Jon Becker

  • Just Fire Baby

    There was a play last week that exemplifies the stats that PFF put out there.

    There was a wide hole in the left side on a pitch play that McNinny shot through, looked like he was going to break out, only as soon as he came in contact with any defender, he got flattened immediately.

    Basically his O-line generated a hole for 17 yards, and Darren did absolutely NOTHING in the open field.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Slo-mania !

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    It was fun while it lasted wasn’t it?

    Rupturing spleens, hurting Gates ribs, etc.

    You want me to blame Knapp for something? There you go, the lack of offense sapped Slo-Mania of it’s MoJo.

  • Dakota

    Vegas hates McFadden, but loves McClain.

    Nuff said.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    I GUESS 1/2-3/4 OF A SEASON FROM #20 EVERY IS BETTER THAN NOTHING..

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    McFaddens yards after first hit this year are terrible. and has genuinely been outplayed by everyone else on the RB depth chart. I am sure if Taiwan was given more opportunity he too would outperform. This is why it’s a shame that certain players get constantly started more to do with their salary/draft position, and others are trapped behind not getting a genuine opportunity of 10 or so carries in a game to get their momentum going.

  • Dakota

    Norv wants to be an oc next year. Sign him up!

  • Dakota

    Norv would maximize our offensive players.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Norv as an OC would be awesome.

    But you could cut the TP talk out of that scenario though.

    Norv loves the strong-armed play-action, 7 step drop offense.

    Speaking of which, would it be too much too ask Carson to sell the play-fake a little more? He really half-azzes them sometimes.

    That was the best skill of the Soup man. Dude sold the hell out of the playfakes.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    You want me to blame Knapp for something? There you go, the lack of offense sapped Slo-Mania of it’s MoJo.
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    I get it now.

    Krapp is responsible for the demise of Slo-mania, but is not responsible for DMAC’s fall off, or the Raid ground game futility.

    Gotcha.

    BTW, as far as rooting for the Raids to lose to secure better draft position…

    If we were in contention for the top pick and a Luck or RGIII was available – without hesitation, I’d say dump the remaining two games.

    I’m not sure that there’s anyone in this draft worth dumping games for. Still it can’t hurt to be drafting higher.

    I hate losing, but I really don’t care if the Raids lose these last two.

    I put absolutely no stock in the ‘carry over’ argument I’ve seen brought up here and in other places.

    My opinion is that beating KC, Carolina and SD (or even 2 of the 3) to close out this season will have no bearing whatsoever on how we perform in 2013.

    Getting rid of Krapp on the other hand…

  • Just Fire Baby

    There is a likely scenario that we can win these last two games, and only “fall” in the draft maybe 2 spots from where we are today.

    Al Davis would want to win the games.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I put absolutely no stock in the ‘carry over’ argument I’ve seen brought up here and in other places.

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    So winning are first East Coast morning game in 3 years, would do nothing for the youngsters returning next years confidence?

    GTFOH

  • Charlie

    Rockstar

    Very good post.
    It brings back the reality of 1963.
    Mr. Davis rookie
    Ron Wolf rookie.

    Worked out pretty well.

  • morilla

    This is the kind of game that the Raiders usually win. Nothing to prove, nothing to play for. And it won’t be mentioned on the networks. Like it never happened, a black hole in a parallel universe sucking up time, space and matter.

  • SLAYER

    TO HECK WITH MORE COACHIN’ CHANGES. NO MO OF THAT. KEEP ALLEN AND KNAPP AND TARVER FOR A FEW YEARS…EVEN IF THEY GO 5-11 NEXT YEAR…NO MO COACHIN’ CHANGES. ALLEN HAS A FOUR YEAR DEALIO. LET HIM HAVE AT LEAST HIS FOUR YEARS. HE HIRED KNAPP FOR THE LONG RUN NOT JUST THIS YEAR. TARVER IS BECOMING A GREAT DC. GIVE THEM YEARS NOT MONTHS. JOHN GRUDEN IS NOT THE ANSWER. GO RAIDERS AND GO LUCIFER. 666

  • RAIDERMAN99

    There is a likely scenario that we can win these last two games, and only “fall” in the draft maybe 2 spots from where we are today.
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    Is that something like our scoring is ‘only’ down 2 points a game ?

    Or our win total is ‘only’ down 2 games ?

    We don’t know how the draft will play out.

    The difference between drafting 3rd or 6th could be huge.

    Not only in terms of player selection, but in trade possibilities.

    It’s very easy to overestimate the importance of winning these last two games and underestimating the potential benefits of losing them.

    I don’t believe that the ‘carry-over’ effect from season to season is significant.

    I believe that our draft position carries more significance.

    Enough to ‘dump’ games this year ? Probably not.

    But I really don’t care if the Raids win these last two.

    And I can see how losing them can help.

    If we do lose, I hope we get SHUT OUT.

    Got to SCRAP THE KRAPP.

  • J Hill

    My opinion is that beating KC, Carolina and SD (or even 2 of the 3) to close out this season will have no bearing whatsoever on how we perform in 2013.

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    You can’t be serious.

    Carolina team on the road?

    Division road win?

    You don’t think winning breeds confidence?

    “NO” bearing????

    Surely it will have SOME bearing on next year.

    Oh, and I agree we need a new play caller.

  • Charlie

    Just fire

    Have to have a running game to sell.

    It has been my point on many posts. When you have strong line play i gives the coordinators far more degrees of freedom for creativity.

    I simply do not think many on this blog realize how line play impacts calls.
    Example; Knapp has his hands tied with Barnes at RT. Barnes needs help all the time on passing downs against good DE’s.

    The same with Tarver. We can not bring pressure on the QB with only four and we can not stop good running teams consistently. Therefore; live by the blitz-die by the blitz.

  • DJ Johnny

    I don’t recall a season where we had this little attention or coverage.

    I laugh at “Around the League Live” cuz the title suggests they’ll be covering all 32 teams..but Raiders get NOTHING…which is actually a good thing for a season like this.

  • qodrn1

    Raider Prediction Board

    Dedicated to Al Davis, Raider duct tape (boy does it hold) and the Coliseum rodents

    Week 1: Alex7: Chargers 27 Raiders 20 (22/14)
    Week 2: R8eray: Dolphins 20 Raiders 13 (35/13)
    Week 3: Plunketthead Raiders 30 Steelers 27 (34/31) R
    Week 4: Amysincharge: Denver 48-7 (37-6)
    Week 5: Klas Tjorborn: Falcons 35 Raiders 20 (23/20)
    Week 6: qodrn: Raiders 27 Jags 20 (26/23 OT) R
    Week 7: raidermarty/VaRaiderNation Raiders 27 –
    Chiefs 17 (26/16) R
    Week 8: Bye Week.
    Week 9: JONGRUDEN2012: Baltimore 47 Oakland 13
    Week 10: GG: Saints 45 Raiders 17
    Week 11: GG: 34-16 Panthers
    Week 12: backstageatapupptshow: Cleveland 27 Oakland 13 – reverse winner – Albert B. Paine 20/17
    Week 13: Cork: Denver 33 Raiders 13 (26/13)
    Week 14: Plunketthead Raiders 25 Missouri 17 (15-0) R

    DKnight007 Says: Carolina 24 Raiders 10
    dr_robert Says: raiders 24 panther 13
    GG Says: Carolina 44 Oakland 17
    LondonAl Says: 24-17 to Raiders
    Mulligan44 Says: Panthers 41 Raiders (3 FGs)
    Plunketthead Says: Raiders 26 Possumheads 17
    Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure:Raiders 38 Camolina 21
    qodrn: Raiders 27 Carolina 24
    RaiderCrunch Says: Oak28 Car 10
    RaiderRetribution Says: Raiders 28 Carolina zero
    RaiderRockstar: Dirty Pirates 24 Black Panthers 17