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Raiders-Steelers game will be televised locally

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 12:50 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is all but sold out and will be televised locally, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
This marks the 10th straight regular-season home game that sold out in advance of the league-mandated deadline, 72 hours before kick-off. The Raiders sold out all eight of their regular-season home game last season.
A Raiders spokesman said only that “we expect a very full house” Sunday. However, numerous fans have contacted me about the inability to find tickets anywhere on-line or through ticket brokers.
That streak will be put to the test next month, when the Raiders next play at home Oct. 21 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Raiders and Jaguars are two of six teams without a victory through the first two games this season, and the Raiders face challenging games against the Steelers, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons between now and the Jaguars game.

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  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I can see that DHB haters, are being silenced. as much as people want to elevate other wrs on this team above him he just like last season is our most productive and consistent play maker, and as of this moment our most dangerous weapon.

    The zone scheme has become he scape goat. The scheme is an umbrella to protect those that are heavily invested in current players performing well. in other words when players like palmer or dmac fail to lead us to wins it is the schemes fault. last i checked the zone scheme is working fine for many teams in the nfl today, that includes teams with far less at the running back spot than our own. There may be more to it than just the scheme, and the players must take the bulk of the blame.
    ==================================

    I completely agree with this. We have two major playmakers on offense. One has been actually pretty good, and statistically middle of the pack. The other has been terrible. Guess which is which?

  • ArmChair GM

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    2011 Offensive Line rankings:
    ======================================

    Uh, last time I looked, it is 2012. You might as well be posting the defensive stats from 1977. This is a new team, new owner, new GM, new offense, new defense, everything is NEW. Except you want to hold on to, hell, I don’t know what you want to hold on to. Except it sucked, whatever it was.
    _______________________________________________________

    This makes absolutely no sense. 1977 compared to last season is not even a valid comparison.

    I told you that it would take you til about midnight to comprehend anything.

    You base something on the most recent body of evidence available.

    Ours was an offensive line ranked 5th in the entire NFL.

    Allen scrapped it to try and emulate a team ranked almost ten teams below us.

    This is why you are the blog idiot. The more you continue posting, the more you prove this true.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    I can’t wait to watch this cool scene!

    Next, we have one of the boys relaxing in the sauna. Nothing like a good steam… unless said steam involves a hot rock being shoved through your chest.

    Probably one of my favorite kills in the movie… you actually see the hot rock ignite his innards when Jason shoves it into the kid. Pretty vicious indeed.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    palmer struggled mightily in hu jacks explosive vertical offense,
    =======================================

    Huh? No he didn’t.

  • Brownbomber

    BRING BACK HUE !!!

    Anyone who calls them self Raider, will join me this sunday in front of colisium bridge….So you call yourself a real fan, huh?

  • JLofty

    Attention Mistic: NO ONE on the Raiders is playing well enoug! Only a couple are not totally sucking it up. Wheeler, Palmer, Burris (for a rookie who wasn’t supposed to be starting anyway), maybe Veldheer, DHB and Myers are not stinking it up….

  • DJ Johnny

    126.inonewordraider Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    reporter: what’s wong with the run scheme?

    DA: we went against a good run d. Don’t want to abandon it just yet

    reporter: there wide receivers were open what happened?

    DA: well we gotta look at the tape

    reporter: you mentioned you had to shadow Reggie Bush so no surprise that he did what he did?

    DA: well we gotta look at the tape

    You really need the tape to make any sort of assessment? No sense of urgency, not pissed off at all? Don’t like coaches body language at all

    That’s becuz WINNING is secondary to him. The most important thing is to institute this new “system”.

    If they win..that’s nice, if they lose? Well, at least we are establishing this new system.

    Thier opinion of the Raiders and the fans is so low they feel like they are all doing us a favor by saving us after Al’s death.

    Their opinion of the Raiders is almost as low as the opinion that about 50 % of the posters here have of the Raiders.
    There is NO URGENCY to win now…it’s all about a future that is uncertain, and hey..in 2-3 yrs. we may start to have some success…”be patient”.

    If this were the Steelers and they had this approach with THEIR fans..how do think it would go over?

    Nah…we’re just the Raiders. We’re use to getting schytt on and asking for seconds…we should be lucky anyone even took the job.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Ours was an offensive line ranked 5th in the entire NFL.
    =================================================

    Says who? You? What basis did we have the fifth best offensive line in the league? And then, 40% of that line was gone before the season even started. And now there are more changes. You are as dumb as a post. You might as well say, err, in 1977 Stabler came in and…..

  • Plunketthead

    The truth is Hue is long gone and theres no proof we would be playing any better with Hue at the helm anyway.

    So put on your big boy britches and support Reggie and DA or moan and groan like your period started.

    The funniest thing would be if Knap was ran out of town and his replacement is worse then hi is which is what usually happens

    Its a three to four year train ride so pack a lunch and be prepared for delays and disapointments

  • raiderinparadise

    I THINK THE RUN GAME MIGHT BE BETTER SUNDAY BUT I am calling right now that Denarius Moore is the most important player.

    He can cut up the steelers secondary.

    Next I say the pass-rush, the steelers o-line is about as hurt and bad as our secondary.

    Lets see who exploits the other.

    Thats the game.

  • beechams gay lover

    how about a rimmer beeechy?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    palmer struggled mightily in hu jacks explosive vertical offense,
    =======================================

    Huh? No he didn’t.
    ================

    9 starts 16 picks = severe struggles

  • JLofty

    Huge Jackson got himself fired and is not coming back.
    Some seriously delusional fools in here…

  • raiderinparadise

    we should hand the ball of to Knapp the first 2 possessions and see what he thinks about patience.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    palmer struggled mightily in hu jacks explosive vertical offense,
    =======================================

    Huh? No he didn’t.
    ================

    9 starts 16 picks = severe struggles
    ============================================

    3 of those picks came in one game where he was not supposed to go in. If you take the last 8 games of the season Palmer was 5th in completion percentage, 6th in yards, 6th in TD’s and 4th in yards per attempt. That doesn’t sound like he was struggling to me.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    JLofty Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Attention Mistic: NO ONE on the Raiders is playing well enoug! Only a couple are not totally sucking it up. Wheeler, Palmer, Burris (for a rookie who wasn’t supposed to be starting anyway), maybe Veldheer, DHB and Myers are not stinking it up….
    ========================

    this is somewhat true, i singled out plamer and dmac because they have been touted as unstoppable together going back to last year. Not okmnly has it not happened but it has been a complete disaster. besides the offense isnt built around myers or cooper Carlisle, it was built on palmer and dmac.

    DHB is playing well and needs the ball more

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    JLofty Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Huge Jackson got himself fired and is not coming back.
    Some seriously delusional fools in here…
    ========================================

    Thank you. And in all reality he deserved to be fired, the unit in Cinncy he is coaching is an absolute mess, and he has been demoted their, last time I looked.

  • beechams gay lover

    i’v e got the whiffle ball bat beeechy

  • ArmChair GM

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Says who? You? What basis did we have the fifth best offensive line in the league?
    _______________________________________________________

    Um right here Dummy. Can you read?

    This from something called nfl.com…

    I think they are more of an expert on this subject than you. But you will only understand it if you can master the difficult concepts of reading and counting.

    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?archive=true&conference=null&role=TM&offensiveStatisticCategory=OFFENSIVE_LINE&defensiveStatisticCategory=null&season=2011&seasonType=REG&tabSeq=2&qualified=true&Submit=Go

  • Twocents

    I am not a fan of Knapp but we made our bed and we are going to have to sleep with it. Firing people after two games is not a good way to build a franchise. Who would take the job with that kind of security.

  • 303Raider

    We will give our best effort of the yearSunday, or crap os really going to hit the fan.

    Carson has had 2 weeks to practice with his complete set of WR’s and Dmac.

    We seem to play good against Pitt.

    Raiders-20
    steelers- 17

    Dmac gets close to 100 yds and 60 yds in receiving.

    We have to come after Ben. If we can’t hold their running attack, we are done.

    I still believe we have a chance to come out of the Donkey game 2-2 the following week.

    Glass half full over here!!

  • http://out-of-whack 909RaiderLifer

    Vic Tafur @VicTafur 1h
    Knapp: “Let’s keep things in perspective. We’ve had two different centers. We need some patience. You can’t develop a scheme in 2 weeks.”
    ““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    Perspective? Patience?

    Look here you clueless imbecile. We want to see TOUCHDOWNS! Ya dimwitted fool…

    To say Knapp is about as smart as a sack of cement, would be an insult… To the sack of cement…..

  • 303Raider

    Twocents Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    I am not a fan of Knapp but we made our bed and we are going to have to sleep with it. Firing people after two games is not a good way to build a franchise. Who would take the job with that kind of security.

    —————————–

    Finally some logic and perspective. The Donks came out of the Detroit game last year 1-4 and went on their run. Let’s see how DA, Knapp, and Tarver make adjustments……

  • nwr8r

    I felt the same way about the Knapp hiring as I did last year about the Bresnahan hiring, that empty gut are you serious feeling. I don’t like anything about his offense. Yes the players need to execute better and be accountable. Yes there is not a whole lot of depth on the team. I still think his schemes and playcalling suck. Reggie and DA are going to try to bring stability to the org, so I don’t believe they will blow him out of here anytime soon.

  • ArtilleryShell

    Raider8ray great stat about McFadden contact .7 yards downfield, that is blocking and scheme. Research would have shown that these Raiders aren’t ZBS guys, that goes counter culture, it is plain not Raider like for 300 lb guys to dive at legs and knees. I think the whole scheme is based on backside defenders being scared to suffer career ending knee injuries so they give up huge lanes if the run side defenders aggressively pursue the ball carrier. Teams are disciplined enough for run side defenders to get to their points while backside guys wait for the dive block and close off the running lanes. McFadden does not cut like that and may suffer his own knee injury trying to cut back and not seeing the pursuing defender

  • manassamauler

    this may be the only sellout all season too. raiders better make a game out of it.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    palmer struggled mightily in hu jacks explosive vertical offense,
    =======================================

    Huh? No he didn’t.
    ================

    9 starts 16 picks = severe struggles
    ============================================

    3 of those picks came in one game where he was not supposed to go in. If you take the last 8 games of the season Palmer was 5th in completion percentage, 6th in yards, 6th in TD’s and 4th in yards per attempt. That doesn’t sound like he was struggling to me.
    ===================

    even if you magically wipe out the first game he played he was still a dismal 13 picks in 9 starts

    struggling mightily

  • DaRaiders022

    Romonowski: “someone has to make a play!”
    Spoken from a play-maker! ZBS,blocking, playcalling, 3-4 vs. 4-3, we need some fu**in NFL football players making fu**in plays! We need some coaches who know their sh*t and light some fire under some azzes! Coming in from Albuquerque this Sunday and don’t want to see a Raider quit after the 1st half!

  • DaRaiders022

    DA: well we gotta look at the tape

    Does DA have to look at the tape to remind him how we got our azzes handed to us by a weak-azz offense? Give me a fu**in break!

  • LesterHayes

    “With the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select……”

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