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Steve Sabol’s lasting tribute to the Oakland Raiders

By Jon Becker
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 12:14 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Steve Sabol, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 69, will always have a place in Oakland Raiders’ lore, thanks to his enduring “The Autumn Wind” poem.

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  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders dont need anymore slow ..statuesque qb’s. we need guys who can roll out of the pocket. Athletic qb’s like Rodgers, Luck, Rg3, alex smith even.

    any of those types in the draft next year? I also hear we have a guy named pryor

  • beach

    He did not get to my question, so let me make it clear where I stand. We have had 94 pass attempts and 30 rushing attempts in 2 games. How does the OC come up with this game plan when you have a top notch RUNNING BACK in Darren McFadden? How is DMC supposed to get in the flow of the game? This is outright stupidity that we are watching on offense. P.S. Richard Seymour is a CANCER!

  • PurpleDrank81

    I wouldnt say Arm Strength is his biggest weakness at all but there is a lack of velocity on some of his deep passes.

    I do think that Reggie wants his own QB and Geno Smith would be nice.

    “Smith is 66 of 75 passing for 734 yards and nine touchdowns through two games. He’s got as many passing TDs as incompletions and his 88 percent completion percentage leads the nation.”

    -Nfl Draft Scout

  • RaiderSam

    SaintKaufman Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    Purple,
    Walterfootball has hated Palmer every since I’ve gone to that site. Be careful using them for fantasy projections, they are very biased towards specific players.

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

    The issue is, are his stats inflated due to garbage time receptions, or is he a true difference maker? will the system change to accommodate him or is he already out of here because he hasnt adjusted to this style of WCO?

    Thats why the Wilson or Geno Smith mocks are going up

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    The local media cork & mcdonald are completely enamored with palmer. In fact they have made several bold predictions about him being an instant, just add water, microwavable super star.

    When asked about palmer cork pointed to his yardage totals, and 1 int. He completely glossed over the wild inaccuracy to wide open targets, the questionable decisions (palmer could easily have 3 pick but has been fortunate), or his utter lack of leadership.

    further when presented with the idea that the tribune tried to sell that macfadden and palmer together were a “super duo”, at this point has been far from the truth it was simply ignored.

    The bottom line is that even though media members should be impartial, these two are clearly fans of palmers. this is why their take on palmer at this point is 180 degrees different from most of the national media in terms of palmer’s performance, and where he falls in current qb rankings.

    Corky also still thinks pryor will / should be moved to tight end, yet says he expects pryor to be used in “wildcat packages”. this to me shows that he is either behind the times or doesn not want to acknowledge the changing tide in football.

    Today there is no wild cat, in fact teams that are on the cutting edge teams are taking real option qbs and letting them play option football. they marry the option to another base so called pro offense.

    In fcat bringing in pryor would not make it a “wild cat” because wild cat is a player that is not a qb taking direct snaps. If pryor is in the game he is a qb.

    furthermore I have a problem with trying to label pryor a wild cat because it insinuates that he is not a qb, and if he has any success this label can be used in luie of giving him credit for good solid qb play.

    cork does not believe pryor will get ny starts if the raider go 0-5, I have a very hard time seeing this being true.

    Cork may not be a fan but im sure D.A and Big mck were very impressed with the way pryor handled himself and improved over the course of the pre season.

    local media was wrong about palmer, and him being a savior or the best qb we have had since gannon, and they are wrong about pryor.

    Now I know why davis didnt give a rip about them or what they think.

  • SaintKaufman

    Beach,
    25 of those throws went to McFadden.

  • RaiderSam

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    I wouldnt say Arm Strength is his biggest weakness at all but there is a lack of velocity on some of his deep passes.

    I do think that Reggie wants his own QB and Geno Smith would be nice.

    “Smith is 66 of 75 passing for 734 yards and nine touchdowns through two games. He’s got as many passing TDs as incompletions and his 88 percent completion percentage leads the nation.”

    -Nfl Draft Scout

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

    So pull the plug on T.Pryor already? And it appears that if they dont change the offense so is Carson Palmer

  • PurpleDrank81

    Walter Football is 1 of the many websites that has us drafting a QB. Im by far not a big fan of Walter Cherepinsky but he does offer some valid points about NFL Draft Prospects.

  • RaiderSam

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    The local media cork & mcdonald are completely enamored with palmer. In fact they have made several bold predictions about him being an instant, just add water, microwavable super star.

    When asked about palmer cork pointed to his yardage totals, and 1 int. He completely glossed over the wild inaccuracy to wide open targets, the questionable decisions (palmer could easily have 3 pick but has been fortunate), or his utter lack of leadership.

    further when presented with the idea that the tribune tried to sell that macfadden and palmer together were a “super duo”, at this point has been far from the truth it was simply ignored.

    The bottom line is that even though media members should be impartial, these two are clearly fans of palmers. this is why their take on palmer at this point is 180 degrees different from most of the national media in terms of palmer’s performance, and where he falls in current qb rankings.

    Corky also still thinks pryor will / should be moved to tight end, yet says he expects pryor to be used in “wildcat packages”. this to me shows that he is either behind the times or doesn not want to acknowledge the changing tide in football.

    Today there is no wild cat, in fact teams that are on the cutting edge teams are taking real option qbs and letting them play option football. they marry the option to another base so called pro offense.

    In fcat bringing in pryor would not make it a “wild cat” because wild cat is a player that is not a qb taking direct snaps. If pryor is in the game he is a qb.

    furthermore I have a problem with trying to label pryor a wild cat because it insinuates that he is not a qb, and if he has any success this label can be used in luie of giving him credit for good solid qb play.

    cork does not believe pryor will get ny starts if the raider go 0-5, I have a very hard time seeing this being true.

    Cork may not be a fan but im sure D.A and Big mck were very impressed with the way pryor handled himself and improved over the course of the pre season.

    local media was wrong about palmer, and him being a savior or the best qb we have had since gannon, and they are wrong about pryor.

    Now I know why davis didnt give a rip about them or what they think.

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

    Why would somebody who HAS NEVER played in the NFL start getting respect to replace Palmer, though?

    Its like people are enamored with Robert Wilson and he hasnt even completed the season yet.

    I agree Palmer isnt what he used to be , and he’s missing receivers, but Geno Smith isnt even in the NFL yet.

  • Twocents

    Buddha taught how to end suffering.
    The Raiders teach endless suffering.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Raider Sam….

    I like Pryor and think he’s a good guy but were in the middle of a rebuild and Reggie is going to want his own QB.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Remeber when the raiders beat the eagles with JaMarcus?

    I had the same feeling before the game I have now (blowout loss), but John Marshall put 8 on the line and stood up linemen and blitz McNabb all day…. the eagles said they were shocked and never seen that on film.

    I really think thats the defenses best hope, some crazy blitz packages like falcons had last night.
    =================================================
    Yes, remember it well.

    I gave the Raids absolutely no chance to win that game.

    Still remember LMurphy’s great effort throwing 2 blocks on Miller’s 80 yard TD run.

    Still remember JaMoron calling signals and having the ball snapped with 10 seconds still on the play clock when the Raids were just trying to close it out.

    Seems pretty obvious we’re going to have to throw the kitchen sink at BRoth Sunday.

    Seems equally obvious that he’s going to wiggle out of some sacks, extend the play anyway and torch our secondary.

    But, you never know.

    Any given Sunday.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Post 159

    Robert Griffin or Russell Wilson?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Too bad we didn’t suck for Luck or RGIII last season!
    ===================================================
    We’ll wind up with the nbr1 pick again without a clear cut franchise QB available.

    Unfortunate too, not only bcz if there’s no Luck or RGIII we don’t secure a franchise QB, and the trade down that Reggie will make will be less lucrative.
    =================================

    One we will need to find out if pryor can carry the mantle. second there is geno smith and ej manual both maybe on the board when we pick, as both have been erroneously ranked behind bray, wilson, and barkley…..yawn

  • The Oracle

    Patriots just released WR Greg Salas (Hawaii). He was Rams 4th round pick last year, broke his leg, then Patriots traded a 5th for him. Now he was just released. Reggie should pour him a cup of coffee…the kid can play outside and some slot.

  • The Oracle

    RaiderSam Says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Its like people are enamored with Robert Wilson and he hasnt even completed the season yet.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Was that an intentional use of Robert instead of Russell, like Lance instead of Lane?

  • raiderinparadise

    Manti Teo … I will take him a true 3-4 ILB, put him and McClain in natural positions. then Miles and Curry outide. Defense solved. NT – Bilukidi/bryant ends: crawford, houston shaugnessy. rotation: toffelson

  • beach

    SaintKaufman, The playcalling is indefensible! McFadden was so burned out from the Monday night game that he had nothing in the tank left in Miami. Knapp better realize he is blowing up our offense!

  • HillbillyHeaven

    Quick question.

    Game time.
    Dropped ball.
    Player gets flag for late hit.

    WHO’S IN CHARGE RIGHT NOW??

    see?

    Not who’s supposed to be in charge, but in your mind, right then, who did you feel would step up and take charge?

    Why do I not see DA in that position?

    DA looks lost on the sideline. Shows little to no emotion. In the PC he comes across as meek, and quite honestly, weak.

    Not the HC we needed at this stage.

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