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To blitz or not to blitz Manning; that’s the burning question

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 4:32 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA — A slew of questions and comments in the Tuesday live chat centered on the best way to succeed against Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
Naturally, based on the success the Raiders had their first two games, many called for the Raiders to blitz the heck out of Manning on Monday night.
Time and again, I countered with, Manning is one of the few quarterbacks you don’t want to blitz, for he welcomes the blitz and picks it apart.
The Raiders are bolstered with first-hand knowledge. Last season, the Raiders threw a season-high 25 blitzes against Manning and the Broncos in the teams’ second meeting.
Here’s the results: Manning completed 15 of 18 passes for 177 yards against the blitz that game.
“It’s hard to fool that guy,” Allen said. “He’s seen a lot. He does a great job in preparation. It’ll be hard to fool him. It’s going to come down to execution. We’re going to have to execute our jobs and the team that executes the best will win the football game.”
Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter was with the Broncos last season. He practiced against Manning on a regular basis.
He offered this little tidbit on just how competitive Manning is, even in practice.
“He’s just as much a competitor in practice as he is on game day,” Porter said. “In fact, he’s much more of a competitor in practice because in practice you get to start things over. The defense has a real good practice, he’s going to want to start the period over and come back and try to compete again.”

– Denarius Moore was targeted twice in the Jaguars game, but he emerged from the game without a reception.
In fact, he had more penalties and dropped passes than he did receptions. Suffice, that’s not what you expect from one of your starting receivers.
Don’t fret, though, Allen and quarterback Terrelle Pryor said. Moore’s going to make his share of plays over the course of the season.
“The big thing is, he can’t get too down on himself,” Allen said. “He’s got to continue to work and fight himself out of it. His opportunities are going to come. When they do, he’s got to take advantage of them.”
Moore admits that he tends to let negative thoughts linger, when he needs to heed coaches’ advice to have a short memory.
“That’s what I’m still learning, that the coaches are always going to have faith in me, the quarterback is always going to have faith in me,” Allen said, “that I need to forget it about when I drop passes and come back into the huddle with a positive attitude.”
Moore dropped two catchable passes in the Raiders first two games. Yet, Pryor takes the blame for both plays.
“They were both two bad balls,” Pryor said. “It had nothing to do with Denarius, and we’re definitely going to be looking for him more. I have to get the ball in an accurate spot and he’ll catch it if it’s accurate, but if it’s not accurate, like it [wasn’t] last game, it’s hard to catch.”

– If Moore’s struggles linger, Allen has the option of using second-year player Juron Criner and rookie Brice Butler more.
If that’s the case, Criner said he is ready to roll. He wasn’t active for either of Oakland’s first two games, even though he is healthy.
Coincidentally, Butler has been active for both games.
“I’m very eager,” Criner said. “Things change, but I’m always going to be ready for whenever I’m supposed to be ready.”
Criner said he has no explanation for why he hasn’t been active for either of the first two games.
“I’m not really sure,” Criner said. “I just do my part as a player and let them do their part as coaches.”

– The Raiders on Tuesday worked out four linebackers. Make of it what you will.
They worked out: Tavares Gooden, Justin Cole, Mike Rivera and Julian Stanford, though none was signed.

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  • the famous dr robert

    It’s clear that they are preparing for the switch to Flynn and getting the injury excuse ready for ever going with the failure Pryor in the first place.

    Pretty embarrassing to go with him anyway.

  • Whoknows

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    It’s clear that they are preparing for the switch to Flynn and getting the injury excuse ready for ever going with the failure Pryor in the first place.

    Pretty embarrassing to go with him anyway.
    *******************************
    Flynncompoop.

  • Dakota

    the famous dr robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    The election of 0bama, shocked and horrified ” those people” and, activated them. They are still a minority though.
    **********
    I voted for him. Twice. Idiot.
    ++++

    Then yes you are.

  • angelodebo

    Couple thoughts..

    1.) I hope Pryor works out. Obviously his potential is limitless. It is too bad the Raiders receiving core is average (on their best day). It is tough to evaluate his passing skills when the receivers cannot get open or create space.

    2.) This past year’s draft is critical. Hayden, Watson & Moore need to produce..or at least be starters. Hayden looked pretty good for a rookie. Thats a good sign. It is not easy for cornerbacks to come in and start right away. Need a couple more games to evaluate. But so far..I would grade the pick as a B.

    Side note.. Star Lotulelei is going to be a frikn STUD! Raiders could have used a lineman like that..too bad we past on him.

    Go Raiders

  • JLofty

    Sio Moore looks like a STUD too. That kid was FLYIN around last week!

  • Dakota

    So the blog is a changin’ huh?

    One of those thread things where you have to click on comments to read them etc?

    The Blog will die.

  • JLofty

    “The Blog will die.”

    Blog’s been dying all year….

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    MR might kill himself.

  • JLofty

    I think Tarver will mix and match who is rushing and from where. But I am doubtful he sends more net rushers very often. 2 secs isn’t much time to hit a QB. Much less Sputnik!

  • Dakota

    Bummer…..

    Take care fellas!

    Now if you will excuse me, I have to return some videotapes.

  • the famous dr robert

    Wouldn’t surprise me to see Reggie trade for Kenny Britt.

    Reggie likes big WRs and britt is talented.

    Moore for britt?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Hicks still watch videos tapes?

  • angelodebo

    Jlofty..

    I agree about Moore. If can continue to improve over the years, he could be a hell of a football player.

    Imagine if we drafted him and Star Lotulelei. Those two guys alone would transform the defense.

    But like I said..Hayden has looked solid for a rookie cornerback. If Hayden develops into a shut down corner, thats priceless in such a pass happy league.

  • the famous dr robert

    Whoknows Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 5:44 pm
    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    It’s clear that they are preparing for the switch to Flynn and getting the injury excuse ready for ever going with the failure Pryor in the first place.

    Pretty embarrassing to go with him anyway.
    *******************************
    Flynncompoop.
    *******
    Lol. Not bad.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    watson hayden moore butler

    solid draft in my book

    all serviceable and at least two guys with star potential hayden and watson

  • the famous dr robert

    Kenny britt is unhappy in tenn.

    Moore played at UT.

    Swap?

  • RaiderReggie

    I was watching NFL network and Warren Sapp and Ladanian Tomlison totally laugh and disrespected the Raiders for the Monday night game in Denver. They said this is a bye week or homecoming for the Broncos. Dennis Allen should take that clip and play it after every team meeting or practice this week.

  • the famous dr robert

    Do expect to see the org replacing Pryor after the coming Denver debacle.

    They will claim that it was the Flynnjury that forced them to go with Pryor, not the owner’s dumb azz.

    And we can get on with being a legit football team and not a circus act.

  • Raidersfan727

    Raidersfan727 Broncos 28 Raiders 16

  • Raidersfan727

    Raidersfan 727 Broncos 28-16 ***

  • Raidersfan727

    god damnit third times a charm

    Raidersfan727 Broncos 28-16

  • RaidO

    So Dr Rob destroyed this blog.

    This blog is done

  • RaidO

    This blog does not have that much traffic as it is.

    It will lose about 75% of the traffic and comments.
    LOL, at a social media account.

    Blog R.I.P

  • the famous dr robert

    RaidO Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    So Dr Rob destroyed this blog.

    This blog is done
    ********
    Lol. U did.

  • the famous dr robert

    Poor Pryor Brigade.

  • RaidO

    The majority of dudes on here do not do social media, Twitter, Facebook, etc etc, and like myself will not start. Very bad move

    RIP blog

  • the famous dr robert

    RaidO Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    The majority of dudes on here do not do social media, Twitter, Facebook, etc etc, and like myself will not start. Very bad move

    RIP blog
    ********
    Good riddance WeirdO

  • Whoknows

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    Poor Pryor Brigade.
    *********************
    Flynncompoop

  • the famous dr robert

    The excuses of the cross posters already coming in.

    Lol. Love it.

  • the famous dr robert

    Whoknows Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    Poor Pryor Brigade.
    *********************
    Flynncompoop
    *******
    It was funny the first time.

    Not so much the 2nd time.

  • Raiders for life

    Does Olson open up the playbook Monday Night?
    Do we see more of Reece?

  • GhostTooThePost

    RaidO Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    The majority of dudes on here do not do social media, Twitter, Facebook, etc etc, and like myself will not start. Very bad move

    RIP blog
    ==============
    YOU DON’T NEED ANY OF THOSE.
    Just an email address.
    Anyone will do.
    A user name, email address, and a password.
    Just like this place.

    Yes, you can sign up via google, facebook, etc, but you don’t have to.

    Just a plain ordinary email address

  • the famous dr robert

    Flynnvincible?

    Flynncredible!

    Flynnconceivable!

  • bank-bank

    the famous dr robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    Do expect to see the org replacing Pryor after the coming Denver debacle.

    They will claim that it was the Flynnjury that forced them to go with Pryor, not the owner’s dumb azz.

    And we can get on with being a legit football team and not a circus act.
    ============================================
    Thers’s no way no how Pryor is replaced by Flynn.Flynn always gets replaced thats his job.He’s still trying to make it off of one game.A DEAD CLOCK IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY and flynn was only right once.Flynns job is done here he’s replaced.Now move on to the next team and get replaced again.LMFAO.

  • Whoknows

    he Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    Flynnvincible?

    Flynncredible!

    Flynnconceivable!
    *****************
    Flynncompoop

  • the famous dr robert

    Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.

    All the idiots come here to flail about.

    Entertain me fool!

  • GhostTooThePost

    the famous dr robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Whoknows Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    Poor Pryor Brigade.
    *********************
    Flynncompoop
    *******
    It was funny the first time.

    Not so much the 2nd time.
    =====
    Ignore the racist lying cowardly bich, who has nightmares about me.

    Flynncompoop works
    FlynnFacePlant
    FvkedUpFlynn
    NoodleArmFlynn
    UnemploymentLineFlynn
    FlingItLikeAWomanFlynn
    Can’tFindAWayToWinFlynn
    TrainingCampFlopFlynn

    many many more.
    All timely and apropos.

  • RaidO

    GhostTooThePost Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    RaidO Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    The majority of dudes on here do not do social media, Twitter, Facebook, etc etc, and like myself will not start. Very bad move

    RIP blog
    ==============
    YOU DON’T NEED ANY OF THOSE.
    Just an email address.
    Anyone will do.
    A user name, email address, and a password.
    Just like this place.

    Yes, you can sign up via google, facebook, etc, but you don’t have to.

    Just a plain ordinary email address
    ——————————-

    Thanks for the info.

  • the famous dr robert

    When the starter was injured (Reggie already planting seeds), and the #2 (in several ways) stinks up the joint, the starter comes back and the team gets better.

    This team will soon get a Flynnjection, make that a Flynnfusion, of passing talent.

    Flynntastic!

  • Raiders for life

    whatever

  • RaidO

    Hey Doc Slob changes to the blog are coming. How about you do something besides complain and talk crap about Pryor ALL THE TIME uh?

  • the famous dr robert

    LOL. Danny ur just not very good at it. Keep trying though.

    But u can’t be so obvious when trying to ape me.

    I say “Say my name, b1tch” and u counter with “beg btch”.

    I say u think of me in ur dreams. U counter with I have nightmares of u.

    Ur the one that chases me pal. U never talk about anything else.

    U really are a sad case, aren’t u Danny?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    For trolls, any response is ‘recognition’; they are unable to distinguish between irritation and admiration; their ego grows directly in proportion to the response, regardless of the form or content of that response.

    Trolls, rather surprisingly, dispute this, claiming that it’s a game or joke; this merely confirms the diagnosis; how sad do you have to be to find such mind-numbingly trivial timewasting to be funny?

    Remember that trolls are cowards; they’ll usually post just enough to get an argument going, then sit back and count the responses (Yes, that’s what they do!).

    Troll – Angler or Underbridge Dweller?

  • RaiderFanMikeP

    its 14-28 Broncos going into halftime with Pryor dinged up with a twisted ankle (cheating donks!) Flynn comes out and leads the Raiders to a 42-35 victory. Excellent game management, long drives for TD allowing the Defense to rest up and start getting to Manning. what do we do next week?

  • GhostTooThePost

    RaidO Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    So Dr Rob destroyed this blog.

    This blog is done
    —————-
    MR/Slob actually saved it.

    He no longer will be able to click on his name, and change handles, and immediately change back, on and on, having those all night convo’s with his own sorryass.

    The pathetic bich’s days of living on here, posting to himself, propping himself, easily, are done.
    Oh, he’ll still sign in with other handles to do just that.
    Will just take the puzzy a little longer.

    Tell me again, Slob, how I don’t bother you, except you ADMITTED YOU DROVE UP TO THE CITY, WAITED HOURS IN TRAFFIC, WALKED MILES FROM PARKING, just to see how big I was, not once DARING TO POST TO ANYONE YOU WERE THERE, OR WHAT YOU WERE WEARING??

    lol. you puzzy

    Now beg me, bich

  • the famous dr robert

    RaidO Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    Hey Doc Slob changes to the blog are coming. How about you do something besides complain and talk crap about Pryor ALL THE TIME uh?
    *********
    I’ve already posted about our OL soon being veldheer/Watson/wiz/Barnes/pathos, and how dominant that could be.

    I’ve already suggested a britt/Moore trade.

    But all u do is talk about me Danny.

  • Whoknows

    RaiderFanMikeP Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    its 14-28 Broncos going into halftime with Pryor dinged up with a twisted ankle (cheating donks!) Flynn comes out and leads the Raiders to a 42-35 victory. Excellent game management, long drives for TD allowing the Defense to rest up and start getting to Manning. what do we do next week?
    *****************
    We kick you in the nuts.

  • GhostTooThePost

    RaiderFanMikeP Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    its 14-28 Broncos going into halftime with Pryor dinged up with a twisted ankle (cheating donks!) Flynn comes out and leads the Raiders to a 42-35 victory. Excellent game management, long drives for TD allowing the Defense to rest up and start getting to Manning. what do we do next week?
    ——-
    See? lol
    Exactly what I just said.

    Slob can’t do this anymore after the change.

    One thing won’t change.
    He’ll always be a racist cowardly lying puzzy.

  • the famous dr robert

    KoolKell Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Remember that trolls are cowards; they’ll usually post just enough to get an argument going, then sit back and count the responses (Yes, that’s what they do!).
    ********
    Sounds EXACTLY like u.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    For trolls, any response is ‘recognition’; they are unable to distinguish between irritation and admiration; their ego grows directly in proportion to the response, regardless of the form or content of that response.

    Trolls, rather surprisingly, dispute this, claiming that it’s a game or joke; this merely confirms the diagnosis; how sad do you have to be to find such mind-numbingly trivial timewasting to be funny?

    Remember that trolls are cowards; they’ll usually post just enough to get an argument going, then sit back and count the responses (Yes, that’s what they do!).

    Troll – Angler or Underbridge Dweller?
    ———————————-
    Sociopath.