posted by Raider Take at 12:50 PM
Weird. No comments. Are people starting to give up? Folks are finally weary after over a decade of bad teams and poor play?I went into today's game knowing the raiders would lose. However, I expected Manning to pick the Raider D apart and he did not.Here are my takes:Jano had a bad gameCarr needs workRaiders need another running back; Murray is good but can't play a complete gameWhere is Mack?The Hayden experiment has failed, he is a bustWoodson is the man
That was a tough loss. 3 plays short of a victory. A blocked FG, a missed FG, and a pick 6 where the WR didn't even try to make a play on it.Woodson saved DJ twice, and he got burnt once on a big gain. Our D played solid today otherwise. I felt Musgrave gave up too early on the running game, and came out gunning too much. If we are going to give Murray a chance, we have to stick with the run more. Murray did solid the first half, and didn't get a lot of touches the second, and when he did, the majority of the runs were up the middle because Denver's D was plugging the outside. Our runs for a loss came when we tried to go off tackle.It is tough to swallow every time we lose to the Doncos, but I loved the effort today.JUST WIN BABY!
That was a tough loss. I do not understand Musgrave's play calling at all. This is two weeks in a row that have just been head scratching. The Raiders will have progressed when they stop beating themselves. Execution. A 3rd and 2 conversion, a FG conversion and a simple pass block and the Raiders are 4-1. Bryan
Just when the defense shows up, the offense underperforms. Hayden was his usual self, but otherwise solid effort by the D. Woodson is on fire! He actually took Hayden out on his second INT. The passion that Woodson brought to that play while throwing himself over Hayden to get the INT is perhaps a bit of poetic justice for folks who are sick of watching Hayden get burned regularly.Not much to say about Jano. Blocked and missed FGs are going to happen. Sucks that was the difference in the game.How back was the pick-6 play call that had two WRs crossing in opposite directions in the heart of the Denver D? Too much can go wrong there, and it did.Like the Bears game, this one was winnable.
NY, I laughed when I saw CWood knock Hayden down. I was hoping he would have been injured on that play.What I saw though, on both sides of the ball, was that the Raiders are right there. Our offense showed some gutsy calls yesterday, but again, the coaches scratched the run game way too soon. We cannot just gun-gun-gun-gun. Raiders o-line handled the blitz really well. I think Carr was only sacked 4 times, and all in the second half because the Raiders OC abandonded the running game. I couldn't believe they came out gunning on the majority of first downs. It was great to see Reece get some swing passes, and Cooper had some awesome swing passes as well. I finally felt like they designed something to get Reece the ball in his hands. He scored the only TD for the Raiders.The LBs were flying yesterday and making plays. Our defense had great pressure on Manning all day yesterday, and because of tight coverage (exception DJ on Emmanuel), Manning wasn't able to do much. Malcolm Smith made some terrific plays yesterday. The blitz up the middle that forced Manning to throw it right to Woodson was huge. A blown coverage in the end zone by DJ, but Smith knocked the pass out of the end zone, another blitz and sack on Peyton to kill a drive. CWood, Smith, and our D-Line kept us in this game. I think if the Raiders would have kept pounding the ball with Murray, Reece, and Olawae instead of trying to make a big pass play every drive, the Raiders walk away with the victory yesterday. This loss is on Musgrave.
Why is Reggie not placing a call to Ray Rice?
As it turns out, a big part of why the D was so much better Sunday was because Lofton only played 22 snaps, and N Ball was covering the TE.Think how much better the Raiders D will be when Hayden is replaced.Murray has quickly become a non-factor. Our FBs look better (and quicker) running the ball. Not sure if it's because Murray is injured or that he's just ineffective.It's gonna be a long two weeks.
49ers cut Shareece Wright (CB). Raiders should bring him in.
Unfortunately, any DB from an NFL roster not named DJ Hayden would be an improvement.
Seems like opponents are taking Cooper away, and forcing Carr to throw to other receivers.Raiders STILL do not have much of a rushing attack, which also does not help Carr.The secondary is going to be shaky all year. But I'd still take 8-8, and a win upin Donkville would be nice.If Raiders could reach 8-8 record, they should attracted a higher class of free agents.
Defenses play to tendencies. So when something works on offense, it's tough to break the pattern, so to speak. Plus, Broncos have a top rated D. Carr and Cooper will find their connection again, hopefully, against the Jets... who also have a strong D.8-8 would certainly be a step in the right direction but how many years is enough? Will a winning season be the expectation next year?
If the Raiders can fix the running game and DB issues, forget 8-8, they can win the division. Yes, they are 2-3, but had the running game been going, and the DBs played tight coverage, the Raiders would (and in my opinion, should) be 4-1, tied for first with the Doncos (because the Raiders should have won that game).Then there is this piecehttp://www.saveoaklandraiders.tk/news/largest-real-estate-development-group-lined-up-for-new-oakland-raiders-stadium-coliseum-city-project
Raiders may be placing Tuck on IR. Still don't know what happened to his shoulder.
Tuck has a torn Pectoral Muscle, gone for the year.
Tuck's injury will give Edwards more playing time.
Before looking at the schedule, I thought the Jets were next up. Jets look tough, but it's the Chargers next. Keenan Allen is unstoppable. Today he's made catch after catch in tight coverage. Raiders will have their hands full with both these teams... and they will be lucky to split.
Like the game against the Doncos, Raiders D is going to have to play press coverage against San Diego's WRs. On offense, they have to establish the run game. Carr cannot get caught up in dropping back, and getting into a shootout with the Chargers.The running game will open it up for the Raiders, just like it did in the first half of the Doncos game (that Musgrave abandoned). They need solid play on both sides of the ball, week in and week out. I look at this game as being very winnable for the Raiders. As far as the Jets, Ivory is going to be the key to stopping them offensively. But the Jets have one of the best defenses in the League, and again, pounding the ball and quick passes will get the defense to step up toward the line, and boom, long ball. The Raiders can win that game too, but both are going to be dependent on DJ Hayden playing tight coverage and making tackles.
Rivers threw career highs in attempts, completions and yards (over 500) in the Chargers loss to GB. Antonio Gates presents an added problem for the Raiders D in that he lines up in the slot and outside. No matter where he is, there is sure to be a mismatch against the Raiders in SD's favor. Broncos game suggests the Raiders should play Ball (pun intended) and sit Lofton.
I hate the bye week and, apparently, so do the Raiders. Raiders are 0-for the last decade after the bye. Hard to say the Raiders become complacent after a bye week because, historically, they lose before the bye week too.So this is another big test for Del Rio and the Raiders progression: win after the bye week.GO RAIDERS!
HAHA....fuck you!!!!!!!!Asshole, you suck, Raiders rock
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