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Raider Gridiron / Re: Gruden and Mayock Don’t???
« on: April 19, 2019, 08:02:19 PM »
Must be a slow day news wise.

Non story.

Raider Gridiron / Re: Film Room: Welcome back Benson Mayowa
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:30:25 PM »
He has a great motor and is effective a lot of the time in getting pressure, more than Van Derdump, Calhoun or Ward anyhoo.
If we land Williams in the draft, I don’t see Vanderdoes making the squad

Raider Gridiron / Re: 2019 OAKLAND RAIDERS SCHEDULE
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:17:42 PM »
That stretch of 5 straight road games is going to be vital to the success or failure of this season...

Having KC that early will be a good reality check...
Once again we get fucked by the league! Smfh

Raider Gridiron / Re: Antonio Brown Training & Recovery At Cal
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:51:44 PM »
Some of you all can talk shit about this cat but... this dude is all about training and working out to hone his craft as a WR.

And is all about his kids!

It seems like his kids are always around when he is training.

Too bad a lot of players don't train and have the work ethic like AB does.

Hopefully some of that work ethic rubs off on the rest of the team.

« on: April 17, 2019, 07:23:34 PM »
Date   Opponent   Time (PT)   TV
Mon., Sept. 9   DENVER BRONCOS   7:20 p.m.   ESPN
Sun., Sept. 15   KANSAS CITY CHIEFS   1:05 p.m.   CBS
Sun., Sept. 22   at Minnesota Vikings   10:00 a.m.   FOX
Sun., Sept. 29   at Indianapolis Colts   10:00 a.m.   CBS
Sun., Oct. 6   CHICAGO BEARS#   10:00 a.m.   FOX
BYE WEEK      
Sun., Oct. 20   at Green Bay Packers   10:00 a.m.   CBS
Sun., Oct. 27   at Houston Texans   10:00 a.m.   CBS
Sun., Nov. 3   DETROIT LIONS   1:05 p.m.   FOX
Thu., Nov. 7   LOS ANGELES CHARGERS*   5:20 p.m.   FOX
Sun., Nov. 17   CINCINNATI BENGALS   1:25 p.m.   CBS
Sun., Nov. 24   at New York Jets   10:00 a.m.   CBS
Sun., Dec. 1   at Kansas City Chiefs   10:00 a.m.   CBS
Sun., Dec. 8   TENNESSEE TITANS   1:25 p.m.   CBS
Sun., Dec. 15   JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS   1:05 p.m.   CBS
Sat/Sun., Dec. 21/22   at Los Angeles Chargers**   TBD   TBD
Sun., Dec. 29   at Denver Broncos   1:25 p.m.   CBS

Raider Gridiron / Re: 2019 DRAFT THREAD
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:02:05 PM »
How the Raiders can fill their most glaring need in 2019 NFL Draft
More than anything else, the Raiders need players who can rush the passer

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or even a draft guru-turned-general manager to figure out where the Raiders need the most help after a dismal 2018. They finished last season with a mere 13 sacks, the fewest single-season total for any team since the 2008 Chiefs finished with only 10.

The Raiders knew they wouldn’t wreak havoc in opposing backfields after trading All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack before the regular season, but nobody could’ve anticipated their pass rush being as anemic as it was.

By season’s end, rookie defensive end Arden Key was the team’s No. 1 option off the edge, yet he finished the season with only one sack despite defensive coordinator Paul Guenther saying he should’ve tallied near 10. Bruce Irvin was released in Week 10 and signed by the Falcons after mustering three sacks in eight games with the Raiders. Veteran defensive end Frostee Rucker, along with a couple guys named Kony Ealy and Damontre Moore, played defensive end while Maurice Hurst (team-high four sacks), Johnathan Hankins, P.J. Hall and Clinton McDonald struggled to generate any substantial pressure up the middle.

Hurst, Hall, Hankins and Justin Ellis are the top four defensive tackles currently under contract, while Key, Benson Mayowa (four sacks with the Cardinals last season), former AAF defensive end Alex Barrett and run-stopper Josh Mauro (only three sacks in five seasons) compose the Raiders’ current edge group. That defensive line won’t exactly strike fear into opponents.

The future of the Raiders’ franchise, for one more season in Oakland then in Vegas, hinges in large part on its ability to find players who can rush the quarterback. Without them, Patrick Mahomes, Philip Rivers (and the next Chargers’ quarterback), whoever plays quarterback for the Broncos after Joe Flacco and the rest of the pass-happy NFL will have time to shred the Raiders’ defense for eternity.

That’s why next Thursday night, and the No. 4 pick in particular, is so crucial to the organization’s present and future. Despite all the chatter surrounding whether the Raiders are sold on Derek Carr as their quarterback, the reality remains general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden need a pass-rusher with their first pick to erase the bittersweet memories of Mack an accelerate a daunting rebuild.

Luckily for the Raiders, the most talented position group in the 2019 draft, at least at the top, is the defensive line.

Assuming Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray goes first overall to the Cardinals and the Raiders stay put at No. 4, let’s look at five defensive linemen that could hear their name called at No. 4, in no particular order.

Ohio State DE Nick Bosa: Bosa might be the best overall player in the draft, and the chance he becomes a Raider without Mayock trading up is slim. He played only three games for the Buckeyes last season due to a core muscle injury sustained in Week 3 against TCU, but tallied four sacks, six tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble returned for a touchdown before his season-ending injury. In his 29-game Ohio State career he registered 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss. Bosa, who might be even better than his Pro Bowl defensive end brother Joey of the Chargers, should instantly change the pass rush of whichever team drafts him. Unfortunately for the Raiders, that team will probably be the 49ers at No. 2, and if not them, assuredly the Jets at No. 3. If by some miracle he’s still on the board at No. 4, you’ll see a draft card submitted faster than ever before.

Alabama DT Quinnen Williams: I know what you’re thinking: Williams is a defensive tackle and the Raiders drafted two of them last season. It doesn’t matter. Williams should be better than Hurst or Hall, and the re-signed veteran Hankins, plus he rushed the quarterback in college more than either of the Raiders’ 2018 defensive tackle draftees. Williams is a converted defensive end that ran a 4.83-second 40-yard dash at the combine, the fourth-fastest time in combine history for a 300-plus-pounder. In 15 games at defensive tackle for Alabama last season, Williams had eight sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. At No. 4 the Raiders need to simply pick the best player available, and Williams may very well fit that criteria.

Kentucky edge Josh Allen: Allen might be the closest thing to Mack in this year’s draft, not only because they share an agent in Joel Segal but because of how they line up on the edge. Allen finished second in the FBS with 17 sacks last season to go along with 21.5 tackles for loss. He forced five fumbles, recovered two and logged four passes defensed. Allen finished his Kentucky career with 31.5 sacks and 42 tackles for loss, and would be a Day 1 starter for the Raiders. He will likely be picked third, fourth or fifth in the draft, and if the Jets select Williams over Allen (if they don’t trade down with a quarterback-needy team) the Raiders will give Allen a hard look at No. 4.

Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver: He played defensive tackle at Houston but possesses the agility of a defensive end, and if the Raiders go with Oliver at No. 4 don’t be surprised if he lines up outside instead of on the interior in Oakland. Oliver began the 2018 college season as the projected No. 1 overall pick but his stock dropped after a down year in 2018 and a controversial sideline dispute with his head coach for wearing a jacket on the sideline during a game. After crushing the combine and Houston’s Pro Day, Oliver finds himself at No. 3 in the most recent mock draft by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah. He seems to have snuck into the top-tier defensive linemen group with Bosa, Williams and Allen, and might pose an interesting “dilemma” for the Raiders if Bosa, Williams and Allen go 1-2-3 and the Raiders are tasked with trading back or selecting Oliver.

Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary: Gary would be the biggest reach of this group for the Raiders at No. 4. He’d be a solid selection if the Raiders trade back with, let’s say, the Dolphins, who currently own the 13th pick. While Hurst would love lining up alongside his former Michigan defensive linemate, Gary only recorded 9.5 sacks in 34 games for the Wolverines. Granted he played his fair share of defensive tackle, but the Raiders would be better off taking Williams or Oliver, if either is available, if they want someone who played the interior in college but can also rush the passer.

If the Raiders trade back, Bosa, Williams, Allen and Oliver will be gone. Gary may still be there, and so too might Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell, Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat, Florida State defensive end Brian Burns and others. The Raiders could pick a pass-rusher at No. 4 and with one of their other first-round picks if they really want to bulk up at their weakest spot. But Mayock has stressed multiple times how the Raiders have a wide variety of holes that need to be filled, not just on the defensive line, though that will remain their most glaring hole until it’s filled.

Raider Gridiron / Re: Raiders hosting Michigan defender Rashan Gary
« on: April 16, 2019, 10:36:08 PM »
Do NOT pick him at#4!!!

Raider Gridiron / Re: Carr a top 3 deep ball accuracy QB?
« on: April 16, 2019, 09:36:44 PM »
He is entirely replaceable........

Spoken like a man. That never got to witness Marc Wilson play
I've been a raiders fan for as long as I can remember and I'm 44.  The fact of the matter is carr isn't that good.   In a perfect situation hes damn good.  But you can say that of any qb.  But how often is that going to be?  Couple that with the fact that hes made of glass ..sorry bro I dont see longevity there...people keep talking about the lack of a deep ball... he got a hand....his throwing hand...hes also had a back...these all factor I to the fact that hes not built to last.  And to think that those injuries dont factor into his game today is just naive.  Hes ways had a penchant to throw murder balls..  but  now he throws them inaccuratly... I have a carr jersey... he was my guy.  But dude.  Sorry I'm. Or the guy who got you broken.  Take that bullshit up with your offensive line.  Me I'm likenits time to move on.

He may be replaceable, but it ain't going to be easy. There are QB's every year that come out and all the draftniks and fans think they're all going to lead their teams to Super Bowls. That just ain't true. Finding a QB that would be an upgrade over Carr is a very iffy proposition if you ask me.
Otis don't like Carr.

He just seems to forget that he is the best we've had since Gannon and wants to pull the plug on him already.

Nope. BPA

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