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  • Week 1 - Oakland vs Tennessee

    Any thoughts or predictions prior to the week 1 matchup vs the Titans?

    I think we'll come out looking like a better team with Campbell and have a much more balanced passing attack. Ultimately, I think our OL and Vince Young's legs (not Chris Johnson's) will put us under in the end for a tough road loss to open the season. I am quite worried that our LB core will have a hard time containing Young and preventing some big gains on some of the passing downs where he breaks loose.

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    Their defense is overall young but talented so it will be nice to see our offence go up against them. Our defense has one job to do, stop CJ2K. I will let VY pass all over us, we just have to contain CJ2K to no big runs, he will get his 100 yards but hopefully no 20+ yard runs.

    Prediction:20-17 Raiders


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    • #3
      Should be a close game. Tennessee is hard to place; they have CJ2K and a great o-line but there D isn't what it was when they had Fat Albert and Jim Schwartz.

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      • #4
        I too am worried about Young's scrambling ability, especially with the scheme that Al loves. Man to man defense without a spy is going to mean lots of running space for Young.
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        • #5
          What a way to test the run defense then by going up against CJ2K. Wonder how Bush is goona be running with that heavy wrapping on his hand? I think our run game is our big key to scoring points. In both getting some good yardage, and hopefully bringing in the DB's so we can also go deep. We also have to convert in the Red Zone to keep this one close.

          I say 20-14 Raiders

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          • #6
            I have a hard time seeing our receivers getting off the Titans' press; they've got a solid, grubby corner duo that will be no fun match this week. The key for us, as it usually is, will be to use the run to set up the PA pass, which should be especially key versus the Titans' undisciplined safeties. I could see some big gains from Miller and McFadden (maybe even Reece? :D) based off such an offensive gameplan.

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            • #7
              Raiders 17 Titans 13

              One thing that will help Oakland is that the Titans DT's are really thin so Veldheer,Gallery and Carlise should really have no problem getting a push in the run game

              We need to expose there linebackers and get Miller and McFadden out there so they have to cover them.McFadden should have a very nice day receiving the ball.
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              • #8
                We signed Jay Alford today, should only help our run D


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                • #9
                  Reports saying Trevor Scott will start at RDE :( No idea what we are thinking, Shaughnessy is clearly the better player


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RaiderNation View Post
                    Reports saying Trevor Scott will start at RDE :( No idea what we are thinking, Shaughnessy is clearly the better player
                    He hasn't put on the required muscle mass to start in the trenches, at least not to my knowledge. Really, what the **** are we thinking? Our run defense is gonna blowww. I still doubt they leave him out there on run downs, especially against a mammoth like Roos this week.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 619 View Post
                      He hasn't put on the required muscle mass to start in the trenches, at least not to my knowledge. Really, what the **** are we thinking? Our run defense is gonna blowww. I still doubt they leave him out there on run downs, especially against a mammoth like Roos this week.
                      Seems like a decision only one man can make... Al Davis. Hopefully Shaugnessy gets more playing time even though Scott gets the start on paper.


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                      • #12
                        Trevor is a better overall player than Shaughnessy..I just don't think we'll contain CJ. VY shouldn't have a big day, but our offense doesn't inspire any confidence for me.


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by _YL_ View Post
                          Raiders 17 Titans 13

                          One thing that will help Oakland is that the Titans DT's are really thin so Veldheer,Gallery and Carlise should really have no problem getting a push in the run game

                          We need to expose there linebackers and get Miller and McFadden out there so they have to cover them.McFadden should have a very nice day receiving the ball.
                          I don't agree with this statement because DT is the position we have the most depth at on the entire roster (Tony Brown and Jason Jones both bordering on becoming elite players). However, I do think McFadden could have a nice day receiving because our linebacker unit is basically brand new with the exception of Stephen Tulluch and one of our starters going into the game is a career back-up in Colin Allred. I'm even more worried about Zach Miller seeing how TEs tore us a new asshole in pretty much every game last year.



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                          • #14
                            It's going to be Oakland's passing attack versus Tennessee's running attack. Right now, Tennessee's rushing attack is fantastic and Oakland's pass attack is, at best, fairly decent. It'll take some luck to leave Tennessee with a win, because only a miracle will keep Chris Johnson under 120 yards on the ground against our defense. Oakland may have shored up their interior run defense this year, but they are terrible at holding the edge right and it doesn't help in the slightest that the best defensive end we have at holding the edge, Shaughnessy, has apparently been benched for some reason. I imagine he'll get a lot of field time, but it's still frustrating.

                            Oakland has the goods to stymie Vince Young and likewise the Titans will probably shut down Oakland's run attack if Michael Bush can't reliably tote the ball. That said, the short range pass attack, featuring McFadden and Miller, could get some really big chunks of yardage.

                            Should be a good game. If any team is going to run away with it though, it'll be the Titans.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by EvilNixon View Post
                              Trevor is a better overall player than Shaughnessy..I just don't think we'll contain CJ. VY shouldn't have a big day, but our offense doesn't inspire any confidence for me.
                              No way Scott is bad against the run. Shaughnessy has shown he is atleast decent at both pass and run defense. Scott needs to be a back up DE and OLB

                              EDIT:Heres the depth chart that was updated today...

                              Offense

                              WR
                              12 Darrius Heyward-Bey
                              15 Johnnie Lee Higgins
                              12 Jacoby Ford

                              LT
                              75 Mario Henderson
                              69 Khalif Barnes

                              LG
                              76 Robert Gallery
                              69 Khalif Barnes
                              60 Daniel Loper

                              C
                              68 Jared Veldheer
                              64 Samson Satele

                              RG
                              66 Cooper Carlisle
                              74 Bruce Campbell

                              RT
                              70 Langston Walker
                              69 Khalif Barnes

                              TE
                              80 Zach Miller
                              83 Brandon Myers

                              WR
                              81 Chaz Schilens
                              18 Louis Murphy
                              89 Nick Miller

                              FB
                              45 Marcel Reece

                              RB
                              20 Darren McFadden/29 Michael Bush
                              25 Rock Cartwright
                              32 Michael Bennett

                              QB
                              8 Jason Campbell
                              5 Bruce Gradkowski
                              7 Kyle Boller

                              Defense

                              DE
                              99 Lamarr Houston
                              77 Matt Shaughnessy

                              DT
                              92 Richard Seymour
                              90 Desmond Bryant
                              94 Jay Alford

                              DT
                              93 Tommy Kelly
                              79 John Henderson
                              94 Jay Alford

                              DE
                              91 Trevor Scott
                              77 Matt Shaughnessy

                              OLB
                              52 Quentin Groves
                              53 Thomas Howard

                              MLB
                              55 Rolando McClain
                              57 Ricky Brown
                              50 Travis Goethel

                              OLB
                              96 Kamerion Wimbley
                              54 Sam Williams

                              SS
                              33 Tyvon Branch
                              34 Mike Mitchell

                              FS
                              24 Michael Huff
                              31 Hiram Eugene

                              CB
                              21 Nnamdi Asomugha
                              22 Walter McFadden

                              CB
                              26 Stanford Routt
                              37 Chris Johnson
                              23 Jeremy Ware

                              Specialists

                              K
                              11 Sebastian Janikowski

                              P
                              9 Shane Lechler

                              LS
                              59 Jon Condo
                              80 Zach Miller

                              KOR
                              13 Yamon Figurs
                              25 Rock Cartwright
                              12 Jacoby Ford

                              PR
                              13 Yamon Figurs
                              15 Johnnie Lee Higgins
                              89 Nick Miller

                              H
                              9 Shane Lechler
                              5 Bruce Gradkowski
                              Last edited by RaiderNation; 09-09-2010, 02:05 AM.


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