Raiders 2009 outlook

There are 20 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Sep 8, 2009, titled Raiders 2009 outlook. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

COACH: Tom Cable, second year THE DIFFERENCE MAKERS: Nnamdi Asomugha has a well-earned reputation as the league's top cornerback, forcing teams to throw away from the receiver he covers.

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johnl49

Riverside, CA

#1 Sep 9, 2009
True assessment of the situation. Not only can we surpass the last dismal seasons we can surpass by doubling the wins of last year.If everyone can stay healthy, the rookies play to their potential,we have a new sheriff in town with Seymore. We haven't been able to stop the run since Gruden left. Life will be different when we stop the run. We have shut down corners. Our running game will keep our D off the field in return will win games.
Live and bleed Silver and Black
Raiders Forever

Since: May 09

Fuquay Varina, NC

#2 Sep 9, 2009
Agreed. This is a tricky year for the Raiders...It could go either really well or horrible...depending on execution. I think we have solid tools...and if Seymour comes in...we should do better at stopping the run. any improvement there is a huge plus. could be the difference of keeping us in games or not....I think Russell is ready for a breakout season....and again if the D steps up its play...all the better.
johnl49 wrote:
True assessment of the situation. Not only can we surpass the last dismal seasons we can surpass by doubling the wins of last year.If everyone can stay healthy, the rookies play to their potential,we have a new sheriff in town with Seymore. We haven't been able to stop the run since Gruden left. Life will be different when we stop the run. We have shut down corners. Our running game will keep our D off the field in return will win games.
Live and bleed Silver and Black
Raiders Forever
Loki

United States

#3 Sep 9, 2009
RaiderFaith1 wrote:
Agreed. This is a tricky year for the Raiders...It could go either really well or horrible...depending on execution. I think we have solid tools...and if Seymour comes in...we should do better at stopping the run. any improvement there is a huge plus. could be the difference of keeping us in games or not....I think Russell is ready for a breakout season....and again if the D steps up its play...all the better. <quoted text>
The Raiders have only one chance at a season.
Win against the Chargers on opening night or the season is over.
The Coaches know this, Crazy Al knows this, and some of Raider Nation know it to be true.
Seymour knows this and he will exact a hefty price on Crazy Al's pocket book. He is the one element that can trip the scale in the raiders favor. This is only if the rest of the team shows up.

“You are by what you do!”

Since: Apr 07

Medina, WA

#4 Sep 9, 2009
In all fairness to the Raiders staff, I can't see them winning more than 4 games this 2009 season. Should the Raiders make the playoffs based on a winning record and so go on to win Superbowl XLIV, that accomplishment will be seen as sheer luck given their track record of INCONSISTENCY!!! I would have the same opinion if the Raiders win 5 games this season!

Since: Jul 09

Novato

#5 Sep 9, 2009
Thank goodness the 49ers are a local team to root for. The Raiders, they don't got game....

Since: May 09

Fuquay Varina, NC

#7 Sep 10, 2009
Once again proving you are an idiot. Only an uneducated ill-informed baffoon would think the first game of the season decides the out come of your season. I understand the whole setting the tone concept but it certainly doesn't decide the season. What will make the difference is how they react to W's and L's....you will know about halfway through the season how good they are....I believe the Raiders will beat the chargers Monday...but That doesn't mean they are all of the sudden a great team...again you half to wait to the halfway point for any kind of judgements. If the Raiders lose Monday but win the next 3 or 4 then what? or vice versa if the Raiders win Monday night and then lose 3 or 4 in a row...then what? by your insane rants....if they lose they are done...but they could easily bounce back...by your same logic if they win they all of the sudden have a good season? you truly are an idiot....I am not trying to be funny or sarcastic....but your ridiculous rants prove you are an idiot.
Loki wrote:
<quoted text>
The Raiders have only one chance at a season.
Win against the Chargers on opening night or the season is over.
The Coaches know this, Crazy Al knows this, and some of Raider Nation know it to be true.
Seymour knows this and he will exact a hefty price on Crazy Al's pocket book. He is the one element that can trip the scale in the raiders favor. This is only if the rest of the team shows up.

Since: May 09

Fuquay Varina, NC

#8 Sep 10, 2009
Luck can only take you so far on the field playing man to man...I know we have work to do...that's no secret. But if the Raiders by some miracle make the playoffs this year...with there schedule...luck won't be the driving force. They have a tough schedule...you can't get luck like that every game....I expect the Raiders to be 8-8 if they struggle...7-9 or 6-10...if all goes well 9-7...They showed they were getting it together the last couple games last season....that wasn't by accident or luck...Ask Gruden....he was impressed with Coach Cables game plan ...he knocked them out of the play offs....that wasn't luck. I concede we have a lot of work to do no doubt...but to say we would be lucky to win 5 games....that's just ignorant.
N2blaque wrote:
In all fairness to the Raiders staff, I can't see them winning more than 4 games this 2009 season. Should the Raiders make the playoffs based on a winning record and so go on to win Superbowl XLIV, that accomplishment will be seen as sheer luck given their track record of INCONSISTENCY!!! I would have the same opinion if the Raiders win 5 games this season!
Warren Sapp

Tampa, FL

#9 Sep 10, 2009
Al Davis says he still gives a sh-it but is now wearing diapers in his luxury suite.
He's almost afraid to fart during a game.

“You are by what you do!”

Since: Apr 07

Medina, WA

#10 Sep 10, 2009
RaiderFaith1 wrote:
Luck can only take you so far on the field playing man to man...I know we have work to do...that's no secret. But if the Raiders by some miracle make the playoffs this year...with there schedule...luck won't be the driving force. They have a tough schedule...you can't get luck like that every game....I expect the Raiders to be 8-8 if they struggle...7-9 or 6-10...if all goes well 9-7...They showed they were getting it together the last couple games last season....that wasn't by accident or luck...Ask Gruden....he was impressed with Coach Cables game plan ...he knocked them out of the play offs....that wasn't luck. I concede we have a lot of work to do no doubt...but to say we would be lucky to win 5 games....that's just ignorant. <quoted text>
I believe that the Raiders are still another year away from becoming a playoff team...until JaMarcus Russell puts in a full 16 game schedule, the Raiders success won't be fully recognized.

Since: May 09

Fuquay Varina, NC

#11 Sep 10, 2009
I would be surprised if they make the playoffs this year as well....I think they are a year from playoffs and 2 to 3 from a SB...providing things move in the direction I think they are heading. The killer is the tough schedule we have...not complaining..it is what it is...but if we can do a .500 season this year....we are heading in the right direction.
N2blaque wrote:
<quoted text>I believe that the Raiders are still another year away from becoming a playoff team...until JaMarcus Russell puts in a full 16 game schedule, the Raiders success won't be fully recognized.
Loki

United States

#12 Sep 10, 2009
RaiderFaith1 wrote:
Once again proving you are an idiot. Only an uneducated ill-informed baffoon would think the first game of the season decides the out come of your season. I understand the whole setting the tone concept but it certainly doesn't decide the season. What will make the difference is how they react to W's and L's....you will know about halfway through the season how good they are....I believe the Raiders will beat the chargers Monday...but That doesn't mean they are all of the sudden a great team...again you half to wait to the halfway point for any kind of judgements. If the Raiders lose Monday but win the next 3 or 4 then what? or vice versa if the Raiders win Monday night and then lose 3 or 4 in a row...then what? by your insane rants....if they lose they are done...but they could easily bounce back...by your same logic if they win they all of the sudden have a good season? you truly are an idiot....I am not trying to be funny or sarcastic....but your ridiculous rants prove you are an idiot. <quoted text>
2003 Raiders lose opener to Titans Season 4-12
2004 lose opener to Steelers Season 5-11
2005 lost opener to Patriots Season 4-12
2006 lost opener to Chargers Season 2-14
2007 lost opener to Lions Season 4-12
2008 lost opener to Broncos Season 5-11

Last six years 24 wins 72 loses, bottom of the NFL.

They lose this open game against the Chargers their season is over.

Please take a look in a mirror and say out load. I am a member of the Raider Nation Land of doltish fools.

Since: May 09

Fuquay Varina, NC

#13 Sep 10, 2009
Once again proving your an idiot(this really is too easy). You think the opening game has anything to do with how our season ended? You are a complete idiot...again not joking, not trying to be funny....sincerely you are an idiot. think about things before you post. You are embarrassing yourself. We haven't had any consistency with coaching and players attitudes and ineptness has been why we have struggled. in 07 the giants lost the first two games and went on to win the SB....again...the first game doesn't dictate the season. my question is...are you really this ignorant? really? don't answer that...I and everyone else reading this knows the answer.
Loki wrote:
<quoted text>
2003 Raiders lose opener to Titans Season 4-12
2004 lose opener to Steelers Season 5-11
2005 lost opener to Patriots Season 4-12
2006 lost opener to Chargers Season 2-14
2007 lost opener to Lions Season 4-12
2008 lost opener to Broncos Season 5-11
Last six years 24 wins 72 loses, bottom of the NFL.
They lose this open game against the Chargers their season is over.
Please take a look in a mirror and say out load. I am a member of the Raider Nation Land of doltish fools.

“You are by what you do!”

Since: Apr 07

Medina, WA

#14 Sep 10, 2009
I myself am looking forward to seeing how Eli and his receiving core works out without Plaxico this season. How much will the Giants be impacted by them not having a no#1 WR.

It seems that every year, the Giants suffer a key injury at linebacker position where one seems to learn on the job - just means that the offense has to pick up the slack ever more so, by (one) reducing turnovers and (two) capitalizing on opposing team turnovers by scoring touchdowns as many as possible.
Loki

United States

#15 Sep 10, 2009
RaiderFaith1 wrote:
Once again proving your an idiot(this really is too easy). You think the opening game has anything to do with how our season ended? You are a complete idiot...again not joking, not trying to be funny....sincerely you are an idiot. think about things before you post. You are embarrassing yourself. We haven't had any consistency with coaching and players attitudes and ineptness has been why we have struggled. in 07 the giants lost the first two games and went on to win the SB....again...the first game doesn't dictate the season. my question is...are you really this ignorant? really? don't answer that...I and everyone else reading this knows the answer. <quoted text>
Let me put this as simply as possible for your infantile brain. Raiders lose season opener they have a losing season. Lose Mondays opening game is a surety of a losing season for the Raiders.

The Raiders are not the Giants! By the way you only speak for yourself not everyone else.
D-Mac Fan

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Sep 10, 2009
the 2008 stats:
Combined record of teams that won their first season game for the remainder of the year (wks 2-17): 140-83, or 62.8%
Combined record of teams that lost their first season game for the remainder of the year (wks 2-17): 83-140, or 37.2%
Teams winning first season game making playoffs: 8
Teams losing first season game making playoffs: 4 (IND, MIN, MIA, SD)
Achmed

Atlanta, GA

#17 Sep 10, 2009
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Michael Miller 2 months ago
Did you just change your profile name?

Since: May 09

Fuquay Varina, NC

#18 Sep 11, 2009
It's clear now that you are incapable of thought....or at least intelligent thought. your posts are no longer necessary. They were never necessary and never well thought out. I do appreciate the admiration you have for the Raiders, though...you probably are thinking what admiration? Understandable since you aren't intelligent enough to understand .... The fact that you care enough to come on here and bash the Raiders means you have admiration for them....I don't care enough about other teams to waste my time talking about them on there forums on any level. You on the other hand...can't get enough of talking about the Raiders...so again your admiration is appreciated.
Loki wrote:
<quoted text>
2003 Raiders lose opener to Titans Season 4-12
2004 lose opener to Steelers Season 5-11
2005 lost opener to Patriots Season 4-12
2006 lost opener to Chargers Season 2-14
2007 lost opener to Lions Season 4-12
2008 lost opener to Broncos Season 5-11
Last six years 24 wins 72 loses, bottom of the NFL.
They lose this open game against the Chargers their season is over.
Please take a look in a mirror and say out load. I am a member of the Raider Nation Land of doltish fools.
Achmed

Atlanta, GA

#19 Sep 11, 2009
SILENCE!!!!!!!!!! I keel you!!!!!!

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Did you just change your profile name?
Martina

San Francisco, CA

#20 Sep 11, 2009
Be honest Raider fans, wouldn't you like to upgrade, and have Chris Cohan run your team?
Loki

United States

#21 Sep 11, 2009
"It's clear now that you are incapable of thought...."

Being accused of this by anyone within the Raider Nation can be considered a high honor and truly a praise for one's intellectual prowess.

As for the rest of your post RF1 you can only wish.

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