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  1. Brown, Grant and now Nelson, some turnover of players at the WR position after 5 weeks.
  2. Went to the game, great to see the Raiders play well and win as we have been really bad on previous visits. The stadium was fantastic, great experience for fans.Hoping the new stadium in Vegas will be a similar experience. Good Thought the OL save for Incognitos penalties were terrific, blew the Bears off the ball in the run game albeit Hicks injury helped. Without Nelson and Williams I was worried about the passing game but I thought Carr did a great job in general. From what I saw there weren’t many opportunities to throw downfield. Only criticism would be audibling to a toss play inside our 30, that play got the Bears rolling. Jacobs was the obvious standout. Moreau and Waller look a very good tandem. D-line were excellent especially against the run. Really impressed with Crosby who looks an all round DE that Guenther likes. Key looked like all his snaps came at DT. Grudens playcalling was good yesterday and the team looked better for being in London all week rather than last years woeful effort. Bad I mentioned Coles as a standout performer a couple of weeks ago, but he was poor yesterday. Poor kick gave Cohen chance to break a big return. Renfrow dropped a couple of balls and made a bad decision on not catching the punt leaving us at the 3 yard line. Ugly It was supposed to be a Raiders home game but it was mostly Bears fans tbh. Certainly felt like Raiders were the away team. At least the move to Vegas will end losing out on home games.
  3. Raiders Defense

    It ain’t working tbh. With Hurst, Liuget, Hall we shouldn’t have to put Key in as 3T. Sure sign that coaches aren’t happy with the push inside.
  4. Random Raider Stuff

    It’s far too early to judge Ferrell but he is a top 5 pick who at the end of the day is going to be judged as the player who should be making others like Key better not the other way round. As most said at the time, I like the player but hate the value. Hopefully the kid can become an 8+ sacks a year player but I have my doubts. Key played more snaps against the Colts as Mayowa was out but he’s at about 35% of snaps this season and is being played as pure situational/3rd string not a starter though like you said, not sure why. Crosby is actually showing some promise as a pass rusher.He looks as though he has ability to get to the QB. I like Hall he’s improving but more against the run. We seemed to struggle to get pressure up the middle v the Colts. The other DT Hankins has been pretty good imo.
  5. Random Raider Stuff

    Since when has been Key been starting? He’s got 1 tackle and an assist all season. Mauro and Ferrell are the normal starters in base. I know we played a lot of nickel against the Colts but Crosby seems to be ahead of him and Key was playing DT at times to get snaps.
  6. Player Appreciation Thread

    AJ Cole is worth a mention, rookie punter was excellent against the Vikings.
  7. The Official Derek Carr Thread

    That’s an interesting take on the route concepts which has been mentioned before. When you look again at the play to Waller before h/t he did have room to go vertical and that’s what it looks like Carr was expecting.
  8. The Jon Gruden Thread, Man

    The roster management is bizarre, 3 QBs, Liuget has hardly practised never mind suit up since being acquired, only 4 WRs dressed on Sunday, Grant a healthy scratch, Joyner not playing FS when Riley is obviously struggling.
  9. The Jon Gruden Thread, Man

    Gruden is 50-65 since winning the Super Bowl with Dungys defense.
  10. Week 3 GDT: Raiders @ Vikings

    His pocket presence is awful I agree but not sure how he could go through his progressions on that particular play given how quickly Brown was beat. Just think that particular play is not a good one to highlight his deficiencies.
  11. Week 3 GDT: Raiders @ Vikings

    By the time Carr turns to pass to Jacobs the CB would have been all over him. Let’s not act like defensive players don’t get paid as well. There must be better examples of Carr missing receivers down the field.
  12. Around The League V.2

    Yup agreed. It’s not like his offensive scheme is saving him either. Poor talent evaluator and bottom 5 coach. Just another 8 years..
  13. Week 3 GDT: Raiders @ Vikings

    I am sure there are better clips than this to highlight Carr’s faults. He’s first 2 options are covered then he sees the rusher beating Brown so tries to tuck it and run. The Waller one was a bad pass and crucial given the context of the game. Grudens decision to punt with a minute left was as bad tbh.
  14. Week 3 GDT: Raiders @ Vikings

    Snap counts Key 11- I know Vikings weren’t in passing situations often but he seems to be dropping down the depth chart, Crosby and Mayowa have overtaken him never mind Ferrell and Mauro. Doss 2/59 - We only dressed 4 WRs, were down by 3 scores early and Doss still only sees 2 snaps? Joyner 23- Groin injury might have played a part but we need to move this guy to FS quickly. Riley is getting burned on a regular basis.
  15. Week 3 GDT: Raiders @ Vikings

    Interesting take on the playcalling yesterday. “Gruden kept calling concepts that were not cover 2 beaters and put Carr in a terrible position with nobody open, and he forced it into coverage. Gruden didn’t start attacking the middle of the field until the game was over and started to have success up the seams. Raiders fans blame Carr for being the conservative Charlie check down, but when your coach is calling all six-yard curls, he’s going to throw it short. Gruden needs to go back to the drawing board and adjust because the NFL has figured out this offense” https://raiderswire.usatoday.com/2019/09/22/winners-and-losers-for-the-raiders-in.week-3/5/ On Carr.. “The stat line will for sure fool people with Carr finishing with a passer rating over 100 and 79 percent completion percentage. The thing is his seven misses were awful. It started off with the interception where Carr became another meme panicking in the pocket and forcing an ugly throw.” Hard to argue tbh.
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