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Halftime: Saints 23, Raiders 7

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 6:44 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Drew Brees did what Drew Brees does against the Raiders in the first half.

To make matters worse, virtually every potential problem area showed up in a big way for the Raiders as they trail 23-7 at halftime at the Superdome.

Brees was 14 of 18 for 202 yards and a touchdown as New Orleans got points on every drive. Meanwhile, Matt Flynn was pressured heavily _ and sacked five times _ before directing an 82-yard end-of-half drive when the Saints backed off and played coverage. Flynn was 12 of 16 for 124 yards and an 18-yard touchdown pass to Denarius Moore.

The pass blocking was horrendous, and left tackle Alex Barron got worked over but good by Cameron Jordan. But he was hardly the only culprit up front. To make matters worse, David Ausberry (shoulder) and Tracy Porter (groin) both left the game with injuries.

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  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    RaidO Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:01 pm
    Even the damn Jets and Rex Ryan are doing a better job handling their QB situation(QB competition) Sanchez vs Smith.

    Looks Reggie is going to do the “my guy” thing with Flynn

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

    It’s not like “1-5″ Pryor did anything tonight to justify an open competition.

  • DJ Johnny

    0ak r8rs Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    And yet still down by less than a TD. This game isn’t over yet. Love to get a moral victory here. Idc if its preseason or not. Winning is still better than losing.

    I was hoping for that. Not looking good now.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    RaidO Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:01 pm
    Even the damn Jets and Rex Ryan are doing a better job handling their QB situation(QB competition) Sanchez vs Smith.

    Looks Reggie is going to do the “my guy” thing with Flynn

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

    Yes he is.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    I told you dorks this roster was good for 3-5 wins. It doesn’t matter who plays QB BUT whoever does better have good disability insurance!

  • the famous dr robert

    Myopinion Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    rm and da are very secretive,tp is starting and theyre giving colts as little time to prepare as possible.
    *******
    Lol!!!!!

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Reggie’s scholarship

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

    What are you talking about? He won’t be here in two weeks.

    ==========

    He should’ve never been brought back Quack.

    2 words though “My guy”

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    You told us what, 666?

    They haven’t played one regular season game yet this season!

  • alex7

    Our starting DTs are veterans. They would have played MAYBE 1 half of NFL football total the last two weeks anyways.

    No big worries there.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Alex7 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Oak R8r

    in preseason, winning isn’t necessarily better than losing, especially if you prioritize it over giving backup players playing time to evaluate them and allow them to grow. Come on.

    @@@@@@@@

    I’m aware of that. But A win is a win. Meaningless or not. Particularly after being down 23-0. And I know a few Saints fans so……

  • alex7

    Greg Papa says DJ Hayden will not wear the red jersey anymore next week in practice, expected to play as well.

    Praising how good he’s looked in practice.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Then why is he a running backs coach for Cincy?

    ———————

    Politics dude. THINK ON IT.. nobody wants him in the building because he is coming for your job as HC…

    HUE WAS PERFECT FOR THE RAIDERS.. i know u like watching boring DA’s team.. where you will be lucky to have one exciting game all season

  • Breaking_Black

    Plunkett called him McGroin!
    Lmao, call of the game.

  • C2E

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    I told you dorks this roster was good for 3-5 wins. It doesn’t matter who plays QB BUT whoever does better have good disability insurance!

    true dat…we got trouble in da trenches

  • 0ak r8rs

    No more red jersey for Hayden.

  • Breaking_Black

    Maybe Hayden will have a Puig effect.

  • shutdown

    This game shows why you draft for O-lines and defense–you can go to the Super Bowl as with Trent Dilfer. It might be boring football, but lines wis games.

  • the famous dr robert

    Excuses excuses.

    Pryor stunk in practice this week and the game.

    “It’s not fair! It’s not fair!”

    Violins.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:06 pm
    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    I dont care if he has a big MOUF… this FRANCHISE has been bottom ..level PURE SEWAGE SHIZ since HUE JAX CITY LEFT…

    He’d coach circles out of DA..

    =========

    He already did. See what McFadden and a QB in his 1st start did against his defense in 2011…But everyone says Denise is a great coach

    ——————

    yesir.. last season was one of the most boring seasons to watch since Lane Kiffin.. Tom cable era… w/0 HUE

  • http://ho-lee-fuk 909RaiderLifer

    Myopinion Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    Something fisjy on the qb thing,if tp isnt ready, why not get him snaps. 2wks in a row he should have gotten another drive.
    rm and da are very secretive,tp is starting and theyre giving colts as little time to prepare as possible.

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    Remember kids and adults alike:…

    It’s right there on page one of the semi-pro blogger handbook..

    NEVER drink and type….

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “They haven’t played one regular season game yet this season!”

    Give us your prediction on how many games they win don’t just point and cast dispersion’s like a slack jawed child.

  • redshirt

    lol Plunk just said “McGroin”

  • RaiderRockstar

    gotta say I like McGloin, for an undrafted rookie

    worth developing

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Part of being a good HC is knowing when to STFU.

    ——————

    id take that right now no matter what

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    Rangers lost.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Jenkins looks 10 times better than Cribbs. I hope Jenkins makes it over Cribbs. I’ve seen enough of Cribbs.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    Then why is he a running backs coach for Cincy?

    ———————

    Politics dude. THINK ON IT.. nobody wants him in the building because he is coming for your job as HC…

    HUE WAS PERFECT FOR THE RAIDERS.. i know u like watching boring DA’s team.. where you will be lucky to have one exciting game all season

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

    Now be nice. It’s important for Al haters to conform to the wills of society.

  • J Hill

    I think there have been some interesting position battles in this game.

    Cribbs lost ground to Jenkins.

    Bass and Robinson need to play with the 1st team.

    Crawford was all over the place.

    Ross looked good.

    Butler has the slot WR job sewed up.

    Adams looked good and was getting some snaps in the slot.

    Porter was terrible. Got his Giordano on to get out of the game, lol.

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

    My wife and I should be at the Raiders facility Monday.

    We can make the team on the o-line.

    Really, all we have to do is put on the uniform and watch people run by us.

    Let’s all go.

  • redshirt

    Also, WTF happened to Tyler Wilson? He can’t be that bad…

  • 0ak r8rs

    Wow. Wilson. No drives.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    WHere is the rollouts / Play action deep passes.. boots with PRYOR??

    Maybe OLSON IS KEEPING Everything under wraps till the season starts??

  • alex7

    Hadn’t seen McGloin’s arm strength ’til now. Legit. Perfect development guy, right temperament, arm strength, smart (Penn State academically is no joke).

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    666, you did the ol “see, I told you”, when no outcome has been determined yet. Not one game has been played yet. It’s not about anyone making a prediction. It’s about you already claiming you’re right when nothing has happened yet.

  • J Hill

    Hue?????

    SMH

  • RaidO

    Redshirt Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    Also, WTF happened to Tyler Wilson? He can’t be that bad…
    —————–

    I think he is headed to the practice squad

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:07 pm
    Excuses excuses.

    Pryor stunk in practice this week and the game.

    “It’s not fair! It’s not fair!”

    Violins.

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

    Funny I’ve been hearing “excuses” from this Reggime ever since they stepped in the building.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    That was not a holding call on the PRYOR run for a TD.. PARSON barley pushed the guy to the side.

    These refs needs to get off the Raiders nutz

  • Whoknows

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    I told you dorks this roster was good for 3-5 wins. It doesn’t matter who plays QB BUT whoever does better have good disability insurance!
    *************************************
    I agree with the second part but 3-5 wins? What I saw looked like we were going to give the 2008 Lions a run for their money.

  • the famous dr robert

    Remember when the Pryor Brigade was taking me, reminding me about I predicted McGloin would beat out Pryor and how his 47 rated performance meant he was challenging Flynn?

    Take a look dumbos. It’s happening as we speak.

  • lefty12

    0ak R8rs Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:02 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    lets hear shrek lovers!!!
    cmon DA excusers….

    they “want” it….

    @@@@@@@

    Can’t wait till we make the playoffs. And you disappear. Forever.
    ============================
    Seconded!But he’ll just change his name and tell us he has been a Raider fan forever.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    but “they want it…..”
    “they have heart….”

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    666 told us this team would only win 3-5 games this year. He knows this, after having played a total of ZERO games thus far.

  • redshirt

    RaidO Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Redshirt Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    Also, WTF happened to Tyler Wilson? He can’t be that bad…
    —————–

    I think he is headed to the practice squad
    ********

    I honestly thought he had that ‘Gunslinger’ mentality and would take over this team in a year or two.

    Guess not.

  • RaidO

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    WHere is the rollouts / Play action deep passes.. boots with PRYOR??

    Maybe OLSON IS KEEPING Everything under wraps till the season starts??
    ———————-

    Yeah i will go with that. Olson can’t show everything in preseason.

    But we do know Rob Ryan and the Saints will be blitzing a lot this season.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Pryor is not starting QB material based off tonight.

    The sad thing is FLYNN looks like a JV QB.. he is the Greg Knapp of Quarterbacks right now.

    Jawaorski couldnt be anymore right. SAD

  • 0ak r8rs

    Wow. Wilson. 0 snaps

    Idk what to think of the DA doghouse? On the one hand, I like that he holds guys accountable. On the other hand, it seems like guys can’t ever get out. Like Taiwan last year. One fumble in game one and he never touched the ball again. I know these guys r pros, and we should expect a lot. But that fumble wasn’t even on Taiwan. And that was basically the last play he ever saw as a RB. Thinking Wilson is getting the same treatment.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    New post.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    And Wilson springs back to life. The McGloin era is over.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Robiskie. Bye.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    MR can we be friends?

    You are such an interesting person I just want to get to know you.

    And your football acumen WOW