Sunday, November 08, 2020

Chargers Gameday Thread

Okay, here we go. The Raiders can remain on the move today, stay on the upswing and make another stride toward playoff contention. Offense is clicking these days, defense needs to keep it together against Herbert. GO RAIDERS! 

16 Comments:

Blogger nyraider said...

We may have to do away with the referee conspiracy theories... at least for this game.

I'm still in shock.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

Me too. Raiders man, they played great for 3 quarters and tanked it the 4th and almost gave it away. Mullens saved it for the Raiders by knocking it out of the WR's hands. Unbelievable!

7:30 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

It was Johnson who defended two plays in a row in the same corner of the end zone. I think Mullens was out with an injury.

I thought it was a catch, and my buddy and I left the bar certain the Raiders had lost. Another friend texted us both that the play was overturned... and the celebration began! Now that I see the highlight, it's clear the ball dropped to the ground. Johnson made two spectacular plays in the row against two amazing passes by Herbert.

I have a feeling that won't be the last time the Raiders will see that play call by the Chargers... maybe later this year.

One game at a time!

3:59 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Re-watched the first half. Both teams putting up big efforts. Bonehead series on the Raiders last possession of the half, with Carr getting stripped of the ball for a FG by the Chargers.

On a side note, inasmuch as no Raiders fan wanted the Raiders to leave Oakland (and its rich Raiders tradition - loved Ricky's!), LV is so much better than LA. As nice as the LA stadium is, sharing it with the Rams would suck. Allegiant Stadium really suits the Raiders. The whole Death Star thing is kinda cool. Plus, when this pandemic is over, LV will be easier for me to access than LA... with all the trappings of sin city.

Looking forward to my first home game in LV.

5:02 PM  
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We might have a star...cb Isiah Johnson;
Did you see the way Johnson played even after being burned twice for big gains? He was a true cover corner.

This game will have Raidernation talking playoffs but this is a game that fans should be asking Gruden to make changes; this happens a lot...,they win, maybe have a short winning streak, but when they play the top teams or, even good teams, they get knocked out of the playoffs.


1. Sign Tyre Coleman- UDFA '15, DE/ 5 time def. player of the year (1 h.s. and 4 in college). Team MVP 1 or more times. 6 time rookie of week (freshman), All-Liberty League 3 times (first team).

2. Hire another D-line coach and make R. Marinelli an assistant DC.

3. use All their tight ends.


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8:50 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I'm concerned about today.

Trent Brown - Out
Kolton Miller - Doubtful
Richie Incognito - Out
Gabe Jackson - Questionable

That's 4/5 of the O-line starters.

On defense, Littleton is on IR. He's been less than stellar but he's still a step up from Raiders options.

Headed out shortly to watch the game... very limited options with the business shutdowns. The place I've gone to for years did not renew its NFL Ticket this year due to capacity restrictions. So it's a challenge to watch the game. Hope for the best.

GO RAIDERS!

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

Raiders kicking butt and taking names! JUST WIN, BABY!!!

3:29 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Impressive game, from the makeshift offensive line to the entire defense, to Derek Carr being a stable and consistent game manager, to Booker getting serious redemption on his old team. Usually, that works the other direction for the Raiders.

Great game. Great win!

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

The defense tightened it up in the 2nd half after a bunch of missed tackles in the first half. We have to keep the tackling tight next week against the Chiefs or the game will get away fast. Great to see the Raiders capitalize on turnovers yesterday. Heath with 2 interceptions and Nitkowski with a one-handed interception to end the game.

Its always a beautiful day when the Raiders beat the Doncos. Now let's sweep the Chiefs. Raider Nation, we are 6-3! JUST WIN, BABY!

6:52 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Apparently, the Raiders are ranked 4th from last in missed tackles. That definitely showed up in the first half, and the offense had some critical dropped passes.

Safe to say, the Raiders will need to play their best football to beat the Chiefs a second time. Anything is possible, especially, if they go into the game with the same intensity as last time.

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

10 starting Raiders defensive players on COVID list! De ja vu, all over again. Last time we faced the Chiefs, it was the starting O-line. This time it is the defense. Ferrell, Hankins, Abram, Irving, Key, Collins, Vickers, Joyner, Littleton, and Isaiah Johnson.
If they are unable to return for Sunday's game, the defense will look like:
DE-Maxx Crosby and Carl Nassib
DT-Maurice Hurst and Daniel Ross
LB-Nick Kwiatkoski, Nicholas Morrow, Kyle Wilber, and Raekwon McMillan,
CB-Nevin Lawson, Trayvon Mullen, Damon Arnette, Amik Robertson, and Keisean Nixon
Safeties-Erik Harris, Jeff Heath, and Dallin Leavitt

8:15 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

There was a report that many of these covid list players may be eligible for the Chiefs game, provided they continue to test negative.

In the big picture, Hankins might be the biggest loss. He's the anchor of the D-line and ranked among the best (maybe the best) run defenders in the league.

Joyner has played better lately, and he is capable of a big play. Ferrell is getting better but still disappears at times. Morrow outplayed Littleton last week, which says more about Littleton than it does Morrow.

Abram is a wildcard. His intensity sometimes hurts the team almost as much as it helps. With a little more discipline, he'll be a force.

Singularly, most of these guys can be replaced. Replacing all of them for one game?

Forget about it.

3:37 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

The Raiders are 8-point underdogs at home vs the Chiefs today. Apparently, there's not a lot of confidence among "investors" that the Raiders can be the only team to beat the Chiefs, and do it twice.

Without fans in the stands, the Death Star has yet to prove it can be the home field advantage we'd hoped. Hopefully, the Raiders can channel the same intensity which brought them victory in Game 1.

Carr showed the Chiefs enough in Game 1 that the they will be forced to respect his home run ball. If Raiders can again control the clock with long TD drives and create a few timely stops on D, they stand a chance.

Big difference today, Trent Brown will not play. That's "big" on many levels. But the Raiders makeshift O-line has been resilient. I was critical of Tom Cable coming back to the Raiders but it's tough to deny his position group has overachieved thus far. Conversely, I was fairly high on Rod Marinelli's hire but it's been his group that hasn't lived up to expectation.

This is a huge opportunity for the Raiders, as a team and as an organization, to show the kind of progress which we've been waiting since the early 2000's.

So while the Chiefs motivate themselves by complaining the Raiders took a team bus victory lap around their stadium after Game 1, the Raiders are preparing themselves for true relevancy, win or lose today.

Stay safe, enjoy the game and, as always, GO RAIDERS!

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

All but Lamarcus Joyner has returned for the Raiders from the COVID list. So those on the defensive list come into the game without practicing with the team. I guarantee though, that Gruden and team sent videos of the Chiefs, and game plan to each of them.
This is one of the reasons why the mediots are not picking the Raiders to win. But let's remember, nobody picked them to win last time either! I wonder if Gruden will do victory laps around the Chiefs bus if the Raiders win again? JUST WIN, BABY!

8:27 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Joyner was activated a day earlier. Ferrell is out.

1:37 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

sh*t. I didn't realize Joyner is back on list. Hope these guys are ok.

1:38 PM  

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