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Halftime: Saints 23, Raiders 7

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

    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    its official, tits allen doesnt want flynns confidence further broken…sits pryor because he knows its him starting.

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

    Yup….They won’t let Pryor have a chance to compete. Can’t give Pryor the whole half. Flynn got a whole half & had 1 out of 6 decent series.

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

    Riiiiight. Couldn’t have anything to do with Pryor looking awful in any play that’s not a read-option.

  • RaidO

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    its official, tits allen doesnt want flynns confidence further broken…sits pryor because he knows its him starting.

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

    No, he sits Pryor because Pryor just went 1-5 with some truly awful throws.

    He’s a read-option QB who can run Tebow packages. That’s it. He would get KILLED in any regular season matchup.
    —————————-

    and Flynn rarely looks beyond 10 yards to throw.

  • hellsbells

    Gaither looking like a decent backup

  • raidersince87

    The famous…u have no pull or say in this blog..ur post mean absolutely zero..

  • the famous dr robert

    Flynn is way better than Pryor.

    They’ve seen enuff. He’s worse this year than last preseason.

    Time to see if McGloin can be the backup.

  • alex7

    xraided

    it’s what Flynn’s done everytime he’s started football games:

    produce

  • Al_is_theraiders

    how yallliking shrek and da era now? Go ahead make the excuses…its gonna be like this all year…might as well roll with pryor…

  • hellsbells

    Nevermind

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

    RaidO Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    its official, tits allen doesnt want flynns confidence further broken…sits pryor because he knows its him starting.

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

    No, he sits Pryor because Pryor just went 1-5 with some truly awful throws.

    He’s a read-option QB who can run Tebow packages. That’s it. He would get KILLED in any regular season matchup.
    —————————-

    and Flynn rarely looks beyond 10 yards to throw.

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

    Well, Flynn needs to work on that, big-time. But at least he is capable of making those throws. Pryor truly sucked this evening.

  • Whoknows

    Thanks to our D. No thanks to Pryor (on our last scoring drive, we LOST seven yards).
    &*************************
    Did you miss the TD that got called back?

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

    Oh. I forgot. Now we’re into Pryor Rules, which means a TD called back for a penalty is a TD anyway, and a drop is really a completion. This doesn’t apply to any of our other QBs, mind you, just Pryor.
    ******************************
    Well I didn’t see you mentioning Flynn’s negative yard drive so I thought that was the game.

  • NGRaiderfan

    Our offense sucks. Period. Our D looked just as bad. We need a legit pass rusher asap. Bine of our qbs looked good. Flynn. Yea he had a good “qb rating” whateveer we were down 23-0 in the 2nd quarter (eerily similar to our team with CP). Pryor didnt do any better. Our o line couldnt protect either qb. Pryor rushing td shouldnt hve been called back that was a weak a-$ call but as a raider fan i’m used to it. Mcgloin…uggh

  • the famous dr robert

    Raidersince87 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    The famous…u have no pull or say in this blog..ur post mean absolutely zero..
    *******
    How would u know?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Gaither has been solid.

    why did it take Reggie so long to decide he was better than Travis freaking Goethel ??

  • Al_is_theraiders

    hey…but they “want” it…

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

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    how yallliking shrek and da era now? Go ahead make the excuses…its gonna be like this all year…might as well roll with pryor…

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

    Pryor would be a disaster in any regular season game, as he showed tonight. ROB RYAN managed to stop him cold. Imagine what a decent d-coordinator could do.

  • RaidO

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    RaidO Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    its official, tits allen doesnt want flynns confidence further broken…sits pryor because he knows its him starting.

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

    No, he sits Pryor because Pryor just went 1-5 with some truly awful throws.

    He’s a read-option QB who can run Tebow packages. That’s it. He would get KILLED in any regular season matchup.
    —————————-

    and Flynn rarely looks beyond 10 yards to throw.

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

    Well, Flynn needs to work on that, big-time. But at least he is capable of making those throws. Pryor truly sucked this evening.
    ————–

    Pryor needs to be playing with the one’s

  • ohioraider

    Guess what, folks, QB is the least of our problems. But here’s what we learned tonight:
    Veldheer’s loss is going to be devastating
    Neither line is ready for prime time
    Saints look like there ready for a return to glory
    Oh, and Flynn is still the starting QB

  • alex7

    it is telling they didn’t even bother giving Pryor a “build your confidence back up” drive. Not worth it. lol

  • Al_is_theraiders

    0….i cosign that…

  • RaidingTexas

    Xraided Says:

    can’t wait for Warrior basketball Oct 30th … that’s all i know

    ——————————–

    Raiders and Warriors fan? There’s always suicide.

  • hellsbells

    Boo. Hoo I quit. Later

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

    RaidO Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    RaidO Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    its official, tits allen doesnt want flynns confidence further broken…sits pryor because he knows its him starting.

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

    No, he sits Pryor because Pryor just went 1-5 with some truly awful throws.

    He’s a read-option QB who can run Tebow packages. That’s it. He would get KILLED in any regular season matchup.
    —————————-

    and Flynn rarely looks beyond 10 yards to throw.

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

    Well, Flynn needs to work on that, big-time. But at least he is capable of making those throws. Pryor truly sucked this evening.
    ————–

    Pryor needs to be playing with the one’s

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

    Fine. Start him next week. Can’t see him doing anything, though. All you need to do with Pryor is contain-rush him and make him beat you with his arm. he can’t do it.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    its official, tits allen doesnt want flynns confidence further broken…sits pryor because he knows its him starting.

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

    Yup….They won’t let Pryor have a chance to compete. Can’t give Pryor the whole half. Flynn got a whole half & had 1 out of 6 decent series.

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

    Riiiiight. Couldn’t have anything to do with Pryor looking awful in any play that’s not a read-option.

    =========

    His screen passes were snuffed out dingleberry. Have fun watching the 12 point Flynn offense at the Colisseum with the 4 other Reggie fans.

  • http://ho-lee-fuk 909RaiderLifer

    Good thing Seabass didn’t join Jerry up in the pressbox, for the free food…

    Crawford woulda had to kick that FG….

  • NGRaiderfan

    Pryor threw 5 passes. 1 was caught, the other 4 were throw aways bc of the pressure. 2 horribly designed or executed screens and 2 throw aways bc of pressure. Ehhhh. Not a good day all around for our O. Second team D balled tho. Give them some reps with the 1s

  • raidersince87

    Pryor needs to start next game…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    MR..Realest Of The Real, Stickiest Of The Icky Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Kell, how long should the 2nd string QB play? They have to give the other QBs a look. It’s preseason.
    ——————–
    I would think more than a Qtr when the 1st string QB looks like schit, and there is supposed to be competition between the two.

    3rd string QB gets 4-5 minutes of the 4th qtr.

    It’s a done deal.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Alex7 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    it is telling they didn’t even bother giving Pryor a “build your confidence back up” drive. Not worth it. lol

    =========
    They don’t want a QB controversy.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    the good news is we only had 1 day to prepare with a new LT this week.

    Give the coaches a full week and we’ll look much better in the more important week 3 game.
    ============================================
    Maybe. Let’s hope so.

    But the play that put the Saints up 17-0, on which Brees had literally all day to throw, simply isn’t NFL caliber football.

    Got a glimpse of that last week against Romo as well.

    The lack of even a semblance of a pass rush is embarrassing.

    I realize the Brees TD pass tonight came against a 3 man rush and we don’t want to tip our blitz packages – but that was just pathetic and unacceptable.

    If this keeps up, anticipate getting shredded by every competent passing attack we face.

  • the famous dr robert

    Pryor “led” the team from the NO to the NO 28.

    What would the Pryor Brigade say if Flynn did that?

  • RaiderRockstar

    stuff them @ goal-line!

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

    Since me and Alex can be accused of being the same person, can I accuse at least some of these Mckenzie haters of being team employees McKenzie fired?

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    NGRaiderfan Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    Pryor threw 5 passes. 1 was caught, the other 4 were throw aways bc of the pressure. 2 horribly designed or executed screens and 2 throw aways bc of pressure. Ehhhh. Not a good day all around for our O. Second team D balled tho. Give them some reps with the 1s

    ==========

    DOn’t let Duck see this, he’s not smart enough to look beyond the stats.

  • alex7

    Ohioraider

    as a silver lining, our starting D-line hasn’t played together yet.

    O-line can only get better once coaches have time to tinker with it or pickup cut-down FAs.

  • Raiderbuck

    I haven’t seen anything that tells me this team is any good, or that DA can coach. I know wait another year while I keep paying my money,…..

  • NGRaiderfan

    Dumb penalties killed raider drives with pryir in. Sacks killed drives with flynn in. Flynn needs to b better at avoidin sacks. 5 in a half. Not good. Pryor needs to take better command of the O. Our O line just needs to get cut

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

    It’s not like all of these guys McKenzie fired are getting on elsewhere.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    This is McGroin time.

  • alex7

    Pryor couldn’t find open receivers, thus the throwaways.

    Not reading D’s correctly, anticipating guys getting open, and making the tough throws have been Pryor’s negative scouting since early in college.

  • the famous dr robert

    Raidersince87 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    Pryor needs to start next game…
    ********

    Lol! Now that’s funny!

    Oh wait. Ur serious.

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

    “Since me and Alex can be accused of being the same person, can I accuse at least some of these Mckenzie haters of being team employees McKenzie fired?”

    Yep you guessed it I am John Herrera.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Here comes our version of ‘The Drive’.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Allen > Payton.

  • Myopinion

    Tp first drive was executed to perfection by him. Made the right throw and play every time.
    2nd drive, on the bad snap, he needs to get it a few feet higher on throwaway,but again the right decision and play everytime.

  • RaidingTexas

    Raidersince87 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    Pryor needs to start next game…

    ——————————-

    Yes he does, so that all the jockstrap holders will see once and for all that he is not a legitimate NFL QB.

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

    Rangers just left the bases loaded. woot! A’s!

  • the famous dr robert

    If Pryor is “space age”, I’ll take “(Flynn)stone age”.

  • C2E

    McGloin redemption

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

    666, no offense, but I wasn’t talking about you. I know you’ve never been employed by an NFL team.

  • xraided

    RaidingTexas Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    Xraided Says:

    can’t wait for Warrior basketball Oct 30th … that’s all i know

    ——————————–

    Raiders and Warriors fan? There’s always suicide.

    ____________

    they’re finally a team knocking on the door… yes it’s been rough… and A’s/Giants fan…