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Jackson press briefing

Highlights from Hue Jackson’s weekly Monday press briefing with Bay Area media:

What he saw on film

Jackson: I seen a defensive football team that’s going to continue to get better. We’ve got to tackle better, pay attention to detail a little bit better. As I said yesterday, we didn’t get it done and we’ve still got some work to do and we’ll keep working at it.

Fixing tackling issues

Jackson: You work on it that one day when you get to wear pads. And you just make it an emphasis. It’s like anything else. If you want to get something fixed, you gotta work at it. And we plan n foxing that. We’re not gig to do too much different. We’re just going to make a huge emphasis on making sure we get around the ball.

Injuries coming out of the game

Jackson: Gordon broke his hand, OK? And Michael Bush had an ankle and we’ll continue, I mean, obviously he came back in and played, Gordon did, so we’ll just continue to monitor it as we go through this week — him, Bush, and the rest of the crew and kind of go from there.

Gordon’s availability . . he’s not necessarily out

Jackson: No. I don;t think so. I mean, he came back and played so we’ll just kinda, he had that big cast on his hand. His hand was wrapped up pretty good and he came back in there and kept playing, so we’ll go from there.

Availability of Marcel Reece

Jackson: I think there’s a chance. I mean, obviously, we’re not out on the field today, but he’s walking around pretty good and looks good, so once we get these guys back out there on Wednesday, I’ll have a better, a more clear picture of who’s going to be there.

The thought of using Stanford Routt to defend Wes Welker

Jackson: I mean, if we needed to, we could have. That wasn’t the issue. I mean, sometimes when you’re fixing one problem, another problem leaks. You spring another leak someplace else. So I don;t think that was necessarily there. Like I said, I think Wes is a really good player, I think Tom is a really good player. They did a good job. They executed better than we did.

Something to be gained for Houston game facing New England’s balanced attack

Jackson: I think every opportunity we get to go play there’s experience to be gained. We’re a 2-2 football team, we’re .500, we’re going back on the road to Houston. As you said, they’re a very balanced football team. They run it, they throw it. We’ve just seen that this past week. I don’t think Houston’s going to make any bones about what they do. They’re going to run the ball. They’re very good at it, and the quarterback’s a very good player, and they’re very good at receiver. So, again, another tall task, and bottom line, we just got to go execute and play Raider football in order to get this job done.

Message to the team

Jackson: That we’re a .500 football team and that we can get better and we will get better. And as I told them, it starts with me and it kind of trickles down. But I have an expectation for this football team, for this organization. I’m not going to back off of that. We’re going to get this thing right. I think they felt my message, just as they did the last time that we came up short. And we’re going to go out there, and we’re going to go to work on Wednesday, and we’re going to fix this thing. I guarantee you that. It’s not where I want it to be and not where I have any doubt in my mind that we can’t fix it. We’re going to fix it, and we have just the men to do it. What we got to do is go out and do it, and do it consistently, play in and play out. There’s flashes of brilliance of this football team, whether it be offense or defense or special teams. And then all of sudden, sometimes things don’t go the way we want them to. What we got to do is become a very consistent football team, and I think we can, and I think we will.

Where you thought Raiders would be at this point

Jackson: expected to be 4-0. I really did. I’m not going to back off of that, and we’re not. We’re 2-2, so I’m disappointed but not discouraged because I know what’s in the locker room. I’ve said this before. I have to keep coaching and keep pushing and keep grinding on these players. And these players have to keep responding, and they’ve responded every time I’ve asked them to. Maybe not as fast as I want them to, maybe not as fast as everybody wants them to, but I know the message is there, and it’s clear. And I think they know what needs to happen, and I trust them that they will get it done. We have a great group of leaders in that room. I call on them, and I call on the rest of our football team and our coaching staff. We’re not backing down from what the expectation is here by no stretch of the imagination. It’s not going to change. We’re going to win the AFC West. We’re going to do everything we can to get in the playoffs and go challenge for a Super Bowl. I am not backing down from that.

Lack of complaining about officials, finger-pointing after game

Jackson: We keep talking about a process. Everything is a process. And we’re going to do things here the right way and we’re not gonna… we lost. We lost to a team that was better than us yesterday. They won. Hopefully we’ll see them down the road somewhere. But I still believe we have to things the right way be it off the field or on the field to get to where we want to go. And we got a lot of work to do and I think we know that, I don’t think we run from that, we run to it. Our players are disappointed too. They wanted to be better in the first quarter of the season. Second quarter, as we call it, the second quarter of the season because the preseason was the first quarter and we’re in the second quarter of the season. We wanted to be better than 2-2, better than .500 but that’s what we are so we gotta take it. So now we head to the third quarter of the season and we got some work to do and to get done.

How to fix every-other-game pass rush

Jackson: You just go back to work. Obviously the New England team did a good job, again. They blocked up well and got the ball out but there’s some things that we can do better too. Again, that’s that attention to detail thing that I’m talking about, from everybody. Sometimes it only takes one person for things not to look right, be it offensively, defensively, or special teams. Not ten, sometimes it’s just one. One guy that maybe missed something just a little bit that can make it look like everybody doesn’t understand what’s going on. So we just got to make sure that we tighten up those loose ends. Just make it a little bit tighter around here and we will.

Affect on Campbell after interception in end zone

Campbell: I think he shook it off. That’s not the first interception Jason’s thrown. Very bad timing. I wish we had that one back but I don’t think so. Jason’s a pro. He’s been at this for a while. it didn’t come up aces for him the other day. He’s going to live to fight another day and he’ll learn from that experience too. And we’ll keep growing as far as that’s concerned in the scoring zone. When we went into the game we were one of the best teams in football in the scoring zone, scoring touchdowns. And if we what we’re supposed to do then maybe that’s a different game but we didn’t. So like I said kudos to New England, they got it done and we didn’t.

Impact of Boss downfield

Jackson: Again, early in the week as you guys stated, he’s another weapon for us. He did some good things and hopefully it’ll ease a little pressure here and there off the other guys. We’ve just got to continue putting this offense together, keep putting these young men in positions to make plays when they can. And his number was called yesterday and he made them. Jacoby’s was called one time and he made them. DArrius Heyward-Bey made some plays, Darren McFadden. We need to continue to grow this group of very talented skilled young men so that we become a consistent unit at all times.

DHB development

Jackson: Yeah, I see this same things. I don’t know if it’s confidence, I think those guys have always had that. I just think now the number’s being called and there’s a tremendous amount of trust among that whole group. We’re heading into Week 5 now. There’s been a preseason, there’s been a training camp so I think now everybody’s getting comfortable. You kind of know your role and now everybody is doing their job to the best of their ability and he’s doing a good job. Darrius Heyward-Bey made some plays yesterday. There some plays he wish he had back but he made some plays also and so did Jason.

Development of Rolando McClain and need to have him be a playmaker

Jackson: I think, Rolando has a responsibility. He’s making calls and doing all the things middle linebackers do. He’s really an extension of a defensive coordinator. He has to make sure that we get everybody on the same page, on top of that, be the type of player that we all know he can be. Again, it goes back to that consistency, that’s what I’m talking about everywhere, whether it be a quarterback, middle linebacker, the line, the D-line, everybody. We’ve just got to become a very consistent football team. But I think he’s doing fine. We all wish that he made more plays. We all do. Every player wishses they made more plays. You want to go home feeling like the player of the game when you play. But we need to turn it up. My message, you guys really want to know my message to them today was we need to take it to another level. Everybody. Coaches, players, everybody, we’re going to take this thing to another level, because we need to, and we will.

Finding ways to solve penalty problem

Jackson: Oh, yes, I am. There’s no question. I don’t, I mean, it is what it is. What I mean by that, those penalties that were called were called. And like I told you guys, I’m not going to sit up here and tell you guys this one was a bad one, this one was a good one. Doesn’t matter. They called them. I think we’re addressing it. We have officials at practice. We pay attention to it. Sometimes, people are human. Sometimes there are calls where you say, well, which one was that one, where did that come from? And sometimes there are calls that are dead-on. But I’m not every going to let myself or our team get into, well, this one should be this, this one should be that. We’re going to continue to work at it. The offense had two penalties, and one, we can fix like that, an illegal substitution penalty. And the other one was just a young man, Jared Veldheer, making a block that he gets his head, I mean inches in front, that’s not called. So that was a penalty of, to me, that’s going to happen. The other ones on defense, the offsides, lining up offsides, we can fix that. That’s disappointing. We can fix that. That’s easy, solvable. The one with Richard, I mean, they called it. The one they didn’t call on Jacoby, they picked up the flag, so I don’t know how to undo that then just get really, really good. Become a really good football team and have that not be an issue.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Master Beeecham

    McClain thinks he’s Jamarcus all of a sudden and is getting fat off his paycheck.

    Anyone think Ray Lewis compliments his own tackling then throws his team mates under the bus after a loss?

    He needs a proper beat down, like the time this spoiled French bikini model ordered room service oysters without my approval after a below average make out session.

    I stuffed a McRib in her purse and made her hand wash my used Magnums. I donate them to the homeless every Christmans, word up

  • Bingo

    D unit sucks. Smell bad.

    Jackson needs to build’em that bully.

    It starts with a good pimp hand.

    Just do it!

  • Thec07

    mcclain is the second coming of jruss…

  • mcfadden20.

    Lol talks too much , so what you expect him to ignore every question?

  • alex7

    where’s priest at?? :) lol, that cat disappears when his logic is blown apart.

    Remember he kept talking about how “preseason don’t matter! The D will be fine!” Getting run on by teams, passed on, it didn’t matter!!

    Cuz Chucky B. had some flavored ice cream behind all that vanilla, according to Priest.

    At least next year we’ll know better and pay attention to preseason.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Not a conspiracy guy but i wonder if Al had something to do with dhb getting more attention than D. Moore… Hmmm. Dhb still sucks.

  • qodrn

    From the San Diego Herald Tribune:

    Before Sunday’s game had even started my most smart-alecky friend texted that in recognition of the local television blackout of the Chargers-Dolphins game that our “Scene & Heard” space for this week should just be “Heard.”

    Clever.

    He didn’t know how apropos the suggestion would be (although DirecTV “NFL Sunday Ticket” subscribers were mistakenly allowed to view at least a quarter of the game), because the Qualcomm Stadium public address announcer had a tougher day than the Dolphins quarterbacks.

    Where to begin, because there were so many comical blunders?

    We’d have to start with “Reggie Jackson.” Mr. October turned back the calendar and showed up just in time to run a play for the Dolphins in the second quarter. Of course, the actual tailback was Helix High alum Reggie Bush. But “Reggie Jackson” got credit for the run.

    Everybody makes mistakes. But not over a loud speaker. With 60,000 people listening.

    This was slightly more amusing than another second-quarter gaffe. After a big gain by the Dolphins, we heard, “Flag down at the line of scrimmage.”

    Uh, there was a piece of laundry on the field, but it was a pink towel. The NFL was supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with plenty of pink, but not with the officials’ hankies, which were still yellow.

    Two other mistakes before the game:

    The Dolphins were introduced as being from the AFC South, not AFC East. And before the Charger Girls were introduced, we were told, “The Chargers have the No. 1 offense in the NFL, the No. 1 defense in the NFL, and the hottest dance team!”

    Must have been a script meant for the season opener.

    Failure to communicate: Referee Jeff Triplette was like a football widow trying to get some attention. After a play in the first half, he turned on his microphone and asked in his Southern drawl that the play clock be reset to 36 seconds (from 33). No change. He asked again. No change. Again. No change.

    Six times Triplette asked. Six times he was ignored. He finally just let the Dolphins run the play.

    Later, Triplette asked for the clock to be reset. When his request was quickly granted he responded with a loud, “Thank you!”

    Flipper lives: The Chargers play a goofy bray of a donkey at home when they do something successful against the Broncos. Sunday, it was the high-pitched eek-eek-eek! of a dolphin.

    Dolphin linguists from SeaWorld translated: “0-4! Tony Sparano will swim with the fishes!”

    Hope for fantasy geeks: It was noted in this space last week that the Chargers seemed to be ignoring the NFL’s directive to show fantasy football statistics during games. It turns out it was the NFL that needed to be spanked.

    When the league devised the stats system for video boards it forgot that the three antiquated California stadiums in San Diego, Oakland and San Francisco do not have high-definition formatting on their scoreboards. That meant that when they tried to show the stats they didn’t fit on the screen.

    Sean O’Connor, the Chargers’ director of game operations, said the team got an adapter that allowed it to show some stats during Sunday’s game, but they were so small they were hard to read. O’Connor said that would be fixed when the team plays its next home game Nov. 6 against Green Bay.

    Blue Angels bonus: There wasn’t a pregame flyover, but thanks to the Air Show at Miramar, fans were treated to a late-afternoon flyby by the Blue Angels in a tight, four-plane Echelon formation.

    Never gets old seeing those guys.

    Air Jordan: NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan was in attendance in the Gatorade skybox. He must have been disappointed not to see Antonio Gates grab a few rebounds.
    Written by
    Tod Leonard

  • Bingo

    Yesterday was a meltdown. Pathetic. How much money do you need to make you play hungry? What? Pay these bums what they are worth at the end of the season. They are fat and have no drive.
    Just do it!

  • big pep

    coach Hue is quickly getting on my nerves. always talking bout this and that and aint schyt getting any better. IF THESE FUCN IDIOTS THINK THAT BEATING THE JETS WAS A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT, GUESS AGAIN. did anybody see how bad they look last night?

  • Sullivan44

    D unit is average.

    O unit is well below average. Belichieck stacked the box yesterday to put the game into Campbell’s hands. Sure, Campbell found some receivers in space and racked up some numbers, but he also did exactly what Belichick expected him to do, make poor, costly decisions. He did it twice. The plan worked. Belichick just wrote a blueprint on how to stop the Raiders. Stack the box, take McFadden out of the game. Campbell will put up some numbers and move the chains, but he’ll make that dumb throw, eventually.

  • Thec07

    until otherwise proven rolando bosworth is trash

  • inonewordraider Says:
    October 3rd, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
    #Raiders MLB McClain on missed tackles vs. Pats: “I tackled pretty well. I haven’t watched the film to see how everybody else tackled.”
    47 minutes ago
    ————————
    That is some straight up JRuss speak there. How long until RoMac gets on the drank to drown out the voices.

  • Bingo

    DHB is a mandated player. Al says so……period

  • alex7

    Mcfadden, he could pull some sweet Bill Belichick stuff.

    reporter: “Hue, why is DHB starting ahead of Moore??”

    Hue: “Just the way it is.”

    reporter” “Just the way WHAT is?”

    Hue: “It. Next question.”

  • da trinity

    Post # 8
    I remember that horrible call

  • raiderkoolaid

    The Patriots are not a more skilled or capable team than The Raiders. They just didn’t shoot themselves in the foot with as many mistakes. Clean up the mistakes and they are two evenly match football teams.

  • big pep

    54.mcfadden20. Says:
    October 3rd, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    Lol talks too much , so what you expect him to ignore every question?

    i guess if you dont see my point, i cant help you.

  • Bingo

    Raiders lost because D Moore was under used. ….Period

  • da trinity

    The refs make up rules during raider games, due ING that SD game the ref said if the ball bounces backward but since it rolled forward its considered a forward pass

  • AIS formerly AIG

    We were 8-8 last year and we are 2-2 this year. Nothing new to me. We are who we are. Not the worst in the league and not the best either.

  • Orthodoxdj

    Reporter from the Sacramento Bee: “Hue, Moore and McFadden are your best players on offense. Why didn’t you use them well?”

    Hue: “I’ve been around this league a long time now, okay? Those two guys are phenomenal. Would they like to do things over? Sure. Who wouldn’t?”

    Reporter: “Sorry if I was unclear. You did nothing with your best players, but DHB was targeted multiple times, even though he drops routine catches and occasionally catches the ball which causes some idiot fans who believe Al Davis is incarnate deity to conclude that DHB is Jerry Rice in beast mode. Can you explain why you completely underutilized your players and then went for a fg when you needed much, much more?”

    Hue: “We’re building a bully. We want to operate instinctively, mechanically. A mechanical bully.”

  • inonewordraider Says:
    October 3rd, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
    #Raiders MLB McClain on missed tackles vs. Pats: “I tackled pretty well. I haven’t watched the film to see how everybody else tackled.”
    47 minutes ago
    ——————–
    5 solo, 2 asst’s. This guy is funny.

  • Orthodoxdj

    CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
    #Raiders MLB McClain on missed tackles vs. Pats: “I tackled pretty well when I was tackling well. Well, I was tackling. I don’t know what my teammates were doing while I moved out of the way for them to make a tackle, but I blocked for them a lot, so coach knows I can block, run, tackle, you name it. It’s about being a team player. Drew Brees is a premiere QB who spreads the ball around. I’m the QB of the defense, so I want to spread out the tackles, give everyone a chance to make a play.”

    54 minutes ago

  • Watching my favorite QB, Josh Freeman. He’s the anti-Sancheezie. . .

    Nah, seriously. He’s the real deal.. A beast.

    And probably already one of the 10 best leaders in the league.

  • chuck

    For somebody to call our defense average youdo not know anything about football,they are 28th in the league and gave buffalo the game but you forget about that sullivan so you can blame campbell for one bad game.

  • morilla

    The Defense has the ability to play above average. They have shown glimpses of that this season. There is no fire out there. You guys see the Ravens last night? Or just think of any top defense in the leauge. When you watch them it is night and day. Those players look and act like they want to rip peoples heads off. Always towards the ball and always high energy. The Raiders just seem like “ehhhh, time to get in this damn three point stance”. Or “uhhhh, I guess I better go jog after that ball carrier since I’m on camera”.

  • chuck

    the coordinator is the problem last year we gave up big plays sometimes but we were more aggresive and discipline.we were 11th in the league last year.

  • We had the throw, we had the flag, we had defeat! Any Questions? Raider Football! Stay tuned. The NFL loves us! Beat them into submission, their hearts and minds will follow! The NFL is committed to take the RAIDERS out of competing in this sanctioned league. Al Davis has embarassed and sued them into extinction, won every time! We don’t play their game, we play Raider Football, they make up new rules, kinda makes me feel real proud, how they adjust the whole league to our standards! Raiders, stand Up and be Proud, we still live by Al Davis Rules, Disiplines, and Commitments to this Team, Hell or High Water, RAIDER ON, Commitment to Exellence, Any Questions?

  • Otis60

    #77 we had Nnamdi last year and more consistent D-line pressure. If our D just plays below average or better yet, average, we will be fine.

  • raiderinparadise

    our defense is awful. awwwwwwfulllllllll. overpaid, bad tacklers, undisciplined. any team with a good QB we can’t beat (fitzpatrick and brady) we wont be schaub but we can beat mccoy and cassell and mcnabb maybe rivers cuz he not playing great this year. but damn. our defense is poor.

  • personal foul

    We don’t suck. Well, not REALLY bad. We’ll have a lot of company in the list of teams that fell to the Pats.

    BUT…….this game was winnable, but for the mental lapses and some key misfires. We are who we thought we were. Got a long ways to go, but I’m not embarrased for the guys like in years past. We WILL improve, in increments. “Obviously”, it’s a process.

    On the bright side, Rolondo McBosworth (love that one) thought he did OK. Wellll…..think positive Big Guy. You’ll get it someday.

    OK, next team up. We got a long ways to go and we WILL improve. Hue said so.

  • al d. davis

    my name is Stanky AL I a real idiot, skanky dementia, just a plain nit-wit;

    I played dhb, he my lil baby boy, hope I can mount him with my strap on toy;

    to all the fans and the nation too, bring me your money and I’ll show ya your fools;

    Moore’s the best there is, Hagan’s no slouch, my middle finger’s up, I can’t leave the couch…

    a coach named Hue thinks he’s a bully, with a shiny bald head, I just call him tom dooley….

    if he ever disobeys I’ll get in my groove, fracture that pate with my favorite pool cue,

    Richard Seymore is as dumb as can be, Rolando McClain, no talent has he…..

    Jason Campbell is a first class slug, Belichek hit us all in the mug….

    I can do what I want because I am the man, I’ll crap in your face, and steal all that I can,

    My name is stanky AL, I got your number, don’t come back here or I’ll send you into slumber….

    Just Lose Baby !!! I out……

  • JohnnyRaider

    Tired of hearing Jackson saying just needs to fix things with what he currently has. Defense is so lousy that it needs a change up in players. Giordano, Porter and Boyd should all be released. Bring in Lito Sheppard, Sharper and Sterling Moore to replace the 3 lousy bums above who can not cover and can not tackle. Most of the time looks like Giordano, Porter and Boyd are all sitting up in the stands instead of trying to play defense. Take Tommy Kelly off the line and try some one else in his place. Try one of the other linebackers in the middle and sit out Rolando and see if there is a difference.

  • anhdazman

    Raider Nation, in order to have a chance vs Houston, we must stop the run, we must stop Arian Foster. Without A. Johnson, their passing game is not on the same level. We must commit more men closer to the line to stop Foster before he gets started. It starts with our defensive line, but our MLB needs to play bigger. Needs to make a statement. Too often I’ve seen McClain get caught up in traffic. He’s blocked out or shielded out of the play. Worst part about it, I’ve seen WRs able to fence him off. He should be blowing these blockers out of the water!! Goodness he’s a man child at 6’3 and 255 lbs. He can’t be caught up in all that garbage. Keep an eye on him and let me know what you guys think. Mike Mitchell is back and I’m hoping he has a statement game vs. Houston. I’ve heard a lot about his hitting in college, I’m ready to see it on display at this level. Branch and Huff just doesn’t with the necessary physical intimidation factor. Our defenders need to make ball carriers pay more for it when they’re running with the ball. Make them think twice when they’re going up for a pass. Jack Tatum, Ronnie Lott, Eric Turner type of Physical Presence.

  • Post # 32; ya know you’re responding to a JOKE, don’t you?

    It’s sooo consuming to deal with the so-called conspiracy of bad calls against the Raiders. I just got a knee-jerk, “hey, tongue in cheek-wise,” that’s the problem. We Raider fans are responding jus the way the NFL wants us to; concentrating on the litnay of bad calls & not concentrating on field issues. . .

    Can’t believe I had to clarify. I’m not going all Cumbayah on y’all. Just thought The Nation was in need of some comic relief (depends on the definition of comedy, I think. . .)
    WHATEVER!

  • Post # 71, that’s priceless.

    But it’s been my experience that being instinctive & mechanical are polar opposites.

    But we all know that.

    Obviously. . .

  • Post # 51; French Bikini Models ALWAYS underperform in makeout sessions.

    They respond better when things “heat up a bit.”

    The oysters went to good use. . .

    Something about intimacy & kissing. . .

  • RaiderReggie

    New England was a better team Sunday. However, I think the Raiders will win the AFC West. The Chargers escaped with home wins over lowly Kansas City and Miami. The west is there for the taking. The Raiders will get better as the season goes on. Every team we have played so far has a winning record except Denver. So, relax Raider nation.

  • wishbone

    How bout mentioning that Big Dick Seymour with all the hype & talk he goes out has no tackles, no sacks and 35 yards worth of penalties??? He didn’t have 35 yards in penalties in any single YEAR with New England. He would have been just as useful wearing a Pats uni. We didn’t lose that game we gave it away.

  • Stabler76

    Raiders lost because D Moore was under used. ….Period

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

    I watched the first play of the game again last night, thought I saw it live, but the TV announcers were in a rush so they blew past it.

    Moore came racing back on an underthrown ball and made the catch between 2 defenders. That you have very easily been a pick 6 to start the game.

    Moore really plays like a football player

  • Stabler76

    anhdazman Says:
    October 4th, 2011 at 3:56 am
    Our defenders need to make ball carriers pay more for it when they’re running with the ball. …….. Physical Presence.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Right now the most physical player on the team is the feature running back, McFadden, when he is about to be tackled he makes sure he dishes out a hard hit first.

    Reminds me a little of Marcus Allen, but he had defenders on his teams that knew how to hit like Lott and Howie Long

  • RaiderReggie

    McFadden must have more than 14 carries. PERIOD!! Hue must have the team to play to it’s strenth. That’s running the ball and have Jason Campbell throw under 30 passes a game.

  • wishbone

    The offense isn’t the problem, but when you basically abandon the run with the best RB in football that becomes a problem. The real problem with this team is the secondary and LB’s. They have guys who can cover 1 on 1 not to mention can’t tackle. They didn’t address this issue in free agency (I don’t count Giordano cuz he is horrible). So now we have to dominate the time of possession every game with the run to compensate for a sorry defense. If we can still win AFC west game and get a bit lucky then 10-6 is possible. I still will never trust Big Dick Seymour again.

  • jameyt777

    Don’t get me wrong Hue Jackson is doing a pretty good job, but conservative play calling at key moments was driving me crazy. McFadden breaks off big chunks of yards, so you rest him on the sideline? You just made NE’s job a lot easier. I also seriously question having a rookie cover Wes Welker, the best receiver in the league should be covered by Stanford Rout. Period. Running plays and underneath dink and dunk is this teams true weakness. Especially when you have so many missed tackles and dumb penalties and dumb refs. Coaches C-, players, C-. The good news will come after Houston, but the Raiders need a win to get back on track and stay close to SD,

    Come on Raiders, you need to get better now!!

  • RaiderReggie

    The Raiders will win teh AFC West. San Diego barely beat an 0-4 Minnesota, 0-4 Miami and a 1-3 Kansas City Chiefs. Some of the so called experts have the Chargers in the top five powerranking poll. By the end of the year the Raiders will have this division.

  • Albinator

    These Head Coach press conferences are a waste of time. Week in and week out nothing is ever said, it’s just one cliche after another. It’s horrible.

  • stablersbeard

    Most of the players on defense fall into the category of “buy ’em for what they’re worth, sell ’em for what they think they’re worth”.
    McClain ” I tackled pretty good”…. at the top of the list. He seems to think his job is to tie up a blocker until the whistle blows. Until he learns to come off a block and find the ball he’s a bust in my book.

    His tackle stats are deceiving in that a good number of them happen 5-7 yards down field. Not much success in that formula.

  • Mickey Rat

    During preseason everyone was saying how the O was the weak spot on this team and the front 7 on D were our strong suit. Now that we are a quarter way through the season it is obvious that the O and ST are good enough to win the AFC west but the weak link is the D. We can still end up 9-7 or even 10-6 if the D can get its act together, but we are still one decent draft away from being a true contender. We MUST draft a top level CB and need to add depth at LB. Otherwise it is going to continue to be more of the same next year.

  • Furbymom

    Post #82 from Al D. Davis – I laughed so hard my husband came in from the other room. I hadn’t laughed at all since Sunday so THANKS!

    So many mistakes made Sunday that I won’t even go into it. What made me really mad, though, was the cheating by the refs on that PI call.