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Cable’s 24-point solution

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 9:06 am in Oakland Raiders.

You want the Raiders to turn things around?

Think of Willie Mays. Rick Barry. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. The number of hours in a day.

“If we can get this thing to where we can score 24 points a game, I think we’ll be very tough to beat,” Raiders coach Tom Cable said.

You think?

If the Raiders were to average 24 points per game, they’d finish the season with 384 points _ nearly double the 197 they had in 2009, and we know where that got them.

Since they returned to Oakland in 1995, the Raiders have scored more than 384 points in a season four times _ 1999 (390), 2000 (479), 2001 (399) and 2002 (450). That’s three times under Jon Gruden, once under Bill Callahan. The Raiders record in those seasons _ 41-23 with three consecutive division titles.

Al Davis could have simply signed Chris Bosh, who averaged exactly 24 points per game for the Toronto Raptors, but with Bosh having joined LeBron James with the Miami Heat, it’s up to Cable to figure a way to execute the 24-point solution.

Under Cable’s watch, the Raiders are 4-1 when scoring 24 or more points:

Raiders 31, Denver 10 (11-23-08)
Patriots 49, Raiders 26 (12-14-08)
Raiders 27, Houston 16 (12-21-08)
Raiders 31, Tampa Bay 24 (12-28-08)
Raiders 27, Pittsburgh 24 (11-26-09)

Sad but true _ the Raiders scored more than 24 points only once in 16 games last season.

On the flip side, the Raiders have given up 24 points or more 14 times in Cable’s 30 games and are 2-12:

New Orleans 34, Raiders 3 (10-12-08)
Baltimore 29, Raiders 10 (10-26-08)
Atlanta 24, Raiders 0 (11-2-08)
San Diego 34, Raiders 7 (12-4-08)
New England 49, Raiders 26 (12-14-08)
Raiders 31, Tampa Bay 24 (12-28-08)
San Diego 24, Raiders 20 (9-14-09)
Houston 29, Raiders 6 (10-4-09)
N.Y. Giants 44, Raiders 7 (10-11-09)
N.Y. Jets 38, Raiders 0 (10-25-09)
San Diego 24, Raiders 16 (11-1-09)
Dallas 24, Raiders 7 (11-26-09)
Raiders 27, Pittsburgh 24 (12-6-09)
Washington 34, Raiders 13 (12-13-09)

More to come later . . .

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  • ELWAYs TEETH

    RRS,
    You also get to send your kicker out to attempt 74 yard Field Goals. And once you get fired you can coach Tennessee or USC.

  • http://www.alaska.com SammyTheBull

    That’s total bs telling a player that he can’t talk with the media.
    He got demoted. He’s a qb. high visibility position.
    It’s like pouring salt on the wound treating him that way, treating him as if he isn’t capable of an appropriate response.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Since they returned to Oakland in 1995, the Raiders have scored more than 384 points in a season four times _ 1999 (390), 2000 (479), 2001 (399) and 2002 (450). That’s three times under Jon Gruden, once under Bill Callahan. The Raiders record in those seasons _ 41-23 with three consecutive division titles.
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    Man, if it weren’t for Gruden, that 29-83 number would be…… oh my gawd!!!!!!!

  • Pretty Rick

    Since we’re predicting scores, anyone wanna predict what position Jared Veldheer will be playing Sunday? Im thinking Long Snapper.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Look for Bruce to hook up with DHB…I remember reading a article in Feb or March about there being 2 players at the training facility…(DHB&BRUCE) I guess before bruce hurt himself he would throw to DHb to help get his routs down and work on catching with his hands…I mean Bruce hopped in the 2nd half and got the ball to DHB 6 times

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Add another seven to your scores if McClain body slams another fool.

  • The Big Banana

    # Pretty Rick Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Since we’re predicting scores, anyone wanna predict what position Jared Veldheer will be playing Sunday? Im thinking Long Snapper.

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

    I’m gonna say TE

  • DMAC

    Since we’re predicting scores, anyone wanna predict what position Jared Veldheer will be playing Sunday? Im thinking Long Snapper.
    ============
    I don’t think so. We already have a great long snapper. Check him out….Post 67 ^^^^^

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

    Sports commentators are pathetic today. The reason they won’t pronounce Asomugha correctly (assume-wa)is because they don’t think it’s important. It’s just laziness. Pappa’s one of the few good ones who still makes the effort. Howard Cossell would have got it right the first time he said it. It’s amazing what an education can do, an education in something other than business. Most sports commentators today are just arrogant Gen Xers who would just assume call Asomugha by his first name.

  • The Big Banana

    1960RAIDER ====================> Raiders 31-13
    30 Year Raider ===================>
    7o7Raider ======================>
    860Todd Christensen ==============> Raiders 21-20
    8RaiderReign8 ===================> Raiders 25-19
    909RaiderLifer ===================> Raiders 23-16
    Aig-raiders =====================> Raiders 21-17
    ArmChair GM ====================> Raiders 24-17
    BART Bridge Blues ================> Raiders 23-20
    Bauce 4 Real ====================>
    Bboyink =======================> Raiders 13-10
    Bcz24 =========================> Raiders 20-13
    BigLefty ========================>
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    Bo Schembechler Jackson ============> Raiders 33-24
    Bob Marley ======================>
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    Buckeyeraider ====================>
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    Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse >
    Carl Weather ====================>
    Chris in NY ======================> Raiders 31-7
    CJ Legend 34 ====================>
    Coach on Wheels =================>
    Dakota =========================> Raiders 28-17
    Daraider09 ======================> Raiders 20-16
    Darkside666 =====================>
    DeuceDeuce =====================> Raiders 20-17
    DirtyRaccoon =====================>
    DKnight007 ======================> Cards 20-16
    DMAC ==========================> Raiders 31-17
    Drexl ==========================> Raiders 27-16
    DT42 ==========================>
    El Gato Negro ====================> Raiders 24-21
    El Tato =========================>
    ELWAYs TEETH ===================> Raiders 27-21
    EMRaiders =======================>
    EPTRaider915 ====================>
    Exlaraiderseasonticketholder ==========> Raiders 27-17
    Fat Kid =========================> Raiders 30-27
    GaiterRaider =====================> Raiders 20-13
    GG ============================> Raiders 23-16
    Ghost To The Post =================>
    HairyBush =======================>Raiders 20-13
    Inonewordraider ===================>
    J Hill ===========================> Raiders 26-13
    JLofty ==========================> Raiders 24-17
    Jmackraider12 ====================> Raiders 27-10
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    Just Fire Baby =====================> Raiders 37-13
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    Pretty Rick =======================> Raiders 20-16
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  • PurpleDrank81

    I wanna say center but I know he’ll switch back and forth to tackle all game

  • DMAC

    I loved the McClain body slam. GET OVER IT!!!!!!

  • Jmackraider12

    cold mcdonalds and kfc coleslaw lolol nice sean payton referance lol

  • Pretty Rick

    Fullback maybe?

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Since we’re predicting scores, anyone wanna predict what position Jared Veldheer will be playing Sunday? Im thinking Long Snapper.
    =================================================
    Wildcat QB

  • bcz24

    Wow stepped away to do some work and I missed 100 posts! LOL…
    Likin the new name RMR…

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

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    BBL gents. busy work day

    …………

    Did your bread winning wife give you a to do list today?

  • 8RaiderReign8

    I have Veldheer playing LT, RT, C, Long snapper, FB, DT, aaaaand TE. Why not?

  • bcz24

    Ossumoogha. Thats how they said it on Madden last year. It was a trip to me

  • AussieRaiderRosco

    Good evening(morning in US) all,

    I’m in agreement with #102, i think it’s unprofessional if the Raiders have ‘gagged’ Campbell. I aso see that he may have used that as a convenient excuse to avoid an awkward conversation.

    I’m concerned at big J.Henderson’s possible omission from the weekend’s big game. The Raiders strongest run D has happened when the big fella has clogged the middle. Don’t get me wrong, i’m very excited about Seymour being back but we need the big bodies in there tying up the inside lanes. The gap coverage and outside penetration seems more disciplined and consistent this year, we just need to dominate the point of attack on a consistent basis.

    That’s just the Down-Under opinion anyway (hey Oprah is coming so we must be a little bit relevant!)

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

    Banana, I said 30-21 Raiders if Arizona respects Grad. If they stack 8 in the box, like Preist, Mistic, Pretty Rick, SNB offensedefensespecialteams insist they’ll do? 40-21.

  • Jmackraider12

    lol how does davis survive lol eating mickyd’s and slaw hahaha, hes gona live till hes 100 some how

  • RedneckRaider

    20-10 20-10 20-10

  • CJ Legend 34

    The Big Banana (Thanks Dude!!!!)

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    CJ Legend 34 ====================> Raiders 27-20

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

    # bcz24 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Ossumoogha. Thats how they said it on Madden last year. It was a trip to me

    …………..

    It’s amazing Tom Hammond didn’t learn how to pronounce Asomugha in his bonehead communications course.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # DMAC Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I loved the McClain body slam. GET OVER IT!!!!!!
    ———————-
    Hilarious!!
    Right after the play, my wife asked me what the flag was for. I had to tell her McC tackled the ball carrier to hard.
    The NFL = The no fun league?

  • AussieRaiderRosco

    Hey DMAC – you must be fired up right now!
    I agree totally, the RoMo tackle was fierce, that would have been “fair-bump-play-on” in Australian football. Great hit, it’s why men play the game!

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    new post!

  • RaiderfanNY

    Yes, coach, not scoring points is the BIG problem here.

    We almost never score more than 2 touchdowns in a game.

    But how do you change that, coach, when you have the worst O line and WRs in the game? DHB looked good against the Rams, but can he do it against anyone else?

    I love Gradkowski, but the poor guy has his work cut out for him. I forsee Darnell Dockett running over Cooper Carlisle and getting in Bruce’s face before he can set his feet.

  • daraider09

    This is off topic, but anyone have an opinion or thoughts on the Raiders and A’s changing the field to that rubberized field turf? I know the general idea is that the athletes can get hurt easier, but it is so improved nowadays. Plus there are many NFL teams that use it, even outdoors (see New England, Pittsburg, to name a few who have recently made the switch).

    The problem can’t be the cost either, because all the local schools are converting to the rubberized turf fields.

    It would be such an improvement for the football games, at least until the A’s get their own stadium, them we can install an perfect grass field again. Until then, I dont understand why they dont install field turf so the football games dont have to suffer through that dirt infield for half the season. Plus once the A’s season is over, the grass still doesnt look great for a few more weeks. It’s rediculous. Any thoughts as to why they havent done this or if they would even consider it?

  • Toyz

    I hope Grad is on his A-game and come out throw’n cuz the Cards are going to have 8 in the box to stop Dmac I dont think anyone respects are passing game…..That All Changes This Sunday……Raiders 24-16

  • 8RaiderReign8

    McClain body slamming a player is the most Raider-esque move since their SB run.

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    Bannana put me down
    raiders 21-7

  • BumpNRun

    Other than the Jags game in week 14, this is the best shot for an away win this season. They’re 3.5 point dogs, but I like ‘em:

    Raiders 20-16

    Tom: I’m gonna start Gradkowski, Mr. Davis.

    Al: Who?

    Tom: Gradkow- The Pop Gun.

    Al: Oh, yeah. Tell ‘im to get rid of the eyeliner. Wait a minute, Campbell has to be the one to come off the bench, just like Plunkett in 1980.

    Tom: You wanted Pastorini to lead the team that year, didn’t you?

    Al: I did? Well what the hell is he doing now? Can he still play?

    Tom: He’s racing cars in Houston.

    Al: Houston? I traded him back to Houston? God damn it, get Bud Adams on the phone…

  • raiderdeek

    If the warriors could just keep their opponents to under 100 pts per game, we’d be the #1 seed in the West. This statement is pretty meaningless by Cable but he’s right. Just doesn’t mean anything

  • RaiderSam

    Gradkowski; please be the second coming of Rich Gannon so we can get away from these annoying dumb ass posts … if there is a football god, please answer our prayers and get this 7 year nightmare OVER WITH! The blog posts only make this s%&t worse.

    AMEN.