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Raiders open regular season against Colts, play on Thanksgiving

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 5:14 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders kick off their 2013 regular-season schedule with a game against the Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck on the road Sept. 8.
Their lone prime-time game takes place Sept. 23, when they travel to Denver for a game against quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Monday Night Football.
The soft spot in Oakland’s schedule comes after six games, when they have a bye followed by back-to-back home games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, respectively.
Things get much tougher afterward, thanks to four road games in a five-game span, including a Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Raiders first regular-season home game is Sept. 15, when the Jacksonville Jaguars trek to the Coliseum for the second straight season.
Raiders fans get a look at Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on Sept. 29 and Manning on Dec. 29 in the regular-season finale.

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  • http://www.us.army.mil/ texguy

    First

  • rediaR

    Starting off against the fightin’ DHBs.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    dr_robert Says:

    Footwork is like icing on a cake. Or fine tuning.

    It helps u get set up efficiently and in rhythm. When u stride towards the target, it helps u be on target.

    But it won’t make a bad passer into a good passer.

    U can sit on ur couch and say it does but u don’t know.

    Have u ever worked with a qb on mechanics? Cuz I have.
    ===================================================

    Having repeatedly heard NFL QB’s and those that work with them say differently, I’m now torn on who to believe.
    Granted, they’re not used to working the level of talent you’ve worked with.

  • Marks hair

    5 on it

  • Marks hair

    Bìtch!

  • dr_robert

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    dr_robert Says:

    Footwork is like icing on a cake. Or fine tuning.

    It helps u get set up efficiently and in rhythm. When u stride towards the target, it helps u be on target.

    But it won’t make a bad passer into a good passer.

    U can sit on ur couch and say it does but u don’t know.

    Have u ever worked with a qb on mechanics? Cuz I have.
    ===================================================

    Having repeatedly heard NFL QB’s and those that work with them say differently, I’m now torn on who to believe.
    Granted, they’re not used to working the level of talent you’ve worked with.
    ********

    yes, hilarious. but stupid.

    good footwork will help rhythm and timing, and consistency.

    but perfect footwork/mechanics won’t make a bad passer into a good one.

    it’s just like a pitcher. u have to be good. it’s fine tuning that helps u be more consistent.

  • rediaR

    SnBG Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    RediaR Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    SnBG Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Flynn..7th rndr,
    Pryor.. 3rd rnd
    Start Pryor
    ——————
    That is quite possibly the most irrelevant point you could make.
    ””””””””””’
    I don’t think so, how many 7th rnd QB’s have started. How many have started in a playoff game or gone to the SB?
    ———————–
    Clearly Tom Brady should take a seat on the bench so Billy B can pick up Jamarcus since draft position determines a players career.

  • ottocrat

    With the exception of Jax, that’s a tough start. Jeez.

  • dr_robert

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    dr_robert Says:

    Footwork is like icing on a cake. Or fine tuning.

    It helps u get set up efficiently and in rhythm. When u stride towards the target, it helps u be on target.

    But it won’t make a bad passer into a good passer.

    U can sit on ur couch and say it does but u don’t know.

    Have u ever worked with a qb on mechanics? Cuz I have.
    ===================================================

    Having repeatedly heard NFL QB’s and those that work with them say differently, I’m now torn on who to believe.
    Granted, they’re not used to working the level of talent you’ve worked with.

    *********

    really purvis? u have “repeatedly” heard nfl qb’s and experts say good footwork will turn a bad passer into a good one?

    u wanna take a shot at me, but ur lying.

  • rediaR

    Ottocrat Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    With the exception of Jax, that’s a tough start. Jeez.
    ——————–
    When your team sucks, it’s always a tough start. If they manage to not suck, it wont be so tough.

  • The_Judge37

    The soft spot in Oakland’s schedule comes after six games, when they have a bye followed by back-to-back home games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, respectively.
    ——-

    That perfect timing for Interim Head Coach Tony Sporano

  • dr_robert

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    But it won’t make a bad passer into a good passer.
    *************

    that’s what i SAID purvis.

    i thought u were better than that.

    unless ur gonna stick with ur story that u repeatedly have heard experts say differently. that bad passers become good ones with good footwork.

  • dr_robert

    Raiders 2013 Regular Season Schedule
    Date Time* Opponent TV
    Sunday, September 8 10:00 a.m. at Indianapolis CBS
    Sunday, September 15 1:25 p.m. Jacksonville CBS
    Monday, September 23 5:40 p.m. at Denver ESPN
    Sunday, September 29 1:25 p.m. Washington FOX
    Sunday, October 6 1:25 p.m. San Diego CBS
    Sunday, October 13 10:00 a.m. at Kansas City CBS
    BYE
    Sunday, October 27 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh CBS
    Sunday, November 3 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia FOX
    Sunday, November 10 10:00 a.m. at New York Giants CBS
    Sunday, November 17 10:00 a.m. at Houston CBS
    Sunday, November 24 1:05 p.m. Tennessee CBS
    Thursday, November 28 1:30 p.m. at Dallas CBS
    Sunday, December 8 10:00 a.m. at New York Jets CBS
    Sunday, December 15 1:05 p.m. Kansas City CBS
    Sunday, December 22 1:25 p.m. at San Diego CBS
    Sunday, December 29 1:25 p.m. Denver CBS

  • http://microwave_economics 909RaiderLifer

    Things get much tougher afterward, thanks to four road games in a five-game span, including a Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys.
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    The make or break part of the season…..

  • Marks hair

    nobody ever started the argument by saying footwork will turn a bad Passer into a good one. The argument started when you said footwork is not important.. the last time you started this nonsense you said footwork could not improve throwing power. I’m wondering if you even have on arms at this point Dr..

  • The_Judge37

    12. LOL, did you just Quote yourself?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Told yall they were giving us Indy week 1….said it last week….knew NFL would definitely do that. They wanna make sure the number 1 pick from 2012 gets off to a great start….mfkas gonna have it backfire I hope!

  • The_Judge37

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    Things get much tougher afterward, thanks to four road games in a five-game span, including a Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys.
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    The make or break part of the season…..
    ——–

    Sporano is a Veteran coach, he’ll keep the team focused.

  • dr_robert

    we have 3 home games out of 4 in games 2-5.

    we could be 3-3 or even 4-2 at the bye.

    jax, sd, and kc are beatable, and i’d say wash is too, especially if griffin isn’t all the way back.

  • dr_robert

    Marks Hair Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    nobody ever started the argument by saying footwork will turn a bad Passer into a good one. The argument started when you said footwork is not important.. the last time you started this nonsense you said footwork could not improve throwing power. I’m wondering if you even have on arms at this point Dr..
    **********

    ur lying.

    i NEVER said it wouldn’t improve power.

    i NEVER said it wasn’t important.

    liars lie.

  • dr_robert

    The_Judge37 Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    12. LOL, did you just Quote yourself?

    *********

    showing what i said, as opposed to what liars say i said.

  • Marks hair

    Bullshìt

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Let’s see if we can show up better on Turkey day then we did 4 years ago….yikes that was bad

  • dr_robert

    dr_robert Says:

    Footwork is like icing on a cake. Or fine tuning.

    It helps u get set up efficiently and in rhythm. When u stride towards the target, it helps u be on target.

    But it won’t make a bad passer into a good passer.

    U can sit on ur couch and say it does but u don’t know.

    Have u ever worked with a qb on mechanics? Cuz I have.

    ***********

    where did i say it wasn’t important, u liar?

  • http://microwave_economics 909RaiderLifer

    “Only” five 10:00AM bloodymary start times this year..

    Didn’t we have six of ‘em last year?…..

  • The_Judge37

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    Let’s see if we can show up better on Turkey day then we did 4 years ago….yikes that was bad
    ——-

    I’m a try and get to that game.

  • dr_robert

    Marks Hair Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    Bullshìt

    **********

    fu@k u liar.

    show a post saying it dummy.

    of course it’s important.

    as fine tuning. for consistency.

    u can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

    don’t tell me what i said. i KNOW what i said.

  • Marks hair

    It ain’t soccer. Footworks WAY overrated

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Five early start times again….man fk you league office!

  • dr_robert

    Marks Hair Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    It ain’t soccer. Footworks WAY overrated

    ********

    that’s me saying footwork isn’t important?

    no.

    u idiots try acting like if pryor “fixes his footwork’, he will magically go from bad to good.

    u idiots overrate it.

  • Marks hair

    Way to spin spin dr.

  • dr_robert

    no spin necessary.

    way to lie, hair.

    i say hat i SAY.

    don’t fu@king change it for ur own agenda.

    that’s a lying coward punk.

  • dr_robert

    i never SAID footwork wasn’t important.

    i SAID it wouldn’t make a bad passer a good one.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    I’ve repeatedly heard QB’s and their trainers say footwork is CRITICAL, not icing on the cake.
    Quit bloviating and quoting your favorite commenter.

  • SnBG

    Quarterbacks can improve their accuracy and passing skills with good coaching, but it takes work. Pryor is willing to put in the work. Let him start

  • RaiderDirt

    Tough but promising schedule, to prevent a negative outcome IMO depends on the continuity & development of the defensive unit..

    GO RAIDERS!!!!

  • ESETERIK78

    Mechanics are great and all, but it’s really about “the feel”. And the only way you get that is to play with your team and do it over and over and over.

    The WR/QB chemistry has to be there. Always.

    The best in the biz: Rodgers, Brees, P. Manning, Brady all say this can take YEARS to come together.

    Pryor , Flynn, it doesn’t matter…..whoever takes the job will struggle, until they get “the feel”.

    Whether they will find it at all is the big question.

    This is DMC’s most important year as a pro. If he explodes like we all know he can, then a lot of pressure will be off the QB. If he goes down again, we are fuct, and he will no longer be a Raider.

  • SnBG

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    Raiders 2013 Regular Season Schedule
    Date Time* Opponent TV
    Sunday, September 8 10:00 a.m. at Indianapolis CBS
    Sunday, September 15 1:25 p.m. Jacksonville CBS
    Monday, September 23 5:40 p.m. at Denver ESPN
    Sunday, September 29 1:25 p.m. Washington FOX
    Sunday, October 6 1:25 p.m. San Diego CBS
    Sunday, October 13 10:00 a.m. at Kansas City CBS
    BYE
    Sunday, October 27 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh CBS
    Sunday, November 3 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia FOX
    Sunday, November 10 10:00 a.m. at New York Giants CBS
    Sunday, November 17 10:00 a.m. at Houston CBS
    Sunday, November 24 1:05 p.m. Tennessee CBS
    Thursday, November 28 1:30 p.m. at Dallas CBS
    Sunday, December 8 10:00 a.m. at New York Jets CBS
    Sunday, December 15 1:05 p.m. Kansas City CBS
    Sunday, December 22 1:25 p.m. at San Diego CBS
    Sunday, December 29 1:25 p.m. Denver CBS
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    We could win 6-7 games and if we beat KC twice we could win 8

  • SnBG

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:41 pm
    Mechanics are great and all, but it’s really about “the feel”. And the only way you get that is to play with your team and do it over and over and over.

    The WR/QB chemistry has to be there. Always.

    The best in the biz: Rodgers, Brees, P. Manning, Brady all say this can take YEARS to come together.

    Pryor , Flynn, it doesn’t matter…..whoever takes the job will struggle, until they get “the feel”.

    Whether they will find it at all is the big question.

    This is DMC’s most important year as a pro. If he explodes like we all know he can, then a lot of pressure will be off the QB. If he goes down again, we are fuct, and he will no longer be a Raider.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Good points. At least Pryor would give us a little more running ability.

  • ESETERIK78

    39.SnBG Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    ESETERIK78 Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:41 pm
    Mechanics are great and all, but it’s really about “the feel”. And the only way you get that is to play with your team and do it over and over and over.

    The WR/QB chemistry has to be there. Always.

    The best in the biz: Rodgers, Brees, P. Manning, Brady all say this can take YEARS to come together.

    Pryor , Flynn, it doesn’t matter…..whoever takes the job will struggle, until they get “the feel”.

    Whether they will find it at all is the big question.

    This is DMC’s most important year as a pro. If he explodes like we all know he can, then a lot of pressure will be off the QB. If he goes down again, we are fuct, and he will no longer be a Raider.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Good points. At least Pryor would give us a little more running ability.

    =============================

    I’ve made my case for Pryor so many times, and been called an idiot so many times. I’m done.

  • Relentless

    This schedule sucks azz. We’re gonna get whooped up and down the field this year. I’m done with optimism and being realistic. Best backup team minimum wage can buy

  • ESETERIK78

    41.Relentless Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    This schedule sucks azz. We’re gonna get whooped up and down the field this year. I’m done with optimism and being realistic. Best backup team minimum wage can buy

    ==========================

    I’m going to wait and see them play first before I make that assumption.

  • Relentless

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    41.Relentless Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    This schedule sucks azz. We’re gonna get whooped up and down the field this year. I’m done with optimism and being realistic. Best backup team minimum wage can buy

    ==========================

    I’m going to wait and see them play first before I make that assumption.
    —–
    I’ve been saying that for years. Now I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Relentless

    NFLN showing mad hate on us. Saying we’re an expansion team. Eff Brian Baldinger’s hater azz.

  • EricTurnerR.I.P.

    I’m sorry but we going to lose again this year ..I predict either 3-13 or 5-11…lol