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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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  • 504 Raider

    Pryor will be our QB of the future. He is getting the Marquette King treatment.

  • Method To My Madness

    J Hill Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    How can you not recognize the Oline being the MAIN problem?

    Next year, we will need to replace Carlisle, Smith, AND Briesel.

    1st rd pick HAS to be on the Oline.

    Seymour will be retired. Kelly will be a backup DT.
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    Seymour retired in 2009…Kelly has always been a backup

  • Method To My Madness

    J Hill Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    Not sure what you are looking at, but DMac should’ve had about 150 yds today.

    CLEAR big runs called back b/c of penalties.
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    we had most penalties the last two years and dmac ran well….im not listening to your garbage mayne

  • J Hill

    1st rd pick and some nice FA dollars MUST be spent on getting 2 starters for the Oline.

    I assume Bergstrom will be a starter.

  • Method To My Madness

    Thought that was you…my bad bruh

  • ChrisinNC

    I like Palmer, but I just don’t see him coming through in the clutch. When the pressure is on, at the end of games late in the 4th quarter, he just hasn’t shown that he’s capable of coming through consistently. Doesn’t make him a bad QB, but also compromises his ability to lead us to a championship.

    Jason Campbell had tremendous heart and courage to come to this team, when we were in the dumps and no one would even consider us. He stepped on the field and gave it his all. He took care of the ball. Does he have the passing ability of Palmer? No. But he also didn’t seem to fold in the clutch like Palmer has been either. He was a consistent, steady force. And I, for one, appreciated that.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    Yeah “B” we did have a discussion before pre-season about how the zbs would not be a good fit for DMac

    We also talked about Palmer not being a good fit for the WCO

  • Stringer Bell

    Not sure why Des Bryant is not getting the majority of the snaps at DT. Have Seymour just be a situational sub at this point.

  • ChrisinNC

    I’m just tired of these knucklehead decisions by our QB in crunch time. That’s awesome he can rack up stats for most of the game, but can he deliver when it matters? That’s all I’m asking.

  • Method To My Madness

    J Hill Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    1st rd pick and some nice FA dollars MUST be spent on getting 2 starters for the Oline.

    I assume Bergstrom will be a starter.
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    Bergs not even starting is a joke man….Parsons was brought in at RG…if Allen had any sense bergs comes in at LG and coop is in at RG after BRIBEsiel went out

    Another needle dk kinda move by Allen

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “I like Palmer, but I just don’t see him coming through in the clutch. ”

    Like today when he was down by 7 and he drove the team with 2:00 left the length of the filed to score a TD on the road in a noisy stadium…or like he did to beat Pitt?

  • Raiders for life

    J Hill Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    1st rd pick and some nice FA dollars MUST be spent on getting 2 starters for the Oline.

    I assume Bergstrom will be a starter

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    Mostly agree with your comments except for the Bergs. Dude is 27 and if he can’t get on the field now, then he could very well be a wasted #3 draft pick.

  • J Hill

    I’m not going to cry about the ZBS, B.

    It will be here for at least 3 years, so it is what it is. All we needed from Willie Smith today was to play AVERAGE and that ZBS would’ve looked damn good.

    Parson??? LMFAO. He’d be the same bum in a power scheme.

    1st rd pick and some nice FA dollars on 2 starters who can play in the ZBS.

  • ChrisinNC

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    “I like Palmer, but I just don’t see him coming through in the clutch. ”

    Like today when he was down by 7 and he drove the team with 2:00 left the length of the filed to score a TD on the road in a noisy stadium…or like he did to beat Pitt?
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    Got you. I want to believe in the guy. Guess he just hasn’t been put enough situations with a chance to win the game yet to really know.

  • bigsnow81

    In my opinion, draft a DE, LB, and CB in 2013. Then a franchise QB in 2014. People are all doom and gloom.

  • Raiders for life

    I actually thought that Parsons did a decent job at center.
    Again, move Wiz back to LG and Coops back to RG.

  • bigsnow81

    Seymour’s contract expiring will free up a lot of money. McFadden’s contract is expiring as well. I think with his injury issues he wont command a big contract.

  • J Hill

    666,

    Palmer is a good QB. No question.

    I thinkwe are looking for a better chess player in certain situations.

    Just can’t throw that pick 6 today.

    Can’t keep throwing the ball to the TE short of the sticks on 3rd down. Or any other rec for that matter.

    Audible into some 3rd down plays that work. Should be able to see the defense, identify a mismatch, and get us into that play.

  • Stringer Bell

    The other mind boggling coaching decision is what happened to using Marcel Reece. It seems he is not even in the game plan even poses a matchup problem for teams.

  • bigsnow81

    Palmer made up for the INT. This loss is squarely on the defense.

  • Stringer Bell

    Where was the no huddle today. Palmer ran it well against the steelers and we haven’t seen it since.

  • Method To My Madness

    J Hill Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    I’m not going to cry about the ZBS, B.

    It will be here for at least 3 years, so it is what it is. All we needed from Willie Smith today was to play AVERAGE and that ZBS would’ve looked damn good.

    Parson??? LMFAO. He’d be the same bum in a power scheme.

    1st rd pick and some nice FA dollars on 2 starters who can play in the ZBS.
    *************************8

    No it wont….Jhill you are cool bruh…real cool…down home brotha…but your football takes are off

    if we win 2-3 games and Allen loses locker room you think he here for 3 years with zbs? Get the fk out cutty

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Our next Rich Gannon doesn’t force that pass. I’m not saying Carson Campbell’s horrible, just saying he won’t be the next Rich Gannon, or, for f’n crying out loud, the next Jim Plunket (just punch yourself).

  • Raiders for life

    119.Stringer Bell Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    The other mind boggling coaching decision is what happened to using Marcel Reece. It seems he is not even in the game plan even poses a matchup problem for teams.

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    No fkn sht, my friend and I were watching the game saying the same thing. You could see #45 line up outside and nothing. Reece at FB…nothing. You nailed that call at it fkn pissed me off sooooooo bad. No Marcell?????????

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    IF WE GET A TD ON THAT DRIVE THE GAME’S OVER! CARSON THROWS A PICK 6. DON’T TELL ME IT’S NOT HIS FAULT!

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Carson Campbell has good physical attributes. He’s just retarded.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    We should trade McFadden before his contract’s up. People out there think he’s great? Let them have him. We know better.

  • Method To My Madness

    well time to watch the Giants hopefully lose

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    5 YEARS! 5 YEARS! WHEN DOES MCFADDEN BECOME THE GUY WE DRAFTED HIM TO BE? HE SHOULD AVERAGE ONE BREAKAWAY PER GAME. HE’S AVERAGING ABOUT 1 A YEAR!!!!

  • Raiders for life

    125.Sullivan44 Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    IF WE GET A TD ON THAT DRIVE THE GAME’S OVER! CARSON THROWS A PICK 6. DON’T TELL ME IT’S NOT HIS FAULT!

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    Myers doesn’t drop the ball in the endzone that hit him right in the chest is an easy 6 points. It’s not all CP.

  • raiderzmaverick

    ChrisinNC Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    “I like Palmer, but I just don’t see him coming through in the clutch. ”

    Like today when he was down by 7 and he drove the team with 2:00 left the length of the filed to score a TD on the road in a noisy stadium…or like he did to beat Pitt?
    ————————————————–

    Got you. I want to believe in the guy. Guess he just hasn’t been put enough situations with a chance to win the game yet to really know.
    ===================================
    I remember at least a couple of games last year where Palmer charged us down the field and scored late in the game to take the lead only to have the defense collapse last second to lose it.

    He doesn’t fold in the clutch…I haven’t seen worse 4th quarter play out of him than other quarters.

  • raiderzmaverick

    Sullivan44 Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    We should trade McFadden before his contract’s up. People out there think he’s great? Let them have him. We know better.
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    McFadden is great – didn’t you see him the last two years. Put him in the right system and he’s a top 5 player in this league.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    5 years and it’s still excuse city for McFadden.

  • raiderzmaverick

    Method To My Madness Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    J Hill Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    I’m not going to cry about the ZBS, B.

    It will be here for at least 3 years, so it is what it is. All we needed from Willie Smith today was to play AVERAGE and that ZBS would’ve looked damn good.

    Parson??? LMFAO. He’d be the same bum in a power scheme.

    1st rd pick and some nice FA dollars on 2 starters who can play in the ZBS.
    *************************8

    No it wont….Jhill you are cool bruh…real cool…down home brotha…but your football takes are off

    if we win 2-3 games and Allen loses locker room you think he here for 3 years with zbs? Get the fk out cutty
    ================
    I think that the Gut and DA both are very conservative and don’t want to “stay the route” even if it’s not working, and will continue even through at least another year.

    The truth is that the ZBS can work – it’s just gotta have the right personnel. So it’s down to “execution” in their mind as “look at Houston”.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Massacre taking place at ATT park. And not just Joe Buck’s voice. Cardinals killing the Giants, too.

  • raiderzmaverick

    Sullivan, last year when Mc Fadden was healthy, did you see any other RB who was more dangerous?

    Noone combined the speed, ability to make people miss and just plowed over players like McFadden did the last 2 year when healthy. He averaged over 5 yards per carry for gods sake!

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Cards are hot. Think they might win it all.

  • raiderzmaverick

    I got a little laugh though – before with the replacement refs we had the 2nd least penalties in the league.

    Now that the regular regs are back we get flagged 12 times. Gotta love thinking the conspiracy theory is still alive and ticking.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    5 years in and any team McFadden’s on should know they’re winning 10 games. Not the case. Piss off with your excuses.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    MCFADDEN IS MARGINALLY BETTER THAN AVERAGE! THIS IS BASED ON RESULTS!!!

  • Raiders for life

    I still want to know who is #71 holding, and #49 technical foul on the punt return. DA’s got to call the white hats over for that sht.
    Who the fk is #71 and who the fk is #49? Next these stupid fk’s are gonna call a block in the back by #111?
    Raiders don’t even………never mind.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    No DMAC wouldnt have had 150 yards if it were penalties.. the reason he had those long runs WERE BECAUSE of Penalties.

    REGGIES guys have been looking good as late WHEELER, BURRIS, GOODSON, HANSEN anyhow

    like i said this game sucks but its not like we were going deep in the playoffs or superbowl bound this year.

    Just keep building on the TEAM. Carters presence helped to day forsure.. The DEFENSE of line was a tad bit better.

  • Raiders for life

    Here is a good question for the guru’s. What happened to McClain?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    McClain did good when was in.. he was in that goaline stop . They ran a NICKEL defense alot of the game.. taking him out do to personel

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    http://deadspin.com/5951573/reports-pittsburgh-steelers-nt-alameda-taamu-arrested-on-charges-of-dui-aggravated-assault-with-a-vehicle-and-resisting-arrest

    Meanwhile, a TON of semi-pros (including me) wanted Reggie to draft Alameda Ta’amu or Josh Chapman with our first pick last April.

    Well, Chapman is out for the year because his knee is stil hurt, and Ta’amu just got arrested for both driving under the influence and fighting the cops who arrested him.

    Looks like Reggie made the right call after all. Here’s a wild thought: Maybe he knows more about football than we do.

  • r8eray

    Raiders For Life Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:36 pm
    Here is a good question for the guru’s. What happened to McClain?

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    They finally realized he was a burden on passing downs!

  • Raiders for life

    144.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 6:36 pm
    McClain did good when was in.. he was in that goaline stop . They ran a NICKEL defense alot of the game.. taking him out do to personel

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    I noticed that the Raiders ran alot of nickel D today, I guess thats what it was. 5 DB’s but Wheeler and Burris? Did Mcjog loose his spot?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    BTW what the heck is NAP THINKING?? AUSBERRY looks like a MAN out there. Where is REECE?

    GET REECE and AUSBERRY THE BALL!!!! Damnnn Nap.. wtf u dork

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    Raiders didn’t need McBosworth to stop Atlanta’s running game so they played with an extra DB most of the time.

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    GET REECE and AUSBERRY THE BALL!!!! Damnnn Nap.. wtf u dork
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    Reece has been M.I.A.