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Routt expects Raiders to man-up

Hosts Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan tried their best to get Stanford Routt to say the Raiders’ reputation as man-to-man defenders was overblown.

In an interview on SiriusXM radio, they pressed Routt as Routt would press an opposing receiver.

Surely, the Raiders don’t play that much man-to-man. No one does.

“You can’t play press coverage every damn down.”

Replied Routt: “Basically, you just hit it on the head. We basically play man every damn down.”

Ryan challenged Routt with a 2009 game against Philadelphia when the Raiders blitzed Donovan McNabb heavily and backed it with more zone than usual.

Routt said “we ran a little bit of zone that game, but predominantly, (man) is what we do. If we play 60 snaps on defense, at least 56 of those are going to be man coverage. Everyone in the league knows what our game plan is.”

Kirwan said it must be difficult to play straight man against a three-man bunch set.

`You’re right. It is hard as hell to do that.”

Routt was asked if defensive backs had the freedom to play press coverage or off-man to play to their strengths.

“For the most part, they want us to be in the receiver’s face and disrupt them off the ball,” Routt said. “It’s just the way we do things. We believe in cutting down all the air. From playing tight coverage and seeing up close, the quarterback is going to have to be pinpoint accurate.”

More from Routt on Sirius XM:

On missing Camp Seymour

“I was taking a graduate course to substitute for another course that was only offered in the fall. I just had to ahead and do the school thing”

Routt said he is six hours short of getting his undergraduate degree at Houston _ he is a six-year veteran.

“College, per se, really isn’t that hard, but it’s just something you have to get through. I think it’s important to finish what you started.”

The possibility of Nnamdi Asomugha sticking around

“Until I see it on ESPN or you guys at Sirius Radio or see it in print that he’s signed with a new team, as far as I’m concerned he’s still a Raider . . . I know he’s a free agent and it’s a business, we all get that . . . I hope it works out for him, and I hope it works out for him in Oakland.”

The play of Mike Mitchell

“I think the coaches challenged him and he did very well. His locker is right by mine. We’ve had a lot of talks throughout the season and last year at minicamps and OTAs. There are times he may have been a little discouraged, but in my opinion I thought he did real well. He had good games against Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis in back-to-back weeks.”

Playing with Rod Woodson as a position coach

“During that 24 to 48 hour period when the lockout was lifted, I had several conversations with him. He’s areal cool dude. I can’t wait to actually meet him in person and pick his brain. He’s one of my two favorite cornerbacks of all time, him and Deion Sanders. He’s got a lot to bring to the table and I can hardly wait to have some of it rub of on me.”

Issues with run defense

“We were holding teams to 2.5, 2.7 a rush, stuff like that, not really big games. Then after four plays of stopping the run, stopping the run, stopping the run, it will be a pop, someone will be out of their gap, there will be a missed tackle, the corner won’t set the edge, and it will just explode on one play. Big runs kill your average as a run defense. It’s not just the front seven, it’s all 11 of us, and we need to be more consistent.”

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  • Bauce Rules

    Please Pats blew that game and were clearly better. Rex is awful and MANNING STUNK TOO THAT NIGHT!

  • Dakota

    Priest, yes it is a technique, but each of those players have certain physical attributes. You can’t put a 300lb DT who likes to go after the QB in the A gap and expect him to demand a double team on run plays by the C and G, which is what you want in order to free up other players to make the plays.

  • Bauce Rules

    Seymour wwent cuz of pass rushing…..he stunk vs run but he gets a pass because he is really a DE

  • aig-raiders

    Mistic,

    I stand corrected on that “requalifying” quote.

    Do you have any proof of any middle of the road and below avg defense that won a SB? I just proved to you that the Colts D allowed 82.8 yds per game in the post season. Did the Rams run D or Saint run D sucked the year they won the SB? Some proof pls?

    and BTW, is Jason Campbell going to be as good as Manning, Brees, or Warner?

  • Bauce Rules

    Dakota please stop making sense

  • Bauce Rules

    Ok Misticc middle of road not the end of the road like Boyz II Men

  • Bauce Rules

    Fk it you wanna at least be middle of road vs run?

  • Bauce Rules

    Houston-Henderson-Kelly-Seymour as your starting unit or Shaughnessy-Henderson-Seymour-Houston……..notice only one position aint changed!……you can bring Wimbley,Scott or whoever else in obvious pass downs

  • Master Beeecham

    Aig stop pretending you went to high school or college. That’s as believable as Krappy owning a Chalet in Switzerland. Silly blog dweeb.

    I’m heading to the Ritz jacuzzi because I’m getting mine bleached and resurfaced after the shenanigans from last night. You know what I’m talking about.

    Don’t worry nerds, I’ll bring my iPhone so I can keep up the sweet blogging.

  • Bauce Rules

    Aint no damn unit better than those I just put up if you want this 2011 defense to not get gashed on ground. Simple……Bauce has spoken

  • Bauce Rules

    Hahahahahaha butt bandit Beecher……sure we believe ya

  • Bauce Rules

    And Seymour got a pro bowl invite based on first half of season. After Pitt game he was invisible to me

  • aig-raiders

    Mistic

    2000 SB – George 28 rushes for 98 yds. Hardly gashing up the Rams did he?

    BTW, 1999 Rams – #1 rushing defense in regular season.

    Great example there man.

  • aig-raiders

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 16th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    And Seymour got a pro bowl invite based on first half of season. After Pitt game he was invisible to me
    —————

    he was manhandled by the Pitt rookie in that game and right before he blew up the Big Rapist I saw him getting pushed back like 10 yds on one play.

  • Bauce Rules

    Holy schyt! Osi Umenyiora wants out of NY! Yes! Al get him now. Im sure he wants to be back with the Waufle House! Raiders havent had a good RDE since 2000. Im down to dish out a 2nd and Matt Shonasty and tommy Kelly for him

  • hwnrdr

    Wasn’t that the highlight reel of the year? When he knocked down Ben?

  • Bauce Rules

    Hahahahaha Weinerschnitzel presser is hilarious…..The hecklers are out in full force lol

  • hwnrdr

    Yup, that will be a great pick up, but is he under contract?

  • Bauce Rules

    Lol Weinerschnitzel the Democrat who wanted to be NYC mayor now goes away in shame…..man that one heckler was hilarious

  • Bauce Rules

    Hwnrdr who cares if he is? Al go get him

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    Brien, you’re the Anthony Weiner of this blog.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # aig-raiders Says:
    June 16th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Mistic

    2000 SB – George 28 rushes for 98 yds. Hardly gashing up the Rams did he?

    BTW, 1999 Rams – #1 rushing defense in regular season.

    Great example there man.
    ==================================

    LMAO!! AIG your pissing in the wind & its blowing back all over you. The 99 rams, the greatest show on turf scored so many tds teams abandoned the run inflating their totals. But if that isnt a strong enogh case try these on for size.

    97 broncos 16th vs the run
    01 patsies 19th vs the run
    06 colts 32nd vs the run!!!!!!
    09 saints 21st vs the run!!!!!

    You were saying……

  • Master Beeecham

    I wonder if old goat Krappy knows how to use Twitter?

    If so you can bet the fool has sent incriminating shots of his used diapers to Kane & Associate secretaries.

    The KrappyGate Diaper Scandal presser at the Barber Shop would be the tv event of the millenium

  • Silverandblack666

    Nothing makes me laugh harder than reading about Krappy soiling his adult diapers!

  • priesttj

    Mistic1 They just don’t get it and they never will. Stopping the run is just half the battle if you can’t cover stopping the run is a waste of time they’ll just bomb the hell out of ya’.

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    Al Davis is going to tweet his termination of Hue Jackson mid season.

    “Are we ready, John? It’s on? On right now? How do I know the damn thing’s on, John? What do I do? Do you want to type? I can type it. I’ve used a typewriter. Huh? Whatever you want to do John. “

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    priest, we won’t get it until the Raiders start winning. And even then, we probably still won’t get it. Because all we’ll see is a team winning in spite of Al, ditching his system. So, we’ll never get it. You’re right. But the Raiders will continue to suck until someone other than Al is running the team.

  • Bauce Rules

    No MR…..people actually like me on this blog unlike Weinerschnitzel and I dont send d-ck photos to others……thanks

  • Master Beeecham

    MR, that may be the first legitimately funny thing you’ve ever said on this lame blog.

    So my ladies dug out my Bryan Adams “Cut Like a Knife” cd last night and have been doing aerobics to it ever since.

    I owe Mr. Adams a few high fives, because I got many a sensitive bj in high school because of his jam “Heaven”.

  • aig-raiders

    LMAO!! AIG your pissing in the wind & its blowing back all over you. The 99 rams, the greatest show on turf scored so many tds teams abandoned the run inflating their totals.
    ————

    What’s the best way to stop the Rams offensive juggernaut? Keep the ball out of its offense right? How do you do that? By running and keeping that clock running. I guess the opposing team didnt do that did they? #1 ranked rush D in the league for the 1999 Rams.

    BTW, 97 broncos 16th vs the run
    01 patsies 19th vs the run
    06 colts 32nd vs the run!!!!!!
    09 saints 21st vs the run!!!!!

    Broncos – John Elway, Pats – Brady, Colts – Peyton, Saints Brees…..Raiders – JaChoke.

    You were saying?

  • Bauce Rules

    Lol Diapergate

  • Master Beeecham

    “People actually like me on this blog”

    The Kelly family is just plain nuts!

    HOLLA BACK TRISHA TOYOTA

  • Bauce Rules

    97 broncos would give up big runs and still were middle of road…thanks Mistic for playing

  • priesttj

    JC ‘s offense scored 25 a game, I’ll take it allday everyday.

  • Bauce Rules

    Beecher…plain nuts is lying about a Margarita machine with dime piece broads running around in skimpy clothing near a jacuzzi. Plain nuuts was your victory yesterday too lol

  • aig-raiders

    BTW Mistic,

    Colts 82.8 rush yds allowed per game in the post season the year they won the SB. #2 of all teams in the post season. That was around the time they got Bob Sanders back too.

    The Colts lost the SB to the Saints because they couldnt run and end it up passing too much, which ended up biting them in the a$$ at the end.

    What were you saying about the lousy run d of the Saint, Rams, and Cots when they won the SB?

  • priesttj

    The offense we have can win big all we have to do score when we need to. It doesn’t have to like everyone else’s it has to be effective. I think it will be explosive running and passing.

  • Bauce Rules

    Yeah ill take JC as long as he doesnt try passing it more than 25 times in a game

  • Bauce Rules

    AIG….I HAVE TO AGREE WIT YA BRUH…..difference wwith those run d’s and ours is they handle biz when its time unlike ours

  • hwnrdr

    Bauce, I know…just wondering who will Al give up for him if he was…you would give up ShoNasty? Well, if Al makes the move…that would be a GREAT pick up!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # aig-raiders Says:

    BTW, 97 broncos 16th vs the run
    01 patsies 19th vs the run
    06 colts 32nd vs the run!!!!!!
    09 saints 21st vs the run!!!!!

    Broncos – John Elway, Pats – Brady, Colts – Peyton, Saints Brees…..Raiders – JaChoke.

    You were saying?
    =========================================================

    I was saying that you can win it all with a middle of the road, average or even a below average run defense. These 4 examples I have given are irrefutable fact.

    Strike 3 your out

  • Bauce Rules

    Explosive passing? With who as your number 1 wr?

  • Master Beeecham

    Brian the Genital, it sure sounds like you’re scared of state of the art margarita machines and the women who come with it.

    Don’t worry, folks on this blog will still “actually like” you.

    You dorks will be pumped to know I got the Ritz pool DJ to bump some Bryan’s classic “Reckless”. Suddenly there are a lot more jets going off in the jacuzzi, if you know what I mean.

  • Silverandblack666

    personally I would prefer a defense that allows the least amount of points per game over a #1 run defense.

    But if you were a defense allowing the least amount of points scored per game I am sure you would rank high in run D.

  • Bauce Rules

    Man give them Shaughnessy. Osi is an all pro type RDE that can get ya 12 sacks in a season. Our defense gets better that fast! Qbs gotta worry about blinside. Now this is type of move Al has donee to make team better. Do it!

  • CJ Legend 34

    I am telling you guys JC is going to have a big year.
    He got comfortable with the offense once he got back in and he has some targets now.

    JC to Ford is going to be a common hook up, just watch. Miller needs to stay healthy and they will hook up on a couple of passes. If DHB ever gets a groove going that could be sweet with our run game.

    Chaz..Well why even get into it about Mr. Glass I don’t even want to think what ifs with that guy. Will just have to see what he can do. Maybe the lock out might help him recover. I don’ tknow about Mr. heated sand.

  • Silverandblack666

    Beeecham

    I lost money on that game last night now I am ready to promo the Partygoer 5000.

    do you have any in stock?

  • Bauce Rules

    Margarita machines=for h0m0s….no wonder you love it so muuch Beecher aka the International closet boy

  • CJ Legend 34

    With our running game klicking and our backs he should not have to throw 25X a game.
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    188.Bauce Rules Says:
    June 16th, 2011 at 11:49 am
    Yeah ill take JC as long as he doesnt try passing it more than 25 times in a game

  • Bauce Rules

    CJ….and who again is your no1 wr?