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Previewing today’s Raiders vs. Falcons game

By Jon Becker
Sunday, October 14th, 2012 at 5:00 am in Oakland Raiders.


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

    I was 10 years old the last time the Raiders won a Super Bowl. I barely remember the game.

  • RaiderRockstar

    one of the best players we got is Burris and Big Berg.

    ***

    RNO,

    they both have potential – but I wouldn’t say they are our “best players”

    Aaron Curry is injured and Joe Barksdale was a freaking slug (like Bruce Campbell). Doesn’t mean automatically their replacements are studs or even upgrades at this point. time will tell

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

    Al Davis was like the George Lucas of NFL owners. Had great success in the 70s and early 80s then became a crazy ego maniac. The 2002 Super Bowl team was like our Phantom Menace.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Reggie is respected by all that know the difference between a Football and a soccer ball.

    ***

    I agree with this, but he’s still a rookie GM that is only human and will make mistakes (especially early on)

    In 3-5 years we all might think he’s the best thing that ever happened to us and Mark Davis will be a genius for hiring him – or the opposite

  • AmysInCharge

    Poor Albert,..drwoning in his own personal misery,..now having Star Wars flashbacks. Today just keeps getting better.

  • RNOraiderFan

    Curry has no knees. Why would Seattle get rid of it’s top ten 1st rounder for a 7th? RR you missed the point I was making. The past 12 years Al’s mind was not sharp enough to be Reggie’s secretary.

  • RNOraiderFan

    Burris will be better then any 1rst rounder over the past 12 years. I might concede that to Hey-Bey, but right now you can book it!

  • RaiderRockstar

    The past 12 years Al’s mind was not sharp

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    RNO,

    Grandpa Davis was a gamblin’ man. Unfortunately, most people who gamble lose their shirt

    Al hit on a few and missed on a whole bunch. He’s not the only one. His issue wasn’t that his brain was out of sorts. It was that the game had changed and passed him by. He chose to do things himself rather than rely on the people he hired. He didn’t trust anybody and he was very stubborn. I agree with you that he should have taken a backseat a long time ago, but not because he wasn’t sharp. Because 1 man can’t do everything

  • RNOraiderFan

    On another topic. I’m going nuts up here in Reno, Nv. Everyone is a fair weather fan and this season its everyone sporting 9ers gear, FAGS! I’m. Willing to start making the 3 1/2 hour drive to the East Bay to watch the game around the die hard real fans. Anyone wanna tell me the closest place to Reno to do this. I’m now officially kicked outta every sports bar here cuz I kick fair weather weenie suxers out the door. I do follow just not quietly like those 9er fans, Fags!

  • Plunketthead

    Just looking back on the history of the Raiders makes one proud. Today success in the NFL = VL trophies and the Raiders have three of them.

    That means a lot when free agents come to visit. Yes we have been down but we have been to the SB in almost every decade. No other team can say that.

    So when Reggie turns things around and we start winning again you can bet those VL make a big difference

  • RaiderReggie

    Darren McFadden must get 25 carries and 5 passes thrown to him. Pound the rock to keep Matt Ryan off the field. The Raiders can’t get in a shoot-out with Atlanta. PERIOD!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Reg, I agree

    think Goodson or Jones will get any touches??

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Atlanta 45
    Oakland 13

    Allen smiles with Mike Smith after the game & says glowing things about what a great organization they have. He also defends Knapp’s play-calling.

    Then the Knapp apologists compare his first 5 games as a 2012 OC to Hue’s first 5 games as OC in 2010. This comparison lasts 1 more week as we they won’t want to compare the first 7 games…or maybe they just say Hue’s 7th game was a “fluke”.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    KK Chick Fil A, you blog your “alleged anniversary” you blog on vacation. You are one weird old Fk nut!

  • RaiderRockstar

    MRDB,

    Hue Jax never had Palmer & McFadden together like Knapp does

  • RaiderReggie

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 8:00 am
    Reg, I agree

    think Goodson or Jones will get any touches??
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    I think Goodson will get a few touches. Jones will probably be a special teamer only.

  • RNOraiderFan

    Anyone every really watch D-Mac run the ball? Not when he’s down the field going for it, but at the hand off? He looks straight at the line while getting the ball. Sees the hole. Then puts his head down and looks at the ground and hits that spot HARD! Harded then any other RB in the game today. Problem is that is great for power blocking. News Flash D-Mac, we runnin a zone now. Head up patience running, follow the flow of the line. I have no faith in D-Mac in this O. I have no faith in Knapp for taking our best RB outta the game.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @ RNO

    McFadden has power & speed

    he’s not real shifty or elusive. doesn’t have fluid hips

    I agree with you that he’s a better fit for power blocking

  • RNOraiderFan

    RR, I think over the past year or two since I signed up here we have agreed on much.

  • RaiderRockstar

    RNO,

    I tend to drink the Kool-Aid until I find out somebody pissed in it. I’m a pretty positive guy, but my eyes don’t deceive me. I’m not afraid to call somebody out when the need arises

    I see you’re somewhat of a realist as well

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 8:06 am
    MRDB,

    Hue Jax never had Palmer & McFadden together like Knapp does

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    Shhhhhh…No logic in here

  • RNOraiderFan

    Total realist. Haha.

  • r8eray

    Steelers rookie NT Alameda Ta’amu was arrested early Sunday morning for drunken driving, among other various charges.
    Ta’amu reportedly crashed into several vehicles and then attempted to flee the scene. The fourth-rounder out of Washington is facing felony counts of fleeing police, aggravated assault while driving drunk and three counts of aggravated assault, plus 10 misdemeanors, including resisting arrest, attempting escape, drunken driving and failure to obey traffic laws. Ta’amu has yet to appear in a game this season.

    I’m sure glad we didn’t draft him!!

    :)

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    I don’t have to tell you we are really up against it this week. Unless atlanta hits the field hungover & drunk this may be a blow out.

    Our defense is vulnerable at every level, carter will not help this. Ryan white jones & gonzo will carve up our retread rejects on the d line & secondary.

    If this was last years offense with jc leading hu jacks juggernaut powerhouse offense I would say we could compete in a shoot out. This year …. Not so much.

    Dmac running for 150 in between the 20′s won’t win this game. Not only must he run for over 120, but they must score td’s. Kicking field goals means dmac will not be a factor in the second half.

    This could get ugly with Palmer forced to pass to keep up, & that will lead to some disaterous picks. Palmer must not throw more than 25-30 times or it means we are really in trouble.

    We just don’t have the minerals to keep up in a high scoring game the way we did last year.

    Don’t believe it? Just look at the difference between our offensive numbers last year at this time vs. now. This is not opinion ur documented fact.

    Go team

  • Raiderbuck

    No way our secondary keeps up, 9 years of losing after a bye, East Coast game. Lose lose lose, I just want to see a good game. Don’t roll over, adjustments at the half. Show some freakin’ progress!

    Knapp sucks

  • 303Raider

    The glass is real half full this morning!!

    Just can’t see us winning as how the hell do we cover White, Gonzales, and Jones?

    We would have to have everything fall in place:

    1) ST score
    2) huge game by Dmac
    3) turnovers

    I guess we would need to see the team we haven’t seen yet…….

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    By the way for the Mike Smith/Dennis Allen Comparison. Smith had a top 10 defense from 04-07 as DC in Jax. Then they fell into the 20′s the next 3 years….And yet Reggie’s “guy” was 24th.

    LOL! Great comparison of Atlanta’s GM/HC combo to Oakland McDonald!

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    RNOraiderFan Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 8:08 am
    Anyone every really watch D-Mac run the ball? Not when he’s down the field going for it, but at the hand off? He looks straight at the line while getting the ball. Sees the hole. Then puts his head down and looks at the ground and hits that spot HARD! Harded then any other RB in the game today. Problem is that is great for power blocking. News Flash D-Mac, we runnin a zone now. Head up patience running, follow the flow of the line. I have no faith in D-Mac in this O. I have no faith in Knapp for taking our best RB outta the game.

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    Again…Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • REALLIONAIREB

    Going to the local bar wit my raiders gear and take my beating again…

    Only god thing is …

    Living in NewOrleans the Saints suck 2 and I don’t have 2 hear it has much!!!

  • r8eray

    C’mon guys…this is a trap game with our backs against the wall, remember…any given Sunday?

    Man..cut that BULL SH!T OUT!!! WHAT ARE YOU GUYS SMOKING?

    We are gonna have our @$$e$ served on a plate for this one!

    Might as well forfeit and stick our heads in the ground like an ostrich!

  • VanHeathen30

    How IRONIC is it that as Reggie decideds to go to a ZBS system as part of his ‘Make Over’, the Cut Block which we’ve yet to master is going to be ‘Outlawed’ by 2013…What are we going to employ then?
    To many changes too quick Reg…
    Could care less if he’s “Respected” through out the league, it took him 18 years for a promotion, that says a lot…not sold on Reg.

  • TailGater Raider

    We will need some Divine Intervention today, along with CP3 taking the no huddle to the line. knapp has to be a non factor. Defense has to defense. Or else, this is just a march to the gallows.

  • RNOraiderFan

    Idt Reggie sets scheme, that’s the coach.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Could care less if he’s “Respected” through out the league, it took him 18 years for a promotion, that says a lot…not sold on Reg.

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    Yup

  • TailGater Raider

    VanHeathen30 Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 8:40 am
    How IRONIC is it that as Reggie decideds to go to a ZBS system as part of his ‘Make Over’, the Cut Block which we’ve yet to master is going to be ‘Outlawed’ by 2013…What are we going to employ then?
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    Wow. What vision and foresight our management has. Excellent point.

  • RNOraiderFan

    This is how the Raiders win today. Matt Ryan trips over his dog on the way to the game and can’t play due to injury.

  • TailGater Raider

    Reggie and Allen endorse each other. Thier both behind this mess. The mess has gotten messier.

  • jesusraiderjim

    We are one step away!

    We are almost there!

    We just need to execute!

    We got this game today!!!!!

    Go RAIDERS

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

    RNOraiderFan Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 8:47 am
    This is how the Raiders win today. Matt Ryan trips over his dog on the way to the game and can’t play due to injury.
    —-
    We would lose this games is Jamarcus was the Falcons QB. They have too many weapons.

  • r8eray

    Jesusraiderjim Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    We are one step away!

    We are almost there!

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    What…from the 1st pick in the 2013 Draft?

  • Raider8

    it’ll be interesting to see the posts after we get blown out today. i just hope it isn’t some record setting…worst loss in Raider history type of game.

    not that DA would care if it was.

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

    Anyone have any predictions on who Vick will play for next year? I say the Chiefs.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • Raider8

    …another sunday…another miserable drubbing. DA siad it best “well go, we’ll play the game, and we’ll move forward”.

    translation: “i am not even confident in my, or my teams ability to even entertain the possibility that we’ll win”.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    The way I see it…

    Slo stinks.
    Krapp stinks.
    Tits in way over his head.

    Atlanta is good, but overrated.

    It’s the NFL, and any given Sunday anything can happen.

    But I don’t believe in the 2012 Raids.

    I try to talk myself into believing there’s a reasonable chance of winning today and/or turning this season around.

    Then I think of Krapp and Slo.

    I refuse to underestimate how bad this team might be.

    Raids strong contenders to be first on the clock come draft day.

    ATL 31
    OAK 13

  • Marks hair

    Fùck YOU Knapp!!