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Coordinators Knapp, Tarver expect leap in production next season

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The burning question on the minds of many is, why take a Raiders offense that last season finished ninth in average yards and per game and 15th in average points per game and install a new blocking scheme and playbook?
To which, Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said: That’s a “good question; a question worth asking.”
In short, Knapp said, because you teach what you know best, and his system has a track record of working well.
The key is patience. Knapp and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver said their schemes are sound, but they take time to implement and for the players to learn. Bringing back as many players as possible from this year’s team and giving them a year to adjust are going to pay huge dividends.
“I’m a firm believer in the scheme,” Knapp said Thursday. “I’ve been to too many places and had too much experience to know it’s a very productive scheme. Like it is for anywhere you go, when coaching changes occur you want the coaches who are the teachers to teach what they know best. If you do that with the coaches, they’re going to have answers for the issues that come up in the system.”
Knapp said his history in retooling offenses shows that players need a year or so to get acclimated but, once they’re up to speed, good things happen.
“Every place I’ve been to, it’s usually going to take at least a year’s transition time to get everything taught … ,” Knapp said. “If you take a business structure and you make those changes, it’s going to take a year’s time to process everything and learn it. Once they master it, you can add to it. Right now, it’s taking some time.”
When posed the same question, why change the offense? Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he, too, is a firm believer in what Knapp is doing.
“There’s been a lot of change, and when there is a lot of change, sometimes you don’t get the results that you’re looking for right away,” Allen said. “But when you believe in something, and you stick to it and you know it’s the right plan, it ends up working out.”
Next season is when the Raiders can expect those results, Knapp said. And how is that going to manifest itself?
“More consistency and higher scoring points,” Knapp said, “because we’re not able to keep those drives long enough right now to get the points on the board. So, by keeping the system in place and keeping the bulk of the players here, now we keep the drives alive and we get our point total up into the mid-20s, and that’s what we want to be.
“If you’re in the mid-20s to high 20s, you’re going to be in the top 10 of the league in scoring, and that’s ultimately what has to happen. To get 11 guys on the same page, you need some reps and experience together and with a year’s offeseason work of that and a better offseason system, the performance level usually goes up the next season.”
In Knapp’s second season as offensive coordinator in three previous stops, his team’s scoring dropped by an average of 1.1 points per game and an average of 4.5 yards per game in Year 2.
Tarver said, “I want it now,” when asked about the time it takes to get a scheme at peak performance. “It’s a now business.”
At the same time, he said, the players are getting better as the season progresses, which is an encouraging sign that they are grasping the scheme.
“With the change of personnel, now they’re realizing what the scheme can do for them,” Tarver said. “It’s been good. With a year under our belts and keeping as many of these guys as we can, it’ll grow big time.”
Cornerback Michael Huff boasted of the Raiders having a top-five defense this season. He now says that the defense has a “long way to go” before it’s where it needs to be.
Bringing back as many players as possible is paramount.
“You want to keep a lot of the same guys there, especially in the secondary because it’s all really communication, talking and making sure everybody is on the same page,” Huff said.
Veteran defensive end Andre Carter said he understands how people might question the merit of bringing back the same scheme and many of the same players, given the lack of success this season.
However, he said he, too, has seen the value of continuity during the course of his long NFL career.
“I’ve had eight defensive coordinators in my career,” Carter said. “Learning the scheme takes a lot of time. The first year, yeah it’s tough. It’s all growing pains and you learn as you go. Coming into that second year, the comfort level is a little bit better, the communication is a little better and the execution is so different.
“This year is just a level for the growth and development of the younger guys, as well as the vets trying to adapt the new scheme and philosophy.”

– Middle linebacker Rolando McClain declined an interview request after practice.
McClain said, “Coach covered everything you could ask me. I ain’t got nothing to say about anything,” when asked if he wanted to speak with the media.
McClain, of course, was referencing Allen saying he and McClain had a talk Wednesday, at which time Allen outlined for McClain what he expected from him the rest of this season and beyond.
McClain was suspended for two games by the Raiders for conduct detrimental to the team. He returned from his suspension Monday as the Raiders backup middle linebacker and special teams player.

– Allen said defensive tackle Richard Seymour suffered a “setback” in his return from a hamstring injury.
Seymour missed the past five games as a result of the injury. He practiced Monday for the first time since he suffered the injury Nov. 4.
“We’ll evaluate him as we finish out the week, but I thought he practiced well yesterday and then early today,” Allen said. “It kind of grabbed him a little bit, so we’ll see.”

– Strong safety Tyvon Branch missed practice today for the third straight day this week. However, there is hope that he might be able to rebound in time to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
“He was on the side working out with the trainers,” Allen said. “I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to get him out here and practice a little bit tomorrow. His mind-set is he wants to play this weekend.”

– The Raiders received an extension from the league in hopes of selling enough tickets by day’s end Friday to avoid the Chiefs game being blacked out.
The Raiders need to sell at least 85 percent of the tickets for the game to be televised locally. Typically, when the Raiders ask for an extension, the game winds up being televised.
Six of Oakland’s first seven regular-season home games this season were televised locally. The Browns game is the only one that was blacked out.

– Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie said they want to get a good look at young players such as quarterback Terrelle Pryor, offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom and defensive linemen Christo Bilukidi and Jack Crawford the final three games.
That remains the plan, Allen said, just don’t expect any of those guys to start.
“I don’t see any real major changeups as far as the starting lineup’s concerned, but we do want to see some of these guys get in some game action,” Allen said. “And how much that is, I don’t know exactly right now. A lot of that, the game will dictate what that is.”

– Young players that don’t figure to get much playing time the rest of the way are tight ends Richard Gordon and David Ausberry.
From the sound of it, they don’t factor much into the Raiders long-term plans, either.
“We’ve had a chance to look at these guys a little bit,” Allen said, “and we kind of know what we’ve got in these guys. They’re still in the lineup and they’ll still be used pretty much the same way we’ve used them.”
That means a handful of offensive snaps and the rest on special teams. Not exactly a ringing endorsement of either player moving forward.

– Looks as if it’s full systems go for running back Darren McFadden, who is doing much better in his return from an aggravated ankle injury than many might have expected.
How’s Darren looked all week?
“Darren’s been great,” Allen said. “He’s been great all week. I haven’t noticed anything where he’s had any issues at all. So, I’m really kind of expecting him to be full go.”

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  • VonRidel

    Reggie’s staff was hired based on the good ol’ boy network and not based on what was needed for the best chance of success.

    Davis needs to realize that Reggie was not working in the team’s best interest when he hired the coaching staff that was brought in. It is not just Allen and Knapp that need to go. If Davis wants to do this right he needs to dump the lot of them and start over just like he did this year. Sad to say, but it’s true.

  • Gdog

    Moose Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Knapp is just a bad play-caller everybody knows what he will call except him self
    >>>>

    He seems to be ok until a defense starts doing something unexpected (all out stunts and blitzes) and then he seems completely bewildered what to do about it. They can just keep sending extra players and Knapp never makes them pay. Same way with stacking 8-9 in the box the first half… we just keep sending a RB into the middle of it.

    Part of this has to be on CP, he HAS to audible out of things sometimes… but maybe he doesn’t even have hot reads worked out… who knows? I am screaming at the TV when I see them stacking 8 in the box on obvious running plays to audible into a pass play, and it never happens. WTF?

    That is football 101, and you NEVER see simplistic things like that being ignored in NE, fer instance. Throw screens or quick outs when they show blitz, and throw long when they stack 8 in the box. Bellichick has done these simple things with Brady for ten years now and nobody can still stop them.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Good Morning Nation and Green Party Brothers.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Allen and Knapp are both returning next year,..they arent the problem, the losers on the roster are,..Reggie in a few weeks will take out the trash,…since Jon isnt returning the only thing to do is roll with these dudes for a few years.

  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    639.JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Gruden isnt returning,..so the best plan is to stick it out with Allen and Knapp,..let Reggie get rid of about 30 more players,…starting with DMC,..make a deal for Alex Smith,…if no Gruden, cant make any coaching changes. Word.

    I don’t think he is either. We have no choice but to embrace DA for at leat another year. Hopefully more, cuz if he stays for a 3rd then it means he was somewhat successful next season.

    Not very exciting but i’m getting used to it.
    ……

    I also believe Allen will return next year. However, I have not given up hope for a change a OC.

    If the offense continues to struggle down the stretch I believe a change might happen.

    However, with Allen at HC, whoever is brought in would be a ZBS schemer.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    “The burning question on the minds of many is, why take a Raiders offense that last season finished ninth in average yards and per game and 15th in average points per game and install a new blocking scheme and playbook?”

    ====

    Because the success of that system was predicated on a healthy DMac in a system designed just for his limitations as a RB. I said it before he was drafted and will say it again now. DMac is really only successful when he has huge holes to run through and can hit the second level with speed. That’s what all of his college highlights are.

    The issue with building a system around this cornerstone is that DMac continues to prove that he’s an 8-10 game per season player that can’t be counted on. Why continue to invest the style and contracts of 10 other players around this uncertain piece when the whole system is as fragile as the annual sprain that turns into 5 weeks off that is McFadden?

    This year was a wash from day 1. That was clearly in the cards and Reggie just about said as much with his need to fix the cap. So why prolong an offensive system that is built around a guy with a too high contract that is a free agent in 2013 when you can use your officially sanctioned rebuilding year to put in place something that will, in theory, be cheaper and as effective for years to come.

    I totally understand and agree with that long term logic. You can argue that the wrong guy(s) were picked for the implementation, but that’s not as hard to change in the offseason as it is to swap out an OL and a year of learning. If people think Knapp himself is the issue there are plenty of disciples of the ZBS out there that could replace him with minimal disruption to the system.

  • DMAC

    Morning brutha from anotha mutha!!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Trade down:

    1- CB D Milliner, Xavier Rhodes, or Banks
    2- OLB D Jordan, Chase Thomas, or Anthony Barr
    3- DE Brandon Jenkins

    2 pass rushers and a starting CB.
    We add a NT and maybe another LB/ MLB if we don’t resign wheeler.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Manassmauler?

    We don’t need tougher gun laws?

    Tell that to the parents of Newton, Conneticut who at last count, have 20 kids or so shot by a 20 yr old man.

  • Gdog

    VonRidel Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Reggie’s staff was hired based on the good ol’ boy network and not based on what was needed for the best chance of success.

    Davis needs to realize that Reggie was not working in the team’s best interest when he hired the coaching staff that was brought in. It is not just Allen and Knapp that need to go. If Davis wants to do this right he needs to dump the lot of them and start over just like he did this year. Sad to say, but it’s true.
    >>>>>

    Disagree completely. He hitched his wagon to McK and DA, now he has to ride with them. The coaching carousel has to end.

    Knapp can go easily though. Replacing OC’s happens ALL THE TIME in the NFL. Replacing HC’s is a different matter. I see nothing from DA so far.. but he deserves THREE years. If he doesn’t get it, why would anyone want to come here and coach? That was what Al had problems with… he either had to spin the wheel with greehorns, or rely on desperate washed up has-beens or never-haves.

    Why would anyone want to go back to that?

  • MiamiRaider78

    Newtown*

  • inonewordraider

    david shaw get’s the most out of his talent, understands the raider tradition, and get’s us back a physical brand of football.

    david shaw is the answer

  • DMAC

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Newtown*
    ========

    lol
    For a min I thought u were talking about Cam

  • Gdog

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Manassmauler?

    We don’t need tougher gun laws?

    Tell that to the parents of Newton, Conneticut who at last count, have 20 kids or so shot by a 20 yr old man.
    >>>>>

    Haven’t you noticed everyone else is discussing FOOTBALL here?

    The morons are showing up… time to go…

  • DMAC

    HC – Shaw
    OC – Norv
    DC – Romeo

  • Charlie

    I am simply amazed at the focus coaching gets when you can PLAINLY SEE our players beaten like a drum on the field.
    Perhaps many of you do not watch the games?
    Perhaps it feels better thinking with a quick coaching change all our problems are fixed?

    Why are you amazed that we can not attract a “proven winner” to coach this team. (Do not use the excuse of Mr Davis not paying enough or Reggie not wanting conflict). There is not anyone remotely familiar with the NFL that does not realize this is a huge, lengthy project given our lack of on field talent!!!
    How many coaches do you want to try while getting the same results before you realize it is not as much a coaching issue as a player talent issue.

    We need two more solid drafts before we can compete.
    You may not like it, but that is the reality of our embarrasing situation.

  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    Zymurge Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    “The burning question on the minds of many is, why take a Raiders offense that last season finished ninth in average yards and per game and 15th in average points per game and install a new blocking scheme and playbook?”

    ====

    Because the success of that system was predicated on a healthy DMac in a system designed just for his limitations as a RB. I said it before he was drafted and will say it again now. DMac is really only successful when he has huge holes to run through and can hit the second level with speed. That’s what all of his college highlights are.

    The issue with building a system around this cornerstone is that DMac continues to prove that he’s an 8-10 game per season player that can’t be counted on. Why continue to invest the style and contracts of 10 other players around this uncertain piece when the whole system is as fragile as the annual sprain that turns into 5 weeks off that is McFadden?

    This year was a wash from day 1. That was clearly in the cards and Reggie just about said as much with his need to fix the cap. So why prolong an offensive system that is built around a guy with a too high contract that is a free agent in 2013 when you can use your officially sanctioned rebuilding year to put in place something that will, in theory, be cheaper and as effective for years to come.

    I totally understand and agree with that long term logic. You can argue that the wrong guy(s) were picked for the implementation, but that’s not as hard to change in the offseason as it is to swap out an OL and a year of learning. If people think Knapp himself is the issue there are plenty of disciples of the ZBS out there that could replace him with minimal disruption to the system.
    ….

    I agree.

    One thing we have to remember. Just like Hue, Allen did not get his first choice at OC or DC.

    Knapp was not at the top of the list. I think if there are better candidates out there and available then Reggie and Allen will be looking at them.

  • DJ Johnny

    640,

    I understand what you’re saying, but i can’t believe this is “the best you can get”. I believe that Greg Knapp was hired simply because of DA being familiar with him and maybe liking him and being “comfortable” working with him.

    It sure as heck cannot be becuz of Knapp’s stellar record.

    There’s a reason Cable took away play calling duties from him and i think Cable taking a 5-11 team and bringing them to 8-8 was much more of an accomplshment than anything Knapp has ever done.

    Knapp’s presser went beyond just your usual run of the mill positive coach speak. It was a jumbled mess of excuses and made up CYA type of stuff that didn’t even make any sense. He obviously has no clue when he can’t even keep his excuses straight.

    As far as what i’d like him to say…how about some semblence of truth?

    He goes over the top trying to defend and defer..making it up as he goes along.

    Almost EVERY point he made can be easily refuted by actual FACTS and already has quite extensively in the Bleacher Report article.

  • inonewordraider

    DMAC Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:46 am
    HC – Shaw
    OC – Norv
    DC – Romeo
    __________________
    let him bring in who he wants, that’s an all star staff though. then let reggie handle the personell. gotta think reggie being from gb knows the importance of raji is hoping star lotuleilei falls to him

  • DMAC

    Move Shonasty to the other end.
    Houston and Bryant in the middle.
    Draft a nasty pass rusher or sign Johnson (bengals)

  • inonewordraider

    Charlie Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:47 am
    I am simply amazed at the focus coaching gets when you can PLAINLY SEE our players beaten like a drum on the field.
    Perhaps many of you do not watch the games?
    Perhaps it feels better thinking with a quick coaching change all our problems are fixed?

    Why are you amazed that we can not attract a “proven winner” to coach this team. (Do not use the excuse of Mr Davis not paying enough or Reggie not wanting conflict). There is not anyone remotely familiar with the NFL that does not realize this is a huge, lengthy project given our lack of on field talent!!!
    How many coaches do you want to try while getting the same results before you realize it is not as much a coaching issue as a player talent issue.

    We need two more solid drafts before we can compete.
    You may not like it, but that is the reality of our embarrasing situation.
    ____________
    guess you haven’t seen the what happened to the 9ers when harbaugh got there, or the rams with fisher there, or the bucs with schiano, or seattle with carroll…

  • DMAC

    inonewordraider Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Charlie Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:47 am
    I am simply amazed at the focus coaching gets when you can PLAINLY SEE our players beaten like a drum on the field.
    Perhaps many of you do not watch the games?
    Perhaps it feels better thinking with a quick coaching change all our problems are fixed?

    Why are you amazed that we can not attract a “proven winner” to coach this team. (Do not use the excuse of Mr Davis not paying enough or Reggie not wanting conflict). There is not anyone remotely familiar with the NFL that does not realize this is a huge, lengthy project given our lack of on field talent!!!
    How many coaches do you want to try while getting the same results before you realize it is not as much a coaching issue as a player talent issue.

    We need two more solid drafts before we can compete.
    You may not like it, but that is the reality of our embarrasing situation.
    ____________
    guess you haven’t seen the what happened to the 9ers when harbaugh got there, or the rams with fisher there, or the bucs with schiano, or seattle with carroll…
    ======

    Exactly!

  • Gdog

    DMAC Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Newtown*
    ========

    lol
    For a min I thought u were talking about Cam
    >>>>>

    Why would he want to talk about football here?

    This is a political forum.

  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    Charlie Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I am simply amazed at the focus coaching gets when you can PLAINLY SEE our players beaten like a drum on the field.
    Perhaps many of you do not watch the games?
    Perhaps it feels better thinking with a quick coaching change all our problems are fixed?

    Why are you amazed that we can not attract a “proven winner” to coach this team. (Do not use the excuse of Mr Davis not paying enough or Reggie not wanting conflict). There is not anyone remotely familiar with the NFL that does not realize this is a huge, lengthy project given our lack of on field talent!!!
    How many coaches do you want to try while getting the same results before you realize it is not as much a coaching issue as a player talent issue.

    We need two more solid drafts before we can compete.
    You may not like it, but that is the reality of our embarrasing situation.
    …..

    I agree that the team lacks talent. That is very much an issue.

    However, Knapp has NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL ANYWHERE he has been OC. If this were his first stop I would be much more willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but he has a proven track record of failure.

    “In Knapp’s second season as offensive coordinator in three previous stops, his team’s scoring dropped by an average of 1.1 points per game and an average of 4.5 yards per game in Year 2.”

  • inonewordraider

    DMAC Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:49 am
    Move Shonasty to the other end.
    Houston and Bryant in the middle.
    Draft a nasty pass rusher or sign Johnson (bengals)
    _____________
    is johnson a one year wonder though? had a bunch of sacks but only this year his contract year. avril been doin it for years. you sign avril and draft te’o
    you got
    avril bryant houston shaughnessey
    wheeler te’o burris

  • HayesDaze37

    It’s a great day to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?!

    DA is going nowhere, folks. Tarver goes nowhere. Knapp shouldn’t be a lock to stay, at least in his current capacity, especially with Al Saunders still on staff. Knapp needs to be replaced. Let Saunders call the plays, and we’d probably score 20+ pts per right now (24+ if DMC can get off the massage table).

    Greg Knapp is the worst OC in the NFL. ReggieMcK knows it.

  • MiamiRaider78

    I’m not a moron “Gdog”. It was a discussion I was having with him the other night after the shooting in Happy Valley, Oregan.

    If you don’t like it, scroll down and keep it moving. I don’t insult you for talking about the same shet everyday in here=Raiders losing, replacing Knapp, we should have done this, we should have done that etc etc.

  • Raiderbuck

    If they leave all the coaches in place then we know that we will know that they are in fact MORONS.

    And when we go 3 13 next year, maybe they’ll listen to us! :)

    I can’t believe in any way shape or form that Knapp and Tarver think they are coming back.

  • DMAC

    inonewordraider Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    DMAC Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:49 am
    Move Shonasty to the other end.
    Houston and Bryant in the middle.
    Draft a nasty pass rusher or sign Johnson (bengals)
    _____________
    is johnson a one year wonder though? had a bunch of sacks but only this year his contract year. avril been doin it for years. you sign avril and draft te’o
    you got
    avril bryant houston shaughnessey
    wheeler te’o burris
    ==========

    I like Avril 2, but he may be pricier.
    Their both young and can get better.
    Johnson (25yr)
    Avril (26yr)

  • Al_is_theraiders

    need gun control already…27 dead? at k-4th grade school in conn…

  • MiamiRaider78

    Back to football gentleman!

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    DJ Johnny =top notch poster

  • Raiderbuck

    I mean this scheme hasn’t shown ANY promise. Nothing. I’ve only seen like 3 good playes all year! And they were plays that Knapp stole from other teams.

  • RaidingTexas

    Wow. I think this might be the worst thing I have ever heard about in my life. This is hard to believe it’s real.

  • inonewordraider

    I like Avril 2, but he may be pricier.
    Their both young and can get better.
    Johnson (25yr)
    Avril (26yr)
    ___________
    wouldn’t be mad at johnson, and i’m calling shaughnessey being much improved next year a yr removed from major surgery. the guy showed too much promise before the surgery. houston will need to ad some of that weight back to move inside

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Mr. Prez,

    Warriors & Clippers!!!
    LOL & the Fakers.
    I like Basketball, love my Buckeyes, but not the same as my Raiders. Not a good year.

  • HayesDaze37

    Oh wow…that’s just horrible. The news went from 1-2 dead, to over 20? Unbelievable.

  • Coach456

    Reggie knew this scheme with Knapp was not going to work with current roster. I agree that some plays were stolen from Houston. Knapp and Tarver’s scheme will not work in 2013 when the schedule will much be tougher.

  • DJ Johnny

    It would have had to have gotten horrendously bad to even consider making a move on yet another 1st yr. HC considering the “limitations” we hear so much about…on and on all we hear is excuses why we can’t do this and why we can’t do that, but it almost looks like this team has gotten SO BAD that a change almost needs to be considered.

    I didn’t want it to be this way.; heck i wanted Hue to stay for continuity purposes, but apparently he crossed that unforgivable line of losing 4 out of 5 at the end and daring to be honest in his last presser.

    But apparently 3-10 and getting blownout and having your arse handed to you in the process on a weekly basis is “forgivable”.

    I don’t think you keep a HC simply becuz you don’t want to appear “dysfunctional” to other coaches. We’re already there.

    You own up to your horrible mistake and fix it till u get it right.

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Mr. Prez,

    Warriors & Clippers!!!
    LOL & the Fakers.
    I like Basketball, love my Buckeyes, but not the same as my Raiders. Not a good year.
    =======

    So glad the A’s had a terrific season and now the Dubs are ballin’.
    Helps ease the pain of being a Raider!

  • The_Judge37

    633.DMAC Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Morning/afternoon peoples!
    WTF is smoking Green party?!
    TGIF!!!!

    Can someone please be kind enough to sum up what Dumb and Dumber are talking about in the post? To lazy to read this morning.
    Thanx in advanced

    ——
    Here’s a Breakdown of what Knapp is really saying:

    “I don’t know why they decided to destruct an upcoming offense, doesn’t make much sense But I am not imaginative enough to adapt or teach anything other than what i barely know. What i do know is i’d like to have a Job for at least one more year, unless there is major roster turnover. Which in that case i will need at least one more 20 game preseason to teach the new comers”

  • inonewordraider

    perfect chance for the prez to place some bans on semi automatic weapons and stricter restrictions on purchasing, dakota you better stash your weapons in your bombshelter

  • MiamiRaider78

    Warriors look good. Props from a Laker fan. I could have gone to the game to see them play the Heat but I didn’t.

    Missed out on being a Warrior fan for a night, since I HATE the Heat.

  • DMAC

    Time to give Cliff Harris (cb) a call Reggie. What do we have to lose? Have him compete w/ others. You also add a dynamic kick returner.

  • The_Judge37

    680.Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:56 am
    need gun control already…27 dead? at k-4th grade school in conn…
    ——-

    Gun control is not going to solve the problem of crazy peices of $h!t. Look at Mexico, which has strict Gun laws Nationwide.

  • DMAC

    Thanx Judge

  • DMAC

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Warriors look good. Props from a Laker fan. I could have gone to the game to see them play the Heat but I didn’t.

    Missed out on being a Warrior fan for a night, since I HATE the Heat.
    =========

    Go and catch a Magic beatdown 2nite. You won’t be dissapointed.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    whatever…little kids are dead by some dypsheyt with a big gun…..

  • The_Judge37

    696.DMAC Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 10:07 am
    Thanx Judge
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    Wise move by not reading, only elevates frustration to new heights.

  • DaTruth91

    Morning Nation

    My opinion is that Knapp should go, just because of the simple fact he does not use his personal correctly.

    i.e. Reece, DMAC, DHB,

    I am willing to give Tarver another year, because,
    1. Defense is harder to pick up in one year
    2. four of are starters wont be on any team next year
    3. The Cap issues affected the defense the most and created more glarring holes

    I say give Tarver a pass rusher and a decent corner and Nose tackle and see what he can do.