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McDonald grades Raiders off Jets game

Beat writer Jerry McDonald graded the Raiders based on their performance against the New York Jets in a 37-27 loss. Here are McDonald’s grades and explanations:

Passing offense:
Matt McGloin finished 18 of 31 for 245 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, but was 13 of 21 for 174 yards and threw both touchdowns in the second half. Had no first-half rhythm and was fortunate that an interception thrown out of his own end zone to Ed Reed resulted only in three points for the Jets. Rebounded nicely, though. Terrelle Pryor had two short completions (including a third-down conversion) in his lone drive. A career-high 130 yards receiving and seven catches for emerging wide receiver Rod Streater.

Grade: B-

Rushing offense:
Considering the skeleton crew the Raiders brought to New Jersey against one of the NFL’s top rushing defenses, it was better than expected. Marcel Reece had 19 carries for a career-high 123 yards including a 63-yard touchdown run. The Raiders had 150 yards in all, although the lion’s share came in the one big chunk. Not a lot of negative plays.

Grade: B-

Passing defense:
Receivers broke open all day for Geno Smith (16 of 25 for 219 yards, one touchdown, one interception), who found the Raiders the perfect tonic for an awful November. The Raiders got little or no defensive pressure, with safety Brandian Ross getting the lone sack. Jeremy Kerley’s 25-yard touchdown grab came in a glut of five along with one Jets receiver and three Raiders defensive backs. Kevin Burnett’s interception of Smith resulted on zero points because of a missed field-goal attempt.

Grade: D-

Rushing defense:
A team that has run often but not particularly well picked up steam late against the Raiders and finished with 32 carries for 145 yards. Smith had 50 yards on five rushes, including an 8-yard TD run, and even though the Raiders have a quarterback that runs the read option, their defense looked at times as if they had never seen it before. Chris Ivory (76 yards, 18 carries) carried defenders into the end zone on his 15-yard TD run.

Grade: D

Special teams:
A missed 52-yard field-goal attempt by Sebastian Janikowski essentially negated Kevin Burnett’s interception, ruining a chance at an easy short-field score. Then to make matters worse, New York’s resulting possession on the 42-yard line was turned into a 58-yard scoring drive, with Smith hitting Kerley from 25 yards out. A blown blocking assignment led to a blocked punt by Anthony Allen that he also recovered for a touchdown.

Grade: F

Coaching:
Was there any area in which the Raiders looked like a sharp, well-prepared team ready to conquer their East Coast road demons? It almost appeared as if the Raiders took the Jets lightly, and they haven’t been good enough to take anyone lightly for a decade. No issues with McGloin getting the bulk of the quarterback work, but is there no scenario when he and Pryor are on the field at the same time? A playmaker of Pryor’s skill can’t be used?

Grade: F

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  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    No, it was a threat of a physical assault based on Cork’s alleged preference for McGloin over Pryor.

  • lefty12

    IF we draft a RB it won’t be one of the top guys,it will be in the later rounds.

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    False. Keep both for 1 year. if Reggie still sucks, fire him and hire a legit GM. Let said GM determine DA’s fate

  • Dakota

    Gents, we need a backup plan! Where do we all go if they shut down this comment session?
    I’ll miss antagonizing many of you!
    This is where I come to vent my frustrations regarding the Raiders, so if this place is shut down, blame Cork if there is an “incident” in South Dakota somewhere! Three cows shot!
    Don’t these guys understand that the only reason they get so much traffic in here is due to the comments section? Figure out a way to really ban those guys and move on. SMH

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Terrible ideas like that are why you’re just a lowly blog scrub

    TRUTH

  • RediaR

    That changes EVERYTHING!

  • lefty12

    With that pocket passer that saved his rear.

  • Rico Stifler

    I think all the racist guys on here (Zackwildd, Stormbringer, 11angrymen) are all one person just coming up with a new sign in each time they get banned. If we can find a way to perma-ban the douche we wouldn’t have that problem. Also, perma-ban whoever has been pretending to be other of the reg posters on here.

  • eastoaklandraider

    nick saban couldnt stop it neither could mizzou 2 good defenses

  • trogPOUNDA

    i like the lovie smith idea. look at how quick reid and fox came in and established themselves in kc and den.i think its a lot easier for guys to buy into established guys with past success than up and comers. but i think id be hard to entice anyone with a resume to come into this mess without a say in the gm dealings

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    must have been Kell’s troll. the Kell i’ve known for 5 years would never do such a thing, especially over something so stupid

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Those three names you mentioned are all the same guy. Again, it’s on the BANG IT department to make the necessary settings in the Disqus Control Panel

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    My homie Cork told me that he’s been chasing down Stormbarfer and all of his aliases

    The PM Party Patrol has to band together and save the blog, time to RECTIFY

  • Dakota

    Quick, everyone play nice…..sorry for calling you a pzzy and chknschyt earlier Rockstar! I love you man!

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Nope. The Kell that made the comment had 1300+ posts to his name. The troll had just over 100.

  • plunkhead

    Don’t try kawkamanis blog. He deleted my very firsat post there and I was being nice

  • eastoaklandraider

    he has said from the begining that he didnt need a mobile qb to run his offense, which is why he drafted barkely

  • RediaR

    Why not let Reggie hire the coach he wants in 2014? That sounds like ownership overstepping their bounds.

  • Rico Stifler

    They may be old, but they know football still. Ron Wolf hired Ted Thompson in GB and Thompson has done very well in GB.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    true but the sooner this guys gone the sooner we can start winning. ideally, reggie goes with him. This is the smallest, slowest, weakest raider team i remember.

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    it’s people like you that ruin this blog. Kell was framed. worst he ever did was call somebody a racist, not threaten people.

  • RediaR

    Don’t worry. I have a plan to bring a boombox to Cork’s front lawn and blast Poison’s greatest hits until he realizes he loves us.

  • eastoaklandraider

    yes olson runs the same plays way too much

  • plunkhead

    Cork and scary have not wanted anything to do with this blog for years. They will be happy to see it closed
    the truth

  • Al_is_theraiders

    agreed…

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    DA was Reggie’s pick. remember? I don’t think Mark should allow Reggie a free pass ie scapegoat years … produce with “your guys” or get the elf out

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Yo, the Dawg just wrote this hardcore rap through tears of anger and prosperity

    It’s now all about saving the blog through the leadership of the PM Party Patrol, the power of the Lawg and our amazing internet brotherhood of dorks and nerds

    So say a hellz yeah after you finish rapping along then trim your pubes like they did in We Are The World:

    Awww no, you ain’t in no fog
    It’s time to step up and rectify the dang blog
    Y’all know the Dawg ain’t too happy
    Gotta smackdown Stormbarfer and Old Troll Krappy
    Now high 5 your brother and don’t be a klutz
    Then give a Big Dawg shout out to my weiner & nutz

    PROJECT REGULATE N FULL EFFECT

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Wrong. He made a direct threat to Steve Corkran last night.

  • RediaR

    So GM’s only get one coach? Make sure to let the rest of the league know that.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    It’s a lot less work for them, BUT it’s also way fewer page hits for BANG. They may not be able to shut it down. I suggested to Cork a while back that we go to a Facebook commenting system: it would keep the outright trolling down and it’s super-easy to block someone.

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    i doubt it was ACTUALLY him. Kell is a good guy. I wouldn’t hang out with him, but he’s one of the few people who expressed sympathy when my mom died and congratulated me when my kids were born

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Bull crap. He calls everyone crackers and whitey. Tells us he hates all of us.

    He’s an idiot.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Well, the threat was made by a poster named KoolKell who had over 1300 posts to his name.

  • The_Judge37

    That’s like saying Al Davis was old, but he still knows football. Maybe it’s true but that don’t mean they should still be making decisions. And He hired Thompson 8 years ago, when he was 67. Wolf is 75 now.

  • RediaR

    WAS. It’s not about what his pick was in 2012, it’s about what his pick is for 2014. If DA isn’t his pick, why force him to stick with DA? If you are going to handcuff your GM like that just go ahead and fire him too. And don’t bother replacing him, just sit down in the seat yourself, Mark, and pretend you know how to do it yourself.

  • trogPOUNDA

    ya hes a vaj

  • The_Judge37

    I guess, since a GM shouldn’t fire the HC he hires for the sake of continuity.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Ha. He also makes fun of the disabled and of my friend’s mom dying.

    He stated that all of our dads wanted to keep Mandela imprisoned.

    He’s a complete moronic fool whose only contribution to the blog is to antagonize and call everyone dumbazz.

    I couldn’t care less about him one way or the other but don’t lie about him being some nice guy.

  • RaiderDirt

    QB – F first half, C+ second half

    RB – B

    WR – C

    DEFENSE – F++ Stunk up the place

    ST – F

    COACHING – D,, JETS SCORED 20pts in past four games but managed to score 37 against the Raid.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    It was him.

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    you probably trolled under his name and got him banned. we all know you’ve done that before “Dr Robert”

  • JoeSchmoo

    Reggie had very limited options at hc and dc. I think they got the offense turned around, but the D line is awful. Entire rebuild needed. RM did a huge amount of work in ops and admin, as well as cap and overpaid players. 1 more year for all.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    What about the D-Coordinators in the NFL they seem to be clamping down on it?

  • Rico Stifler

    I agree with most of what you said, but Moss had the HC job all but ready for him and he totally blew the interview. I don’t know how he’d be as a HC. My personal preference would be Lovie Smith. I’d prefer an experienced HC but if we had to hire a rookie HC, I’d be fine with Saints OC Pete Carmichae, Bengals DC Mike Zimmer, Seahawks DC Dan Quinn or Browns DC Ray Horton.

    Offense wins games, but defense wins championships.

  • RediaR

    25 posts seems low for someone who would be this attached to blog drama.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    No u don’t know that since its never happened.

    U can’t fake a post count. It was Kell.

  • Raideraholic

    well said

  • loyal1

    With Jennings and Reece running really well when given the chance………..it’s obvious Dmac was a mirage for a couple of years. Couldn’t the coaches have spotted that 2 yrs ago?

  • Raideraholic

    Raiders coaching and defense=epic fail

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Lol. Sweet how ur rallying support for cork and the blog.

    Forgot how many times he tossed u? Kiss azz.