Sunday, September 25, 2016

Titans Gameday Thread

Simply put, the defense needs to get its act together. We are a hair's width away from 0-2 due to this s****show on defense, which has allowed more yards in its first two games than any other team since the NFL-AFL merger. 

On the bright side, even though the Titans defense is no slouch, Carr & Co. have proven to have the type of firepower we haven't seen in ages. They may need to once again bail us out if Norton & Co. can't figure it out.

This is no gimme, but it's winnable. So seize the day and GO RAIDERS!


Blogger nyraider said...

On paper, Raiders D seemed like a force. On the field, more like a farce. The writing was on the wall in preseason when 1st-team offenses cut through the Raiders D like butter. Raiders D leads the league over the past couple years in first-drive scoring by opponents. Not a stat you want to keep.

Let's see if the first drive today sets the tone for what we can expect.


9:03 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

Come on defense! Time to man up, late in the game!

12:21 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Run defense still a problem. Ravens are 3-0 and the Raiders are not an east coast team....

One game at a time....

3:11 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Hold the phone. Raiders release Reece. Honestly, I agree with the move. Reece has shown flashes but the coaches have never put him in a position to succeed. Also, he's not as good a receiver out of the backfield as either Washington or Richard. Those guys are explosive and fun to watch!

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

I usually do not like Ratto, but he hints at something in an article called "Ronnie Lott does not own the Raiders" about the Raiders move to Vegas or staying in Oakland may be the Leagues (not the Raiders) call. Here is what he says:

"In fact, the only way Davis would return to Oakland is if the other owners voted to keep him in Oakland out of spite or an attempt to starve him out – an interesting concept given the fact that NFL teams make the kind of money that shames entire continents. It could even use the enticement of having Davis trade access to Las Vegas for controlling interest in the franchise – 'you get the vote if you become a minority owner.' In that case, Davis has a choice to make – weak and in Oakland, or weaker still but in a place he clearly prefers."

I've said it for the past few years that the League stone-walled Mark in his bid to stay in Oakland, while working with Minnesota, San Diego, the Rams, 9ers, and even the Bills. I thought this was a move to force his hand to sell some % of his ownership, or to force him to sell all together. It never occurred to me until Ratto's statement, that the NFL could tell him to become a minority owner in order to approve a move to Vegas. This fuels my feelings that the League is trying to muscle the Davis family from the Raiders as a last "F-YOU!" to Al and his legacy.

I think if this is the case, Mark should consider partnering with Ronnie Lott and his group. Give them a small % in the Raiders' brand while still maintaining ownership for $$ to bridge the gap to remain in Oakland. The only thing I didn't like about Ratto is that he says city/county politicians and Mark Davis are no longer speaking; but Mark Davis and Ronnie Lott have both claimed to talk with each other and continue to talk with the city/county.

2:02 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I don't see Oakland as an option anymore, and perhaps it never was. The authority spiked the lease rate without cause, and provides no incentive for the Raiders to stay (zero!). I believe they are now milking the Raiders for every last penny they can get away with before the Raiders leave town.

NFL approved the move to LA, behind the Chargers, who look like they will decline that move for themselves. It's a really s**ty offer to play second to the Rams in the Rams stadium.

In terms of Vegas, I think Davis would have a real case against the NFL if it blocks the move, partly for the reasons you touched on, Nate; they have blocked other attempts, and now they impede the Raiders ability to compete financially. Raiders win that case and they'll have their stadium, wherever they want....

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

I think a stadium with the Lambs is not a viable option too. Stan Kroenke does not want the Raiders in town and has done everything to keep them out. Why? He knows LA has a strong Raiders presence, and he'd lose money on his own stadium, while the Raiders rake in the $$. Stan is holding out that the Chargers make the leap with him.

I think I would absolutely love it if the Chargers didn't go, and the Raiders moved in with the Lambs. I think it would be the ultimate F-YOU that Mark Davis could give to the League. The only reason they gave this option was to block the Raiders out of LA. The Chargers, coming into this season, was a sure move to LA, and then San Diego stepped up a plan that both sides agree on. Now Kroenke is sweating bullets, because if the Chargers don't come, and the Raiders do, he will lose big money.

What you said about how Mark should take legal action against the NFL is something Al would already be doing. The problem is, Mark doesn't want to be like his dad, and he knows he cannot afford a legal fight because it will dip into his stadium fund. The possibility that the League tries to force Mark out is just as good as the Raiders moving to Vegas or LA. I'm not hitting the panic button yet, but there is still a lot of animosity with the Davis family because of Al. All indication is that if they had to vote right now on a stadium in Vegas, the owners would not approve it. The Raiders cannot go into another year without a stadium agreement in place. The "authority" knows this, the League knows this, and the Raiders know this.

6:59 AM  

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