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Live chat with WR Denarius Moore on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 11:05 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Wide receiver Denarius Moore is the most exciting rookie the Raiders have had in quite some time. He burst on the scene early in training camp by making the spectacular look routine every day in practice.
People began taking notice once they were able to see Moore’s exploits in Oakland’s four exhibition games. Once the regular season arrived, Moore caught the attention of people outside the Bay Area.
Now, he is on everyone’s radar, if not their fantasy teams. I am pleased to announce that Denarius Moore, a fifth-round pick out of Tennessee, has agreed to take part in a live chat Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until he runs out of answers.
So, please, sign in early, submit your questions and enjoy what the engaging receiver has to say on an array of topics. If he handles this assignment the way he does his roles with the Raiders, it’s sure to be a smashing success.

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  • Pretty Rick

    This game could be the turning point of the Raiders, not this season but for the next several to follow. Momentum and confidence can easily push the Raiders deep into the playoffs.
    Hit’em hard Seymour!

  • inonewordraider

    Pat Kirwan
    The Raiders defense beat teams physically last year but overall, they weren’t a good football team. And now, their two best players are gone — Nnamdi Asomugha and Zach Miller.
    Prediction: 5-11, fourth in AFC West

  • guest123

    inonewordraider Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 8:46 am
    guest123 Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 8:20 am
    We need as many DB’s as we can get this Sunday. Getting back MM34 would be huge. McClain is going to need to man up to take down that beast TE Gronkowski.

    _________________-
    I was just thinking that. If any of our corners go down (Routt, Chekwa, DVD) we’re f’d. I know Huffs a good cover guy but we might need up to 7 cover guys at once. We would have already but why not sign a corner?

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

    That’s exactly what Buffalo did. Played 7 DB’s and cleared the LB’s off the field in the 2nd half. Notice how they were able to get their hands around the ball and tip and create INT’s. You really can’t stop Brady, but you can make the throws a challenge to complete and if there is enough hands around the ball, it’ll make him less daring in certain situations.

    Things Brady doesn’t like:

    1) traffic around his feet, (worried about his knee)
    2) hands up at the line, obscuring vision
    3) hands on/around the ball, even on completed passes.

  • guest123

    We need to make Brady as uncomfortable as possible. Do stuff just to piss him off. Get under his skin.

  • Pretty Rick

    I was hoping we could be the one snatching Brady’s hair off,, oh well I’ll settle for smashing his nose in,,,it’s the new thing to do,,right Mark Sanchez?

  • Dakota
  • guest123

    The Patriots are a finnesse team. You don’t beat them with brute strength. It’s a mental game of cat and mouse. Defense has to do a good job masking presnap alignments and force Brady to call audibles all the time. From there, at the snap, it’s a chess match of being in the right spot to defend and limit the play.

  • inonewordraider

    2011 AFC West predictions…

    Dominic Zaccagnini
    1. San Diego Chargers
    2. Kansas City Chiefs
    3. Denver Broncos
    4. Oakland Raiders

    Jack Trudeau
    1. San Diego Chargers
    2. Kansas City Chiefs
    3. Denver Broncos
    4. Oakland Raiders

    -from zakk and jack in the morning

  • guest123

    Don’t need to read what Lynch said. DMC cannot be stopped effectively. If they try, JCamp will burn their 32nd ranked pass defense with Ford and Moore. Simple, easy.

    Take away DMAC, get routed through the air.

  • guest123

    zack and jack sounds like a couple of queer chargers fans.

  • raiderjhawk

    anyone know if Reece is playing?

  • Thec07

    brady, oline, dline, welker whoever is going to get fugged up sunday.

  • Thec07

    RAIDER NATION rises…ALL others fail…

  • inonewordraider

    Don’t need to read what Lynch said. DMC cannot be stopped effectively. If they try, JCamp will burn their 32nd ranked pass defense with Ford and Moore. Simple, easy.

    Take away DMAC, get routed through the air.

    _____________________
    Patriot secondary is weak and trying to implement man to man coverage. JCampbell better have his arm loose, make them respect the pass

  • qodrn

    From the Herald, Ian Rapaport

    FOXBORO — Brandon Spikes spoke like a Patriot.

    When asked about himself, he turned the focus on the team. On his increasing role, he said he plays when he’s called on. And on being a healthy scratch for the season opener, Spikes merely deferred to the coach’s decision and said he prepared as if he was going to play.

    The 2010 second-round draft pick might be catching on.

    To the Patriots [team stats] coaches who have monitored the mercurial, entertaining, free-spirited inside linebacker, this was a positive development. Reining in Spikes’ wide-ranging persona and redirecting it to football is a task that should pay off.

    But what they will never change — and what they don’t want to change — is Spikes’ propensity for hitting, for taking on blockers, for drilling opposing running backs in the chest.

    And as the Patriots gear up for Raiders running back Darren McFadden on Sunday in Oakland, Calif., Spikes might be the defense’s best option for containing the NFL’s leading rusher.

    “We got a physical style of play,” Spikes said yesterday. “I want to come out and be physical, do what I do. I was brought here to help stop the run, and I’m just going to come out when my number’s called, be accountable and try to get the job done.”

    No one says it’s easy to stop McFadden.

    “He can do it all,” said Spikes, who has seven tackles in two games.

    McFadden is a slashing, bruising runner, averaging 6.4 yards per rush. In the Raiders’ surprising win against the Jets, McFadden provided the key play with a 70-yard touchdown dash in a 171-yard performance.

    “He can go the distance from anywhere,” Pats coach Bill Belichick said. “You just can’t ever relax on him.”

    The NFL is filled with passing teams, and the league is on record pace in its aerial assault. The Raiders didn’t get the memo. Oakland still pounds the rock, doing so until it springs a big play — usually from McFadden.

    “When you’re calling those runs, it’s because of something you see and something you feel you can execute,” Raiders first-year coach Hue Jackson said. “It’s just something that I truly believe in and is something that’s ingrained here.”

    Oakland is one of four teams with more than 100 rushes, with an average of 5.5 yards per attempt. It’s a tall task for the Patriots defense, particularly the front seven, to force the Raiders to rely on the shaky right arm of quarterback Jason Campbell.

    “In any game, if you can establish stopping the run and just force them to be one-dimensional, that’s a big thing,” Spikes said. “We pride ourselves on stopping the run, and we’re going to do whatever we can to get it done.”

    Defensive tackles Vince Wilfork [stats] and Albert Haynesworth loom large in the new 4-3 scheme. Jerod Mayo is the defense’s signal-caller and the All-Pro, yet he is also an outside linebacker who plays away from the tight end. Mayo has thrived in space, blitzing and creating, even while dealing with the acclimation to a new unit. Mayo’s responsibilities have left Spikes in the middle, sorting through traffic and stuffing the run.Spikes is ready for McFadden and the Raiders. That hasn’t always been the case. He missed the final four regular-season games last year because of a league suspension and wasn’t quite himself in the playoff loss to the New York Jets [team stats]. This year, he was nursing an ankle injury through training camp and was inactive the first game while getting in shape.

    Now, though, he’s ready.

    “It’s going to be a good, physical game,” Spikes said. “Oakland’s always physical; they got some big guys up front. Their backs are downhill guys and they’re looking to make a play. They’re attacking. We want to attack.”

    The Pats practiced in full pads yesterday for the first time since Sept. 7, perhaps to gear up for a smashmouth team. There is no way to simulate the challenge of McFadden in practice, though the Pats will try.

    “We just want to be fundamentally sound all the way across the line,” Spikes said, “try to build a wall and get after it.”

  • HairyBush

    I don’t think they should have someone relay the questions to Denarious Moore for the live chat. Let him see the questions as they come, unfiltered. As opposed to when Tommy Kelly did the live chat I don’t think there is anyone that has anything negative to say about the kid.

    I for one have been a big supporter of my MUP since day one.

    My question for Moore will be-
    Denarious, How do you plan on scoring 2 td’s this week? (because I know you will)

    My guess is a 47 yd TD in double coverage on a ball that was not thrown well, But Moore adjusts accordingly to make the catch ala L. Fitzgerald. The second one will be a 12 yard TD on a quick slant or bubble screen.

  • qodrn

    By Karen Guregian / Patriots Beat
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 – Updated 11 hours ago
    + Recent Articles Boston Herald General Sports Reporter and Columnist

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    FOXBORO — The fit was supposed to be a good one and yet, when it comes to Chad Ochocinco, the eye test tells you: square peg in a round hole.

    That’s how it’s been eight weeks into a ride Ochocinco first described as heaven but now might fall into a different category. Naturally, all kinds of theories have been floated trying to explain why the wide receiver just can’t blend into the Patriots [team stats] offense and get with the program.

    Initially, the NFL veteran was cut some slack because he wasn’t afforded the usual offseason camps to learn the system and get on the same page with quarterback Tom Brady [stats]. After all, this isn’t the kind of offense you can just pick up overnight; it’s not what you would call a paint-by-numbers kind of system.

    But now, with a full training camp, tons of practice time and three games under his belt, Ochocinco still looks uncomfortable out there. So that excuse no longer cuts it or explains what we’re still seeing on the field.

    In Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills, Ochocinco’s failure to run a crisp route helped lead to one of Brady’s four interceptions. Then there was the dreaded drop on a sure touchdown in the fourth quarter. Yes, as we all know, Ochocinco had a perfectly thrown Brady pass slip right through his hands on the doorstep of the end zone.

    So what gives?

    Is it too hard for him, being a complementary part, as opposed to a guy who gets the ball on practically every throw, as was the case in Cincinnati? Is it too difficult for him to stay focused if he’s not the man and has to wait a long time between balls being thrown his way? Is that why Brady’s ball fell right through his hands? Because he’s been a rhythm player who’s now out of rhythm?

    That’s a popular theory at the moment. Maybe there’s some validity to that notion, but it still doesn’t completely get him off the hook with running poor routes.

    Oakland Raiders first-year coach Hue Jackson, who was Ochocinco’s position coach with the Bengals from 2004-06, put one more explanation on the table yesterday during a conference call with the local media.

    Jackson, who said he “adores” Ochocinco, raised the personality issue. Since the outrageous, fun-loving, Twitter-centric wideout arrived in town, he has been tamed. His act has been put on mute both on and off the field. By the sound of it, Jackson believes that’s likely contributed to Ochocinco’s struggles thus far.

    “When I came to Cincinnati, it was really early in his career, his second or third year. He was on the cusp of becoming a great player,” said Jackson, whose Raiders host the Patriots on Sunday. “What I tried to do is push him and take him to where he truly wanted to go. He wanted to be one of the best in the league. At that time, his time with me, there’s no question he was. He really worked at it. The way he studied videotape, the way he prepared, I let him have his own personality, because that’s Chad. You have to allow him to be him, to get the most out of him.”

    There’s no question the Ochocinco who plays for Bill Belichick is a far cry from the Bengals version. Ochocinco still tweets, but after being scolded by former Pats linebacker great and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi [stats], he’s cut that down to a certain extent. Let’s just say his former Bengals teammates might not recognize this Ochocinco, that’s how much he’s stifled his personality.

    It’s just a little hard to swallow that letting Ochocinco go back to being a showman, and attention-grabber, will instantly morph him into someone who can once again hold onto a football and run a clean route. It’s hard to figure how those two things go hand-in-hand.

    Ochocinco just seems extremely uptight and tense. He needs to loosen up and not play afraid to make a mistake.

    Jackson believes Ochocinco will fight through his problems.

    “When you’re used to having success, and things have gone for you the way his career has gone, I mean, it’s hard when you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Jackson said. “But one thing I know about him, he’s going to continue to work. He’ll do everything that’s asked of him.
    He’s a tremendous pro. I’m sure he’s working (on) it. Eventually it will come off right for him. I just don’t want it to happen this week.”

    -— kguregian@bostonherald.com

  • Thec07

    also fck rivers

  • Pretty Rick

    Anybody heard from Nnamdi, Zach, and Robert? The grass aint always greener on the other side,,just ask Edgerin James about going to the Cardinals only to watch the Colts win the SB right after he left.

  • Thec07

    “He can do it all,” said Spikes, who has seven tackles in two games.

    +++++++++

    spikes get his azz ran over by DMAC…fck spikes…

  • Thec07

    Anybody heard from Nnamdi, Zach, and Robert?
    +++++

    yeah they are fcked…

  • Thec07

    nam21 24 got roasted by an unknown.
    miller, invisible man in the sea
    galler, injured…

    all of the are fcked up

  • guest123

    SD – QB Philip Rivers playing injured?

    Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune – Chris Jenkins

    San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (sternum) is playing with some discomfort, still feeling the effects of an illegal hit to the sternum he suffered in Week 2.

    Analysis:

    An injury would explain a lot. Rivers has been throwing more picks this year and doesn’t look quite the same on the football field. He only threw 13 interceptions last year, but has already tossed 6 of them through 3 games this year.

  • Thec07

    Barry Halverson <—- Man tha fck up…..

    Barry Halverson <—- are you a stand up guy?

  • Thec07

    guest123 Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 9:20 am
    SD – QB Philip Rivers playing injured?

    Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune – Chris Jenkins

    San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (sternum) is playing with some discomfort, still feeling the effects of an illegal hit to the sternum he suffered in Week 2.

    Analysis:

    An injury would explain a lot. Rivers has been throwing more picks this year and doesn’t look quite the same on the football field. He only threw 13 interceptions last year, but has already tossed 6 of them through 3 games this year.

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

    Thec07 Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 9:16 am
    also fck rivers

  • Thec07

    rivers needs to be carted off on a sttcher on sunday…

    fck him and the chargers…

  • guest123

    Yeak Fck the chargers…

    Gates is doubtful, may take a few more weeks off. The scar tissue broke on his heel, and he’s already talking like an old man. Need to rest…

    good, take all the rest you need. I love having McMichael out there as the SD TE.

    Can’t wait till Charger week

  • http://www.aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    Dakota Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    John Lynch talking about the Raiders and how to stop McFadden:

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/New-England-Patriots-Oakland-Raiders-Darren-McFadden-inside-the-game-John-Lynch-092811
    ————————
    It is a pleasure reading an article that is semi-intelligent.

    This:

    “The Raiders are almost an anomaly in today’s NFL. The Patriots better be ready for a brawl. Because the Raiders are bullies.

    Old-school style”.

  • Thec07

    Can’t wait till Charger week

    +++++++++

    Me too brother…. 2 wins bank it…

  • Thec07

    you cant stop DMAC….You can only try to contain him…

    fck off lynch…

  • Thec07

    my focus is on our dline kick brady in the face….

  • Dstomp

    A lot of us have been hard on McLain this season…. more so after that LT catch and run where McLain ‘whiffed’ on the tackle. But check out this link, at the 8 second mark is the LT play. I didn’t notice this live but McLain was actually blitzing on that play, read it and peeled off and had he made the tackle, would have been a hell of a play.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLmJOMvHIHY&feature=related

  • Pretty Rick

    Hate to say it but Nnamdi has been getting exposed in Philly’s zone defense the way DeAngelo Hall was getting exposed in our Man coverage defense.

    Daam Nnamdi!!! What happened? ;-)

  • Thec07

    Daam Nnamdi!!! What happened

    dumb schit should have stayed…fck him

  • Dakota

    Dstomp Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 9:34 am
    A lot of us have been hard on McLain this season…. more so after that LT catch and run where McLain ‘whiffed’ on the tackle. But check out this link, at the 8 second mark is the LT play. I didn’t notice this live but McLain was actually blitzing on that play, read it and peeled off and had he made the tackle, would have been a hell of a play.
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    …and if only Marquez Pope had made that tackle on Shannon Sharpe….would have been a hell of a play too.

  • Dstomp

    Dstomp Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    A lot of us have been hard on McLain this season…. more so after that LT catch and run where McLain ‘whiffed’ on the tackle. But check out this link, at the 8 second mark is the LT play. I didn’t notice this live but McLain was actually blitzing on that play, read it and peeled off and had he made the tackle, would have been a hell of a play.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLmJOMvHIHY&feature=related
    ****************************

    McLain = McClain

  • Thec07

    oh yeah and fck rivers, brady, schuab, ponder, manning1 manning2, collins, rodgers…

  • Dstomp

    whole lot of fck’ing going on in here today!

  • guest123

    It’s the curse of the ex-Raiders.

    Z. Miller, Gallery, Cable, Nnamdi

    all finding out how good they once had it.

  • guest123

    Thec07 Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 9:38 am
    oh yeah and fck rivers, brady, schuab, ponder, manning1 manning2, collins, rodgers…

    *********
    basically fck anybody but the Raiders

  • Thec07

    basically fck anybody but the Raiders

    +++++++++

    yeah i am pissed off at QB’s this morning…

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Raiders 24

    Pats: 6

    Raiders: Greatest Foe on Turf.

  • Thec07

    Greatest Foe on Turf…..Yes….

  • Thec07

    The 12th man was in full effect live last week…

    NE is going down this sunday, no one can help them…

  • RedneckRaider

    Question: Which Pats TE is a better matchup for Mitchell.

  • Method To My Madness

    I know these punk btches(NFL)dont like us, but we dont give a fk, copy catters bite us…they swag suck

  • Thec07

    Question: Which Pats TE is a better matchup for Mitchell.
    +++++++

    either one…both will get kicked in the azz on sunday…

  • The Big Banana

    If you are reading this and going to the game, PLEASE do not yell or scream when the Raiders have the ball. Yes, I know it is exciting, but let’s be smart fans. Always get amazed at the folks yelling when we have the ball and Campbell is under center.

  • Thec07

    The Big Banana Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 9:56 am
    If you are reading this and going to the game, PLEASE do not yell or scream when the Raiders have the ball. Yes, I know it is exciting, but let’s be smart fans. Always get amazed at the folks yelling when we have the ball and Campbell is under center.
    +++++

    football etiqutte…

  • Thec07

    Question, which RAIDER will break brady’s face?

    I say Big Hen Dog…