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September 29, 2013

What The Raiders Taught Us Today

Filed under: NFL, Oakland Raiders — Bill @ 4:03 pm

Here is what we learned today in Raiderland…

Our offensive line is the worst in the NFL, but we already knew that. Today, with Matt Flynn at QB we saw what it’s like with a traditional drop back quarterback combined with our offensive line. This is the part we haven’t seen until today.

Darren McFadden is injury prone, or as they say in Christmas Story “frageele”. Again, we probably already knew this, today it was officially confirmed.

Here is something we really did learn today, Terrelle Pryor, given an average offensive line & some weapons could be a legitimate quarterback in the NFL. Given how competitive the Raiders have been with Pryor in the previous 3 games, today we learned what life is like without him. It isn’t good if you root for the Silver & Black.

The Raiders defense, having a sub-par defensive line & mediocre secondary played pretty well. I give credit to the coaching staff for allowing the team to hang in this game longer than they should have.

On offense they now have no McFadden, so there is no running backs to test the outside, no speed to speak of. The WR’s consist of Danarius Moore and…. a weapon, for whatever reason,, they choose not to use, Jacoby Ford. Everyone else at WR is subpar.

Old Mother Hubbard doesn’t have much left in the cupboard.

It’s unfortunate, they had a chance to win today, and wins won’t come too often in 2013.



  1. Not worse than the Giants, trust me. And I’ve watched 3 of the 4 Raider games…

    Comment by Mr. Wright 212 — September 29, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

  2. I pretty much agree with everything you said Bill…except for Terrelle Pryor, who, in my opinion, has one of the worst pass releases I have ever seen from a pro quarterback. In fact, perhaps the only reason he is a pro quarterback is because he plays in Oakland, which could be the team with the least amount of talent in the NFL. The running quarterback has an NFL life span of about 3 years before molting into a quarterback who can’t hit receivers on a regular basis. This fragile hybrid group would include Pryor, Michael Vick, Christian Ponder and RG3, who is now RG1.5 and falling.
    The Raiders lost to a team with a horrible defense today, but the Raiders defense isn’t much better either, thus RG1.5 was able to move the ball through the air, he had 10 yards on 3 carries. These two teams along with 20 others form a murky pool of average to crummy teams that won’t make the playoffs.

    Comment by fansince57 — September 29, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

  3. I’m glad we didn’t get the game up here its sad to see a great old team get so bad.

    Comment by uncle buck — September 30, 2013 @ 8:47 am

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