Game 1: Broncos @ Raiders

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I’ve had a hard time coming up with the words for how bad we’ve been. When I cool down I’ll write a complete more subjective review.

Things probably couldn’t have gone much worse. Out coached on both sides of the ball out played on both sides of the ball.

McFadden had all of 4 official touches in the first half and Russell threw all of about 6 passes. Kiffin tell me how you expect to win when you don’t let our biggest weapons fire?

What was up with all the zone coverage we played and how did Shannahan know it? I thought the point of getting Hall was so we could play man-to-man. When we did play man, Wilson and Hall got torched by Eddie Royal. Even Asomugha was victimized although not as severe.

Once Kiffin opened it up and the Broncos softened Russell looked good. We rushed at a 4.4 ypc clip in the first half as well even without many touches from our biggest weapon. Clearly the offense was just off but wasn’t horrible. I think the line could have done a lot better and proved that the pass blocking remains a problem.
A non existant pass rush enabled Cutler to pick us apart and our defenders over persued any time they used fakes and play action.

The rush defense was improved early but fizzled late.

We completely lost mental part of the game and the penalties were terrible.

Disgusting performance. There is always next week I guess.

Resounding Boooooo!!!!!! From Raider Nation

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