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Cable’s 24-point solution

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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  • LA to TheBay

    kidseven Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 9:54 am
    Randy Hanson has an iron chin. Get over it.

    LOL

  • Jmackraider12

    Satele has alot of trouble against big 3-4 NT’s watch out for that

  • Vinous

    There’s nothing wrong with what Cable said. He indirectly putting an objective out for his offense. It is clear that Campbell was not on a 24 pt pace while Grad was…so he is starting Grad….and it indicates that Grad needs to put up approx 24 pts a game to assure himself of a starting job the next week.

  • DMAC

    Satele has alot of trouble against big 3-4 NT’s watch out for that
    =================
    Veldheer to the rescue.

  • Jmackraider12

    Its funny bcuz thats why Miami traded satele to us, he was undersized and didnt fair well against thoughs big 3-4 NT’s in the afc west(at the time)…i guess we figured no one in our division was going to ever play 3-4 lol..

  • Jmackraider12

    sorry in the afc east*

  • raiderzmaverick

    Raiders 24 Cardinals 17. The prophesy comes true….

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Jmackraider12 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 9:55 am
    Satele has alot of trouble against big 3-4 NT’s watch out for that
    ———

    Hopefully we run a lot of traps and misdirections to keep that NT moving.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # 8RaiderReign8 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Jmackraider12 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 9:55 am
    Satele has alot of trouble against big 3-4 NT’s watch out for that
    ———

    Hopefully we run a lot of traps and misdirections to keep that NT moving.
    ————————
    Satele is a great center, get over it!

  • Jmackraider12

    lol

  • JLofty

    Just for Cable,
    Raiders 24 Cads 17.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Condo is even worse against 3-4 NTs.

  • DMAC

    Condo is the man… Get Over It… Bo!

  • PurpleDrank81

    Condo is my role model…..

  • Oakland_raiders

    24 – 17 Raiders win

  • PurpleDrank81

    So is Nmandi taking on Fitzgerald????? Or are we gonna have Routt on Fitzgerald and Nmandi on Breaston?

  • DMAC
  • The Big Banana

    Ok, we have 5 people predicting 24-17:

    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 ========================>
    BigTed707 ======================>
    BigZ@CSM ======================>
    Bo Schembechler Jackson ============> Raiders 33-24
    Bob Marley ======================>
    Braveheartraider ==================> Raiders 17-14
    Buckeyeraider ====================>
    BumpNRun ======================>
    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 ==========================>
    DT42 ==========================>
    El Gato Negro ====================> Raiders 24-21
    El Tato =========================>
    EMRaiders =======================>
    EPTRaider915 ====================>
    Exlaraiderseasonticketholder ==========> Raiders 27-17
    Fat Kid =========================> Raiders 30-27
    GaiterRaider =====================>
    GG ============================> Raiders 23-16
    Ghost To The Post =================>
    HairyBush =======================>Raiders 20-13
    Inonewordraider ===================>
    J Hill ===========================> Raiders 26-13
    JLofty ==========================>
    Jmackraider12 ====================> Raiders 27-10
    Jmello21 ========================>
    Just Fire Baby =====================> Raiders 37-13
    Kklutch =========================> Raiders 24-20
    Kidseven ========================> Raiders 17-14
    Kirk ===========================> Raiders 24-17
    Koolkell =========================>
    La Milicia Negra ====================>
    LT DAN =========================>
    LTR ===========================>
    Lynn From Snot ===================> Raiders 9-3
    Mahlhavoc =======================>
    MistaBr0wn ======================> Raiders 24-17
    mkyd1963 =======================>
    New Englandraider =================> Raiders 23-13
    Nnamdi21 =======================> Raiders 28-10
    No Mas Diamante ==================> Raiders 29-26
    NoLuv4Hoes ======================>
    NorCalBones =====================>
    Norco Bob =======================> Raiders 31-28 OT
    Oakland_raiders ===================>
    PassTheCheetos ===================>
    PhillyRAIDERNATION ================>
    Plunketthead =====================> Raiders 38-13
    PlunkforHOF =====================>
    Pretty Rick =======================>
    PurpleDrank81 ====================> Raiders 24-14
    R8eray =========================> Raiders 31-17
    RADRNATN ======================> Raiders 28-14
    Raider D ========================> Raiders 24-17
    Raider Dog ======================> Raiders 24-20
    Raider E ========================>
    Raider O ========================>
    Raider75 ========================>
    RaiderFanFromJersey ===============>
    Raiderjambo =====================>
    RaiderLen =======================> Raiders 27-17
    RaiderRetribution ==================>
    RaiderRockstar ====================> Raiders 27-13
    Raiders For Life ===================>
    Raiders13LA ======================>
    Raiders22 =======================>
    Raiderzmaverick ===================> Raiders 24-17
    RedneckRaider ====================>
    RNORaiderFan ====================> Raiders 38-24
    Ryan ===========================> Raiders 27-17
    Senior Beecham ===================>
    SharkCatcher =====================>
    SilverAndBlackBleeder ===============>
    SilverNBlackPA ====================>
    SR Raider =======================> Raiders 20-17
    Stabler76 =======================>
    Stoopidmike =====================>
    TazZraider =======================>
    TBRaiders =======================>
    The Big Banana ===================> Raiders 24-13
    The Real MaddenRaider =============> Raiders 30-21
    Thec07 =========================>
    Toyz ===========================>
    Weaselbit =======================> Raiders 34-13
    WetLunGz =======================> Raiders 27-24

  • The Big Banana

    lol….make that 7 people now predicting 24-17. Any of you want to change your scores? Or do you want a 7-way tie?

  • aig-raiders

    this article sounds like something out of MoneyBall. Next thing you know Brad Pitt will want to produce the Raiders version of MoneyBall.

    Who gets to play Al Davis and John Goodman for Cable?

  • PurpleDrank81

    Didnt last year Bruce’s mama cooked a bunch of polish food for the guys the nite before they played the steelers….I say we fly her out and have her start cookin for the team…

  • aig-raiders

    ok pls change me to 24-21 now.

  • The Big Banana

    Aig-raiders – you were the only one with a 21-17 score. You sure you want to change? It’s the 24-17 score that’s real popular, it seems.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Raiders 27 Cards 16

  • DMAC

    Purple,
    I was a little uncertain on the Nnamdi situation….

    Q: Nnamdi not move around because no No. 1 receiver first 2 weeks?

    Cable: I think there’s something to that. Yeah I think there’s something to that. I think that he’ll look forward to the challenge this week to do some of those things and we’ll match him up when we can and we’ll play normal coverages when it doesn’t fit.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Im stickin with the good ol 24-14 Raiders

  • DMAC

    The key phrase is match him up when we can. So that means Routt will get his shot to cover Fitz. I’m assuming.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Well im hopin we can get a 100 yard game and a TD out of D-mac get 6 more receptions from DHB and hey maybe a TD..I think that if we have Routt on Breaston that will work out nice

  • The Big Banana

    Hey – did you guys here the Fox announcer pronounce Nnamdi’s last name? …..Ass-um-wa

  • Pretty Rick

    How about we keep the other teams from scoring 24 pts.

  • The Big Banana

    *hear*

  • DMAC

    I’m hoping T. Branch steps his game up.

  • GaterRaider

    RAIDERS-20 CARDS-13

  • http://www.alaska.com SammyTheBull

    What’s next, Cable?

    “All we have to do is score more points than they do.”

    “If we keep them out of the end zone we have a good chance of winning”

    Tommy is definitely a Rhodes Scholar.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Wats up with T.Branch? I was lookin forward to him doing great this year

  • Stabler76

    Cannot afford another loss,
    but only scored 16 against the Ram

    Cards 20 Oakland 16

    Sorry

  • Jmackraider12

    im personally for the idea of nnamdi shadowing fitz all day…

  • RaiderRockstar

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

    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.

    ***

    is this stuff supposed to be funny?

    because it’s coming across as STUPID …

  • ELWAYs TEETH

    Raiders 27 – Cardinals 21
    Hue Jackson is a Great Head Co……..er Offensive Coordinatah………GET OVER IT!

  • The Big Banana

    Stabler – same score as Dknight? Do you want to alter your prediction a little?

  • RaiderRockstar

    did you guys here the Fox announcer pronounce Nnamdi’s last name?

    ***

    LOL @ Banana

    hey bro, thanks for adding me in the Blogamus Maximus competition!

  • PurpleDrank81

    Jackson wont be the next Head Coach….Romanowski said he wants to coach the raiders if Al would let him….LMAO

  • RaiderRockstar

    im personally for the idea of nnamdi shadowing fitz all day

    ***

    Breaston is a good receiver too

    I’m guessing they’ll just let Nnamdi stay on 1 side and have Huff playing centerfield to help out – think #24 gets his first INT of the season this week

  • DMAC

    did you guys here the Fox announcer pronounce Nnamdi’s last name?
    =================
    At least it was better than Madden 10.
    All I would hear is…”interception by Aso-mooooga”

  • ELWAYs TEETH

    If Romanowski is the HC, maybe Randy Hanson can be the D Coordinator/ Head Coach’s Roid Rage punching bag.

  • Pretty Rick

    Raiders-20 Cardinals-16,,,but I have a strange feeling this could be a trap game. They better not sleep on them.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Romanowski said he wants to coach the raiders if Al would let him

    ***

    who wouldn’t want to coach the Raiders?

    you basically get $2 million guaranteed, the lowest expectations ever, an owner that pretty much does your job for you (besides locker room speeches & addressing the media throughout the week) and all you can eat cold McDonalds cheesburgers & KFC cole slaw!

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

    From Bill Williamson(known bspn hater)answering a question:
    Oakland
    Bruce Gradkowski is keeping his eye on the prize.

    My take: Expect Gradkowski to take advantage of this opportunity. He’s been waiting for a long time for this chance. He’ll be ready for it.

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

    Jesus Christ, Cable went from Oger to Bill Walsh overnight. I can’t believe all of this is happening. If it only lasts for 3 weeks I’ll be happy with it. Al must be going insane.

  • RaiderRockstar

    BBL gents. busy work day