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Raider Gridiron / V
« on: January 26, 2019, 02:40:16 AM »
In case you don't have your PM notification on........

 :belch

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University of Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu spent his Senior Bowl week working with Jon Gruden and the Raiders coaching staff.

His primary goal was to replicate what he had put on tape as the Big XII defensive lineman of the year.

There wasn’t any extra incentive to perform well specifically for the Raiders, who desperately need pass rushers. Omenihu didn’t know just how deficient the Silver and Black are at his position, and was shocked to hear the Raiders had just 13 sacks last year.

“Really? Wow,” Omenihu said in an interview with NBC Sports Bay Area. “I had 9.5 myself.”

Rookie defensive tackle Maurice Hurst led the team with four from the inside. There was little to no pressure off the edge, even before Bruce Irvin got released.

Edge rusher is obviously the team’s largest and most pressing need this offseason. It’s likely the Raiders acquire more than one edge rusher, likely two and possibly three, through free agency and the draft. They are keeping a close eye on that position during the pre-draft process.

"Are we focused in on defensive ends at [the Senior Bowl]? Of course,” Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said. “We’d be dumb if we weren’t. But we need pretty much everything on defense. We’re looking at every position."

The Raiders own the No. 4 overall NFL draft pick and have four selections in the top 35, meaning they could take more than one pass rusher high.

Will that be Omenihu, one of six defensive ends featured on the North squad? He stood out during the week, and expects his name to be called early in the NFL draft.

“I’d like to be drafted as high as possible,” the former Longhorn said. “I wanted to show that, if you draft me, you won’t regret it.”

Should the Raiders select an edge rusher from the Senior Bowl ranks, they’ll do so with a high level of confidence. They spent three practice days and countless meetings working with the North squad, which features Omenihu, Boston College’s Zach Allen and Oregon’s Jalen Jelks.

Jelks and Omenihu had strong showings, though Allen was a smidge more inconsistent than the other two as a pass rusher according to sources at the Senior Bowl. Allen was moved around quite a bit, and fared well at times versus the run. Charleston’s John Cominsky also jumped on the radar from a small school. TCU's L.J. Collier may have been the most consistent of the bunch, CBS Sports mentioned, and moved around quite a bit.

The Senior Bowl’s best edge rushers might be on the 49er-run South squad. Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat was the best edge rusher in Mobile during the practice week. Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson had some moments, though there were some mixed opinions about him talking to scouts and coaches who watched practice. Old Dominion’s Oshane Ximines also caught some eyes working with the 49ers staff.

The Raiders had prolonged meetings with the South team on Friday, allowing them to leave with solid background and insight from everyone who plays here at the Senior Bowl.

“We have some guys who we’re watching, guys who we’re moving around on the line,” Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said. “The other team has some really exciting guys who could go in the top half of the draft.”

The Raiders are keeping a close eye on all of those players, though only a few would be considerations with their Nos. 24 and 27 overall picks. The No. 4 slot will most assuredly go to a talent who didn’t play in the Senior Bowl this week, but there solid players here who could help the Raiders in terms of depth and productivity off the edge.

Their 13 sacks in 2018 were 17 fewer than the NFL’s second-worst team. They need more, and will likely need an immediate impact from one or more of the edge rushers imported this offseason.

Omenihu wants to leave the entire league with a good impression after the Senior Bowl, heading into the NFL scouting combine and pro days.

“I want my performance here to echo what I’ve put on tape,” he said. “I believe I have tape showing me screaming off the edge.”

https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/raiders/raiders-keeping-close-eye-standout-edge-rushers-senior-bowl

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Raider Gridiron / Re: It's obvious that Carr needs to go
« on: January 26, 2019, 02:23:04 AM »
I've just been informed that V will not be posting a video of Carr's worst throws due to the fact nobody has time to watch a 5 hour video.

Would you say he has more good throws or bad throws?  Just curious...

For a QB with a 63% completion rate... and hella drops... I would say more good... right?

Depends, do dump off passes count good?

I know where your driving the bus. Mayock said DC can make all the throws. He didn't say DC makes all the throws.

If DC this year proves to me, he'll move around in the pocket, goes through all his reads, and doesn't cry after getting hurt,.............

Ehhhh, I'm still dumping his ass after this year based on his cap.

He has not earned his salary in my eyes.

But it's not what I, you, anybody thinks...... simply because JG isn't going into Vegas with a QB that can't get it done.

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Raider Gridiron / Mark Davis On Tom Flores Wait For The Hall Call.
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:16:59 PM »
“Tom was involved in five Super Bowls and won four,’’ Davis said. “As backup quarterback with Kansas City (in 1969), with the Oakland Raiders as an assistant coach and twice as head coach. He helped develop the vertical (passing) game with the Raiders. His whole resume is what I’d look at. It’s overdue.’’

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Raider Gridiron / Re: It's obvious that Carr needs to go
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:14:38 PM »
I've just been informed that V will not be posting a video of Carr's worst throws due to the fact nobody has time to watch a 5 hour video.


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Raider Gridiron / Re: Bad Look For Carr
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:11:38 PM »
SO.... they super slow motioned a clip of Carr in temporary PAIN to make it look like he was crying... and you guys eat it up... And then the same people talk about this situation as "media hype" and don't take any of this seriously, lol...  Wow....

Carr was right in what he FELT, wrong in what he SAID (on twitter, wtf)... But one thing's for sure, he better play his ass off wherever he plays next year, because SAS is relentless... and this may follow Carr for the rest of his career...

People can write SAS off as much as they won't... He's right AND wrong on a lot of things, as are ALL of these pundits... But guess what, it doesn't matter, because WE (and people who object him) are the SOLE reason he's on TV and has a voice... And that voice is MUCH louder (figuratively speaking) that Derek Carr's and any of ours... Think about that...

That may be how you seen it..... I seen it as dude whimpering like a puppy.

Bottom line.........dude is soft as Charmin.

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Raider Gridiron / Re: Bad Look For Carr
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:09:48 PM »

ProFootballTalk
So @derekcarrqb boasts of being a "follower of Jesus Christ" on his Twitter page, but he nevertheless wants to beat up a couple of TV people who dared to criticize him.

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Raider Gridiron / Re: 2019 OFFSEASON NEWS THREAD
« on: January 25, 2019, 02:35:00 AM »


Raiders GM Mike Mayock on Derek Carr: "He's a starting quarterback in the NFL. He can make every throw. We've got to do a better job of protecting him and giving him weapons. ... We need to be more dynamic. Derek Carr, at this point, is kind of the least of our problems."

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Raider Gridiron / Re: Bad Look For Carr
« on: January 25, 2019, 02:25:08 AM »
Please. Nobody got their panties in a twist of this! Really?  SMFH.

If DC was ripped and had a mean ass look....... I can see it...... bring it.........

But this............

https://twitter.com/DamonBruce/status/1051559286751473664/video/1


We just see it as it is..........

STUPID

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The Black Hole / BRAVO SIR
« on: January 25, 2019, 01:49:45 AM »

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Raider Gridiron / BRAVO SIR
« on: January 25, 2019, 01:47:55 AM »
X

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Raider Gridiron / THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME
« on: January 24, 2019, 03:20:18 PM »
John Madden Hall of Fame bronze bust will tell you stories

During his enshrinement speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, iconic Oakland Raiders coach, NFL analyst, pitchman and video game namesake John Madden, remarked that all the bronze busts commemorating Hall members in Canton, Ohio, secretly talk to each other after dark.

Now, through a combination of conversational artificial intelligence, augmented reality, 3D animation and facial motion capture, fans attending the Super Bowl Experience in Atlanta next week, or who later visit the Hall in Canton, will be able to “converse” with an interactive version of Madden’s bronze bust.

You’ll launch an app and hold an iOS or Android phone or tablet in front of Madden’s actual bust, and ask your question – “Hey coach, what was it like after Super Bowl XI getting carried off the field?” or “What was it like to coach against Vince Lombardi?”

Madden’s familiar voice will pipe in, and his face will come to life on your device screen.

The interactive bust is the work of StatMuse, a 5-year-old San Francisco conversational AI startup backed by Disney. The company handles some of the sports stats questions you might ask Alexa or the Google Assistant on a smart speaker.

For the Madden project, StatMuse grabbed about two hours of audio content from the former coach in his studio and simultaneously captured facial motion data.

The company also captured high-resolution 3D scans of Madden’s bronze bust so that 3D character artists could create a digital virtual replica. And yes, you'll have to be in front of the actual bust, at least for now, to engage with Madden.

“It’s largely a storytelling experience,” says StatMuse chief technology officer and co-founder Adam Elmore, who says he would like to create similar digitized experiences with other members of the Hall. Some of Madden’s responses go on for three to five minutes.

“All these technologies are coming into existence at the same time and kind of hitting that right moment of inflection,” Elmore says. “So now you can do things like this, where you’ve got a fully digital persona that can take on and preserve the legacy of someone in a pretty cool way.”

https://sports.yahoo.com/super-bowl-john-madden-hall-160007547.html?src=rss

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Raider Gridiron / Re: Bad Look For Carr
« on: January 24, 2019, 03:17:00 PM »
RIIIIIIIIIGHT.

OK Mike.

We'll see how much you stand behind him come April.  ;)

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