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Raiders come of age in coming-out party against Jets

Raiders coach Hue Jackson was eager to see just how far along he was in the process of building a bully and whether his players were up for the challenge.
There had to be some concern on Jackson’s part in light of the Raiders second-half meltdown against the Buffalo Bills a week earlier in a 38-35 loss.
All the questions were answered and the worries allayed by the end of the day Sunday, as the Raiders rallied from a 10-point deficit for a 34-24 victory over the New York Jets.
“Are you kidding me?” Jackson said, when asked what the victory meant. “This is one of the greatest victories I’ve ever been a part of, and I played in the AFC championship game. But it was nothing like today because this is our fans, this is Raider Nation, this is us at our finest, the best we could be today, which is win a game. Our fans were there for us. Hopefully, they’ll continue to be there for us.”
The Raiders opened the game with a long drive that culminated with the first of running back Darren McFadden’s two touchdowns. Midway through the second quarter, they trailed 17-7 and seemed on the verge of getting blown out.
The Raiders tied the game by halftime, thanks to a 54-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski on the final play of the second quarter.
The tide turned when the Raiders stopped the Jets on a fourth-and-two play late the third quarter and the score still tied at 17.
Six plays later, the Raiders led 31-17 on the strength of a 23-yard run by rookie wide receiver Denarious Moore and a 1-yard run by Michael Bush.
“Last week, we didn’t dig when we were in Buffalo and we dug today,” Jackson said. “Talk about priming a pump. We were going to pump this thing out. We got to it, and our guys were believing. We’re not where we want to be yet, but I promise you this team is getting there. They’re learning how to fight in my image, my vision, my thought.”
As a result, the Raiders improved to 2-1 and kept pace with the San Diego Chargers in the AFC West.
Quarterback Jason Campbell said this was a game he and his teammates eyed as a barometer.
“I just felt like, this early in the season, this was a statement game, because of the way that we lost last week,” Campbell said. “To see a rebound this week against a tough opponent and make a statement and win a game like this, it is a statement game for our team, to let us know how far we’ve matured and how far we’ve come in trying to turn this thing around.”

MORE MOORE YIELDS MORE RESULTS
Jackson promised more playing time for Moore on the heels of his five-catch, 146-yard performance against the Bills on Sept. 18.
Sure enough, Jackson called Moore’s number on the second and third plays of the game. The first play netted 13 yards, the second 25 as a result of a pass interference penalty.
Moore remained a focal point of the offense the rest of the game. He finished with four receptions for 34 yards and turned the back end of a double reverse into a tiebreaking touchdown run late in the third quarter.
“Same thing I saw in training camp,” Campbell said. “Now we’re just seeing it on Sundays. He’s a guy that’s always been making plays and his opportunity, but he’s the same guy. It’s no surprise to us. To the outside world, it is, but we got a chance to see it first-hand in training camp, making plays and being as quick as he is.”
Moore also replaced Nick Miller on punt returns for the first time. He averaged only 5 yards on his three returns. More important, he fielded the ball cleanly and didn’t do anything to hurt his team.
“Give it to 17, Denarius Moore,” Jackson said. “Let your players make plays. That’s what I’m trying to create here. I’m going to create an environment where our great players can do something special. … (Moore) is becoming a really, really fine football player.”

MCFADDEN SHINES ONCE AGAIN
McFadden came into his own last season, when he rushed for a career-high 1,157 yards. The things he does with the ball is of no surprise to anyone.
Against the Jets, McFadden ran past, through, around and over defenders to the tune of 171 yards and the two touchdowns.
He might have piled up even more yardage were it not for a tight groin that sidelined him late in the game.
McFadden said his groin tightened up but that he expects to be fine. He has 393 yards rushing through three games and is well on his way to shattering the total he reached last season.
“It just shows what our team can do,” McFadden said. “If we come out here and play week in and week out, we can play with anybody in the league.”

NOT QUITE MILLER TIME
Seven days ago, Nick Miller was the Raiders kick returner, punt returner and backup wide receiver. On Sunday, he was a spectator.
Jackson used Moore on punt returns and fellow rookie Taiwan Jones on kick returns. That doesn’t bode well for Miller, given his value to the Raiders lies with his return ability.
It’s likely that Jackson kept Miller on the 53-man roster for today’s game just in case Moore or Jones got injured and to make sure that he liked what he saw from Moore and Jones in a game.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Miller released at some point next week, with cornerback Sterling Moore signed from the practice squad.

PROGRESS ON PENALTIES FRONT
The Raiders aren’t quite where Jackson wants them to be in terms of penalties. However, they made progress in that department for the second straight game.
In the opener, the Raiders committed 15 penalties for 131 yards. They cut that figure to eight for 85 against the Bills. On Sunday, the Raiders were penalized seven times for 55 yards.

WHAT’S IN A NUMBER?
The Raiders failed to convert into a first down any of their eight third-down plays against the Jets.
Jackson certainly will be concerned by that alarming stat, but he won’t be alarmed, given the Raiders still managed 383 yards offense and cobbled together six scoring drives.
For the record, the Jets converted six of their 14 third-down plays into first downs. Guess which stat Jets coach Rex Ryan would have preferred today?

OFFENSIVE LINE GETTING HIGH PRAISE
Campbell attempted 27 passes against the Jets, but he was sacked only once. Overall, he has been sacked twice in three games.
That’s a pretty impressive stat, when you consider the left tackle, Jared Veldheer, is a second-year player, left guard Stefen Wisniewski is a rookie and Khalif Barnes is starting at right tackle for the first time in his seven-year NFL career.
Add to that, Jackson wasn’t sure who his five starters were going to be until late in training camp.
“You guys jumped me every day about who was going to be on the offensive line,” Jackson said in a told-you-so moment after the game. “Remember that in training camp? Oh yeah, oh yeah. Who’s the line? Who’s the line? Well, hold on. You guys were laughing at me half the time. I told you these guys were working. I give a lot of respect and kudos to our line coaches, Bob Wylie, Steve Wisniewski. Are you kidding me? Those guys do a tremendous job with that group.”
Campbell is thankful for the way his offensive linemen have kept him upright and given him ample time to make his reads as he awaits an open receiver.
“The guys came out, set the tempo,” Campbell said. “You see the block that Sammy (Satele, center) made on the reverse that sprung Denarius to score? The guys are taking that approach and having the right attitude of being a physical bunch. They take pride in working together and protecting the quarterback and protecting the run game, and it’s going to pay off for us.”
Satele delivered a punishing block on Moore’s scoring run. Wisniewski opened a huge hole for Bush on his 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

X MARKS THE SPOT, SENDS THE SIGNAL
When Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour was announced in the pre-game introductions, he issued a signal to those in attendance and those viewing on TV.
“When I throw up the ‘X,’ that means it’s time to put the kids to bed,” Seymour said. “It’s X-rated out there. That means if you’re 13 and under, don’t watch this.”
Not sure what Seymour means by this one. Just go with it and take him at his words. He has more Super Bowl rings and Pro Bowl berths than us, so we work with him on this one.
For the PG crowd, Seymour said he’s thrilled to be with the Raiders.
“I’ve said ever since I came here that my teammates and the coaching staff and the organization has always welcomed me with open arms, and I want to be where I’m welcomed and where I’m wanted,” Seymour said. “I know I can play football. That’s not a question. But it’s good to have it on both sides, where you’re wanted, and the team wants you and the organizations wants you, you’re well respected and you’re playing well. So it’s a great combination.”
Seymour had a hand in one of the Raiders’ four sacks of Mark Sanchez.

MOSS GETS FAT ON JETS O-LINE
Raiders backup defensive end Jarvis Moss posted two of his team’s four sacks. He also batted down a pass, had a tackle behind the line of scrimmage and recorded four tackles.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
“This ain’t the same old Raiders of the last five or six years. We made big stops when we needed to.” — defensive tackle Tommy Kelly on what today’s victory should tell the rest of the league

CHEKWA TO THE RESCUE
Rookie Chimdi Chekwa looked lost most of the time during training camp and Oakland’s four exhibition games. On Sunday, he looked like he belongs on the field in place of Chris Johnson at cornerback.
Who saw this one coming? If so, get in that short line over there.
Chekwa was pressed into duty when Chris Johnson went down with a hamstring injury early in the first quarter. The Jets noticed the change and went right after Chekwa.
Time and again, Chekwa responded to the challenge, and he looked nothing like the player who struggled so much in camp.
Veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress caught two long passes on Chekwa, including one for a touchdown. However, Chekwa had tight coverage on both plays.
“We have some talented young guys, and once we all get healthy we have a chance to have a real talented secondary, from top to bottom,” cornerback Stanford Routt said. “(Chekwa and Joe Porter) can play. They may have had their hiccups or bumps in the road in the preseason, but keep fighting and we don’t worry about them.”
Chekwa said he was prepared to play and no longer feels overwhelmed.
“I got the nerves out in preseason,” Chekwa said. “I’m not nervous anymore. I’m just trying to gout there and attack and play football.”
Chekwa admits that covering the 6-foot-5 Burress isn’t something he is accustomed to doing. Just the same, he used the same approach that helped him succeed at Ohio State.
“Usually the guys I go against are about half his size,” Chekwa said. “But I watched him on film, knew he was a big receiver, and prepared for it. I figured if I went in, I’d go in on the right side, so I’d be matched up against him. So I
prepared for it and just went out there and tried to play.”
The play of Chekwa and Porter in a pinch validates Jackson’s next-man-up philosophy.
“Next man up,” Jackson said. “They competed. That’s what we talk about. … The next group of guys went in there and kept fighting. Our whole thing is, play like a Raider. If you’ll compete, we gave up some plays and there’s things we’ll get better at, but let me tell you something. Those guys went out there and they kept playing. You could see it in their eyes. We’re going to become something here.”

RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM REX RYAN
“First off, you’ve got to give the Raiders a ton of credit. They played a great game today, both sides of the ball. I thought they played really well. Obviously (Darren) McFadden had a huge game. They made plays, we didn’t.”

On McFadden: “Against a kid like that, you’d better set the edges. He outran us and made some great plays.”

On the Raiders game plan: “Hue Jackson had his team better prepared than I did, obviously. So, I tip my hat to him.”

On what this loss means: “This thing stings, there’s no question. You have 439 yards on offense and you lose the game. It’s unbelievable.”

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  • Method To My Madness

    997.Dakota Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Yeah, no one has ever questioned Brees’ arm strength lol.

    ************************

    Until he went to NO…he had marty as his coach at first or did your forget? Marty doesnt like to toss it far…..when Brees got to NO they were going up field….bad example….try again

  • morilla

    I just watched a clip from Behind the Shield with a interview with Wimbley. Holy crap, the dude is a hulk.

  • Raider Dell

    Drexl
    How are you my Raider Nation Brother. How is life going?

  • Method To My Madness

    999.Raider Dell Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:51 am
    Raider Dell Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    SB,
    I see a young man not relaxed and trying to hard. So may I say in all fairness, is he taking on to much or is he thinking to much. My point is, I dont see the instinctive player from Alabama.
    ============================================

    Absolutely correct Dell. You are seeing OC’s running all kinds of things to make him think, not just react. And when he does react, 65% of the time he is making the wrong reaction. As I have said here over and over and over, I just want to see improvement. Week to week. Not just with MCClain, with the other players and with the team as well. Altho I do have to say, after Tomlinson broke past him for 70+ yards, I liked watching McClain body slam Justin Keller after Keller caught a four yard pass. That warmed my heart.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    SB,
    I received a bloody nose in this blog for my defense of DMAC. You know how this blog rolls, take and take more and never see any light of potential or improvement.

    It’s easy to go negative. My sense with Mcclain is the same, my gut tells me he comes out on top and will produce as expected of him as a First round draft pick.

    **********************

    DMAC is such the schit

  • 909RaiderLifer Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    VittorioTafur McClain Monday: Rolando, with baby in tow, stops by. Said crowd was amazing and team will carry Buffalo loss with it all year as motivation
    about 1 hour ago
    ——————–
    He who never speaks, spoke?

  • Method To My Madness

    Drexl….what happened to ya yesterday?

  • DMAC

    I’m glad to see Branch playing at a high level. Hope he continues this trough out the season.

  • Method To My Madness

    1005.Whats a Drexl? Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    909RaiderLifer Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    VittorioTafur McClain Monday: Rolando, with baby in tow, stops by. Said crowd was amazing and team will carry Buffalo loss with it all year as motivation
    about 1 hour ago
    ——————–
    He who never speaks, spoke?
    **************

    Remember before chiefs game he said he will speak when we have a sellout…..well

  • JB

    As of 12:01PM here’s the great news:

    • We won the game in front of a full house AND nationwide audiance.

    • I don’t have to report to jury duty this time around. Good for another year.

    GOOD NEWS ALL AROUND.

  • Carl Weathers

    I like Gannon cuz he gave us some real good wins and good seasons but Hostetler was better than any QB we’ve had since Plunkett but I have faith JC can get it done when the time comes.

    RRRRRAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDEEEEERRRRRSSS!!!!!

  • DMAC

    Method To My Madness Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    999.Raider Dell Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:51 am
    Raider Dell Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    SB,
    I see a young man not relaxed and trying to hard. So may I say in all fairness, is he taking on to much or is he thinking to much. My point is, I dont see the instinctive player from Alabama.
    ============================================

    Absolutely correct Dell. You are seeing OC’s running all kinds of things to make him think, not just react. And when he does react, 65% of the time he is making the wrong reaction. As I have said here over and over and over, I just want to see improvement. Week to week. Not just with MCClain, with the other players and with the team as well. Altho I do have to say, after Tomlinson broke past him for 70+ yards, I liked watching McClain body slam Justin Keller after Keller caught a four yard pass. That warmed my heart.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    SB,
    I received a bloody nose in this blog for my defense of DMAC. You know how this blog rolls, take and take more and never see any light of potential or improvement.

    It’s easy to go negative. My sense with Mcclain is the same, my gut tells me he comes out on top and will produce as expected of him as a First round draft pick.

    **********************

    DMAC is such the schit
    ========
    Thanx B
    lol

  • raiderkoolaid

    In week one when Denver got within three points, Campbell completed passes and picked up first downs to close it out. In week two he brought the team from behind with touchdowns twice in the forth quarter and damned near did it again with only fourteen seconds to work with and eighty yards to go. In week three when NY got withing seven he marched the team down the field for a fieldgoal that gave the team a two score lead with under three minutes to go. Campbell is playing like an elite qb right now.

  • Method To My Madness

    Branch madea great INT snag…right near me as well!! YEAAAAAAAAAH

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    What will teams do when we line up ford dhb and moore?
    ______________________________________________________
    If there smart they will put one of there thugs out there and start shooting them in the legs.

  • Method To My Madness

    DMAC…on citas….I damn near for playoff game wanna get a telly by airport or near coliseum cuz them bzies were too right yesterday…I wanna lambo right there in front of the whole crowd

  • Raider Dell

    Dakota

    You were given so much schit in this blog for your defense of DMAC. I was expecting to see the doubters list, you know the one with all those people who don’t comment on this blog anymore.

  • Method To My Madness

    What will teams do when we line up ford dhb and moore?
    ************************

    Laugh at DHB and wonder why Hagan aint in

  • Raider Dell Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Drexl
    How are you my Raider Nation Brother. How is life going?
    ———————–
    Doing just great this Monday.
    I missed the BART ride to the Colosseum yesterday. My brother did a Raider party at his place, hung with all the family in front of the big screen. It was like old times!!

  • tj was a huge DMAC hater he still posts out his a$$ here.
    ______

    # Raider Dell Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Dakota

    You were given so much schit in this blog for your defense of DMAC. I was expecting to see the doubters list, you know the one with all those people who don’t comment on this blog anymore.

  • Dakota

    105 yards opening night…..156 yards yesterday and now Campbell is the guy that can take us to the SB?

    Lol, you poor souls…I almost feel bad for ya!

    Maybe if we had the 1985 Bears defense! But I am pretty sure our D is very near the bottom of the NFL right now…..I wish you were right, but you are not.

  • Method To My Madness

    1010.Carl Weathers Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    I like Gannon cuz he gave us some real good wins and good seasons but Hostetler was better than any QB we’ve had since Plunkett but I have faith JC can get it done when the time comes.

    RRRRRAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDEEEEERRRRRSSS!!!!!

    *********************

    He said the Hoss…..woooooo tough one on that but that 93 team was pretty cool

  • ghostraiders

    Yea.. Latina girls love the Raiders man… no doubt about that… I love those tight raider blouses they wear that show the cleavage. .. damn!!.. They know were looking!!

  • DMAC
  • Raiderbenz

    #993 my guess is that when Ford comes back – or sooner- teams will no longer put their DB1 on DHB and will switch to Ford or Moore wherever they line up. Campbell will then look for DHB mismatch with the smaller/ slower defender whether it is short or long.
    It says a lot about what the scouting reports contain that teams are already mugging our receivers.
    It also speaks volumes that even when they get our receivers off route they are not getting to JC.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    DonManoukiansNeighbor Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    JC is not a general on the field.
    =======================

    This is untrue. According to the coaching staff and his teammates JC is the general on the filed and the single most important leader on the offense. The entire team is taking and following his lead. They have done so since late last year and it continued through the players only work outs, and passing clinic with the wr group at his home.

    The defense knows that if they get stops the offense will score.

    Jc makes all the audibles and continually puts the team in favorable situations and match ups.

    Because he isnt foaming at the mouth or yelling at everyone every time something goes wrong doesnt diminish his ability to lead.

  • DMAC

    New post ladies

  • JB

    The one disturbing thing I did see was when the team members all got together in the “let’s all circle the wagon” rah, rah, rah, huddle in both the pregame kickoff & beginning of the second half, RoMac did not participate and stood off and away from the group by himself. What’s that all about?

    It may be nothing but it stood out & looked a little weird.

  • Method To My Madness Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Drexl….what happened to ya yesterday?
    ——————–
    Made a deal with my brother that if they sold out I’d go to his place. Family stuff.

  • Raider Dell

    Whats a Drexl? Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    Raider Dell Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Drexl
    How are you my Raider Nation Brother. How is life going?
    ———————–
    Doing just great this Monday.
    I missed the BART ride to the Colosseum yesterday. My brother did a Raider party at his place, hung with all the family in front of the big screen. It was like old times!!

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Drexl
    O.co was jumping yesterday. Real fun, good attitude yesterday spirits were high, adult beverages also.

  • VittorioTafur #Raiders TE Kevin Boss said “crowd was more than I expected” — “most fun i’ve had at a football game in a long time”
    about 1 hour ago
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““
    More evidence that the team really fed off the passion, and energy of the fans…

  • Raiderbenz

    Also watch some of the 2nd quarter plays but watch Ro Macs feet at the snap. He is flat footed or stumbling – Not on his toes which is why he gets sealed a lot

  • ghostraiders

    Somebody on the jets side of the field should have launched a hot dog at mark Sanchez near the end of the game after his failed last minute td. .. That would have been classic…LOL… here you go Sanchez. Have a hot dog on us!!!

  • raiderkoolaid

    Next week I expect both teams will score a lot, but with the home crowd to keep the defense fired up,I think they will make enough plays along the way to make the difference. Raiders 42 Patsies 40

  • JR77

    I do remember when people here were screaming for not only Glenn Dorsey & Vernon Gholston but also Sedric Ellis out of USC in the 08 draft…some also wanted Chris Long over DMAC but all knew he would be picked in the top 2.

    The only 3 players that have made the pro bowl in the top 10 in that draft are Jake Long, Matt Ryan and Jerod Mayo who went to the Pats at No. 10…Minus maybe Sedric Ellis the rest are complete BUSTS with DMAC being the only potential future HOF’er in that bunch and sure to make to pro bowl this year should he stay healthy….Now I am on record as saying before the draft that he would be the second coming of Bo Jackson and people laughed….the only laughable thing now is people on here who thought Gholston and Dorsey were sure fire picks…prolly same people who thought Jawalrus was the next great qb

  • RaiderReggie

    Tim Brown said in an interview a couple of years ago that they had stop a couple of players from whipping Rich Gannon butt. He said that Rich Gannon would talk down to players sometimes. You can’t do that to a grown man.

  • Raiderbenz

    I wonder who we would send now if we called the blitz that lead to the Tuck Rule fumble.
    C.Wood got there and so did Biekert…in the snow. Think about that.
    That should be the model for this defense. I’d show that play all week long and dial up the same blitz cause we haven’t used a the CB dog yet.

  • MUPdates: Unofficial

    D.WOW = 29pts!
    W02: 19pts (4 first downs, 4 for plays over 20y, 6 for plays over 40y, 5 for TD)
    W03: 10pts (3 first downs, 2 plays over 20y, 5 for TD)

    Wiz II (Legacy) = 15pts
    W01: 1pts (4 no sacks/pressure allowed, -3 for false start)
    W02: 6pts (4 no S/P, 2 for Key Blocks)
    W03: 8pts (4 no S/P, 4 Key Blocks)

    Moss = 10pts
    W03: 10pts (8 for sacks, 1 for pass broken up, 1 for QB pressure)

    T.Jones = 9pts
    W02: 1pts (1 first down)
    W03: 9pts (6 Heads Up Award, 3pts for Fumble Recovery)

    Barnes = 9pts
    W01: 1pts (4 for no sacks/sressures allowed, -3 for false start)
    W02: 4pts (4 no S/P)
    W03: 4pts (4 no S/P)

    Hagan = 7pts
    W02: 6pts (4 first downs, 2 for plays over 20y)
    W03: 1pts (1 first downs)

    Barksdale = 6pts
    W03 = 6pts (4 no S/P, 2 for Key Block)

    Giordano = 5pts
    W01: 8pts (4 for INT, 3 for FF, and 1 pass defense)
    W02: -4pts (-3 for BlownTD, -2 for whiffed tackles/coverage)
    W03: 1pts (2 for tackles, -1 for whiffed tackle)

    DHB = 2pts
    W01: 2pts (2 for first-downs)

    Gordon = 2pts
    W03: 2pts (2 for Key Blocks)

    B.Meyers = 1pts
    W02: 2pts (2 first downs)
    W03: -1pts (-1 dropped pass)

    CJ37 = 1pts
    W01: 3pts (2 for more than 4 tackles, and 1 pass defense)
    W02: -2pts (4 for more than 6 tackles, 1 pass defense, -3 BlownTD, -4 Whiffs)

    Bryant = 1pts
    W02: 1pts (1 Pressure QB)

    Chaz = 1pts
    W02: 1pt (1 first down)

    Scott = 1pts
    W03: 1pts (1 for QB Pressure)

    Heyer = 0pts
    W01; -8pts (-6 for false start, -2 for sacks/pressure allowed)
    W02: 4pts (4 no S/P)
    W03: 4pts (4 no S/P)

    Chekwa = -2pts
    W02: -1pts (-1 whiff)
    W03: -1pts (2 for pass def., -3 for TD allowed)

    Boyd = -4pts
    W02: -5pts (-3 BlownTD, -2 whiffs)
    W03: 1pts (1 for pass defense)

  • ghostraiders

    Reggie. .I remember hearing about that also… gannon was a real ahole. .. he’s still an ahole today. . But that was his personality. .. trying to be a perfectionist. ..if he knew guys were effing up.. he would call them out!! …

  • LTR

    Method To My Madness Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:22 am
    Gannon did nada against top D’s….never could…..he couldnt make every pass…nada worse than what Ravens did to him in 2000…..they dared him to pass lol
    ———————-
    I remember a game in Pittsburgh where Gannon passed for something like 40 out of 48 and was close to setting a record for consecutive completions fo a big win on the road.

  • RaideRobb

    Chargers 15-1 Super Bowl Champions!

    You losers will never get a Super Bowl with Norv Turner! You would probably have two if you had kept Shottenheimer, and that is not complementing that loser either. Your best days are behind you and squandered! Go find yourself, and stay on your p-ssy Chargers site.

  • morilla

    JB Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    The one disturbing thing I did see was when the team members all got together in the “let’s all circle the wagon” rah, rah, rah, huddle in both the pregame kickoff & beginning of the second half, RoMac did not participate and stood off and away from the group by himself. What’s that all about?

    It may be nothing but it stood out & looked a little weird.
    —————————–

    He did this? I have pix of him doing the same thing last year at the Bronco game. Except it was pre game and the LB’s were getting together for a breakdown and he stood to the side.

    I’ll keep saying it, somethings up with him. As long as he produces, I don’t care. It’s still a little odd though.