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I actually think we'll push them quite hard. We may not be pretty, but we sort of get it done, on both sides of the ball.

I like this years team. The D is tough. The offense is OK. It's a promising situation. If you can add a few game changers to a team like that we could be a real 10+ win team from next year

I think we'll probably win 7-8 games this year

1 year ago on The Oakland Raiders gameplan vs Peyton Manning

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I personally think it's impossible to stop Peyton Manning at the minute. He's going to put up huge numbers and a big score.

The only way to win is put up huge numbers, and a big score yourself and win the turnover battle.

Which isn't impossible for Oakland to do, but unlikely.


1 year ago on The Oakland Raiders gameplan vs Peyton Manning

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I'd say the performance of the Defense was the real thing to get excited about. 

Context is the key issue - Andy Luck/Colts are going to make many big plays against every team in the league. He'd probably pass for 300+ yards against the Texans..........

Too often on this site, I see criticism against the team for allowing a few big plays. You know, all teams allow big plays, every game........

1 year, 1 month ago on Oakland Raiders vs Indianapolis Colts, week 1: the good the bad, and the ugly

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I find your views on the pass defense a bit odd. And the defense in general. 

Andrew Luck had a really fast start. But the guy barely completed a pass in the second half. And you're talking about one of the most explosive, high statistics, QB in the entire league.

You know, I seriously doubt another team in the league will keep Luck under 200 yards passing, and under 20 points, this season. 

The only reason Oakland were had a great chance to win, was the stingy D.



1 year, 1 month ago on Oakland Raiders vs Indianapolis Colts, week 1: the good the bad, and the ugly

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I see Menelik Watson starting game 1 at LT 

Very athletic but raw. If he plays well, he could seriously damage Veldheers contract hopes. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Keys to the Game for Raiders vs Bears, Pre-season week 3

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I don't buy Matt Flynn suffered purely because of the offensive line - he had plenty of time in a lot of his throws. And his last pick, was great blocking. He had the ball forever before he threw. 

The second pick was just an underthrow on a deep out. Which suggests poor arm strength. He had plenty of time. And the guy was wide open. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Matt Flynn vs Terrelle Pryor: Who should the Raiders start?

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Truth is, when you've got not got many offensive weapons, it's not a bad idea to make your QB an offensive weapon.

Having Pryor and McFadden behind centre (both very experienced with read option/wildcat in college) in regular pistol/read option/shotgun formations is far more dangerous and explosive than Matt Flynn.

I think Pryor can also make the short/medium routes that many thought give Flynn the advantage. I think he's honestly outplayed him in all facets of the game pre-season

1 year, 1 month ago on Matt Flynn vs Terrelle Pryor: Who should the Raiders start?

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I’ve been saying Pryor will start in week 1 on here, from before training camp.  I probably just got lucky, but I’ve always seen it that way

He has an elite arm, elite size and is an RG3 type athlete. And his accuracy is OK.

OK accuracy may not sound great, but when the guy you're trying to beat out is Matt Flynn, it's good enough. 

And when you can extend plays with your legs, and make big plays rushing, it's also good enough.


1 year, 1 month ago on Matt Flynn vs Terrelle Pryor: Who should the Raiders start?

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@Indy! I agree, but remember he's 240+ pounds. Cam Newton size. Can take the hits

1 year, 1 month ago on Matt Flynn vs Terrelle Pryor: Who should the Raiders start?

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