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Hoping its the former!
5 months, 1 week ago on Matt Schaub owning his role as Raiders stopgap QB
Raiders in the playoffs this year!!!
The Quarterback must go down and must go down HARD!!! AND HE WILL!!!! SO WILL WELKER!!!
1 year, 1 month ago on The Oakland Raiders gameplan vs Peyton Manning
hope our staff is on point...good game to judge the staffs creativity and halftime adjustments
1 year, 1 month ago on Oakland Raiders gameplan vs Indianapolis Colts
Reggie will trade one or put one on IR...book it.....already said hes not letting either go.
1 year, 2 months ago on How the Raiders may handle the McGloin/Wilson situation
Both QBs made bad decisions last night - TP: sack vs throwing the ball away, tried running for 1st down wit Jacoby open for a first in front of him, threw bad ball dropped int by bears =Flynn 2 INTS , not recognizing blitz again.....TP at least made some amazing plays and can correct his mistakes.....Flynn, not so sure. And if Im DA & Reggie, Id give TP all the playing time....will have growing pains for sure but can determine if he is in fact our QB of the present and future. And btw, totally expect our lines to improve once they get to play together some.
1 year, 2 months ago on Matt Flynn vs Terrelle Pryor: Who should the Raiders start?
nice piece...tough game to cover......light at the end of the tunnel on its way.....the starting DL HAS to be better and the playing time our young guys (crawford, bass, robinson,biliduki, Mc Gee) are getting is invaluable. On the OL, we definility need some continuity....lets not forget Watson may be back soon and can play LT till Vehldeer gets back if Barron doesn't pick up his game...Also gotta love how Flynn kept his cool in the onslaught
1 year, 2 months ago on Raiders vs Saints: conclusions and predictions
Thanx for your insights and reporting....always appreciate your hard work and perspective. Looking forward to a great year for the Silver & Black! Is Jenkins looking better than Holmes and or Criner overall? If so, can we trade a WR to get him on the roster? if so who do we trade?
1 year, 3 months ago on Notes from Oakland Raiders training camp, day 6
NICE POST AS USUAL...MY $ ON MELNICK TO START THE SEASON AS OUR RT AND BERGSTROM AS LG...OH YEAH AND C WOOD TO BE OUR FS !!!!!!!!
1 year, 5 months ago on Oakland Raiders' camp battle winners predictions
Nice re grade....based on the fact that we had 5 picks when Reggie came last year (he traded to get the extra 7 and signed/did n't sign FA's to earn a compensatory and traded back 3 times) and came out with 10 makes this an A_to start......Gets day 1 starter in DJ, very possible that Watson starts over Holding Falsestart (Barnes) day one two. Be VERY surprised if Sio does not start....Wilson will add depth AND PUSH for a starting gig and I think with coaching (didnt have any last year...was a consideration for top pick b4 2012 season started) will become not only our starter, but better than Gannon in a year or two. He has the temperament but more skills. Reminds me of Stabler actually. The 2 TE;s will battle out for a starting gig and provide depth - awesome for round 6....Lataviyus just may make DMC expendable after this year and has Bush like beast qualities...worst pick was WR, like the Duke FA WR better....Bass can learn from Carter- sleeper pick and lastly, Stacy, the DT with a suspect background, he should know this is his last chance, which may be enough to get him focused to play all out and become at least a rotational DT. Got to be an A for this draft!
1 year, 6 months ago on Upon Further Review: Re-grading the Oakland Raidersâ 2013 Draft
Creating a mock draft is so tough especially when it is a new regime. Like the picks....gotta go PASS RUSH early....I favor Dion over Ansah and love taking a DT next.....my guess is they will take an OT rather than OG though.....thanx for the work as always....Go Raiders!
1 year, 6 months ago on Raiders 7 round mock draft
Great read.....until this last free agent signing flurry, thought Reggie had to trade out of the #3 spot to fill the roster. Now maybe not so as he can take his impact player (if he likes one) at #3 overall. Still think hell trade down,but maybe not far.
1 year, 6 months ago on Multitude of signings allow Raiders draft flexibility
great numbers...hungry players from playoff teams.....and proves a point....even though we dont have names on our roster at this point, I expect at least 3 more wins cuz of new coaches, 2 more wins cuz our opponents are over confident and 2 more wins cuz we actually play like a team. Guess that makes us 11-5 in 2013!
1 year, 7 months ago on By the Numbers: 2012 vs 2013 Raiders defensive tackles
nice work....I can see Buffalo going all the way to #1 ahead of Jacksonville for Geno. Can also see cards trading up with Detroit to ensure they get top OT...cant imagine raiders not trading out of #3...my guess is the 49ers..would love to splash and have ammo to move up.
1 year, 7 months ago on 1st round mock by Tyler Hunt
@Raiders52 @dondiraider That one hurt...but give myers his due....the boy can catch....as for Ausberry,new coach so new chance...like him, hope he is our answer.
1 year, 7 months ago on Patient Raiders will look to leverage deep draft to find some gems
@Harder2000 @dondiraider Perhaps this is true...I find it interesting that we kept Briseil of the ZBS....will also be interesting to see what GO thinks of the other two TE that Dirt Knapp dismissed.
I wonder who isnt sold on Meyers..Mck or DA or GO?
nice info...as a numbers guy, there is so much more to consider but no bettter place to start ....great info......CP3 could definitely benefit from someone making a play like streeter did and resulted in a TD drive..those were very few unfortunately.
1 year, 9 months ago on By the Numbers: Carson Palmer in 2012
the fact we fired Knapp and got a guy who at least proclaims to take advantage of players strength (and has statistics of play makers to back that) in spite of his teams Offensive rankings, it is a step in the right direction....Other than perhaps the Rams talent one year when he was OC, I think our skill position players are better than any hes had to work with. McKenzie really needs to solidify the OL and if he does, our O will be MUCH better in 2013.
1 year, 9 months ago on By the Numbers: OC Greg Olson's playcalling tendencies
I LOVE RAIDERS FANS...THE BEST IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!!
Great points on stats and other circumstances..I echo RealRaider and do not think that Asher you are judging GO at all...like corporate financials, they can be misleading without explanations ie was left tackle out all season....continue with your awesome work!
1 year, 9 months ago on By the Numbers: a look at new Raiders OC Greg Olson
I gotta get my glasses out to read this dude! :)
As alwyas, detailed and logical. Knapp maybe smart, but cant call plays period...gotta go...DHB will be traded or relegate to backup, no longer a statrter UNLESS he finally learns to catch withhis hands in the offseason. Palmer starts and another QB will replace Leinart to compete with TP or the BU QB in 2013
1 year, 10 months ago on 2013 Raiders Predictions: Offense
Great article and agree whole heartedly....Without question, we need a pass rusher....either DE or LB....Once we sign a FA or two we may see the direction McK is going....Think we add less in the secondary than most think....tyvon, huff & Mitchel leaves only one opening for a safety....Julio keeps a nickle or dime position with adams getting the other....seem to be high on Ross as CB so we need a legit # 1 CB, but that may be it...and if Ross is better as a safety, then we'd need a number 2 CB....thoughts there?
1 year, 10 months ago on 2013 Raiders Predictions: Defense
Hoffman must go or he will screw up royally every game.....and while were at it Knapp did not impress....no adjustments in second half in play calling and protection
2 years, 1 month ago on Week 1, Raiders fall to Chargers 22-14 | September
like the 3 moves...Cumbie to IR, got a LB, traded DB roster spot, got a capable OT, got depth @wr & LB via practice squad...guessing theses more tomorrow....4 more practice guys....guessing Hamilton will go to another teamsine hes not on our practice squad already...thats a bummer.
2 years, 1 month ago on Raiders announce cuts to 53, squad still incomplete | August
Nice job especially with last paragraph...spot on...thinking trade for LB rather than wire guy..ur thoughts on that?
2 years, 2 months ago on Raiders announce cuts to 53, squad still incomplete | August
As always, well done,,,,,,Loved Al but learned the only constant is change and AL did not....I expect a few more Superbowls this decade!
2 years, 3 months ago on Reviewing the Raiders offseason of change | July
nice work as usual....expect Parsons to get an OL spot this year over Colin. I think as with the young WR's the youth of our TE;s may prove to be a blessing...they know they have a legit shot to start, unlike recent years past with Miller & Boss....BTW I expect a HUGE year from CP3!
2 years, 3 months ago on Raiders Training Camp 101 - Part one, Offense | July
nice job,,luv this kid! Gonna be a real good playa!
2 years, 4 months ago on Getting to know Miles Burris | June
@Jososi Our D was pretty good in 2011 - then came Brez and the old D - bend and break!
2 years, 5 months ago on Tale of the Tape: Scouting Jason Tarver's Defense | May
@Raider Nate 75 with ya...they will need to mox it up bet we have 4-3 players who can ruch the passer..2012 will be fun!
Nice work as always....Live in NC so got to see Goodson play....accurate assessment...one item I would also mention....last year was a new coaching staff and some guys just do not hit it off for one reason or another...Goodson was one of them....Shawnte Spencer was another....I look forward to seeing this very likable kid play
2 years, 5 months ago on Tale of the Tape: Mike Goodson | May
I would not give up on McLain just yet everyone: first- going to trial by jury, so no jail time as of now, second- kids sometimes learn from incidents like this, third - new staff may just get him to play to his potential and lastly, some have a longer learning curve before making an impact ie Mc Fadden, DHB....legts give the kid some love!!!
2 years, 5 months ago on Catching up on multiple Raiders topics | May
Love this kids attitude cuz he has backed it up at every level he's played....he WILL make the team this year!
2 years, 5 months ago on Getting to know Chaz Powell | May
@nilbymouth Id be surprised if Barnes is on our roster opening day....I will say he got better at pass protection (when he wasn't off sides) and I thought he was very good @ LT for Jacksonville his first 4 years in the league....maybe he just needs a little more time & coaching....but I think Wang may just be a McK guy and we know what happens if its an even competition- tie goes to McK guy!
2 years, 5 months ago on Getting to know Ed Wang | May
I am sooooooooo with you bro! Still not sold on Knapp yet!
2 years, 6 months ago on Play Action: 2009 Seattle Seahawks | April
I agree with your thinking on Bergstrom & Burris (I'd add that Burris is the Pass Rusher we desperately needed opposite Shanasty. As for Crawford, Bilukidi and Stupar, they are needed for depth, and special teams with the both DL having upside - future rotational or starting possibilities. Stupar is a backup mike and special teams guy as of now - if he sticks. Love Criner and he will be paret of the WR packages, perhaps making one of the other guys expendable in a trade....thnx for listening :)
2 years, 6 months ago on Tale of the Tape: 2012 Draft Class | April
@nilbymouth he said as did McK & AD that he would play left guard.....Barksdale prolly out RT
2 years, 6 months ago on Raiders pick ? | April
Nice, I actually remember watching the Ram game and thought Bartell would be a nice fit for us. Hope he and Spencer come back strong and show our youngsters DVD & Checkwa whata pro is!
2 years, 6 months ago on Tale of the Tape: Ron Bartell | April
Guess Reggie likes to end every work week on a high note! One way to replace some of Wimbleys sack production....still need another pure pass rusher....like how the roster is shaping up and the cap for the future is looking real bright!
2 years, 6 months ago on Report: Dave Tollefson verbally agrees to join Raiders | April
I agree 200% with your main concern...gotta get a natural pass rusher....and like your analysis top to bottom, nice work! And yeah one way or another we will get a run suffing NT
2 years, 7 months ago on 2012 Raiders mock draft, by @HuggyJrme | March
Maybe we can pry Osi from th Giants for Louis Murphy and a future draft pick, have Houston rotate @ DE and DT. More versatility up front with Seymour, Kelly & Bryant having experience at both DT & DE as well! But gotta have a pass rusher!
2 years, 7 months ago on Raider Nation likely influential in bringing Wheeler to Oakland | March
So the biggest missing piece on the team right now is a natural pass rusher Either in the form of a DE or Blitzing LB. We need someone to take the pressure of Shaunasty that will also allow Kelly & Seymour to be productive.
@Harder2000 @Spartacus that would be so cool!
2 years, 7 months ago on The backup quandary | March
@Indy! @Spartacus @nilbymouth Y do raider fans even think about dumping two of our best players....Palmer & DMC....not happening!
2 years, 7 months ago on Mock Draft 1.0 from @Raiderdraftnik | March
my limited knowledge says someone trades to get blackmon if he starts to fall....and the raiders first pick will be the best pass rusher available...no if ands or buts!
@massillonraider Good point....interesting to me how under Marshall in 2010 we were a bit more versatile on D and ended up 10th in total D, while last year we were bresnahaned and dropped to near bottom total D rankings with almost the same players. I too agree that our D will be much better and combined with an even better o than in 2011, w will be a team to be reckoned with,
2 years, 7 months ago on Digesting HC Allen's interviews at Owners Meeting | March
@nilbymouth no report, but Boyd appears on the team website
2 years, 7 months ago on Raiders Depth: CB mostly set, LB still very up in the air | March
Guessing 3 picks like u but hoping for 4 or at least a third & fourth in there.....btw....I really enjoy your work-thanx!
2 years, 7 months ago on Raiders should know their additional picks this week | March
@Black_Nightmare @Spartacus @Harder2000 well we could have Cornell Green come out of retirement or maybe Mario Henderson? LOL!
2 years, 7 months ago on An historic day in the NFL (and other notes) | March