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Raiders still can’t muster passing grade

Sixty percent. Six out of 10.

It’s not that much to ask in today’s NFL. Check out the league stats and 20 teams are completing 60 percent of their passes, and 20 teams were at 60 percent or better last year. In 2008 it was 19 in 2007 it was 18.

It’s pretty much the minimum requirement for any team that has a legitimate passing offense. When you’re talking about the elite quarterbacks in the league _ Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, or Philip Rivers, who faces the Raiders Sunday, you’re getting closer to the 70 percent.

The Raiders haven’t completed 60 percent of their passes since 2002, when Rich Gannon checked in at 67.5 percent and was the league’s Most Valuable Player.

The best Oakland has done since then is 2007, Lane Kiffin’s first year, when Josh McCown, Daunte Culpepper, Andrew Walter and finally JaMarcus Russell combined for 57.6 percent.

A viable passing game was the big hope this season when Hue Jackson came aboard as offensive coordinator. Nnamdi Asomugha talked in training camp of seeing pass routes in practice he hadn’t seen in years. Simplicity was gone. The Raiders have joined the NFL.

With opponents loading up on the run against the Raiders, coach Tom Cable was asked Monday if the Raiders could survive through the air.

“I think we can. That’s the one thing where if you say to us, where are we different offensively, it’s throwing the football from the last couple of years anyway,” Cable said. “That’s really not what we want to do but if we have to, yeah, we’ve shown that we’re capable of throwing the ball.”

The Raiders have indeed improved their passing game. They’ve gone from pathetic to poor.

Ranked 29th last season with 159.8 yards per game through the air, the Raiders are all the way up to 27th this season at 196.1.

Their passer rating has gotten better (71.2 as opposed to 62.0) even if they’ve dropped two spots from 28th to 30th. Only Arizona and Carolina are worse.

Either the Raiders are going to suddenly reverse a trend which is into its eighth season or they’re again going to be on the outside looking in at the playoffs, and perhaps even saddled with another season of double-digit losses.

The Raiders have identified themselves through 11 games as a team that can control a game when it’s running well, mixing in the pass when it suits their purposes. All their opponents have watched the Pittsburgh and Miami film closely, although it’s fair to say they don’t necessarily have the same type of personnel.

The word is out at this point _ load up on the run, dare them to pass. It’s not as if this is any big mystery, but there’s knowing something and there’s knowing it beyond an absolute certainty.

Bruce Gradkowski is out with a third-degree separation of his throwing shoulder. It’s unlikely he’ll play again this season.

So the Raiders will go back to Jason Campbell, who is already a bit confused as to why he’s essentially been told to take a seat on three different occasions after being compared to Jim Plunkett by Al Davis during training camp.

Campbell was a 62 percent passer over his last three seasons in Washington. All it took was to join the team that forgot how to pass years ago to drop him to 54.7 percent.

There are not a lot of reasons to think the Raiders can suddenly get things going through the air. If Cable and Jackson had confidence in Campbell, he’d have been the quarterback all along. When looking for highlights in the passing game, thank goodness for rookie fourth-round pick Jacoby Ford, who has 16 catches for 320 yards and is the only bright light of late among receivers. The other positive development was completing seven passes to Darren McFadden out of the backfield against Miami.

But otherwise, the outlook is not good.

Consider the following:

– Tight end Zach Miller, the one truly reliable receiver since 2007, has five receptions for 23 yards over the last five games, one which he missed due to injury. Miller has been battling a torn plantar fascia and now has what Cable called a severe leg contusion.

– Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was 0-for-November. His last catch came on Oct. 31, when he had five catches for 105 yards and his first breakaway play, a 69-yard touchdown catch, against Seattle.

– Louis Murphy has not made the Year 1 to Year 2 leap the Raiders had hoped. He’s the most productive wideout with 28 catches for 435 yards, but has been prone to drops and mistakes. His only touchdown catch of the season came in Week 2.

– Johnnie Lee Higgins has 29 catches for 369 yards in his last 26 games and hasn’t caught at touchdown pass since 2008. Both he and Murphy were called out by Cable Monday for mistakes which helped stymie the passing game late against Miami.

– Nick Miller has apparently lost his job to Higgins as a punt return specialist, possibly or fielding a punt inside the 5 against Pittsburgh, and was inactive against Miami. He has three catches for 40 yards.

– Chaz Schilens is currently playing ping-pong between a knee on one leg and a foot on the other, hasn’t suited up on game day yet this season, and there’s no guarantee he will.

With this kind of passing game, getting on another streak and making a playoff run would seem unlikely.

The odds are probably less than 60 percent.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    I think if Singletary doesnt keep his job in SF we should DEFINITELY be looking at him to come run our Defense. Draft a NT and swith to a 3-4. We have mostly 3-4 personal anyways.

    ***

    awesome! … but YA is right when he says “A new defensive coordinator is not going to change the way the Raiders play defense.”

    Al Davis has to have things a certain way. no OC, DC or even HC will ever be able do do as he pleases with Al running the show

    only thing we can do right now is work within that framework and draft players who may be able to learn 70′s football and excel in it

  • mistic1

    Panic took out one of our top 3 cover corners, and may have cost us the rest of namdi’s season.

    jeremey ware has been up and down, but outside of the pitt fiasco, he was our 3rd best guy, behind routt (only experience separates them) and namdi. cable deactivates him after a bad game, in sticks us with macfadden who didnt even make it through training camp, and wasnt healthy most of the year. This means ware who has made plays in games this year learning on the fly was pushed aside for someone with almost zero game experience. My eyes tell me that ware lacks the ideal size but is much nastier and a better player than macfadden any way. Do you think ware is confident after being not only benched , but deactivated? A corner is taught to have a short memory, we forced our promising rookie to chew on his rough outing for two weeks. Why the coaches overreacted to the pitt game, and cable is desperate.

    Namdi had no business in the miami game. he is hurt, and a corner cant play on a high ankle sprain. They moved him into the slot, they tried to then limit him to nickle packages, we got smoked any way, and may have ruined namdi for the rest of the year in the process. This was a perfect chance to throw your young guys out there and see what they are made of, while giving them valuable developmental game reps. instead of looking toward the future we chose the selfish rout of instant gratification and it back fired.

    Tom cable is obviously coming completely undone, and living like a turkey on thanksgiving…..on borrowed time.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Damn RR! Let’s us have some hope bro.
    Jack is been on the hot seat for a few seasons,
    Only an idiot will keep Mike as a HC.

  • Tank

    # RaiderDebo Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 9:25 am

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:

    In fact, until the Raids secure themselves a QB capable of carrying the team, they’re doomed to be an average team at best.

    How did it get this bad and stay this bad for all these years now ?

    Simple.

    It’s not only the JaMoron whiff, it’s been the continual whiffing on virtually every high first round pick starting with Bob Gallery.

    It’s hard to imagine less production from a group of top 10 draftees than what the Raids have gotten from theirs recently.

    Gallery, Huff, JaMoron, DHB, and until this year McFadden.

    Sure, the JaMoron pick hurts the most, but overcoming the combined non-production from all these high picks is virtually impossible.

    Combine poor early drafting with a lack of contribution from the free agent front and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

    Honestly, with the front office (read Al Davis) ineptitude since the SB appearance, the Raids are fortunate to have been at least respectable this season.

    Sometimes I wonder if I care more than the players do.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I agree. I hear all the time on this blog that JR set this franchise back 5 years or whatever. That’s bulschitt! Oakland set itself back. Is it JR’s fault that AD hired and fired Kiffin in a 1-year span? Then what were we left with? Tom fckin Cable??? When you draft a QB #1 overall, you do everything in your power to make sure he’s successful (see Sanchez, Flacco and Ryan). The Raiders, on the other hand, draft DHB at said to JR, “Now that you’ve played well during the last six games of 2008, we’re giving you a rookie project as your #1 WR, another rookie as your #2, you’ll have a running game that is inconsistent at best, bad starting field position because we have no return game, no pass pro, no defense, and Tom Cable as your OC since we let Knapp leave for Seattle. Oh and we’re gonna undermine you by bring in Jeff “I wanna Start” Garcia”. We know how things turned out. Bur e ven after all that, he showed up at minicamp ready to fight for his job like he did in his junior year at LSU. Then he gets cut in favor of JC and…… can’t even bring myself to say the scrub’s name. The only answer now is to clean house on this staff and start over which should have been done a year ago.
    ===============
    Pal, you are in denial, big time.
    Russell showed up at minicamp, ready to fight for his job? Guy showed up slow, fat, out of shape, and still didn’t know the play book. He admitted he didn’t work out during the offseason. Admitted he wasn’t in shape. Pic after pic showed his flabby gut hanging over his pants.

    Here’s a newsflash for you.
    Around the NFL? All the fans around the NFL? Writers across the country? Jamarcus Russell=biggest bust of all time.
    pathetic that you even posted what you did, defending that hack

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

    LA to TheBay Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Am I the only crazy person here who thought the Miami game wasn’t guaranteed

    ……………..

    Here we go again. The hindsight pragmatists are on the loose. I’m not denying that you were unsure about the Miami game all along, but you could have been a little more vocal about it. Were you truly insisting to every single kool aid drinking blowhard in here that Miami would probably win? If you were, I didn’t see it. So maybe in the back of your mind you thought Miami was the better team. But on paper you were pretty much on the bandwagon, weren’t you? And that’s fine. I would want to upset the herd either. And remember, I thought we would win because of Grads. But if you were on board last week, don’t try to hedge your bet now that you were wrong and suggest you were doubtful from the get go. There’s been a lot of the credibility saving going on here lately.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Hire J Harbaugh as HC and Mike S/ Del Rio as DC.

    Make it happen Al!

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

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 7:19 am

    The Chargers have the best pass rush in the league

    ………….

    No Fear. We’ve got Jason Campbell in there now.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Hahaha yea Jason Campbell is great with blitzing teams just look at the Pitt game

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

    # mistic1 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Cable is falling apart. Reading his comments told me he was in trouble, but after watching yesterday’s presser, simply reading his comments doesnt begin to cover it. Watching his body language, hearing his peter brady esque vocal inflections when asked about qb, & team chemistry really exposed him, as the panic stricken weasel he really is.

    The look on his face when he threw our wrs under the bus was exactly the look that a child gives when they know they are busted but still are trying to lie. Heavy breathing, eyes darting all over the room, dodging responsibility at every turn. He just couldnt bring himself to say, that he screwed it up and his pet bruce stunk it up.

    Finally walking away from the podium after wilting under the questioning from media, he was exhausted, & looked like he knew not a person in the world is buying what he is selling. Stone cold busted & he knows it.

    …………….

    Dr. Joyce Brothers over here.

    It’s too bad John Facenda isn’t alive to recite that.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Stefen Wisniewski in the 2nd,Austin Pettis in the 3rd, Colin Kaepernick in the 4th,

  • SilverNBlackPA

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:34 am
    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 7:19 am

    The Chargers have the best pass rush in the league

    ………….

    No Fear. We’ve got Jason Campbell in there now.

    ++++++++++

    Hahhahaha, now is the time to start drinking heavily.

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

    # bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 8:28 am

    he (Jacoby Ford) has issues catching the ball.

    ……………..

    What a thing to say, after he makes two spectacular catches, one of them regarded as one of the best plays of the week by ESPN, and is the only bright spot on our receiving team. What a thing to say about the only bright spot of this football team right now. Either you have a seriously biased agenda, or you don’t watch football.

  • RaiderRockstar

    CBS injury report: Phil Simms out this week

    Phil Simms won’t be able to go this week.

    The CBS Sports lead NFL analyst will miss Sunday’s broadcast of the Oakland Raiders-San Diego Chargers game while he recovers from back surgery.

    Dan Fouts will replace him on the network’s No. 1 broadcast team with play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.

    Simms, a two-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion who played from 1979-1993 with the New York Giants, is expected to be back by Week 14.

    - Sean Leahy (USA Today)

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

    # J Hill Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 9:07 am

    That show Playbook on the NFLN is a GREAT show!

    ……………

    I like NFL Replay Real Time. You can catch up on the entire week in one hour. Best way to watch highlights. Great idea.

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

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Al Davis loves him some man2man and the players we have are hand picked and trained to do just that

    …………

    LOL.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raider O,

    the Raiders like to promote from within and/or bring in unqualified coaches that are loyal to Al Davis …

    If John Marshall gets fired, here are a few candidates to replace him:

    Defensive Line – Mike Waufle
    Linebackers – Mike Haluchak
    Defensive Backs – Lionel Washington
    Defensive Backs – Kevin Ross
    Assistant Coach on Defense – Greg Biekert
    Defensive Assistant – Mike Clark

    If Tom Cable gets fired, here are a few candidates to replace him: John Fassel Sr, Rob Ryan, Hue Jackson

    If Hue Jackson gets fired as OC, here are a few candidates to replace him:

    Passing Game Coordinator – Ted Tollner
    Quarterbacks – Paul Hackett
    Running Backs – Kelly Skipper
    Wide Receivers – Sanjay Lal
    Tight Ends – Adam Henry
    Offensive Line – Jim Michalczik
    Assistant Offensive Line – Chris Morgan
    Offensive Assistant – Eric Sanders

    Happy Hanukkah by the way O, to you and your lovely family :)

  • bcz24

    What a thing to say, after he makes two spectacular catches, one of them regarded as one of the best plays of the week by ESPN, and is the only bright spot on our receiving team. What a thing to say about the only bright spot of this football team right now. Either you have a seriously biased agenda, or you don’t watch football.
    **********
    Seriously. YOU are going to tell me I have a biased agenda. How many drops does Jacoby have on the year? I simply stated a FACT. Since you only bothered to quote a small portion of my statement, I will repeat it. I LOVE WHAT FORD IS DOING RIGHT NOW. Is that biased? Pulling pieces of text out of a post and saying I am not a fan or dont watch football will not dissuade people from A. Thinking you hate the Raiders and B. Thinking you are a giant douchebag.

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

    Tank Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:12 am

    He (Al Davis) does let people write what they want, and IGNORES THEM.

    ………..

    Your credibility has flat lined and is now in the negatives. For your own good, google: HERRERA, John.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Fire Brad Roll first, hammy gate was unreal.

  • bcz24

    Hue Jackson will not get fired. He nearly doubled our offensive production from a year ago using an antiquated scheme. He will most certainly be our HC next year.

  • RaiderRockstar

    honestly, if you guys want a 3-4 DC that would unleash h3ll on opposing offenses, I think we have to look at the Steelers LB Coach Keith Butler, who was a stud LB himself for the Seahawks from ’78 to ’87 and has been learning from Dick LeBeau since 2003

    pipe dream I know …

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    I want to see Singletary coaching the Raider LB’s next year, DC? Not so much.

  • RaiderDebo

    Pal, you are in denial, big time.
    Russell showed up at minicamp, ready to fight for his job? Guy showed up slow, fat, out of shape, and still didn’t know the play book. He admitted he didn’t work out during the offseason. Admitted he wasn’t in shape. Pic after pic showed his flabby gut hanging over his pants.

    Here’s a newsflash for you.
    Around the NFL? All the fans around the NFL? Writers across the country? Jamarcus Russell=biggest bust of all time.
    pathetic that you even posted what you did, defending that hack
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I’m talking about this year. The guy showed up In shape ready to take on Campbell for the starting job and was off to a good start before he was cut. And don’t bother telling me what fans and writers think. I couldn’t care less. If it were up to a lot of fans, we could be 0-11 with Bruise at QB and they’d be saying he should be in the HOF. As far as JR being the biggest bust of all time, that’s a joke! Ryan Leaf would kill for JR’s record and stats. And his career isn’t over.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Hue Jackson will not get fired. He nearly doubled our offensive production from a year ago using an antiquated scheme. He will most certainly be our HC next year.

    ***

    most of that had to do with addition by subtraction … waving goodbye to JRussell, JFargas, LLawton, JWalker & CGreen

  • bcz24

    Great… the Ultimate Charger Homer Dan Fouts gets to call the game… I will watch it on mute.

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

    This game is the most important of the season.

    A win gives the Raiders a sweep of the Chargers and gets the team back to .500 with winnable games against Jacksonville, KC, and Denver on the schedule.

    A loss crushes the team and pushes it towards and 7-9 season at best.

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

    bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Seriously. YOU are going to tell me I have a biased agenda.

    ……..

    Yes. Either that or you don’t watch football. Every time I turn to ESPN I see Ford highlights and analysts raving over him. Should I believe them, or you? When I watch these highlights, I see Ford making perhaps the two spectacular catches. Should I believe those highlights, video tape, right in front of my eyes, or you? You’re downplaying Ford’s ability to be a true WR in this league. Didn’t you even mock his size, as well? I think you’re threatened by the fact that he’s worlds’ better than that receiver drafted in the first round last year.

  • RaiderWill

    bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Great… the Ultimate Charger Homer Dan Fouts gets to call the game… I will watch it on mute.

    ————————————————–

    Now if we can only get Gannon in the booth with him……

  • RaiderRockstar

    Great… the Ultimate Charger Homer Dan Fouts gets to call the game… I will watch it on mute.

    ***

    I will have the TV up so loud I wont be able to hear my little boy crying in my lap!

    its always fun to hear a homer talk bad about their own team when they struggle. It’s gonna KILL him to see the Raiders control this game from start to finish :)

  • bcz24

    most of that had to do with addition by subtraction … waving goodbye to JRussell, JFargas, LLawton, JWalker & CGreen
    ***********
    You and I know that. The props will still land in Hues lap though.

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

    bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Great… the Ultimate Charger Homer Dan Fouts gets to call the game…

    ………….

    Would you rather have Gannon?

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

    Oh yeh, that’s right. Gannon can’t do Raider games anymore. Because the owner who doesn’t care what anyone thinks no longer wants Gannon covering his games because he’s too negative. This same owner, who, again, doesn’t care what anyone thinks (see comments by “Tank), also tried to ban Gannon from interviewing his payers. Because this owner doesn’t care at all what anyone thinks. He’s just his own man, man. *old spice whistle

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    What the hell is Bruce Campbells malfunction that Carlisle still has a job?
    Has he even sniffed the field for even one snap this season?
    Another Cable project,

  • RaiderRockstar

    What the hell is Bruce Campbells malfunction that Carlisle still has a job?

    ***

    Cable had a hard time pulling the plug on Kwame Harris, Cornell Green, Justin Fargas, Ricky Brown & Hiram Eugene.

    Cooper Carlisle is just another one of “his guys” imo

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

    I don’t care what anyone thinks of me. I’m Al Davis. I just roam this earth like a lion in the jungle. I do what I do, and don’t care what anyone thinks of it. Oh, CBS, could you guys please tell Rich Gannon to stop being so negative? He keeps attacking us! It’s not fair!!!!!

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Great… the Ultimate Charger Homer Dan Fouts gets to call the game…

    ………….

    Would you rather have Gannon?
    ————-
    I would love to have Gannon. Maybe he will repeat the lines about how much he was in JC’s camp last week.

  • bcz24

    You are an idiot RMR. I have supported Ford all year. Thec and I were the only people here who liked him all the way back to training camp… doesnt change the fact that the kid has as many drops as catches! Yes I DID question his size. He does NOT have the size to be the prototypical #1 WR in the NFL. This is FACT not conjecture. I also said I think he will be great in the slot. I am NOT going to annoint a guy with 16 catches for 320yds and 1 td the next Jerry Rice.

    For the THIRD time today (since you conveniently keep neglecting it) I LOVE what Ford has done recently. I think he will be a very good, if not great, slot receiver. I think he has issues with dropping the ball right now, many rookie receivers do.

    STOP TRYING TO TWIST MY COMMENTS AROUND. I DO NOT HATE THE RAIDERS LIKE YOU DO.

  • mistic1

    If the raiders lose in san diego, can we go with the development startegy then? brown for huff, ware active and on the field as 3rd corner. B.Campbell over coop? DHB over murphy

    Face it cable your team stinks, you know your out, dont be selfish and wreck our chance to develop our young talent.

  • bcz24

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Great… the Ultimate Charger Homer Dan Fouts gets to call the game…

    ………….

    Would you rather have Gannon?
    *************
    Yes… I would actually. I happen to like Gannon.

  • Tars983

    did huff get hurt sunday? or benched?

    I continue to like what i see from S.Brown.
    and its been said that huff has skills of a corner.

    why not play huff as 3rd corner and brown at safety.
    Brown and Branch make 2 of the quikcer safety tandems. and considering the only success (albeit predictbable) rushing the passer was when they blitzed a safety from each side..which made exploiting W.McFadden that much easier.

  • RaiderWill

    mistic1 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    If the raiders lose in san diego, can we go with the development startegy then? brown for huff, ware active and on the field as 3rd corner. B.Campbell over coop? DHB over murphy

    Face it cable your team stinks, you know your out, dont be selfish and wreck our chance to develop our young talent

    ————————————————–

    Yea I dont think Huff is going to be with us next year. To many blown coverages, I like Brown to be our starting FS. And then it gets tough I like Branch and Mitchell.

  • bcz24

    Tars983 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    did huff get hurt sunday? or benched?

    I continue to like what i see from S.Brown.
    and its been said that huff has skills of a corner.

    why not play huff as 3rd corner and brown at safety.
    Brown and Branch make 2 of the quikcer safety tandems. and considering the only success (albeit predictbable) rushing the passer was when they blitzed a safety from each side..which made exploiting W.McFadden that much easier.
    **********
    Huff was our second corner for the entire second half. I dont believe he gave up a single catch either.

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

    # Drexl Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    ————-
    I would love to have Gannon. Maybe he will repeat the lines about how much he was in JC’s camp last week.

    ………….

    When did Gannon say he was in JC’s camp? You’re the second person who’s said this. I’ve never heard or read of it. Oh yeh, it was Mistic, yesterday. Of course, he back pedaled once I called him on it and demanded a link. I imagine you’ll do the same.

  • bcz24

    Yea I dont think Huff is going to be with us next year. To many blown coverages, I like Brown to be our starting FS. And then it gets tough I like Branch and Mitchell.
    ************
    Huff has played like a top 10 safety in the NFL this year. He had some tackling issues early in the year, but be very careful what you wish for, if we lose Huff the drop off will be noticeable. Interceptions are not the only stat to grade a DB on

  • RaiderRockstar

    If the raiders lose in san diego, can we go with the development startegy then? brown for huff, ware active and on the field as 3rd corner. B.Campbell over coop? DHB over murphy

    ***

    Mistic,

    Murphy & DHB are both 2nd year players and starters (when healthy) … but I’d like to see more of that rookie Ford personally

    Boller at QB over JCamp?

    Myers at TE, even if Zach is healthy?

    McFadden at CB, even if Nnamdi is healthy?

    Ware in the nickel?

    Goethel to start at WLB over Groves?

    Branch is only a 2nd year starter at SS … Mitch at FS?

    benching 4-6 starters with 4 games left in the season makes sense, but it’ll never happen. Cable probably needs 8 wins to save his job, even if we miss the playoffs – that means winning 3 of our remaining 5 games

  • bcz24

    Can you provide a link to any transcripts to any game? How do you provide a link to something that was said during a game?

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

    bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    You are an idiot RMR. I have supported Ford all year.

    …………

    Some support, insisting the guy can’t be a number one receiver because of his size, saying he has issues catching the ball. Wow. You want to talk about negative, people, read this guy’s BS. What timing. Just days after he puts on the best receiving demonstration in all of football. Like I said, and I’ll say it again a thousand times, either you have a serious agenda, or you don’t watch football. I think it’s the former. I think you’re threatened by the fact that Ford is worlds better than that receiver the Raiders drafted in the first round last year. I forget his name…

  • RaiderWill

    Yea I dont think Huff is going to be with us next year. To many blown coverages, I like Brown to be our starting FS. And then it gets tough I like Branch and Mitchell.
    ************
    Huff has played like a top 10 safety in the NFL this year. He had some tackling issues early in the year, but be very careful what you wish for, if we lose Huff the drop off will be noticeable. Interceptions are not the only stat to grade a DB on

    ————————————————–

    Who says I was grading this guy on interceptions. Huff is not all that great. He blows coverages all the time. He blew a coverage on Cobbs this past sunday that was disgusting. The san diego game he left Floyd wide open.

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

    mistic1 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Face it cable your team stinks

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    Cable’s team? What owner said that he is “heavily involved”?

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    # bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Can you provide a link to any transcripts to any game? How do you provide a link to something that was said during a game?

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    If you can’t prove it was said, don’t make the claim. Without a transcript or a quote, we don’t even have a context. We have no idea what Gannon’s true meaning was until we see what he actually said. If you don’t have a source to back it up with, don’t refer to it.