was let down by his team.

Raiders were out played and out coached today.

Very disappointing!

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...

I don't think Dennis Allen is satisfied being voted the worst HC in the league.

No, Allen will not rest until he is considered one of the worst HC's of all time.

Keep up the bad work, D.A. you're well on your way.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

That was terrible, and more of a blowout than the score would suggest.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought rushing was supposed to be a strength of this team:

MJD 9 rush, 11 yards
McF 4 rush, 15 yards

How many wins does DA need to keep his job?

1:16 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

What happened to plays other teams use, e.g., screens, slants, etc., to counter blitzes?

Greg Olsen played right into Rex Ryan's hands and did very little to change it up the entire game.

Derek Carr threw 50 TDs and over 5k yards last year playing in long snap shotgun type formations. It must be extremely frustrating for Derek to line up behind center when he knows the blitz is coming his way.


1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reggie has not acquired the talent to compete

1:24 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

I'm secure with Carr as our QB. I'm even getting somewhat comfortable with Tarver as our DC. I'm not comfortable with Allen as our HC (now in his third season), nor with Olsen as our OC (now in his second season).

The O-line was absolutely awful. In fact, it's been awful since Allen got here even though it was starting to gel under Hue Jackson (McFadden gained over five yards a carry that season, and he hasn't reached four yards per carry since Allen arrived).

Right now I'm thinking McKenzie should bite the bullet and fire Allen at the break. He should then appoint Al Saunders as the acting HC. I'd be looking strongly at the possibility of promoting John DeFilippo to HC.

1:47 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

A reminder...

When Allen came in here he admitted that he had done nothing to familiarize himself with Raider personnel (such as look at game film from the prior season). For a few seasons before Davis died, the Raiders were testing O-line philosophies to see which would be best for the Raiders. At first they tried zone blocking, then they gave it up for power blocking and organized the personnel accordingly.

The next season Allen arrived and converted to a zone blocking system. He ultimately dumped the Davis/Jackson selected personnel for PB because they couldn't ZB. Then, the very next season, Allen converted back to PB even though he no longer had adequate personnel for it.

This is the kind of idiocy that has destroyed any patience I have for Allen.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

I could see promoting OL Coach Sparano to HC at mid-season if the Raiders don't get their act together soon -- but DeFilippo? That's hilarious!

2:03 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

I'm glad you think it's funny, Calico. You also thought it was funny when I said that the Raiders would look like an expansion franchise after Davis was gone.

DeFilippo has had two excellent stints with the Raiders, and every player that has worked under him has said they view him as one of the best coaches they've ever had. His name has also been brought up in searches for HCs (by Davis as a matter of fact). At some point he will be a head coach.

2:11 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

I'd also remind you that, under Filippo, we now have two very young QBs that are NFL ready. Ha, ha!

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this point it couldn't hurt to try DeFilippo, but even as bad as DA is I hate midseason coaching changes.

2:17 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Actually, the O-line overcoming key injuries and o-line coaching has been a bright spot since last year.

If a coaching change is made, I vote for Sparano.

And mid-season is better than waiting til next season. Let the auditions begin.

Allen needs to step up or step down. Today's display was very uninspiring.

Jets wanted to lose that game but the Raiders wouldn't let them.

2:26 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

From media:

"Defensively, Smith was able to find gaping holes in the secondary and completed 23 of 28 passes for 221 yards."

Tarver seems overwhelmed. There's no excuse to give Geno Smith the kind of day he had... and allow 9-10-11 yard carries on first down. It was tough to watch.

Raiders D is only good when they are the aggressor. Playing react defense is never going to produce a winner.

2:59 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Just to add, DeFilippo has been interviewed for OC in Cleveland, he was the quality control coach for the Giants in 2005 and 2006. In his second stint here he's responsible for developing Pryor, McGloin and Carr.

He was also the OC at San Jose State and has been considered there as head coach. While OC (and the man that called the plays) their offensive ranking went up 36 points. Even after DeFilippo left, San Jose State kept his offense, and still uses it.

Pretty funny stuff.

3:16 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

NR, read and react is Tarver's style. I agree that as a Raider fan, it's tough to watch. I can live with the statistics if it keeps the score down. But it does drive me crazy that the Raiders get absolutely no pressure from the front four.

Last year the offense could find ways to score, but the defense gave up most of the games. I'm thinking, in spite of Carr, it's going to be the other way around this year.

I also think that the answer at RB is NOT Jones-Drew. It's Murrey. In the first few drives of the Seattle game, when the Sea Chickens first team defense was on the field, I hadn't seen so much from a Raider running back since McFadden's one good partial season.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Corcran: "The surprise came in how little offensive coordinator Greg Olson called for rookie quarterback Derek Carr to throw downfield. Just about every pass until real late in the game called for Carr to get rid of the ball in a hurry, near the line of scrimmage and without risk of being sacked or hit.
In other words, just the opposite of what Carr did so well against the Seattle Seahawks, even if much of that came against the Seahawks backup defense."


4:24 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

From PFT:

"Oakland may be left to wonder what might have been if they had let Derek Carr start throwing the ball down the field a bit earlier in the contest. Carr hit on his first seven passes, but the Raiders kept things very simple offensively for most of the first three quarters."

If there's such a thing as prevent offense, the Raiders discovered it against the Jets.

Not taking anything away from the Jets defense (they're good) but the Raiders didn't play to win.

Conservative! Indeed.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

I have nothing against DeFlip but now is not the time to roll the dice again on unproven commodities. The next step in DeFlip's career progression would be to become and prove himself as an OC in the NFL for a few years. Believe it or not BR, there is a reason that no QB Coach has ever been promoted directly to HC. What's funny is how defensive you are about it. Citing DeFlip as a quality control coach? Coaching Pryor (out of the league), McCloin (3rd string) and Carr (unknown) is rich. If DeFlip is such a QB miracle worker, why are we always treading water with our QBs?

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My impressions:

1)Raiders have a serious lack of talent, bottom 5 in the nfl at best

2)As bad as most of the team looked today I agree with the consensus here that the coaching was atrocious. Case in point Jets secondary was the only week part of their D. If you are not going to let Carr attack, he should not be starting. All those wr screens and 3 yard passes ridiculous.

3) Its sad to see the Raiders playing not to loose instead of trying to win

4) Reggie has done a miserable job. 1,2 picks of 2013 draft not on the field. Veteran QB spent 9mm on not on field. Brings in 3 new starters on the D-line and they get pushed around easily.

5) I don't know what to think of Carr for reasons 2,3 above. What are your guys thoughts?


7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rex Ryan said it should have been a rat kill. Man its depressing being a Raider fan. They are really the doormat of the league

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...


It's very hard to gauge the talent on the roster, because of the inept coaching staff Raiders have.

I said before season began. Looks like 8 win talent to me. But because of tough schedule, Raiders may only win 6 games.

But after week one, it appears all the old problems are still there.

Can't stop the run. Can't run the ball. No pressure from the front 4. Loose, soft coverage in the secondary.

And the biggest of all. No half time adjustments. Just some tired, bland, crap, that a pop warner team could figure out how to stop.

Rex Ryan is not a great HC, but he knows his defense. Therefore, Ryan's team is a reflection of him. They play very good defense.

Are the Raiders a reflection of their HC, Dennis Allen ?

I'm afraid so. They suck in most all area's. Just like Allen.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same old Bullshit!!! Dennis looks lost out there, the play calling on both sides of the ball was terrible.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Postgame takes are up, bang it there.

9:56 PM  

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