Oakland Raiders Prepare For Battle Without Key Players Asomugha and Miller
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Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamndi Asomugha and TE Zach Miller are both sidelined with foot injuries and will be unable to war it out with the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. What does this mean for the Oakland Raiders who are coming off back to back wins with the talents of both players?
Replacements are said to be Chris Johnson and Brandon Myers. Who is Brandon Myers was my first question?
TE Brandon Myers is in his second year and basically has had no play this season. Brandon Myers is 6"4" and weighs around 250 lbs. The Oakland Raiders may actually have an advantage here in that they can get some balls thrown to Myers as the Chiefs will not be expecting passes his way.
Next is the game without the Raiders CB Nnamndi Asomugha. Chris Johnson is a decent CB and although he was burned a few times last season he should do well against KC .
Coach Tom Cable must imprint into the minds of the secondary to not let a KC WR ever get behind them. Both Tyvon Branch and Michael Huff should do well to cover in case either CB gets beat.
The Kansas City Chiefs as not going to be an easy win in any manner. They also possess a duo of RBs i.e. Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles. I am looking forward to Rolando McClain handling either of those two. A body slam?
The Oakland Raider DEFENSE will take care of the run from the start of the game. The defense has had the opportunity to "tune up" its skills against RBs Steven Jackson, Arian Foster and Chris Johnson. They in fact played well, but not good enough to seal the holes.
The past two games have proved that the Silver and Black defense is ready to roll, thats Rock and Roll over some Chiefs!
Jason Campbell has definitely improved and although Bruce Gradkowski is the starting QB it was wise to allow Campbell to start this game against the Chiefs. Jason Campbells timing has improved and hopefully the team can rely on the hands of Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy, and that's if Murphy will be ready. If not, then a speedy Jacoby Ford or Johnnie Lee Higgins
The Oakland Raiders should be able to take the Chiefs provided they manage the clock well and let the Raiders RB duo of Bush and McFadden control the tempo of the game. McFadden has played at a level we expected to see last season but we are happy to see it in 2010.
The Oakland Raiders will win this game 35-21. it will be close as the Chiefs have always played a close,but in all sincerity, the Oakland Raider defense is pretty solid and should be able to contain QB Matt Cassell and the running attack of the Chiefs.
The Chiefs may try to go after CB Chris Johnson but I am sure the team knows who to double cover when the need arises. Chances are that both Tyvon Branch and Michael Huff will get interceptions, especially with a rushing Raider attack.
I hope Matt Cassell can run because he will doing a lot of it in Oakland! ! And even with his scrambling you can expect Kamerion Wimbley and Richard Seymour to get their share of sacks.
For the Oakland Raiders it is also time for some major payback! Its once again time to feed on another AFC West nemesis. The San Diego Chargers were the first to to feel the wrath, then the lowly Denver Broncos really felt the beating, 59-10, I love to write that!!
Its time for KC to feel the wrath of the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland raiders could not be held down forever. First of all, theres no way Al Davis will let this team simply fall apart. the building was there and the right players added and released. Good riddance to JaMarcus Russell and Javon Walker.
The Oakland Raiders were down for most of 2000, but they have returned and look absolutely great! Two good QBs, a tough defense and millions of fans cheering them on.
Bandwagoneers please leave now, especially those lousy ESPN analyst who at season start said the Raiders would fail again. Shame on you.
Oakland Raiders baby!!!!!
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