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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Best Offensive Performance Yet?

This loss against the Broncos may have been our offenses best performance of the season. Andrew Walter completed 18 of 33 passes for 214 yards and no interceptions or touchdowns. Another impressive stat is that 9 different receivers caught passes. Walter still held on to the ball too long at times but he seems to be improving and is starting to look like our Quarterback of the future.

The running game was extremely disapointing. Zack Crockett led the way with 7 carries for 40 yards (5.7 ypc) but Jordan and Fargas both struggled to get anything going on the ground although both did have 21 yard receptions.

Shane Lechler may have had the most impressive outing of his career. He had 8 punts for an average of 44.5 yards per punt and pinned the Broncos 3 times.

The Raiders defense was impressive once again. Fabian Washington had 2 interceptions (should have been 3) and Nnamdi Asomugha had one. Warren Sapp had 2 sacks.
The most impressive player on the defense this week had to be rookie Thomas Howard. He was all over the field and led the team with 7 solo tackles and 1 assist. He has speed and skill. Look for him to become a great player.

15 Comments:

Anonymous BlarneyMan said...

To sum it up....you lost. Again. Next week? Another loss. Just a guess.

11/12/2006 10:41 PM  
Blogger The Analyzer said...

We realize that we don't have a playoff team right now but we can look to the future.

We have a very young and talented defense. Our secondary has been outstanding as well as our linebacking core. The defensive line has also played very solidly this season. The only thing that we need is a young defensive tackle to be able to take Sapp's spot when he leaves. This unit is going to be very very good for awhile.

The offense has looked horrible this season but there are peices there to build upon. It pretty much starts with the offensive line. If we could get some consistent blocking Walter would play better and our running game would improve.

11/12/2006 11:14 PM  
Anonymous Blarneyman said...

As long as you are in the same division as the Chargers, Chiefs, and the AFC West power house Broncos, there will not be a future for the Raiders. They are a spot holder for the AFC. Nothing else. Teams look forward to playing the Raiders. Helps pad the stats.

11/13/2006 12:15 AM  
Blogger horsecollarjack said...

Hey Blarneyman,

Why don't you go hate on someone else's board? How about analyzing your "AFC Powerhouse" Bronco's QB's 3 interceptions on the day? Or the running game's complete lack of effectiveness?

Come back when the "AFC Powerhouse" Broncos have any players in the Hall of Fame not named "Elway". Or when you get your head out of your mile-high a$$ and figure out what "Tradition" is.

Hey Analyzer...Your thoughts on the defense are true enough. We'll be eating Donkey stew over the next few years with this talented, and young, defense while John Lynch and Al Wilson are in a retirement home.

As for the offense, it's a road that's showing significant, if small, signs of improvement. For our young quarterback, all of these set-backs will only all help his development...

11/13/2006 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Offense is making small steps. As everyone said, it starts with the O-Line. Jordan is a powerback, not a speed back, so he needs the line to give him a little more time to hit the hole. J. Fargas has potential but I question his vision, once again, the line doesn't help him.
TE Randal Williams has the potential to be one of the most dangerous TE in the league due to his spead and ability to run crisp routes (as a former WR).
The WR core saddens me. That's it. No elaboration. They simply make me sad.

11/13/2006 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

before anyone can hate, spellcheck: speed*

11/13/2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger The Analyzer said...

Yeah the WR are definitely underperforming. I think we need to get the ball in the hands of Ronald Curry and Alvis Whitted more often (thats something I didn't expect to say 10 weeks ago)

11/13/2006 10:45 PM  
Blogger H8TORADE said...

So....do we go after Troy Smith with the 1st pick in next years draft?

11/15/2006 9:09 PM  
Blogger The Analyzer said...

I think we do if Moss and Porter are gone but it seems like round 1 WRs generally take time to develop and don't get it done in year one.

We could look at O-lineman or a D-lineman as well. I anticipate some free agent moves along the line. I think we will be stuck with Grove and Gallery but I think we will still add some talent at the other offensive line positions.

11/15/2006 9:13 PM  
Blogger frkyraider said...

uh....troy smith is Ohio State's qb. hiesman cantidate. with the holes we have on O, i think we'll go in a different direction than WR. was a position of strength before the season, now it's just another weak spot. weird. but there are more pressing needs before remodeling our wide out corps. lets think, hmmm.......O-line comes to mind. but then again maybe we'll go the FA route with that one. RB anyone?

11/16/2006 9:31 AM  
Blogger The Analyzer said...

First round RBs seem more likely to succeed than first round WRs.

Sorry about the mistake, I was thinking Jarret for some reason.

11/16/2006 9:38 PM  
Blogger Ayman said...

Troy Smith will be another draft bust just like Ryan Leaf was and Reggie Bush will be! Believe Dat!

CWTR™

11/17/2006 2:29 PM  
Blogger The Analyzer said...

I thought Rivers was a huge bust but he's been proving me wrong this year.

I also thought Vince Young would be a bust buthe's been doing well also.

I haven't been good at predicting busts the last few years.......I thought Gallery was the safest pick in the draft.

11/18/2006 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Horsecollar: For those of you who are star eyed about the hall of fame think on this: First of all how do players get into the hall of fame? Second look at the stats of the ones you have in there and look at some of the stats of former bronco players who are not and are seeking to get in. You will find something very interesting and disappointing for you raider fans. Some of the bronco players waiting have far better stats than those in. Certain names come to mind. Floyd Little, T. Davis, Zimmerman, Dennis Smith, Gradishar. For you to think for a second that because of the fact that your guys being in a group of voted in names has any thing to do with who is the better team think again. Do your homework and then come back to school before you spout off something else uneducated and ridiculous. Nice try though. Your team speaks sadly for itself over the last 2 decades. Sadly.

11/19/2006 11:57 AM  
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The defensive line has also played very solidly this season. The only thing that we need is a young defensive tackle to be able to take Sapp's spot when he leaves. This unit is going to be very very good for awhile.

The offense has looked horrible this season but there are peices there to build upon. It pretty much starts with the offensive line. If we could get some consistent blocking Walter would play better and our running game would improve.

10/04/2007 4:47 AM  

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