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Raiders live chat here Tuesday at noon

Jerry McDonald will be answering your Raiders question during a live chat on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at noon PST, as he takes a look back at Sunday’s loss in Pittsburgh and a look ahead to this Sunday’s game against Miami.

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  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Jerry I’m going to pass, ok?

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Dick Labeau is a tough cookie to plan for. Polamahu lines up wherever he wants to. They’re tough to block.

    Of course he could never coach here.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    I think Hue/Al were too intimidated by all the different Pittsburgh fronts, to cut the playbook loose.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    Raiders are getting better. Just not ready to compete with top teams yet.

    Where we are is a lot better than where were a year ago.

    7-9, 8-8, or 9-7 looks a lot better than 4-12 or 5-11.

    GO RAIDERS!!!!

  • JB

    Romac needs some private tutoring from Seymour. #92 will get his head and attitude straight.

  • ArmChair GM

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/raider_war_room_2

    Offensive Coordinator Hue Jackson went ultra conservative against the Steelers which played to their strength, allowing them to simply line up, play smash mouth and dominate the Raiders.

    Gone were the reverses, flea flickers and Wild Hog formations. In Jackson’s defense the Raiders had stated before the game field position would dictate wether some of these plays and or formations would be called.

    Oakland got beat by the Steelers but its conservative, smash mouth game plan played a part.

    They’ll need to return to mixing it up against Miami.
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    This is why we got blown out fellas…Bland, predictable, terrible play calling on both sides of the ball. Just like in the SF game. Ben Rapistberger had all day to throw because we generated little or no pressure.

    This one’s on Jackson and Marshall fellas.

  • ArmChair GM

    Pittsburgh was more creative on Offense and Defense then we were, bottom line.

  • Raiders for life

    Pittsburg is a pretty well established team. They could probably go through the next preseason without any changes and still be good for the next few years.
    Raiders are not quite there yet.
    Remember this preseason when we were all hoping for an 8-8 season? Then it turned into 9-7 then playoffs then super bowl?
    Everything will be fine when the Raiders make the necessary changes….You all know what those changes are.

  • Raider56

    Broncos suck

  • priesttj

    Uh! what else is new?

  • Kirk

    #6 is correct.

    When I saw in the first quarter that we weren’t going to blitz, I turned the game off.

    I knew we were going to lose.

    Vanilla doesn’t work in the NFL.

  • mistic1

    What people fail to realize is that to a certain extent the poor quality of our offensive line limited what we could call on offense. There were hot reads and other times we ran max protections, but both were destroyed by the steeler pressure.

    The qbs did not play well, however the biggest issue was the blocking. there were steelers running free through the backfield before our qbs could finish their drops, even short drops.

    Dmac instead of the usual make one man miss in the back field was being gang tackled in the back field.

    This game wasnt about our two qbs, it was the fact the pitt front seven manhandled our o-line at every snap. This game was about our two best defensive players being out and not being able to stop pitt form scoring, meaning we had to abandon our run game. pitt pinned their ears back and swarmed like sharks with blood in the water.

    If you honestly look at it we havent had good o-line play except the denver game. even seattle and kc, our o-line was shaky at best, with pass protection breakdowns and penalties. this is one reason why the first halfs of these games were brutal.

    We have won in spite of our o-line thanks to herculean efforts by our defense, and timely performances from several contributors. One week its dmac, another its campbell and dhb, or ford.

    lets keep this in perspective. Our o-line is the weakest link on this team and the receivers are next on the list. this is no surprise every one in the league saw we couldnt pass protect in preseason. Every team has brought the heat against us, some just werent good enough to get there. Our play makers also have offset some of the rush against weaker foes.

    If cable wins less than 7 games im sure he will be gone. the o-line is the biggest reason.

  • SnB Production

    Damn

  • mistic1

    # ArmChair GM Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Pittsburgh was more creative on Offense and Defense then we were, bottom line.
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    we had to play vanilla on defense, we had so many young and inexperienced players playing a huge number of snaps yesterday.

    We had to be conservative on offense because we cant pass protect, and we couldnt run block yesterday either.

  • priesttj

    I would love to use Jacoby Ford the same way SD uses Sproles. Run screens sprint draws and use him essentially the same way even as a runner.

  • aig-raiders

    Thanks for nothing Donkeys!!!!

    We’ll have to do this the old fashion way by beating SD again to get the division.

  • mistic1

    The best teams in this league have good offensive and defensive lines. Our defense is good enough to beat anyone, as long as we are healthy. The o-line is a different story. this continues to be the 900 pound gorilla in the room, and its making a monkey out of tom cable and the r5aiders offense, especially against quality pass rush teams, but even against lesser opponents like houston and arizona.

    This is why our qbs have been abused all year.

  • Raider56

    How did we beat San diego??????

  • priesttj

    Defense ST’s and solid offense.

  • mistic1

    can the raiders get vy next year, he is done in tenn. and in the last year of his deal, 12 mil for one year. i wonder what the titans will ask in exchange since in sure they want value but at the same time everyone knows they need to move young this offseason.

  • SnB Production

    The defense is good enough right now to win and played a good game against Pittsburgh.

    There were a couple of long passes on 3rd down that led to two scores…but overall the defense got it done.

    The offense was turning the ball over and not moving the ball at all. The turnovers and no passing game lead to the loss.

    The Raiders will be facing similiar pressure here on out. Expect more 8 and 9 man fronts and a dare to pass. Raiders will be facing more of this going forward….the NFL is a copycat league…so the passing offense is on notice.

  • mistic1

    21. SnB Production Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    The defense is good enough right now to win and played a good game against Pittsburgh.

    There were a couple of long passes on 3rd down that led to two scores…but overall the defense got it done.

    The offense was turning the ball over and not moving the ball at all. The turnovers and no passing game lead to the loss.

    The Raiders will be facing similiar pressure here on out. Expect more 8 and 9 man fronts and a dare to pass. Raiders will be facing more of this going forward….the NFL is a copycat league…so the passing offense is on notice.

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    Passing game was victimized by a leaky pass protection and failure to run block. The defense was on the field too long and without our defensive leaders couldnt stop pitt. remember they had 21 points midway through the 3rd quarter.

    every team has been blitzing us and stacking the box to stop the run. Every team isnt as good at run defense or blitzing as pitt. Only the indy, and san diego games have the potential to get that ugly, because of our deficiencies on the o-line. i doubt either will be that ugly as we will have our full complement of defensive players(minus scott) on board, the defense will keep the scores closer.

  • WTF

    Poor QB was defenseless what about all the college girls “big ben” has assaulted. Best 25 K Seymour’s ever spent.

  • SnB Production

    Raiders better fix the offensive issues before that San Diego game

  • priesttj

    SnB I hope they do show more 8 and 9 man fronts these guy’s will learn how to compete from this game. We were way too hesitant and non-competitive I dubt you see that again. Our speed was not on display at all. But I woud love to play the Steelers again and let them try those tactics. Especially if we have Chaz and DHB in the mix.

    That was Fords first rodeo they can teach from that film and I know Murphy will be a lt different next time. I just think it was a matter of him not playing for a while.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    LMFAO!
    Mis giving his boy soup a pass, and throwing the o-line under the bus.

  • mistic1

    Wait is this vy’s last contract year? So he will simply not be resigned by the titans?

  • SnB Production

    Mistic,

    I feel what you are saying. Let’s see them bounce back. Thought that stuff was out of their system after the 49er debacle.

    This can either be another developmental year…or a division title year…..its up to a handful of players and Hue

  • SnB Production

    Priesttj,

    Perhaps you are right. But if Cable is living by this “Cut it Loose” philosophy…we should see that instead of the crawl under the bed offense we saw yesterday.

    Playcalling was conservative, QBs were tentative and receivers played with little urgency…o-line mailed it in after the 1st drive…

    If its cut it loose…then do so. That whole offensive gameplan was about trying not to make mistakes

  • mistic1

    # Drexl Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    LMFAO!
    Mis giving his boy soup a pass, and throwing the o-line under the bus.
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    What pass? the qb’s didnt play well.

    i have been all over the o-line since the preseason, we have found ways to win in spite of their efforts.

    No qb would have been successful under that kind of onslaught.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    JC kept flashing “helmet to helmet” and remembering the golf cart ride he got in Oakland in the back of his mind, after the first blitz came free. The rest was inevitable.

  • mistic1

    # SnB Production Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Mistic,

    I feel what you are saying. Let’s see them bounce back. Thought that stuff was out of their system after the 49er debacle.

    This can either be another developmental year…or a division title year…..its up to a handful of players and Hue
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    i woud be more than surprised if they dont play well next week. They have shown unlike the past that they care, and they will beat teams that we are better than.

    miami should not beat us with an o-line that is on par with our own, and a 3rd string qb.

    A loss would be unthinkable and inexcusable.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    I have seen QB’s control the onslaught. They need to at the least be able to comprehend an audible at the line.

    Poor receiving on hots, dropped balls, O-line play, and ineffectual qb play. The entire O from Hue all the way down took a siesta yesterday.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Krikey! I even saw the Beast Wimbley get bent over backwards making a tackle yesterday, the entire Oakland organization took a siesta.

  • Nnamdi21

    mistic1 Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    # ArmChair GM Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Pittsburgh was more creative on Offense and Defense then we were, bottom line.
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    we had to play vanilla on defense, we had so many young and inexperienced players playing a huge number of snaps yesterday.

    We had to be conservative on offense because we cant pass protect, and we couldnt run block yesterday either.

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    I would tend to disagree. Using Jackson’s rotational scheme and injuries we always have a lot of young guys in.

    Its a young team.

    18 of our 53 are in their 1st or 2nd yr.

    Those same guys played well enough to win in weeks prior running all manner of trick plays.

    Oakland set its mind they were going to bully the Steelers and that didn’t happen.

    They didn’t adjust.

    No matter what Cable says Campbell stayed in waaay too long.

    No one was blocking on special teams and max protect packages failed.

    They shouldn’t have been a staple because exploiting Pittsburgh’s secondary os how teams have success.

    You flood the field and zip to the hot read QUICK.

    Grads was picked and it was a stupid throw but he took the Steelers apart on his opening drive.

    The Raiders played to lose after the Steelers scored quickly off of Grads mistake.

    I can see Marshall’s reason for convservative D.

    Its well established that Ben can burn you when you blitz but I think at some point Oakland should’ve “Cut it Loose” as it were on BOTH sides of the ball.

    Seems like they folded shop and began looking at the rest of the season somewhere in the 3rd.

    Crank it up Oakland. They had success when they ran what our guys ran in college so OPEN IT UP!

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Good thing siestas are a temporary thing.

    You kNow it!

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Oakland should’ve “Cut it Loose” as it were on BOTH sides of the ball.

    Seems like they folded shop and began looking at the rest of the season somewhere in the 3rd.
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    Took a siesta?

  • EYoung

    It’s amazing to me how the Raider Nation before the game was convinced the Raiders would beat the Steelers. With just a few wins, the nation forgot just how bad the Raiders are and began again (and again, and again…) with their pontifications of wins.

    Nothing is going to change until Davis is gone. Nothing…

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Are you falling off the wagon?

  • EYoung

    I’d like to pull Davis and company off!

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Don’t fret, after the Raiders destroy Miami the wagon will comeback around.

  • 504 Raider

    I’m all for us geting V Young next year since he is next best thing to Vick.

    But if we seriously upgrade our O-Line then I would rather we make a play for Kolb.

  • Seymour Bush

    Cable: Well, certainly, I think Richard would be the first to tell you he probably made a bad decision, but I think as you become a tougher mentality and you become a team trying to enforce your will on each other, which is what those two teams did yesterday….
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    So true. The Squealers were Rotheisberger. We were the bichh in the bathroom stall.

  • J Hill

    No way we should take VY.

    The guy can’t pass the ball! He’s terrible!

  • lefty12

    504-is that a joke or what?You’re all for getting VY-you can’t be serious.

  • J Hill

    I’d rather have Fisher than VY!

  • Kirk

    Vanilla doesn’t win in the NFL.

    Blitzing and misdirection does.

    And quarterbacks should run. It’s better than leting them stand back there and get killed.

  • Seymour Bush

    Raiders live chat here Tuesday at noon
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    # KoolKell Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Jerry I’m going to pass, ok?
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    heh,heh,heh. Possibly Koolkells best post ever.

  • priesttj

    Campbell picked the Steelers apart as well his opening drive and they actually scored. If the WR he threw to in the endzone actually faught for the ball instead of running out of bounds we would’ve had a TD.

    Campbell goy very little help from his rec’s early in the game Ford made a nice catch but Murphy and JLH played way too soft. Had they just been competitive we might have scored 10 points and that is a very different game even if they score but Murphy played like a sissy and fumbled on top of it. We were moving the ball but for the drops and bad routes and that fumble.

  • SnB Production

    No to Vince Young. the guy doesn’t even like football.