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Raiders-49ers chat

Checking in from the press box. If all goes according to plan, I”ll be on a live chat from 6 p.m. until the close of the game.

Since I’ll be watching the game, and am assuming most of you won’t be seeing it on television, it will be heavy on what’s going on on the field and as a result I may not get to a lot of questions, although I’ll try to sneak one in here or there as well as at halftime.

Comments can also be left here, of course, and if possible I’ll have a few in-game posts as well so the comments don’t back up too much.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    Who said that the offensive line was sooner or later going to get Jason Campbell killed?

    Oh, right. That was me.

  • armond

    well we won the game when it counted but we lost cuz a bunch of scrub dlineman couldnt get off the field tho that wasnt a td. not havin seymour makes a huge difference. we need to get more physical upfront and our pass rush wasnt a factor.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Inconsistent

  • fat kidd

    cut watkins that should have been caught.

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    Defense could have played better, but they were strong in the red zone once again. If they can hold opposing offenses to field goal attempts, they’ll be in much better shape than last season.

  • priesttj

    As far as the passing attack DHB is going to be fine sure he’ll have somebad games but I see 40+ recs 800 yards 5-6 TD’s. Sme teams will run on us some wont we still aren’t mentally tough vs the run. You hav eto play the run with a lot more fire than that.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    I don’t know about hue’s play calling in the end, Armond. What was that? Going for the end zone on 4th with 2 timeouts and 1 minute on the clock? Is that your most probable choice? I thought this guy was smart.

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    If DHB plays the way he did tonight during every game this season, it’ll be a big boost for the offense.

  • Tom "pimp hand" cable

    Fire Hue for that 4th down call. I know it’s only preseason but it’s a test for offensive coordinators, too. over a minute on the clock with two time outs, and you go to the end zone? Is this guy retarded or is Al still calling the plays? It’s one of the two. Don’t bother responding.

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    Its only a bad call becasue watkins dropped the ball. Hue had him in postition to make the play, watkins just didnt make the play. We need a lt and a true wide reciever. If i were al id try to trade wither routt, or johnson for, the ravens tackle, and a 2nd with a future 1st for v-jack.

  • TerrapinRaider

    The only thing i don’t like about routt is he’s not that physical. imho. which hurts vs the run and even in pass coverage is some instances.

  • armond

    defensively i thought we were all over the place. wasnt as intense or as sharp. weve got alot of new parts working 2gether so we need expect to see the d be inconsistent until around midseason. this team is a work in progress but once we hit our stride its on. still dont have a true identity yet but when we do look out.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    WATKINS WAS BLANKETED BY TWO RECEIVERS YOU F’N LIAR!

    It was a horrible call. That throw was right into coverage.

    You’ve got over a minute on the clock with 2 timeouts.

    THAT IS ONLY A GOOD CALL IF HE’S WIDE F’N OPEN, NOBODY ON HIM. TWO WHITE JERSEYS CAME DOWN WITH HIM.

  • priesttj

    BTW I’m not sure what most of you think about Marcel Reece at FB but I really like the guy he makes a big play every game. Great hands and very good speed for a FB. Doesn’t do a bad job lead blocking either.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Watkins was blanketed by two corners, I meant.

  • TerrapinRaider

    but routt will be starting this season over johnson.

    dbh really did look like our best wr out there.

    campbell shoudl be back for the opener. but vs tennessee i’m not so confident that it matters

  • ajoakrader

    the run defense is still a question

  • Thec07

    1′s D did look good in the red zone….
    1st series we marched like soldiers…

  • SaintKaufman

    This was a perfect opponent for us tonight. They forced us to throw the ball and we did it very efficiently. Our schedule sets up perfect for this type of attack. No one is gonna see us coming, but if the Oline can hold for just 1 sec longer Campbell will light it up.

    We should become a pass to set up the run team based on our schedule. I would love to see McFadden more in the passing game as well.

  • ajoakrader

    we should have won the game. dmac needs some work but overall the raiders played well

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    It’s already starting.

    Our new genius OC is already calling Davis-esque plays, just boneheaded stuff in two minute situations, and the spin meisters are already in full force.

    It was a good play Watkins just dropped the ball…Give me a f’n break. You don’t throw the ball into coverage on 4th down when youv’e got 2 timeouts and over a minute.

  • armond

    mr i thought we couldve mixed some underneath routes or even circle a rb out of the backfield. i partially agree with u on that but watkins has to make that catch if u want to win games.terp thats why i like cj better than routt but i give him his due this preseason.

  • fat kidd

    your full of it that ball hit him right in the bread basket go eat some creamed corn and go to bed you dont know what your talking about!!!

  • ajoakrader

    shame on henderson for letting campbell get blind sided like that

  • Thec07

    Oline was up and down after the first qtr…
    They would look good onse series, and terrible the next….

    For the most part campbell nor grads was under major duress… The oline looked better in pass protection than they have in a while….

    Grads looked good also working in with the 1′s….

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    I told you guys the Raiders look good, but Al will ruin it. We saw one example tonight. Blowing the game with an unnecessary deep ball. There were probably two checkdowns open that could have galloped for 20 yards after the catch.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Bush has a thumb fracture.

  • SaintKaufman

    Henderson is not going to sleep soundly tonight, A.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Fat Kidd, it’s harder to catch the ball when you’re covered. It’s a risk play. Only great receivers can concentrate when doubled, especially when the ball is in the air that long. Why go high risk when you can go with something higher percentage underneath?

    CAUSE THAT’S NOT WHAT AL WANTS.

    Hue is calling plays Davis wants him to call, and you know it.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    It’s official.

    Hue Jackson = Another Davis puppet.

  • ajoakrader

    Raider Nation lets rest the starters and get ready for the titans. that run defense is scaring me right now all i’m thinking of is chris johnson. they better work on that run defense

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    I think it’s funny that people are freaking out over a 4th down play at the end of the game during the preseason.

  • armond

    priest i wanted reece to make the team last year. i like him alot but his blocking is an issue. he is 50/50
    on that right now but the ability to have a fb get downfield and get screens is a plus that no team really has.bottom line is our offense is still figuring out what to do and dmc and chaz injuries have slowed that. the oline doesnt dominate in anyway to allow us to rough up our opponents. when we get more physical upfront we will impose our will no matter what the defense does. right now we just arent man enuff to win those battles frequently.

  • SaintKaufman

    More like person, not people assassin.

  • priesttj

    Damn we always lose the one guy we cannot afford to lose MBush has to be ready if not we are in trouble.

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    Veldheer didn’t look too bad at center. Hopefully they give him the start next week and see if he can build on his effort this week.

  • SaintKaufman

    which hand??

  • ajoakrader

    overall the raiders look good though just need to be more consistent.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Oh, now it’s preseason so it doesn’t matter, Assassin. If the play works, Hue’s a genius. There is no reason for Hue to not try and win the game. Especially against the Niners. First home game, too. Good boost for morale. He was trying to win, and you know it. It was no preseason to Hue. Wasn’t pre season to all of the players in on that play. And, it wasn’t preseason to you when that ball was snapped. It only became preseason to you when the play failed. Hue was trying to win that game, and failed making a horrible call. A horrible Davis-esque call, at that. Notice how none of you have refuted my point that it was a Davis like call. You know it is. He’s forcing deep balls that no other OC, sans maybe that moron Mike Martz, would ever use in that situation. Al’s still as present as ever, and the team’s STILL paying for it.

  • ajoakrader

    love grads. but Campbell is the key to our season hope he’s okay. Grads is just a winner though.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Al Davis gave the Niners another win vs. the Raiders. Nice call, Hue. er…Al.

  • Thec07

    wasnt all bad…D seemed to take a step back. Did not hve the intensity, seemed we werent attacking, just reacting…

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    The Raiders need to make a trade for offensive tackle depth. Henderson has been inconsistent and Langston Walker is Langston Walker. And if Pears and Barnes are the first guys off the bench, I fear for the health of every quarterback on the Raiders’ roster.

    3rd rounder for Jared Gaither? Matt Light? Trade Thomas Howard and the a 2012 second rounder for Marcus McNeil? Anything is better than nothing…

  • ajoakrader

    it always happens, raiders play good one quarter suck the next. consistent play is key.

  • fat kidd

    well al davis made the right call in pulling campbell and putting gradkowski in.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    The players played fine. Game management was flawed, as usual. Of course when an 80 year old calls the plays, it happens.

  • ajoakrader

    we will get the niners when it counts. thats the most important thing. f-the niners
    and every team in the league just like greg papa said we are the team of the planet.

    go raiders!!!!!

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Our plays are being called by someone who’s too old to see the field. I said it.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    We will not get the niners when it counts if we call plays like tonight, Ajoakrader.

  • Thec07

    Papa Plunk and Flores are good for some laughs…

  • armond

    anybody know how to listen to the postgame show online. the raiders have made it much harder to listen to their show online now than when there on ksfo.