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Friday, August 11, 2006

Things to Watch for Against the Vikings

The Offensive Line
The starting offensive line struggled greatly against the Philidelphia Eagles in last week's Hall of Fame Game. The Vikings defensive line isn't quite as good as Philidelphia's but they should provide a challenge. Art Shell will work them hard so look to see some improvement this game.

The Quarterbacks
All three of our Quarterbacks struggled last week. Aaron Brooks only threw three passes last game and never had any time to get synched up with his receivers. He probably won't play much more this game so don't expect a huge improvement. Andrew Walter should continue to improve as he grows more comfortable in the pocket so look for him to play a little bit better. Tuiasosopo struggled because he was trying to force to many throws. If he can regain some composure and play a little smarter, he will have more success.

Grant Irons
Irons was one of the better players last week. If he continues to be a force on defense, look for him to crack into the starting rotation.

Last week was a relatively good game for us with penalties. Watch to see if we can repeat this and limit our mental mistakes.

Game Info
Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
When: Monday, August 14th at 8:00 PM EST
Notes: It will be broadcasted live on ESPN. The Raiders have played the Vikings ten times in regular season play and have a record of 8-2.


Blogger Ayman said...

Will Randy Moss get a ball thrown his way this time?

8/11/2006 7:57 AM  
Blogger The Analyzer said...

Probably not yet. We won't use him much until the regular season.

8/11/2006 10:22 AM  

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