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I'm going to go with Buffalo, too. That O-line looked terrible through 4 preseason games. They have a bunch of youth there that could improve dramatically over the course of a season but they really would need to improve dramatically to even be mediocre.
Man, all this hate for the Broncos defense. With what I saw Sunday compared to last year, it was like they had a #1 defense out there. Now, I know they won't be amazing on D, but they sure do look like they will be "respectable" and not so embarrassing out there. With what I mean by respectable, is that yes they will give up yards/points, and not be in the top 10/15, but it won't be a mockery like it has been. At least, I hope so haha.
Why? They found a way to lose against in a game they were dominating against a team that was playing awful.
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory for 50 years! Pride & Poise, Just Win, Baby!
Same owner for 50 years, How's that for consistency!
No pain like Raiders' fans pain.... Watching Cable in his postgame finishing up with "...& now we have to get ready for KC" is a deja vu endless loop of the past 4-5 HCs, it just never ends.
After Wk. 1 it looks like:
1) Rams - Sheep are offensively impotent, defense going on 7-8 yrs. of not stopping anybody
2) Raiders - See consistency remarks above
3) Lions - There's a talent base to build on but they're a decade away
4) Browns - Everywhere Mangini goes he leaves these steaming piles that you don't want to step in
5) Jaguars - Jack Del Rio, put your For Sale sign out now
Maybe substitute Texans for Jags, Denver could crack the top 5 drafting teams if the dissension continues.
I think the Raiders and Bills' relative success against the Patriots and Chargers is more a commentary on how poorly they played rather than how well the Raiders and Bills played.
I expect the Chargers and Patriots to get better, but if I'm a fan of either team, I'm concerned.
The Patriots had no impact pass rusher against a team with 3 rookies on their OLine, meanwhile the guy they dealt to Oakland was a one man wrecking crew
The Chargers look soft. That team got pushed around by Oakland
Steve Young tried as delicately as he could to say JaMarcus Russell is a bust or at best, a REALLY long term project and you have Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye behind him. JaMarcus Russell's accuracy makes Derek Anderson look like Drew Brees. To put it simply, you're boned.
As for the Browns, if they go out and lose to Denver this week, they're definitely a contender for the #1 pick, but if you look at the youth of this team and the schedule, their wins are much more likely to come in the second half of the season. Time will tell.
Does it really matter who the Raiders have at WR? Russell can only hit wide-open receivers 1 in every 5 tries.
Let's not forget the team started two rookie wideouts. Schilens when healthy is arguably Russell's best receiving weapon and the two have developed a great chemistry in the offseason from reports. It wouldn't surprise me if Schilens puts up better numbers than Miller for the rest of the season. DHB has no business being on the field and it's actually amplifying Russell's accuracy issues, imo.
what about JLH, I thought he was Russell's go to WR.
JLH was Russells go to WR by default due to the Raiders WR sucking last year. Russell was off last night, but some of it was not his fault our rookie WR's dropped some passes and ran poor routes. His 1st INT was actually not his fault but Murphy ran a poor route and didn't shield Jammer off. I think once Schillians comes back Russell will improve.