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  1. Raiders Defense

    No. It's that NASCAR front. Jordan is doing what Guenther had Key doing on 3rd downs. Cle isn't in on most 3rd downs. It's usually: Maxx---Hurst---Jordan---Mayowa
  2. Player Appreciation Thread

    If he continues to improve on a very solid start, he could be a sneaky good pick. Less celebrated than the star defensive Clemson draft class, his numbers in college we're really quite impressive. He hadn't featured hardly at all during the draft process, so when the pick came in it seemed a little underwhelming, especially with Greedy and one or two other better advertised draftees still on the board. If he does indeed turn into a dependable starter for us I'm hoping it is an indication of what's to come from Mayock in the 2nd round. If he can bring in solid starters in important positions in round 2, it would make a massive difference. A far cry from Reggie! Early days of course
  3. Love this. My current favourite Raider. I have seen what addiction can do to a person and the people around them. For him to go through that, be able to speak so honestly and openly about it and to come through the other side is awesome. Also love how we have tied him up nice and early.
  4. Pick is in, #4 Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson

    The thing that I keep seeing is that he seems to struggle to disengage. Once the tackle locks him in, he doesn't have a counter. I've seen him forceably jolt the tackle back a couple of times when he hits them first, but he doesn't yet have the core strength to convert it to a consistent bull rush so doesn't even really have a primary pass rush move he can rely on yet either. He certainly has smarts, knowing when to check on screens and he has a good discipline in setting the edge, but that won't be enough if he doesn't at least find a way of offering some kind of threat to the QB.
  5. Week 4: Bounce back?.. Raiders @ Colts

    Why can't we have nice things? What a killer.
  6. Week 4: Bounce back?.. Raiders @ Colts

    What a start. So good when new players make an immediate impact.
  7. Week 4: Bounce back?.. Raiders @ Colts

    Great catch. Perfect start - playcalling and execution.
  8. Week 3 GDT: Raiders @ Vikings

    That was as poor as it gets given the context
  9. Week 3 GDT: Raiders @ Vikings

    Yep. He looked lost last week. Same again
  10. Chiefs @ Raiders Week 2 GDT!!

    Are you saying you'd rather be in Miami's position than ours?
  11. He was the player I enjoyed watching most on Hard Knocks. I have some experience in my family of addiction and mental health and I found the way he spoke about his past really inspiring and insightful. One of a number of players we have on the team who will be really easy to get behind. Fingers crossed he is as advertised.
  12. Packers @ Raiders - Preseason Week 3 GDT (O Canada)

    I thought Whitehead started to come good at the end of last season when he shifted position. I thought Morrow looked really sharp last night though.
  13. Random Raider Stuff

    Interesting that we seem to be picking up some well respected staff from big teams. I imagine Mayock is a big pull, as I'm sure the no tax in Vegas too! There have been some really positive developments since Mayock started. And say what you want about Gruden, but the young players love him and seem to want to play for him as evidenced by the quantity of knowing responses over the FA and draft period and the senior bowl UDFAs who can here. Not to get too carried away, but there seems to be a modicum of common sense coming from the building. Which, given the complete lack thereof for such a ridiculous length of time, is something to celebrate.
  14. Pick is in, #106 - DE Maxx Crosby

    Watching Crosby, what impressed me is how good a finisher he is. Don't know if it's due to the lesser level of QB or RB he faced and if it will translate, but once he gets close to striking distance he seems to get the hit or impact the ball really quickly. He raises those big, gangly arms, becomes really big and closes on his target real fast. It's something that a lot of defenders seem to lack - Key for example or Lamar Houston (who was awful at this), players who get close but don't finish the job. When Crosby get into a position to make a play he seems to do this with regularity and at times make it look easy. Again, doesn't mean he will be able to do it in the pros, but this seemed like a real strength of his.
  15. Pick is in, #4 Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson

    I like this one too as it was posted just before the draft and the guy discusses Ferrell's flaws and why his stock was low during the off-season as well as why 4-3 teams would have him very high on their boards. I'd really recommend if you still have any lingering doubts to watch this one. The highlighted games I think show what Ferrell could be for us. They show off his smarts and how technically proficient he already is. He comes into the league with a full arsenal of pass-rushing moves and he is disciplined. Watching this, it's hard to see how his play won't translate at the next level.
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