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  1. The Official Derek Carr Thread

    Cooper has just as many pro bowls as Carr.
  2. The Official Derek Carr Thread

    So I just ran some quick numbers and they may be off a little bit but I was trying to find a correlation between the O and D with scoring. 5 or less plays by offense on previous drives our defense has given up 23 TDs and 4 FGs. They have held the other team 30 times but 12 of these have been because of TOs, missed FGs, or end of the half. When the O has sustained drives for 6 or more plays the defense has given up 20 TDs and 10 FGs. They have held 41 times and 17 from TOs, missed FGs, or end of the half.
  3. The Official Derek Carr Thread

    I agree with a lot of this and/or can see both sides but there is something about Carr that does not inspire confidence in me. I do not want to call him scared because I have never had to stare down a 300 lb DT while trying to find an open man and I do not know what Gruden is telling him to do but I see him make the easy choice for himself to often when the tough option is what is best for the team.What QB throws the ball away on 4th down or just throws it at the RBs feet on 3rd because he is getting chased. Not getting hit but chased. He rushes throws and does not allow the play to develop and throws it away when he can extend the play. I understand that you do not want to take unnecessary punishment but you are playing football and sometimes you have to be willing to take the shot to convert. I said this a couple years ago and I have been waiting to see if he could get over it but he has not. A true leader will never ask someone to do something they are not willing or have not done themselves. Every once in a while Carr will do something and I will think to my self "there it is" but it does not happen enough. I would sacrifice for Jacobs but not Carr if I was on the Raiders.
  4. A Farewell to Oakland - Raiders vs. Jags

    What is your favorite memory of the Oakland Raiders since returning in 1995? The Blackhole. The memory you'd like to forget? Goose killing Gannon or the Tuck rule. Their biggest winning moment? None. Should have won at least 1 Lombardi. Their biggest mistake? Not hiring a GM when it was clear Davis did not have it together and trading Gruden which was part of the first half. Who was your favorite Oakland Raider in this era? One offensive and defense player Napoleon Kaufman and Mack Veteran player who became a Raiders you wish never had? Javon Walker. It was the moment that I knew Davis had completely lost it. If you could choose anyone to light the Al Davis torch for this game, who would it be? Mike Mayock. He does not have the past with Davis but he is the future.
  5. How many week one starters do we have still playing on defense?
  6. I remember reading that their team had 25% of the payroll on IR. They are not a bad team and matched up very well against us. No way we should have lost the way we did but cold weather east coast games are never easy games for us.
  7. I would probably side with you on this but in Gruden's mind they want to build forward momentum, are not out of the playoffs, and if there is no increased risk of injury he wants to play. It also looks good to incoming free agents that we have young rising talent.
  8. The Official Derek Carr Thread

    We were a good team with a better record. Everyone likes to point out that Carr was the reason and although he was a big part the turnover differential played a bigger role. we also barely won most of our games with Carr repeatedly scoring too quickly and leaving the door open for for the other team to win. Our defense had to close out many of those games because Carr still had horrible clock management. Carr was also a different player that year and to justify keeping him by trying to recapture that is nonsense when he has shown that is not him anymore. Can he get us to the playoffs? Yes. Is he still this that gunslinger that is clutch when you need a score? Not even close. Can Carr win a Super Bowl with our team? No. Can he win it with an all time great defense? Yes. Sorry but that is not the QB I want. I have gone back and forth on Carr but he has fallen back into some bad habits and is proving once again he can not put the team on his back or understand situational football. TO Differential 2014 -15 (3 Wins) 2015 -1 (5 Wins) 2016 +16 (12 Wins) 2017 -14 (6 Wins) 2018 -7 (4 Wins) 2019 -2 (6 Wins so far and we are -4 the past 3 games)
  9. The Official Derek Carr Thread

    Injuries happen but QBs need to be able to adjust. Carr does not. Blaming everyone else gets old. I am not saying he is horrible or that it he is easy to replace. I do not believe we will ever be a top team with him and he will not take a team to the Super Bowl and win it.
  10. Around The League V.2

    He hits the wide open man.
  11. Raiders-Titans GDT

    Looks like Gruden is telling Carr show me what you got. Make or break time for Carr to step up. Look for Carr to throw it around today. If it goes bad early look for him to panic.
  12. Pick is in, #106 - DE Maxx Crosby

    Bosa GP TOT SOLO AST SACK FF FR YDS INT YDS AVG TD LNG PD STF STFYDS KB 12 36 24 12 8 1 2 6 1 46 46.0 0 46 1 6 9 0 Crosby GP TOT SOLO AST SACK FF FR YDS INT YDS AVG TD LNG PD STF STFYDS KB 12 37 27 10 7.5 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 7 21 0 I would say they are even right now.
  13. Pick is in, #106 - DE Maxx Crosby

    Bosa not having a bad day but not good opens the door for Maxx. Big game for him today and I think he will start to get the recognition of being a top rookie end with Bosa.
  14. Around The League V.2

    How are the Jets losing to the Dolphins?
  15. Around The League V.2

    Lamar Jackson is probably the best weapon in the league but he is not a good passer. His receivers are wide open when he makes plays passing. He makes the correct throw but does not make good throws.