Tim Kawakami: Oakland Raiders young a...

Tim Kawakami: Oakland Raiders young and talented, yes, but offense not yet safe to watch

There are 10 comments on the San Jose Mercury News story from Aug 13, 2010, titled Tim Kawakami: Oakland Raiders young and talented, yes, but offense not yet safe to watch. In it, San Jose Mercury News reports that:

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#1 Aug 13, 2010
I was impressed with the defense to a certain point. My main change is that Stevie Brown and Jerome Boyd make the team ahead of Hiram Eugene and Michael Huff. Boyd and Brown made big plays with seconds left on the clock to seal victory...something neither Huff or Eugene has ever done whether it be preseason or regular season. Big plays like INTs taken to the house or INTs in the end zone are the plays that we the fans remember and those are what really change the game. I saw both Huff and Eugene get burned throughout their careers and never have liked either one. I think the Front 7 will be good this year; I was impressed with Lamar Houston and Rolando McClain along with Trevor Scott and Matt Shaughnessy. Chris Johnson got burned by Miles Austin a time or two but other than that we still managed to hold them to just FGs.
RaiderFaith

Durham, NC

#2 Aug 13, 2010
Too early from one preseason game to demote players. Give it time...
TexasRaider wrote:
I was impressed with the defense to a certain point. My main change is that Stevie Brown and Jerome Boyd make the team ahead of Hiram Eugene and Michael Huff. Boyd and Brown made big plays with seconds left on the clock to seal victory...something neither Huff or Eugene has ever done whether it be preseason or regular season. Big plays like INTs taken to the house or INTs in the end zone are the plays that we the fans remember and those are what really change the game. I saw both Huff and Eugene get burned throughout their careers and never have liked either one. I think the Front 7 will be good this year; I was impressed with Lamar Houston and Rolando McClain along with Trevor Scott and Matt Shaughnessy. Chris Johnson got burned by Miles Austin a time or two but other than that we still managed to hold them to just FGs.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#3 Aug 13, 2010
i'm still waiting to see replays (LOL). im missing replays right now and might missing it sunday! by then, im already for the next game vs chicago! i know it was just the first preseason and too early to judge but im glad we won and stopped the cowboys from scorring a (td)
RAIDERS 2010!!!
Oh Really

San Francisco, CA

#4 Aug 13, 2010
I was impressed that anyone cares about a pre-season game

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#5 Aug 13, 2010
when you're a RAIDER fan, you are, a RAIDER fan. don't be inpressed it's natural here!
RAIDERS 2010!!!

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#6 Aug 13, 2010
RaiderFaith wrote:
Too early from one preseason game to demote players. Give it time...<quoted text>
I've been waiting 4 years for Huff and Eugene to catch my attention the way Boyd and Brown did this morning when I saw the replays...Never has either Huff or Eugene done that in preseason or regular season. Big plays like that are what get remembered and obviously Boyd and Brown are trying to get the coaches' attention.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#7 Aug 13, 2010
(lol) so has bennette and cartwright over bush and dmac! but of course, time will tell, but so far? i hear ya T-RAIDER. start the best! if these vet guys have not earned their stripes have them wait like the rest. one game one preseason game. they did not play much sunday but if it continues that way? play the best guy!
RAIDERS 2010!!!

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#8 Aug 15, 2010
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
(lol) so has bennette and cartwright over bush and dmac! but of course, time will tell, but so far? i hear ya T-RAIDER. start the best! if these vet guys have not earned their stripes have them wait like the rest. one game one preseason game. they did not play much sunday but if it continues that way? play the best guy!
RAIDERS 2010!!!
Sometimes I don't know what to think about the run game. Bush has the last 3 100 yard rushing games for the Raiders. McFadden has eclipsed tha mark once in the second game of his career and he hasn't been healthy ever since.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#9 Aug 16, 2010
TexasRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Sometimes I don't know what to think about the run game. Bush has the last 3 100 yard rushing games for the Raiders. McFadden has eclipsed tha mark once in the second game of his career and he hasn't been healthy ever since.
it sounds like a lot of "hopes" to me. we have a great (rb) in mcfadden but is always injured, and when healthy he does not do much. we have m bush that is healthy, and for the most part has shown signs, but not in all games. like i mentioned before. the (O-line) has to open the holes for these full backs and running backs which, we have struggled with the in the past years. but, great running backs should find a way to gain yards by all means when the holes are not open! we just don't have those type of running backs. what we have is straight up runners in bush and dmac. bennette and cartwright should probably be the starters. but? we still have more preseasons to go!
RAIDERS 2010!!!!

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#10 Aug 16, 2010
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
<quoted text>it sounds like a lot of "hopes" to me. we have a great (rb) in mcfadden but is always injured, and when healthy he does not do much. we have m bush that is healthy, and for the most part has shown signs, but not in all games. like i mentioned before. the (O-line) has to open the holes for these full backs and running backs which, we have struggled with the in the past years. but, great running backs should find a way to gain yards by all means when the holes are not open! we just don't have those type of running backs. what we have is straight up runners in bush and dmac. bennette and cartwright should probably be the starters. but? we still have more preseasons to go!
RAIDERS 2010!!!!
Ever since Steve Wisnewski retired, the OL hasn't been able to open holes for the run game very well. Jordan has had 6 100 yard rushing games; Fargas 5; Bush 3; Wheatly 3; Crockett 1; McFadden 1; Garner 0...In most of these games either the RB got a lot of carries or they had at least 1 run of over 30 yards. Jordan and Fargas are the only ones to hit the 1000 yard mark for the season since that time. I find it odd that Crockett had less carries than Garner during that time and Crockett's 100 yard game all pretty much came on 1 drive and Garner never could get anything going when he got the bulk of playing time.

Stats like this often don't get looked at much when you're winning, but when you're losing, you often wonder why and look at stats such as when the RBs get over X amount of carries, the running game goes well and we win...

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