Final: Falcons 23, Raiders 20


Sorry for the delay . . . issues with Internet specfically related to posting on the blog. But as Carson Palmer might say, no excuses. It’s on my shoulders.

Anyway, here’s a link to the game story in Bay Area News Group papers.

Here’s a link to a story by correspondent Guy Curtwright on an Oakland pass defense that picked off its first three passes of the season and improved dramatically but gave up just enough ground in the end to Matt Ryan for Matt Bryant to kick a 55-yard field goal.

Here’s a link to the Raiders notebook, with Carson Palmer taking the blame for the defeat.


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  • Thec


  • Thec

    I am outro… 1 NATION

  • Give Carson Campbell his bus ticket.

  • Shut up Sandusky44 Palmer is not the problem.

  • Watching Deliverance. Ok, quick, what’s your favorite part??
    Yep, mine too. It’s coming up.
    Chubby little cheeks, to die for.

  • AmysInCharge Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    Who ya taking?…be careful, last time that happened you gave some illiterate retard 60 million bucks. LMAO


    Al’s dead, so there’s nothing to be gain from rehashing the JaMarcus pick.

    Your bigger concern should be Oakland getting back to the Super Bowl sooner than your beloved Niners.

  • Jerry, screw your colleague who’s trying to puff his pom poms for Matt Ryan. For Christ’s sake the Raiders were in a prevent and gave them the 55 yarder, that Bryant muffed if not for Allen trying the tired timeout rouse. Ryan was shut down today.

  • Kirk

    McFadden runs better in a power running scheme.

    Everyone knows this except for Knapp and Allen.

    They should both be fired.

  • VanHeathen30

    Palmer is not the problem with this team…
    Executing the plays, special teams especially punt coverage and receiving is in need of some tuning up…but this team looks ready to go…

    4-4 after next 3 weeks…


  • power running scheme with McFadden: 8-8, pretty much forever.

    Zone blocking scheme with Goodson: 8-8 this year, 10-6 next year, 14-2 and Super Bowl year after that.

  • Kirk

    I have been watching pro football for 50 years, and Knapp is the worst OC I have ever seen.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    Weak sauce sully, stick to your guns bra. You are one of the main Carson apologist now your bailing & back peddaling.

    Just pathetic. These Carson worshippers seeing their ridiculous ideas of superbowls parades explode into orange & black flames. Now they are jumping ship like the rare they really are.


    What a joke. Palmer sucks

  • I have an idea, how about we send McFadden away right along with the power blocking scheme? We don’t need McFadden. He isn’t anything close to what he was drafted to be.

  • Carson Campbell does suck, I agree.

  • Twocents

    I would say our OL is more responsible for the loss than Palmer.

  • Sullivan44 Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    power running scheme with McFadden: 8-8, pretty much forever.

    Zone blocking scheme with Goodson: 8-8 this year, 10-6 next year, 14-2 and Super Bowl year after that.


    Remember that the proper term is “angle blocking,” not “power blocking.”

    People only like it because “power blocking” sounds cool. Most have ZERO knowledge about what makes the ZBS different from angle blocking.

  • I just emailed Becker. All you pathetic troll fckers are busted. I’ll be King of this blog once all the trolls are gone.


    Only this franchise. Only this f’n franchise. I swear.


  • Plunketthead

    If you atre a whiner fan, cheer up!!
    You can watch two real football teams go at it in 15 minutes

    Watch and learn how a SB contender plays

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Stop with that weak ass ” Carson is not the problem” crap already. THE MAN IS 5-10 in Oakland, 2-4 in the division and has thrown a downright laughable 39 ints over his last 30 games!!!

    Come on! This isn’t a problem?!?!?

  • fingers

    # 15…twocents…agree… Not the sole reason but a good portion of the responsibility … Olines been very inconsistent… Disappointing

  • Mistic you are weak ass. Enough with your JC bull sht. Have you even traveled internationally?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Carson worshippers noteably, & of course predictably silent.

    Lefty, lofty,alex7, try some reality, raider rob, raider Dave, antipsy, jb, inone… & the rest


    Carson stinks to high heaven, can’t wait to see how Jerry mck, & cork try & spin this for their hero.

    Worst trade in football history, closing in on worst trade in sports history

  • Too $hort baby, I’m so hard
    Pimpin’ these hoes on the boulevard
    But I’m not here to tell ya bout me
    I got a little story bout a nasty freak
    She’s the kind of girl you think about in bed
    Blowjob Betty givin’ real good head

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    So MR’s favorite scene in Deliverance is the scene of men engaged in carnal relations? LOL!

  • fingers

    There were plenty of reasons for today’s loss.. Not anyone player….

  • RaiderReggie

    If you played football even at the high school level you never throw a ball in the flats inside the red zone that let to that interception for a touchdown today. I saw Jay Shroeder do it for the Raiders a few times when they were in L.A. and Carson Palmer reminds me of Jay Shroeder. Also, Greg Knapp should have known not to call a play like that.

  • zopi

    Great pass out of the end zone to Moore for 50, signature Palmer.
    The pick six at the moment of truth, signature Palmer.
    Dazzle, pop, and fizzle.

    He might not be “the” problem, but he’s not the answer either, and he was “the” problem today.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain


    I have had the priveledge of traving off shore twice. Ok I won’t bring up how jc was far superior to Carson in both wins & turnovers in his tenure.

    I will however punish those that tried to sell me on the instant upgrade garbage that I knew was pure lunacy from the start.

    Jfb, dmac, bay2la, & everybody else that dancers in the street when Palmer went down.

    You have to admit this is putrid & doesnt come close to what we had last year.

  • At least Al Davis is dead now. That’s something. I’m going to sleep. Too much rum.

    Whut Whut, Holla!

  • Raiders for life

    Raiders won today, white hats fk’d them.
    I see improvement. Who the fk is #71 and #49?

    Sully, don’t bother responding. K

  • blackandsilverside

    Raiders looked good today, especially considering they were playing Atlanta. I don’t think CP’s boneheaded INT lost the game since if you calculate the game, time wise, if Oakland had scored with an INT, Atlanta had plenty of to score following and tie the game.

    In reality it was always coming down to the last minute field goal.

    The loss can be blamed on Knapp and his insistence in almost exclusively using DMAC. When the ball is handed to Goodsen he seems to rip of 40 and 50 yard runs.

    I keep telling everyone that DMAC is no elite back. He is an excellent back, but not great nor elite. You can’t base a game on his performance.

    What isn’t working, won’t work, and until the second half of the 4th quarter it DMAC, DMAC, DMAC for little gain.

    If dumbass Knapp knew how to use his players and call a game we would have beat down Alanta by 3, if not 4, TDs.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Serious questions must be asked of the coaching staff as well at this point. Giving up half time leads in some games being blown out in second halts of others.

    Da not looking to good so far

  • Palmer did his job he drove us down for a TD the D could not hold as usual and we lost.

    The guy makes one bad throw you are all over him. Mike Vick has 11 turnovers in 5 games and no one is calling for him to be benched I would take Palmer over Vick and Cam Newton this year the way they are playing!

  • blackandsilverside

    …..if Oakland had scored WITHOUT*** the INT………

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Knapp didn’t fumble twice & throw a pick 6 …. again!

    Lucky we didn’t get blown out, falcons tried to give it to us but Palmer gave it right back

    SimPly putrid

  • Imagine how good Palmer could be if he had a running game and time to throw the ball like Ryan has.

    You tards are so blinded buy your own tainted opinions that you cannot see what the real issue is you just blame Palmer.

    Good thing smart fella’s like you dolts are not running the team.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    1bad throw?!?!

    Palmer was rattled by the pressure from the start. He audibles into sacks, & turned the ball over. Had atlanta taken this game seriously it wouldn’t have been close.

    5-10 39 picks in 30 games

    Wake your game up bra, Palmer is finished

  • RaiderReggie

    The Raiders defense 3 interceptions today and the offense did not capitilized on it.

  • realtruraider

    Damn look at those legs

  • Raiders for life

    Don’t forget the easy TD pass that Palmer threw to Myers that bounced off his fkn chest. Perfect throw, should have have been 6 points.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Of course if Palmer had this if Palmer had that, when does it end?

    More excuses more losses. More god awful qb play from your hero

  • Raiders for life

    So….D. Moore slipping and not making the catch is Palmers fault? ok

  • Method To My Madness

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    Of course if Palmer had this if Palmer had that, when does it end?

    More excuses more losses. More god awful qb play from your hero

    Marcus………………. come on mayne…I dont like Palmer either but didnt I tell entire blog he would never work with Knapp

  • realtruraider

    Mistic is in full meltdown mode lol. Just think if our D wouldn’t of played prevent and we went into OT with CP3 throwing a game winning TD,the guy/woman probably would of jumped off a bridge by now lol. He is so clueless its not even funny anymore, its just sad

  • If your stupid enough to sit here and blame Palmer for all of our problems when we are averaging 2.6 yards per carry I cant help you bro your football IQ is too low for us to converse any more.

  • Method To My Madness

    Marcus….Palmer will never be a SB winning qb….but with a offense suited for him we at least have a chance…schit was fked in March….paid 12 mil for a 33 yr old…Reggie stinks

  • Raiders for life

    Here you go mistic,
    Veldheer misses his assignment causing Palmer to get blind sided just before he passes the ball, he fumbles. That CP’s fault??????

  • We have many issues that need to be addressed on this team and QB is not one of them right now.