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Raiders seeking ways to slow down Patriots WR Welker

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There is plenty of talk this week about the Raiders and New England Patriots renewing their fierce rivalry, the Tuck Rule Game, quarterback Tom Brady’s first game at the Coliseum in nine years, defensive tackle Richard Seymour facing his old team and the Raiders primed to send shockwaves through the league with another surprising victory.
However, it’s one of the smallest players from both teams that is garnering the most attention. That would be Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, the league’s leading receiver in terms of receptions (31) and yards (458).
“Oh, my, god!” Raiders coach Hue Jackson said. “He is uncoverable. He is uncoverable! He had 16 catches last week. Are you kidding me? Man! Can we can get him not to show up this week? He is one of the catalysts for this team. We got to get this guy slowed down. He is as good as there is. And he’s not a big guy. But he plays big. And I respect that.”
Welker caught 16 passes for 217 yards against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, and he is in the midst of another prolific season as the focal point of the Patriots’ top-ranked passing attack.
Jackson wouldn’t say how the Raiders intend to cover Welker. However, it’s a safe bet that cornerback Stanford Routt will be lined up on Welker a fair amount of the time.
“All I know is, that I play left corner,” Routt said. “And whoever lines up out there, that’s who I got to cover.”
Actually, left corner is where Routt lines up most of the time. He has a history of playing against the slot receiver from his days as the nickel back.
He guarded Patriots receiver Deion Branch in the slot when the Raiders played the Patriots in the regular-season opener in 2005, Routt’s first-ever NFL game.
Routt said whoever covers Welker is going to have his hands full because of the way Welker and quarterback Tom Brady are so in synch.
“The main thing is that he and Brady got such a connection,” Routt said. “It’s tough because he’s Brady’s favorite target. … They’re all on the same page, so it’s tough. You definitely got to get your hands on them and play up close to the line of scrimmage against guys like that. But, no matter what, anytime they’re feeding somebody extensively the way they do him, it’s always going to be a tough task to handle.”

RAIDERS REELING FROM INJURIES
The Raiders welcomed back wide receiver Jacoby Ford from a hamstring injury after a two-week absence and safety Mike Mitchell, who missed most of the past two months with a knee injury.
However, they are far from healthy, as evidenced by Jackson taking quite awhile to read off the injury report at the start of his post-practice news conference.
“Injury report. One for the ages for me:
Ford, hamstring, limited
Murphy, groin, (did not participate)
Mcfadden, groin, full
Reese, ankle, DNP
Campbell, heel, limited
Brown, concussion, DNP
Groves, quad contusion, full
Shaughnessy, shoulder DNP
Boyd, knee, full
Chekwa, hamstring, limited
Guardano , shoulder, full
Huff, concussion, ankle, body, everything, limited
Johnson, hamstring, DNP
Mitchell, knee, limited
Van Dyke, knee, full.”
It’s difficult to gauge which of those players will be available for the Patriots on Sunday. Jackson said he won’t rule out using Mitchell, even though Mitchell will get in only three practices and hasn’t played in a game of any kind this season.
“He is one of the toughest competitors I have ever been around,” Jackson said. “I know he likes to play football. It was great to see that 34 out there running around and making plays. But we’ll be smart. We’ll see where he is. We just have to monitor it as we go along this week.”

TUCK RULE GAME REVISITED
Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour finds himself the center of attention most games as the dominant figure on Oakland’s defensive line.
He is in even higher demand by the media this week for his former ties to the Patriots and his participation in the AFC Playoffs game between the Patriots in Raiders during the 2001 season, when Seymour’s Patriots beat the Raiders in overtime, in part because of a controversial ruling that turned a fumble the Raiders recovered into a Patriots incomplete pass.
“I was on the opposite side of it, so I don’t have a comment on it,” Seymour said. “I don’t have a comment. What’s funny is that me and Wisniewski, coach (Steve) Wisniewski, we were lined up against each other that whole game.”
Wisniewski was the Raiders left guard in what turned out to be his final NFL game. He now is the Raiders assistant offensive line coach.
In general terms, Seymour said he has fond memories of the game that launched the Patriots dynasty.
“Well, it was a fun game,” Seymour said. “It was back and forth. In the snow, a playoff game. Obviously, it’s a big game, and I was just fortunate to be on the right side of it. But it’s a play that will always be in NFL history, and I can say I was a part of that game.”
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady laughed when asked about the play in a conference call with Bay Area media.
“You’ll never get the right answer out of me that you’re looking for,” Brady said. “So, that’s the way it goes.”
Speaking of Brady, he and Seymour are close friends. That brings about the awkward possibility of Seymour crossing paths with Brady in the Patriots backfield Sunday.
Sure enough, Brady and Seymour discussed the possibility during the offseason and reached a gentlemen’s agreement of sorts, according to Brady.
“I was hoping that day would never come when he was here because I know what kind of player he was for us,” Brady said. “I saw him this offseason. He promised me that if he got to close to me, he wouldn’t take me down too hard. I’ll see if he lives up to that.”

BELICHICK ON SEYMOUR
Seymour says he was blindsided by the Patriots trading him to the Raiders just before the 2009 season. It’s no secret that Seymour has had this game in his crosshairs since the schedule came out.
“It’s hard to get a win in this league,” Seymour said. “It’s a competitive, tough, league and we just want to follow up last week with a win. And that’s our ultimate goal. It isn’t me against New England, it’s the Raiders against New England. I just want to have the Black Hole rocking again.”
Belichick said in a conference call that Seymour is the kind of player that you don’t replace.
“Top-level players, you never get the same guy,” Belichick said. “You construct other parts of your team. Even if you find a guy to play that position, they play it a little bit differently, so I don’t think you replace those kind of players. You add players in other areas or players with different skills. Obviously, we did that with the draft choice we got this year, but they’re different players.”
As for what he thinks of Seymour’s play this season?
“He played some pretty good football for us here,” Belichick said. “He’s playing well for the Raiders. I don’t know. He’s a good player.”

PATRIOTS AND RAIDERS TRADES
In recent years, the Patriots and Raiders have become favorite trading partners. The numerous trades involved the Raiders trading or acquiring players such as Seymour, receiver Randy Moss, defensive end Derrick Burgess, offensive tackle Mario Henderson, Doug Gabriel, and a slew of others.
It’s nothing more than the Patriots and the Raiders having a good relationship and trusting each other when it comes to moving players and draft picks, according to Belichick.
“I guess it just worked out for both teams that way,” Belichick said. “No really set formula on that. I’m sure, we worked with other teams, they’ve worked with other teams. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t. There’s open lines of communication and if there is something there where both clubs feel like they can help each other and there’s a deal to made, and if there isn’t you just move on. I don’t think it’s a big deal.”
The Patriots selected offensive tackle Nate Solder with the 2011 first-round pick they received from the Raiders in exchange for Seymour.
Yet, that’s not how Belichick views the trade.
“We didn’t know we were getting him when we traded Richard,” Belichick said. “We knew what the value was; we didn’t know what the player was. In both cases, we did what was best for our football team. That’s really what it came down to. I know they’re related, but in a sense they’re independent, too.”

CAMPBELL’S COMFORT LEVEL WITH O-LINEJackson says he was confident all along in the players that comprise his offensive line.
Never mind that it took him until late in training camp to announce that Jared Veldheer, Stefen Wisniewski, Samson Satele, Cooper Carlisle and Khalif Barnes were the starters. He wants everyone to believe that he knew all along who his five best linemen were.
Maybe so, but he rotated other linemen in and out of the first-team in practices and games before settling upon his starting unit. That made it difficult for Campbell and others to get a strong feel for what to expect.
Campbell said Wednesday that it took him until late in camp to feel comfortable with the current group of linemen.
“I would say probably the third preseason game, when we got a chance to play against the Saints and all the different multiple looks that they were giving us, the different blitzes, and we were able to pick a lot of them up,” Campbell said. “That’s when you see, as a quarterback, that we’ve definitely improved as an offensive line unit.”
Center Samson Satele sets the tone as the person who barks out the signals. The others do their part by relaying their intentions to each other, especially when they see the defense back out of a particular look and into a new one.
“The one thing they do very well is communicate,” Campbell said. “That’s very important because everyone has to be on the same page, from the linemen to the running backs to the tight ends and to the quarterback, as far as having a complete communication and knowing, who’s got their guy.”

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  • EMRaiders

    Good evening nation.

    I read one of you comment that the tuck rule game was only 3 months after 9/11 and that the Patriots went on to win the superbowl. It’s funny because I remember thinking that same thing when it happened. What a coincidence that the “Patriots” whose colors are red white and blue, won the superbowl that year.

    I know, this is a crazy conspiracy theory if there’s one, but you have to admit that the timing was a bit strange.

    Anyway, I am looking to this sunday to see Brady get slammed to the ground more than once.

    GO RAIDERS!

  • I think Hohn riggins is the best short yardage back in the history of the NFL. Talking running backs; how ’bout that alleged hit on Sweetness’ legacy? Drug addict & mac daddy?

    But, back to the snowjob; Gru was probably disuaded from going for it on fourth down because he 1) had just ran for eight yards through Wiz’ spot (opposite Richard Seymour that day, if I recall correctly. also; I’ve ALWAYS thought Garner picked up the first down. The Snowjob was preceeded by a bad spot!) & didn’t have enough confidence in the slippery conditions to get proper traction in a short yardage situation. Or, maybe Middleton would hold, impacting field position. Who knows? They’re all more bitter than the most diehard Raider fan. They LIVED it!

    Charles Woodson would have been the poster boy of the NFL! Brady? Burgeoning QB controversey, maybe next year syndrome for the Patsies. . .still hurts SO bad. The memories. . .

  • EMRaiders, I was pondering the same thing @ the time. . .

  • beach

    The past is history. Yes, we were cheated that ugly night. We’re 2-1 in 2011 and looking forward to another sellout at the Oakland Coliseum. Home field advantage means something again in the East Bay!!!

  • Sullivan44

    Regarding the Patriots, 9/11 theory, I suggested way back then the Raiders should put pictures of George W. Bush on their helmets with the eye patch. Might get us some calls.

  • But my how times have changed. If Wise Old Al does own the NFL territorial rights to Los Angeles, he would have the NFL by the proverbial balls. Along with their nut sack, and the backside of their ass. And in one hand he can squeeze those MFers and with the other he can give them the bird. Then he can tell them to fork over a cool three hundred million. Sweet!

    Has Al Davis had any input on the consortium that wants to build the new stadium in the arm pit of California? No, and he probably doesn’t want to go back to that sespool L.A. town. So how are you going to lure a team to L.A. if Al does indeed own territorial rights? Gotta love it.

    Al never makes a move without a back up plan. When he left L.A. he took more than just his Raiders back to Oakland. The cat is whack. Don’t mess with the man in black.

  • jmeds

    Hue Jackson does not get enough credit as far as i’m concerned. That man is a leader of men and the best coach to coach in Oakland since Gruden left. The time is now. He knows how to utilize his personnel and maximize their potential by putting them into a position to be successful. In today’s NFL, defense works but you need to be able to score points to keep up with the changes to the game (rules). It is geared towards offensive football. The Raiders can now keep up with the best of them. Get it right Nation! We are back and although the Patriots may score 30+ points, WE CAN TOO! Bring on the Pats. The Raiders are ready to make a push in 2011 if they can stay somewhat healthy. Hungry players step up. Hue knows exactly how much to feed them to keep them hungry!Be positive not negative and support them. RRRRRAAAAAIIIDDDDEEERRRRSSSSS!

  • Sullivan44

    tuck job wasn’t about a conspiracy against the Raiders. It was more of mob rule. Last game at Foxoboro. Those fans were on their way out until the loud speaker announced they were reviewing the play. refs had no choice but to give it to the pats at that point. They would have tore that place down. I still remember after they gave it back to the Pats, and the refs were talking and arguing with Gruden, Greg Papa said, “I’ll tell you what, they give it back to the Raiders? I’m out of here.”

  • Sullivan44

    jackson’s the real deal. Now comes the waiting game for when Al starts screwing with him. And, this is a way’ down the road, but Hue’s going to want to get paid at some point.

  • Sullivan44

    BTW, Rex sounded pathetic crying about the hit on Sanchez. Rex championed that style of football. Branded the Jets on it. I remember when they knocked Eli’s helmet 20 feet into the air in the preseason last year, and he boasted about it. Rex went from Buddy Ryan to Chuck Knoll in a matter of one day.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    the frikin tuk rule was one of the greatest thefts in NFL history. one day we will get the truth directly from the dude that designed that cheat, till then we will have to wait for the truth….

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    wes welker is a beast. period. if routt gets him 15 times, then routt breaks the PI record, without a doubt…

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    we can beat the pats. just need to be more physical and take advantage of mistakes. worked wonders in the jets game…really looking forward to belicheat’s face when he realizes that his zone D is helpless vs Oaks run O and play action. we’ll score 27 without a problem… the real question is can chuky B keep them under 30… dont think so…dammmm

  • Alfred E. Neuman with the eyepatch. . .same thing, Sully.

  • Nice observation @ 160, Sully.

    Night all. . .dreams of a blissful Sunday outcome. . .

  • JB
  • rob_raider

    Sullivan44 Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    jackson’s the real deal. Now comes the waiting game for when Al starts screwing with him. And, this is a way’ down the road, but Hue’s going to want to get paid at some point.
    ****************

    oh boy. that’s sullivan announcing that regardless of how well the raiders do, he will still be here talking about “the future f*ck-up” of al davis that he sees in his head. guess we’ll never get rid of him.

  • rob_raider

    solution to welker: have mcclain cover him. he loves to body slam little guys. maybe he could hurt welker w/ a suplex!

  • raiderzmaverick

    raiderkoolaid Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I can understand why the national media is slow to give The Raiders respect after 7 loosing seasons and one 8-8 season, but The Raiders are earning it and they are coming around, but why are they so big on S.D.? All they have done is get a little worse every year since Norve Turner has been there, and yet they talk about them like they are one of the leagues premier teams.
    ================================
    Last year San Diego had a top 5 offense and a top 5 defense. They still managed to lose. But that sort of production is why everyone thinks they’ll keep doing it. We’re just going to keep knocking them around and knock them off that pedistol(spelling?) people put them up on.

  • Sullivan44

    Rob Raider, do you expect any of us to believe that Al’s not eventually going to screw things up with Hue?

  • priesttj

    We need to do to Welker what we used to do to Lynn Swann HIT’EM knock him around and make him look for where the next hit is coming from.

  • My gut feeling is just tellin me the Raiders are gonna do somethin special to the pattyrats. Like somethin along the lines of what they did to denver last year. It is gonna be special.

    My gut feeling tells me the Raiders are gonna beat the livin dog sh1t outta those dick wads. and not just barely. I am talking about a good ol’ fashion ass pounding. The kind that degrades a team and its franchise.

    Can you imagine those used to bes’ goin back to new england with their ass in theri hands, just hander to them by the Oakland Raiders? And all the low life pundits will ask “what is wrong with our poor brady and his bunch”, and no one will give credit to Hue Jack and his team of coaches and players. But they will notice what happened.

    This game is gonna open some eyes. Big time. and brady and his butt coach will open their eyes to try and find what the fck just happened to them.

    Yessiree, its goin to be a good ol’ fashion ass whoop handed down by the Raiders. And the used to be Pats can go look for their asses somewhere else.

  • ghostraiders

    Yea…!!! F’ The red sox!””…. hopefully their rotten luck is carried over to the patsies!!! LOL…chokers! !

  • rob_raider

    nobody here thinks he will but u and maybe a couple others who sympathize w/ u. hue’s doing a great job, has a great relationship w/ al, and has the team on the rise. u know this. if hue does really well, and after a few years, wants to get paid and al decides to let him go, sure i guess i can imagine it. but the most successful coaches in raiders history were madden and flores and they were here for 18 years. shell was pretty successful in the 90’s and was here for 6 years. the only successful coach that left early was gruden. it was a questionable move, made more glaring by the super bowl loss to him, but he faded w/ the bucs.

    no reason to think hue won’t be here for 6 years or so.

    ur attempt at creating this conversation has failed miserably. u got a few bites from some people that thought it might be something they missed but everyone else has called u out on it. nice try. it has no traction.

    try to start another one. something w/ an element of what could be conceived as truth to it, like dhb seems to be getting phased out, could this be trouble brewing? see that might be a fun one for u.

  • rob_raider

    sullivan–the red sox just had a horrible collapse. maybe u could find a red sox blog and go on there and talk about how horrible the team is, etc. just like u do here. u could have fun for the entire offseason.

  • ghostraiders

    Rob… why even answer that foolish talkmm man… he’s a nut…. never talks about raider football… only wants to talk about the devil al Davis. .. its pathetic man… but for some reason people go down to his level and actually try to make sense of his gibberish. …

  • raiderzmaverick

    You know what’s amazing. I remember when Welker was traded to New England from Miami they were bashing NE for it saying “that’s not the type of player you build championships with”. Years later he’s constantly at the top of the league on # of receptions year after year. I wish we had a slot receiver like him and really helped keep that offense moving.

    Now, on the Raiders, the player who has to improve from last week to this week for us to win is Campbell. He needs to get it done on 3rd down. Make those throws when they count and keep us going when we reach that point. McFadden will do his thing, but we will run into 3rd downs and will need to convert at least 40% of them this week.

    The Jets put up 350 yards passing on us. The Pats are a way better passing team.

    On the above post that mentioned that we’ll have 6 DBs out there, we don’t even have 6 healthy DBs that are even middle-of-the-pack to put out there.

    We’ll have Routt and Chemdi. DVD. And only 1 quality Safety who’s not really beat up.

  • rob_raider

    bustanut

    i kinda have that feeling too. the patriots defense is dead last in the nfl. anyone but the pats and this would have obvious potential for a shellacking. but we’re so used to thinking the pats are great. they have the same record as us. they are coming into a suddenly amped coliseum. and we have an offense that can score. i think a big key is ford’s return. we know dmc and bus, and possibly jones will get off. this will open up those seams for the speedsters to burn. and campbell has been showing very good accuracy and increasing confidence. i’m starting to think he could have a very big game as well. this just could be one our greatest games. a statement game that announces to the nation that the raiders are back. i’m not saying it will happen. i’m saying it’s starting to feel like that. i am optimistic.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Sullivan44 Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    Rob Raider, do you expect any of us to believe that Al’s not eventually going to screw things up with Hue?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++===
    Dude you have been spewn this crap for 13 hrs today.

    Go eat a D!ck or something.

  • rob_raider

    Ghostraiders Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    Rob… why even answer that foolish talkmm man… he’s a nut…. never talks about raider football… only wants to talk about the devil al Davis. .. its pathetic man… but for some reason people go down to his level and actually try to make sense of his gibberish. …
    ******************
    very true. i have had some fun ripping him for a little while, just to have some laughs. but i should probably just ignore him altogether. poor, misguided soul.

  • Seymour Bush

    Goldie7 Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Let’s Go Raiders! I’ll never, ever, ever, never forget the “Tuck Rule”. Never in a million years.
    ============================================

    First off, it’s not the “Tuck Rule”. It’s called the “Snow Job.” For a multitude of reasons. Remember that.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Romac has two on the field suplexes in games. Now lets see the Back Breaker and Pile Driver Sunday.

  • rob_raider Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 10:47 pm
    bustanut

    i kinda have that feeling too. the patriots defense is dead last in the nfl. anyone but the pats and this would have obvious potential for a shellacking. but we’re so used to thinking the pats are great. they have the same record as us. they are coming into a suddenly amped coliseum. and we have an offense that can score. i think a big key is ford’s return. we know dmc and bus, and possibly jones will get off. this will open up those seams for the speedsters to burn. and campbell has been showing very good accuracy and increasing confidence. i’m starting to think he could have a very big game as well. this just could be one our greatest games. a statement game that announces to the nation that the raiders are back. i’m not saying it will happen. i’m saying it’s starting to feel like that. i am optimistic.

    Yeah……… I just gotta feelin brady is in the dumps at the moment, gotta a feeling they truly don’t want to come here, Raiders gonna be juiced, Seymour is cranked up, and the Black Hole is gonna be fcking LOUD. Its just a gut feeling, the Raiders ready to take it up a notch. Its been a long time comin.

    Its gonna be a blow out by the Raiders. A convincing win. It will be one for the ages. Thats just how I feel.

  • BadMoodGuy

    Swan was soft, Welker isn’t. So far there are 3 teams that didn’t know how to stop him. Although, I with you in thinking that a few MM34 hits could help slow him down. Throw in a MLB body slam just in case and they’re golden.

    BAN THE TROLL!!! or at least make them line up in the Oklahoma drill against Big Sey after telling him they think he’s lying about his dad.

  • Try Some Reality

    Whats A Drexl? Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Satele’s decleater still gives me a chub.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/oakland-raiders/09000d5d822a02ba/Week-3-Anatomy-Denarius-Moore-s-game-breaking-TD-run?continuous=true

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    I can’t get enough of that play. Still, even now, Satele’s clock-cleaning hit gets me amped up. And what a beautifully executed play. A work of art.

  • ghostraiders

    Rob… I like talking about him needing his medication… but I try never to engage him in serious raider conversation. . Because he only wants to talk about how evil al Davis is… that’s it. Nothing else… I really do think the Guy needs psychological help… he’s totally obsessed with the old man… he must have a secret fantasy of giving al Davis a sponge bath before strangling him…lol

  • rob_raider

    according to kc joyner on espn.com:

    But after doing detailed game tape and metric analysis, it is clear this team is not the same old Raiders. In fact, it looks like a bona fide playoff contender.

  • ghostraiders

    I saw that…. they put the raiders …
    Top 10 in power rankings in NFL…. when was the last time we were that high??

  • Seymour Bush

    ghostraiders Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Rob… why even answer that foolish talkmm man… he’s a nut…. never talks about raider football… only wants to talk about the devil al Davis. .. its pathetic man… but for some reason people go down to his level and actually try to make sense of his gibberish. …
    ================================================

    Actually he is bad for the team. Very bad. So is the other moron, Koolkell. And let me explain why. When you take the culpability of who is actually responsible for losses, i.e. the players, and continually put it onto Davis, it removes the culpability of the players who are actually responsible. Not Al Davis who is 3000 miles from the field. In other words, if someone walks into a school and shoots 20 kids, and then turns around and says “It wasn’t me, it was the guns fault,” it’s the same principle. Put the culpability on the culprit. If McClain cannot tackle Tomlinson, blame McClain. If McClain cannot tackle anyone, then at the end of the year, you can blame Davis.

  • rob_raider

    i have one little issue w/ satele’s hit. there were two guys standing there, waiting to be blocked. he chose the smallest and furthest away. luckily moore just flew by the bigger and closer guy. i will be the first to say i’m not really a big satele fan. it just kinda seemed like he went for the easy kill. the only reason i could see it is if he thought the play was going outside, which is a distinct possibility. it goes fast and maybe he thought he was taking out the outside man for denarious. just an observation that kinds bugged me b/c like everyone, i got juiced when i saw it, but when i noticed it was satele, i was a little surprised. maybe i’m on the verge going “sullivan” on satele. uh-oh. get ready for countless daily rips of satele.

  • Try Some Reality

    Rob_raider Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 11:13 pm
    i have one little issue w/ satele’s hit. there were two guys standing there, waiting to be blocked. he chose the smallest and furthest away. luckily moore just flew by the bigger and closer guy. i will be the first to say i’m not really a big satele fan. it just kinda seemed like he went for the easy kill. the only reason i could see it is if he thought the play was going outside, which is a distinct possibility. it goes fast and maybe he thought he was taking out the outside man for denarious. just an observation that kinds bugged me b/c like everyone, i got juiced when i saw it, but when i noticed it was satele, i was a little surprised. maybe i’m on the verge going “sullivan” on satele. uh-oh. get ready for countless daily rips of satele.

    ====================================

    Nah, I don’t see it that way. The bigger guy isn’t nimble enough to get Moore. Besides, I think he got the guy that was closest to him, and therefore closer to catching Moore since Satele was down the field a bit.

  • al d. davis

    welp…..lil Tom married a brazilian tramp, calls herself a model, walks down a ramp,

    Gisele has tommie by the balls, she scolds him for misbehavior, he squalls and squalls…..

    2009 was the end for lil Tom, has pass completions, but somehow he bombs…

    once he’s roughed up, and gets his butt kicked too, Gisele steps in, she’s no one’s fool….

    has her foot on this throat,spike heel up his butt, he gives her lip she’ll crack his nut…

    if the team wants the game they’ll break tommie’s nose, jam his face in the mud and crack his toes,

    when his whore gets to screaching we’ll know we’ve won, won’t be hard, just get her done…

    lil tommie gave his first born, its mommy’s last name,
    he’s a coward and low-life, under that golden mane,

    I say whoop him, and whoop him good, the Pats will fall just like they should…..

    Just Lose Baby !!!! I out…….

  • anhdazman

    I highly doubt the Patriots will try to win the game by running the ball on us. Why take the ball out of their best player’s hand? Running is not their strenght, Brady is. They’ll only run to keep us honest. The Patriots knows that our weakness is at DB. Do the Raiders have the talent to match with Welker and Gronkowski? Injuries, youth, and inexperience in our CBs will be thoroughly tested. That’s where they’re going to attack.
    On defense, the Patriots knows all about McFadden. Expect to see a lot of 8 man fronts. I think the Patriots rather make Campbell win the game, then to have McFadden do a repeat of the Jet’s Game. One positive, is that Campbell has shown the ability in the Bills game to be a 300 Yard pass and able to make the right decisions. But keep in mind, we did lose that game. Patriots want a shoot out. It will be up to our defense to stop Brady and his wild bandits.

  • anhdazman

    Denarius Moore is such a special player at such a young age. Rarely do WRs come into the league and be this productive this fast. WRs usually needs time to get adjusted to the speed of the NFL, DBs of the NFL and even get the timing down with their QB. More often then not, WRs need 3 years to round into shape. Last week, even with limited catches vs. the Jets (Revis, one of the best if not the best), Moore was still able to make an impact on the game with his abilities. Hands down he should be our starting WR.
    The other starting WR should be Jacoby Ford when he returns. Lightning in a bottle. Ford had Raider Nation salivating on his enormous potential going into 2011. We’re just happened to get blind sided by #17. If Jacoby comes back with the same desire like how he finished up with last year, our starting WR combo could be deadly. Jacoby’s speed is deadly. Moore is so fluid he reminds me of how Jerry Rice glides when he runs. I think Moore already has the best hands from our WR corps. Hagens is not far behind in that department. Without the same pressure on them like in the past, I think both DHB and Schilens can contribute and be more effective. Louis Murphy hasn’t even been mentioned and he’s still a very talented WR. Nick Miller is half way out the door.

  • REALLIONAIREB

    I think we have da personel to what the Browns done to the Saints & Pats last season.We shld watch da flim from those 2 games and apply some of those looks,cuz it seem to confuse the hell out of Brees & Brady that season.

    Sometime rush 3 and drop 8…rush 2 drop 9 with Wimbley dropping into the middle from his De position and have Groves or Moss or Sho-nasty drop underneath Wes Wel and bracket him wit a Db

    Not saying use it the hold game,but use it on a few 3rd down and mediums cld giv Brady sometime to think about and confuse his pre-snap reads,because once he can dictate what the Dee is doing is when he spreads it all around

    But Let’s Get It Done Raiders

    Raiderszzzzzz…OneNation…UndaGod

  • MikieG

    # PlunkforHOF Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Did you order the CODE BLACK?! DID YOU ORDER THE CODE BLACK?!?!?!?
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    Your Goddam Right I did!

  • MikieG

    # DonManoukiansNeighbor Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Romac has two on the field suplexes in games. Now lets see the Back Breaker and Pile Driver Sunday.
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    Wouldn’t mind seeing a Camel Clutch or even the Figure Four while were at it..

  • MikieG

    # rob_raider Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    i have one little issue w/ satele’s hit. there were two guys standing there, waiting to be blocked. he chose the smallest and furthest away. luckily moore just flew by the bigger and closer guy. i will be the first to say i’m not really a big satele fan. it just kinda seemed like he went for the easy kill. the only reason i could see it is if he thought the play was going outside, which is a distinct possibility. it goes fast and maybe he thought he was taking out the outside man for denarious. just an observation that kinds bugged me b/c like everyone, i got juiced when i saw it, but when i noticed it was satele, i was a little surprised. maybe i’m on the verge going “sullivan” on satele. uh-oh. get ready for countless daily rips of satele.
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    It was that punk from the Ravens Leonard..dude thinks he is John Lynch…well, he done got the John Lynch Treatment..
    Trust me, Satele didn’t ‘pick the smaller guy’ Leonard was in Satele’s wheelhouse and got crushed out of the ballpark..When you have pads on and you see a guy who doesn’t see you, and your about to make a block on him..He could be the size of Tommy Kelly and you wouldn’t get hurt..in fact, it feels like hitting the sweet spot on a baseball.
    Ahhh memories.

  • RaydaSwagger

    Obviously!