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  • #46
    Someone needs to make a sig out of that McClain tackle.

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    • #47
      I was at the game and EVERYONE was chanting Bruce at the end of the first half. None of us actually thought Cable would put him in, but he's proven time and time again he can get it done and Cable was as good as gone if we lost. I cant describe how energized the team and whole stadium became once Bruce trotted on the field, I was completely shocked to see him out there. Congrats to Cable for having the balls to make that move. He just seemed 10x more accurate then Campbell and his quick decision making coupled with his ability to feel the rush are much more conducive to our o line and offensive capacity. Bruce HAS to start next week, right?

      The playcalling was still a little sketchy. When we were supposed to be closing out the game with like 5 mins left and up two scores, deep in Stl territory, we passed 3 straight times, stopping the clock and eventually ending the drive with an interception. McFadden was beasting all day and all we needed was a fg to pretty much put the game out of reach. Also on the drive following Johnny Lees initial 57 yd punt return (love johnny lee as a returner thank God he's back in) we went for it on 4th and inches, handing it off to ... Marcel Reese up the middle on a fullback dive ... Everybody knows Reese's value lies in the passing game, he is nothing near a short yardage back. On more than a few occasions, I saw Reece with a chance to square up on a defender and run through them, only to watch him try to juke and run out of bounds. On one particular play, one of the screens, he could of easily got a first down if he had lowered his head a la mcfadden but sidestepped out of bounds and left like a 3rd and 2...I like him as a threat out of the backfield, but expect more from a guy playing fullback in the NFL. I wonder how effective he is as a lead blocker when I see him shying away from contact like that.

      McFadden was running hard all day, 30+ carries with no fumbles running like that is a good sign. I also like how we are utilizing his strengths, getting him on the edge with pitches and stuff. When he gets out there he can gain positive yardage on his own.

      I know it was the Lambs, but I also dont think they are as bad as last year. We missed Seymour in the middle hope hes good to go for next week. It was looking and feeling pretty bleak at halftime, but Bruce has an infectious energy about him, a genuine Jeff Garcia quality, it'll be interesting to see how the QB story develops this week.

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      • #48
        Great to get a win. I'm going to the game in AZ next weekend hopefully we can make it 2 in a row.

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        • #49
          Did Seymour play? I didnt really pay attention to the D that much, more focused on what we were doing on offence. I have the game recorded on DVR and will watch it again closely tomarrow and give a better review but that 3rd and 4th quarter was what Raiders football was all about. Controlled offence that is balanced and a defense that brings energy to the team


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          • #50
            In my mind the two unsung heros of week two for us had to be John Henderson and Daniel Loper. Henderson should see increased PT in a rotation with Kelly as a result, and Loper, if he continues to play well in both phases and remains discplined, could possibly unseat Carlisle once Gallery is back. I wouldn't even mind testing him out at center and focusing Veldheer's reps at the tackle spots.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by RaiderNation View Post
              Did Seymour play? I didnt really pay attention to the D that much, more focused on what we were doing on offence. I have the game recorded on DVR and will watch it again closely tomarrow and give a better review but that 3rd and 4th quarter was what Raiders football was all about. Controlled offence that is balanced and a defense that brings energy to the team
              Seymour was out but Kelly and Henderson played well. Also Gallery was out and Loper played a very good game.
              Taking a Knapp.

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              • #52
                Really didn't like that they were switching Veldheer and Henderson you don't do that in a NFL game.Veldheer looked shaky at first but then he settled down and played decent.Thought the defense played there ass off in the second half and just shut down Jackson when was the last time the raiders held someone to 75 rushing yards and that was without Seymour.
                Greg Gross @VittorioTafur Al Davis' scholarship program has died with him. With Hue, it's nothing personal, and nothing sentimental, either. It's gladiator school now. Perform or perish., period.

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                • #53
                  From what I remember Veldheer was doing good at run blockings and the pass pro he struggled at times. Mario looked above average at both, but we were playing the rams though...


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                  • #54
                    When you're analyzing Veldheers play, you have to consider who was playing QB at the time. It's hard to look good when the QB just stands there holding the ball. If Veldheer looked good early and settled down later, my guess is it had to do with Gradkowski coming in.

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