Jon Becker

  • fingers

    Just Win….. Go Raiders…. Beat the Birds…

  • RaiderRockstar

    thanks Becker!!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Atalanta has proven it can be run on. Now is the time to justify the ZBS.

  • 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.”

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    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

    whats up Kell? you’re awake early. hope you’re enjoying that much deserved vacation. nice to see a positive comment from you regarding the Raiders!!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Yep DA is saying we’re not there yet.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 5:25 am

    whats up Kell? you’re awake early. hope you’re enjoying that much deserved vacation. nice to see a positive comment from you regarding the Raiders!!
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    It’s 2:30pm here. No, I’m never up at 5:30 in the morning. Lol.

  • Plunketthead

    Gotta hope the Raiders play their superbowl today.

    Stop the run, pressure stringbean out of the pocket, Punch the rookie Juliet in the mouth at the line of scrimmage and double team Romeo on the other side.
    Put Tyvon on the old man and hope it works

    O is simple, if Raiders can run the ball things will go great, if they cant run the ball it will be much tougher.

    Thats about all I have. Raiders 37 – 35 because the stuff about the defense is not likely to happen.
    But you never know.

  • RaiderRockstar

    The Falcons have transitioned from a run-first team featuring running back Michael Turner into a team that primarily moves through the air with Ryan throwing to White, Gonzalez and Jones.
    It is a style that plays directly into Oakland’s inability to defend the pass, particularly on third down. Ryan is completing 68.3 percent of his passes, and his passer rating of 106.1 is second in the NFL.
    “They’re a passing team now,” Raiders cornerback Joselio Hanson said. “They run those three wides and throw it all around the place. Turner is like the cherry on top. I feel like they’re going to pass the ball and it’s up to us in the secondary to stop them, the whole team.”

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    HOTlanta may try the unconventional approach this afternoon and pound the ball/control the clock

    the Raiders can’t line up in a dime package all day and think Ryan & crew wont notice. Tarver better bring his A game

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    GOOD MORNING SPORT’S FAN’S.ROCKSTAR,KELL.I AGREE PLUNKETTHEAD,A WIN TODAY COULD,I SAY COULD TURN A SEASON AROUND..

  • RaiderRockstar

    Put Tyvon on the old man and hope it works

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    recipe for disaster, Plunk

    I don’t know what the solution is – maybe double with Wheeler or go with Mike Mitchell in single coverage?

  • RaiderRockstar

    good morning Dirt Lot!

    I think Plunk is right in that we may have to just outscore ATL. their offense against this defense is enough to keep Raider fans up at night

    perhaps we can win the turnover game and control the clock, keeping that offense on the sidelines??

    whats for certain? our ST unit can’t afford any mishaps

    no missed FG’s , blocked punts, fumbles, huge returns allowed, etc

  • Plunketthead

    But in all seriousness, whats a dime package? :smile:
    I bet DA plays a soft zone. Keep things in front of you and try to takeaway the ball.

    Maybe Rodyy and Juliet got drunk last night and stayed up all night listening to the beech band and knocking down wasted strippers.

    Bottom line is the greasybirds have always been losers who cant get over the hump. This may be the day they live up to their rank

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Matt Ryan vs weak secondary and weak pass rush, or
    DMAC vs 27th ranked Run Defense

  • RaiderRockstar

    But in all seriousness, whats a dime package?

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    @Plunk

    nickel = 5 DB’s
    dime = 6 DB’s

  • Plunketthead

    Funny thing is last season everyone was saying Tyvon was the only one able to cover TE because he did it once or twice so who knows?

    Heck I dont think we have anyone that can punch julio anyway.

    The good news is we are not playing the pats. We are playing perinnal losers who are off to a hot start.

    Almost all hot starts are brought down to earth quickly.

    Step up Raiders

  • Plunketthead

    10-4 on the dime

    I take back what I said. Gio will punch juliet all day long. Too bad he is not a little bit faster, and taller and a CB

  • RaiderRockstar

    Funny thing is last season everyone was saying Tyvon was the only one able to cover TE because he did it once or twice so who knows?

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    Plunk,

    I just finished a 3 paragraph rant about Tyvon Branch and for some reason it didn’t post

    lets just say I don’t agree with you that Branch was ever worth a darn in coverage

  • Plunketthead

    lol RR I have read your stuff on Tyvon and I dont doubt it.

    We are back down to hoping the Raiders play their SB today and the greasy birds do what they always do which is fail.

    I believe the Raiders will win and it will be because the running game will keep Matty off the field and we get some turnovers.

    We also have quite the passing game as well. It just needs that RG to pull defenders in a little

  • RaiderRockstar

    DMAC vs 27th ranked Run Defense

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    Kell,

    I like it. I think the dirtybirds will be geared up to stuff McFadden and give us some opportunities in the passing game

    Guys like Heyward-Bey, Moore & Myers get no respect around the league. I think we’ve got something with this unit and Palmer at QB

    I also like the potential of Streater, Criner & Ausberry

    Heck – Goodson & Hagan might even give us something

    Hate to say it, but Hue Jackson was a dynamic playcaller compared to Greg Knapp. I don’t miss him as a HC, but I miss him calling plays on offense for sure

  • J Hill

    Put Tyvon on the old man and hope it works

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    recipe for disaster, Plunk

    ————————————————————-

    It’s time for Branch to make a play. We have to start defending the TE and the middle of the field.

    I’ve been screaming 3rd down defense for years. Glad they finally focused on it the past 2 weeks!

  • J Hill

    I bet DA plays a soft zone.

    ————————————————————–

    Yeah, that seems to be what we run more often than not.
    I think it’s the players being tentative.

  • irjonny

    This is a perfect matchup for the type of offense knapp wants to run. i am NOT a knapp fan, however if the raiders can execute the game plan we win this game. short throws, threat with the run and we keep the ryan on the bench for the majority of the game. that’s the only way we win imo.

  • J Hill

    Guys like Heyward-Bey, Moore & Myers get no respect around the league.

    ————————————————————

    Yes they do.

    Just not on this blog, lol. Of course with 17 being the exception.

    We need these guys on the field TOGETHER. You will see a big difference today, like the Pitts game when everyone was healthy.

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

    The good news is we are not playing the pats. We are playing perinnal losers who are off to a hot start.
    ——
    So, perennial losers are supposed to beat superior perennial losers?

  • Raiderbuck

    No chance, no way,… I’ll eat my words if I’m wrong and I’ll do so happily. But this isn’t going to happen.

  • Thec

    This game is not going to go they way most expect.

    In spite of knapp, the RAIDERS will win today.

  • RaiderRockstar

    It’s time for Branch to make a play. We have to start defending the TE and the middle of the field.

    I’ve been screaming 3rd down defense for years. Glad they finally focused on it the past 2 weeks!

    ***

    yeah, Jhill. something was broke and hopefully we fixed it during the bye week

  • irjonny

    I will say this: I think everyone can agree that this is a weird year. Expectations for almost every team in the nfl pre-week 4 have been wrong. saints, packers, vikings etc. The raiders were expected to have a good year and be competative. If these other teams become what we thought they would be as the season goes on, maybe the raiders will hit their stride and fulfill expectations as well. this is different from other raider seasons where it looked good on paper. last year provided a pretty good blueprint so i’m in a wait and hope mode. let’s not give up week 6

  • J Hill

    So how does Carter at RE impact the rest of the Dline?

    Where does 77 go?

  • Thec

    1. We do not play well going back east.

    2. greg knapp

    3. atlanta is a new undefeated Super Power

    4. matt ryan

    5. roddy white, tony gonsalez, mike turner, and julio jones.

    I could go on and on….

    Epxpecting a blowout by atlanta,is not going to happen today.

    Raider are going to win the game against the atlanta falcons today.

  • Thec

    1 NATION

  • RaiderRockstar

    So how does Carter at RE impact the rest of the Dline?

    Where does 77 go?

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    ShoNasty or Houston will hit the bench on 3rd downs when Carter enters the game imo

  • Plunketthead

    26.Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    So, perennial losers are supposed to beat superior perennial losers?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Losers do not have three VL in the trophy case

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

    The only way Raiders will win today is if the offense starts clicking and scores over 35 points. They will also need some Atlanta turnovers. Given the fact that the Knapp offense has struggled mightily and the defense has created no INTs. This scenario seems unlikely. You never know, though.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raiders have been “losers” since the Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay (10 years ago) … that’s just the cold hard truth

    but that doesn’t mean we can’t turn things around, starting today

  • AmysInCharge

    The C,..dude I dig your optimism, it never escapes you bro,..and you did call the Steeler win,…see you in a week dude!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Wouldn’t it be crazy if the final score to this game was 9-6 and both defenses showed up in a major way??

    I mean everybody is expecting the final score to be above 60 points today

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

    Plunketthead Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 7:17 am
    26.Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    So, perennial losers are supposed to beat superior perennial losers?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Losers do not have three VL in the trophy case
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    Over the past 20 years, the Falcons have 170 wins and the Raiders have 139. Those Super Bowl years are ancient history.

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

    I mean everybody is expecting the final score to be above 60 points today
    ——
    It might be. The Falcons would probably have 50 of those points.

  • J Hill

    I hope Houston moves inside and 77 goes back to LDE.

  • AmysInCharge

    Albert,..when a person has the outlook of a loser, like you do, what you call ancient history, others call Raider history,..you are like alot in here, go through life as a loser, loser mentality,..you have no choice but to look at things the way you do,..then theres fans like Wannaberocker and TheC,…the opposite of you. We do enjoy seeing you drown in your misery though so please dont stop. (as if you could)

  • RNOraiderFan

    D-Mac, Rolo, J-Russ , Huff, Gallery, 2 traded picks for scraps. Before that Harris, Washington, Buchanan, Aso, Brayton. Show me one first rounder still with the team, One! What about 2nd rounders? If we had a Draft today with all those above ass clowns, what round would they be picked? I loved Al like a F’in Grandpa. At some point you take your G-pa’s keys and take over his bank account for him etc. Sac less Mark did nothing! You all complained about Al, now you miss him. You all complain about the current staff when they haven’t had 3 drafts yet? Hell, one of the best players we got is Burris and Big Berg. STFU you ignorant Monday am GM’s

  • RNOraiderFan

    Before someone throws Hey Bey out. He hasn’t done crap. D-Mac is weak and can only run a straight line.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I hope Houston moves inside and 77 goes back to LDE.

    ***

    Kelly (foot) & Seymour (knee) are both banged up, so that wouldn’t surprise me

    I think 99% of the extra DT reps will go to Desmond Bryant though. he’s earned it

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

    AmysInCharge Says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 7:28 am
    Albert,..when a person has the outlook of a loser, like you do, what you call ancient history, others call Raider history,..you are like alot in here, go through life as a loser, loser mentality,..you have no choice but to look at things the way you do,..then theres fans like Wannaberocker and TheC,…the opposite of you. We do enjoy seeing you drown in your misery though so please dont stop. (as if you could)
    ——
    The Raiders are losers. They have been losers for the past ten years. Their past Super Bowl victories are irrelevant now. I want to see them win just as much as anyone else. I’m just not delusional like Thec.

  • RNOraiderFan

    Sorry my comment was directed at all those bashing Reggie and Claiming Al is God.

  • RNOraiderFan

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

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

    The Browns won titles back in the 50s. Does that make them a winning organization?