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Raiders live chat today at noon

Join Steve Corkran at noon today for a Raiders live chat as he breaks down the team’s biggest trouble areas and the possible solutions.

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  • inonewordraider

    You know u ain’t schit, when the Cable guy has to take over play calling duties during the year
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    true that, course could been the man upstairs callin that shot…

  • J Hill

    Not only is he NOT effective, but he is an actual liability out there. His mere presence on the field causes discord and ineffectiveness for our defense.

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    WOW

    So what does that say about a guy like Goethel who can’t seem to unseat him?

  • jimmyball12

    Im not has worried as some of the ppl in here, this offense will get going i believe..

  • J Hill

    Goethel wouldn’t be any better, if as good.

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    Exactly.

    Which isn’t to say 55 is some stud either.

    Last game he didn’t play was when Blackstock let Tebow run wild, lol.

    Replace 55? Sure, but can he at least be a better player!!!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    J Hill Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    OL not playing well in ZBS (Blame the coaches for that)

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    How is it the coaches fault that the RG and C have all those red lines attached to them?

    At what point does the player take responsibilty for know their assignment?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    We were ranked 7th and 10th the last 2 seasons, we have 3 OL (starters) since 2010 and we have 4 starters from last season, so who should I blame?

  • DJ Johnny

    87.The Big Banana Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:09 am
    I see you guys discussing Branch earlier. Looks like those of us that wanted him to play on the 1 year tender were right, based on what we’ve see so far. The other camp said ‘oh no, sign him up long term and use the cap space to sign some studs’. Lol. Where are the studs, folks?

    Where’s the 6 million Reggie had to sign those studs?

  • J Hill

    PA,

    How did Huff look on the coaches film?

  • jimmyball12

    lets get some happy thoughts in here fellas..

  • SilverNBlackPA

    107.J Hill Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:22 am
    PA,

    How did Huff look on the coaches film?

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

    Haven’t had time to watch it yet. Well, some, but very little. Daughter’s been sick.

  • blackandsilverside

    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:15 am
    One of the biggest surprises is DMAC going for under 3 yds. a carry….and being healthy.

    Wasn’t our biggest concern that he would get injured right away?

    I’m no soothsayer but I did “predict” that McClain was going to be ineffective.

    IMO…w/o beaking down every single play on tape, even the football layman can see how bad this guy is.

    OCCASIONALLY he makes a play but it seems rarer and rarer.

    Not only is he NOT effective, but he is an actual liability out there. His mere presence on the field causes discord and ineffectiveness for our defense.

    IF DA is really doing an honest evaluation does he keep McClain out there or do we have no choice?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    McClain is the most irksome Raider of late. Not only is he unfit to play in the NFL, he has to be a drain on the rest of the D who constantly have to practice and play with such a slouch.

    To heap worse upon bad, we have DA lying straight up into our faces saying what a great talent McClain is with a football mind second to none. Further DA swears McClain is simply misunderstood, is fine and upstanding, and is having a break out year.

    Adding fuel to the fire is Corky who interviews DA and does not challenge DA’s false claims about McClain.

    As I have said before, McClain is only good for playing “thug in the ghettos of Alabama”.

    Hopefully he’ll receive a long prison sentence and be assigned to a chain gang, just like they had in “Cool Hand Luke.”

  • bcz24

    Where’s the 6 million Reggie had to sign those studs
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    Its a new era dude. We arent going to be up against the cap all the time anymore.

  • Deja vu

    Good afternoon Fellas!

    Interesting debate going on who’s at fault for this lowly entertaining team (aside from Pitt game).

    Everyone is at fault right now, from top to bottom.

    Players need to execute, coaches need to coach.

    Now installing discipline is not just reducing penalties. Other forms of discipline the coaches are having a hard time getting in these guys heads are, making correct reads, blocking the correct man, running near perfect routes, takling, creating turnovers, mismatches etc..

    These areas are not getting fixed or being consistent, so it’s on the coaches as well as the players. We may not have all the talent, but still no excuse to perform the way they do. I know they have it in them, Pitt game is proof!

  • The Big Banana

    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:21 am
    87.The Big Banana Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:09 am
    I see you guys discussing Branch earlier. Looks like those of us that wanted him to play on the 1 year tender were right, based on what we’ve see so far. The other camp said ‘oh no, sign him up long term and use the cap space to sign some studs’. Lol. Where are the studs, folks?

    Where’s the 6 million Reggie had to sign those studs?

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    Collecting dust? Or did it get rolled over to next year?

  • J Hill

    so who should I blame?

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    C and RG.

    RT and RG were not on the team, by the way. Not sure why you say we have 4 starters from last year.

    Wiz is finally playing the position he was drafted to play. C and LG are completely different, wouldn’t you say.

    Not sure how you get to blaming the coaches for a rookie C missing his blocking assignment, or a veteran ZBS specialist not knowing when do disengage from a double team to block someone else.

  • guest123

    J Hill Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:17 am
    I don’t know fellas.

    It’s right there diagramed up in red and yellow, lol.

    Plays are there, it’s just literally someone blocking the wrong guy. Block the correct guy, big runs are there to be had like the run against Pitts with all yellow lines.

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    It all starts off as yellow lines and then blockers turn upfield in search of blocking no one in particular, while DMC chooses the incorrect gap because he’s inpatient. Bigger problem is the yellow lines turning to red though. If we got the blocking right and it stayed yellow, DMC would have a better view of where and when to go.

    This is all solvable with coaching, it’s not even the talent. They don’t know how to run the scheme right.

  • J Hill

    LOL

    So is the bottom line here with some of you that our Oline is too stupid to understand blocking assignments that they practice all week?

    Do we have a bunch of 1st graders trying to learn algebra?

  • blackandsilverside

    Anyway, this season we need to ditch about half the players, Knapp, Tarver, the freakish spawn Mark Davis, and others.

    The best thing is just to forfeit the season, put TP in and allow him to develop or crash and burn, acquire players from multiple sources and keep the few who stick.

    I we can go 1 / 16 we will be the money regarding draft picks in 2013. The glaring issue then will be to hire staff who actually has knowledge of what it takes to play in the NFL.

    Finally, let’s lose our big, ugly, red-headed, freckled faced, affirmative action hand-me-down GM and hire Gruden.

  • J Hill

    Daughter’s been sick.

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    Sorry to hear that.

    Mine too. That’s why I’m here blogging now, lol.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    J Hill Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:29 am
    so who should I blame?

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    C and RG.

    RT and RG were not on the team, by the way. Not sure why you say we have 4 starters from last year.

    Wiz is finally playing the position he was drafted to play. C and LG are completely different, wouldn’t you say.

    Not sure how you get to blaming the coaches for a rookie C missing his blocking assignment, or a veteran ZBS specialist not knowing when do disengage from a double team to block someone else.

    Guest123 Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:32 am
    J Hill Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:17 am
    I don’t know fellas.

    It’s right there diagramed up in red and yellow, lol.

    Plays are there, it’s just literally someone blocking the wrong guy. Block the correct guy, big runs are there to be had like the run against Pitts with all yellow lines.

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    It all starts off as yellow lines and then blockers turn upfield in search of blocking no one in particular, while DMC chooses the incorrect gap because he’s inpatient. Bigger problem is the yellow lines turning to red though. If we got the blocking right and it stayed yellow, DMC would have a better view of where and when to go.

    This is all solvable with coaching, it’s not even the talent. They don’t know how to run the scheme right.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Exactly. That’s why I Blame the coaches.

  • J Hill

    we have DA lying straight up into our faces saying what a great talent McClain is with a football mind second to none

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    Any thoughts as to why a rookie HC would hitch himself to a player like that?

  • guest123

    The results look catastrophic. The difference on any given play is one missed assignment here or there. It’s a very fine line between executing a play for nominal gain or getting stuffed. Before you all decide to mail in the season, you should know. It’s not that big of gap to turn the corner. It’s all in the execution. Cold, precise, emotionless execution is what is needed.

  • Dan78

    Any of you guys know if we will have any salary cap relief 2013?

  • J Hill

    This is all solvable with coaching, it’s not even the talent. They don’t know how to run the scheme right.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Exactly. That’s why I Blame the coaches.

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    How long do we get to blame the coaches?

    What’s the learning curve here?

  • inonewordraider

    mcclain was a stud v san diego

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    S&BP Lead Writer Levi Damien Live chat at noon///Raiders live chat today at noon.=========================================Oh no, dueling live chats.

  • bcz24

    124.inonewordraider Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:41 am
    mcclain was a stud v san diego
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    Stud? Nah, he played the position the way you are supposed to. Hustle hard, hit the hole, find the ball. 60 minute.

    Since then… he went back to hangin out watching the game from the middle of the field.

  • inonewordraider

    Defense will be Ro(lando McClain, linebacker). In this defense, he can have a Patrick Willis, Ray Lewis-type year. He’ll be straight to the ball, make tackles, get picks, have a great year.”
    -Michael Huff

  • blackandsilverside

    J Hill Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    we have DA lying straight up into our faces saying what a great talent McClain is with a football mind second to none

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    Any thoughts as to why a rookie HC would hitch himself to a player like that?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Most public figures are out and out liars, same as DA. We talk about who won the debate the other night and Romney is declared the winner. That wasn’t a debate it was a lie-fest.

    So no one tells the truth.

    Unfortuately, these Raiders are so hide-bound to banging a round peg through an oblong hole they will do anything to square their images.

    The club spent an inordinate amount of money on McClain, and he is the 2nd biggest draft bust in their history.

    Now they have to justify it anyway they can. Just like Romney said, “I’ve never said I would lower taxes on the rich”, DA says McClain is a great player with a fantastic football mind.

    For now the club has no one to replace McClain. This off season they can send him packing, or possibly he’ll go to prison. Either way DA won’t have to justify anything at that time. McClain will be gone and that will be that.

  • guest123

    How long do we get to blame the coaches?

    What’s the learning curve here?

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    Q1 Can’t fix stupid.

    Q2 I think the learning curve extends in next season’s OTA’s.

  • The Big Banana

    J Hill Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    we have DA lying straight up into our faces saying what a great talent McClain is with a football mind second to none

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    Any thoughts as to why a rookie HC would hitch himself to a player like that?

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    People respond in different ways, depending on their make up. My guess is DA thought propping him up, giving him confidence, and saying out loud just how good he is (or can be) would do it for McClain.

    That or he was putting makeup on an ugly girl to generate trade interest.

  • blackandsilverside

    inonewordraider Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:45 am
    Defense will be Ro(lando McClain, linebacker). In this defense, he can have a Patrick Willis, Ray Lewis-type year. He’ll be straight to the ball, make tackles, get picks, have a great year.”
    -Michael Huff
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Huff is a total marshmellow. It’s his sort of talent that has been the undoing of this club.

    Doubtful he’ll be around next season.

    If you listen to anything that big idiot says, I pity you.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    big mack vs al davis ?

    not really. First you should be thankful that we do have people on this blog that understand contracts and the cap. BCZ24 is not a person i agree with a lot, but he knows his stuff when it comes to the contract terms.

    Big mack was up against it, his hands were tied a bit and he had to be very creative with limited money available. Getting rid of some of the huge contracts and players was needed because those guys would not fit the new vision or systems. You cant pay huge money to guys that dont fit the future plan.

    Also Davis’s contracts and playes were good fits for what Davis wanted to do, and the coaching staff at that time, this is a new regime and most hold overs dont fit what they are looking for.

    Yes it is painful watching this mismatched scheme and players, and watching the only scrubs we could afford, but it is a unnecessary part of the process.

    Dont worry as we move ahead and the team gets its finances together, they will be able to get better players that fit what they are trying to do. This includes the draft, we wont always be limited to picking in the 3rd round and later.

    Not sure why anyone expected an overnight turn around in a rebuild, or worse yet, a reloading process when you are playing totally different systems.

    It will get worse before it gets better, but it is much like loosing baby teeth, or tearing down muscle lifting weight, with the knowledge that when it heals it will be stronger.

    Embrace the rebuild people, you should have seen this coming

  • blackandsilverside

    Also, I have seen numerous comments blaming the coaches for this year’s mess.

    The fact of the matter is, as Corky has been saying, this team lacks talent and has not one real play maker that can change the course of a game, or the club.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    J Hill Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:40 am
    This is all solvable with coaching, it’s not even the talent. They don’t know how to run the scheme right.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Exactly. That’s why I Blame the coaches.

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    How long do we get to blame the coaches?

    What’s the learning curve here?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    We kept Saunders, so we could have introduced/ implemented the new scheme gradually during the season, which will give the players more time to learn/ adjust while continuing to play at an acceptable level.

  • DMAC

    inonewordraider Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    mcclain was a stud v san diego
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    Everythings been downhill since that game. For the 1st time he really looked like a real MLB flying all over the field. Dude has been garbage since. WTF happened?
    Is he playing injured again?

  • The Big Banana

    Folks often rise to the level of expectation. Expect little, get little. DA may have been setting that high bar for McClain to rise to.

  • DMAC

    Is it time to use our back up plan? (Saunders?)

  • DMAC

    False start Barnes > Smith
    or
    Smith > Barnes
    I’m rolling w/ Barnes

    Who would you guys like to see at RT, when Barnes is healthy?

  • DJ Johnny

    125.Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:43 am
    S&BP Lead Writer Levi Damien Live chat at noon///Raiders live chat today at noon.=========================================Oh no, dueling live chats.


    Might wanna take your chances with Levi. At least he pretends to have some inside info.

  • DutchRaider77

    Dude has been garbage since. WTF happened?
    Is he playing injured again?

    ___________________________________________________

    Crohn’s Disease? Symptoms do kinda reflect his play at times…

    Is it contagious through the TV?

    B/c I have noticed watching the Raiders D it has caused Nausea and vomiting…plumbing is ok.

    Signs and Symptoms:
    The most common signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease are diarrhea and abdominal pain. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.

    •Diarrhea (with or without blood)
    •Abdominal pain and bloating
    •Fatigue
    •Poor appetite
    •Weight loss
    •Fever
    •Nausea and vomiting
    •Floating stools (caused by poor digestion of fat)
    Crohn’s disease can also be associated with other medical conditions, including arthritis, osteoporosis, eye infections, blood clots, liver disease, and skin rashes.

    Read more: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/crohns-disease-000043.htm#ixzz28S5fSoAh

  • inonewordraider

    we had ZERO pass rush and d looked good v San Diego. Two injured cb’s later and we’re garbage. We must:

    1. get the best corners we can out there whether that be in house or signing some vets

    2. add andre carter

    3. add some power blocking while implementing zbs and be stubborn with the run keeping the d off the field

    4. a healthy dhb is a much bigger threat than hagan/streater alongside moore things will open up

    we’re a block here, a healthy set of wideouts, a run happy playcaller, a diamond in the rough cb, and a passrusher away from being good

  • http://amyhasaplan@raidernation.com Drexl

    DMAC Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    False start Barnes > Smith
    or
    Smith > Barnes
    I’m rolling w/ Barnes

    Who would you guys like to see at RT, when Barnes is healthy?
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    between the two, Barnes

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    its a laughable notion that the coaches will completely change the offense or scrap the wco, or the zbs, or even bring in sunders in week 5 of the season. Then all of the work that has been done to install a new plan and offense would go to waste. It would set back the future, which is bringing in guys that fit the wco and zbs next year. This does not happen in football and if it happened here we would have to seriously question the leadership.

    You are trying to sell a plan, you must commit to it.

    Fire knapp and hire suanders to re install the old offense from a year ago?!?!?

    What a joke

  • inonewordraider

    Who would you guys like to see at RT, when Barnes is healty
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    barnes is solid when not false starting, while the fresh prince got eaten alive in pass rush v broncos although he did well against pitt. barnes

  • DutchRaider77

    @Mistic1

    Which O-Lineman don’t fit the ZBS? Besides W. Smith?

  • DMAC

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    its a laughable notion that the coaches will completely change the offense or scrap the wco, or the zbs, or even bring in sunders in week 5 of the season. Then all of the work that has been done to install a new plan and offense would go to waste. It would set back the future, which is bringing in guys that fit the wco and zbs next year. This does not happen in football and if it happened here we would have to seriously question the leadership.

    You are trying to sell a plan, you must commit to it.

    Fire knapp and hire suanders to re install the old offense from a year ago?!?!?

    What a joke
    ========

    You just want to see a lousy year by Carson Palmer so we can draft your boy Geno.
    Strip Knapp of his play calling duties. Don’t destroy the schitty foundation.

  • DMAC

    Who has gotten a good look at Coup playing LG?
    Is it time to give Bergs a shot? After all, he was our 1st overall selection in the draft.

  • DMAC

    We need the Cable guy to come back and slap the schit outta Knappy and take over the play calling duties again.

  • inonewordraider

    the Raiders need to adjust and pass more -Corkran
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    really i mean all we do is pass

  • inonewordraider

    This wasn’t a playoff-caliber team he inherited, regardless how close the Raiders were to making the playoffs in 2011.-Corkran