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Raiders losing the 100-yard war

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 at 12:11 pm in Oakland Raiders.

As you watch Baltimore and Pittsburgh struggle to gain inches on the ground in today’s AFC championship game, keep in mind the Raiders, their search for a defensive coordinator to replace Rob Ryan, and the importance of a coach, philosophy and the right players to stop the run.

The Ravens haven’t allowed an individual runner to gain 100 yards in 38 regular and post-season games, dating back to a 23-carry, 120-yard effort by Kansas City’s Larry Johnson on Dec. 10, 2006.

During that span, the Raiders have given up more than 100 yards to a running back 19 times.

Working in reverse order:

Player, team, tcb-yds

Sammy Morris, NE, 14-117
Ronnie Brown, Mia, 16-101
DeAngelo Williams, Car, 19-140
Michael Turner, Atl, 30-139
Thomas Jones, NYJ, 24-159
LaDainian Tomlinson, SD 20-106
Fred Taylor, Jac, 7-111
Ryan Grant, GB, 29-156
Kolby Smith, KC 31-150
Chester Taylor, Min, 22-164
Ron Dayne, Hou, 21-122
LenDale White, Ten, 25-133
Larry Johnson, KC, 24-112
LaDainian Tomlinson, SD, 24-198
Ronnie Brown, Mia, 15-134
Travis Henry, Den, 26-128
Larry Johnson, KC, 31-135
Stephen Jackson, STL, 31-127
Rudi Johnson, Cin, 30-117

The Raiders’ record in those games is 2-17.

Pittsburgh hasn’t given up 100 yards to a running back since Jacksonville’s Taylor gained 147 yards on 25 carries on Dec. 16 of last season.

As much as Al Davis is identified with hiring offensive minds to be his head coach, with a preference for play-callers, if possible, you wonder if he’d ever consider going wtih a defensive head coach to stem the tide of 100-yard runners and the defeats that follow.

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  • #24 Aka Huff24

    Brien – Kiffin was hired because Al Davis liked his ability to find good young players in the draft. Based on alot of poor draft picks by Al Davis, I’d give Kiffin props for those picks.

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    I want Gruden back. The hell with the young guys who have talent. I want team geritol back in full swing! I want play action fakes that ultimately go to the FB. I want deep 5 yard out routes to aging vets! At this rate Al can come out of retirement and play a little offense for us

  • #24 Aka Huff24

    Al Davis is known for going after old players and MVP’s and Heisman Trophy Winners. Al has ALWAYS been known for getting the last years out of great players. I don’t think that was a Gruden thing, it was an Al Davis/Gruden collective effort on that.

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    No one said Kiffin didnt know talent. He did to some extent but it wasnt all him as you know Al calls the shots. Kiffin’s problem was not being a company man(i.e. obama). Kiff should have closed his mouth when grown ups are talking

  • KB

    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    MODERATOR AND OR JERRY:

    Post #293 is not me.
    =========================
    This is the funniest thing I have ever seen on this blog… It happens to all of us.

    Mr. Moderator, Mr. Moderator! Hahaha!

  • #24 Aka Huff24

    Also…its not any coaches fault that Al Davis overpays every player he brings to us. Those old player signings wouldn’t be so bad if Al wasn’t so generous with his spending.

  • Dakota

    Bo,

    I am actually related to Kurt Warner by marriage…just tired of his story. Blah blah blah…thank you Jezus, Blah…like Jezus wanted him to win.

    Idiots
    Out
    Wandering
    Around

  • http://! Blackholepriest

    Do you also give Kiffin credit for Russell? ………..knowing you Huff24, you would.

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    #24 Aka Huff24 Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Al Davis is known for going after old players and MVP’s and Heisman Trophy Winners. Al has ALWAYS been known for getting the last years out of great players. I don’t think that was a Gruden thing, it was an Al Davis/Gruden collective effort on that.

    Huff that was the dumbest post ever. You know you done fugg up right? LOL hahahahahaha you done fugg up right? So you said it was joint Davis/Gruden so then the winning was? So then what is so wrong with Al? Did Gruden do it by himself? Al does run the show right? Or not? Either he gets blame and credit or none at all. Which is it?

  • KB

    OBAMA is the man…

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    Brien<————-loves this! Only BHP,Hayes,Dakota Oakglenn,408,El Dirty,STR, RaiderRockstar, SVRBlK666, 909 Raider and a few others can deal with me cuz they got brains. Everyone else is a loser

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    Blackholepriest Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    Do you also give Kiffin credit for Russell? ………..knowing you Huff24, you would.

    You mean the guy who didnt want Russell?

  • KB

    Brien???

  • #24 Aka Huff24

    BHP – No. I can definately see JR being picked by Al. I thought Quinn fit more of what Kiffin wanted. JR had that Elway style Al always wanted. Its rare for Al to draft QB’s but I think he wanted JR and I’m sure Kiffin was in disagreement with him about that. Al loves those big arms.

  • Dakota
  • http://donprado@comcast.net shark catcher the lighter snatcher

    draft malogua campaign 09!!!

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    Al Davis is a one crazy old smart individual who wont give up power. so who is best fit to work under him? Cable is the guy. Get Hue Jackson after this blowout as you OC/QB coach and get Moss as DC and we will be competitive in 2009

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    KB Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    Brien???

    Whats? Obama is not the man. This is coming from a black guy too

  • Dakota

    Martindale as HC??? What?

    Michael Smith is usually pretty good with his stories.

  • #24 Aka Huff24

    Brien – It takes a coach and owner together to make something work. Al Davis + All the other coaches hes chosen have not worked well together to make a team successful. Gruden and Al Davis made it work. Its not that hard to figure out. I’m not taking any credit away from Al and I’m not taking any credit away from Gruden. They built a very good team, old or not. We were also drafting later in the rounds during that time so weren’t ending up with the type of players we have now because of the losing records.

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    ok KB………….I forgot to put your name on that list. You are a smart dude at least

  • KB

    The domination is starting…

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    #24 Aka Huff24 Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    Brien – It takes a coach and owner together to make something work. Al Davis + All the other coaches hes chosen have not worked well together to make a team successful. Gruden and Al Davis made it work. Its not that hard to figure out. I’m not taking any credit away from Al and I’m not taking any credit away from Gruden. They built a very good team, old or not. We were also drafting later in the rounds during that time so weren’t ending up with the type of players we have now because of the losing records.

    Yawwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnn Al went and got Ty Wheatley not Gruden. Al went and got Andre Rison not Gruden. Al went and got William Thomas not Gruden. Gruden got Gannon tho

  • http://donprado@comcast.net shark catcher the lighter snatcher

    THAT ARTICLE ASLO States WE WANT THE cardinals offensive coordinator, he called a really good game today

  • http://www.dontbotherresponding.com Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dakota Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Bo,

    I am actually related to Kurt Warner by marriage…just tired of his story. Blah blah blah…thank you Jezus, Blah…like Jezus wanted him to win.

    Idiots
    Out
    Wandering
    Around

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I concur, never liked Warner or the Rams at all. Too many clown St. Louis fans nearby. Bad as cheeseheads almost.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    Brien, you are posting too much. That crack has you buzz’n for the homies. Your mother must be really proud. Your dad is in the joint, right?

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    Raiders got lucky in those Gruden years. The NFL in Gruden’s tenure had one really dynamic team and that was the Rams. He blew it against Bmore which Al cussed him out in front of Jack Gruden for. Also he lost 3 straight at the end of the 2001 season netting us a road game against the pats where he blew that shyt. Dont come to with Gruden stuff because you dont have enough for me. i got evidence of his blunders that you cant even compete with. Stop trying me unless you are one of the names I mentioned. You aren’t smart enough

  • KB

    Just wait and see about Obama Brien, just wait and see. my best friend is the same way, he is a blk dude who thinks bama is just a smooth talking black dude.

    The martindale thing scares me a little, what do you think?

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    MaddenRaider Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    Brien, you are posting too much. That crack has you buzz’n for the homies. Your mother must be really proud. Your dad is in the joint, right?

    I’ve never done crack and I dont use the word “homies”. I’m from Oakland bruh bruh. My Dad lives in Long Beach and has never been to jail. Try again

  • #24 Aka Huff24

    Brien – Nobody cares who you think is smart. A retard deciding who is smart. Oh thats a good one.

  • http://www.brondby.com/kampkalender.asp?id=63 La Milicia Negra

    # Dakota Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    LMN,

    Ignore them, you just didn’t know and I provided a link…nothing more.
    ____________________________________________________

    yeah funny how he trolled as some of those that I used to like, but isnt here because they got tired of trolling :/

    Another thing, I didnt know, and I acknowledged this but they trolls seem to neglect to see that … again

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    MR<———–same idiot who said Gruden got rid of James Jett and guess who coreected him as usual? Yep you got it, yours truly. I always smack MR around like the bitch he is

  • http://www.brondby.com/kampkalender.asp?id=63 La Milicia Negra

    Baltimore needs to run more..

  • #24 Aka Huff24

    Gruden got Jerry Rice and Charlie Garner. Romanowski and Rod Woodson were probably Al Davis because thats his defense.

  • http://www.dontbotherresponding.com Bo Schembechler Jackson

    OK, I had to google what Martindale looks like…and you know what, he could wrestle under the name Hamburger Head. he makes Cable look like a brainiac. No thanks.

  • http://www.brondby.com/kampkalender.asp?id=63 La Milicia Negra

    #24 Aka Huff24 Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Brien – Nobody cares who you think is smart. A retard deciding who is smart. Oh thats a good one
    —————————————————-

    lol, good stuff =) with friends like Narko Bob, he is really one of those guys you listen to =) lol

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    KB Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    Just wait and see about Obama Brien, just wait and see. my best friend is the same way, he is a blk dude who thinks bama is just a smooth talking black dude.

    The martindale thing scares me a little, what do you think?

    Obama is related to the Bush family. nothing has CHANGED. He is a stooge.

    Martindale is a smokescreen. LBs sucks for us as far as tackling goes

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    #24 Aka Huff24 Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    Gruden got Jerry Rice and Charlie Garner. Romanowski and Rod Woodson were probably Al Davis because thats his defense.

    Garner and Rice= 49er bitches!! Justice was served in super bowl 37!! I was glad

  • http://www.brondby.com/kampkalender.asp?id=63 La Milicia Negra

    Millard and Martindale should have been showed the door for weeks ago.. But friends of Als of course stya and get promoted… :/

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    #24 Aka Huff24 Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    Brien – Nobody cares who you think is smart. A retard deciding who is smart. Oh thats a good one.

    Just leave. you are embarrassing a great place like the 408 with your constant loser babble. Bitch be gone

  • http://! Blackholepriest

    Gruden didn’t get anyone………….period NO ONE, he took what the scouts and Al Davis suggested. He would come in just before the draft about Feb or so If he hadn’t coached the senior bowl and that’s when the concentration on talent evaluation normally got very heavy he would then lean on the scouts who had studied players all year and basically ask what players could do specific things and study those players.

    Sure he would make sure Al knew what he wanted but Al Davis ran the draft and made the picks……….period. He gave Gruden Tui and maybe the TE from Stanford. Gruden doesn’t know talent he’s an X’s and O’s guy simple as that.

  • Dakota

    Martindale = 4-12

  • #24 Aka Huff24

    Great TD by Holmes.

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    Come on MR, where ya at? You chime in every 30 minutes but I guess you see a superior man inside and out around here and you back down. Usually that is what bitches do. At least Huff has heart and will have futile attempts at the master

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    Blackholepriest Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    Gruden didn’t get anyone………….period NO ONE, he took what the scouts and Al Davis suggested. He would come in just before the draft about Feb or so If he hadn’t coached the senior bowl and that’s when the concentration on talent evaluation normally got very heavy he would then lean on the scouts who had studied players all year and basically ask what players could do specific things and study those players.

    Sure he would make sure Al knew what he wanted but Al Davis ran the draft and made the picks……….period. He gave Gruden Tui and maybe the TE from Stanford. Gruden doesn’t know talent he’s an X’s and O’s guy simple as that.

    Just another gem by BHP

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    Al is crazy BHP but he does know footbal talent. Name a good draft pick by Gruden…………..I’ll wait

  • #24 Aka Huff24

    Brien – So you didn’t like Tom Rathman, Roger Craig, Romanowski and Ronnie Lott as Raiders either?

    Why would you want the Raiders to lose the Superbowl? Thats not a real Raider fan.

  • Brien(Gruden Lovers are punks)

    Brien<—————-not a fan……….insult to be called one

  • http://! Blackholepriest

    LMN what the hell do you know about who is a friend of Al Davis? If Al wanted friends Cable wouldn’t even be in consideration.

    Get a clue!

  • KB

    Brien, you know MR is here all the time he is just to chicken sheet to post under MR he posts under other peoples names.