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Falcons a blueprint for Raiders

There’s a lot to like about the Atlanta Falcons, and Raiders coach Dennis Allen is OK with admitting it.

Atlanta’s method of operation _ a collaborative general manager-coach relationship, selective free agency and building through the draft _ is precisely what Reggie McKenzie and Allen hope to achieve in Oakland.

A win over the Falcons Sunday would be a nice step toward that goal.

Here’s a link to a story on how the Raiders view the Falcons from afar . . .

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  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Raiders 30
    Falcons 27

    I miss AL.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I was an Al supporter. Miss Al as well. Im not to sure the way this org is going. However I still have faith in Reggie. Allen IDK.. time will tell. NAP being back here is wack.

    IF Al could talk to Allen tonight he would say Just Win Baby!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    I hate sharing everything this time of night only to find out I’m at the end of a post that almost no one will ever read. I guess it’s kinda like a diary, and on occasion my diarrhea. It is always beech’s diarrhea, but that’s beside the point.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Falcons 35
    Raiders 13

    or if by the grace of ethereal forces we compete

    Raiders 27
    Falcons 24

  • Al_is_theraiders

    yay…just what we all wanted…to become like the falcons…how many super bowl wins do they have again?

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    The worst thing that happened to the Raiders was Al passing away. The second worst thing that happened to the Raiders was Al getting very old and ill.

  • Kiwi_Blade

    The sun never sets on Raider Nation

  • Kiwi_Blade

    So Reggie flunked the GM interview at Atlanta.
    Wonder how many other GM interviews he flunked?
    Lucky for him he was the only one interviewed…

  • alex7

    Falcons.

    Draft franchise QB.

    Smart free agents (Michael Turner, Tony Gonzalez, John Abraham, Ray Edwards)

    Solid coach/GM relationship.

    Aggressive spread passing OC hire.

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    The Blueprint

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    The running game will awaken and the mad Palmer will have his weapons. Our “D” won’t do much and the Raiders win, 34–27.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Kiwi_Blade Says: So Reggie flunked the GM interview at Atlanta.=============How? When?

  • Kiwi_Blade

    GG Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    The worst thing that happened to the Raiders was Al passing away. The second worst thing that happened to the Raiders was Al getting very old and ill.

    ———————-

    Al needed to hire a GM 10 years ago before he lost his marbles

  • Kiwi_Blade

    Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Kiwi_Blade Says: So Reggie flunked the GM interview at Atlanta.=============How? When?

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    Follow the link in the story above – it’s in there

  • Kiwi_Blade

    Coincidentally, when the Falcons hired Dimitroff away from the New England Patriots, where he was director of college scouting, one of the other candidates whom owner Arthur Blank interviewed was McKenzie, then director of operations for the Green Bay Packers.

  • Tricky70390

    >land a top 5 pick
    >trade down to 10
    >draft Keenan Allen with 10th pick (there’s your Julio Jones)
    >draft Tyler Bray with the acquired 2nd round pick (there’s your Matt Ryan)
    >Boom.

  • RaiderDanny

    REALLY?? Compare this bad news Bears staff to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons!

  • RaiderDanny

    Going back to what dj said earlier about DA sound like he dont care if he wins or loses? Disturbing? We’ll play the game and live with the outcome? Whoa! This maybe our worst Coach to date or the whole plan is to be the top5 pick and scrap the rest for whatever they can get? These idiots are gonna dump everyone! Denarius, palmer, DHB, DMC etc etc

  • alex7

    so why would a Matt Ryan last until the 2nd round? I’m thinking in the last 10 years there haven’t been more than…a single 2nd round QB become a star.

  • RaiderDanny

    We lose tomorrow? Season over!!!

  • alex7

    “what dj said earlier about DA sound like…”

    For you non-English majors out there, this is simply called an opinion and should be regarded as much as a magic 8-ball.

  • alex7

    Danny

    I’m not sure where you’ve been the last 2 months, but most of us have known we’d be 6-10 this year…

    so what’s new? Nada.

  • RaiderDanny

    The red rifle?

  • RaiderDanny

    If i knew we would suck this bad i would have saved my 2k going to first game

  • RaiderDanny

    We lose tomorrow, i dont think this team has the heart to win another game!

  • RaiderDanny

    Whatever! Peace

  • RaiderDanny

    For luck! RRRAAAAAIIIDDERS!!

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    Not only is our GM and Head Coach losing their common sense by building up their competition…but so our are writers….

    Last time I checked, the Falcons had never won a Super Bowl….

    And who by copying the blueprint laid by other teams Jerry ever wins the big dance?

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    are/our

  • raiderpete

    We suck this year. We had a decent team last year. Far from perfect, but the offense was good, special teams was good as well. All I hear is that Reggie was left with a salary cap mess, but however Al worked around that every year. Jerry used to write that the salary cap was always doable. Now everyone acts like Reggie knows what Al doesn’t, I think that’s bullcrap. Now we’re gonna get our asses kicked. We suck so bad now, it’s hard to watch.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    From PFT…

    Carson Palmer struggling on the deep ball
    Posted by Evan Silva on October 13, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT
    Carson Palmer Pic Getty Images

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer has done well to cut down his interceptions this season. Through four starts, Palmer has compiled five touchdowns compared to two picks and is completing 61.1 percent of his throws.

    A heavy majority of Palmer’s completions are coming on checkdowns to running backs and tight ends, however, and he is struggling to get anything going deep. According to numbers compiled by Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Palmer is just 1-of-14 on throws of longer than 20 yards downfield this season. He failed to connect on each of his first dozen 20-plus-yard pass attempts.

    Palmer’s deep-ball efficiency should pick up going forward. The Raiders opened the season trying to nurse back top deep threat Denarius Moore from a hamstring injury. Moore is 100 percent now. Fellow wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey is also returning from a scary neck/concussion injury, suffered before Oakland’s Week Five bye. Heyward-Bey is listed as probable on the Week Six injury report and fully expected to start Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

    The Raiders’ offense is ideally vertical in nature. They want to use a high-volume running game to set up deep shots to their speedy receivers. With Moore and Heyward-Bey back, Oakland has the firepower to make good on the plan.

    Now, they just need Palmer to execute.

  • blackandsilverside

    backstageatapuppetshow Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 12:24 am
    Not only is our GM and Head Coach losing their common sense by building up their competition…but so our are writers….

    Last time I checked, the Falcons had never won a Super Bowl….

    And who by copying the blueprint laid by other teams Jerry ever wins the big dance?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Copy-cats, and look at us. Every championship team was built upon a unique concept. And now we get Reggie from GB, the success of which has come and gone already. Then we have DA who seems to have teamed up with Knapp, riding upon lack of success by Knapp.

  • Raidergil650

    RAIDERS WIN 27-24! BIGGEST UPSET TODAY YEAA GO RAIDERS!

  • LondonAl

    As a Raider fan I was saddened by the death of Al Davis. He was the Raiders. However he is gone now so we carry on. RM/DA/MD have a tough job in re-moulding the Raiders. I am confident they can achieve sucess and turn us around BUT it takes time. I am prepared to give them the time the job needs and if that means another losing season then so be it. I think MD/RM’s work will make us a more robust organisation so it’s down to DA and the players to give us more wins than losses.
    Go Raiders!

  • EMRaiders

    I know this is just my heart talking probably, but I have this feeling we will win today. I don’t know, call it a hunch.

    Maybe it’s all that pollo loco I just ate as well….

    GO RAIDERS!

  • LondonAl

    EMRaiders Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 1:32 am
    I know this is just my heart talking probably, but I have this feeling we will win today. I don’t know, call it a hunch.

    Maybe it’s all that pollo loco I just ate as well….

    GO RAIDERS!
    ======================
    If we can get a lot of pressure on Matt Ryan and knock him down a few times I think we have a good chance of winning. So c’mon DL :-)

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    33.LondonAl Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 1:23 am
    As a Raider fan I was saddened by the death of Al Davis. He was the Raiders. However he is gone now so we carry on. RM/DA/MD have a tough job in re-moulding the Raiders. I am confident they can achieve sucess and turn us around BUT it takes time. I am prepared to give them the time the job needs and if that means another losing season then so be it. I think MD/RM’s work will make us a more robust organisation so it’s down to DA and the players to give us more wins than losses.
    Go Raiders!

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    Agreed.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I feel 10 times more confident we’ll win today against ATL than next week against JAX

    thats been our issue for the past 10 years. We compete or find a way to beat the good teams … then get blown out by equal or lesser teams

    the team is only hungry, motivated & prepared when they think we’re playing a team we have no chance at defeating

  • RaiderRockstar

    The Raiders will look across the field Sunday at the team they aspire to be.
    “They’ve got the right formula for winning football games,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said of the Atlanta Falcons. “They understand their personnel, they understand what they’re looking for and what it takes to win. In some respects, that’s a team we try to emulate.”

    ***

    in other words,

    the Raiders don’t have the right formula for winning football games. We don’t understand our personnel, we don’t understand what we’re looking for or know what it takes to win.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • Area man

    45-3, not the Raiders.

  • qodrn1

    The Prediction Board:

    Dedicated to Al Davis, Raider duct tape (boy does it hold) and the Coliseum rodents

    Week 1: Alex7: Chargers 27 Raiders 20 (22/14)
    Week 2: R8eray: Dolphins 20 Raiders 13 (35/13)
    Week 3: Plunketthead Raiders 30 Steelers 27 (34/31) R
    Week 4: Amysincharge: Denver 48-7 (37-6)

    303Raider Says: falcons 31 Raiders 17
    AmysInCharge Says: Atlanta 54 Oakland 7
    Area man Says: 45-3, not the Raiders.
    arkraider Says: Raiders 27-Dirty Birds 23
    blackandsilverside Says: Atlanta 41 Raiders 14
    Custom Raider Says: Oakland 38 Atlanta 10
    davidon Says: ATL 35 Raiders 10
    GG Says: Falcons 35 Raiders 13 or if by the grace of ethereal forces we compete Raiders 27 Falcons 24
    JLofty Says: Raiders 31 – Falcones 27
    Kiwi_Blade Says: Raiders 6 Falcons 32
    Klas Tjorborn Says: Falcons 35, Raiders 20
    Plunketthead Says: Raiders 37-35
    PlunkforHOF Says: My beloved Raiders 31 Cuckolds 28 wait for it……in OT!
    qodrn Raiders 27 Atlanta 24
    Raidergil650 Says: RAIDERS WIN 27-24!
    Raider O Says: Raiders 30 Falcons 27
    RaiderRockstar Says: Raiders 37 Falcons 35
    realtruraider Says: Raiders 34 Drunken Chickens 24
    Zwarte Piet Says: Malosos 20 Halcones 13…