Monte Poole: Oakland Raiders take a step backward, and all are to blame

Oct 17, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Contra Costa Times

They understood the stakes, discussed them throughout the week. To win this game, to beat the 49ers, would provide a measure of validation for a Raiders team trying to dissociate itself from the failures of seasons past.

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Darryl miles

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Oct 18, 2010
 
Unbeleiveable campbell stinks the team plays so much better with gradkowski at Qb why wasn't he benched at halftime so mr cable for kyle bollerwho should be bruces backup anyhow so cut your losses now mr. Davis with jcam you have got. Another jruss on your hands third string at best do it now please before this season goes any futher in the crapper!!!!!
Upset raider

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Oct 18, 2010
 
Campbell is just an older jrussell...he sux!...Hayward bey is a bust....when Al Davis stays out of the team affairs that's when they'll st art winning...I heard Al doesn't even like the blitz....so you know he has a say in how the defense is ran....they bearly blitz...and having a quarterback back that can throw 80 yards that can't connect to a speedy receiver that can't catch is not the answer...
RBDC

Pittsburg, CA

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Oct 18, 2010
 
What the Raiders suffer from is terminal. First the owner. No comment necessary. Second the head coach. Remember he used to be the line coach. Both lines with little exception are atrocious! We have one good QB Gradkowski, a decent backup B and Campbell who should be the third string. We have two disasters an O tackle who would be on the practice squad of any good NFL team.The O line couldn't open a hole in a can of beer! How do you expect the backs to run behind a line that can't open a hole? We have a defensive backfield with the exception of ausumwa(sp), that reminds me of a "Chinese fire drill" whenever the offense audibles.
If I were Gradkowski, Miller or Ausomwa I would beg to be released.
Now for the good news. We have a great punter!

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

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Oct 18, 2010
 
The OL is just a mess. Gallery is the only one that has caliber to make the Pro Bowl, but he's an injury risk now. Carlisle is getting up there. Sattelle was a screw up in Miami who took Grove from us only to release him because he was an injury risk. Walker was a mess with us and Cornell Green was supposed to be an upgrade over him and wasn't so why did we bring the old guy back. I also recall Walker getting benched in favor of Gallery when Gallery was a rookie. Henderson is too inconsistant and Veldheer doesn't seem any different. Loper was ok in place of Gallery. Khalif Barnes was expected to be a starting tackle for us and obviously hasn't been good enough. Then there's Bruce Campbell who was expected to be a first rounder that actually fell to us in round 4; obvioulsy they are not very high on him.
Freddy

Granger, IN

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Oct 18, 2010
 
TexasRaider wrote:
The OL is just a mess. Gallery is the only one that has caliber to make the Pro Bowl, but he's an injury risk now. Carlisle is getting up there. Sattelle was a screw up in Miami who took Grove from us only to release him because he was an injury risk. Walker was a mess with us and Cornell Green was supposed to be an upgrade over him and wasn't so why did we bring the old guy back. I also recall Walker getting benched in favor of Gallery when Gallery was a rookie. Henderson is too inconsistant and Veldheer doesn't seem any different. Loper was ok in place of Gallery. Khalif Barnes was expected to be a starting tackle for us and obviously hasn't been good enough. Then there's Bruce Campbell who was expected to be a first rounder that actually fell to us in round 4; obvioulsy they are not very high on him.
Gallery did not do a very good job against SF. He is hardly a pro-bowler and Loper should be given the opportunity to take his spot.
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Lake Worth, FL

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Oct 18, 2010
 
F*ck the probowl, lets just win some games.....If Davis really love the Raiders, he has to start considering selling the team......

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