Raider Nation leeme get this off my chest...if the Raiders don't win this game, i will conclude that they will not make the playoffs or be a .500 team/ let alone 7-9, the record that 3 NFL.com analysts predicted them to be at the beginning of the season.
This is a must win game for the Raiders. Jamarcus Russell is just coming off a benching, and hopefully, he recieved a wakeup call from that. It is saddening for me to see him overweight like that, yet what I heard this week was encouraging.
Jamarcus arrived at the Raiders facility at 6:30. I was so inspired that I decided to shoot some bball for over 3 hours yesterday after skool. But, that isn't the point. The point is, we Raider faithful have heard something that we have been longing to hear for the longest....Jamarcus is finally starting to work hard and take responsibility for his rocky play. Jamarcus even promised that things will be ok, and with him showing up bright and early, I believe it...Now, he just has to put his hard work into action against the Dolts.
To win the game against the Dolts, the offense needs to...RUN, RUN, AND RUN MORE!!!! why stop what works If fargas and bush combine for more than 30 carries and 100 yards, we will win this game. the Dolts can't stop the run without jamal williams...they're vulnerable. If Jamarcus doesn't throw more than 20 passes, completes 50 % or more, and for more than 200 yards then this game will be won...They need to utilize him just like the Jets did with Sanchez last week...they ran the shit out of us and sanchez threw only 15 passes after throwing 5 p;icks the previous game...the raiders must do this in order to win...DHB needs to have another multi catch game (a TD would be nice) and murphy needs a multi catch game. Javon Walker needs to play! Zach Miller and Gary Russell, as well as the RB's, need to be utilized again; when they have the ball in their hands, it is an easy completion, and we win the game. (Eagles upset) We need to run more dump off passes and short passes. A wildcat5 or trick play to JLH or DHB would be nice....A MIX OF PLAYS WOULD BE NICE!!! and if Gallery comes back to anchor the oline, this game would be won. we need to run way more than we need to throw. If that is done, this game is won.
Seymour has improved this defense into a top 10 to 20 defense, if playing at their full potential. To win tomorrow they need to go on all cylinders like they did against the Eagles. They need to throw out more blitzes and catch the dolts off guard...The defense will win this game for us, like they almost did in week 1...I was so Proud of the Raiders...they played their hearts out. To win tomorrow, the defense needs to tackle and play with heart like they did in week 1.
This team has a bright future...we have a good groundwork layed out for next year; this is why i am still a Raiders fan. Al Davis had an overall productive offseason, and cut the players that he needed to. however, he needs to bring in a GM, and a playcaller. BUT, I do see the light to the end of the tunnel, to the plaoffs , but next season...for now, lets finish 8-8, and beat those damm Bolts!!!! HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!