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Postgame wrap

“I looked up, expected it to split the uprights,” Raiders punter and holder Shane Lechler said Sunday in a hushed locker room. “It sounded good. Everything was good.”

If only.

Everything was not good. Everything, was, in fact awful. The Raiders had a chance to be 2-1 for the first time since 2004, and all they needed was a 32-yard field goal from a place kicker who had made 19 in a row between 30 and 39 yards and was a 90.2 percent kicker in his career in that range.

Instead, Sebastian Janikowski pushed the 32-yard attempt to the left, giving the host Arizona Cardinals a thoroughly undeserved 24-23 win over the Raiders.

It was Janikowski’s third miss of the game, having gone wide right from 41 yards and 58 yards. He also converted from 54 yards (he drilled one from 63 in warmups) and had 22- and 23-yard field goals as part of the Raiders stunningly inept performance in the red zone. Janikowski was long gone from the locker room by the time reporters arrived.

“As I told the team I don’t feel like the game was won or lost on the last play right there,” Raiders coach Tom Cable said at the podium following the game. “It certainly could have been won, but we had a lot of opportunities in the second half to put some exclamation points out there and we couldn’t do it. We have to continue to get better in the red zone offensively and just continue to work. This game will not define us.”

Which is essentially what Cable said after the Week 1 loss to Tennessee. What has defined the Raiders is the inability to win consecutive games. It’s happened only once on Cable’s watch, in the last two games of the 2008 season against Houston and Tampa Bay.

How beatable was Arizona?

They managed only 227 yards of total offense with a shaky quarterback in Derek Anderson and a passing game which isn’t even a faint copy of what it was with Kurt Warner. Their coaching staff, oblivious to the fact that the the Raiders were susceptible to the run, probably could have controlled the game merely by hammering the middle if they weren’t so busy trying to prove the could still pass in the post-Warner era.

Twice Cardinals punt returners let live balls bounce free as gifts to the Raiders. Domique Rodgers-Cromartie rode the arm of Darrius Heyward-Bey and was justifiably called for a 39-yard pass interference penalty when Arizona appeared to have the game won.

There were mistakes aplenty for both sides, but what stood out for the Raiders was their 1-for-5 red zone performance while Anderson, even in his sub-mediocre state, managed to throw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Steve Breaston and an 8-yarder to Larry Fitzgerald, both of whom were so open you wonder if Hue Jackson was taking notes on how easy it can be to throw a short touchdown pass.

More news, notes, quotes and observations:

– Three games in, the Raiders have 33 penalties for 290 yards. That’s 176 penalties for 1,547 yards by the end of the season. It may seem an unfair projection, given the short sample size, but the Raiders do seem pretty determined to draw as many flags as possible. They had 11 for 123 yards Sunday. They’re going backwards for almost as many yards as Darren McFadden is going forward.

McFadden had 105 yards on 25 carries against Arizona, so he’s getting plenty of work from scrimmage. Jackson may want to begin encorporating McFadden on swings and screens a little more, given the pressure opponents are getting.

– With a first-and-goal at the 1, the Raiders couldn’t manage to punch in a touchdown. Michael Bush, in his first game back after fracturing his left thumb and undergoing surgery, was stopped for no gain. Then came a Keystone Cops sequence where Bruce Gradkowski let the clock run down, felt he could get a play off, and ended up taking a delay of game penalty. Then came a pair of incomplete attempts to Heyward-Bey and Janikowski’s 23-yard field goal.

The Cardinals called this a goal line stand. Gradkowski called it his mistake.

“I take responsibility for that,” Gradkowski said. “I probably should have called a time out, but it’s just my competitiveness. I thought we can get this off. I saw the clock and I just knew I wanted the ball. I wanted to quarterback sneak. I wanted to get in there. I’ve just got to be better than that, call a time out, regroup and put it in the end zone.”

– Bush said his thumb held up fine and that he’s planning on taking the pad off next week. He got blown up once by Adrian Wilson while pass blocking.

“I’ve got to get under him,” Bush said. “He knocked me down because I didn’t have my feet gathered correctly. It was good to get back in and get banged up a little bit.”

– Gradkowski is determined to make Heyward-Bey a star. He threw to him 11 times, completing three for 49 yards. One was a clutch fourth-and-10 completion that gave the Raiders a first down on the ill-fated final drive.

“Darrius did a great job, and the offensive line made it happen,” Gradkowski said.

Gradkowski was 17-for-34 for 255 yards with a touchdown pass and an interception. He played on the edge and was fortunate not to have made more mistakes.

– Cable on Gradkowski: “I thought (his play was) inconsistent, up and down. His leadership was great. When he needed to make a play, it seemed like on third down he was pretty sharp that way. But again I think he would be the first to tell you that we had four or five opportunities in the red zone and only scored one touchdown.”

Radio play-by-play man Greg Papa was openly wondering in his postgame wrapup if Jason Campbell was an option to start against Houston.

– The offensive line spent much of the day being overwhelmed. Langston Walker was in and out with injuries and the left tackle rotation of Jared Veldheer and Mario Henderson did nothing to distinguish itself.

– Nice opening act. Second-year running back LaRod Stephens-Howling (this game set the standard for hyphenated last names) raced 102 yards for a touchdown with Mike Mitchell blowing the solo tackle and Michael Bennett also failing to bring him down.

– Nnamdi Asomugha got his wish to shadow Fitzgerald and gave up one completion for 18 yards and got called for pass interference once. Anderson went to Fitzgerald six times for the one completion, with the touchdown coming in zone coverage.

“With an elite guy like Larry, you know it’s going to be a great work day,” Asomugha said. “To me, it wasn’t good enough because he did get the catch. That’s what upset me.”

– Even with the previous missed field goals, the prevailing opinion seemed that Janikowski couldn’t miss from 32 yards. The Raiders even acted the part as the ball was sailing through the air.

“Once he kicked it, we celebrated on the sideline,” Asomugha said. “But then I saw them getting happy and our guys on the field not getting happy. That’s when I looked back and saw we didn’t get it.”

“It’s very shocking. I call him `Automatic Seabass’ because it’s one of those things if you kick the ball 100 times, he’s giong to make 99 of them,” McFadden said. “It just so happened he missed that one.”

Said Bush: “The field goal wasn’t the killer. We had opportunities on the goal line to score. We just have to go back and watch film and correct the things we can.”

– Cornerback Walter McFadden didn’t make it through the game, aggravating his hamstring strain. McFadden was on the field because Chris Johnson (ankle) was inactive.

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  • LA to TheBay

    school*

  • RaiderRockstar

    Sorry, but Henderson, Scott, Mitchell, and JLH have terrible football IQs. Just bad man, and they will cost us during each game they are on the field. Penalty, missed assignments, etc. The fact that they are on the field is something that I lay at the feet of the Cable guy.

    ***

    Jhill: what did Higgins do?

  • raiderzmaverick

    I hope Chaz comes back soon. Not that I’m even hoping he’s a #1 receiver. Just so we have a 3rd receiver who can get open and catch the ball. It’s painful seeing DHB targeted 11 times. He caught less than 1/3rd of the balls that were thrown at him.

  • LA to TheBay

    J Hill Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:30 am
    Anyway …

    These next 4 games are VERY winnable. 4 games against bad teams, the virtual bad teams bowl.

    I just think that there are certain players on this team who are going to continue to cost us with mental errors.

    Sorry, but Henderson, Scott, Mitchell, and JLH have terrible football IQs. Just bad man, and they will cost us during each game they are on the field. Penalty, missed assignments, etc. The fact that they are on the field is something that I lay at the feet of the Cable guy.
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    Agree 100%.

  • raiderzmaverick

    Yep, Grads is really trying to get DHB into the game and forcing those throws – more than to anyone else.

  • RaiderRockstar

    no love for Darrius Heyward-Beast ???

  • CJ Legend 34

    Cable gave up on Campbell to quick. He may not be that fire of a leader BS. That I think is very over rated at the NFL level. They said the same thing about Eli Manning and he just took them to a Superbowl and won it for them.

    I think Campbell just needed more time to get the rythm of the offense down and learn that our o-line really is bull crap and he will have to run for his life like every other QB in the last 10 years and throw on the run.

    Grads did just what I thought he would o play on the seat of his pants and make sandlot plays.

  • hwnrdr

    Hey LA…I’m still optimistic! Those things can be fixed, and at least Bruce is taking the blame for the red zone woes! Who would JR blame? Not himself! And you know what…taking responsibility is the first step to making yourself better! Would JC have been better in the red zone? I don’t know but the change has been made! Us fans will just have to live with it!

  • Thec07

    What up NATION???

    I saw some of the comments that were coming yesterday after our gifting to the cards… some of the most hill air re us stuff i have ever read….

    Some of you need to back away from the raiders a while, take a break, dont watch the game, go fishing…

  • CJ Legend 34

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:34 am
    no love for Darrius Heyward-Beast ???

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    DHB is starting to play no doubt. He just needs to stay consistant on his routes and hands.

  • LA to TheBay

    DHB had a clutch catch on the last drive and he is lightyears ahead of where he was last year.

    The bottom line though is that he is not the reliable move-the-chains guy.

    LMAO at the Grad haters, though.

    Tough performance by that guy. Make mistakes, far from perfect but he is obviously the guy who needs to have the keys for the rest of the year.

    No doubt in my mind that Campbell would have been bruised, broken, and bleeding with 2 or 3 strip-sack fumbles.

  • bcz24

    Raider teams of the past would fold.

    This is a better team.
    ***
    5 redzone trips and 1 score

    3 missed field goals

    3 Pass interferance calls, 2 defensive holding, and 1 illegal contact

    Yeah we didnt fold… We lost the game under pressure on a VERY makable kick but we didnt fold. Yeah… we are 30-85 since the Superbowl but hey at least we didnt “fold”.

    I said it earlier and I will say it again. We play that game against Houston and they WILL beat us by 30.

  • LA to TheBay

    made mistakes*

  • severeraiderz

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:31 am
    Bruce is gonna ride that 50 % completion percentage all the way to the Pro Bowl!

    that was against the Rams & Cards. good grief. what happens when we face good football teams ???
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    Gradkoswki will throw for 70% and have 3 td passes because he is so damn fiery that his fire will burn even hotter somehow. He will play better because even though he has only one good complete game as a Raider he is still “The Man”. You know how it works, people that are mediocre usually play poorly against other people that are mediocre and better against people that are good duh……oh wait i forgot this is the real world, never mind

  • Thec07

    first mistake of the game was the coin toss…
    You win the toss, why defer????

    I was concerned efore preseason started about our special teams…I am sorry I brought that up, they are abysmal…no one has played to expectations….

  • RaiderRockstar

    Thec: where is JFORD ???

  • CJ Legend 34

    Lets talk about the most obvious and what I think if anything Cable should be fired for and that is no other then….

    Mario “slow foot” Henderson on the o-line. Why is he still out there man?

    Any thoughts?

  • LA to TheBay

    hwnrdr, i feel ya.

    Thec, “Some of you need to back away from the raiders a while, take a break, dont watch the game, go fishing…”

    LOL, i definitely feel ya.

    Bcz

    “I said it earlier and I will say it again. We play that game against Houston and they WILL beat us by 30.”

    LOL.

    Yeah we didnt fold… We lost the game under pressure on a VERY makable kick but we didnt fold. Yeah… we are 30-85 since the Superbowl but hey at least we didnt “fold”.

    The D held on Az’s last possesion. We got the ball back and made a helluva drive to the 14 for a very very very very makeable kick.

    The kind of missed FG that gets guys not the highest-paid FG kicker fired.

    It was dumb and we made a lot of mistakes. My point it is, we didn’t quit. Raider teams who don’t believe in themselves quit. Its a pattern. This team, and I attribute a lot to Grad (I know, ‘i’m on his jock, 50%, 1 TD, 1 INT, yada yada yada), didn’t quit.

    Sorry our team is better, dude. The W woulda been nice, but the team is better.

  • severeraiderz

    hwnrdr Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:36 am
    Hey LA…I’m still optimistic! Those things can be fixed, and at least Bruce is taking the blame for the red zone woes! Who would JR blame? Not himself! And you know what…taking responsibility is the first step to making yourself better! Would JC have been better in the red zone? I don’t know but the change has been made! Us fans will just have to live with it!
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////

    But you see thats why that decision was terrible. You start JC and if he blows and we lose you bring in BG next week and have the coliseum rockin and the team fired up for a big game against Houston. Now that you have made the switch to Grads and he played a very mediocre game, that aura and luster has suddenly worn off and people see the truth. Grads is an average QB at best that makes as many bad plays as good ones.

  • RaiderRockstar

    it amazes me that so many Raider fans hate Jeff Garcia and love Bruce Gradkowski …

    BG is just a less talented, younger version of Jeff Garcia!

  • CJ Legend 34

    WTF? LOL!!!
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    severeraiderz Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:38 am
    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:31 am
    Bruce is gonna ride that 50 % completion percentage all the way to the Pro Bowl!

    that was against the Rams & Cards. good grief. what happens when we face good football teams ???
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    Gradkoswki will throw for 70% and have 3 td passes because he is so damn fiery that his fire will burn even hotter somehow. He will play better because even though he has only one good complete game as a Raider he is still “The Man”. You know how it works, people that are mediocre usually play poorly against other people that are mediocre and better against people that are good duh……oh wait i forgot this is the real world, never mind

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    3-6 going into the bye week…if we are lucky.

    Sorry guys, it is the truth. The moral victory crowd is insane. We lost to a very bad Arizona team…no moral victories there.

  • Thec07

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:41 am
    Thec: where is JFORD ???

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

    Rock, where is Higgs???

  • LA to TheBay

    I’ll drop one more on you guys before I gotta jet.

    All the mouthpieces that say the season is over are retards.

    KC is 3-0 and not really that good. They have better coaching.

    Denver and KC both lost along with us and wern’t as competitive.

    You’re folding.

    Hopefully our team is stronger-minded than you fools.

    To be continued in the PM sesh.

  • severeraiderz

    Sorry our team is better, dude. The W woulda been nice, but the team is better.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////

    This aint little league. Everyone doesnt get a participation trophy and pizza for losses, and there are no moral victories. If we lose 11 games again but lost everyone by one or two points will you still think we are better???

  • LA to TheBay

    One more before I go, just cause its so stupid…

    “But you see thats why that decision was terrible. You start JC and if he blows and we lose you bring in BG next week and have the coliseum rockin and the team fired up for a big game against Houston”

    You start the guy that sucks over the guy that gives you the best chance to win just to verify (after 7 years) that he really does suck so next week, after we get blown out by AZ, we can start Bruce?

    LMAO!

    Wow.

  • mistic1

    Still think grads is the answer? People will say he gave us a chance to win in the end, i say he gave us lots of chances to lose throughout the game. All of his short comings were on display sunday, inaccurate passing, lack of arm strength, & bone headed decision making! I counted 4 passess this week that should have been picked off! When better teams actually make those picks we are looking at another double digit loss. After 6 quarters of football bruce is who everybody in the nfl thought he was, a hrad working over acheiver, big on heart, short in stature, & even shorter on talent. Time to send him back to the bull pen.

  • LA to TheBay

    If we lose 11 games again but lost everyone by one or two points will you still think we are better???

    No, I’m not talking about ‘moral victories.’ I’m talking about some cleaning up.

    This is gut check time and I just hope the team is more resiliant than the fans, although I really can’t blame them for their negativity.

    Peace.

  • CJ Legend 34

    LMAO!!!! Yes, RR gets it. Grads is good not great. What you see is what you get. That gus a blazing BS is going to cost us big one day.

    Please stop that fiery BS! It takes more then a Pennsylvania blue collar coal miner “I got fire in my loins” song to win games.

    I think the only reason our WRs like playing for him is because he throws easy passes for them to catch less then 15 yards down the field and they can rely on their speed. But sooner or later you have to perfect your craft and become an effective route runner. They are not going to do that under Grads ad-libbing plays.
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    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:44 am
    it amazes me that so many Raider fans hate Jeff Garcia and love Bruce Gradkowski …

    BG is just a less talented, younger version of Jeff Garcia!

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    Yes Garbagekowski is who we thought he was…still not the answer at QB.

  • Thec07

    i am not jumping off the bridge or going crazy behind this loss. I didnt watch the game, or listen on the radio. I wasnt even upset… to be honest i laughed, while i watched the disc lose a close one to the sea…

  • severeraiderz

    LA to TheBay Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:48 am
    One more before I go, just cause its so stupid…

    “But you see thats why that decision was terrible. You start JC and if he blows and we lose you bring in BG next week and have the coliseum rockin and the team fired up for a big game against Houston”

    You start the guy that sucks over the guy that gives you the best chance to win just to verify (after 7 years) that he really does suck so next week, after we get blown out by AZ, we can start Bruce?

    LMAO!
    /////////////////////////////////////////////

    At this point you dont know who gives you the best chance to win. If 2 games is the gauge for an entire season i guess NE will be picking top 10. Your own logic just worked against you.

    LMAO

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Any explanation for the delay of game penalty ?

    Communication problem ?

    Play get in late ?

    Why didn’t Cable or Grads call time out ?

    Obviously, Jano’s miss cost us the win, but it should never have come down to that.

    That delay of game penalty cost us 4 pts and the game.

    Bottom line is, whatever the problem was, when the play clock gets to about 7 seconds and it’s obvious the Raids aren’t prepared to get the snap off in time –Cable has to intervene and call time out.

    Players are going to phuck up…scrubs like Mario are going to false start at the most inopportune times and get beaten like a drum…kickers will miss chip shot fgs and even extra-points. Difficult to accept, but part of the game.

    However, what is totally unacceptable is a head coach’s negligence that results in a delay of game penalty and costs the team 4pts and a win.

    Cable, that’s all on you.

    Indefensible.

    Grounds for termination.

    The ice just got a little thinner Tom.

  • Thec07

    KC is 3-0 and not really that good. They have better coaching.

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

    I agree they have better coaching, wiess and crennell, however they are a good team.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    I love how everyone just brushes off KC and Denver like we will dominate them or something….when was the last time we swept a division opponent? KC and Denver always beat us once…you have to factor in the rivalry aspect even if those teams seem to be down (which they don’t seem to be…KC 3-0, Denver hung in there with Indy).

    We will be lucky to be 3-6 at the bye. I would not be surprised if we are 2-7.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    We better win in Denver though! I will be there on Oct 24th!

    FOOOOOK THE DONKEYS!

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    The problem with Gradkowski is that he thinks he is Brett Favre, but doesn’t have Favre’s talent or arm. If the Cardinals weren’t so terrible, he would have had 4 ints yesterday. He may provide a spark and have some of the intangibles that Campbell may lack, but he should not be a starting QB. Campbell should start next week so the Raiders can really see what he is made of. If he blows it, go back to Gradkowski or even Boller.

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Raiders need to draft Kellen Moore next year.

  • severeraiderz

    Dakota Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 am
    I love how everyone just brushes off KC and Denver like we will dominate them or something….when was the last time we swept a division opponent? KC and Denver always beat us once…you have to factor in the rivalry aspect even if those teams seem to be down (which they don’t seem to be…KC 3-0, Denver hung in there with Indy).

    We will be lucky to be 3-6 at the bye. I would not be surprised if we are 2-7.
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    Our ST sucks and both of those teams have dynamic returners. KC has an improving D and the enigma that is/was Bruce Gradkowski is starting to get figured out. If he plays bad against Houston, Cable may as well not make the trip back to Oakland. Heres hoping that all of you Grads fans are right and he gets it together next week and we win a tough one. Me being a raiders fan, is with the group that doesnt think you should bench your starter after 1 1/2 games.

  • mistic1

    Cable must go!!!!!! The o- line continues to look like trash!!! Carlisle was man handled yesterday, when will we see b campbell? Barnes was servicable, veldheer was ok. Why not let our young guys struggle on the job training? Becuase cable knows his time is drawing to a close, his only hope was to make the playoffs. He is playing it to win now, when he should be still building toward the future! Selfish for cable to continue to trot out these losers while our young stud b campbell misses chances at live game action!

  • severeraiderz

    Cable, that’s all on you.

    Indefensible.

    Grounds for termination.

    The ice just got a little thinner Tom.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Hypocrisy, 4th and 1 all on JC yet this is somehow all on Tom Cable….

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    Our Timeout Coordinator really let us down in the red zone.

    What else does that guy have to do?

  • severeraiderz

    Wuts up Mistic,

    SMH @ Grads being the chosen one….us and others tried to warn these people. He is what he is and thats an average QB with a big heart.

  • severeraiderz

    Question to all in here:

    Why after 1 1/2 games it is OK to bench Campbell, because it is obvious that a QB in a new system should have it together by then and 1 1/2 games is more than enough of a sample size to make a determination??? But after a 1-2 start where we struggled against 2 terrible teams, many here still beleive that this season is not yet lost and that we will right the ship???

  • oldskoolraidah

    The Real GradkowskiRaider Says:
    September 26th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    “Radio play-by-play man Greg Papa was openly wondering in his postgame wrapup if Jason Campbell was an option to start against Houston.”

    ……………

    He’s a moron. Once one of the greatest play by play and radio announcers in the game, reduced to one of Davis’s whores. Can’t listen to him anymore.

    —–

    Thanks for saying it. I feel the same way. And what a shame.

  • r8rwill

    when teams have all week to game plan grad, they make him sub ordinary.. his claim to fame is he can improvise.. he doesn’t make the everydown plays well.. and that delay penalty at the goal line is inexcusable..he is better coming off the bench.. and just what every other nfl scout thinks he is ,,,,mediocre at best

  • djohnnyg

    Thec07 Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:52 am
    i am not jumping off the bridge or going crazy behind this loss. I didnt watch the game, or listen on the radio. I wasnt even upset… to be honest i laughed, while i watched the disc lose a close one to the sea…

    Then you don’t even sound like a fan. You don’t care enough to even watch or listen to the game, and you’re not upset about the loss, which means you really don’t care one way or the other which makes you a passive “fan’ at best. Nothing wrong with that. Everyone can be whatever they want to be.

    Some are here just to rile up the real fans and some are here just to b.s. or whatever. It’d be nice if people would man up as to who their “team” is, instead of just talking smack about Oakland and acting all superior and what not.

    I guess people have their own weird reasons for being here.

  • Coach on Wheels

    AL’S PICKS START TO FINISH

    It started with Mitchell blowing the tackle on the opening kickoff three weeks after Al Davis reportedly slapped the Al scholarship on him. In the end it was Al’s 1st round kicker missing his 3rd FG. The Saints are trying out two kickers after their man missed an overtime chip shot. Hartley was a 2009 hero for the Saints but he doesn’t have Al protecting him.

    Between Mitchell and Jano you have Mario Henderson. Henderson personaly killed at least 3 drives. Second and 5 inside the 15? NO! Mario holds so it is 1st and 20 that ends up a missed FG. 1st and 10 in the red zone. False start 75, 1st and 15. 1st and 10, Mario whiffs, Grads stripped, yay 2nd and 24 Mario.

    Why is Mario an “AL ISSUE”? Barnes-Carlisle-Satele-Loper-Henderson. Mario represents Al’s big investment on the o-line. A 3rd rd pick 3 years ago. Veldeheer and B Campbell (3rd & 4th) may someday be okay but they may be Mario Henderson too. Until Al invests in premium o-line on draft day it’s going to be trouble.

    Grads has shown that Al’s skill picks DMAC and DHB can play. Three FGs and they hang 32 pts on Ariz. Cable and Jackson did their jobs. McClain had his best game and Aso was awesome. All these 1st round picks weren’t enough to overcome the scholarship guys though.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • F.All.Raider.Haters

    Wow, Bob complains soo dam much about the raiders. Why does he waste his time on the raiders blog? What kinnda loser logs on right after a game to talk smack about a team he doesnt even care for? clearly he has no team loyalty and his favorite team are the greenbacks ($$$). I know him only from his posts and this is what i get: He prolly lost so much money from the snowbowl and tuck call that he’s still consumed w raider bashing. If you think they suck so bad go cheer for the 49ers! Otherwise stfu bc I sewar you say the sheit dan dierdof would love to say about the raiders if he wernt on national television. U dam RAIDER HATER. If u are a raider fan, try pulling for them. Otherwise STFU u lame, and go blog chargets, im sure there is a lot less you can complain about w them right??