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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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  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    So when we trade M. Bush….and his 5.6 per carry….will DMAC and Fargas be able to fill the gap?

  • Thec07

    Do you think the “personnel dept” in the raiders organization think we need Oline, and Dline help?
    Not sure what they are thinking but, last 3 drafts
    we should have gotten this addressed.

  • Thec07

    Thats just it, remind we why we drafted bush in DMAC in the first place when we had MBUSH who was a project top ten pick? Point is our “player personnel dept” is totally inept…

  • Thec07

    Cable = Braindead…..
    I am for continuity but this guy is awful at playcalling… I know some guys on this blog can
    out play guy, his dimwit….

  • jhill

    Was Cable on the radio?

    Who starts at QB next week?

  • JB

    Here’s my campaign for the next Raider QB. Pick-up Troy Smith a RFA from the Ravens. We may have to compensate with a 3rd or 5th round pick because he’s a restricted agent. Let him, Gradkowski, Frye & Losman fight it out in camo to see who emerges as the starter.

    Troy Smith would have been the starter for the Ravens except for an injury at the wrong time. He’ll come to Oakland because he wants to be a starter – the way it should be. He’s a Heisman winner and has demonstrated great skill & ability. He’s not super tall but he’s still taller than Drew Brees. He’s extremely mobile but prefers pocket passing. He’s got a strong ACCURATE arm and he does have touch. Pick him up and spend all our draft picks on OT, MLB, OC, OG, DT, DE & CB.

    I predict that Morrison & Rhoutt, both FA will be elsewhere next year.

  • Thec07

    So did we shut down the great DHB for the season?
    If that was cables pick he needs to be fired for that alone.

    Remember the bul about him being the most ” pro ready”
    What a crock of S#!T……

  • Thec07

    Morrison can go… I am okay with that, he is not mean enough to play mlb for the nation anyway.

  • jhill

    McFadden was drafted to add a weapon to the offense, not a 200 yd back per se.

    It’s as clear a day that McFadden should be good for 1 or 2 TDs a game. Cable is just not using him right. Why don’t we see him go in motion to the slot instead of the outside? How about getting him matched up against a LB or S?

    So many examples of how this guy could be used other than HB dives. I would NEVER call a play for him to run up the middle. Want to get him the ball up the middle, call a middle screen.

  • Thec07

    You can make a great argument over what side of the trnch we should draft. Thats what we need trench help on both sides, and a MLB….

    Flip a coin and flip flop the picks, and add a mlb to the mixture….

  • JB

    Why are we have a slow FB return kicks? Am I missing something? How about DMac, DHB, Yvonne Walker, JLH (maybe not him) or anyone else who is on AD’s track team?

  • Thec07

    I remember the argument for DMAC, i wanted us to trade down or take ellis from USC. This year we had our pick of one of the 4 USC lb’s all of which are starting for their perspective teams, and yet we take the clown DHB….. Who makes up this S#!t on who to pick…
    I will take Florida Petes, pics all day and ride them into the sunset….

  • Thec07

    JLH, that kid is shell shocked for sure. Hasnt been the same since the weddle hit…

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Thec07 Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    I remember the argument for DMAC, i wanted us to trade down or take ellis from USC. This year we had our pick of one of the 4 USC lb’s all of which are starting for their perspective teams, and yet we take the clown DHB….. Who makes up this S#!t on who to pick…
    I will take Florida Petes, pics all day and ride them into the sunset….
    ======================================================
    Agreed. Someone should fax Pete’s list to Davis to see. At least he will have a glimpse of the right decision…before Davis picks another speedy player.

  • Thec07

    SNB, Brother you understand 100%, its all about the forty time…..

  • M Lonetree

    Kijana Carter McFadden good for two TDs per game? Might as well have drafted Gholston for all the impact McFade has had.

  • M Lonetree

    The07,

    in defense of a semblance of saneness, F. Pete was salivating over Jaspar Brinkley last off-season and the kid was a nowhere man on the previous primetime. he wore a “rented goalie” sign on his chest if you happened to notice.

  • Thec07

    M Lonetree Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    The07,

    in defense of a semblance of saneness, F. Pete was salivating over Jaspar Brinkley last off-season and the kid was a nowhere man on the previous primetime. he wore a “rented goalie” sign on his chest if you happened to notice.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    ROFLMAO……. Nice…..

  • DKnight007

    Predictable Raider loss fellas….don’t act surprised.

    Cable must be one of the most inconsistent weird play callers I have ever seen.

  • DKnight007

    # Thec07 Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Do you think the “personnel dept” in the raiders organization think we need Oline, and Dline help?
    Not sure what they are thinking but, last 3 drafts
    we should have gotten this addressed.

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Well the “personnel department does have the Davis lapdof Hanson in there don’t they??

    Thats a joke!

  • Thec07

    Brinkley > Morrison

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    M Lonetree Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    The07,

    in defense of a semblance of saneness, F. Pete was salivating over Jaspar Brinkley last off-season and the kid was a nowhere man on the previous primetime. he wore a “rented goalie” sign on his chest if you happened to notice.
    =====================================================
    Perhaps…but any pick would be better than the DHB

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Jeremy Maclin with a great catch in the game….

    DHB?

  • DKnight007

    # jhill Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Agreed 2romes …

    For every step Cable takes forward, he seems to take 2 steps back. That defensive penalty sequence the basically led to Cleve going up 17-6 was laughable! ANOTHER reason why Cable needs to take the headset off to be able to manage GAME situations and get in someone’s face.

    Adding an Asst Head Coach/OC is the only way Cable should be allowed to stay.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Agreed!

  • Thec07

    Dknight007, The whole franchise is a joke brother….
    “personnel dept” = Mr Davis…

    Imagine this, Mr davis has to match wits with 31 other whole departments. these departments have young people who pour over stuff ad naseum. Moreover factor in the use of technology. Mr. Dasvis is outmanned, and overmatch before any season starts….

    Fire Mr. Davis, ends the problem….

  • Thec07

    SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    Jeremy Maclin with a great catch in the game….

    DHB?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yeah Brother, and maclin wasnt as “pro ready” as DHB….

    The funny thing is the fans bought it….

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Thec07,

    Yeah, DHB was so pro ready. Played in a pro-style offense. Blah, blah, blah

    The Raiders messed up that pick PERIOD!

    DHB is the worst pick in the 1st round…maybe 2nd round too

  • DKnight007

    hec07 Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Dknight007, The whole franchise is a joke brother….
    “personnel dept” = Mr Davis…

    Imagine this, Mr davis has to match wits with 31 other whole departments. these departments have young people who pour over stuff ad naseum. Moreover factor in the use of technology. Mr. Dasvis is outmanned, and overmatch before any season starts….

    Fire Mr. Davis, ends the problem….

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Yep!

  • Florida Pete

    M Lonetree Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    The07,

    in defense of a semblance of saneness, F. Pete was salivating over Jaspar Brinkley last off-season and the kid was a nowhere man on the previous primetime. he wore a “rented goalie” sign on his chest if you happened to notice.

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

    he finished with 7 unassted tackles and a forced fumble… i didn’t see the game…

    so i’ll have to take your word for it that he was miserable…

    but just looking at the box on the game… the wheels came off the defense in the 4th qtr… that usually means something other than one player getting stupid…

  • Florida Pete

    oh, and i had Curtis Lofton the previous year…

    hack away…

  • Thec07

    Murphy > DHB

    did we shut the great DHB down.

    Shannon Sharpe killed the raiders ths morning.
    They asked him a chrsitmas question, if you could
    give something back what would it be.

    He responded he would give back DHB, and Jruss…

  • spellcheck

    What don’t you immature, instant gratification obsessed idiots find a new team? … Or better yet, as smart, and sucessful as you all obviously are, why don’t all of you football Einsteins pool all of your wealth together and buy an Nfl team or start a franchise in Los Angeles…..it would be a Super Bowl victory every year with the brilliant insight, strategy, and scouting abilities all of you think you possess…..and you could do it one season…not like all of these other idiots in the NFL who take years to build teams and develope players.

  • Roch R

    What happened to Matt Shaughnessy in the 2nd half?? Did he get much playing time?

  • Thec07

    Brinkley was having cramps that game as well. I would take him, and Floridas petes pick to the bank all day..

  • Roch R

    The Raiders, a committment to excellence,

    and the best kickers in the game!

    I think it’s awesome that we can all brag about the great Raider kickers, not much else but we got great kickers!

  • Thec07

    Spellcheck,

    I allways enjoy the folks that come in hear an question others fan dome. I will humor you.

    So what do the raiders actually do right? Name one thing they have done right since 2001?

    Good Draft picks?
    Good Business decisions?
    Great orgabization?
    Players all want to come here right?

    Riddle me this, how come when players leave they allways talk about how bad things are?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Hey Spellcheck,

    7 years of double digit losing.

    “I gotta right to rap about that”

  • 504 Raider

    Man BSPN is ripping the Colts organization right now for pulling Manning up 15-10 in the 3rd qtr.

  • Thec07

    Instant gratification, wow we are 8 years in a row with a losing record. Thats instant right, per your decsription. most people on the blog want the team to win. so who here is into instant, explan that one please….

  • spellcheck

    Then ridle me this….why waste your time with the Raiders if you feel the way you outlined in your questions…there are 31 other teams.
    There are NFL teams that haven’t even made it to a Super Bowl…I am willing to wait for it to happen again….with or without AL Davis at the helm…it’s his team …period. I will not be the one to tell grampa to give me the Keys, you’re too old to drive any more,,, or time to go to the nursing home cause I don’t like the way you do things in you house any more…you pathetic, self centered morons will have to wait too.

  • spellcheck

    instant gatification,,,,as in unrealistic expectations for rookies and first year coaches…can you grasp that Einstien or should I make it simpler?

  • spellcheck

    7 years in a row …use the fingers on your other hand if you have to.

  • Thec07

    Spellcheck, The question you pose was not a riddle, however i will answer your question. i am a fan of the raiders period. I also dont have my head in the sand about how poor this once great franchise is ran. So your telling me to get another team, your wasting your time, and mine. Its sort of futile to tell thinking individuals what they should do on a blog..LOL it boggles my mind the likes of guys like you, who question ones fan dome.

    So could you answer the questions i posed if you would???

    What have the raiders done good the last several seasons????? I will wait….

  • DKnight007

    # 504 Raider Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Man BSPN is ripping the Colts organization right now for pulling Manning up 15-10 in the 3rd qtr.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Probably the stupidest, ga yest decision I have ever seen. Coach Caldwell made a dumb decision taking away a chance at history from his players and especially at home??

    I could see Caldwell start pulling guys if his team was killing the Jets or if the Jets were killing them….but up by 5 in the 3rd and all they really need is one more TD then they could have pulled the starters up by 2 scores.

    Lame a$$ decision by Caldwell and the whole Colt organization. The players and fans were pissed.

  • DKnight007

    # spellcheck Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    7 years in a row …use the fingers on your other hand if you have to.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Oh and your an idiot……

  • Thec07

    spellcheck Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    instant gatification,,,,as in unrealistic expectations for rookies and first year coaches…can you grasp that Einstien or should I make it simpler?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    ROFLMAO….. are you serious…….

  • Dude

    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!!”

  • DKnight007

    # Thec07 Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Spellcheck,

    I allways enjoy the folks that come in hear an question others fan dome. I will humor you.

    So what do the raiders actually do right? Name one thing they have done right since 2001?

    Good Draft picks?
    Good Business decisions?
    Great orgabization?
    Players all want to come here right?

    Riddle me this, how come when players leave they allways talk about how bad things are?

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Spellcheck is a lost idiot…don’t waste your time…..

  • Thec07

    Spellcheck, with comments like the ones you make you are either a child or ride the yellow bus… In any event you would get roasted in hear for some of the buffoonery you posted…..

  • Florida Pete

    too many teams have rebuilt themselves in the space of just 2 or 3 years to think that it takes 6 or 7…

    by the way… half the guys that we think are good are becoming free agents soon…

    so how is that we aren’t patient???

    we are about to start rebuilding all over again…