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i think van dyke has 1 of the spots sewn up.
2 years, 2 months ago on Getting to know Conroy Black | May
hopefully the kid nmakes it and if he turns out to be at the least a situational pass rusher on 3rd down, then he's worth it. we have got to find guys who can bring pressure
2 years, 2 months ago on Getting to know Kaelin Burnett | April
that would be ridiculous! it would prolong bradys career another 3 or 4 years and with their passing attack, if he stayed healthy, hewould lead the league in rushing and terrorize us for the next 5 years. dont think reggie mac would do that (hope not)
2 years, 2 months ago on Don't expect Raiders to trade up into 2nd round | April
2 years, 3 months ago on Tale of the Tape: Ron Bartell | April
good article, but i was sold on the guy when larry fitzgerald said he's the one corner that he hates facing. coming from larry, im impressive!
get em all i say. burflict is intriguiging. seems like he has the randy moss, play when i wanna syndrome, but when he's motivated, look out. do we have the leadership to hone his skills like say a ray lewis would do on defense cause our linebackers are young kids as well
2 years, 3 months ago on Raiders-specific mock draft, by @raiderdraftnik | April
wait till the guys who have been their realize that you can do things another way besides the al way (r.i.p. mr davis) and they will respond. i think branch, huff, and mcclain have monster seasons this year. even though he has shown glimpses, huff was so great at texas that i cant believe he hasn't played to his full potential yet, i believe he will this year. i also think curry comes up huge when used right. i know its only a footb all game, but curry had 18 sacks in my season on madden cause he is so fast off that edge. allen and tarver have some talent on d to work with, but we need a little more. hey, what do you guys think of burflict with one of those picks. i know everyones been dogging him and he's dropping quick, but he seems like a football player to me. the question is whaqt is he from monday to saturday!
2 years, 3 months ago on Digesting HC Allen's interviews at Owners Meeting | March
i believe henderson resigned with the vikes and lawson is in green bay visiting (thats what i read last anyways). we should bring thomas howard back if he's available out there as a back up plan if lawson doesn't work out. by the way, is lawson really that good? heard some chatter that he stinks in coverage and is not a good open field tackler. i dont know, thats what i heard.
2 years, 3 months ago on Raiders should know their additional picks this week | March
why are people so high on jones, cause he's fast? he didn't show me anything outside the pre season that would even make me think he was a good backup. all he did was sit on the injury cart with dmac, ford, and others.
2 years, 4 months ago on Could Michael Bush come back to Raiders? | March
personally im surprised kellys name hasn't popped up in no off season conversation yet, cut or resigned or restructured. i still dont think were done making those types of moves, maybe his bonus date or something hasn't arrived yet. they cant be totally pleased with his play thus far (im not), even though it has improved since seymour arrived. just thought he would be better against the run
2 years, 4 months ago on Raiders still looking for help at CB | March
heard jackson was looking at 11+ a year!
2 years, 4 months ago on Raiders Free Agency needs: Wide Receiver | March
i think their working something with wimbley as well or he would be cut by now. i would like to keep him, but if he doesn't want to help use out, then he got to go, point blank. he's definitely not worth the contract mr davis gave him, but a lot of people say just keep him cause if we cut him, we owe him like 6 mil anyways this year. my problem with that is how will he be received in the locker room for one, and he could have a strained relationship with owner and staff. its a sticky situation for us, and i think besides the coaching search (which i for one like), this is mr mckenzies first big decision he's gonna have to make, and it might not be too well received by the raider nation.
2 years, 4 months ago on Raiders Recap - Re: Cap | March
he has definitely improved no doubt but he still has a long way to go, especially as a roue runner. i'll tell you his 3 routes, 1. fake deep and run the out pattern, 2. go deep in a straight line, or 3. we run a play action and he runs the drag route across the middle and is the option when nobody else in the universe is open. a vet needs to come in and help the kid, cause he has the desire to learn (not vet like housh, thanks hue).
2 years, 4 months ago on Raiders positioned to do well on offense | March
i think dhb will get the 3rd spot of the triplets, but moore seems to have a better knack of locating and playing the ball in the air. bey did improve immensely though he seemed to be in hue's dog housefor some reason which was never really explained
with the personnel we have and adding a few pieces (subtracting some too), we can be a force. hopefully dmac can stay healthy and with carson getting a off season to pepare, i believe we can push some teams and make a run for it.
2 years, 4 months ago on Some upcoming dates to know | March
so people say trade mcfadden still, so i ask you to who? teams with multiple picks aka new england? yea there we go, strenghthen a strong team already again (moss). we would be dumb to trade mcfadden, and its funny cause the 2 main excused i hear for carsons performance last year is what, 1. got up off the couch to play, and 2. didn't have the luxury of having mcfadden behind him like campbell had earlier in the season! you either want him or you dont. people say bush carried us, well he did in november, but in december we couldn't lean on him and teams didnt respect him to hit the homerun ball, which is why he was caught from behind on many big plays last year that dmac took to the house, or would have. restructure for him is a whole different topic, but as far as getting rid of him now, we would def. win 4 games next year!
2 years, 4 months ago on Allen Speaks at Combine | February
hopefully the "trade mcfadden" nonesense stops now among our fans. coach allen said it was harder to prepare for the raiders when he was part of the gameplan. thats something we all know, and the injury history is disturbing, but arian foster misses games, adrian peterson misses games and their fans arent hollering trade em, so why should we.
pretty soon were gonna have to anny up and pay veldheer
2 years, 4 months ago on Some Raider-Centric Quick Hits | February
we cant afford another big contract like the one jackson will be after, if he even gets out of s.d. someone said resign schillens, are you kidding me. we got to rework this cap issue first. the steelers were in worst shape than us and restructured bens contract and saved 8 million dollars! so what that tells me is wimbley, huff, kelly, and curry better be ready when the time comes to wheel and deal cause that can be a whole lot of space from where were at now. we could use wimbleys money to possibly throw at mario williams, just a thought.
2 years, 4 months ago on Looking at the Raiders’ Top 5 Positions of Need | February
me personally, i wouldn't tag either one. branch i believe will resign, unless another team in need of a safety throws the mega dollars at him (cowboys).
2 years, 5 months ago on Franchise Tag Window Begins Today | January
put dmac behind him and 1 of them is gonna get you. safetys have to stay up and respect the run or play back and get ran over. palmer wil be fine, and we will be fine.
2 years, 5 months ago on Tale of the tape: Palmer has Raiders well-armed for success | February
man a lot of stuff im reading, raider fans want to cut or trade mcfadden, wimbley, seymour, johnson, dhb, satele, barnes, mcclain and others. even though were rebuilding, we cant cut our whole team or we will be picking back in the top five. redoe a couple contracts, get rid of some guys, but we cant gut the whole team. lets get cap friendly so we can major players in free agency cause we dont have hardly no draft picks!
2 years, 5 months ago on Raiders add LB coach and asst ST coach to staff | February
happy with the staff, now its time to start getting rid of the rest of the over paid underachievers on this team.
didn't see this one coming, but not surprised
2 years, 5 months ago on Raiders release CB Stanford Routt | February
i wouldn't blame anyone for that disaster named jamarcus russell but himself. nobody can coach up a person who doesn't want to be coached, bottom line!
2 years, 5 months ago on Raiders retain Saunders, bring back Defillipo | February
you dont need a great dt, just a couple big bodys to plug in their to take up space and blockers to allow your lb's to make plays (which is our problem, they dont make enough) mostly by scheme. i think last season when marshall was here we were 2nd or 3rd in the league in sacks, right with green bay and pittsburgh. man, chuck b really came and screwed things up
2 years, 5 months ago on Tarver hire could mean new defensive scheme in Oakland | February
seen him on coach speak, a interview/practice type environment, and he reminds me a lot of jon gruden being he is real fiery and works guys hard at practice, my question is well the vets on defense follow his lead or think they have their spot. he needs to set the tone and let guys know either buy in or get out! thank goodness no more bresnahan.
2 years, 5 months ago on Raiders officially announce Jason Tarver Defensive Coordinator | February
i think the thought process is to open up the offense like the packers and saints do with multiple wide formations, then run it down your throat with dmac and dump offs to him, the only problem we faec is we dont necessarily have those teams recievers on our roster, but we do have playmakers. moore could be a greg jennings type, ford is a james jones type, and dhb, well, he's just dhb! the point im making is WHEN healthy dmac is better than gb's running backs and can be used as a huge weapon like the saints do sproles. the one thing allen definitely emphasized in his press conference was that "we are gonna be an explosive offense". that was maybe the most stern thing he said. i also like the fact he said our d is good, but we need to improve in the lb play and the secondary, unlike hue who would just say "we will play better next game". will be interesting to see who gets cut, and what free agents we can get here this offseason. and for the last time and i dont want to say it again, please listen mr mckenzie and coach allen. DO NOT TRADE DARREN MCFADDEN!
2 years, 5 months ago on Greg Knapp gets another crack at running Raiders offense | January
trading dmac would be one of the dumbest things we could do. remember a certain db who couldn't stay healthy here, left here via free agency cause us fans were upset he couldn't stay healthy, he was a huge part of a turnaround on defense for a team that went on to win the superbowl and he also won defensive mvp and has stamped himself into the hall of fame when his career is over? i dont hear no ram fans saying cut sam bradford and he was a number one pick and has missed alot of time with injurys, including last year the same injury as mcfadden. it sucks, but you cant get rid of your best weapon. i like marshawn lynch, but doesn't it strike anyone why he was ran out out of buffalo. and i dont wanna hear cause of fred jackson beat him out. bringing him back home to cali might be a big mistake, but it would excite the crowd cause he plays like a beast, but can he keep his head on straight. i really dont know if we can afford to franchise bush unless its with the understanding to buy more time to get a long term deal. interesting times in oakland for sure.
2 years, 5 months ago on Two top coordinator candidates emerge for Raiders | January
so sad, at home to attend a funeral and pulls a stunt like that. and nick saban said he was the smartest FOOTBALL player he ever coached, notice the emphasis on football cause he's a knucklehead off the field. it may be an isolated incident, but what if that bullet hit an innocent bystander or something, possibly a child. that arresr photo alone should make goodell give him a minimum of 2 games and a max of 4 or 5. totally inexcusable! i defend my raiders to the end, but i dont defend knuckleheads!
2 years, 5 months ago on Rolando McClain facing rough road ahead | January
i guess it was a better higher than some of the names out their floating, marty, tice, and some others. i guess reggie liked his passion and what he says he can bring to the table. we dont know too much about him but i guess we will find out in the upcoming weeks once we here from him. is he definitely hired or not. the colts are holding a press conference tomorrow to announce their new head coach, and we dont have anything planned. guess im just impatient, but i would like to hear what he has to say. as far as carson goes, hopefully he stays. the guy is a professional and just cause his "personal hype man" hues not around doesn't mean he should want to call it quits like he did in cincinnatti, unless coach tells him their going in another direction. give him an offseason, get dmac back healthy (yea right) and clean up the penaltys along with an improved defensive strategy, we should be alright heading into next season. its not like we gotta climb far in our division to get to the top.
2 years, 5 months ago on Where Dennis Allen goes, success follows | January
my biggest issue (worry) is reggie said the new coach will pick his staff, doies allen have the credentials to go out and get some good coordinators (well mainly d cause saunders should still be the o coordinator) to come here with him? who does he have in his corner. i will say one thing, all i heard today from different people on sportstalk say this guy is a bigger higher than we know just cause he isn't the sexy name everyone (including me) wants, he will do wonders for this team.
they're saying allen is the frontrunner and their negotiating, BUT moss and a mystery coach is still in the mix. dont think its a done deal with allen just yet, and i got a funny feeling its not gonna be him, ya know, the raider way. guess im waiting for john herrera to come out and run his mouth so that way i know its the opposite of what he says!
2 years, 6 months ago on Raiders remove coaching staff from website | January
who knows, i wasn't overly happy about the gruden pick back then and it worked out. i just dont know what they see in this guy, even though i dont know or talked to him personally, nor do i know half about football as he does, and im 3 years older than him! they say the broncos defense improved so much, well lets see, we lost our qb and r.b., rivers had his worst season ever siunce he's been a starter, and the chiefs lost almost every good player they had, especially on offense minus dwayne bowe, and this guy turned their d around? it was more so the division came back to them (especially us, damn you hue). i dont know. theyre also saying theirs a mystery candidate along with allen and apparently winston moss. who knows, but we need a booster shot in the worst way (and i mean us the fans). nonetheless, enough crying, im selling whomever we hire and backing him, so as i so often say, GO RAIDERS!!!!!!
2 years, 6 months ago on Raider head coach candidate roundup reveals new frontrunner | January
anxious to see what he's waiting on, or more importantly who. it seems to me, and this is just me, as a new gm you want to get back to success fast and you want to excite the people (especially season ticket holders), what better way to do it than bring back gruden! he has openly said he would love to coach all this talent, cause its more than what he had when he was here. dont know where this is going, but some of these names on this list dont excite me at all! like marty, or this dennis guy!
well we can count green bays o.c. off the list, just seen he was hired as the dolphins head coach!
2 years, 6 months ago on McKenzie's track record with Packers foretells Raiders future | January
i really think were switching to 3-4, cause the best 4-3 d. coordintator i believe was steve spag., and he's gone now. dont know if he was even considered, but i know most raider fans i talk to would have lliked to keep the 4-3 if we had him as d. coord.
they are comparing bowles to mike tomlin around the league. it looks like 1 of the packers coach's will get it, but we need a good staff to go with him and time is not on our side cause teams are swooping up these coordinators. im anxious to see how this goes.
2 years, 6 months ago on Three new Raiders head coach candidates emerge | January
you dont need a pro bowl dt, they dont fall off trees. you have to make em with players around him. most good dt are big space eaters that hold up the oline so linebackers can run free and make players. yea, if you get a hold of a raji then your lucky. the 3-4 is proving to be a good d. broncos switched to it, their d improved. texans d improved, even green bay switched to it a couple years ago. im just waiting to see who gets this job. its nerve racking, but its exciting. also, one last thing thats totally off the subject, the next time i read someone posting on any raider site that we should trade mcfadden, im a jump off a bridge somewhere. that is just absolutely ridiculous. people keep saying if we had him this season more we would have made the playoffs, which i agree, so how does trading him make us better?
2 years, 6 months ago on Signs point to Raiders switching to 3-4 defense | January
i have read so many mixed reviews that im going nuts. the bottom line, as a fan, embrace the decisions. jackson wasn't a great hc,gm, but he was a good hc. big al's passing put too much on him at once, and it overwhelmed him. were we better than last year? 8-8 both years, 6 division wins one year and 3 the next. defense definitely went totally backwards. the only big difference was we went from a yes man in cable, to a outspoken coach who's mouth wrote checks his you know what couldn't cash. the same time he bought carson in, he should have ushered bresnahan out, and we might still be playing this weekend and he mjight still have a job!
2 years, 6 months ago on Davis reached out to "extended family" Raider Legends for GM hire | January
is it me or does mckenzie kinda favors nipsey russell fromt he wiz. nonetheless, reg sounds like he means business, and the one thing he emphasized that stood out to me was "he wants players". that could mean the end of a lot of current raiders that was living off the "big al scholarship" program. im kinda shocked, being they share the same agent, but im also pumped though. this has been long over due nation! and what i like is we dont have far to go to FIRST take this division back, then compete in the playoffs. we need to keep palmer. everyone is high on the kid from green bay, but the one thing i give him is he almost beat pats last year, and put up monstrous numbers against the lions. now were not green bay, but reg was around him and knows what they have. i dont think we can pass up on palmer just yet, but i cant wait till we hire a coach so we as fans can get a direction on where this is headed! GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!
2 years, 6 months ago on What the Raiders can expect as the Reggie McKenzie era begins | January
hue was a very good oc, not head coach. i think with al passing hue thought he was gonna take over the team. mark and amy went with whatever he said with the intentions of letting him make his own bed. even after all that, the press conference waas the last straw. despite hue being right, as the head coach you CANNOT go out like that. he really threw a lot of guys on defense under the bus. they were just playing the D they were told to. that presser was classless and with reggie coming from a classy organization, he wasn't having it. and if hue wanted power in personnel decisions (with no resume to do it), reggie was getting rid of a headache that was waiting to happen. we have long wanted our raiders to gut some dead weight here (aka schillens and others), lokks like it will finally happen. one good thing, it doesn't take much to win the afc west, and the last 3 years every team has won the division, guess who's next ya? GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!
2 years, 6 months ago on Raiders fire Hue Jackson | January
megatron wont happen fellas. vincent jackson could but if he is gonna be franchised by the chargers. i thought they cant franchise him, wasn't that supposedly part of the cba agreement holdup with him.
2 years, 6 months ago on Raiders' new GM McKenzie not just another legend hire | January
they need to get rid of that clown too. never met or talked to the guy, but i dont like him.
hue might be in some trouble. this announcement bought him down to earth. he was riding the high horse there for a while (and maybe us into the ground). how come everytime raider news hits the air, John Herrera comes out and says its not true, like the story about our coordinators getting fired. nonetheless, mckenzie may want to bring his type of coaches in, heck he may can hue and have a big hire in mind (cowher?) never know, but this is the 2nd best news since our pitiful loss last week. the 1st was the report bresnahan was fired! GO RAIDERS!!!!!
moore,murphy,schillens and ford catch that ball.
2 years, 6 months ago on Raiders week 17: Ballers & Busters | January
i know coaches is after the season, i dont know about upper personnel
2 years, 6 months ago on Raiders 2012 opponents announced | January
dont know where to start, but what a disappointing end after a 7-4 start. with everything that happened this year, losing big al (rip), mcfadden hurt, campbell hurt, the palmer trade, the curry trade, ford hurt, moore hurt, and so on and so on, all we had to do was win our last game against one of our hated rivals at home to say the least and make the playoffs, thats it! i told my friend the detroit loss was gonna bite us in the behind in the end, but even with that, we still couldn't get it done. time to sit down, let it blow over and mark and amy make decisions on where this is going moving forward. first order of business is get rid of bresnahan. i have been wishy washy on him all year, but as i look back, besides the games our d blew, we barely hung on to win some games we were in control of, texans, browns, jets, first denver game, bears and so on. im not mad, just highly disappointed cause denver did everything to give us the division and we couldn't take it or didn't want it. which one is it? nonethless, happy new years raider nation!
2 years, 6 months ago on Chargers send Raiders home for the offseason | January
since the ravens are still fighting for the division title, cause they will know before they take the field if the pats lose or not for the #1 seed, they can get #2 by winning over the bengals, and the jets can beat the dolphins and they got a break cause reggie bush is out, so jsut beat the chargers FIRST and let the rest play itself out. i feel good about us today. wish i could be at the game cause its gonna be off the hook. whomever is reading this and going, make some noise every chance you can. i will be watching with my eyes glued to all scores around the league. jackson played the first time we played them and didn't really do nothing. he has a bad hammy if he plays or not, so routte should have a huge advantage over him. keep a safety back, drop a lb 5 - 10 yards off the line in the middle, and go after phillip rivers! on offense, until they can prove they can stop bush, give them a heavy dose. last time he had 30 carries io believe, this time give him 23 (7 for jones) to spell him. keep the reverses and all that stuff coming hue. as always, GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!
2 years, 6 months ago on Focal points: Raiders vs Chargers | December
has their line gotten better over there? at least bres. found out what was working and he kept putting wimbley over there on the line to win that battle. rivers will be peeking that way all day, especially if kam can get to him early.
2 years, 6 months ago on Raiders to finish healthiest they've been nearly all season | December
my reply to that my raider brotha is if we dont think dmac can stay healthy, jones has missed a lot of time this season and hasn't even played that much.
well to me, the first charger game was one of the bresnahans best to be honest. we sacked rivers 6 times i believe with wimbley getting 4. rivers had a couple hail mary t.d.'s he threw up cause our db's made bad plays on the ball, except giordano's pick in the end zone late on another of rivers hail mary throws. matthews is banged up and jackson might not play with a bad hammy. get up on them like we did and make rivers melt under the heat, like he did, like he always does.
he probably would have been guarding burleson else anyways, like he usually did (by bad scheme)
2 years, 6 months ago on Three Raiders make Pro Bowl | December
hue needs to drill into palmer we cannot keep turning over the ball, or he cant. even though we won, were giving it up way too much. like i said yesterday, i cant believe seymour the vet he is plays special teams. thats a testament to his leadership skills. thats funny cause i told my buddy had bey caught the ball with his hands and not cradled it like a baby, even though im just glad he caught it, he probably scores a t.d. last game against the chargers, we were all over rivers and nothing should change this game either. their line hasn't improved. offensively, let bush get going early and the play action will be there, like the first game which i think was palmers all around best one. nonetheless, big win, it was tough, the chiefs are better than they were the first time we played them.
2 years, 6 months ago on Raiders week 16: Ballers & Busters | December
shout out to richard seymour cause for him being the vet on the team, he's out there on special teams and made probably the 2 biggest plays of our season (1 for sure) with those blocks. also heyward bey is slowly turning the corner as a guy you have to reckon with cause now with moore back in stride, bey can make that big play we need with ford and mcfaddden being out. were still in it fellas, GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!
2 years, 6 months ago on Raiders win ugly one over Chiefs to stay in playoff hunt | December
i dont know why, but call it being a homer, i got a feeling we blow out the chiefs by 17 and the broncos lose. heres why. carson remembers what happened last time and the chiefs knew boller couldn't beat them and palmer was rusty, so they played us for the run only. now carson is settled (and i dont wanna hear the get used to the receiver excuse no more) we can open it up and let bush grind em to pieces. the reason i think denver loses is because everybody thinks its an easy win for them, but they can air it out and with spiller out the backfield and no dawkins for them, one of those linebackers have to watch for him, and also they dont give up many sacks anyways. their d is suspect, but so is denvers offense. evryone talks the blueprint to beating a team, well to beat denver is to score points and make them pass the ball. plus, a fact i seen earlier, since becoming the starter, tebow has not played a game in under 45 degrees since college! back to us, the reason why i believe we win is for one reason and one only, orton is the qb. we beat him 3 times straight and it may be 4!
2 years, 7 months ago on Raiders to have dink and dunk day in Kansas City | December
it even says in the article above "palmers pass sailed long on schillens"!
2 years, 7 months ago on Raiders playoff hopes dim with late collapse vs Lions | December
he still threw it too far from the get go is what im saying. now in his defense, defensive holding should have been called cause the db grabbed moore but i dont know if it still would have been complete. no touch on the ball. maybe jacoby catches up with it, who knows
if our great qb could only hit a guy wide open on 2 seperate occassions!
why in the heck wasn't he double teamed the whole game? the vikings held him to like 4 catches last week and we let him run wild! our season is over! the broncos lost, the jets lost, the titans lost and we were in prime position to make a move and blew it! i am so pissed right now its unbelievable! even though carson missed on a couple big pass plays, we were up by 13, and blew it!
2 years, 7 months ago on Focal points: Raiders vs Lions | December
with all the injurys we got and we have a playmaker on the sideline in pryor who cant get on the field? are you serious. he might not be a nfl ready qb yet, but i know one thing for sure being from ohio, the kid is a athlete period and is a threat. im not saying get him the ball 15 times, but 5 or 6 times sprinkled in cant possibly hurt could it. we have our main playmakers hurt and getting one back thats not 100% in moore isn't like our offensive woes as of late ends does it. get terrelle some plays here or there, and i bet he changes the complexion just a little bit. we need to pull out all the stops today hue, cause a lost pretty much means the end of our season!
moore doesn't need to be returning punts now anyways, we need him for offense. mccann had some big returns in spots for the ravens in the past, just as long as he holds on to it is all i care about. got to get this win man!
2 years, 7 months ago on Ford, McFadden ruled out, Moore eased back in | December
i wonder what will be higher, the combined score or the combined penaltys? seriously though, look for kam wimbley to be all over stafford. take the silver and black 20 - 13!
2 years, 7 months ago on Thoughts From the OTHER Side: Detroit Lions | December
if bey is our go to guy, we are in big trouble! would have liked to see ford back because he gives us help in field position and a speedster who can catch (hear that bey) the deep ball and he and moore take pressure off bey cause teams tend to pay attention to them. also ford gives us the occassional reverse and is a true homerun threat everytime he touches it from anywhere on the field! moore will definitely help no doubt, cause thats carsons main man!
2 years, 7 months ago on Raiders getting back critical weapon for critical matchup | December
honestly, our season is coming down to the biggest trade of the year (per hue), carson has got to be the man! even without mcfadden, moore practices today and hopefully he plays. he along with murphy and bey and reece can give us enough with our remaining schedule i believe. now defensively, somebody has to come up big for 3 weeks, seymour, routt or wimbley & mcclain! detroit cant run the ball, though they haven't palyed us yet, and last week the vikes almost beat them without ap and put up a ton of yards and points. they also held megatron to 3 or 4 catches, and their secondary is terrible! time for guys to dig in for 3 weeks and our leaders on both sides need to lead us their, seymour and palmer! as always, GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!! lets get it!
2 years, 7 months ago on Raiders week 14: Ballers & Busters | December
despite everything, we need mcfadden, moore and ford back. it changes our offense so completely. alot of things change for us when we can put that 3 some together. we had a glimpse in the chargers game and that was without dmac! also. i still like our chances to make the playoffs. we of course have to win out, we need denver to lose to the pats(they will), and i believe the week after the jets to lose to the giants (they will). the bengals still have the ravens to go, so we could be okay! i just got a funny feeling we make it. even if dmac is out for the stretch run (which i heard), ford gives us field position and a serious threat deep (not bey), and moore may be our best all around receiver and i think carsons favorite. i kinda think hue was saving these guys for the last 3 games, but if one of those receivers cant go by wednesday, t.o. anyone? hue has rolled the dice the any other time, so why not now!
man, i thought i had a bad mouth at time. the only fans i talk to like that are browns fans here in ohio, but they deserve it. nonetheless, we got to come out and play football today! we need to pressure rodgers relentlessly and make our corners bump the receivers at the line and that eliminates the timing (like pittsburgh did to new england this year). we cannot play a zone or we will get killed. the texans are winning without their #1 or #2 q.b. and their #1 wideout nad there best defensive player! its not gonna be easy, but get bush going early and often, and dont turn over the ball (carson)! difficult game, but i believe we can pull it out (or is it wishful thinking?). oh well as always, GO RAIDERS!!!!
2 years, 7 months ago on Thoughts From the OTHER Side: Green Bay Packers | December
leave walter mcfadden wherever he's at! i think bodden was signed by someone already. we got one mcfadden and we need him healthy so this offense can take off!
2 years, 8 months ago on Raiders do some cornerback shopping | November
bey is in the same boat campbell is in, seemed to be rollling and then an injury to campbell ruined his season and probably career with the raiders, and then bringing in palmer seemingly ends dhb career. he will get some more shots i believe, he just gotta make then count when his number is called! so the campbell injury may have ended two careers at once! talk about killing 2 birds with one stone!
2 years, 8 months ago on Raiders new regime: Denarius stands out, Darrius sits down | November
let me the first to aplologize. i didn't think we had a chance. ee even though i was dead on about bush not ending with t.d.s, cause that big run in the first qtr and that big screen would have been easy t.d. for dmac, nonetheless, bush played great and so did everyone else. carsons 2 turnovers weren't near as bad as the first few he has cause one he was hit from behind and the other murphy was wide open and if bush blocks that end carsons ball is an easy td to murphy but his arm is hit and the ball hangs up and the safety got over to pick it. carson is looking better and better and with this time off he can get more acclimated to the wrs. hoopefully ford and mcfadden can get back. also i dont think carson knows how fast our receivers are cause on the play that ford got hurt, if he leads him more its an easy t.d.! one last thing, rod woodson needs to work with the db's on locating the ball in the air and picking it off! that includes routt too! great win, once again, i aplogize for being so negative this week. if we gave half that effort last night the last two games, we would be sitting pretty right now!
2 years, 8 months ago on Raiders use classic tenets to beat Chargers | November
to me their was only one and a half positive takes from this game, 1. were not behind in the standings, and the half is palmer is starting to pick up cause he made some good throws out there that i dont think campbell could or would have, but they were quickly over shadowed by his picks!
2 years, 8 months ago on Raiders week 9: Ballers & Busters | November
we lost already. with the way our d has looked the last two games and we are without our best offensive player against a team thats gonna score points, were doomed. not good news. another division loss and if denver beats k.c, we will be in last place i believe. wow, whata a turnaround from the texans win. maybe thats why hue is throwing so much, we cant run the ball consistently without #20.
2 years, 8 months ago on Darren McFadden ruled out versus Chargers | November
well, like i said the other day, i dont care who the qb is (except boller), who starts at wr, or the offensive sets, we will not be successful without mcfadden! bush is nice, and i hear guys all the time saying he should be the starter cause mcfadden isn't healthy, but the difference is on bush's 10 to 15 yard bursts, those are 20 plus for mcfadden. bush is only north and south, while mcfadden can go east and west as well. we only run right up the middle with bush cause he doesn't have the ability for sweeps and tosses. i know this is no new news to anyone, but we need him bad! despite the ramifications, i would seriously think about sitting him thursday if he is not totally 100% healthy to get him extra rest for the long haul. i would rather take my chance being a game back if we lose thursday than rush him back and we got bush the rest of the season as the feature back!
2 years, 8 months ago on Darrius Heyward-Bey gets benched | October
we should be alright this game. as long as we dont kill ourselves with penaltys(which would be the players fault) or we aren't prepared (which would be the coach's fault), we should be good to go. i got a feeling it will be relatively close for a half till we pull away. need to get taiwan jones involved some for the change of pace. we been blitzing alot lately and that should be the order of the day. also, we need veldheer to be on his game cause despite having a quiet season, we know dumerville is still a handful, and if he can make some plays it could ignite them defensively. last year, tebow came in here and put on somewhat of a show, rushing for a long t.d. as well as throwing one, which i think was a little lucky, but they wouldn't go away and that was after we embarrassed them in denver. cant take it lighly, just go play and we can win this one handily. alot of eyes are gonna be on palmer this week. he gets a home start and he better be ready cause the nation will be going nuts when he starts the game. raiders - 28, broncos - 10.
2 years, 8 months ago on Storylines for Broncos at Raiders | October
time to roll. our receivers are young, but the time is for the taking now! he can teach them how to run routes and be a safety valve for carson, a familiar face. people on other raider sites said we should go after dwayne bowe to help out russell, so why not help out carson? p[us the key to our success brides on the legs (or should i say foot) of dmac.
2 years, 8 months ago on Carson gets his man: Raiders sign TJ Houshmandzadeh | October
the houshmanzadeh and t.o. rumours are rampant, and i think adding one or the other improves this team a lot at the position. goo d to see lito back. now to the predictions. i think we handle the broncos and the chargers have 3 games in a two week periodand its not like their lighting it up right now. hopefully the chiefs win tonight (cant believe that came out my mouth) and we will have a race to the end with 3 teams in the division. the race would be a lot better if we had our best anchor man to close the race (dmac, fully healthy). i think 9-7 as well, 10-6 if dmac is healthy, IF!
2 years, 8 months ago on Midseason Raiders record prediction update | October
good deep ball runner, has to work on locating the ball quicker by getting his head around so he can make a play on it! would like to see him possibly work out with jerry rice for an off-season on just the basic wr mechanics, would be huge for him!
2 years, 8 months ago on Darrius Heyward-Bey having more than career year | October
if he improves with catching with his hands, then his route running, he'll be on to something. he is an outstanding run blocker, which i believed why big al liked him so much (2nd to that 4.2 of course).
all dvd has to start doing is break on the ball. he could have about 4 picks. he just sits back and waits for it to come to him then the receiver steps in front of him. man he looks light in the behind out there. needs about 10 to 15 pounds. i think we will be fine. just need to get healthy and carson in the mix, can still win the division. im a pull for the chiefs to beat the chargers so that way when we come off the bye, its a 3 team race to the finish. not worried about the chiefs cause they have a brutal 6 game stretch coming up. its our division, lets get it!!
2 years, 9 months ago on Expect several Raider roster moves in coming days | October
first of all, what happened between jackson and haley? a guy at work mentioned it to me. now to the game, too much worrying about hiding who the q.b. was gonna be (jackson) he lost the gameplan to beat them. mcfadden going down early didn't help cause he lovbes the chiefs terrible d. palmer should get honorable mention for even coming in and trying to save that train wreck out there on the field! we just need to get healthy and palmer up to speed, glad some receivers are staying back from chillin and helping him and themselves for a matter of fact. one thing i liked about hues press conference was when he said we'll see them again! congrats to dhb for slowly getting the haters off his back!
2 years, 9 months ago on Raiders week 7: Ballers & Busters | October
like jamarcus russell
we just need to score t.d.'s (that should always be the goal) and keep our new kicker from having to try and be like janokowski and kick it from all over. hopefully hue recognizes it and doesn't try those ridiculous field goals that he can with jano. my prediction, raiders - 31, chiefs - 14.
2 years, 9 months ago on Hue Jackson playing QB cat and mouse with Chiefs | October
one thing for sure as a raider fan doesn't it feel good for all the excitement in the air for our team? instead if talking about a coach on the hot seat, or the raiders moving, were debating and talking about who can keep leading this team to victorys! its a good feeling. usually its about "how man games we lost by now", or "we need to trade mcfadden", or "why did we draft bey", but its all positive stuff. even with campbell getting hurt, most teams would be totally devastated to lose their starter this early in the year, but were talking about even being better than before! i love it. aaron curry probably feels good the talk isn't about him. nonetheless, i could probably start and beat the chiefs at HOME this weekend. lets head into the bye with some momentum for the 2nd half and get some guys healthy for the stretch run. GO RAIDERS!!!!
it doesn't really matter to me. as long as we get an overdose of mcfadden & bush, we will win.
2 years, 9 months ago on Carson Palmer working overtime to start Sunday | October
steep price, but an upgrade! better accuracy than campbell and can read defenses better. with boller, teams would stack the box and make him beat them, and he cant! he couldn't win with the ravens defense holding his back, and thats when their d was still lights out (its not to shabby now might i add). banking on him keeping us afloat till campbell (or if) he was to come back wasn't going to work. now palmer is motivated and wants to play now. him missing 6 games should have him completely healthy and ready to go. as long as the d shows up, we can beat the chiefs. i say throw him out there and lets roll!
2 years, 9 months ago on Raiders go for broke with Palmer trade | October
man, this could blow up in our face. one good thing for carson is he doesn't have t.o. or chad running their mouth in public, and we rely heavily on the run game. he wont have to throw for 300 a game, just manage it and he is pretty smart and can READ defenses a whole lot better than campbell. poor campbell cant get a break. now the question is do you start boller sunday and give carson a 2 week period to get ready fore the broncos, or do you go with our new franchise qb out the gate? will be real interesting on how hue does it. he will be asked it everyday till sunday. nonetheless, we gave up alot but hue feels the time is now and boller sets us back (as i do also), and as a raider fan, im down with whatever we do! GO RAIDERS!!! p.s. - palmers last 3 games against the chargers he has almost 100 yards passing along with 9 t.d.'s and 1 int!
2 years, 9 months ago on Raiders week 6: Ballers & Busters | October
garrard says he cant play cause he needs back surgery, the bengals say no to palmer, flynn has potential, but haven't seen him enough. a trade i think would to bring in a starter, and i dont know if flynn is. looks like boller will get a look sunday and who knows he may play better after practicing with the 1st team rec. and getting used to them might be our best bet. or, throw pryor out and see what we got.
2 years, 9 months ago on Raiders honor Al Davis in win, lose Campbell for season | October
thats funny hue said he was starting and someone said he's starting and hue said i didn;t bring him here to look at him! read on another board that al's tribute today may be a video he already had prepared for the time when he passed! if that wouldn't inspire our guys today, nothing will. im not totally overlooking the browns cause being here in ohio and there on every week, they are improved, but not our level improved. we are better than them all around except maybe their o-line, but were not far off. also seen pressure colt cause even schaub was 9 of 26 when we rushed more than 4! their receivers can catch but dont scaire anyone in our secondary. they throw to their te's alot, so the curry move may come into play immediately. if we come out to play, we will win big i believe. cant play down to the competition, even though we really haven't done that this year, just got to get on a roll and quit win lose every other week. the road to the afc west officially begins now! go RAIDERS!!!!!!!
2 years, 9 months ago on Storylines to follow for Browns @ Raiders | October
i guess hue sees in groves what we all have seen. he has played decent at times this year, but to many bonehead plays. feel sorry for bruce davis, he had a big punt block last week and its hard to get guys who dont do nothing but play special teams to just do that and be happy with it.
2 years, 9 months ago on Raiders pull trigger on Curry trade | October
i would take it in a heartbeat, cause murphy might not have a spot on this team cause the other guys have stepped up with him being out and we have a ton of receivers and we dont really have a #1 so does murphy really stand out above the others? doubt the vikings would do that with us playing them this year. interesting to see what happens around the league before the trade deadline.
raiders 28, browns 10.
2 years, 9 months ago on Thoughts From the Other Side: Cleveland Browns | October
something doesn't seem right about the seattle thing cause the kid is a player, unlike vernon gholston, who they were trying to throw to the raiders on draft day. we may have gotten a big time steal here. if it was his attitude, and hue and co. get it out of him and make him play, we will be set at lb for years to come cause their all young (wimbley might be 27). he might of just wanted to get the heck out of seattle and with it being a hop skip and a jump away, he should be in oakland at practice tomorrow and hopefully he can play sunday. will have to if mcclain is out.
seattle used curry wrong, he will be the player he was drafted to be for us. i just wonder with him being drafted high that year, are we on the hook for his salary or has seattle payed the bulk of it? i live here in ohio, we have got to beat the browns, and i think we will, bad! their message boards are worried about dmac alot. chris johnson came out of his 2011 slumber and gashed them for over a 100. dmac and bush will get em big also.
2 years, 9 months ago on BA's Banter: Jano, Aso, and Moore -- oh my! | October
like what bey is doing, but i wonder is those the only two routes he can run, quick out and out and up. revis played him straight up and took away that out and made him go deep with the intentions of campbell not being able to complete it. my problem with campbell is he misses the big one alot, either over or underthrown. he hit the one to moore against the bills, but misses a lot. why did we run that flea flicker with schillens? he's the slowest receiver we got. nonetheless were making serious progress. the raiders from 2 years ago would have been blown out in that same game, would have never recovered from the deficit. big big win. were home for a month, got to make it count. 3 very winnable games and a bye as well. now is the time, lets go RAIDERS!!!
2 years, 9 months ago on Raiders week 5: Ballers & Busters | October
@Jososi terrible call. even the announcers said it was bad!
as if our lb's weren't weak enough. go get tatupu quick, or somebody. offer up something for briggs, i dont know. not looking good on the lb scene thats for sure!
2 years, 9 months ago on FB Tonga signed to roster, LB Brown sent to IR | October
whats so crazy is for years raider fans had been calling for al davis to sit down (not pass away) and let someone else take over, and now that its a reality, it just doesn't seem right. when you say oakland raiders, the very first 2 things that come to peoples mind are 1. al davis, 2. just win baby (al's famous phrase). never got to personally meet the man, but got a great up close picture of him at the raiders last hall of fame game here in canton and i was blown away just to be 15 to 20 feet away from him. i remember everyone walking by him yelling just win baby, and he would turn his head and look that way every single time. i felt like i lost a family member. rip mr davis, you will be missed
2 years, 9 months ago on NFL legend Al Davis dies at 82 | October
great too see people recognizing him.. even though for some reason i do not want to hear from warren sapp! he has done nothing but trash this organization since he left. i know at a time like this i shouldn't be bitter, but im sorry raider nation. rip mr davis, we will always be loved and missed!
2 years, 9 months ago on Al Davis condolences pouring in from Gannon to Bowlen to Kiffin | October
@DevonRaiderUK@nilbymouth i agree with at least hue is trying to find a solution instead of just going with whats not working so far. i mean even the best defenses can be beat when you spread them out (packers vs steelers in the super bowl), but my big problem is we dont tackle well at all! if you noticed in the jets game, even though we won, did you see how many nice one on one tackles they made on us? if we could get more of that consistently, we wouldn't give up 3rd and 12. also, sometimes when we blitz our lb, we need to drop back a end to guard against the quick pass and the check down. remember the pick shaugnessey had in the preseason against the 9ers i believe. tht pick wolfork got, he wasn't even rushing. his whole thing was to tie up a blocker at the line of scrimmage and hang back and get his hands up for the short pass to bat it down or pick it if lucky enough.
2 years, 9 months ago on Raiders inconsistencies eating potential wins | October
@DevonRaiderUK@nilbymouth the last time our d was any good, our super bowl days, we had two monstrous run stufers in the middle (parella and adams), and they held up those holes and let guys like biekert make the tackles. our d line is alright, but it seems we have a line full of pass rushers. i thought big henderson would make a bigger impact against the run, but he doesn't have a help mate. i dont think kelly is that good, and if it wasn't for seymour, we probably wouldn't have seen this much out of him. though he has some age on him, i think the trevor pryce option (was in for a workout) would bode well for our run d, we just need rolando and tyvon to make some more tackles in front of them and not behind them!
@nilbymouth@DevonRaiderUK thats branch's job, to clean up other peoples misses. safetys around the league do it all the time. sure he improved in coverage, but he's not a top 15 safety to me. he needs to make more plays in the tackle department.
@DevonRaiderUK what good is it gonna do if their all gonna miss the tackle, only to run him down 40 yards later. i didn't say he doesn't hustle, he doesn't know how to hit , wrap, and tackle. with that speed he should be flying in their lighting guys up, he's usually untouched. its not mcclains speed i worry about, he's just not where he is supposed to be.
i'll tell you whats wrong, WE CANT TACKLE! tyvon branch came untouched all the way to that rb from n.e. and went high for some un known reason. tomlinson gets a 74 yard screen pass cause 3 raiders didn't tackle him. mcclain has a lot on his plate for a young guy, but even saban said he was the smartest football player he ever coached. another problem is guys dont give effort on every down (mainly 3rd). the dline half a-- runs in there, and thats probably the biggest strength of our team. also, especially when were behind or need to regain momentum, mcfadden needs to be on the field! even if the plays not to him, he has to be accounted for, no team looks at bush that way. last year the cards game was a huge loss for us early in the season, hopefully the bills debacle doesn't come back to haunt us! this weeks game is winnable, but unfortunately without andre johnson, that means more arian foster, bad news for us. another area we get destroyed in on d is on cut backs by runing backs. no gap disclipline! im done.
to be honest, this game was lost on the campbell pick in the end zone. we were set to potentially take the lead and he threw a horrible pass that was picked, and they go the length of the field and get some more points and they were getting it after half time. despite all the dumb stuff that happened earlier, we had a chance to get them on their heels for the half and we blew it, point blank. also, is dmac hurt or what? tired of seeing him off the field so much. our run defense is atrocious, they better be dialing tatupu's number as im typing. hell, call darren sharper as well.
2 years, 9 months ago on Patriots take advantage of Raiders miscues in route | October
its funny cause i wanted him cut, now i kinda feel bad cause the guy did try hard, but could never shine when he got his chance, especially now with all the receiver injurys we got, he couldn't take advantage like moore is doing.
2 years, 9 months ago on Raiders release Miller, add DB | October
he truly is a magician cause i know you guys heard me say it a million times on here, i was scaired to death of this unit heading into the season, but they have greatly improved! another guy i think deserves a break is bresnahan! yea, we totally sucked in the second half of the bills game, but our players were in position to end that game with a couple of interceptions (branch and johnson). even chekwa made a very good play on the burress t.d. but got outwrestled for the ball. but back to the subject, we will see where satele truly is cause he will have wolfork and haynesworth on him this week!
2 years, 9 months ago on Wylie works his magic with Raiders Oline | September
i also forgot, cant wait to see a lb try and guard pryor on that halfback back to the qb play whenever we try it again!
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders avenge hotdogate with win over Jets | September
you guys should be paying me on this site. if you look at all my posts from the past. i live in ohio and i seen chekwa play lots of times, he's the 2nd best corner on our team! we all pretty much wanted moore to get some opportunitys to help this team. i also said if revis guards bey, send him deep every play and pick on cromartie the whole game. the one thing i totally missed was our oline playing good. what a difference from the preseason to now. i think almost all our penaltys were on the defense yesterday. it bdoesn't get any easier cause we get a pissed off tom brady next week. one thing that helps us we get a lot of pressure from the front 4, so we may have to keep 6 or more (minus mcclain) on the field at all times like the bills did and the jets in the playoffs. campbell may be set for a big day cause their pass day is horrendous, but we have to keep our bully attitude and pound it on them, and sprinkle in the passes. a healthy ford and murphy and i believe we beat them in a shootout, cause our d is better than theirs. one last thing, seymour has been waiting for this one!
it was the area that scaired me the most heading into the season, but they fooled the ---- out of me thus far.
2 years, 10 months ago on Wisniewski and Wisniewski Dline fighting duo | September
yea, we need moore for offense. i know he's young and full of energy, but with the lockout i dont think teams are truly prepared for the return games and after the big returns in week 1, there was none last week. we dont need him getting his block knocked off when he is needed so much for the offense!
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders looking for many rookie returns this Sunday | September
boss is back too. could be a big day for him in his team/home debut!
2 years, 10 months ago on Thoughts From the Other Side: New York Jets | September
i think to get by this team, especially on offense, we need to find out where revis is at and go the other way, send his butt deep and out the picture. then make bart scott & those linebackers guard mcfadden & co. out the backfield. tire them down like that and let bush come in and wear them out! we also need our oline to be on their toes cause this defense is nothing like those past two clown defenses we faced so far this year. their gonna blitz and disguise blitzs and our line is gonna have to recognize it! at the beginning of the season i had doubts about this one, i dont now. i think we win a close one, 17 - 14.
2 years, 10 months ago on Storylines to follow for Jets @ Raiders | September
thats great news. the only news better would be ford is healthy, or better yet, miller wont be returning kicks this weekend. would love to be there its gonna be bananas! im wearing all black then sunday. need the victory boys, GO RAIDERS!!!!
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders sell out home opener vs Jets | September
i know one thing, if campbell is floating that out pattern out there as he usually does, revis or cromartie are going to the house the other way. i think a extremely heavy dose of runs and screens can get the job done offensively, with an occassional deep one (as we always do anyways), but if cj is banged up, let chekwa play. seen the kid play here in ohio, he is more nfl ready right now than dvd!
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders won't shy away from Revis Island | September
my biggest problem is why are we blitzing right up the middle everytime, disguise it sometime and come from the outside! our 2nd half d is the worst i seen them play i believe since favre carved us up on that monday nighter when his dad died! after the beating cj took all game, he could have ended it all by catching that ball for a pick. i jumped off the couch when i thought he had it. well the early cupcake part of the schedule is over, now murders row is here! yikes!
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders defense gets trampled by Buffalo | September
this is moores big chance to show the rest of the sports world who didn't see any preseason games what the hype was all about. i still dont think their d is that good. when you get a big lead and the other team has to throw all the time to catch up, then its easy to sit your d back and defend the pass and get after the q.b., cause you have nothing to lose(kinda like the 1st bronco game last year)! lets see how that d does with our rush attack and play actions, especially if we get our run off, their in trouble. maybe moore can show bey how to adjust to the ball on those deep passes up the sideline. wish i seen the tape of their game last week and see what the chiefs did wrong cause they averaged 6 yards a carry!
2 years, 10 months ago on Storylines to follow for Raiders @ Bills | September
i am anxious to see moore in real game action.
2 years, 10 months ago on Ford out, four starters questionable vs Bills | September
heard murphy, ford and bey will be out sunday! well, we will finally get to see moore and hagan on the field, along with schillens.
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders week 2 fantasy players | September
let them blitz those lb's, mcfadden and reece should excel in the screen game. last week i called 27-17(was close). this week i call 28 - 14 raiders victory. fitzpatrick wont have all day to throw this week. look for shaughnessey to explode!
2 years, 10 months ago on Thoughts from the other side: Buffalo Bills | September
kid has a load of talent and is a hard worker and learner. tressell changed his whole offensive philosophy to tailor it around him. i believe he can help us and will be a difference maker for us in some capacity down the stretch. giordano was signed, cut, and resigned and helped us out tremendously in week 1(but he wasn't a rookie though). he is the perfect slash type player and can be used to also be a decoy and run some gimmicks. speaking of gimmicks, would have liked to see dmac pitch that option to jones in the future(not slighting ford)
2 years, 10 months ago on Terrelle Pryor continues his deceit | September
@ams2fx im always happy over a win, no matter how it comes. it could have been a last second hail mary, im taking it! do we need massive improvement? of course we do, especially in the penalty department. read today they had officials at todays practice. its a huge rivalry and temper were flaring on both sides. we were a punt return away from blowing this game away! give them some credit for battling back in it, but in the end we had too much for them really on both of our lines. i honestly dont think this weekends game will be as close because the dumb chiefs averaged almost 6 yards a carry against them, and went away from it, we wont! the play action will also be there and i think bey goes big. expect dmac and bush to dominate. just cause they beat up the chiefs, like we did the last time we played them, their still not that good either. now theyre trying to pump up the crowd with their so-called no name offense their saying. they'll see our d is better than the chiefs by far!
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders end two more streaks with win in Denver | September
lets not forget their are some free agents out there that can help this team. never was sold on barnes, and not sold on groves yet. he played good monday, but lets see sunday. happy we got the win, ugly or not, but good nthing denver is crappy, and they still had a chance to get the lead in the 2nd half. got to improve, especially on the penaltys, but i have been saying that for 8 years!
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders week 1: Ballers & Busters | September
man ams2fx you seem like your upset. we went into hostile territory, overcame 15 penalties, a steady rain down pour and still won. i'll take it. take away that punt return and this one turns into a laugher! even better weather conditions we destroy them. yea there not the best team in the world we beat, but its a win. how would you feel today had we lost. last year we all cried when we lost to the sorry cardinals remember, so take the win as well. time for the bills, lets get it!
love the article, still hate groves. ( i hate his play, not him)
2 years, 10 months ago on Key to Raiders run stopping is linebackers | September
just heard tully banta cain was in oakland today and took a physical and passed it. he's a solid olb and much better than groves (but so am i, and i haven't played since 9th grade)! not briggs, who their owner said their not trading today anyways, but he was good for the pats and i think the 9ers as well. coming off of an injury, but unlike gaither he passed all the tests given by the medical team. whats up with tatupu anyways. nobody wants that cat! must be his asking price.
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders & Broncos have much to prove | September
can i give my score now or is it that time yet! oh well, raiders - 27, broncos - 17!
put some pressure on which we will with our awesome front 4, sprinkle in some blitzs with huff and wimbley and our db's will be a real good group i believe. dont give the q.b. all day to throw, i.e steelers, ravens, jets, packers and you dont need all world db's just ones who can play the ball and make plays. o-line worries me, but if a well rested dmac is ready, along with bush and jones occassionally, campbell will have a lot of one on one opportunitys and we have playmakers out there!
2 years, 10 months ago on 2011 Oakland Raiders position by position analysis | September
my problem with barnes is i personally believe he wants back on that left side where he was in jacksonville, so he can perform like he did there and get the big payday like he didn't there! he's not happy on the right
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders offensive line can help win the AFC West | September
@ukraider78 trade him to the bears, and marion barber would be cut the next day! bush could start on a lot of teams. DO NOT trade him to the patriots! (except for brady, yea right)! im sure if briggs is traded, he wants to go to a 4-3 team like the bears. i just wonder if financially we can resign him to the big payday he wants. im sure we could make it fit if al wants it, he usually does!
2 years, 10 months ago on As Raiders trim roster down to 53 | September
i can see barnes costing us the denver game with a few false starts when dumerville lines up over him on 3rd and long throughout the game!
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders sign familiar LB, fill out practice squad | August
sam williams was cut! no wonder i didn't sleep last night! big al must not be aware of that just yet. brandon merriweather was cut by the pats, go get him and offer up bush and or dhb or some kinda combo to the bears for briggs. they got forte, but barber is not gonna be the bruiser back they want. i know bush is our insurance policy if mcfadden goes down, but jones and company should be able to hold it down. still need a ol still. i would've kept loper and cut barnes myself!
i think ausberry scores more t.d.than boss this season. the jones kid is electric. usually when mcfaadden comes out, you get the bruiser bush, now you also get what is near thew same player as dmac. al saunders probably hasn't slept a wink acquiring these weapons!
2 years, 10 months ago on New Raiders to make big impact this season | August
2 years, 10 months ago on Raiders bring in linebacker, cut S Etheridge | August
and to think gallery was the "best and safest pick and the franchise left tackle for the next ten years for us"!
2 years, 10 months ago on Bad blood lingers in Raiders @ Seahawks match-up | August
@DARKKUSH with who? the cowboys cut him yesterday!
2 years, 10 months ago on Hagan, Jones stand tall as Brees blows through Oakland | August
man, cut satele and sign gurode from dallas. satele must have taught michael jackson how to moon walk, cause he's always going backwards! hagan and moore are two guys who took advantage of a situation to perform while guys are injured. hopefully hagan stays, and he should. bey has the same problem dvd has, he cant locate the ball in the air! that bomb should have ended up a nice gain for us, but he failed to locate it till thew last second! man if moore had his overall size and speed, we would be easily have a #1 receiver, instead of a bunch of 2 - 4. guys are getting the axe around the league, mostly to save pennies, we need a OLB bad and i its hard to judge the secondary since johnson aint playing, but they dont look good!
man, schillens must be feeling great. cant stay healthy but is a nainstay on the team and probably our overall best receiver! if he doesn't feel good, our other receivers should feel like crap!
2 years, 10 months ago on 2011 Raiders roster bubble team | August
i hope he bought a couple ol-lineman with him and another lb
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders add former Pro Bowl corner | August
i think we got plenty of maybins on the team, straight pass rushers, we need a vet who can come in, adapt quick and be ready to go. i guess cpt. kirk makes the most sense, but after watching highlights on youtube on last years season vs the jags, dmac made him look silly on a couple of his big plays, but thats when he was in the middle. put him on the outside and we'll be in business!
2 years, 11 months ago on Goethel done for the year | August
even if he turns out to be a sproles type, can still spell mcfadden or bush and be a threat. hopefully he can catch as good as sproles, cause our rb's get lots of passes due to our oline.
2 years, 11 months ago on Taiwan Jones will play Sunday vs Saints | August
i gotta feeling that his conjtributions at key times during the season can and will dictate us winning that division and making the playoffs! call it gut or a wild goose chase, but not every one has his skills and overall talent and if hue and saunders gets it onto the field in some capacity, its gonna be huge, you watch. and with coach davis overseeing it, he will make sure he gets an opportunity, due to his russell mistake! mark my word
2 years, 11 months ago on Hue to tailor Raider offense to fit Terrelle Pryor | August
well count maybin out cause he's on the jets. now tatupu asking price just went up, so our best bet is morrison, if he can come here and not be jealous of mclain for running him out of the middle, better yet, the town!
he has 2 things going in his favor here, 1. he is fast, and 2. say what you want but he throws a better deep ball than campbell cause he actually leads receivers so they can run after the catch! depending on how things go, i would not be surprised we see him alot in the backfield, maybe not by him earning it, but by he might be the last qb standing
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders grab speedy Pryor in 3rd round of supplemental draft | August
i like the kid. he's being screwed by the money grubbers in the ncaa, so he had to go pro. with our line, a scrambling qb will be what we need. campbell will be gone by halftime of the jets game, edwards might finish, and boller can make it till pryor is on the field. seriously though, run some wildcat, split him out wide, a little option here or there. maybe he can help this pathetic offense get going. if we (campbell) gets of to a good start, broncos and bills, then the pressure will be off of him. but if campbell is shaky, and you all heer know it, coach davis will be counting down the days till his suspension is over! and for those who think pryor is getting his "just due" by his suspension, what about guys like, oh say, Pete Carroll who got the heck out of dodge in the whole usc ordeal!
they way i see if, if we just go by alphabetical order, then barnes should be on of the first gone!
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders preseason week 2: Ballers & Busters | August
for everybody who says it just preseason and its 3rd and 4th teamers, who here is honestly impressed with the 1st team? whoever raises their hand is lying!
2 years, 11 months ago on Help is on the way for Raiders' offense | August
@DARKKUSH what about our first team against their first team? we looked like crap. especially offensively. i dont care in the preseason about wins or losses, but are we that good where we can look crappy and then change in the regular season all of a sudden? are the penaltys just gonna disappear cause its the regular season? i doubt it. ima a die hard raider fan for life since i was 10 years old and im 42 now, but im also a realist. we could be in big trouble with that line. the d will be on the field all day long, and you know what that leads too. campbell couldn't throw that ball by the goalline, he's just waiting for the regular season? i wish my team well, but it looks rough. hope mcfadden has a superman cape in his locker!
2 years, 11 months ago on Red zone is Raiders dead zone in losing Battle of the Bay | August
even though its preseason, there is no way we build or duplicate last season with this pathetic play. the only tream that has looked worse is the bengals! we cant score, all campbell had to do on that 4th down goalline is throw the ball to a wide open boss, but instead he holds and goes down! were stil plagued by penalties thats killing drives left and right. barnes is a liability and he shouldn't be on the field period. despite holding them from scoring, their 1st team marched up and down the field on our first team d. the only thing that i liked was we blitzed alot with the first team, and shaughnessey is gonna be a beast. moore impressed once again and bey made a couple nice plays. other than that, truly disappointed!
yea, our receivers haven't caught a lot of balls, but getting the ball in mcfaddens hands as much as possible isn't a bad thing, he's our most explosive player (ford a close 2nd). bad oline play, and i dont think campbell is confident in our receivers to throw it to them. murphys injury is huge cause i think he's our best receiver hands down. hue should tell jason to throw to bey as much as he can in these preseason games. the moore kid could be ready to take off and with all the injurys at that spot, he may work himself into a lot of action in the opener(maybe start)! hue seems to be running a tom coughlin like camp, which is what we need, but with all the stuff missed cause of the lockout, he's running us into medical tent faster than they can run a play! i know one thing, the 49ers got sacked like 10 times last week, so im expecting at least 6 or more. time to turn that intensity up in the game, not just in practice. i also wanna see our offense score some dang on points!
2 years, 11 months ago on Storylines to watch for Raiders @ 49ers | August
my only worry, please no injurys.
2 years, 11 months ago on Battle of the Bay indicitive of 2011 Raiders | August
even though im upset with chaz too, he wasn't the #7 pick either, so thats why the spotlight is on him so much. we need more than him to step up in our passing game, especially the line and campbell. he's gonna be around cause he is a great blocker, and doesn't stop and runs downfield to block the next man. can't believe he still catches with his body. my 10 yr old son was doing that, so i stood him behind a basketball pole and made him reach around it and use his hands only, and it worked! not saying that its right for bey, but heck, i'd try anything!
2 years, 11 months ago on Al Saunders: DHB is "like seeing your kid when he's little" | August
whats crazy is we know campbell can put it out there casue i seen him athrow tons of bombs to santana moss. even last year in the 1st chiefs game, he threw a perfect post to ford that set us up to win the game. he knows one thing all our receivers can do is RUN, so just put it out there jason. when do we give up on chaz? i like the kid, potential out the world, but injured. either he or miller wont be there this year (probably miller). hagan i believe has a good chance to make the squad. we seem to do good with drafts rounds 3 and down lately. this ausbery kid is gonna get a lot of red zone targets, cause i believe boss will be more used on setting the edge blocking more than often. moore has the look of a nice player, we'll see how he comes along. with chaz out, he may get more playing time, which was coming anyways with his solid camp play
2 years, 11 months ago on Afterthoughts: Arizona Cardinals | August
watched the game, and those are the same bill callahan references to the dumbest team in america with two back to back false starts by barnes. those mistakes have killed drives for us for years, and it doesn't appear to have changed any! got my first chance to watch the moore kid and he looked the part of what i have been hearing. i think schillens is done. poor guy, all that potential. man, the ravens got lee evans for a 4th round pick!
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders killer instinct hibernating in preseason opener | August
@Philip Fitch got it now, thanks my man. GO RAIDERS!!!
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders burning questions heading into preseason | August
@Philip Fitch went to the link, their showing pats and ravens though
anybody got a link to the game tonight? is justintv still up and running? heard it wasn't. i checked on their and seen every game but the raiders
i did it for russell(yikes), so im gonna give bey one more year. whats funny if you look at the other receivers in that draft (more notably maclin and crabtree), one is hurt(crabtree) and the other supposedly has a career ending undisclosed injury! all we(jackson) needs to do with bey is make him run everytime at practice he catches the ball with his body instead of looking it in with his hands. if all else fails, he can maybe race hussain bolt on pay per view in the 50 yard dash!
is barnes still whining about not being the franchise left tackle that he and we thought he first came here for? im still not sold on that line. i say let barksdale play and grow. interesting to see how he plays in the preseason. i think the lockout truly hurt rookies all over the league. some former starters will keep their jobs by default cause the rookies didn't get the proper training and reps they needed!
2 years, 11 months ago on Raider training camp day 9: We've got Bush, Boss too | August
yea, im like JB5, i get pumped for every season and every game, despite the record. me and a couple fellow raider friends of mine get together every sunday to watch the games, and we get about 7 or 8 more people to show up cause even though their not raider fans, they like watching with us cause we talk so much smack. let dmac rest the whole preseason. im sure he's ready. as a precaution i would rest schillens a little too. we need to come out the gates swinging, and unless we totally lay an egg, we should be able to hang one on the broncos again. maybe not score 59 again(i hope so), but 30 or more is not out the question. GO RAIDERS!!!
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders training camp day 8: Sterling has his day | August
probably the best news we got here since the lockout ended! we know he can block coming from that giants system. wish we could have got gaither (healthy) and i would be pleased with what we have. that kid moore is gonna be a good receiver, he is probably better than bey, just not faster. schillens(healthy), murphy(stud with an attitude, perfect raider), ford aka t.d. waiting to happen and that moore kid gives us a nice wr group. still need a another o-lineman, leonard davis perhaps and we should be off and running. on paper we all say we dont have a legitimate 1 wr, but one of the aforementioned will have to step up and become that. the steelers receivers aren't great either, but they get better than average qb play and thats what jason is gonna have to do, but he needs help up front and we need our best and most dangerous weapon on the field and healthy, and thats of course dmac. the next news we need is bush signing his tender and getting in camp.
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders sign TE: Who's the Boss indeed | August
if he's catching like that, he will get a lot of red zone attempts. i think he scores 4 or 5 t.d.s dont like quentin groves to begin with and i really dislike him now! gotta go, gotta go!
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders training camp day 7: DMac injured, cap restructuring | August
with the javon walker debacle behind us, i dont know if signing a hurt player to big money is smart. now maybe cheaply with incentives i would. a year off and not healthy, not sounding good. doubt if he can be ready by start of the season.
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders training camp day 3: Oline taking shape | July
my thoughts exactly severeraiderz! we have our weapon of mass destruction in dmc. i like miller, but if he leaves after wimbley resigned, mo money for more players who can help!
2 years, 11 months ago on Tom Cable and Hue Jackson swapping looks | August
after what we did to seattle last year, their offense will be worse and i wouldn't go play for them now and i make $11.00 an hour (ok, maybe i would). but thats a mess zach needs to stay clear of. if he does go, then we got money to add more players and i dont think him being gone will be that big, not with schillens healthy(hopefully), murphy ready to explode and of course ford doing his thing in the slot! not saying he wont be missed, but i think we can survive.
2 years, 11 months ago on Wimbley deal finally done | August
my only real gripe against huff is his tackling skills. but man, i seen him play at texas and he was a ball hawker like ed reed is. wonder if its how we use him or his lack of attention to detail! i think he found out the market for him is not what he thought, but hey, rather him be here than somewhere else in the afc.(glad aso left the whole conference)
2 years, 11 months ago on Huff wants to play nickel cornerback | August
with that line, edwards will be in by halftime of the jets game!
i cannot see us building on or improving our offense with that offensive line. guess we will run the ball 80 times a game cause campbell will get killed again behind that. 2 rookies, 1 2nd year player, and 2 has beens. our receivers will never grow because campbell cant grow behind that line. we are in big trouble. every team in our division is trying to improve in certain areas, and all we have done is bring back a bunch of players that a lot of us were hoping would be gone! with our brutal schedule in the middle, we will be lucky to go 5 - 10 with that line. hope im wrong
2 years, 11 months ago on BA's Banter: Miller, Huff, and Gaither -- oh my | July
not bad. had ability, and if campbell gets hurt and edwards gets the job, he may keep it! has good long ball, which is what al loves. also would have way more talent around him than he had at buffalo
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders sign free agent QB Edwards | July
i think he may have wanted to leave too. even though he may like jackson, alll the coaching changes and stuff probably took a toll on him. he knows goes to an organization that i believe has the longest tenured coach in the league, and has stability. glad he didn't go to the jets or cowboys or niners. i think big al panicked over the upcoming lockout and resigned his guys (which is good), but routt could have been kept for a lot cheaper than that. oh well, theres some good cb's out there on the market, rogers, clements, cromartie (is he worth the risk). asante samuele maybe the odd man out in philly with aso and the other cromartie kid.
2 years, 11 months ago on Eagles sign Johnnie Lee Higgins plus cornerback | July
with asomugha gone, the raider nation needs a little uplifting, even though it was bound to happen. hopefully he's healthy and can play. espn is showing on tv as a signing for us, but the website says he's not, yet. jackson also said he wasn't signed just yet. we need to resign wimbley and get that franchise tag off so we can get in the free agent market and upgrade some positions. resign zach and then go from there. if free agency starts after 4 years, dmac will be one after this season then wont he? i thought blalock was signed somewhere already? still some quality free agents out there. i dont think gaither will be the end if we get him, would like to see another ol, a vet wr, a cb, and another lb. whats up with nick barnett? would be costly and i dont know how he would perform in a 4-3 defense, but the kid is a baller for sure!
2 years, 11 months ago on Raiders training camp Day 2: Gaither stops by, Wimbley hoping to stay | July
if we cant get moss (santana), or rice or edwards (no) or holmes, what do you think about chad johnson coming here if released?
3 years ago on Raider HQ about to become a madhouse | July
another thing we can do to help our secondary is turn that front seven loose and get after teams. steelers, ravens are 2 of the best defenses and their secondary from top to bottom i dont believe is better than ours, but they bring the heat and it helps average guys look like pro bowlers!
i think if we lose aso, which we probably will, hope im wrong, i think chekwa will get that spot before the seasons over. live here in ohio and the kid is solid.
@Spartacus i thought he cashed in on that big contract with us! he was getting paid mega bucks. i think if his contract hadn't voided, he would have restructured or resigned and we wouldn't have this headache. man i hate to lose him like woodson, but woodson was hurt alot here and nnamdi is a class act on and off the field. hopefully he gives us a hometown discount, but with the drafting of d.b.'s and resigning routt, it maybe fairwell unfortunately! i know his contract was hurting as far as getting other fa's(preferably a OL), but he's a different breed though man.
@Harder2000 yea getting guys like seymour and wimbley and Mr. im not so high on him as everybody else Routt was big. i heard they were working on a contract for zach, so he will probably stay and we'll have to go deep in the pockets cause i think his agent is tom condon
i think if vince young ends up here, he will be starting by week 3 especially if campbell lays an egg in our two first games, which are very winnable against denver and bufalo, cause we got the jets next.
3 years ago on How good can the Raiders offense really be | July
a lot of work to do on so little time. as soon as free agency starts, i'll be glued to every sports site i can to see who lands wheer. i think the rush will help some teams get players that normally they would have no chance under regular circumstances
yea like many, i have been crying for a vet wr too, but we need a OL or two first. the player that excites me the most for next year is dmac, cause a vet wr or a better line makes him all the more dangerous! i think santana moss is the best option out there being we have campbell and saunders running the offense, sidney rice will cost too much as well as santonio holmes! dhb definitely needs to pick his numbers up. he will probably start cause even though he doesn't catch enough balls and make an impact in the passing game, he is a heck of a run blocker and blocks all the way to the end of plays, and will finish a block and run 100 miles an hour downfield to find somebody else to block! i think also campbell can help his confidence by throwing a couple of more times to him as well, not 2 or 3 catchable balls a half and 4 or 5 crappy balls a half when he's under extreme pressure. thats why i think we need ol more cause it could give campbell more time and also dhb more time to get open. he also needs to work on his route running as well, and a vet like moss (santana) could be a big help to this young man. unfortunately for bey, besides campbell, i think the his future here depends on this season! we'll see if the young man can stand up to the pressure. nonetheless, GO RAIDERS!!!!
3 years ago on Oakland's number 1 wide receiver | July
i like th lawson kid from san fran
3 years ago on Potential Raider signings in free agency: Defense | July
would love to be a serious playoff contender, but we got holes to fix on this team. no seahawks and cardinals this year
3 years, 1 month ago on Raiders camp wrap in Atlanta with pics and video | May
would have liked to see a proven rookie cb than these projects we have. no aso, and that means that front 7 better be ready to carry the bulk of the d. if you look around the league, b-more, pittsburgh, ne or the colts have great secondarys. but they all have a great playmaking safety. their front 7 carry those defenses, and so ours will have to also. we need to blitz more and put a ball hawking safety (dont know if we quite have that) to sit back and make plays and play behind that youth. also, lets score more points and help the d out as well. lets get a lineman or two in fa as well as another lb, not quite sold on goethel. lets go raiders!
3 years, 2 months ago on 2011 Raider draft picks all fit one of two criteria | April
people are complaining about the picks, but we picked for need not best player, which is what you have to do sometime. rod wood will help with van dykes development. he needs about 10 to 15 more pounds on his body. with the corners that were left, he was one of the best and has the most upside. its up to our coaching staff to get him nfl ready. we need o-line help bad, and we took it. little wiz is a little small, but his tenacity is way more than satele's, plus he can play guard too. would like to see us get a good vet olineman in fa, if it ever starts, and im still not sold on our other lb spot (goethel). overall, i give our picks so far a b-. alot of people may disagree, but remember were drafting for need, not cause mel kiper said we should pick someone else.
3 years, 2 months ago on Raiders rebound with Barksdale | April
thats crazy about thte draft cause mcelroy and jones are the only two i know anything about. anybody that can improve this team im all for it! just heard the judge is ruling in favor of the players and the lockout may be lifted.
3 years, 2 months ago on Six Sleepers for the Raiders | April
im glad huff's contract is expired. never looked like the player is envisioned coming out of texas. i think aso will take the loss of money if it puts him in a better chance to win a ring. the man has plenty of cash, look at his car! his presence helps routt a ton cause they throw at him so much that its helping his game. can routt shut down fitzgerald and a. johnson like aso can? i seriously doubt it. if aso does leave, i hope bresnahan is dialing up some blitz packages to help out our secondary!
3 years, 2 months ago on Zach Miller agent change bad deal for Raiders | April
great, more "good news" from our team! since the jackson firing all our news has been pretty much bad. besides from the resignings we did, the aso debacle and the murphy craziness and now this, we need to end this lockout soon so we can get to business. a week away from the draft and were in limbo with some key players. at least if the trades were allowed someone might anny up and give us a 1st and 3rd tender for miller, you never know!
3 years, 3 months ago on Zach Miller agent change bad deal for Raiders | April
whats this i heard on espn that jackson said there was "no way" asomugha would be back? i dont want kaepernick honestly. if aso is gone, get a good d.b. if not then starrt with the line. this lockout is really screwing up free agency cause we maybe could have signed some lineman or a replacement cb and we could draft accordingly.
3 years, 3 months ago on Hue Jackson Pre-Draft Conference Highlights | April
al will pay aso, just not 17 mil a year, i wouldn't either. if losing him can bring jimmy smith as his replacement, as well as some fa lineman with that aso money, then im all for it. i told my fellow raider homies here in ophio that i would have seriously considered trading him this past season for a starting lineman and or draft picks, however it all works out. i love the guy, but his price is way to steep. i had doubts he would stay with routt getting 10 mil, but we had aso and d. hall giving him 8 mil, so it can work, depending on what aso wants.
3 years, 3 months ago on Top Five players most likely to go 48 | April
i watched all the raider games too, and he doen't get no balls thrown his way. is it his route running, no seperation, or no confidence from the q.b. cause the 1 game he got targeted a couple times (seahawks) he put up good numbers. yea he disappeared in some games this year (pittsburgh) (texans) (49ers) (cardinals), but so did the whole team! as a mater of fact, he got the pass interference call that set up jano for that chip shot fg he missed at the end of the cardinals game. the reason he got that was cause the ball was so far behind him from jc that he had to slow up. in our offense we run, no receiver is gonna put up great numbers because no one respects our passing game cause of our line and q.b. play. i bet his numbers would be a whole lot different with rich gannon in that offense! he made a star out of jerry porter, who by the way, is he even in the league anymore? better line play and qb will help him alot. and for those who think murphy is so much better, he hasn't done anything i can remember since steeler game last year!
3 years, 3 months ago on Cliff Branch gets open on wide receivers | April
i feel bad for any receiver to have to deal with j. russell throwing him the ball. the one thing i do like about bey is he is a great blocker and doesn't give up on plays. unfortunately he drops some as well (as does murphy). schillens is so unpredictable its crazy. i think with better offensive line play in the pass, as well as campbell growing in the offense, bey will get better. would like to see a vet wr like santana moss to come in and help him. i like many was down on mcfadden as well, but once healthy with better play calling he excelled. if hue builds that bully on offense he says he is, i believe teams will stack the line and bey will get better opportunitys, but we must address the line early and often in the draft since we cant do nothing in free agency to help the team due to that dumb lockout. one more quick thing, we must resign Asomugha!