Jump to content


Veteran Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

176 Veteran

About true2form

  1. Random Raider Stuff

    There were multiple complaints about our last strength and conditioning coach and he ended up being let go. Maybe a correlation there.
  2. Offseason workouts underway (OTA's page 6)

    Well I completely agree with Mack's importance to us going 12-4 in 2016 or the Bears going 12-4 last year. I think you could easily shave a couple of wins off of both without him. While both seasons are similar to a degree, Mack was really all we had on defense. While with the Bears he elevated their defense to elite. Our 2016 team went 12-4 because of the offense. You take away Mack and they still compete for a playoff spot. You take away Carr and well we saw what happened against the Broncos and Texans. You just can't compare the two.
  3. Offseason workouts underway (OTA's page 6)

    Make me spell it out for you and I will. 2017 Offense ppg 16.5 2018 - 25.6 2017 Defense ppg 20.0 2018 - 17.6 If the offense doesn't improve from 16.5 ppg to 25.6 ppg, then it doesn't matter which defense you have, 2017 or 2018, you're scoring less than what you give up. The only fact I see is that 9.1 more ppg is greater than 2.4 less ppg. The rest is opinion on your part.
  4. Offseason workouts underway (OTA's page 6)

    The defense was already top 10 before Mack. Ugh.
  5. Offseason workouts underway (OTA's page 6)

    Was 28th the year before. The improvement was my point, which you obviously missed.
  6. Offseason workouts underway (OTA's page 6)

    I credit that more to Nagy than Mack, but they both improved their respective sides of the ball. Nagy's impact on their offense was the reason they were able to win some of those close games that the defense was keeping them in. However, I don't see them becoming any better than they were last year. Mack is a tremendous player, but he doesn't win you ball games. We know that from his time here. He may be the best piece of the defensive puzzle, but that's it. And no, closing a game out for a win is not the same thing. If the defense was any good, that would not be needed when the offense is putting up 30+.
  7. Raiders sign OG Richie Incognito

    This. Guys didn't perform up to his contract the last two years plain and simple. The compensation we received in return for him is all anyone needs to see for his value on the market.
  8. Raiders sign OG Richie Incognito

    Well that was my entire point.
  9. Raiders sign OG Richie Incognito

    I'm going to preface this with I know Gruden is not Belicheck and the Raiders are not the Patriots. With that said, these are the type of moves that BB has made time and time again. When they work he is a genius. When they don't, oh well. Gruden doesn't deserve the same benefit of the doubt at this point, but the moves should still be judged the same way. After the fact.
  10. The Official Derek Carr Thread

    Not sure why this is even a discussion at this point. Carr has the season. Everyone jump on board and support your QB. No one will be afraid to speak up during the season. Bad performances will warrant criticism. Hopefully it all works out. If not, this discussion will be en fuego at the end of the year.
  11. 2019 Free Agency V2

    Wiz resigned with the Eagles.
  12. 2019 Free Agency V2

    Not surprised. Left Ohio State to early and never developed any further.
  13. Random Raider Stuff

    I'm sure Mack being traded was a shock to all of them. It was to everyone, but even KO said it wasn't as big as the Amari trade because it was before the season started. Like I said, all the vets were unhappy and the guy doing the interview even pointed out that's natural in a rebuild. Vets don't want to rebuild. As for the Cable stuff, I can't defend his results, but he was up front with the plan. KO sounded like a disgruntled ex-employee. I get it. But, the truth is, the oline fell off the year before Cable even was here. He acted (and some fans) like Gruden dismantled a 12-4 team. For me, all of this is excuses the players can use to why they were bad or wanted out. At some point you have to put your big boy pants on and do your job.
  14. Raiders Defense

  15. Random Raider Stuff

    Seems pretty straightforward to me. Gruden and the staff tried to win with what they had at the start of the season, going vet heavy. When the wheels fell off, they changed gears into rebuild mode. Playing younger players and looking to off load big contracts. I understand why the vets wouldn't like that, but how does anyone not understand it? As for Gruden saying one thing and doing another. I mean come on. What's he supposed to do? "This is the plan. Oh crap that's not working, ok now this is the plan" That's not lying, that's being smart enough to admit things needed to change. Ultimately, if the team does well no one will even remember this crap and if the team doesn't do well they'll point to these things as the reasons why. As for the locker room, there is less than 10 guys on the team who even played with Mack or on that 2016 team.