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Raiders frustrated over letting one get away

The Raiders locker room was a pretty empty place Monday during the media availability period the day after a 38-31 loss to the Jacksonvillle Jaguars, with the general feeling being similar to that of the fisherman’s lament of the one that got away.

“We knew what we were playing for. We knew how important it was, and to have it end up the way it did where we have a nice lead most of the way throughout the game, and then they rallied at the end there,” Raiders tight end Zach Miller said. “We had our chances, and we couldn’t get it done.”

Said tight end Langston Walker: “I mean, we didn’t get killed out there. We were playing well and it just got away from us. I think if we would have had five more minutes it would have been a different story.”

The Raiders task is clear. Win three games to finish 9-7, including a Week 17 win over Kansas City. Meanwhile, the Chargers (7-6) must lose again (they play the 49ers in San Diego Thursday night, then finish with Cincinnati and Denver) and Kansas City must fall at least once in its next two games at St. Louis and at Arrowhead Stadium against Tennessee.

Oakland would hold all tiebreaker advantages in a tie because of a perfect AFC West record.

The loss was only the second in franchise history in a game in which the Raiders scored 30 or more points and 475 or more yards, the first one coming in a 40-34 loss to San Diego on Sept. 22, 1996 when Oakland gained 556 yards.

Oakland had a 30-plus, 475-plus game since 2002 and now have three in their last seven games.

“I knew we were doing pretty well because of the points that were up on the board, but I didn’t know exactly how well we were doing until I looked at stats,” Walker said. “I didn’t really realize how many yards McFadden had. I didn’t know about Jason being perfect (158.3 passer rating) in the first half.

“I guess I’m saying that’s sort of become expected that that’s just the way we are. We put points on the board. We score in the red zone. We build up the stats of the skill players. Unfortunately, we lost.”

NOTES

– Safety Hiram Eugene said the Raiders deployed their all safety defense for the first time time last week during practice. In the alignment, cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Stanford Routt are both off the field while Stevie Brown, Mike Mitchell, Hiram Eugene, Michael Huff and Tyvon Branch are all on the field at the same time.

Huff, playing as a cornerback, was beaten for a 48-yard touchdown pass by Jason Hill while in that aligmnent. The Raiders went to that alignment when Jacksonville lined up in with two tight ends and a single back. It was an unusual formation considering the second-and-18 down and distance, but Eugene said the Raiders shouldn’t have been surprised.

“We’d watched enough film to know they like to take a shot in that aligment now and then,” Eugene said. “We just didn’t cover it well enough.”

– The NFL announced the Week 16 Sunday night game will be Minnesota at Philadelphia, replacing San Diego at Cincinnati. Any chance the Raiders had of having their Week 16 game against Indianapolis flexed to a Sunday night game evaporated with the loss to Jacksonville.

As it stands, if the Colts were to lose to Jacksonville and the Raiders fall to Denver, both teams would be out of the playoff race.

– Defensive end Trevor Scott made his into the locker room moving very slowly but without crutches or a cane. Scott had season-ending ACL surgery. He declined comment.

More to come after coach Tom Cable’s press briefing at 2 p.m. . . .

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  • alex7

    No decent starting QB

    gets traded for a future 4th round pick.

    That’s it.

  • http://no_knuckleheads! 909RaiderLifer

    Five safeties, NO Cornerbacks?

    ALMOST as Brilliant as the Seabass fake field goal..

    Still the benchmark for, “WTF was that?”

  • J Hill

    BS, 11 secs left, Jax 39 yd line, 2 guys streaking into the endzone and homie checked off to Ford thinking Ford was going to tapp according to homie. That is JC’s DNA right there. Rather than go for the win he takes the safe route out. Were you even watching?

    ——————————————————

    Homie????

    LMFAO!

    You’re a crackup.

    Anyway, thank GAWD for the DVR.

    2 WRs streaking into the end zone? You sure about that?

    Murphy and DHB were lined up outside with Ford in the slot. Ford runs a 15 yds crossing pattern towards the sideline. DHB ran the pattern to the to the end zone to clear out the Ford route.

    Funny thing is Murphy WAS IN THE PICTURE when Ford got tackled. How do you explain that if he was streaking to the end zone?

    2nd question is would you prefer that Campbell throw it to DHB streaking or Ford headed to the sideline.

    Were YOU watching the game, lol???!!!??

  • alex7

    Not in the “prime” years of their career.

  • alex7

    J Hill, wouldn’t ANYONE throw a pass with 11 seconds left and no time outs into the end zone?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Thec,

    Carlisle & Walker had some NICE run blocks yesterday. They just stink in pass protection. We know that. Cable knows that. other teams know that.

    Why it isn’t addressed is beyond me, but it seems like we’re a run-first team … so as long as they get it donein that area they will probably have a home in Oakland

  • aig-raiders

    Alex,

    Dont forget the all pro Chris Samuels at LT in 2008. They generated 16.7 points that year. But hey, let’s make more excuses for JC. He should be surrounded by all pros at every position on the O. Maybe he will throw it into the endzone but I doubt it.

    Dont forget it was Jason Hill that beat us yesterday. The guy was cut by the Whiners. Naw but let’s give him A list WR’s.

  • alex7

    It seems no other NFL team thought Jason Campbell was worth even a 3rd round pick.

    Think about that.

    A starting NFL QB in their prime years…

    not worth a 3rd round pick.

  • J Hill

    AT LEAST THROWN THE BALL INTO THE END ZONE at some point.

    ——————————————————

    You’re pulling stuff outta your arrssee now Alex.

    You need to rewatch the last drive without emotion. He took a shot deep to DHB and we all saw how that worked out. Ford and Murphy were the only other WRs in the game and they were NOT running deep routes.

    There has to be a youtube clip of this we can all see and cut this nonsense out.

  • mistic1

    Shananhan and allen?!?! LOL

    Those foreskins are a powerhouse arent they

  • McRaider5150

    The bottom line is,

    There’s only a handful of QB’s in this league that are HOF bound and we don’t have that yet. So we need to find us a QB that we can mold into what we need and Campbell can be that guy.

    Since we don’t have a Rivers, Brady, Manning, or Brees, it would help the QB to have WR’s that can help them out. We do NOT have that.

    Also, we have been at the bottom of every Offensive stat in football for the past 3 or 4 years. Now we are in the top 10 or 15, why not build on that???

  • Thec07

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Thec,

    Carlisle & Walker had some NICE run blocks yesterday. They just stink in pass protection. We know that. Cable knows that. other teams know that.

    Why it isn’t addressed is beyond me, but it seems like we’re a run-first team … so as long as they get it donein that area they will probably have a home in Oakland

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

    Ok humor me then, caqn we at least run one of these goons outta town???

  • alex7

    Aig, I would pay to watch JC go to the Pro Bowl and still dump off passes to the flat.

    It’s just not in his DNA to have that killer instinct that every team needs.

    Even Trent Dilfer was a prick and wanted to F you up.

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Dakota Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Why aren’t we kicking the FG with the ball at the Jax 31 and almost 8 minutes left in the game and the backup QB in?

    That is a HC decision.
    ———————–
    I thought that was weird too. The only explanation I could come up with was that the swirling winds made a field goal unlikely.

  • alex7

    McRaider, I’ll just ask one more question.

    What in Campbell’s career in Washington, or in his up and down year with the Raiders, with meltdowns almost half the games he’s started, leads you to believe he can be molded into something that we need to win?

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

    Cooper Carlisle is the Justin Fargas of the o-line….a liability and easily replaceable, but Cable sucks on his nutz like he is a pro bowler.

  • RaiderRockstar

    PLEASE PLEASE ask yourself why Shanahan and Bruce Allen, two smart guys with great QB track records, would let JC go for a freakin’ FUTURE 4th rounder.

    ***

    Allen & Shanny stink bro.

    the Bucs are a much better team without Allen, haven’t you noticed?

    Shanny got ran out of Denver and for good reason.

    how is McNabb doing this year? worse than Jason Campbell with a BETTER supporting cast & coaching staff

  • Thec07

    We go less than 8-8 the whole thing gets semtex…

  • J Hill

    155.alex7 Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    J Hill, wouldn’t ANYONE throw a pass with 11 seconds left and no time outs into the end zone?

    —————————————————–

    I just told you what happened. I have it right here paused. Both DEs are right on Campbell, he throws the sideline route to Ford off his back foot. Ford caught the ball with 6 seconds left and tried to make a move upfield instead of fighting to get out of bounds.

    We really need to find the youtube clip or something so we’re both looking at the same thing. I’m not going off a stat sheet or memory, lol.

  • mistic1

    Funny people talk about the foreskins, but fail to mention that may have been the only locker room more toxic than our own.

    there was some talent but, the owner and coaches were at odds, the players staged a mutiny against the coach, and constantly snipped at each other. of all things raider fans should know is it takes more than talent to produce wins on the field.

  • aig-raiders

    As I said, you’re best ignoring my posts because I can’t handle your logic. It’s far superior for me to comprehend.

    Let’s see. We threw a bomb to DHB and got a gift PI in AZ at the 1 yd line. Or do we dump off to Ford and make sure we get zero chances?

    Love that logic mayne!

  • Plunketthead

    You’re like a bunch of women dating losers and hoping for a different result.

    aint that the truth

  • alex7

    Rockstar,

    5-8 is worse than last year’s Campbell-led 4-12.

    Yeah, that makes sense.

  • McRaider5150

    alex7,
    You really are dumb!!!!!!!!

    Campbell must have stolen your girl or something.

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    I want to see Hue Jackson and Randy Hanson ambush Cable after practice and give him the business.

  • mistic1

    Jim zorn may have been one of the worst coaches in nfl history

  • mistic1

    Jim zorn may have been one of the worst coaches in nfl history

    Rich kotite thinks zorn sucks

  • alex7

    Mistic, maybe if they had a good QB, that talent wouldn’t have been frustrated into mutiny.

    Campbell had Pro Bowlers all over the place in Washington.

    He was 4-12 last year. 40% lifetime winning percentage.
    Doesn’t realize he needs to throw the ball into the end zone to win the game. Can’t handle the blitz.

    Why all the excuses?

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

    177.mistic1 Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Jim zorn may have been one of the worst coaches in nfl history

    Rich kotite thinks zorn sucks

    +++++++
    lol too funny!

  • RaiderRockstar

    caqn we at least run one of these goons outta town???

    ***

    Thec, we tried to!

    Carlisle & Walker beat out BCampbell & Barnes in training camp bro. big Langston was probably originally brought back for depth, but he worked hard in the offseason and we didn’t have many options after Cornell Green signed with Buffalo. Carlisle has been a zbs workhorse his entire career. not the strongest or most athletic player, but he’s smart and plays with good leverage

  • aig-raiders

    Under Jim Zorn,

    JC never had a 10.7 rating. Under Hue, he did.

  • mistic1

    alex7 Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Mistic, maybe if they had a good QB, that talent wouldn’t have been frustrated into mutiny.==
    ===================================================

    Hahahahahah

    Come on bra, you are reaching

  • kokomo

    How’s Cable’s presser coming along?

  • Plunketthead

    Aig

    I keep hearing the name mayne, what does it mean?

  • alex7

    Jim Zorn was there two years.

    Campbell was there 5 years.

    His career record is 26-39.

    Quit making excuses.

    Rich Gannon made Callahan look like a genius.

    Aaron Rodgers is making Mike McCarthy look like a genius coach.

    Phillip Rivers is making Norv Turner a winning coach.

    Quit making excuses.

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

    Big Ten announced its new conference names:

    The LEGENDS and the LEADERS….I schyt you not!

    The Leaders division will feature Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin.

    The Legends division will have Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern.

    What a joke.

  • alex7

    Mistic, you’re the one reaching about mutiny. The Redskins flat out lost, despite having all these Pro Bowlers, because their QB, named Captain Check Down by the fans, sucked.

    They let him go for a 4th rounder.

    Come on.

  • alex7

    Dakota, sounds like a video game.

  • r8rwill

    bleacher report gives campbell a b+ rating while palmers grade was a flat f, for yesterdays game..nfl has campbell at #20 and palmer at #24 etc..aig alec7 jfb , your bigotry is showing

  • RaiderRockstar

    you’re comparing JCamp to Gannon, Rodgers & Rivers?

    no wonder you’re disappointed!

  • J Hill

    I can’t handle your logic. It’s far superior for me to comprehend.

    ——————————————————

    I know, but I’m going to keep rollin’ with ya. You’ll snap outta your stooper soon enough and you won’t even half to thank me for it.

    And I told you son that the pass was a sideline route to Ford with 6 seconds left on the clock.

    How about Hue having Schillens and JLH in the game with Ford and Murphy?

    You know, like the 4 WR set Gannon had to work with on that drive you loved so much?

    I would have thrown the 15 yd sideline route to Ford too and hoped he got OOB.

  • aig-raiders

    Plunk,

    Sorry about that. I was annoyed by that homer so I threw it at him for fun.

  • mistic1

    # alex7 Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Mistic, you’re the one reaching about mutiny. The Redskins flat out lost, despite having all these Pro Bowlers, because their QB, named Captain Check Down by the fans, sucked.

    They let him go for a 4th rounder.

    Come on.
    ===========================================================

    hilarious bra, you are aware zorn was fired. terrible head coach. end of story

  • alex7

    McRaider,

    I see you didn’t answer the question.

    What have you seen in Campbell’s 6 years as an NFL veteran QB to make you believe he can be “molded” into a winner?

    Shoot, I’ll leave that question open to anyone.

  • J Hill

    175.A.B. Paine III Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I want to see Hue Jackson and Randy Hanson ambush Cable after practice and give him the business.

    ——————————————————

    Winner gets to coach the Raiders next year.

  • Thec07

    I want to see Hue Jackson and Randy Hanson ambush Cable after practice and give him the business.

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

    for all he is worth which is not much, i will take the TO cordinator in this one…

  • J Hill

    I keep hearing the name mayne, what does it mean?

    —————————————————–

    He doesn’t know.

    He just reads it in my posts.

  • alex7

    What quarterback has had a losing record after 6 years then suddenly turned it around?

    We have to go back decades to Steve Young and Jim Plunkett?

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Dakota Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    Big Ten announced its new conference names:

    The LEGENDS and the LEADERS….I schyt you not!

    The Leaders division will feature Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin.

    The Legends division will have Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern.

    What a joke.
    ———————-
    Is this some kind of sick joke?

  • aig-raiders

    And I told you son that the pass was a sideline route to Ford with 6 seconds left on the clock.

    ————————————

    Really????????? 6 seconds left and you trying to school me…

    2nd-17, JAC39 0:11 J. Campbell passed to J. Ford to the left for 16 yard gain

    yeah you told me alright. Wondered who really watched the game. That was taken from nfl play by play log.