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First quarter: Chargers 7, Raiders 0

Notes and observations from the first quarter of the Raiders’ game against the Chargers in San Diego:

– Philip Rivers first pass interception in 144 attempts, to Chris Johnson, plus Chargers penalty sets up Raiders at the 27. Have to score here. Tough running by Fargas has Raiders at the 13 as quarter ends.

– Raiders won’t even risk a pass play on third-and-5 deep in their own territory. Short run, punt. What is this, high school?

– Raiders begin third possession at their own 11 after Chargers forced to punt. San Diego going hard at Johnson.

– What other team in the NFL actually blocks a punt (Sam Williams) and has the ball roll dead at the 11?

– Raiders second possession. Forced to call a time out, Khalif Barnes jumps offsides, 7-yard gain by Michael Bush, 4-yard reception to Brandon Myers, Russell misfires to Miller. Punt.

– LT scores touchdown from Wildcat. Dick Enberg calls it a shocking beginning, but is it really? Chargers hadn’t scored on opening drive since 2007 season finale in Oakland. LT scored that one,too. That’s not shocking, either.

– Rivers’ 53-yard pass to Malcom Floyd _ nice to have a receiver who goes up and makes the catch.

– JaMarcus Russell’s first pass intercepted by Antonio-Rodgers Cromartie _ so much for the great week of practice and arrivng at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

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  • 504 Raider

    Nnamdi needs to take a seat. Routt moves over to his man and we shut down Rivers.

    Last three games without Nnamdi: 3-0.

  • Mistabrown

    Jhill, whos fault is it this week ? So far you cant blame it on the O-line..

  • 504 Raider

    Rick Ross is down. Bryant Time.

  • JB

    Let Nhamdi man up on Jackson for every play. At least we should be able to slow them down.

  • Thec07

    I like the idea of DHB running back kicks, make him earn his dough…

  • lefty12

    you love to try and put words in peoples mouths.nobody has ever said it is only Russells fault but YOU when answering others.our point is he can’t and doesn’t make plays and all you do is defend him,make excuses for him,and blame everyone else.

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    well JaDarrenBey still sucks

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    the o-line is doing well

    i say keep using fargas i do not understand why bush keeps going down so easily

  • djohnnyg

    It all starts and ends with Russell. He is a dumb, lazy, loser.

    This is all about Al’s ego.

    His loser ass team doesn’t deserve any support.

    He’s lucky he’s got you guys.

  • lefty12

    i keep it going-LMFAO.wasn’t post #7 directed at me for comments i made last week?i didn’t say shyt to you and you brought that up.i was trying to let it go with you,then you started.

  • jhill

    No Lefty, it’s YOU who want to keep this shyt going!

    Go play with someone else dude, it’s getting old. I said a million times that Russell is NOT the answer, and he should have been benched. But you keep up this BS about me making excuses for the guy.

    Bench the guy = making excuses for him.

    Whatever dude!

  • djohnnyg

    Kirk Morrison is almost as retarded as Jadoofus. Thomas Howard is not much smarter.

    Seriously, they are STILL The Dumbest Team in America.

  • Thec07

    It will be 3rd and long with no blitz….
    this 70’3 defense sucks….

  • Mistabrown

    Jhill,

    It might be because you make excuses for him over & over & over! Why would you bench him anyway he wont improve on the bench you HAVE to let him play!

    U said XL on the sweater right ?

  • djohnnyg

    God. GAPING HOLE’S ALL THE FREAKING TIME.

  • Thec07

    I said I would wait until the bye to unload on the players… I will start after the end of this game…

  • JB

    Morrison blew that coverage.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    So what happened during all that learning?

    Oh Rob Ryan was to blame….

    Give me a freekn break….

    Man…I am starting to sound more and more like MR everyday

  • Thec07

    Lt is a B!TCH……

  • Mistabrown

    How do NOT cover Gates ????????????????????

  • Thec07

    Horrible organization, horrible team…..

  • jhill

    Mista,

    This week, it seems to be ANOTHER example of the guy on the other sidelines being smarter than our guy. It seems as though Norvell thinks he can exploit Jackson against CJ and Routt. Or ANYONE that CJ is covering for that matter.

    Tried to talk about the defense before, but all I got from you was they quit after week 1 because of the QB, lol!

    Can you answer this for me,

    Have you ever heard of a scrub LB from SD named Silers? Well he’s the guy who runs step for step with our slot WR JLH on a 3rd and 4, lol. Our WR can’t even beat a backup LB on a crossing route?

    LMFAO!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    “JaDarius McFadden-Huff” ain’t much better

  • Mistabrown

    SnB, if you see what RR has done in Clev you wouldn’t even be asking yourself that question. RR was and is a hot piece of smelly garbage.

    The end.

  • Thec07

    This team doesnt even know how to execute a blitz….

  • DarthPirate

    This is ridiculous. They look like a high school team on defense.

    Can’t cover, can’t tackle, can’t hit. Gates had no one within 20 feet of him.

  • 504 Raider

    Positive: We only down by 2 TDs at the half.

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    # SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Why isn’t D-HB returning the kicks?

    Or Routt or JOhnson or any of the other track stars on this team

    i said the same thing 3 weeks ago

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Instead of arguing about a player here or there….

    HOw about blowing the whole damn thing and starting over.

    I would turnover 75% of the roster!

    Starting with JaDarius McFadden-Huff

  • Thec07

    What did RR do to cle? take that 70′s metality defense and ruin that team. RR is no more of a coach that anyone on this blog….

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Mistabrown Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    SnB, if you see what RR has done in Clev you wouldn’t even be asking yourself that question. RR was and is a hot piece of smelly garbage.

    The end.
    =====================================================
    Our defense looks the same as it looked last year…the year before that….the year before that…..the year before that….the year before that…and the way it looked before Gruden showed up

  • Mistabrown

    Jhill, JLH was open on the crossing route and Russell didnt pull the trigger and then JLH redirected his route after seeing Russell scramble and you saw the throw.

  • Thec07

    Blow up the building, and the organization first..

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    # 16yearsold16yearfan Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    # SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Why isn’t D-HB returning the kicks?

    Or Routt or JOhnson or any of the other track stars on this team

    i said the same thing 3 weeks ago

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    John Marshall is going to fix EVERYTHING!

  • Thec07

    raiders flat out suck….

  • Thec07

    marshall cant fix a 70′s defense…

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Ca ble, bu ma ye, bu ma ye!!

  • jhill

    Mistabrown Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    How do NOT cover Gates ????????????????????

    ——————————————————-

    LOL, because #2 is the QB?

    XXL on that sweater, bruh!

  • Mistabrown

    My guess is after Philly our DC got verbally abused by AL for calling his own plays that included blitzing and Marshall is brow beaten and the players know whats going on.

    just my opinion

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    oh,

    and where’s the lecture about my suggested picks that I received all year. Oh…upset because they didn’t pick the players I wanted.

    Well, here are YOUR stinking players that reflect YOUR collective knowledge of football

    This team S…………….

  • Thec07

    Why should we watch this game when we know the result…

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Cable just punched a female trainer.

  • Mistabrown

    I agree, except on week 1 and against Philly. So explain that!!!

    # SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Mistabrown Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    SnB, if you see what RR has done in Clev you wouldn’t even be asking yourself that question. RR was and is a hot piece of smelly garbage.

    The end.
    =====================================================
    Our defense looks the same as it looked last year…the year before that….the year before that…..the year before that….the year before that…and the way it looked before Gruden showed up

  • lefty12

    S&B-no,those aren’t the players the fans wanted.those are the players the team drafted.its just that once they were drafted some fans decided that since they are now Raiders,they should be supported.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    We NEED Mike Mitchell…JaDarius was a great pick for the verticle offense…

    blah blah blah

    This team S…….

  • jhill

    Mistabrown Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Jhill, JLH was open on the crossing route and Russell didnt pull the trigger and then JLH redirected his route after seeing Russell scramble and you saw the throw.

    ——————————————————

    Yeah, right!

    You win, bruh. This is silly.

  • djohnnyg

    Where is Seymour in all this. HE WAS RIGHT THERE TO STOP TOMLINSON BUT MISSED.

    THIS WHOLE TEAM IS THE WORST IN NFL HISTORY.

  • Mistabrown

    Yes Jhill our Qb is #2.

    I’m gonna take a #1 ill be back..

  • 504 Raider

    Thec07 Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    This team doesnt even know how to execute a blitz….

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    No worries Thec,

    Al will definitely fix that problem.