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Halftime: Raiders 7, 49ers 3

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 at 6:33 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Scoring
Oak–Louis Murphy 24-yard pass from JaMarcus Russell (Sebastian Janikowski kicks PAT), 8:45

SF–FG Joe Nedney 21, 1:59

– Someone explain why Jeff Garcia came in with 1:59 left to go in the half. Here’s a perfect chance for Russell to run a two-minute drill in a game situation with developing wide receivers, and instead here comes Garcia, done it hundreds of times.

Garcia got the Raiders into 49ers territory before he overthrew Johnnie Lee Higgins while avoiding a rush and stepping up in the pocket, with Allen Rossum intercepting the pass.

– Joe Nedney capped a Coffee-fueled 76-yard drive with a 21-yard field goal, with Mike Singletary apparently really wanting to know his team can convert an extra point when it needs one.

Coffee gained 64 yards on nine carries on the drive, giving him 129 yards on 16 carries for the game. He opened it with a 35-yard bolt, and the Raiders didn’t rise up and stop him until Sam Williams and Tommy Kelly stopped him for a three-yard loss back to the 4-yard line.

– Russell saved a seemingly wasted drive with a 24-yard touchdown strike on third-and-23 against a blown 49ers coverage. It capped a seven-play 59-yard drive with 8:45 left in the half.

Nate Clements, the same guy who intercepted three passes during one practice and was shouting, “They can’t compete,” was responsible. He also was the one who let the Raiders get in position for the score wtih a desperation grab of Johnnie Lee Higgins’ jersey for a 22-yard penalty to the 13.

From there, the Cornell Green got an ineligible receiver downfield penalty, and Samson Satele was called for holding on an otherwise well-executed screen to Justin Fargas inside the 5.

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  • http://raidermight.com RaiderMight

    It’s like they game planned. It must mean a lot to them to win this “Battle of the Bay” instead of developing.

  • Terrapin

    Absolutely RaiderMight, I just don’t get it. Why all the runs? They are helping us out probably more than themselves. You don’t figure out which QB you want by running the ball all day.

  • He Hate Me

    Gradkowski

  • http://raidermight.com RaiderMight

    Russell rarely looked left. He always passed to the right on almost every throw. Even the dumpoffs. Just like season, he rarely looks left for some reason.

    Mistabrown Says:
    August 22nd, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    Lefty, ok I get it!
    DHB didnt catch a ball but he was open & looks great!!!

    So if he was open why didnt Moses get him the ball ? My second time asking you this question….go ahead and answer me now..

  • Norco Bob

    GARCIA BEST…THEN FRYE…THEN GRAD,..THATS IT…WE HAVE NO OTHER QB.

  • http://raidermight.com RaiderMight

    There goes Jerry’s favorite player, Meyers.

  • http://raidermight.com RaiderMight

    Correction: Myers.

  • Ghost2Post

    Meyers is a keeper

  • http://raidermight.com RaiderMight

    Myers and Stewart are looking pretty good.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    where is zach crockett

  • Florida Pete

    i’m thinking Gradkowski needs to be the number 2…

  • Nnamdi21

    Garcia got the Raiders into 49ers territory before he overthrew Johnnie Lee Higgins while avoiding a rush and stepping up in the pocket, with Allen Rossum intercepting the pass.

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    HOLY SH-YTE! Garcia over threw somebody?! :)

  • Tonio

    Myers Drive… all the way

  • http://raidermight.com RaiderMight

    Now that’s what the Whiners should be doing. Developing their young players.

  • Mistabrown

    Poor G Pappa saddled with Plunkett & Flores in the booth! I bet he has 4 or 8 JD’s on the rocks after the game!

  • He Hate Me

    So thats how you run a team down the field!

  • lefty12

    mrsbrown-the very 1st play of the game he was wide open and JR missed him.the whiners then doubled him and it caused others to be open.do you even understand the game?it isn’t his fault if he is open and the pass isn’t thrown his way.btw,i realize you dislike JR and what you want is for me to knock him.not yet.btw,how is your lovely daughter?

  • Mistabrown

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if Garcia’s team mate in TB cost him a job with the Raiders!

    lmao

  • Nnamdi21

    “the Cornell Green got an ineligible receiver downfield penalty, and Samson Satele was called for holding on an otherwise well-executed screen to Justin Fargas inside the 5.”

    ============================================

    Satele and Green were pummeled unmerciful by Cable as they returned to the sidelines….

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    “Garbage”kowski Time!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    I love that Fargas is always in the goal line package….such a scoring machine!

  • SaintKaufman

    I’ve been locked out I guess!

    Great blog.

  • Mistabrown

    Lefty,
    I saw the first play. Moses should make that throw 99/100 times dont you agree ?

    As far as DHB it could have bounced off his hands we really dont know because Moses couldn’t get him the ball. My suggestion is wait for DHB to make a play before you go in a blog and say “he’s looking good”. Save yourself the task of having to defend that.

  • armond

    looks like we have 2 zach millers now.we better run some plays hey bey next week. this must be the reason why he doesnt catch many balls. his qbs avoid him even when open and then he drops a few catchable balls with a few amount of catches and now u have inconsistant hands

  • SaintKaufman

    Anyone know how to prevent the “too fast” issue??

  • Mistabrown

    Hey Lefty,
    Watkins had a killer 1st half didnt he! 0 catches for 0 yards but he ran down the sideline like a track star!

    What? He didnt play ? Its all good…HE LOOKED GREAT!
    GO WATKINS!!!

  • armond

    that was a hold if i ever saw one

  • Nnamdi21

    Mistabrown Says:
    August 22nd, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    Poor G Pappa saddled with Plunkett & Flores in the booth! I bet he has 4 or 8 JD’s on the rocks after the game!

    ==================

    After?

  • lefty12

    i don’t have to defend it-anyone with eyes could see the same thing.the real question is,is if you can see it with your own eyes,why make it an issue?

  • http://raidermight.com RaiderMight

    I seem to have gotten around the “too fast issue” (kinda). I cleared my cookies and then when it happens, i just press F5 a few times until it goes in. Usually takes 2-3 quick refreshes. I haven’t seen it for a few minutes.

  • lefty12

    RM it seems to happen when a lot of people are posting at the same timeas soon as things slow down it lets you in.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Is our new defensive philosophy to give up almost 100 yards rushing each quarter?

  • SaintKaufman

    Thanks!

  • Tonio

    TE’s should be stronger this year… which makes for nice options vs the wr’s ..

  • Florida Pete

    Dakota Says:
    August 22nd, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    Is our new defensive philosophy to give up almost 100 yards rushing each quarter?

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

    yes…

  • armond

    they have to make dhb an issue.its no excuse to have him not be a factor. throw a screen to him atleast. this is what it must have been like at maryland.

  • Ghost2Post

    This run defense can not be real.