By Jon Becker
Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 5:00 am in Oakland Raiders.
Here’s a look at what lies ahead in Cincinnati this morning for the Raiders.
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Look at the staff Al surrounded Hue Jackson with. Imo, it’s one of the best staffs he put together, and also indicates he really liked Hue, felt he was a long-term HC, if he stayed alive, Hue would’ve probably had 3-5 years as a HC.
Saunders & Bresnahan were “cream of the crop” coordinators? Hue Jackson was an excellent HC? it matters that he says he grew up a Raider fan?
Nobody wanted Hue Jackson this offseason as HC or OC. In fact, nobody wanted him as QB, RB or WR coach either … where he had plenty of experience
nobody wanted Saunders as OC. I think he had one interview and it was with the Chiefs – who said “no thanks”
Bresnahan isn’t in the NFL. he’s probably washing cars or bagging groceries
Al Davis hired “Raider fan” coaches in Norv Turner, Art Shell (part 2) and Tom Cable as well. I don’t hear you begging for them to return
Reggie inherited a team that hadn’t made the playoffs in 10 years. In fact, we set a record for double digit losings seasons and penalties. on top of that he was short draft picks and cash, plus all the existing “out of whack” contracts courtesy of the late great Al Davis
to think that Reggie was gonna come in here and make almost no changes is crazy. stupid even
if you wanted everything to remain the same, we should have hired John Herrera as GM
The best coach we have had since Gruden left was Norv Turner. That is sad.
It’s sad people get excited over couple of 8-8 seasons in which the team took advantage of easy schedule and didn’t face many top Os which have been Achilles heel for our teams
I see Palmer coming up big in today’s “Legacy game” something like 800 yards passing and 8 TDs and Raiders roll 73-10
I hope you are right McFadden20, but I have a bad feeling about today’s game. This game is going to go one of two ways. Either they rally and play a great game, or they get pummeled, more guys get injured, and Palmer gets embarrassed.
This is a game we can win but we have to establish a running game early on. If Carson has to throw 35 times or more we will be beat.
Football is an emotional game. This team has no personality and emotion because Dennis Allen is dry as burnt toast. You got a geek that looks like Pee Wee Herman trying to coach the Raiders!! Come on man!! Both of his coordinators has no personality or emotion just like him and thats why this group of players is not responding. At least former Raider coaches like Jon Gruden,Hue Jackson and Tom Cable had some freaking fire.
I have been trying to tell people on this blog that this is not a standard “change a coach and staff” makeover.
This is a complete cutural and administrative overhaul without the benefit of a full set of draft picks and ridiculous contracts like that of Seymour and Kelly.
This is a minimum 3 year project but could be 4-5.
If we get lucky with later round picks the time frame shortens assuming we nail our first and second rounders. Free agents will be used sparingly because of production rarely being commensurate with compensation.
The “Legacy” Bowl!!!
If you ever needed a clear cut example of how the Raiders used to play and how you must win in football, all you needed to do is watch Notre Dame last night.
Ran the ball with SC using 7-8 in the box.
Got great penetration from their dline on the run and were able to pressure the QB with 3 and 4.
Sure Riddick had a nice spin move but the skill players were made to look good by the Oline, not the other way around.
That is how you win football games at any level. ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
There is more then one way to skin a cat.
The Pats, Saints and Falcons win by slinging it around the field. Hell, WE pushed around the Falcons a few weeks ago at the LOS.
That was a good one first ever “Legacy bowl”
The game has utilized passing as a form of ball control since the advent of the west coast offense.
I get that. It also sells tickets and entertains the average fan. I get that as well.
The teams that win championships run and stop the run. Period. End of story. Teams that have to rely on the pass A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF TIME EVENTUALLY FAIL BECAUSE THEY CAN NOT CONTROL THE BALL.The Patriots are a classic example of this the last several seasons.
The old Raiders ran the ball keeping the other teams offense off the field regardless of how many were in the box.
They controled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
The teams that win championships run and stop the run.
Love your posts, and debating with you, no name-calling, thought out posts and good debates. Good morning Sir.
But the Giants last year were dead last in rushing. They had the lowest YPC of any team in 3 years.
I agree wholeheartedly with your take on the D-line. But the reason the D-line is so important, is because it is the ONLY way to contain a Saints, Pats passing game. You can’t stop them this day and age.
The Giants do that better than anyone with their D-line.
Agreed with the Giants DLine and it is a critical reason why they have been succesful in recent seasons.
They can bring pressure with 4 which is a critical element of winning. Something the Raiders clearly lack.
The Irish last night pressured with 3 and 4 very effectively.
Season stats can be a bit misleading but the Giants D was 14 against the run so not many teams had a rushing ADVANTAGE over the Giants. Last years Super Bowl the ground games were even and the Giants had a better pass rush resulting in a close victory.
My point is that if you establish control and gain the ADVANTAGE on the ground you will win the majority of your games.
This is proclaimed “Legacy Game” cuz guys know Palmer is up against it BIG TIME. 3rd string rb, sub par o-line, receivers not on same page, and historically bad defense to back him up.
Alot of guys here are salivating at the chance to hammer Palmer cuz it looks good for their cause, knowing the chances of winning today are so slim.
If this looked like a game we would win, everyone would be downplaying the Palmer factor.