used to be DARK KUSH if anyone cares. just thought this name was more Raider oriented.
RAIDERS 4 LIFE! THIS NEW ERA OF RAIDER FOOTBALL WILL JUST WIN, BABY! COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
F*CK THE HATERS!
shooot nilby .. even if he can't rush very well ... Justin Smith isn't the best at bringing pressure, but holding his edge CONSTANTLY! we have enough pass rushing DT's on the roster.. we need a RB KILLER on both ends of this line... if he can accomplish that, then WILLIAMS AND BIGMAC STRUCK GOLD! yes... unlikely scenario ... but honestly, who thought Desmond Bryant would be this good and still learning the position ... that's the kind of players this team drafted and signed...
1 year, 10 months ago on Getting to Know Dominique Hamilton | May
nice article BTW Asher. very well informed. you did your homework sir! what's your honest opinion on this offense? i mean, with these weapons, how could they fail?
WILDCARD: what if our penalties get CUT IN HALF with the discipline of this offense/defense that Allen brings? we need those 3 points from JANO instead of pushing us out of FG range. or not having to bring out JANO because of 2 false starts on the LOS! i believe they will make progress in shaking that curse. it'll be a big part of the new regime.
1 year, 10 months ago on Play Action: 2009 Seattle Seahawks | April
PS I can't believe i skipped Criner & Reece on offense... they are the X factors here. how will they be used a lot?
i emphasized TE's because this offense will depend upon them! Ausberry shouldn't have a bad time if he's learns major league TE route running ... his hands aren't the issue
there's too many options when everyone is healthy. i think it's any play caller's dream! Knapp will get to do a lot that he didn't get to before. he running the show since Allen has never been an offensive coach in his life.
with a masterful zone blocking OL like V-Berg-Wis-Bris-Barks ?
this team won't have any problems scoring a lot of point if they are here for 16 games!
it's the defense we must worry about here people. i went to 4 home games last year... none of those games had a lack of offense in it. that's saying something.
BONUS OF THIS SYSTEM:
if Knapp is successful and is here for years to come along with Allen, then Pryor will get all the continuation he needs to step into a very good situation with this kind of offense... he can take off AT ANY MOMENT when the threat of his arm is there.... LOOK OUT FOLKS! 3 years down the road.... times are looking very good.
Yes i do believe Burris will be rushing the passer more than anything. yes it will hurt him if he sucks in pass coverage... but he can work on it. have him put his hand in the dirt and go to town!
1 year, 10 months ago on Tale of the Tape: 2012 Draft Class | April
@JarrodRollins it was the same last year probably for you. what's the grade for them now around the league? i'\ve seen as high as B+ ...
1 year, 10 months ago on Raiders add many more players | April
@Spartacus BS . these guys have skills ... they just aren't eye popping as some other prospects. you really expect to get a superstar in the end of the 3rd and beyond? cmon kids... they didn't have high draft picks... what did you all expect?
if coached right, they will make it. at very least, we found a really good hitting squad on special teams. these guys all 1. take good angles 2. finish tackles, and have great overall vision... that makes them ST stand outs right off the bat.
Bergstrom will start this year... hopefully in place of Carlisle... while Barksdale comes into his own at RT. that's the dream scenario.
@JarrodRollins haha! yea cuz no big names were taken. go watch your BSPN and NFLN.
@Indy! of course they biffed it a bit on the DBs ... even though Allen is a GREAT UDFA signing. that kid is going to be a contributor one way or another this year. you can bank on it. this staff won't let another Sterling Moore happen in 2012... at least i hope so.
I truly believe they think Pat Lee, Spencer, Bartell, Checkwa, DVD, and Underwood is a good group of guys.
EVERYONE PLEASE REMEMBER: there is still the second round of cuts for current NFL players, and more UDFA signings to come when they get let go during or before the OTAS and TC ... happens all the time. like Blount a couple of years ago. was on 2 teams before he landed in TB ... DA and BigMac know that's when they can find more diamonds in the rough ... i believe he has with many of the defensive players he drafted, and he'll continue to.
giving draft grades before they play a down?
didn't you clowns learn from last years HORRIBLE DRAFT CHOICES? yea, tell that to Wiz and Moore. to say no one in this draft can turn into solid starters like they are, doesn't know what they're talking about.
just because they didn't take the high rated players on the so called "experts" draft boards, means we had a crappy draft?!
Burris looks spectacular, despite who he's playing against. the guy is EVERYWHERE on the field.
all these guys have GREAT VISION and HIGH MOTORS. they love the sport they're playing, and i'm not even religous at all, but the fact they are is very telling on how they were raised. they are dedicated to their craft for their families, which in a very religious faith, is the most important thing of all.
D MOORE AND WIZ II KIDDIES! that's all that needs to be said. our C GRADE IN THE 2011 DRAFT went to a B+ after the year was over... PLEASE TELL ME IM WRONG. thanks.
@RealRaider2055 @nilbymouth @dondiraider i believe it'll happen that way too... Berg is a good lineman. maybe not at RT though... anyone to get Carlisle to take a back seat is a good pick in my book.
1 year, 10 months ago on Raiders pick ? | April
they will be okay. i have a feeling BigMac will make a move for someone... moving up slightly. he'll strike a deal with a team to get someone like Spence or Chapman... either are sorely needed. yes it may be future draft picks... but a 4th rounder in 2014 to move up into the mid 3r'd to get either one of those guys would be tremendous! i'd be down for something like that. someone you KNOW will have good value and could contribute in some fashion right off the bat. i'd be happy with not having to wait FOREVER for them to pick... late Friday ... ugh...
BUT PALMER IS WORTH IT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
1 year, 10 months ago on Don't expect Raiders to trade up into 2nd round | April
LOL! yea trade the best player on offense.... to NE no doubt. glad you aren't running the show, as usual. of course he's hurt a lot, but he'll get over it. or wait, if he is injury prone as all hell, why the F would NE give us a 1st rounder? LMFAO
@morestickum if he wants to run a 3-4 at times, you can bank on it. i say DROP HIM and get EJ Henderson in here.. just my two cents.
1 year, 10 months ago on McClain settles one lawsuit, one remains | April
another camp body... it's clear that BigMac doesn't want to spend any more doe. guys like TO are too expensive ... and i don't think they'd sign him anyway... although i like the idea of another weapon for Palmer, because we're overloaded anyway.
it is underrated guys like Calhoun who are hungry and ready to rumble ... more blue collar guys on the team. i like it!
1 year, 10 months ago on Raiders ink Duke Calhoun | April
BTW i've heard in many circles that Josh Kaddu may fall to our 4th round compensatory pick ... wouldn't that be something to get both.
1 year, 10 months ago on Raiders Draft Prep: player visits | April
CHAPMAN CHAPMAN CHAPMAN!
pairing him up with Seymour and TK will do wonders for this defense. the little HULK can bulk up a little more and play NT all day long.. disturbing every inside running lane... for the future, it's all about the Tollefson, Bryant, Chapman show up front! i like that combo a lot going forward.
@JarrodRollins they wont take a 5th rounder,,, it will at least take a 4th rounder... and it would have to be somewhat a high one...
1 year, 10 months ago on Raiders Mock Draft 2.0 by @RaiderDraftnik | April
CHAPMAN ALL DAY !
i would ilke Sean Spence just as much.
either one of them are a day 1 starter...
and i think one of them will be a raidah!
@Spartacus @xraided http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOaajv2cMu8
just shuttup and watch them.
he has the same chance to succeed as anyone with a dedication to the craft. obviously he has that, he gave up a possible basketball career to play a completely different sport. that's ballsy in itself.
that's the bottom line here. POTENTIAL. that's all i EVER said. and suddenly you think i'm comparing him to Gates? childish.
1 year, 11 months ago on Raiders sign developmental TE prospect Andre Hardy | April