Sunday, October 01, 2017

Broncos Gameday Thread

The Raiders put themselves in a spot with last Sunday's meltdown in D.C. If they don't win today, they could find themselves two games behind the Chiefs already. The key to the game today is mental preparation, which is something they clearly left out of last week's game plan. Time to focus on the game, not the president. With Crabtree out, Cooper needs to really step it up. Playing the Broncos in Denver is a tall order, but there's no reason the Raiders shouldn't rebound if they are the team we think they are. Go RAIDERS!   


Blogger nyraider said...

At this point, it's legit to question Cooper's resolve. He has disappeared from the Raiders offense. That doesn't happen to elite players. Elite players excel in these conditions.

Johnny Holton came thru! Need to finish strong!

2:58 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

The defense played well enough to win. Carr going down was reminiscent of last year, except Manual looked decent until the pick... which he threw too late into coverage. The Raiders are done if Carr can't play.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defense was great especially considering two CBs were out. Couple of bad coaching calls (fake punt and going for it on 4th when in field goal range). Carr I am sure will be back and with the next three at home the Raiders should be fine especially if the defense continues to play well.


4:49 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

Defense was stellar. Mack had a strip sack taken away, almost came away with an INT from a batted ball by Joseph too. Manual comes in and out plays DC and almost wins it. Had he rifled the pass to Cooper instead of lobbed it, it would have been 17-16 Raiders. Lobbing it caused safety to pick it and end game. Super hacked that Jared Cook let a TD go right through his arms.

Carr and Lynch have not looked good for 2 weeks in a row now. Richard played better than Lynch for the second straight week too. To see Lynch on the sideline smiling after a 12 for 24 yard performance pisses me off. Carr was on the money with passes today, but Cooper is killing me, and Carr needs to find other options to pass too. Defenses are going to start playing tight man-zone the way Washington and now Denver played. Downing and Co, have to find an answer for this. Cooper bulked up to offset this kind of coverage, and is still having difficulty getting separation. Not too mention the butter fingers. I'm concerned that this could turn ugly real fast. JDR said Carr has back spasms, I don't believe it. I think he may have a broken rib. JUST WIN, BABY!

5:38 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Lynch has become a target for the Raiders.

3:26 AM  
Anonymous Raider00 said...

Lynch and his old legs look done to me. Best we can hope for is maybe he can score some TD's inside the 5 yrd line.

Maybe Amari Cooper is really DB Cooper. The guy no one could find for 40

4:35 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Carr is out 2-6 weeks. Probably safe to assume the Raiders will lose every game he is absent. Six weeks would leave us at 2-8 and done for the season. Even 4 weeks (2-6) would be a huge hurdle to overcome.

So, realistically, best case might be 2-4.

We get to see why the Bills let EJ Manual walk. He showed us a flash of his ability on Sunday, but he's very inconsistent.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheer up NY, okay 2-2 is not where we wanted to be but with 3 road games in the first four its not horrendous either.

Balt, Chargers are winnable games. The defense looks much much better than last year.

The Raiders have tremendous talent and I hope things will settle down now. The o-line did not get bad over the course of two games.

Sure Manual is no Carr by a long stretch but the situation does not seem as dire as last year.

Chin up man a long way to go in the season. Let's hope for at least a split in the next two and then Carr back for the KC game on Thurs and the house will be rocking.


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