235

Final: Browns 23, Raiders 9

Notes and observations from the Raiders-Browns game Sunday:

– Raiders follow big win with an awful loss for the fifth time. Scoring in those five losses _ opponents 142, Raiders 32.

– Raiders get in red zone again _ Charlie Frye picked again. Eric Wright gets the pick this time.

Raiders have 326 yards passing, 392 yards total offense. Three field goals. Should break 400 yards with one more possession for first time since 2005 _ and it will do them no good.

– They finish at 399 yards, barring late adjustments, Frye sacked with 33 seconds left as Browns will kill clock. Rob Ryan gets the Gatorade bath in snow flurries.

– Zach Miller gets taunting foul after 27-yard reception with Raiders driving. A ridiculous call. A pass interference call on Hank Poteat (makeup call?) gives Raiders the ball at the 2.

Raiders can’t get it in. Never once do they attempt to get Frye outside on a pass-run option.

Frye tosses third interception of game, this one to Eric Wright. May not have had it. Could be reversed.

– Phil Dawson’s 34-yard field goal puts Browns up 23-9, Raiders need pair of touchdowns in the last 8:31 and don’t have one today. A six-play, 31-yard drive following Brandon McDonald’s interception.

– Huge sack by Matt Roth against Frye after Raiders were moving well, Raiders come back with 11-yard Frye-to-Miller pass for third-and-9 at the Cleveland 24. Frye intercepted by McDonald, forcing pass to Higgins. Returns it 39 yards.

– Best downfield catch of the year by Johnnie Lee Higgins on throw from Frye. A 33-yard gain.

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  • spellcheck

    The Raiders look good getiing off the bus….there is your answer.

  • Dude

    Spellcheck will now exit stage left, juusst like the rest of the Al Davis butt smoochers do when called out.

  • Thec07

    Dude Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 5:16 pm
    For all you who dont speak “moron” allow me to interpret what spellcheck is trying to say as I recently bought a “moron to english” translation book…..

    “I REALLY dont care whether or not the Raiders win or lose I just like being a fan because I think its cool to be a Raider fan because I am a rebel and like to give a big F U to the rest of the NFLs fans. Pride and Poise baby!!”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++==

    Spellcheck, like i said you have professional bloggers that lurk on this site, and wait
    for some unsuspecting idiot to post something ridiculous. and then they will lambaste you….

  • Dude

    Look good getting off the bus?? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thec07

    the man the myth is here Florida F@CKIN PETE……
    Draftologist extrodinare…… I would lay coin
    Petes drafts the last 7 are way better than Mr. Davis
    and the “personel dept”…..

  • spellcheck

    Fan Dome??? is that some new arena?…or are you trying to make an uneducated stab at the measure of a individuals fanaticism??

  • spellcheck

    Thec07 that ain’t you.

  • Thec07

    Florida Pete Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    too many teams have rebuilt themselves in the space of just 2 or 3 years to think that it takes 6 or 7…

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++==

    EXACTLY……. If it takes longer something else is wrong….. Preach on Brother…..

  • ohioraider

    We’re gonna get this turned around.
    -Al Davis.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Florida Pete Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    we are about to start rebuilding all over again…
    ======================================================
    Exactly…and sobering too. A lot of folks don’t realize that the holes are numerous and probably can’t be fixed in a year:

    We need:
    QB
    RB – (if we stupidly trade Michael Bush)
    FB
    RT
    RG
    C
    LG – Gallery with multiple injuries, back surgery?
    UT
    NT
    MLB
    SLB – Does T. Howard come back?
    NB
    FS – Huff has to restructure $5million
    KR

    Gents…that my friends is a restruturing that hasn’t even started yet

  • Thec07
  • Thec07

    rebulding for 7 years…I was told thats instant gratification, by the special guy…Per him we should toil for the next couple of decades…

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Thec07 Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    rebulding for 7 years…I was told thats instant gratification, by the special guy…Per him we should toil for the next couple of decades…
    =================================================
    7 years of rebuilding and we still have all these holes
    We need:
    Head Coach
    Offensive Coordinator
    QB
    RB – (if we stupidly trade Michael Bush)
    FB
    RT
    RG
    C
    LG – Gallery with multiple injuries, back surgery?
    UT
    NT
    MLB
    SLB – Does T. Howard come back?
    NB
    FS – Huff has to restructure $5million
    KR

  • Thec07

    Guys enjoy this year, one day the franchise will turn it around, but it wil require Mr. Davis to retire….
    I have all the love and respect for him but its time to go….

    LTR NATION…..

  • spellcheck

    Tantrum Time….I demand the Raiders be better and playoff bound …NOW …NOW….NOW….I know better than anyone how to run some one else’s football team….I demand it my way…or I will ridicule the Owner , the Coach, or the Players. …I want a winner NOW…..I’m too immature to realize or comprehend that the NFL is entertainment….NO… I pathetically build a large portin of my life around the success and failure of an NFL team…I shoot my mouth off inside of my social circle about my devotion to an NFL team and then have to live with the dispair and humiliation of facing those people through out the week when it loses.

  • Dude

    Rebuilding?? In the last 7 years what have the Raiders built exactly???

  • Plunketthead

    Spell
    I will pitch in 5 grand if Andrew can play QB

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    spellcheck Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    Tantrum Time….I demand the Raiders be better and playoff bound …NOW …NOW….NOW….I know better than anyone how to run some one else’s football team….I demand it my way…or I will ridicule the Owner , the Coach, or the Players. …I want a winner NOW…..I’m too immature to realize or comprehend that the NFL is entertainment….NO… I pathetically build a large portin of my life around the success and failure of an NFL team…I shoot my mouth off inside of my social circle about my devotion to an NFL team and then have to live with the dispair and humiliation of facing those people through out the week when it loses.
    =====================================================
    That’s pretty deep. No, just making observations and comments with like minded fans…..

  • spellcheck

    Thec07…how many coaches in that 7 years…come on you can count that high….with every new coach the “rebuilding” process begin anew …implementing a new offensive philosophy and gaining the trust of the players to succeed within those new systems…so stay with me here Eistien…it hasn’t been a 7 year rebuilding process…..by the way thec07…who turns your computer on for you?

  • SaintKaufman

    Wow, who invited this clown?

    SC, you are not seriously saying that Cable just needs time to develop are you?

  • spellcheck

    Who invited you?

  • spellcheck

    I never said anything one way or another about firing Cable…don’t read between the lines…your reading comprehension isn’t that good.

  • Hot Shot

    We lose week after week with play calling.Cable sucks at using our players the way they should be used from the quaterback down.We need Gruden back here.Come on Al get us are coach back.We want to win.

  • 504 Raider

    Hate to point this out but JRuss may have a point about showing up early to work.

    Our O-Line sucks.
    Our Play-calling sucks.
    Our game planning sucks.
    Our use of personnel sucks.

    What the hell is Cable and others doing at headquarters so damn early everyday?

  • SaintKaufman

    Free donuts!

  • WenzhouRaider

    Bruce woulda won this one. That being said, I don’t him running around on two bad knees like an octogenarian at his sonny’s barmitzva, only to be ko’d permanently by t. suggs or haloti.

    Ravens need the win for the playoffs. 5-11. sigh.

  • SaintKaufman

    I can’t believe Lechler didn’t flick that 61 yard FG attempt between his legs to Seabass so that he could run it in for the TD!
    What was Cable thinking???

  • SaintKaufman

    I mean, it’s worked for 2 years in practice!

  • 504 Raider

    SK,

    try again. No way Russell miss or late for that.

  • SaintKaufman

    LOL!

    Poor kid.

  • SaintKaufman

    45 pass attempts
    17 rush attempts

    WoW!

  • SaintKaufman

    1st and goal from the 2:

    pass to the left corner, incomplete
    pass to the left corner, incomplete
    pass to the left corner, incomplete

    I know, we got ‘em now. Mwahahahaa

    pass to the right corner, NO WAY, incomplete??

  • SaintKaufman

    Still, my favorite so far this year is bringing in JP Losman 3 days after signing him and running a pass play on 3rd and 10 in a 2 down situation when the o-line hadn’t pass protected since practice on Wednesday.

    Now that’s classic Cable!

  • JB

    Here’s what I’d like to see on our O-line:
    New OLT, Gallery, New OC, Walker, Henderson. Restructure the line for POWER BLOCKING – no more ZBS. If we can’t find the right OLT then take the best ORT and leave Henderson at OLT.

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