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Fresh update on "raiders" discussed on The Takeaway
"FM and AM 20, NPR News and the New York conversation. the takeaway. Melissa Harris Perry in for Tanzania, Vega Take a Listen. What's up, people on Carl Nassib? I'm at my house here in Westchester, Pennsylvania. Want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay. I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally felt comfortable enough to get it off my chest. Well, you're listening to Carl Nassib making history because with this personal Instagram post on Monday afternoon, the Las Vegas Raiders defensive end became the first active NFL player to announce he is gay. Joining me now to talk about this moment and why it matters is way Davis is a former NFL player, and he currently consults with the multiple corporations across Tackett Entertainment, Sports and thank you for being here, Wade. Thank you for having me. It's always a privilege to be in conversation with you, Melissa. When I heard this news, I thought, wait a minute. Wait, and I have basically been talking about the challenges of being openly gay in men's professional sports for like going on a decade. Now, you came out in 2012 after the end of your playing days, which was extraordinarily courageous in that moment. But also talked to me about what it is about NASA being actively in the league that makes this moment something that builds on what you did. I've been thinking about this question for a while and and part of it is, I think it's a forcing function. To, um to ensure that players that owners that coaches that executives have a different level of fluency and being able to talk about what it means to be lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, non binary and there is now an expectation that they can do this relatively well right and that they also can talk. About what it means to sit at the intersection of multiple identities. Also because I'm a believer, as you have taught me, right, did that the root of homophobia, sexism so you can't have a conversation about what it means to have an active gay player in the NFL. Without also, we're really trying to nuance the conversation and say, What are? What are the learnings that we can take from his Announcement. What are the languages? What are the things that we need to be better at? And that must be inclusive of of gender and sexism. Also part of what was heartwarming about this moment. Is it? Carl is able to say I have a wonderful family. I have the support. Um, you know, I have I have this community around me, basically, and it took me back to 2014 when you and I talked about Michael Sam. And Michael Sam as a as a black player coming out of poverty out of a very challenging family situation that for him, gay identity wasn't exclusively about sexuality was also about the intersections of that economic dis privilege and race. I don't think that people understand the debt that we owe to Michael, Sam, Michael Sam, in my opinion is a revolutionary in every sense of the word, Michael Sam Lilly gave up his future. You know his football future rather In a way that allows someone like call to stand on his shoulders now, right, And Michael will probably never get the credit that he is due for cracking open, not just a sports institution. But other institutions to say that the performance of these, you know these ideas of macho right aren't what we should aspire towards. And and if you think about to your point, like Carl now will be held as something great as he should be right. But What did we miss? Like? What was the conversation that we should have had about Michael Sam when someone like Michael sits at the intersection of of class of race and sexual orientation, and I hope that the media is much more sophisticated now that they can see call as a football player who is also gay and not someone who is gay, and, uh, Football player first, because that distinction is really important. As you know, most kids who identify as L G and B right don't start to understand their sexuality until somewhat later, But I'm sure that call myself and and others right knew that we wanted to play sports from a very early age, so our identity as an athlete often.
Harrison Ford Injured While Filming ‘Indiana Jones 5’
"Indiana Jones suffers a bit of a mishap. Harrison Ford gets Hurt on set, Disney says The 78 year old actor injured his shoulder while rehearsing of fight scene for a new Indiana Jones movie. The movie house says production of the fifth installment will continue while he gets treated. Ford first played the character in 1980 one's Raiders of the Lost Ark. The release date has so far been postponed several times, currently set to
Fresh update on "raiders" discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Right back home. Oh right, we are back. Hope you're doing very very well. This next story is a massive one. It's a sports story because it is about an NFL player. Although I I think really it's more of a a social issue. I mean, here's how I know, it's a big story. My my friends and family sent me lots of messages about it and, you know, Did you see this and did this happen? And when Julio Jones got traded to the Titans? No one cared. Like the no one of my family's like, Hey, Jessie Julio Jones got traded. But when this happened, I got a lot of messages and people took clearly care about this and I because it's not directly related to sports and I'm not analyzing a game or anything like that. I I didn't want to give the warning we're because I want to talk about something that's more of a social issue. An opt-out now is your chance to fast forward or skip ahead and talk about Carl Nassib a an NFL player at. But if you want to start with this page, Michael wrote in on patreon something you can do as well. Go to patreon.com forward slash. It's you can write in on the show as well. Michael says this. Hey Zack, just wanted to shout out Carl Nassib the first openly gay active NFL player. Do you have any stories of lgbtq teammates you've had like to share and any thoughts or criticism about why it's taken so long to have our first openly gay active player? So ya, Raiders defensive end, Carl Nassib came out as gay. He put a video on Instagram. Let me read you what, Carl Nassib said before we jump in and I share my thoughts. Carl Nassib. What's up people? I'm Carl Nassib. I'm at my house here in West Chester Pennsylvania. I don't want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay. I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life. I've got the best family friends and job a guy could pretty private person. So I hope you guys know that I'm really not doing this for attention. I just think the representation and visibility are so important. I actually hope that one day videos like this and the whole coming out process, thoughts are just not necessary. But until then I'm going to do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that's accepting that's compassionate and I'm going to start by donating $100,000 to the Trevor Project. They're an incredible organization. They're the number one suicide prevention service for lgbtq youth in America and they're truly doing incredible things. I'm very excited to be a part to help in any way that I can and I'm really pumped to see.
Joy Behar Tells "Inappropriate" Joke About Gay NFL Player Carl Nassib
"Well, the most quote unquote woke person on that panel is Joy Behar, right? Professional victim, Joy Behar, and she was talking about the story that there's an NFL player. That announced yesterday that he is gay Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib. He announced that he was gay, and he becomes the first active NFL player. To come out as gay. A couple other guys have came out after their careers. And if you remember Michael Sam never made the the opening day roster, so he was never on an active roster. Really? So the Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib is this guy that's been in the league comes out on. Social media says that he's gay. So Joy Behar Says this today. Las Vegas. Okay, spread, you know, Anna and after after they said, penetration in the end zone, they lost me. So funny. Is this a sign that this A little awkward pause there at the end. Wow, She's yucking it up, makes the penetration joke because the guy comes out as gay whatever. It's a cheap shot. But again, I'm looking for some consistency. Imagine what would happened if that were Laura Ingraham that said that or that were Dana Perino That said that There would be people in all these networks demanding they be fired all the advertisers demanding that they pull their money from this kind of stuff, But because it's the left, and there are different rules for the left. Joy Behar just gets a little chuckle, and nothing's going
Raiders' Carl Nassib First Active NFL Player to Come out as Gay
"Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib is the first active NFL player to come out as gay. He told the world that Monday in an Instagram post in doing so, he said he hopes one day announcements like this are not necessary.
Carl Nassib Becomes First Active NFL Player to Come Out as Gay
"Las Vegas raiders defensive end Carl Nassib was matter of fact when he went on Instagram Monday pointed to a quick moment to say that I'm gay I've been meaning to do this for a while now but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest Nassib who played collegiately at Penn state we'll start his sixth NFL season in the fall his second year with the raiders he also said he hopes such announcements won't be needed in the future actually hopefully one day videos like this and all coming out process or just not necessary NASA says he is donating one hundred thousand dollars to the Trevor project a nonprofit that seeks to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth I'm timid wire
Delving Into the Mind of the BTK Serial Killer With Dr. Katherine Ramsland
"Katherine ram slant. I'm a professor of forensic psychology and the author of confessions of a serial killer. What i call guided. Dennis rader the t k. Serial killer. Dr ramsland had unprecedented access to one of the most notorious serial killers in american history. She's a real life minehunter. She spent years working with dennis rader to figure out his psyche. Why he became a killer. It wasn't just dennis rader talking about himself in any which way he wanted. It was me guiding him toward the end of benefit in criminal justice psychology and law enforcement so that whatever we were doing would end up providing insights and also The proceeds benefit the victims families before we get started. Let me tell you. The story of dennis rader raider killed ten people in kansas over thirty years before he was finally caught. Bt k. stands for bind torture. Kill one of the things that was so frightening about raider is that he seemed relatively normal. This is from her book through jailhouse visits telephone calls and written correspondence. Catherine rams lynn worked with raider himself to analyze the layers of his psyche using his drawings. Letters interviews and raiders unique coats. She presents in meticulous detail. The childhood roots and development of one man's motivation to stalk torture and kill. Dennis rader grew up an all american boy in kansas into the heart of america with religious values and and intact family etc and yet he developed the idea that he wanted to be famous. He got attachments to Serial killers he read about as a teenager. Intrude detective magazines and girls made him feel uncomfortable and off balance so he began to put those things together. As a way to keep women under control was to be and to become famous was to become serial killer so his fantasies began to form around that notion and then he just identified with one day he was going to be is famous. Jack the ripper or ted bundy or any of the other ones and He said about to do that.
Las Vegas Raiders Draft Alex Leatherwood
"It's heidi here with sam gordon and we're gonna get into what happened. Here with the raiders at number seventeen in the nfl draft. Sam alex leatherwood offensive linemen from alabama selected. Seventeen for the. Las vegas raiders. What was your initial reaction. Because i know heidi first and foremost great to be here. I had a great time in cleveland. So far it's been a heck of an experience. Glad you're here With said In terms of your question definitely surprised right definitely surprised Not surprising right tackle. i Continued to voice leading up to the draft. I thought right tackle away to go was an obvious. Need in the offense of line of ministry of this team despite its it's consistent struggles. Last year's the offensive line was a pretty reliable unit and lot of turnover tram. Browns gone just going to be some reshuffling move out gave jackson you move out and you knew there was going to have to be some adjustments made and there was a glaring hole the right tackle and they went with right tackle so i they feel the need but just now player. I thought they'd fill that need with and you look at how the board was shaking out. Thought christian dare saw. I was going to be big especially considering what his grade was. And and and where. The raiders were picking. He wasn't now that said just because alex leatherwood is a surprise and we didn't expect him to be there doesn't mean he won't be a good player but it feels like more often than not the raiders. Under jon gruden. Mike mayock have reached for players that they could have gotten later and are maximizing the value of their first round picks damon are net in twenty twenty was a good example. That and even cleveland farrell. Who's a very good player by the way in the top five and twenty nineteen so a couple so with that in mind. I think alex leatherwood at trend. But the jury's still out on how good he's going to be i think he has a lot of potential beauge player was an all american big-time film comes from a big time program and he's gonna get his opportunity to prove mike. Megan jon gruden ryan look. I want to be optimistic about this. But i think there were other guys that were on the board. That had a lot of potential. And the raiders did go out here and they went out on a limb
Phillips' Homer Helps Rays Cool off Athletics 4-3
"The Tampa Bay rays slumping offense came to life by pounding out ten hits in route to a four three victory over the Oakland A.'s World Series hero Brett Phillips delivered the big blow a two run Homer in the sixth inning that gave the raiders the lead they would not surrender Sean Murphy second Homer in two days led off the ninth inning for Oakland the rays closer Diego Castillo shut down the gays from there for his fifth save Jeffrey springs got the win while Frankie Montas took the loss the rays are now twelve and twelve all the eighties drop to fifteen and nine I'm Tom Aikens
Former NFL Player Kills Doctor and His Family in Murder-Suicide
"Player apparently shot and killed a well known doctor, his wife, two grandchildren and somebody working in the home in Rock Hill, South Carolina before turning the gun on himself a horrifying scene. Philip Adams was a player with the Seahawks, the 40 Niners, the Raiders and the Jets. He opened fire at the home in Rock Hill late Wednesday afternoon. Killed in the shooting. Dr Robert Leslie, who was a well known emergency room. Advocate and author and physician. His wife, Barbara, was 69 2 of their grandchildren. Nine year old Ada Leslie and five year old Noah Leslie were all killed. Ah, fifth victim 38 year old James Lewis. It was working at the home at the time was also fatally shot. Adams died by suicide. And earlier today we took a call from a listener in rock Hill listening to us on W. R H i Bobby, who said that he just lived a short proximity to the Leslie home and what Bobby has heard is that the former NFL player had been given prescription drugs by Dr Leslie Dr Leslie said. According to this caller, and we weren't we aren't able to corroborate her. Verify this with the caller said that the what he has heard is that Dr Lesley stopped prescribing the drugs, saying that the player the former player, Philip Adams, needed to seek help. That the prescription medication could no longer be prescribed. And Philip Adams allegedly in a rage slaughtered doctors, Dr Leslie And his entire family before committing suicide. A
Raiders make surprise pick in latest Mel Kiper Jr. mock draft
"Mock draft three point. Oh is available on. Espn plus right. Now and here. We go no surprise at the top. Trevor lawrence has been there and we'll be there for the moment and started to the moment. That pig is made. He's going jacksonville. And that's not going to change at number. Two mel projects the jets to stay put and select quarterback zach wilson who would be the team's highest drafted quarterback since they took joe nemeth thousand nine hundred sixty five at number three. We have a trade that panthers would move up from number eight to select justin fields from ohio state carolina getting its quarterback of the future miami. Picking up more prime picks. And the falcons make it four for four to begin the draft selecting their quarterback of the future trae lanes. Should it go this way. It would be the first time ever that quarterbacks go with each of the first four picks in the draft. We take a look at the rest of mel's top ten. After the four consecutive quarterbacks we see some other names you will get to know. Kyle pitch superstar tight end. More pass catchers jamarcus devante smith jail waddell notably absent on this screen. Max jones the fifth quarterback in this first round the star from alabama who mel projects. Going number fifteen to the new england patriots and let's start there because mel we spoke about this the last time you broke this down for us. You had max jones going considerably higher namely number eight overall. Why do you see this drop. Greenwich carolina eight with matt rule had max jones at the senior bowl practices where he was exceptional right. So you figure carolina's stuck at eight. They would look at mack. Jones new england and fifteen is built. Bellichik nick sabin connection and obviously looking at a quarterback to get back to. Maybe the tom brady days. Okay get your that type of quarterback which is what mack jones is his style and the way he goes about his business as a pocket passer so once carolina in my mach three point. Zero was moving up to get justin field. Mack jones next opportunity to come off. The board for me would be new england at fifteen.
Did Washington Do Enough to Push Dallas in the NFC?
"Did washington football teams teamers and the giants do enough to push dallas in the nfc. So i left philly out. I don't yeah. I just don't i am found anyone who really thinks they're going to be competitive. I mean let's wait and see got jalen whatever. But that's a team that they're not really fun to talk about. Because their free agency considered like stripping you know but i mean they did sign at harris for like nothing which is probably better sightings but what you have in jalen also you serianni. Yes hundred percent but washington in york both very active and did interesting. Things i think are worth discussing because dallas after the dak prescott deal was finally done. They've kind of made a few moves around the margins adding kia neil. Getting tied as kind of swing. Tackle still have question marks at adra sure and coroner but washington like i think they might have had my favorite free agency or at least the one that i'm most excited to see. I don't know payoff on the field. So just to recap. They signed the aforementioned ryan fitzpatrick one year. Ten million dollars. They tag branch eff. Who's there Pro bowler guard. They signed william jackson from the bengals. Cornerback three years. Forty two million dollars and then added panthers wide receiver. Curtis samuel for three years thirty four point five million dollars so just starting like let's start here. Do you agree with me like do you. Do you like what they did. And do you think it makes them an actual competitor in the division. A really like what. Washington did You know. I think among the guys among the quarterback that they could get because not only were they never in it for russell wilson or or wherever really going to be competitive for shawn watson You had to start looking okay. We'll what's realistic. And it's the ryan fitzpatrick coming off his best his career. It's an andy dalton and whereas that really gonna lead you I think that there was a lot of interest in marcus. Mariota he still is not able to sign with another team because the raiders are still holding him hostage But so. I like the quarterback. Move because you're essentially saying let's build up the team the and let's have the strongest team possible around the quarterback position where we don't sell out just because we have to for that position free agency. Maybe they make a move at the draft for a guy that they have their eye on. Or maybe they just say let's. Let's keep the boat floating this year and let's make our move Next free agency. So i thought that they probably overpaid by million or two on curtis samuel. But they wanted him And and ron rivera really likes them. Obviously william jackson an incredible deal You look around and you need another pass rusher and they can they can probably keep ryan kerrigan as a third down specialist if he comes down off his number end so you know he's he's still doing that. He's gonna get paid a whole lot of money. I'm not sure that that money is really out there especially at this point in free agency so they didn't want to mortgage their future for for quarterback right. Now they wanted to keep the boat afloat. I that and so. I like what they have done. Specially on evens. Then when you consider the the sort of offense and the pre-snap that they can have with all those offensive playmakers. Now that curtis annuals there with terry corn. I really like with done.
Top 10 players signed by Patriots
"Talk about the Patriots. The the Patriots grabbed everybody's attention by making move after move after move after move. Like we're watching it over agency going off. How many people are going to bring in its kind of unbelievable how many starters they've added? And so I count they added ten players that I think are very very significant to their team next year. In fact, I would say pretty clearly the Patriots are back and a lot of people saw this coming, you know, but they are going to be a force in the NFL next year here is my list my nerdy list of the ten players the top players. They added that are very significant to their roster next year. The first two are massive. It will reshape the entire Patriots offense. They added two tight ends Johnny Smith and Ed Hunter Henry. To Johnny Smith signed from Tennessee. He signed a four year deal worth up to fifty million dollars. That's Thirty one point two five million dollars guaranteed and he's only twenty-four years old. So that's Monday. That's a really gigantic Marquis franchise player. He cited the reason why it came to New England is cuz he loves Bill Belichick. He's got great respect for him. And I want to point out of all the everybody I'm about to talk about these shows to be in New England Bill Belichick got his kind of guys who sought out New England wanted to be there and wanted to work hard and win a Superbowl. I think it matters. It's very very exciting. These are not with Josh Gordon's or what's the other example Phillip Dorsett who they made a move for and they're not really like that. You think they fit they don't work out know. These are guys who all chose to be in New England who wanted to win a Superbowl. I really want to win a Superbowl. These guys went out of their way to be New England now the other tight and they brought in With twenty-six-year-old tight end Hunter Henry from the LA Chargers got a three-year deal twenty-five million dollars guaranteed. It's worth up to thirty seven point five million dollars total if he meets all those incentives. They also added two wide receivers the Patriots brought in Nelson agholor to a you got a two year twenty six million dollar contract East twelve years old. Now a lot of people do not like this move and I I get it Nelson agholor is not the most flashy player in the NFL but I think if it's very well with Cam Newton, he's good at he's not going up and getting the ball. He's got good hands did some stuff of the Raiders that I think deserves your attention go watch what he did with the Raiders and I just I'm like, huh a lot of good plays. Okay. I understand. I see the potential Bill Belichick and the Patriots would see and Nelson agholor go will give the guy a good contract, especially considering the Patriots have like our desolate at wide receiver. They need help. They got home. Who is awesome but he can't do everything by himself from the slot. They have n'keal Harry who n'keal Harry. I I think he's going to pop. I think he's going to progress and keep getting better. But she's not a number one right now. So on top of the page where it's also added Kendrick Bourne guy from my local area actually went to Eastern Washington University 25 years old. He's coming from the San Francisco 49ers. He got a three year deal worth twenty two point five million dollars. Now another thing the Patriots did they also added they signed Center Ted carriages and they traded for tackle Trent Brown. So this is the new Patriots offense right now. They've receivers Nelson agholor, Julian Edelman Kendrick born and kill hair is its own nuclear Aguilera. I'm doing my best. It's a hard game to say. They also have Sony Michelle running backs for any receivers Sony Michelle at running back and improved offensive line. Cam Newton at quarterback who I get why people doubt Cam? He's a former NFL MVP and with when you put cams Talent with a lot of weapons including two outstanding tight ends Hunter Henry Smith, right man. I'll tell you what I look at the Patriots offense and think two things immediately number one. Everything is going to run through their brand new Titans. Their entire offense now is probably going to drive down the seams of the field right up the middle. They're going to use our tents heavily lot of play-action again. I am scheme wise things will look a lot like the page words did back in the day when they had drunk and Aaron Hernandez together to start tight ends. Now number two. I feel very very confident with Cam Newton as the Patriots quarterback and it surprised me but I want to remind you that two years ago. Tom Brady was the page word starting quarterback and did basically nothing and the reason was there were no weapons there. He kept running into the same brick wall. His receivers weren't good enough. So, how can I think you and I would both agree. I like Cam Newton Tom Brady's a better quarterback than Cam Newton. So my point is if Tom Brady couldn't make it work with New England's roster. How was Cam Newton supposed to succeed? He was set up to fail will now Cam Newton's being given weapons is being set up to do. Well, I'm excited man. He's a former NFL MVP, he's hungry. I I personally believe Cam Newton's going to have an awesome year and it really is going to make extended one-year deal with like it was like three and a half million dollars with a bunch of incentives. I honestly think we're gonna look back at his contract at the end of next year and go. Can you believe the deal they got on Camden he played so well for no money. I really think he's he's a guy who can didn't play well enough wage. Last year to earn a new gigantic contract. So he's going to have to show what he can do this year and maybe earn more money next year but I think cam is poised to do very very well and make a lot of money and win a lot of games in New England
Free Agency 2021: Biggest Winners and Losers From Day One
"Who's the biggest winner from day. One the biggest winner from day one already told you it was. It was a my intro. You're listening great question. Jonnu smith out. It's cam newton. Well that depends kenyans a starter for sixteen games. That's right that's true. It's yeah okay. Potentially find jonah smith. Donald smith big contract with the patriots They invest heavily in him. You like this for him i do. I think you know Obviously the quarterback is the concern. But this is the scenario especially with the move that they made that we look for in fantasy as tight end could be the leader of the pack in terms of targets and opportunities and so look cam was not good in twenty twenty. If cam does start sixteen games in two thousand twenty. One greg olsen. During a five year stretch was pretty awesome of the top tier tight ends of the guys that we did. We talk about what he was in the next group you know. And so from twenty two thousand twenty sixteen. Greg olsen averaged a hundred eighteen targets a season seventy seven catches Decide one thousand yards and five times. Johnny could do that. One season estimate put them right around a top five tight end. Greg olsen was great and not only was he great but we also saw from cam newton in that stretch that he could give you greg olsen. Who could finish as a top eight tight in five straight seasons and give you a number to wide receiver in four of those five seasons three or four of those five seasons whether it was. Steve smith or kelvin. Benjamin and even ted ginn one year. So that's interesting. I'll afforded talking about that on the show tomorrow on the tuesday morning show and then of course we'll have a whole bunch of more news items to react to. Hopefully we'll get some kenny golladay news at some point on tuesday or maybe it'll happen later on monday night as record this at about nine fifteen eastern. Who's the biggest loser from day. One the biggest loser from day one on asking these questions before. I told you that we were starting with these egypt's before the show The biggest guys they ryan tannehill johnny smith and Us down smith and corey davis They're going to have to struggle to replace those guys Davis probably more. So the jonah just from the standpoint of what he was last year with his production number two receiver sixty five catches nine hundred plus yards and five touchdowns. So we'll see what they do in in in that in that regard but i think Tannehill you know. I had him as the number eleven quarterback. I dropped in the thirteen after today. Just because i think it was close between in my mind. Joe burrow and tom brady put them behind both those guys. Okay how 'bout jameis winston ryan tannehill right now. It's soom jameis winston as the starter. I still go. i think it'd be messy. You know. I can't situation we're taking those not blaming So i was hoping james would go someplace else and tastes hill. Would still be the guy with maybe a rookie or somebody. Young that they could groom continued. Just gonna to get you know too much of the mill package of james as the starter and if as milton starter. Davis is gonna play very much so it just feels like it be messy situation oil. Who do you like better. Corey davis with the jets nelson agholor with the patriots. I think adler is going to be bad. I don't trust the situation. You know i mean he. He had so many big. Plays for the raiders last year and he was so good for derek carr but he did that on eighty two targets. I don't think he gets eighty two targets with the patriots. He's going to do the same thing. So with what cam does running the ball with what jonah smith brings to the table with. What the rest of the receiving corps will look like if julian edelman on the team if he's healthy Nagla is going to be A guy that's not on many fantasy rosters middle of the season whereas corey davis could be the best receiver for the jets. I don't know if that's going to be the case. But i would take davis by far over niagara.
"raiders" Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"I mean he from a kind of still standpoint. the the way he plays is very similar to josh. Jacobs the raiders. Like that mold of back somebody that can. They can bet big. That's powerful of that. Has some speed aching. Catch a pass out of the backfield. And that's what the monte booker did born and twenty rushing yards last year as the backup running back spelling jacobs four point five yards per carry very very impressive in that department considering what he was asked to do. And then seventeen receptions as well so he provided Amount of back that they wanted to provide a spell. Josh jacobs said he he didn't even make a million dollars last year having Round nine hundred thousand. So i would imagine he would be do a little bit of a race but i don't think it will cost. I don't think they have to break the bank to bring him back and given that like you said he's already familiar with the system. He's already been ingratiated within an locker room and has a role defined role If there's mutual interest there. I would expect him to be back for surrey. Stolen we twenty eight twenty nine here in may so presumably plenty of football. I level football left for him. It's not like he's had a big workload throughout the course of his career with three hundred and eighty two carries so i think there still is a lot of value. Bring somebody back like the demonte broker a lot of teams these days. Deploy that kind of strategy see it all over the place. There's not just any particular running back anymore. It's very rare that you have a team that has just one guy that carries the full workload. So i like the idea of being able to have those kinds of spells. Josh jacobs for the raiders. Because i think over the long term plan when you wanna keep a guy like jacobs that definitely is Something that can help. It's advantageous to him and his chevy running back also in same keeping different Backfield's with mixed up different types of running back some players. They have allocated goals fullback. But he's definitely a integral part of this offense. I'd say from blocking to being somebody who can get through on that goldline punch. What do you think about gold and how this year. The raiders might look to even expand his role. Yeah i mean he's somebody. I think that's been a reliable reliable in that role for the raiders. He had he caught. Twelve passes this past year of one hundred ten yards double what he calls rookie in two thousand nineteen so not a crazy amount of production but he caught a touchdown in each season and he is valuable as a blocker and doing different things. Look at the way the games play now. Heidi obviously most teams. Don't traditionally us a fullback but it gives like you said it gives you a chance to your offense a chance to have a little bit more variety. Do some more things to be a little bit more to. He can he. Can he can. Leak out and pass patterns. You can be a lead blocker. He could stand in there. Pass along twenty two percent of the snaps the offensive snaps twenty twenty twenty percent last year and he's a really really crucial player on his special teams. He played half their special teams snaps. So he's somebody that i think is valuable just kind of a role as a football player. Not necessarily in the backfield. I don't think that's where most of his value is. I think it's all the things you can do for you in all the phases of the game so He's definitely somebody. I the raiders like adding on. Its amy's showcases. Toughness planned through some injuries this year. And and it's a kind of guy kind of culture. Got somebody that that you want in your locker room. You want your backfield..
"raiders" Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"You're out in some cases even further. I don't think there are is quite in that. Poll of top four five guy. But i think he's right down there in that. Next year of quarterbacks guys like matthew stafford is like jared goff. I think even cars better than those guys but i i. I bring them up in both their names. I it to say that when you put those guys with quality supporting casts when you have some cohesion where you have a coaching staff when you have a defense when you have talent around them they won right. Matthew stafford been to the playoffs and one year. He had a top defense. He won double digit games. Jervis took a team the super bowl. Jimmy garoppolo heidi as you know being from the bay area talkative to the super bowl when he had of defense or won a game receivers coaching staff and that when everybody was in saint. I dare cars in that mold. And even at the higher end the upper echelon that he's more talented than those guys that has a greater body of work. He just hasn't had the kind of supporting cast. So if the raiders upgrade their defense and they continue to solidify what have around him on the offense of the ball right solidify that offensive line. Continue to build on. What what they've been doing with. Darren waller maybe henry ruggs breaks out you. Baby you bring back nelson alaw. It's not him another kind of higher. End receiver somebody that can go between nine hundred eleven hundred dollars next year and get down the field and things like that. I think he's definitely a kinda guy that can get you the playoffs. It's just we have to see what they do with his roster right now as we saw this past season wasn't quite a playoff-caliber roster mainly because of the issues on the defensive in thought. The offense fizzled out there towards the end of the year. But he's a good quarterback he he has everything you need the need out of a quarterback to compete to succeed and at twenty nine going on thirty just entering his prime. I expect the best. You have to bear. Call if.
"raiders" Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"Twenty one at the raiders are are going to keep him and he's due to make ten point six million dollars. That is his base salary for cap. Hit just above that ten point seven million dollars and they already paid off his guarantees. We know they brought him on in twenty twenty as the highest paid backup quarterback in the nfl of kind of rebuilding project after sustained some injuries and lost his starting spot in tennessee now he proved during that one game he played was only a game against the chargers this past season but he came off the bench and was very impressive. In relief of derek carr injured his neck game up showcasing mobility a throw. The ball downfield being accurate. Making good. Save for the one interception really playing is as well as you would expect or as well as people could have hoped giving the situation. He was coming off the bench to having not played for for more than a year. I say all that to say. I would be surprised if the raiders. Bring him back at that at that salary at that point regimented nathan peterman because it feels like with bring him back the word they've spent with him he's been on the roster a couple years now really feels like they've tried to develop him into a backup kind of quarterback in somebody. You know not just a little cheaper significantly cheaper than marcus more yards so it gives them. Maybe there's another team in that mold of indianapolis of a chicago of a washington football team. Who can't find who doesn't find their long-term answer quarterback this off season and saw they like from our iota. Maybe they go out there and trade for him whether it's a future draft pick or player. Whatever or if that doesn't happen if there's not a market that materialized for marcus myo cup eight with him. He becomes a free agent and they walk away without having to pay any of that guaranteed money. That was taking care of a twenty twenty so the peterman moved to me. Heidi definitely feels like he's going to become the backup or that. He solidifies his role as a backup. Quarterback doesn't Sense given the needs. The raiders have across the the other side of the ball on defense and even on the offense a little bit trampled through the offensive line and round out. The receiving core doesn't make sense to pay marcus. Mariota that kind of money to not so last year when we looked at it about this time of year we were talking about. Maybe mariota is going to challenge car and car could be you know. Absurd to his. I starting spot there. But that wasn't the case it turned into more of a. We're going to try to look and let him heal with marietta and let them develop and learn the system. Do you think though that other teams have seen enough in the about three quarters of work that they were able to see. Mariota put in with the raiders. Think other teams saw enough for the raiders to be able to actually shop him as backup or make some sort of trade with somebody else. Not necessarily i think it's one of those things where push comes to shove a. We're kind of at the end of that. Free agency period was after the draft is still teams. That don't have solidified their quarterback solidified. Then maybe they go out there and make a move. But i don't think he's the kind of player right now at this at least at this point in time we know about the talent. Let's not forget. He was number two overall pick and he has had some success in the league..
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"Heidi fan here. And i'm going to be joined by. Sam gordon shortly. Our raiders writer. We're going to be breaking down. The raiders offense in this episode. We talked about everything from running backs. Quarterbacks tight ends to wide receiver the offensive line. it's all here and you can keep up with everything that we do imprint. As well as online at this nation dot com and.
Seattle Seahawks Today: Latest Rumors On A Russell Wilson Trade
"Originally or a few a few weeks ago russell. Wilson's camp released some information that he was unhappy in seattle. They have not formally requested a trade but it seems like the relationship has some conflict there. he has a no trade clause in his contract. There were specific exemptions from four. Team's the cowboys. The saints the bears and las vegas after dak prescott signed is extent like talked about and the raiders recently have back derek carr. They've given their full support. They they wanna move forward their cars. So that really leaves the saints and the bears as the final two candidates for possibly getting russell wilson this offseason so saints are always in salary cap trouble From what. I've learned about the salary cap they can. They ended up being able to just move money around when they need to. But they're always close to reaching that point so they're always during the cat but it seems unlikely that they will be able to make a move for quarterback this price in this caliber. So when you re comes down to it. The bears like the front runners as the most desperate team. Four quarterback if you've watched the nfl shares have always had quarterback issues. They've been in quarterback hell so to speak for the past two decades and russell. Wilson could come in and immediately fix that so the bears are desperate. And i see the bears as the front running candidate to lead russell wilson or land russell. Wilson this offseason. So when did all this start with russell. wilson is come out of nowhere I would say to myself when i first saw. Russell wilson wants out. I was shocked. But although it's not that cut and dry comes down to russell wilson. Mp carol's relationship. So they've won a superbowl. They made playoffs made. They made the playoffs. Eight times in the last nine seasons which is absurd. It's absurd to think there was wasn't been playing in the nfl for the last nine seasons But he's been assault as they come. He's true winner. he goes to the playoffs. he's clutch and i see. The situation is very similar to the tom. Brady situation new england. You had tom brady and bill play for all those years. Winning all those super bowls and talk. Although tom brady wasn't playing up to his level he wasn't playing bad and they had that loss to the titans of the playoffs. And i think he just had those two egos bill. Belichick and tom brady kind of going at each other. And they've they've finally kind of just tired of that relationship and they wanted to move on. They wanted to start. Something new. And when quarterbacks are with the head coach for so long things start to take a turn for the worst so. I'm not sure if that's exactly what's happening with p carroll and russell wilson but there are a lot of similarities there so it was reported in week. Eleven of the season. That wilson stormed out of an offensive meeting when he was trying to offer insight as to what he wanted done as on a bit done for protection standpoint and so that was the first sign the second sign is just overall. He's been getting hit way. Too much. says he's sacked. He's been three hundred ninety four times since entering the league which is on pace to be the most sat quarterback of all time which is pretty insane when you consider how well he's played and he's just been under duress running for his life literally for the last his whole career and so seattle hasn't found a way to kind of sure up that protection for him. I think that's starting to get frustrating as well. So but more specifically in two thousand twenty. He had a week nine loss to the bills. This was a defining moment for this offense offense because after that moment. Russell wilson had started to throw a lot of turnovers making a lot of risky plays they lose to the bills. The seahawks kind of started to scale the offense back like i said to limit turnovers and did not perform well for the rest of the season so before that game. They were top. Three league based on expected points added per play. They were the number three the top three leak and then after that game from from weeknight on they felt a number eighteen the remainder of the season. So that's a huge huge drop off so they really sputtered down the stretch. They were able to win games and make the playoffs through to their defense. Kind of picking picking up. Their play was weird. Their offense was so good in the beginning the defense awful and he kind of flipped that latter half of the year but he's also getting hit It doesn't seem to meet on their offensive loss of beat philosophy and he. He's definitely voiced that he wants more of a say. In the franchise direction as the franchise quarterback so all these things culminating into one is. Where would he end up.
What the Trent Brown trade tells us about Bill Belichick’s thinking
"Notable today trent brown. The you know pro bowl top you know. Left tackle offensive tackle in the entire. Nfl when the top guys on they traded him back to the patriots this interesting he was unhappy clearly The raiders were unhappy clearly because he's barely played so even while the raiders had like this dominant offense align at times. Trent brown was even playing for them. Sometimes you know last year. I feel like he barely played due to injuries and everything else. So the raiders weren't appreciate the effort. They felt like he could push through some of that probably. They felt like he was out of shape. You know Might may i came out and said that that when he's in shape and healthy is one of the best hackles ofo ball when he's not he's no good for you so My assumption is my guess of. I had to predict out. Trent brown will be entirely healthy next year. Because he's a patriot now and so he will not do injury concerns. He won't have all these issues because he's happy because he thinks he's on a winning team. No surprise surprise. Trent brown the patriots wearing good last year. The patriots. don't even have a quarterback sir. They don't if he can't come back. That's great but bro. You don't even know your protection. You don't even know how this even the plow because they didn't play out so hot last year now another get a lot of players back that You know took a year off because of covid. I fully assume. Bill belichick is anna. Start to repair this team. The best he can But you know the they're left guard go. I believe they decided to franchise tag him. That'll be interesting. But this always you know as a raiders fan. This kind of stuff always annoys me because players leave the traded with ever. They go to another team. Take the pay cut because he was getting paid. More with the raiders. That was annoys move. Obviously the raiders always play pay. You know a bonus they always have to pay up compared to other teams especially a successful team like the patriots so right so okay that comes with the territory. Donate to play the game. I respect that. And then you know. I hate when these guys on twitter and they started. Tweet tweeting my. They're so happy so excited. It gives me those antonio brown vibes when he left the raiders. So yeah that's it's frustrating but listen term row with some non baloch patriots at which But it's raiders all
Raiders trading Trent Brown to Patriots
"The new england patriots have reworked contract for trent brown when they will trae from a swap of fixed late round picks. They will bring back. Trent brown who is man the offensive line in new england before he will agree to a one year deal worth up to eleven million dollars with the new england patriots field. Yates also reported this morning. And trent brown will be brought it. The offensive line for new england and the patriots could also be losing their franchise offensive linemen from last year. Joe tuni they are not expected to tag him later today.
Titans Trade 2020 First-Round Pick To Dolphins
"By seeing the titans finally Traded the offensive linemen. Isaiah wilson their first round pick Twenty twenty first round. Pick these kind of things you see this as a fan of a team you know. Just put yourself in their shoes for a second. I know i know they're the enemy if you're not a titans fan but the fact that your team has to trade a first round pick before the next season starts i s terrible man. It's as bad as the raiders. Have not limbaugh because they understood. What the hell. They were doing with him but he was later pick. But this guy didn't even get a chance to play. Because kobe did all that and then he calls all kinds of issues he was tweeting stuff out and delete and stuff. Titans saying get out of your man. They literally they treat him for nothing. They traded a him seventh round. Pick in two thousand twenty two for seventh-round twenty twenty one. I think just terrible it is. That's horrible man. If i was a fan of that team i'd be pissed and that's a good football team. It's a well run football team so to see that happen to them sucks. But i'm glad that they cut that in now. They got rid of that. When you when you see that kind of stuff grow him. Just get rid of it. So if you're a titans fan while you're not happy about the pick you gotta be happy about the urgency that he took the no nonsense approach to just move on from. It didn't work out. He wasn't working out. You move on cut bait and you and you move on i. I respect that quick action. You know when when is justified. When is justified. I believe it's justified in this case. So hey you know. Maybe the dolphins will have something here ability to work there. It don't look great. The dolphins take chances. That is a hell. I talked about limbaugh. They took limbaugh from the raiders to that worked out. Well so you know maybe this one workout. We'll
Teague 35 points as No. 3 Baylor beats No. 18 Texas Tech
"Third ranked Baylor finishes unbeaten at home for the first time in seventy three years following an eighty eight seventy three route of number eighteen Texas tech makes your teeth matched the school record with ten three pointers while scoring thirty five points the big twelve champs never trailed but they didn't take over until Teague scored twelve points during a sixteen three run in the second half he finished ten of twelve from beyond the arc your brother scored eighteen points and Debbie and Mitchell had seventeen the bears finished fifteen of twenty four from long range and shot fifty two point seven percent overall Kyler Edwards had eighteen points for the red raiders I'm Dave Ferrie
Senate Ends Hope for Significant Wage Hike
"So we got the senate doing their senate thing today. Right to vote a rama. There's all these amendments and there was standoff happening in something that happened there today. A seven democrats and one independent who caucuses with democrats joined with republicans to shoot down raising the federal minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour as part of the biden cove. Relief package among those democratic. Novo's joe manchin of west virginia. Chris coons of delaware. The moment that really stood out was when arizona democrat. Kirsten cinema walked up to cast her. Vote miss cinema cinema. No out she represents arizona. Maybe that was a homage to the late. John mccain. Who famously did that to that. Repeal vote but that full thumbs down from arizona helped end hopes for a really big wage hike that the congressional budget office says directly affect seventeen million american workers on a bringing maria. Teresa kumar co founding president and ceo voto latino fetchacure former senior adviser senate democratic leader harry reid and current advisor to bernie sanders. Faz let me start with you. I want people to understand this. Vote before we analyze us. This was a vote that was going to fail either way. It was essentially a symbolic message. Vote because it needed sixty votes filibuster -able so going into this. Everyone knows it's not gonna be talking to pass. No republicans are going to vote for it. So it's a free ride. It's a layup you get up there and say yes. We want to fifteen our minimum wage. So it was very very surprising to me. A lot of people to see democrats eight of them in the caucus vote. No what is your explanation. Of course you've got to go back in history. A little bit where. President obama suggested raising the minimum wage to ten ten. It was hillary clinton during the two thousand sixteen campaign who suggested raising it to twelve. It was bernie sanders. Who's been pushing along with you to raise the wage to fifteen dollars an hour. And as a result of that we have gotten a lot of progress in the democratic caucus and not all the way clearly and painful. Chris you take senator cinema arizona's got a twelve dollar minimum wage. And in fact if you look at raise the wage which gradually raises the minimum wage to fifteen dollars over five years it would be at twelve fifty by year. Three which is where harris zona is so many ways it doesn't really impact arizona and yet you have center for cinema denying many people. Millions of people around the country are arrays of their wages. Maria wha what did you make so. I used to work in congress. A- as a hill staff for a long time ago on preparations and this was fairly unusual. Because what those eight did was say. That they were not going to deliver the biden agenda in the biden administration. Right now is going to figure out how to channel little lbj and demonstrate that there are consequences when there are not voting down for the presence agenda. As you mentioned. chris. This was a layup but i have to say when we when we witnessed this thumbs down by cinema. I think for a lot of folks people felt at at odds because when john mccain did it it was to save healthcare for millions of americans when she when she did today was turned down. This idea that there was going to be some sort of economic closer to economic committee. For millions of americans and fifteen dollars has even fifteen dollars does not keep pace with the with the inflation rate of the nineteen. Seventies the raiders really. I established it was perplexing on many many fronts but this is an opportunity really for joe biden to say. You're going to have to come down to the white house because we're gonna have a talking
"raiders" Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"It's a review journal. Sports columnist team. Here ed greenie the raiders writer and nfl writer. And i'm heidi saying handling all the visuals today. And i got some great shots. I'm very excited about the photographs. That i got today. Yeah after jeff. Heat second interception on the day. Big day for the raiders. Defense total of five turnovers in this thirty seven to twelve. When where do we start. I mean there's so many good things that you just said. The raiders at five turnover turnaround. Let's get it get into those turnovers first of all jeff heat than his huge day. A main two picks on the day in the first half of the game. How huge was it for this defense to step up and create those turnovers against the denver. Broncos adam bassett and and you you look at where they happen to. I mean we see the final scores thirty seven twelve and it seems like a blowout really wasn't the case for most of the game and this tornado blow out in the fourth quarter and really the second half in general but you know jeff heath could say big interception the first half the first one was the third fourteen play probably not going away you point anyway but he does turn it into pretty good field position even other. The raiders capitalize on it But then the big one at the end of the half and let's not overlook the fact that the play before that drew lock had a walk in touchdown on a read option Jeff heath joy holding penalty and then there was called back. Move back ten yards. And the broncos still trying to punch it in and a ten six game where you score a touchdown right there. You have the lead going into halftime. You feel really good about yourself even kick a field goal. You're only down one there instead with no points. And it's so deflating. And jon gruden talked about that What they talk about often is you know end of the half beginning of the half and trying to get that. Double up there in the raiders. Really didn't get that necessarily but they got a stop and then a field goal coming out of halftime. And that's that's really what you're looking at. Start the half and half well They're able to do that there and That really to me was the point game or denver had a chance to stay in it. And to put some pressure on the raiders. And they weren't able to do so. And that jeff. He's interception at the end of the first half was maybe the biggest play the game. And you've done a lot of the season grades and the defense was part of that like focus for you as far as what needed improvement. You gave him to helmets. That wasn't a good score on the scale of one to five or five. It's not a good score to get so my old math scores based off of what you saw today. How many helmets. Which man today. It's a five helmet day in a review journal democracy in a by the name of defense for report card. Yeah look coming in. They had had. They had forced five turnovers. Today they forced five turnovers so in eight games. Five in one game five. So it's a great game by the defense Nevin lawson the strip That was turned into One later touchdown We've talked about the interceptions. What they did today was. And i wrote this. Report card is They supported the theory. Is you don't lose to a bad quarterback drew lock a really bad quarterback. In my opinion. I think olive our opinions than they did not allow him to come in here and win a game. We really shouldn't given the discrepancy of towel between the two teams so they were favored. They covered easily They're the better team now. They have to clean up bond stuff up. We'll get to some of it. I'm sure to. Kansas city comes in next on sunday night. Football a week from tonight but to be six and three two games out with kansas city. Coming in now you've created you've created distance between yourselves and the broncos chargers your solidly and second place all lean. What would be a wildcard spot right now. I don't think they could ask for much more at this point adam so you had the two sacks from those two players Max crosby nicholas monroe. Would you make of the pressure that they've been able to create up online or is it just may be playing the best quarterbacks like we said or is it. The defense is finally clicking a little bit of everything well first of all denver sticks. I mean that's that's a big takeaway especially drew lock. Drew lock which is awful today You know we talked earlier on the pre show about how inconsistent and how inaccurate you lock has been. That certainly showed up today And didn't really have much help upfront. Either you saw the raiders just creating a lot of chaos on the on the line of scrimmage and that's how you create turnovers you get pressure you get that in the office head but the pressure is what is what greece turnovers both the interceptions and obviously we saw the fumble. That's when a team is feeling all that pressure and they start doing things like fumbling the ball. So i could have a lot of guys afraid you mentioned the sacks but it's more than the saxby max crosby had the one play where he made a big tackle in the backfield. I think he got to just got lost and looked up. And there's a guide for him so he tackle them but either way it's a big play and then arden key was disruptive on the line is i'm getting very into it very excited David irving had some really really nice work. Guy hasn't played in a couple of years. The only put two games in two thousand and eighteen hasn't played it all since then and I know when they didn't really know what they were going to get out of him Look today it wasn't you know it's not like he showed up big on the statute anything like that. But he was in there and i think you know a very Very prominent role that he played really for them. You know doing some damage. At the line of scrimmage. So i think it's all the guys it's rotating in and out at staying fresh and keeping pressure on that broncos off of line which really wilted under that pressure certainly dead but one offensive line. That stood tall was the raiders and helped to get josh jacobs and devante booker to four touchdowns in all and over. Gosh almost two hundred yards Total between the two of them. So ed how he has been that. This offense has repeatedly. I believe it's the last. Three games has been able to go for about one. Hundred and fifty yards rushing here Back to back at least in these two games. Yes it's been huge So they wanna. Cleveland went for a little over two last week against the charges about one one sixty and this week over two. that is huge For the raiders. In a look at the way. Jon gruden wants to coach. I know people don't like to hear that they wanna be me more of an open up style. They want him to be more or less conservative. But it's working for him right now. They won three straight to in. The division are undefeated in their division. I an amazingly. They're doing this behind this offensive line. Which again today miss. Three starters incognito colt miller and trent brown yet again and yet they were still able to run for over two hundred yards against the broncos Yeah they're they're winning the way john wants. We'll that sustain itself. I'm not so sure about that. Because as adams said the broncos aren't very good at all we know. The chargers are disaster. Right now But they're getting done and it was used for those guys user josh jacobs to regain that rookie form Alec gold Played snaps today with two broken ribs. As i write in the column he did that. I burned my mouth on some chicken pot pie. I was almost out for a week but he played with two fractured ribs. Were as tough vs as as the other guy But yeah they're playing the way jon gruden wants to play if he has his perfect world. This is how jon gruden would wanna win games if like. There's always a catastrophe with you in food wherever wherever that's interesting. Popeye was not almost said to carry me out of the press. Box a disaster so out of as we look into this offense here. Henry ruggs probably not doing what they wanted to. But he got a few more catches in there today than just playing off a reverse as we've seen in the last game. And you know. Kind of being a decoy of swords and other games so henry ruggs. Does he finally getting to the point where you think that. He's one hundred percent healthy and he'll be getting involved.
"raiders" Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"Did you know it's a little weird? I gotTA admit? Everything you know when you're covering sports playing sports I'm sure everything's kind of a routine or so by Wednesday I was like what what day is it today right I have I don't know what's going on man So it was a little bit crazy but nice to to kind of take a little bit of a breather and I'm sure the raiders feel the same way and as we've been talking about all year injuries just really piled up on the raiders. Hopefully maybe a chance for.
"raiders" Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"One can longer say that he can't be distinct. Well, it certainly is nice to speak with you two gentlemen here on a night when the raiders have had a win because we've been doing these podcasts and back to back episodes, we've had to talk about the losses what went wrong atom when you look over what went right? How big of a part of the defense play in helping get this win for this team? Well, second half I mean I think the defense probably will want to raise a lot of what happened in the first half. They really want to watch that tape maybe scrap that one but the second half. They really clean things up in. Listen a lot of it was just not being on the field much. The offense controlled the ball for twenty five minutes of the second-half, which is unbelievable and that's how you beat the chiefs. You don't let their offense on the field. and. You take advantage their defense in the chiefs have been really really good against the past but the raiders exposed that a little bit they've been not so against the run and the raiders did put up huge numbers but they were effective in the run game. So the offense is what helped the defense to me, but you still have to you know make plays. You're still going to be out there some you have to get off the field on third downs and they were able to do that. I think that was a big thing in this in the second. Half they also forced Kansas City whether they forced them or are they just did it Kansas? City committed some penalty so that helped a little bit but I think it was the offense really helping the defense out of keeping them out there and Max crosby talked about that. He said listen the events when when they're playing that way, it works together with us. It's it. You know we complement each other and they keep us off the field were fraction. We go out there and the beef needed to be fresh. They're short handed. Of course, they go in without me Collins they. Go in without Maurice Hers, Unbelievable Series on the covy list then they lose car massive early in the game. So they they needed some some breeders I think the defense needed to be off the field not just Kansas City's offense would have opportunities, but also, so they can rest up but they didn't have to be out there much. They could kind of just pin their back and go and didn't have to worry about getting tired that was factor in helping the defense as well But there's a lot of things that work there and sometimes get a little fortunate as. Well, PAT MOJO's made a couple of throws. You don't really see him make very often, and then at the end of the game when they really you know the chiefs have some momentum back down eight, it's a one score game. The raiders find a way to run off the final four minutes off the clock and the offense once again helps out the defense..
"raiders" Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"Crucial points, Layton Games, right? No question about it I thought. Mono Mono I thought the raiders. Were right there with the bills, they can move the ball. They weren't overmatched they weren't dominated it wasn't it get blown off the field they had their chances they had their chances to score. They had the chance to put together drives and they like you said, could not get out of their own ways to crucial fumbles, undo them in the second half and Buffalo didn't make those mistakes. They just didn't and I'm with you. Yes you can't.
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"Where is on the line and right now we have an update for you from Rick Vlada who spoke with us a little bit earlier about the current status of the stadium? And will it be done on on time. I know that's a big burning question. So let's go ahead and get the update from rank as promised joining us now on the Vegas Nation. podcast we have Rick Vlada in-studio in studio and he is going to bring you up to date on everything that's happening with the stadium because I'm seeing on social media right now that a lot of people are concerned particularly about the roof. And I'll tell you. Rick is our assistant business editor here at the paper and he is on top of all of this. He is in the know with the stadium. He knows every detail every rivet of this place so tell me right now. How concerned Raider Fan should be about the stadium roof and any delays that? It may cause for the opening of the Stadium Stadium. Well I I think that That there is a certain level of concern because this was a project that they had said they were going to deliver. Last August he got pushed back back to September and then it got pushed back to November then it got pushed back to December. And now we're hearing that it's going to be pushed back to mid may well if the stadium is going to open July alight thirty I is. Everybody says it's going to to open. Then that's cutting it pretty close in terms of getting this accomplished in time so you know that's that's one concern. The other concern is that It's it's it's a lot of different projects that are going on at the same. Mm Time if the roof is not enclosed and it rains it could damage a lot of the things that have already been done. which that's that's another big worry? Okay so those are the things that they're going to be watching an kind of concerned about in the months ahead and when we talk about this stadium and you bring up in a lot of people. I think don't really understand that Las Vegas has a monsoon season at the end and football season. The start of it and you're looking at the preseason. That's Kinda prime monsoon soon season so I can understand the concern there. A lot of other people talk about the parking situation We haven't really updated anything here on this podcast. Essence you were last on about the parking situation so I believe I have heard that some areas getting bought up in that there are going to be spots around there. What can you tell us about the parking as fans start to make their plans to come to games here in Vegas? What will the the the raiders have expanded the number of lots that they have acquired? I think they're now up to six or seven different different places. Where you can park and then get shuttled into into the Games? So it's now a matter matter of working out those details like which. which lot should I park in? If I'm going to be seated in this particular area. What areas are going to be most conducive induces to tailgating I it's those types of details that I think that People are looking for answers on because the capacity is not not a problem anymore. In light of the fact that they've got all these different Lots that had been purchased. In addition the raiders are kind of expecting that most of the people who will be attending these football games will either be staying at resorts on the Strip and can walk or they can take mass transit to to to the to the site and then of course there's always the the uber lift Option as well so as far as finding a place to park. I don't think that's going to be a concern It's just a different way of going to the stadium. I know that you have been to the stadium in Minneapolis. They don't have any parking the on site and it seems to work out okay with them and they haven had a super bowl there. So it's not like this is a The first time this has ever happened and the the raiders are looking in terms of this being a different experienced getting there and he wants to be a good experience helpfully. They'll find someplace to tailgate aside from. I'm in the hotels because his hotel isn't gonNA offer too much space for them to do that. But it's part of the whole experience I had heard that there was some promenade. That my turn up around the stadium that may be developed. But what do you know about who were there. There are a lot of different proposals and ideas. That are out there. And they haven't really been fully explained to to what's going on. I have heard that the raiders are of very conscious of the fact that they want to have a very good tailgate gate experience and thus they've got some plans in the works that they have not unveiled yet. They've talked a little bit To to some people who have been covering that off the record in in terms of what they want to talk about so I feel I feel like I can't really disclose what some of those conversations are but at the same time They're very very conscious of the fact that they want it to be a good tailgate experience and it sounds like what they've got planned is going to be something that the fans are GonNa look forward to okay so on Thursday which his today actually as podcast is being recorded We will have a huge meeting. Where the Raiders Stadium Authority will meet and again Kinda track all the different tasks that have to be done now as I read in your article there are forty forty one thousand only forty one thousand individual task right right now Someone schedule some behind. What can you think of Aside from the roof right now they may be kind of key things that really need to be attract on time that are on this. I know it's forty one thousand things but what key things can you think of that. They may be discussing in in a lot of respects. What they don't need to get done is maybe more important list and among those things that they're going to do is back in the house stuff so things that the fans don't even see see and they don't even really care about those are going to be wait they're gonNA wait on those? Incidentally even though they get a temporary occupancy permit to move in on July thirty first I. They're really not going to be done with the stadium until October. That's something that they've set for all in all along. That's part of their plan Among among some of the other things that are not going to be done this stadium's GonNa have four Locker rooms they're only going to really need two of them Immediately for the the raiders and for the visiting team so those other two locker rooms are probably not going to be finished right away Those are in place for for other teams had come in for for example. If you have a final four you're gonNA need four locker rooms so it's not really essential that they get get those done right away. They're certainly going to have everything that's in a public setting a completed they're gonNA have all the concession stands done. All the seats installed called They want to have all the mechanical stuff that will that will be in good working order. So those are the things that are going to be most important for them to get done And some of these other things that can wait they will wait. They just won't finish them right away. Okay as we wrap things up here give me the level of completion that you expect. This has to be at Probably let's say by July which is when they're supposed to have an opening July thirty first so if you have detractors attracted to the first of July how much percentage of the stadium will actually be done. Do you think by what you've heard I would just guess ninety ninety five percent completed And again those those Those last few items. That don't have to be done won't be done And all the public areas will. It'll be I think that the most important thing is to To to keep it safe make sure that field is in place Obviously that's a big component of the of the stadium. The the the field trae that moves in and out there already underway on that there were got the high doors pretty much done so so a lot of that is A lot of the really important things are are complete is just had roof that makes people worried because that is the key and and and there's a lot of important physics that go into how you put that roof in place People that are smarter than me can probably explain it better than I can but at the same time the fact is is that they have five engineering companies. That have come in and have reviewed how to do this and and it sounds like they've got a pretty good idea on how they're going to put in place and it's going to take some time to do it and again it's just the cable net system system that supports the translucent roof. That is kind of the concern right now whether or not it's going to be able to support the actual right. Wow all right so we will bring you in much more rick as I think we lead up to July. Maybe we'll get a monthly update going for the fans here That way we can keep them up to date on all all things happening with the stadium as well we. We certainly appreciate your time today. And can you let everybody know here where to find you on twitter. Sure I am at at Rick Vlada. RIC KVIL VIDEO OT TA and he will always be out there tweeting. He's a madman. If you follow him. He's got all these meetings. He's always up to date. He's giving you the play by. I play for everything happening with the stadium. Here allegiance stadium. Las Vegas expecting at all to be done by the time the season starts and preseason season obviously in August. So we'll keep it. Keep it tuned right here. Everybody and we'll be back with more here on Vegas nation again. That was Rick Vlada. You can can find all his stuff here on review journal Dot Com and give him a follow as well on twitter to keep up to date with everything happening on the stadium as we mentioned in that interview There is a big issue right now as to whether or not that roof will get up on time. Will it. Cause any damage to anything in there and also how. Much percentage scented of the stadium. We expect to be done. There is a meeting happening very shortly here. On a Thursday that will bring some more information to light. We hope Vinnie. I believe you have some information on that as well. What can you tell us about your knowledge of the stadium? Update US there. Yeah and you know not a construction worker So well I don't have all the technical aspects too but what I can say is that I have been assured the highest levels of the raiders. That everything's GonNa be fine. It's going to be Completed in time to host the to play out the playoff games. The two preseason games who knows off off the bus before the playoffs they gotta host a preseason game in October is usually when they when those games get played they may have. I have to start on the road for a couple of weeks in preseason Not all that unusual. But but I haven't told that everything is fine It'll all be explained nine. I think this is a lot of construction type talk. That construction people are very.
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"Today we are fortunate to have our full crew of raiders writers Peter's joining the show. I'm your host. Heidi thing and I have in Studio Mile. Simmons and Adam Hill and on our hotline Vinnie. Bonsignore the raiders beat writer. We're we're also going to have our business editor Rick Vlada joining us today. He's going to stop by and drop down an update on the stadium construction. I know a lot of you want to know what's going on there so so we're going to bring you up to date in store also. We're going to talk a little bit about this championship. Game between Ellison Clemson and see who the raiders might be looking at from these teams and we know Raider nation is not pleased right now with. Tom Blurs being passed over for the hall of fame. We're going to get into that. But first we have to get into some of the comings and goings for the raiders There's reports right now. That Brenston Buckner. We'll be like. Oh the Raiders Defensive Line Coach and replaced by Rod Marinelli Vinnie. What updates do you have for us on this as this actually happening For.
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"This episode is also presented to you by Untuckit so guys the raiders saw a three game win streak snapped by the jets. Now they had interface a divisional rival. AFC West opponent the Kansas City chiefs and a very very very key game right now the chiefs on top of the AFC. West and the raiders. Right under them at six and five so we talked a little bit on Sunday on the podcast about the raiders. Having been humbled by the jets and really trying to realize that they have a lot of things that they need to get clicking on all cylinders. especially if you're going to beat somebody as high octane as these Kansas City chiefs so I'm sure that the mood and sense of urgency. Is there as the team is in Oakland and Alameda preparing being for this game. All right miles you're out in. La Today had a little bit of a drive. But you know when you look at what happened. Here with the raiders and and the kind of became a one dimensional team against the jets. The jets took away the run. Have the raiders been exposed in the sense of. If you take away the run game from them they're gonNA have a struggle. Yeah I think that's kind of the Mo of the team though for the entire season. And I think the if you take away their ranking with Josh Jacobs uh-huh which candy so you have a team with a that is really predicated on the run game and I think a lot of offense is our but this one. I really feel like like more than most is if Josh Jacobs is not rolling then you really gotTa have problems. And so I think the chiefs know that but I think that she's also also know that their run defense has not been very good and you know a few weeks ago when the chiefs played the titans you could see that there are really some ways that this is run defense can be exposed. It's really why the titans were able to win that game that in the fact that they had a can't see that special teams miscues views. But when you're able to see Derrick Henry just get wallowing. If Josh Jacobs can do that then there is a chance that the raiders can go in Kansas City. A place where they have struggled over the last few years not one there since twenty twelve but they can go in there and win the can get Josh Jacobs role. Okay an atom. You're out in Oakland so I mean when we saw this game also another thing that happened was there was a case of the drop sees with the wide receivers What what are we chalk? This up to was it. A chemistry issue was at some just inexperience was at the state of the game. That things just weren't clicking at all for this team or is it something more more than that but I thought it was. I thought it was a game. Where the the raiders You know a couple of weeks All those people that by the way were hitting us it's up in a guaranteed a jets win three different times. You're on this podcast. Going cross country to play the jets and questionable weather. All those things are working against them. But if you're a good team you we'll have to figure those things out you have to go in and it's nude out those kind of adverse conditions. And they just weren't able to do that. This is not like we were kind of old and you know I say we think the general.
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"This episode is also By untuckit this right now is start at the beginning or a two-game road trip. You for the raiders. The raiders headed into New York. Face adjusts who as we keep saying are not to look past. The raiders are Three Game Win Streak Right now through picking up their third win at home bagels last week before we get into everything here mice atr. Are you doing miles us. I'm Great Heidi. This is fun that we are in three different places right now. You being New York. I'm in Oakland. And Adam is in Las Las Vegas and yet through the magic of the Internet in editing. We are all together as one duty answer out. How are hey? I'm not even GonNa try the as always But now I'm actually at T.. Mobile arena right now getting already four Golden Knights and the sharks. So it'd be. It's a very busy sports weekend here in this first week here in Las Vegas in Oakland in the morning the day right. That was just like a day ago yes the day and would have seen more of the. UNLV game had there up in a travel. Woes of the awful weather here in Las Vegas. So if you guys are around the country listening Dory Vegas is not always perfect. It was a terrible day yesterday. I'm glad you are in good spirits today as we can tell and into the game breakdown. Further bands talk about with the raiders. Did last week against against the bengals. Were a team that I think we. All the raiders will blow cast a seventeen ten win still win in the books but we were talking about the things that the raiders can improve upon what they could have better in that game miles. You've looked at them practice every day this week. Workers you gather from their game planning At what direction are they heading like mentally as his team is preparing for the jets. So I think it's interesting first of all the fact that they did not perform. I think to to their standard against the Cincinnati bengals. It's not like I've seen you guys make a lot of excuses for that. I'm with these. The bengals were tough team. I think the bengals did some things things that were different. Based on the fact that they're playing You know guy like Derek Carr who's more of a stationary quarterback. Then you would have seen them playing somebody like Kylo Murray. Who is a mobile quarterback? Lamar Jackson is another guy. Who is a totally mobile quarterback? So you have to face Derek. Karna different way than you would face those guys so in now we gather Cincinnati. Bengals did some things differently they were able to get after Derek Carr. I thought pretty effectively the pocket and then you saw the raiders. Turn the ball over a couple of times then. I think we said it last week on this podcast. The wave that Cincinnati could have a chance to beat the raiders. would be if the raiders beat themselves if they turn turn the ball over and they did it twice in Cincinnati was able to take advantage of it now at the end of the game. Cincinnati couldn't really do anything. I mean you know it was one of the one of those late game situations nations. The past Bush was effective. They're able to get into the backfield and get to Ryan Finley whose name almost just escaped me there because really. He's as an anonymous quarterback. He's kind of that but I anyway. I think that the raiders now no like okay. They have to have their fundamental short up because they're going against the jets team. That is good forcing turnovers. They've still got one of the better running backs in the league and Levian Bell and they've taken it to some Opponents it's in the last couple of weeks where you could say that they're get right games right. I think from doing against dolphins in in doing the giants and beating the giants and then going against the Washington football team there and eating them as well. You can tell that the jets are on the right path in terms of getting things done now. They haven't been playing that great competition. But the raiders have to still take them seriously for this game so Adam we look at the jets defense miles. There are doing things against the round. They're greedy decent greedy staunch against holding losing closing running backs. Two hundred yards per game. So what do you mean about the jets grants as you look at Ben Against the raiders. The first thing you look at the jets I and I think the fact that they're they're a talented teams if they haven't showed it and the results are younger team That's still trying to improve and get better and certainly. They had a huge setback earlier in the season with saying you know Donald Coming Down with mono somehow as if he was some high school kid which was a weird situation in but he seems to be getting his strength back. I think it was part of when he came back. You're like wow you know. He's not playing well. I think a lot of that. You know illness supposedly Zaps you of your strength and you know it takes a while to get back into it. Feels like he's getting back there but You know defense as we mentioned is really where They succeed and you know I think lately lately it's been even better and Jamal does a big piece of that I think. The Raiders Game Plan based on talking to the guys. And you know kind of hearing them speak this week. the raiders scouting report for the jets. Defense has basically. They've got Jamal Adams and and I think he's gotTa circled and capital letters and everything else out there because of everything that he can do the namic of a playmaker he is how he can attack from so many different levels of the defense There's just so it's so difficult to prepare for guy that does so many things not only in the defensive backfield but also gets after the quarterback and Impacts plays in the running game and everything else that he does. He's a very tough to prepare for and That's GonNa be a huge focus uh-huh rigorous. Let's Talk Raiders Defense. Because this week backs crosby was named the defensive player of the reads where season big spark for this defense. As many of the rookies right now they did. Add a line back here as well Preston Brown of the bengals no less so miles. Miles what do you make of him was might read it achievable is he. Somebody that the raiders have to start right away now. I don't know that he'll start right away but I think the even the most interesting interesting thing that we've gotten out of Preston Brown is the nickname that he jones had together. Yes Adam knows where. I'm going with this so adamant talking to Jones on Wednesday afternoon after practice and so he said that actually in Buffalo. His locker used to be next to Preston Brown's locker and so they had this nickname he ends Zeh. And I believe you can understand. Were that is going right. Yes so I I asked Preston brought about this after Thursday's practice. And he said Yeah. You Know Zeta Jones's Mike Guy. We used to do all kinds of bunny stuff together like like pay pranks or whatever and he said that they did some videos with the for the bills website under the moniker. PB Zeh and I have not as of this recording had a chance wants to go google them myself and look what these videos were but yeah I would expect. It's interesting you know when John Broun was talking about merits of signing signing a guy like Preston Brown in the middle of the season one of the things he talked about was he's one of the he's got these characteristics that you like in the middle linebacker because he's charismatic. You can tell he loves football and he has the kind of ability where you believe he can call signals is basically what I was thinking that Jon Gruden met because he can get after things and you understand where his his charisma pumps from people are going to listen to him and just talking to him in the locker room. I feel that a little bit because he is that kind of guy where you know you come up to him because we're doing our first sort of media scrum with them shakes your hand. You make sure he introduces himself to you as you introduce yourself to him him and he's really willing to talk about things and and you know. I think that he could be a really good piece. For this raiders. Defense moving forward now how much that's going to be for this week against the jets. I'm not sure. He said that he's willing to play special teams to play whatever he has to in order to help the team win. But I think when you're a guy like Preston Brown you've just gotten there. It might take a week or two in order to really get comfortable enough to be on the field as a defensive player. So I guess we'll see okay as S. We look to the jets. Team in the raiders. Coming into New York City of we are going to break down everything that we think is going to happen the game. We're going to give you predictions as well but first. Let's take a break.
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"And get a new sign up bonus of up to fifty dollars had a a lot of siblings and the way my mom used to do things was she'd make us go sit it out for like an hour and then she come grab us and then we'd have to face to face to each other and look each other in the eye okay and then like say exactly what we were sorry for and how we were going to improve things okay so in this case like how does antonio brown go to mike. May i look him in the eye this happen i mean is there any way that this can be repaired. What do you think out him. I don't know i mean yes. Six could be repaired. I think things can always be repaired. The problem that they have it is if you let this go and if you tony brown fly and you guys have talked to other people i've talked. That's about it as well. I mean you've now just turned the team loose to do whatever they want to do. Like you. Literally can get into confrontation with your boss. <hes> scream at him. Say say whatever you want and then punt a ball and say find me for vat which by the way. I don't know how trademarks work but i'm claiming the trademark on that right now because i want to sell t-shirts. Yes this on the podcast right. Now i think qualifies as a as copywriting that but <hes> i mean if you if you do that added nothing happens then it just it's. It's a free frost everybody else so i think it does become an issue now. The other thing i heard people discussing today and i mean this. Let's say even worse example is if it is now antonio brown or mike mayock and the raiders organization chooses antonio brown. I mean that's that would be an even worse president. You could possibly choose. I i can see that possibly happening <hes> but listen. It's it's a really really difficult all spa. They put themselves in <hes> it was you know made even worse by the fact that they tried to play good cop bad cop all you know all all season long with antonio brown brown and that may i was gonna come down hard on him and gruner was gonna let him do it every wanted <hes> and that seems do not work either because now gruden today <hes> seem to finally be frustrated that his wits end with everything so <hes> they've let it get to this point and it sucks that they're in this position but they let it get here and <hes> the last thing i starting to say this at the beginning and i got of of course <hes> as i often do but <hes> you go you go into the season with antonio brown if you if you allow this to happen you allow him to play whatever whatever you do suspend them half or whatever they're going to try to do and try to repair the the situation <hes>. It's very very possible and i know that they have higher expectations but it's incredibly possible that they're one in six to start the season. In fact i think on the on the sports book odds board. I think that's the expectation right now that they're going to be one in six in their first seven games. I think they're underdogs in six of the game so <hes> if you allow them tony around the stay and don't do much. How much worse is it going to be when they're one in six. I mean that would be <hes> that would just be a recipe for absolute disaster at that point and this recipe right now is just spelling distraction and so when you look at this team. How do they regroup. Get into the right mindset to go face the denver broncos on monday because that's something that's a head. It's something and they have to do. I think adam you were talking about the numbers. It was pick him when the week started and now i believe the broncos are favored by two and a half. I want to say so wh the make adam just to follow up start. Oh sorry to cut you off because now they're owned thorough in seven then because i think that was the one game <hes> that they were looking at as possibly being a win it so. I don't think there'll be any of their first seven games. Wow all right so there's the numbers on that but yeah okay. How does this team regroup miles. What do they do to get. They're frame of mind right. How big of a distraction is this. When you're heading into the first game of the season trying to prove that you can become this winning culture when the lead the main star this team is causing all this drama well. I think part of it is they're used to practicing without antonio brown right think about all the training camp practices that the didn't have antonio brown for it and that's basically all of them so we're talking about the team drills and everything like that. It's in some ways and not quite similar but go with me here right like andrew lock right. We know that he just retired but at the same time jacoby bruce sets been the one who's been taking all of the reps as the first in quarterback since the spring now. It's not necessarily the same kind of deal with antonio brown but you know the amazon echo brown was not there for every single off season. Practice is certainly was not there for most of all the training camp practices especially when they're doing teams so they they'd been really preparing to not have antonio brown the entire time so in that way. This isn't very much traction. Antonio brown was kind of like ah bonus that you're going to add when you started game planning and then you would see wow this guy really can take us all to the next level so in that way i mean yeah. Would you rather have antonio brown absolutely but are you really up a creek without a paddle without antonio brown in terms of offensive scheme and things like that. I think there's no now again. He's still one of the best receivers in the n._f._l. So he's not gonna floyd that yeah. That's going to hurt their chances of winning but again like they. They know how to game plan without adam okay. So what are the keys to this game miles. Give me the main objective. The raiders need to accomplish to be able to put a w here in their win. Column don't get there are killed. <hes> trent brown colt miller have to be stout at the tackle positions because they have to you really really really good rushers in von miller who's on track to become hall of famer and then bradley chubb who played really well also as a rookie fortunately trent brown at right tackles the one that's going to be going up against von miller at least if we are to believe all the things that have happened in the past are going to happen in the future of von miller usually rushes over the right tackle right so that's going to be trent brown and trent brown probably as offensive lineman on xtra lease on the extra rodney hudson. I guess we give him a good run for his money with that but colton miller is going to have his hands will probably with bradley challenge wasn't colton miller struggled throughout in his rookie season especially when his knee injury continued to get worse so you hope he's healthy <hes> because that's going to be key right if they i can go out there in protect derek carr and give him the time to find open receivers who aren't named antonio brown and also can get push affront to allow josh jacobs. Have those good running lanes then. They're going to be in pretty decent shape. At least. I don't believe very much in joe. Flacco joe echoes not lied to me and i also think wacky things tend to happen in week one especially in that second monday night football game so at this point i almost would still pick the raiders to win win. Why hedge i would still pick the raiders to win. This game is going to be tough yeah. I can definitely see the uphill battle. I think you're right about joe flock. Oh i think we see a lot from clean feral coming off the edge and rushing in there but it's a matter like you said if they're offensive line the battle of wills and design plays low. I think that gunther showed us in the preseason. He has a nice little set. There is some exotic blitzes so i'm looking forward to seeing what happens is in regular season as we know preseason. It's not always what you see so adam. Witty think is a key here for the raiders to get a w. Come monday night i mean i think it's going to be the defense coming together. <hes> quicker than it's expected to. I mean they added a lot of good pieces and i think there's a lot more talent than there was. Last year. I think schematically there a ton better than they were last year and i think the defense by the end of the season could be pretty good but i i think they're key to getting awareness to to find a way to put something together. Defensively i think even with without antonio brown even with the problems on the interior of the office of mind with injuries and suspension in jacksonville cognitive <hes> of those things i i think the offense is going to be a pretty decent at least good enough to win. It's whether the defense can can find find a way to get that cohesion quickly and <hes> and put together a good performance and i think you know starting off the last season <hes> at the coliseum having having a late night monday night you know those fans are gonna be crazy and rowdy and have all day to drink before seven thirty kickoff or whatever time it starts <hes>. It's it's going to be nuts there. So so i mean i think there's a lot of factors going in the favor of the raiders <hes> if you'd kind of throw out this distraction of the antonio brown situation <hes> i think there's a lot of good things work in their direction but it's going to be on the defense to try to win this game and i think there might be some offset downs the hiccups along the way <hes> fitting all those new pieces together and you know and implementing what they wanna do defensively but <hes> i think they can do enough to get this win because <hes> look through the next six games and it's tough to find anymore he i have to i agree with you and this is going to be a very tough game so let's go ahead. We already have miles is a prediction. Is that the official prediction for you miles that the raiders will lose thir first game at home. I said they were gonna win night. High bad my bad listen you. You're you're such a hater and pay this year hi. I'm everybody's gonna pay hike in the city. 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"With this business I'll never forget James Jones Marcel Rec- would cut Justin Tuck They would always tell me you gotta bring all the time because this league they will Google not gonNa make excuses about the injuries on the line but those are very difficult to overcome the kinds that we had tonight but defensive we we gotta find a way start getting better everyone welcome to the Vegas Nation podcast brought to you by your local southern Nevada Toyota dealers I'm your host Heidi Fang join today Hey with our raiders beat writer Michael Belkin who still over in Oakland I on the other hand left Santa Clara got back here to Vegas and we are going going to talk everything raiders against the forty niners what a brutal loss for the team taking on the forty niners third string quarterback ed unable to make stops when it counted tons of big plays led to the final score thirty four to three for the raiders and what a hard loss to suffer the battle of the bay falling to one in seven now last in the AFC west Lots of what we heard from Gruden and car was about trying to keep things together trying to keep the morale of the team positive and Gruden discussing the injuries yet again the troubles that they've had on the offensive line just something that the right now it's a hunter and a hurdle that they're unable to get past we saw Colin Miller fault injury he did return to the game briefly but then again was pulled out Michael What is the status of this offense of line and just the sham calls that has been left in as of late within been unbelievable problem all season and when you look at the raiders and their struggles at times the offense hasn't been among them because it had protection because Derek Carr is getting the ball his hands quickly we've seen some positive moments as recently as Sunday against any apple's colts raiders did not lose that game because of a lack of efficiency on offense but on Thursday night in Santa Clara. very I drive tackle Colton Miller who suffered a right knee injury I on September thirtieth week four against the Cleveland browns suffers the right knee injury again unclear if it's related exactly in terms of diagnosis to the great to MC MC L. Sprain he suffered initially the more than a month ago but it was enough as you mentioned to force him out of action the entire second half he was on the bench ruled out he did reenter with a hefty brace but he wasn't able to really plant in that leg and it caused problems for Derek Carr in protection that might be enough to have your left tackle be rendered available or limited for essentially three quarters plus of a game but that wasn't all that happened for the raiders right tackle Brandon Parker other rookie this one two third round draft pick he had a false start he had holding any allowed to sack all in the offense is I two series the Game Tom Cable had enough he told Brennan Parker to relax. You're just trying to make too much happened you're too energetic to hyped up so he went ahead and put in Silberman into a game silberman someone who was with the raiders in training camp and not make their initial fifty three man roster has been inactive healthy scratch while the bulk of his time since he was resigned last month he steps into action at right tackle by the end of this game you've also play left tackle assembly the teams probe left guard who appeared in the game for the first time since September thirtieth he aggravated apparently a right knee injury that happened after already moved from left guard to left tackle and so all of this was to say that it was a mess Derek Carr was sacked four times as a career high over the course of the game raiders allow eight sacks agent Karen was down once in the fourth quarter the forty niners sacked the raiders more times than raiders have sacked opposing quarterbacks all season the raiders have seven quarterback sacks in two thousand eighteen again the niners on Thursday night at eight of them and that being a huge problem the protection again you bring that up car was I guess the best word is benched in the fourth quarter or sat in favor of Jay McCarron just because at that point they said okay there's thirty I think there is thirty four points up at the time and then you have a missed field goal her late in the second half and at that point they go for it on their next drive I believe and they have a turnover on downs it was just pointless I think for them to have even put car into any more danger. He's somebody that you want as your franchise quarterback to preserve for the coming seasons you definitely don't want to put him into harm's way when it's unnecessary but at the same time I think Raider fans want to see and fight out of the team at something their car keeps alluding to saying that you never quit we always put our best foot forward you always fight to the end but yet in the in the fourth quarter were saying let's take care of our quarterback let's put him on the sideline let's bring in Aj mccaren have them hand off the ball run the clock down and you know maybe we get a first down out of this maybe we don't but at the same time you have on the other side Nick mullins just having a field day because as you mentioned the the defense for the raiders hasn't been able to make stops they got he has a two hundred sixty two passing yards three touchdown day pretty clean day for somebody making in fact I think one of the best starts that we've seen in a replacement quarterback for the forty niners you had though some guys breaking off huge plays like George kittle going seventy nine yard reception on a play We had James with a fifty three yard catch and run before halftime big huge plays that the raiders can't afford to give up but yet as Jon Gruden said in the Post we can't find a way to stop the bleeding and Reggie Nelson spoke about that in the locker.
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"Work now you've got extra day next comeback work in office person drives together and drive down the field getting ready step on toes and go back with you penalties we've got we've got find a way to protect our front where she was gonNA get fast and find a way Michael What is your take on the offense well I think when you look at the lack of production from the receivers to me it's just a reflection of the offensive line where when the raiders it has lacked the productivity from a receiver core you look at the offensive line and and there's your answer Derek Carr is uncomfortable in the pocket he's being act four plus times and obviously as we mentioned earlier that was the case on Thursday I think if there is a fair criticism to make and kind of piggyback on what we're talking about but regarding accountability one common thread this season is that the raiders offensive line has really struggled again maybe this is personnel not to overlook that but the raiders offense of line has really struggled to handle adversity in terms of being shorthand ended when offense of tackle or DR whomever it may be goes down by injury and that's not to say necessarily talk came all might be the coach who could be fired after the season I don't WanNa say that because I know the respect that Jon Gruden has for him he talks about him like he's one of the very best offensive line coaches in the league but I do think that is a fair criticism after the first half of the season is that when the raiders are bit undermanned on the offensive line it's totally hindered their offense that they've been Hamstrung Derek Carr barely attempting passes at travel more than ten yards in the air I wanted the raiders had to such passes on Thursday both of them or income fleet in terms of yards traveled in the air so when you aren't pushing the ball downfield you're uncomfortable as a quarterback play caller just aren't able to get things done because of injuries on your offensive line you have to shore up that line from a personnel standpoint and the raiders will be adding a former offense tackle there's David Sharp on waivers officially they submitted a claim that were awarded for him on Thursday officially on Friday that will be reflect on the roster it can be immediately for was a problem all offseason we spent a lot of time talking about it but a tom cable you could argue that needs to find some way to make it work with this group together is ridiculous this trend where when the raiders are short handed on their offensive line which has been a two cables credit an unfair amount of times this happened this season and still they've shown an inability to overcome it I think Colegio similarly moving from left guard left tackle where he had in practice I'll offseason to my records agenda and then he allows us act and injures his knee is the whole thing just kind of seemed slopping I think there's been time into season where we've seen Justin Murray and offensive tackle by eight step in at left guard when why wasn't in Silberman active that game just different seeing that the raiders need to take on Har look at it can they prepare better for win injury related adversity strikes and then maybe do they need more veteran let's at offensive tackle more experienced guys one of the very first moves thought V very first roster move for Jon Gruden was releasing Marshall Newhouse and you've missed maybe some of that veteran presence just knowing what to do at Donald Penn of course that injury that did not help things you know he's on injured reserve with a groin injury nonetheless you have to make do with what you have and I just didn't seem like the raiders have done as good of a job as maybe they should have been it comes to overcoming adversity on her line on that note Michael we're going to go ahead and take a quick break we're gonNA come back and talk about the raiders facing the chargers at home I'm next Sunday and we're also going to.
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"Welcome to our biggest nation podcast we're here for all raider nations who talks over black as always we have Richard writer Michael Milkin calling in from addicted in the win their first two games to sit in that too but that's neither here nor there let's go ahead and get to what you guys ready let's all right let's make it happen well Michael. off the top since you're the man the myth legend the guy who's at all of the practices and the press conferences and everything else what is the biggest news that everyone needs to know as far as concerned with the raiders right now wasn't like huge Newsweek for the raiders certainly relative to previous weeks there wasn't some major Steininger like any of the two defensive linemen the raiders broaden last week or wide receiver Martavis Bryant goes a bit quieter on the transaction wire but I think this can be construed as news we're getting greater clarity in terms of how Eric Carr and the offense are coming together in two thousand eighteen and obviously the only two games in we have fourteen ago we're just halfway into the first quarter season but when you look at what the raiders were able to do offensively I think a number of things stand out it coaching you'll get the cream activity conceptually a to what Jon Gruden in this offense are doing there's a real sophistication that Gruden has implemented into the there's often that I don't know we st not many offenses are doing with the raiders are doing offensively and then beyond that we're continuing to see something from Derek Carr to be in so quick with the ball and we can talk about it later increased detail but he's just been a really good job of just protecting themselves with some of the things even before and after the snap so I gue- that the keeping their even though into the record books you know in in the raiders are looking up in the standings at the rest of the division you have to take a real close look at what into -veloping beyond the transaction wire but what's really happening and I think it didn't show up in the standings and then show upon binding of open you look at just the spill the raiders clearly are moving in the right direction offensively and really quick to Michael's point the Oakland raiders right now net total yards the leaders as far as teams in the NFL they're sitting at ten th right now so their offense they're cop they're accruing seven hundred sixty yards of offense per game and with that being said I like keeping the glass half been talking about this the raiders are right now too and Owen this season in the first half so that's kind of how to put it what do you think they're also the top teams when it comes to you know you know getting yards per personnel I think they were mainly top six I saw I'm forgetting the numbers but you know Michael Spiderman Derek Carr I think he's eighty percent Dan complained most of his passes last week it was ninety percent so he's he's connecting what is why receivers and maybe releasing the ball much quicker because you were facing a passwords from the Broncos von Miller before that you're facing Aaron Donna and the Rams so getting the ball much out quicker was very important and I think their car did that and he made a great throw last week to Seth Roberts whereas for his only touchdown I think it was it was between two defenders and laser right up the middle so for me I think their cars having a good story and we had the three hundred APPs in the first week but he bounced back for a good performance against the broncos okay that's good to see that he he's he actually hasn't done half bad I'd like to give him some credit for completing a high percentage of passes I mean Michael you sat there and watch the game in person for a guy to complete that many passes into lose a game something that's almost unheard of isn't it it is I have to go back and look I got I did I did that works the day after the game but I believe it was something along the lines love Derek Carr was The anything that again I think quarterback who completed eighty eight and a half percent or more of their passes with minimum fifty attempts eighty point five or above art for twenty six no NFL history before your calls he didn't have any interceptions Amman history and completions and one of those the drop pass on fourth and one that was real critical in the fourth quarter yes like I think you yeah you're GonNa talk about Derek Carr in the completions you have to also talk about the protection for holding up at certain times even though the ball games dirt cars can quickly until they're they're holding up their way it's a freely good broncos pass rush and then the receiver for the the fact that we we can single out giving drop because there really weren't many and it's at Robert Coming up at fastball twenty one yard touchdown or Amari Cooper Ken targets and his direction he caught all ten of them which is rare you see somebody who can pretend on target and I think all in all it was a great performance a clean fairly clean performance by many on offense now that being said there are still moments when he at this game and you think to yourself this can get even better and I would highlight for example one of their cards completions with on the opening drive of the game the raiders have been a really good job at getting points to start of the game you know there are two terms of scoring and the opening possession will Sunday had to settle for a steal because on third down in the red zone Derek Carr dumped off the short cast and Marshawn Lynch for four yard loss. pincay Mike nugent for this deal gold three zero it very easily could have been seven zero if there wasn't a miscommunication there between their car in Marshall It's where you see them before this now did you go back and watch that play again march on seems to be kind of processing what his assignment is in blitz protection and because of them not being totally in the same page still in their second game injured is often you had a direct park on a raw to those right but ideally if everyone is sure about their assignment and just be confident execute in a hostile environment is the raiders Certainly hope to be able to do as the season progresses jet is probably touchdown instead of field goal which means a lot in the game decided by one point yeah action but it's going to be when it comes at a crucial point in the game you gotta do everything right I think when case keenum scored and I think it was one thousand nine hundred nineteen the raiders it's point Jon Gruden as you've heard in the press conferences Michael has been very honest with his team and and how they need to improve and what things they need to work on here his and Gruden talking to the media about team needs to do moving forward we.
"raiders" Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"Hello and welcome to our Vegas Nation podcast. It's been a long time but we are back baby the off season when we're here to do with we're going to preview the twenty eight teams Graf I have the raiders beat writer Michael Jokin in-studio talking about of course the two thousand eighteen and also would John Brunner's done thus far Lynn is got to be special we have Michael Belkin in studio of course the raiders beat writer all the way from Alameda to Las Vegas my man is good to see you happy to be here every time a chance to be in Las Vegas reminds me that it's all for something in terms of living in Oakland which is great but these writers are coming here and it's good to be here it's actually when it happened okay all right something else that is going to happen the two thousand eighteen draft is going to happen John Going to put his official stamp on the team before we get to that what what do you think about what coach group has done thus far as far as putting his stamp on the Oakland Raiders it's been incredible he's been busy and that interest him other coaches the staff the front office but look at this raiders Rosser already more than twenty moves have been made since the start of March the twentieth editions I should say that's not including the releases like Michael Crabtree that was a big move trading Jimmy Amaze all Awali Trading Cordeiro Patterson leading marquette king goat and he wound up with the Denver Broncos so all this movement through it all you see a lot of veterans a lot of veterans who are thirty and up coming onto this roster more experience at some critical spots this is part of what Jon Gruden wanted he wanted some experience guys who played football he felt the right way to really instil type culture he wants in his locker room additions ever made now you mentioned a few key additions and subtractions won a Lotta people will talk about you here on on blogs and everything else market king in Him lady him go obviously he's an all pro punter is one of the best punters in all the football and he goes to a team that's in the division what were your thoughts on the fact that they let him go and just gruden's explanation for letting him go well I don't know if gruden spoken publicly about it yet but what I've been told from speaking to win Silverman that's okay canes agent he and I spoke shortly following the release being made and his conversations with the raiders outlined seems to be a change in philosophy when it come comes to how much money they're willing to spend this year at Hunter Marquette Cain you is fantastic and he was due two point eight million dollars in salary four reason with two point eight million dollars they're going to probably spend maybe a quarter of that when it's all said and done look for the raiders to draft a punter before they actually released Marquette King I'm told rich barrage of the special teams coordinator he went to Texas and before the pro day interview or privately worked out Michael dicks Then you also privately worked out some other punters including the one in Alabama so before the R- Roy for the raiders were deciding to okay let's move on from market Ken even save some money they I took a good look at this draft class salt was available and felt comfortable moving forward to a younger cheaper option. Okay now some of the additions like to get your take on those As well Jordy Nelson basically coming in for Michael Crabtree so to speak and the muscle hamster on that he doesn't like the name okay can I call Mr Martin then okay the muscle I liked the muscle hamster he can't get to me in Las Vegas that's true what are your thoughts on a couple of the guys in the added to the thought Jordy Nelson move was significant for the raiders for a number reasons even looking to move on from Michael Crabtree word of that one for months outside enjoy Nelson enabled the team to do that some will ask what does George Nelson have left on the other side of thirties coming off of an especially productive year raiders say well Aaron Rodgers was hurt for much of that year the broken clavicle Edgar Bennett the teams wide receivers coach now was the wide receivers coach. Offensive Coordinator in Green Bay so nobody maybe more well verse in what Joy Nelson can and cannot do at this stage in his career so the fact that Edgar Bennett signed off Tampa gruden Tampa Blah Blah Blah. I believe he's been in the League for I want to say about six years or so the two years in which he played sixteen games he rushed for more than fourteen hundred yards the other four seasons he didn't reach five hundred yards and so when he's healthy when he's right he's we've seen what.