Raiders week 4 Ballers & Busters vs Browns

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Raiders week 4 Ballers & Busters vs Browns

Postby laiyongcai92 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:33 am

Part two Once again , I must start by saying how many difficult decisions were made. There is a lot of blame to go around in a game like this that had the Raiders fighting to get back in it several times. Several big plays by the Browns and mistakes by the Raiders were simply offset by those same players stepping up at other crucial times and thereby escaping the Buster label.BustersKolton Miller, Donald Penn, Brandon ParkerA lot of people want to give these rookie tackles the benefit of the doubt, and that’s fine. I have given Miller credit when it’s due. I also understand he was going against Myles Garrett a lot in this game, making for arguably his toughest match-up of the season. But that’s just how it goes sometimes.The first drive of the second quarter saw Donald Penn miss his block to give up a sack. Two plays later, on third and two, Garrett bull rushed Miller into Derek Carr’s lap, causing Carr to hit Miller’s helmet on the throw and it fell incomplete. The 47-yard field goal attempt was no good.The following possession, with the Raiders then trailing 9-7, Penn was called for a false start on third and 3 and the Raiders couldn’t pick up the third and long. Penn would give up a run stuff for a loss on the first series of the third quarter. The next series Miller would run into Jared Cook who was trying to get from left to right to block on a screen pass and causing a broken play.To Miller’s credit, he had a play that helped Marshawn get outside for his 52-yard run. But on third and three, Miller would miss his block on a Dwayne Harris end around and it was stopped for a loss and all the Raiders got out of the big run was a field goal to pull to within four.Penn would suffer a leg injury in the third quarter and Parker would replace him at right tackle. Early in the fourth quarter, with the Raiders having re-taken the lead Cheap Jordy Nelson Jersey , they were looking to extend it. They got a 49-yard return from Dwayne Harris, but three plays in Parker would give up pressure on Carr, disrupting a screen pass and they would settle for a field goal.The following possession would end with pressure coming from both sides to sandwich Carr in the pocket on what should have been a strip sack, but was ruled as just a sack and the Raiders would punt down 35-34.With 4:20 remaining and now down 42-34, the Raiders needed to score. On the first play of the ensuing possession, Miller gave up a pressure that led to an incompletion. Later in the same drive, with the Raiders in second and five at the Cleveland 6-yard-line, Miller missed his block to get Martavis Bryant tackled for a loss. Now in third and long, two incompletions would end the drive with a turnover on downs.Raiders would get the ball first to start overtime 2nd on the second play, Miller gave up a run stuff. Two play s later, he would give up a tackle for loss on a pitch out to Jalen Richard. A 7-yard completion would put the Raiders in range of a 46-yard field goal to win it. But on third and three, Parker would give up the sack for a 4-yard loss, pushing the field goal to a 50-yard attempt off the dirt and McRane missed it wide left.Rashaan MelvinI agonized over this one. He looked great on the first couple series and made the pass breakup on the final defensive play of the game for the Raiders on a deep attempt for Duke Johnson. But there were too many other crucial plays I couldn’t reconcile.On the first scoring drive of the day for the Browns Cheap Derek Carrier Jersey , he gave up an 8-yard catch, a 21-yard catch on third and 12, and missed a tackle on a 5-yard run to the 8-yard-line. The drive went to the 1-yard-line and was luckily stopped to hold them to a field goal. Early in the third quarter, the Browns looked to extend their lead. Melvin gave up a 6-yard catch to put them in third and one. They converted and then moved into scoring range due to Melvin giving up a 23-yard catch.A Carr interception gave the Browns the ball back at the 31-yard-line and they picked up 24 yards on that on the first play with Melvin flagged for pass interference. Two plays later, he gave up the touchdown from two yards out.Midway through the fourth quarter, the Raiders had retaken the lead. They lined up in third and five and Melvin gave up an 11-yard catch. The drive still alive, they would complete a 59-yard pass and then punch it in to take back the lead. They would, of course, add to that lead. So, that pass breakup in overtime was great, but had he not given up so much offense earlier, he may not have been in that position in the first place.Erik HarrisThe first Browns touchdown of the day saw a lot of players victimized as Nick Chubb streaked 63 yards for the score. Among them was Erik Harris who was the last line of defense but took a bad angle and couldn’t make the play. He would miss a tackle in the next touchdown as well from 49 yards out. In the third quarter, with the Browns in first and goal at the 7-yard-line Cheap Gareon Conley Jersey , Harris was blocked down field to allow a 5-yard run. They scored the touchdown on the next play. Then on the Browns’ final touchdown, he was among those who missed the tackle on another long Chubb touchdown run, this time from 41 yards out.Martavis BryantHe had a few decent catches in this game. But nothing compares to one of the worst drops you’ll ever see. Down 17-7 in the second quarter, he got wide open deep and Carr put it where it needed to be for the touchdown and he simply didn’t make the catch. It was really quite amazing and rather hard to explain, let alone describe. And it’s inexcusable, especially considering making plays like that are the whole reason he’s even on the team.See the BallersThere may be ‘no end in sight’ in Khalil Mack holdout but Raiders won’t be trading him now Edge-rusher Khalil Mack is the superstar the Oakland Raiders hoped he would be when they drafted him at No. 5 overall in 2014. While making a case for being the most dominant defensive player in the NFL, he’s outplayed his rookie contract. So the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year won’t report to the Raiders until he gets a new deal. He seems dead set against playing for the $13.8 million 5th-year option the Raiders picked up on his rookie contract. Word on the NFL streets is $22 million a year to eclipse rival edge-rusher Von Miller’s $19 million a year is more like it. He’s obviously hasn’t reported to the Raiders yet so it looks like that’s a little rich for their blood right now. This has caused an impasse the likes of which had Adam Schefter say recently that there’s “no end in sight.”Why?Former Raiders executive Amy Trask was on CBS Sports’ Time to Schein asking “Did the Raiders not budget for Khalil Mack?” after spending $55 million in free agency. First Things First’s Chris Carter speculated that owner Mark Davis can’t afford to pay him and that Gruden didn’t talk to Mack when he was hired because he knew that. Someone didn’t tell Carter that Gruden did talk to Mack after he was hired.“I’ve talked to Khalil,” Gruden said on the first day of camp. “Those guys aren’t always 100% accurate, I’ve talked to Khalil, I talked to Mack when I got the job, I just haven’t had a lot of talk with him lately. Not much to talk about right now, sorry.”Regardless of who talked to whom and when, the fact of the matter is that Mack and the Raiders don’t have an agreement. His uncertain status yielded more speculation including that of Colin Cowherd of ‘The Herd’ who said the Raiders were open to trading Mack. Vegas oddsmakers even got in on it Youth Donald Penn Jersey , making the Green Bay Packers the favorites to have Mack on their team in 2018. The Raiders would have had to have given Mack permission to seek the trade and contract extension if they wanted to trade him. No team give up much for a player they don’t know they can sign long term and there’s no evidence suggesting the Raiders have done such a thing. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer on his MMQB made a good point when touching on the difficulty of trading Mack.Gruden didn’t sound too interested in trading Mack last week on SiriusXM Radio either.“Mack’s the best player coming off the edge in football, that’s our opinion. We’re determined to find a way to get him in here and get him a contract and get on with life,” Gruden stated. “This is a negotiation, Joel Segal’s the agent, they’ve got their plan, Reggie McKenzie and the people that are negotiating the contract on our end have a plan. I’m coaching the team and at this time he’s not here and we’ve got to focus on what we can control and that’s just working.”It’s tough to hear rumors about Mack getting traded because he’s holding out and can’t agree with the Raiders on a deal. But there are no green arrows in the sky pointing him in the direction of any other NFL team. This situation may take awhile but hang in there because at some point, this thing has to get done.And for those that believe Gruden is the reason why Mack isn’t signed, do you think he wants to be the reason why the Raiders traded a “walking hall of famer” in his prime?

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