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McClain out with concussion; Raiders remain confident in run

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 3:50 pm in Oakland Raiders.

As it turns out, middle linebacker Rolando McClain had a good reason for missing practice today: He suffered a concussion against the Miami Dolphins.
McClain said the scariest part of his injury is, he doesn’t know when it happened Sunday.
“It was more in the game where I felt like, ‘Well, dang, I don’t feel like myself,’ ” McClain said. “But, I don’t know, it’s one of the more scary injuries. With an ankle, you know what’s wrong. But when it’s in your head, you don’t know.”
McClain played the bulk of the game. Raiders coach Dennis Allen said it became apparent after the game.
“It was something we thought might have been the case after the game,” Allen said. “But it didn’t seem like it was a major one. Seemed like a minor deal, and so, it’s kind of a precautionary deal that we’re going through the whole process to make sure he’s fine.”
McClain said this is the first time he has suffered a concussion that he is aware of, either in college of his three years in the NFL. Therefore, he is heeding the advice of team doctors.
He won’t be allowed to play this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers unless he passes a series of league-mandated tests. McClain said he is hopeful of making a speedy recovery and playing Sunday.
“That’s the plan,” McClain said. “Obviously, you don’t want to rush anything with the head, but it is what it is. I’m just doing whatever it is I can do to get back. We’ll see.”
Long-snapper Jon Condo suffered a concussion in Oakland’s regular-season opener. He passed the tests four days later and returned in time to play against the Dolphins.
If McClain isn’t able to play, Travis Goethel is the likely candidate to start in the middle.

– Cornerback Shawntae Spencer’s right foot remains in a protective boot, and he still is in need of crutches to get around.
Allen said Spencer underwent an MRI to determine the extent of the damage from an injury Spencer suffered against the Dolphins.
“We still really don’t have an answer to that,” Allen said, when asked if he knew how long Spencer would be out. “He didn’t practice today, so we’re going to evaluate him as we go throughout the week and see where he’s at.”
Same goes for right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes, who suffered a groin injury against the Dolphins and missed most of the game.
Willie Smith is in line to start at right offensive tackle if Barnes can’t play.

– There’s a rule of thumb on punt returns that, a returner lines up at his own 10-yard line on punts with a chance of reaching the end zone and lets go anything that is going over his head.
Phillip Adams fielded one punt at his own 2-yard line and two at his own 7-yard line against the Dolphins. Where does Allen stand on the issue?
“That’s the general rule,” Allen said. “Line up on the 10 and if it goes over your head, you let it go. That’s one of the things we’ve talked about. We’ve got to make good decisions and smart decisions. That will help us as far as the field position game goes.”

– Stefen Wisniewski stayed after practice to work on his long-snapping. He now is listed as the backup to Condo on the Raiders depth chart.
For the record, Wisniewski looked much more capable snapping the ball than Goethel did in practice a week ago.

– The old regime informed free safety Michael Huff late last season that he was being converted to cornerback. That went out the window once coach Hue Jackson got fired shortly after the season ended.
Now, with both starting cornerbacks injured, Huff finds himself back in the mix at cornerback. He took some reps there in practice today.
Allen said Huff has what it takes to make the transition, whereas not all safeties do.
“Speed and athleticism; that’s the biggest thing,” Allen said of the key to making the switch. “You’ve got to be able to run and play out there on the edge, and he can certainly do that.”
Huff was unavailable for comment.
Pat Lee and Joselio Hanson are the projected starters for now, with Spencer and Ron Bartell sidelined with injuries. Lee said Huff has what it takes to succeed if called upon.
“Huff is an all-around guy,” Lee said. “He’s a good player. He can do whatever out there on the field. He’s going to do his job. That’s Huff.”

– The Raiders aren’t the only team struggling with their rushing attack the first two games. The Steelers averaged only 2.6 yards rushing in games against the Denver Broncos and New York Jets.
It doesn’t help that they are without lead back Rashard Mendenhall, of course. But, sometimes it just takes time to get things going, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.
“I just think the early portions of the year, particularly when you’re working with new systems of offensive football, that it takes some time to get some cohesion,” Tomlin said. “But, again, I’m just speaking from my perspective and maybe our experiences.”
Tomlin said he isn’t in position to pass judgment on why the Raiders have struggled so much in the run game. The Raiders averaged 2.0 yards a carry their first two games.

– Through it all, the Raiders remain steadfast in their belief that it’s only a matter of time before things click in the run game.
“You don’t let it frustrate you,” quarterback Carson Palmer said. “The saving grace is, you know McFadden is back there. He’s one arm tackle away from breaking off a 40-, 50-yarder. He’s got that potential, he’s got that ability, he’s done it before. We’re going to stick with it. We’re not frustrated.
“We’re disappointed in ourselves for not executing it better but we’re not going to let it frustrate us, we’re not going to let it deter it from our goal. Our goal is going to be to run the ball on people, and we’re going to do that. It hasn’t worked the first two games, but we’re not going to change anything we’re doing.”
McFadden said “it’s a shock to me” when he looks at the stat sheet and sees that he has gained only 54 yards on 26 carries through two games.
Yet, as Palmer said, McFadden isn’t frustrated by the lack of results so far. By comparison, McFadden had 222 yards rushing through two games last season.
“It’s a game, you can’t get frustrated,” McFadden said. “If you get frustrated, you only get down on yourself, so you have to just go out there and keep grinding, keep pushing forward.”
Allen isn’t about to abandon the run after only two games. He said sometimes the game dictates how often run plays are called.
“I’ve got all the confidence in the world in our running game,” Allen said. “I’ve seen it work. It’s been successful in this league and we’ve got the right personnel to get it done.”

– Palmer attempted 94 passes the first two games. Combine that with an entire offseason, training camp and four exhibition games, and it has to make for a tired arm, right?
Not so, Palmer said.
“Oh, yeah, my arm feels great,” Palmer said. “My arm feels great and, hopefully, I pray that I continue to stay healthy. But my arm feels great.”
Palmer estimated that he attempted 120 passes in practice today, so 47 or so in a game isn’t much of a workload, by comparison.

– Allen had this to say about new cornerback Brandian Ross, who was signed earlier today to the 53-man roster:
“He’s a big guy, a physical guy, has got some coverage skills. He’s a guy that Reggie knew about from being there with him, so he was a guy we thought could come in and compete.”
How soon remains in question. Ross has four days to learn enough of the coverage schemes to be of use to the Raiders on Sunday.
“That’s the plan,” Ross said, when asked if he intended to play Sunday. “Try to pick it up ASAP, so I can help get this first W here.”
Coincidentally, Ross was convinced by then-Packers personnel guy Reggie McKenzie to stay in Green Bay last season when another team wanted to sign him from the practice squad.
It was McKenzie who convinced Ross to bolt the Packers this time, with McKenzie running the show in Oakland as the general manager.

– Once again, the Raiders are urging fans to enter the stadium at home games to enter at least one hour before kick-off.
As an incentive, the Raiders have a program in place that rewards selected fans with prizes. For more information about Early In and You May Win, go to: http://www.raiders.com/gameday

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  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 9:58 am
    There was a team last year…hmmmm, cannot remember who had to pick corners off another teams practice squad and they ended up starting that player. I think the team made it to the Super Bowl…The organization is considered top notch.
    ——–
    Klas has good feeling about Brandian Ross.

  • DJ Johnny

    642,

    Our D was described aptly as the worst in the league since the 1952 Texans.

    The D made a few stops but folded miserably in Buffalo, Detroit and Denver…ALL very winnable games if they could have played “average”.

    8-8 is what it is…a far cry from being the WORST TEAM IN FOOTBALL right now.

    I’m not saying we were great last yr. or that the offense was… just that from where we were to where we are???

    We are a laughingstock once again…and we had made strides.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The thing I will miss most about Hue Jackson is his ability to make the greatest trade in NFL history. That is a unteachable asset.

    Oh, and TJ Houshmanzadeh.

    :)

  • DJ Johnny

    648.DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 9:58 am
    There was a team last year…hmmmm, cannot remember who had to pick corners off another teams practice squad and they ended up starting that player. I think the team made it to the Super Bowl…The organization is considered top notch.

    Granted, but isn’t that more of the exception?

    I thought it was a bad move to let him go in the first place.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 9:56 am
    Thank you S&BPA.

    Can you do one more ?

    On the long Bush TD that ends with Branch and Huff trailing him into the EZ…

    What is Slo doing on that play ?

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

    Raiders are in their base 4-3 alignment. Sweep play to the left.

    1st thing that goes wrong: Miami blocked that play well, straight up. Sometimes you just get beat

    2nd thing that goes wrong: Pretty much everyone on the defense reacts badly. They don’t think Bush is going as wide as he is so they’re out of position.

    3rd thing that goes wrong: McClain is actually the one guy who seems to see what is happening and is moving to stop it. He’s slowed by a cut block by a Miami guard and then Branch comes charging at a bad angle AND for bonus cuts off McClain’s angle too and Bush is off to the races. Also, the Miami fullback was out there and managed to squirt in between Branch and Bush.

  • purvisman

    SilverNBlackPA Says: It’s Hue’s own damn fault he was canned. If he keeps mouth shut, he may very well still be here.//////////////I’ve said it before. Best evidence Al Davis was still entirely with it (compos mentis) was the gag order he imposed on Huebris during his first six months here. Al knew exactly who Hue was.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    651.Klas Tjorborn Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am
    DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 9:58 am
    There was a team last year…hmmmm, cannot remember who had to pick corners off another teams practice squad and they ended up starting that player. I think the team made it to the Super Bowl…The organization is considered top notch.
    ——–
    Klas has good feeling about Brandian Ross.

    +++++++++++

    I do too, though it’s probably nothing more than wishful thinking and clutching at any straws that present themselves.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:01 am
    642,

    Our D was described aptly as the worst in the league since the 1952 Texans.

    The D made a few stops but folded miserably in Buffalo, Detroit and Denver…ALL very winnable games if they could have played “average”.

    8-8 is what it is…a far cry from being the WORST TEAM IN FOOTBALL right now.

    I’m not saying we were great last yr. or that the offense was… just that from where we were to where we are???

    We are a laughingstock once again…and we had made strides.

    —-

    We were a laughingstock last year.

    The most undisciplined team in NFL history.

    You think if we kept Hue we would somehow have cap space the next 3 years??

    You dont think about that do you?

    But you like the guy that trades almost 2 1st round picks for Carson Palmer, calls it the greatest trade ever. You want that guy running the ship lol..

  • SilverNBlackPA

    649.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 9:59 am
    Its never as bad or as good as you think.

    ++++++++++

    I agree.

    If the O-line can execute better, we get a FB who can actually block someone and Knapp gets more creative with his use of personnel, the offense can still be good. Those are all very fixable problems.

    I still think we’re hosed though because that secondary is sh!ttastic and I don’t see how any amount of coaching or scheming can make up for the current lack of talent thanks to the injuries.

  • MikieG

    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    648.DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 9:58 am
    There was a team last year…hmmmm, cannot remember who had to pick corners off another teams practice squad and they ended up starting that player. I think the team made it to the Super Bowl…The organization is considered top notch.

    Granted, but isn’t that more of the exception?

    I thought it was a bad move to let him go in the first place
    +++++++++++

    It was pretty unanimous around here that it was a Stupid move to cut Sterling..dude made plays.

  • oakfoshow

    Afternoon Reggie lovers.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Its never as bad or as good as you think.
    ===============================================
    That’s true. But there isn’t much doubt that right now this team is incredibly bad and in dire straits.

    Secondary injuries and issues on defense are huge negatives.

    On offense, there’s not a real excuse.

    The personnel changes and shuffling of the OLine do NOT adequately account for how bad and anemic we’ve been.

    I maintain that Knapp going to the ZBS and his lousy playcalling and scheming is the largest contributing factor to our woes on O.

    Problems on O can be cleaned up and rectified.

    Problems on D not so easily fixable until the CB problem is resolved.

  • purvisman

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    Hubert’s “explosive” offense scored over 30 points exactly twice. Once in the Jets victory, once in the Bills loss.
    Hue’s offense = vastly overrated by many in here//////////////////Agreed, but even at 8-8 two years running, with Huebris as OC and HC it was more fun watching the Raiders play than anytime since 2003. Except maybe Norv and Kerry Collins. And when you can make Jason Campbell fun to watch, you’re doing something right.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Is it a minimum day schedule at school??

  • DJ Johnny

    I don’t wanna get into an argument over Hue Jackson…He’s gone and we have to move on.

    Suffice to say things looked alot brighter being so close to winning division last year and where they are now.

    You guys can draw your own conclusions as to why that is and we all have differing opinions on that.

    The fact remains we are the worst in football by almost everyone’s analysis and it’s hard to argue that point.

    How does this team get better?

  • DutchRaider77

    654.DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:04 am
    648.DutchRaider77 Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 9:58 am
    There was a team last year…hmmmm, cannot remember who had to pick corners off another teams practice squad and they ended up starting that player. I think the team made it to the Super Bowl…The organization is considered top notch.

    Granted, but isn’t that more of the exception?

    I thought it was a bad move to let him go in the first place.

    ___________________________________________________

    Hard not to speculate about DVD and what happended (why he was cut). So much of the story isn’t told. Was he he not responding to coaching, was he cut solely for his play on the field? Did he grab a handful of Man-Boob?

    Was the cut by the Raiders a wake up call to DVD? Is he a different player now that he cleared waivers and was picked up by the Steelers. Lots of guys don’t make it on teams and then join another team and do well. You are a pretty cool dude DJ and always enjoy reading your posts. Didn’t want to sound disrepectful..

  • Plunketthead

    We need to make another list
    On one side will be those who are sure Knapp is the problem. On the other side will be those of us who think theres something wrong with the McFadden.

    He sure does not look like a elite RB, more like a Lendale White. I think he needs to get back on the roids, either that or he just cycled on/off at the wrong time.

  • tonedeezy

    Anyone who actually watched games last year knows that Hue derailed our momentum often because of his lack of decisiveness. People love to call him a gambler, but too many times I saw our QB (both QBs) standing in front of the huddle, helplessly staring at the sidelines, waiting for a play to be called. It killed our momentum on many drives, and that is why we could move the football, but not score.
    What we are seeing from Knapp is only slightly more frustrating.

    Remember people, it took Hue’s “explosive” offense 7 weeks to make any kind of noise, and that only came because Denver in 2010 was the softed, most punchless team I’ve seen in decades.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    I don’t wanna get into an argument over Hue Jackson…He’s gone and we have to move on.

    Suffice to say things looked alot brighter being so close to winning division last year and where they are now.

    You guys can draw your own conclusions as to why that is and we all have differing opinions on that.

    The fact remains we are the worst in football by almost everyone’s analysis and it’s hard to argue that point.

    How does this team get better?

    —-

    Agreed.

    Execution.

    I think 1 big play sets us off. Similar to the Rod Woodson pick 6.

  • Que

    Im putting word out. I support Reggie 100 percent because when the total roster is his and he has all draft picks. Then Im gonna complain if we stink. But this is a transition and I wasnt happy hue was fired , but I understood the need for the gm to hire his guy. I was suprised many wasnt worried on here about the change in offensive style. But the raiders will be fine, we all have just suffered too long and want quick fix

  • SilverNBlackPA

    How does this team get better?

    +++++++++

    Better execution and coaching. It’s cliche but it’s absolutely true in this case.

    Knapp needs to use his tools better. Reece and Ausberry have got to be more involved. He needs to stop it with the stretch plays. But his players are letting him down too in a big way, particularly the offensive line. Watching their performance right now, I’m not sure they’d be doing any better in a man blocking scheme.

    More than few plays this season have been one little thing from going big. Someone misses a block that would’ve sprung DMac and he gets stuffed. Palmer throws high over an open WR. A WR doesn’t make a catch that, while tough, needs to be made in the NFL.

    If everyone can focus and do their jobs, the offense at lesat will be fine. That’s Coach Allen’s #1 task right now.

    As for the defense, I like what Tarver is doing and as I said above, I think the secondary is basically hopeless for now.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Que Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:16 am
    Im putting word out. I support Reggie 100 percent because when the total roster is his and he has all draft picks. Then Im gonna complain if we stink. But this is a transition and I wasnt happy hue was fired , but I understood the need for the gm to hire his guy. I was suprised many wasnt worried on here about the change in offensive style. But the raiders will be fine, we all have just suffered too long and want quick fix

    —-

    Probably the most rational comment i’ve read in months.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    I think 1 big play sets us off. Similar to the Rod Woodson pick 6.

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

    It’s quite possible. Someone makes that 1 big block or big catch or big pass and it could light a fire & set off a chain reaction.

  • DJ Johnny

    But you like the guy that trades almost 2 1st round picks for Carson Palmer, calls it the greatest trade ever. You want that guy running the ship lol..

    It’s better than what we’ve got now and that’s a fact.

    Guys with credentials outside of being a poster on in internet blog that get PAID to analyze this stuff say the same thing…Lol.

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    0 – 2 is not the end of the season. They still have time to right the ship.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:19 am
    But you like the guy that trades almost 2 1st round picks for Carson Palmer, calls it the greatest trade ever. You want that guy running the ship lol..

    It’s better than what we’ve got now and that’s a fact.

    Guys with credentials outside of being a poster on in internet blog that get PAID to analyze this stuff say the same thing…Lol.

    —-

    Did you just say the guy who traded possibly 2 1st round picks for Carson Palmer is better running the team than Reggie McKenzie?…

    I read it wrong right?… Please say I read it wrong.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Thanks for your 655, SilverNBlackPA. Appreciate it.

    I thought McLazy was slowed by an attempted cut block, wasn’t sure.

    Even taking into account superb blocking by Mia, there was a total breakdown by the D on that play.

    Bush should have been stringed out to the sideline.

    No way he can be allowed to break containment with virtually no resistance like that.

  • DutchRaider77

    674.DJ Johnny Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:19 am
    But you like the guy that trades almost 2 1st round picks for Carson Palmer, calls it the greatest trade ever. You want that guy running the ship lol..

    It’s better than what we’ve got now and that’s a fact.

    Guys with credentials outside of being a poster on in internet blog that get PAID to analyze this stuff say the same thing…Lol.
    __________________________________________________

    Also there is a big difference between wishing we had Hue as an OC than wishing we had Hue as the Head Coach/GM…I know Hue being retained as the OC was not really an option.

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    We are just going to have to admit that this is transition year. All we can hope for is progress.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    If you trade 2 1st round picks for Carson Palmer, and refer to it as the greatest trade ever, I dont want you running my franchise in Madden ’13, let alone real life.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Bush should have been stringed out to the sideline.

    No way he can be allowed to break containment with virtually no resistance like that.

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

    It was awful. he broke containment because no one was containing him. They thought he was going to cut upfield much, much earlier than he did.

  • purvisman

    L.A. Raider Dave Says: 0 – 2 is not the end of the season. They still have time to right the ship./////////////If not for that second half in Miami, I think most in here would agree. Maybe that was a perfect storm of miscues, bad luck, and scheduling or what have you. I doubt it, but remain hopeful.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Klas Tjorborn Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:24 am
    We are just going to have to admit that this is transition year. All we can hope for is progress.

    —-

    I dont get why anyone had any idea the next 2-3 years werent transition years.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    If Bartell and Spencer were playing, I’d say that at the least we could give the Steelers a tough game if not pull out a win

    But with Pat Lee, Joselio Hanson, a FS pressed into CB duties and a guy just signed off another team’s practice squad less than a week before the game…no chance.

  • tonedeezy

    One of these days…hopefully…someone is going to remember that Ausberry and Reece on still on this football team…

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:26 am
    Klas Tjorborn Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:24 am
    We are just going to have to admit that this is transition year. All we can hope for is progress.

    —-

    I dont get why anyone had any idea the next 2-3 years werent transition years.
    —–
    Klas thought we could compete for AFC West given how weak it is. Probably not, though.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    tonedeezy Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:28 am
    One of these days…hopefully…someone is going to remember that Ausberry and Reece on still on this football team…

    —-

    And hopefully it’s the guy with the greasy hair.

  • DutchRaider77

    683.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:26 am
    Klas Tjorborn Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:24 am
    We are just going to have to admit that this is transition year. All we can hope for is progress.

    —-

    I dont get why anyone had any idea the next 2-3 years werent transition years.
    ______________________________________________________

    Kool-Aid…Lots of Rhetoric from the Raiders…Seymour Top 5 defense, the running and passing game were going to look better this year. Did anybody catch the Raiders commercials during the Monday night game for Season tickets?

  • Que

    Guys we don t wanna think it nor hear it but. What needs to happen , needs to happen and if that finally getting a franchise QB and a lot of players on defense. So be it, its the raiders time to get back to being a dynasty and teh Quick fixing signing journeyman QB every year needs to stop. This team has a GM now he needs the 1st pick and many others

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is distributing a grant to Oakland Police Department K-9 unit. 6th season he’s distributed grants to K-9 units
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    Ben is not such bad guy.

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    Still think Matt Flynn is going to be Raider next year.

  • r8eray

    I bet if Pittsburgh puts Mendenhall out on the field on Sunday (in his condition) he’ll still get over 100 yards rushing!

    My money says Antonio Brown will have a field day on Sunday…somewhere along the lines of 150+ receiving 2+TD kinda day!

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    Faux John Madden ‏@FauxJohnMadden
    BREAKING: Chris Johnson having a hard time leaving his house because his car is 20 yards away from his door.
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    LMAO!

  • VanHeathen30

    The ads we are running right now make me ill….
    Hearing ‘Mumbles’ and the ‘Boy Wonder’ speak makes me cringe.

    Neither ofmthesentwo have done Jack squat and hearing the phrase,
    “get us to where we want to be” sounds so vague and hallow…

    Loser BS all the way…

  • MikieG

    I don’t know if this has been posted yet, and if so I apologize–Its tough to scroll through 700 posts–
    However, this is a pretty accurate illustration of DMAC’s struggles as of late…and I think SilverNBlackPA and some of you other guys are right…DMAC breaks that one play, and the lightbulb goes on for him. I KNOW it can happen. Its just like what happens in golf, or snowboarding, or diving or anything. Until you do it, your unsure and hesitant..but once you do: You can feel it, and it becomes part of you. Physicality is about feeling what to do, not about THINKING what to do.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1340925-breaking-down-darren-mcfaddens-early-struggles

  • MikieG

    Can we for the LOVE OF THOR AT LEAST ACTIVATE PRYOR FOR THE GAME SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    You guys remember the Miami game in Oakland 2 years ago ?

    Miami sure did.

    Was Hartline abusing our left CB repeatedly on the same play eerily reminiscent of Walter McFadden getting toasted over and over on the same play and same side 2 years ago, or what ?

    I like what I’ve seen from Tarver so far, but can’t understand how you can get beat over and over by the same play without coming up with some sort of adjustment.

    I don’t think the Fins had a positive pass play to their left the entire game (with the exception of one play Spencer got flagged for defensive holding).

    I don’t think that right now Tannehill can throw to his left to save his life and other teams will exploit this. We didn’t.

  • Raider Riff

    Rm99

    On the first play ur asking about, Meyers was the hot read. Palmer should have had him stay. We’ll never know if it was a bad play call. CP3 had zero time. I put that play on Palmer.

    On the Reggie run. Its exactly as PA says. Rolando was about the only guy doing anything right. The DE lost the edge, so did the CB. The play should havebeen contained. Romac had his gap and instead of branch making the angle he shoots right up into romacs and collides into his back.

    Just pathetic.

  • RaiderDanny

    Raiders beat up Steelers easily!! 27-10 Raiders!! Were 1-2 moving Forward!

  • hwnrdr

    First offensive play for Pitt, Rolando will try to body slam Ben and snaps his back, out for career. Seymour rushes to the rescus and knocks out Ben again, suspended and kicked out! Travis Goethal gets body slammed by Pouncey and Desmond Bryant gets a sack! After 50 yards of penalties, 3-0!
    OK, just kidding of course…had to break the monotony here!