What If?

If Rolando McClain makes a few more tackles…
If Nick Miller doesn’t trip on his own feet…
If the Raiders “daunting” front four sacks Ryan Fitzpatrick just once…
If Tyvon Branch isn’t called for roughness on a defenseless receiver and it is ruled a fumble…
If Ryan Fitzpatrick’s dropped snap is a fumble and not a faux spike…
If Chris Johnson makes just one play…
If Tyvon Branch catches the interception or deflects the ball…
If Darren McFadden doesn’t fumble…
If Denarius Moore comes down with the Hail Mary pass…
If Kevin Boss, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford, Louis Murphy and Mike Mitchell play…
If Matt Giordano makes a key tackle…
If Rolando McClain doesn’t miss his coverage assignment…

If if if if if.

The Raiders lost this game. Plenty of blame to go around and that’s why it was so terribly painful to watch.

The defense was terrible. The offense could have been better.

Positives? Sure…there are plenty of positives, but it’s the ifs that killed the Raiders on Sunday.

Few teams can overcome a list of if.

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Posted in Raiders @ Bills, Regular Season 2011

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  • I don't pretend to know what the #Raiders are going to do at 5, but I know what they should do. Post in the AM.
    about 3 hours ago
  • @VicTafur @FU_RAIDER Appreciate you chasing it down Vic. Was getting tired of the questions myself.
    about 3 hours ago
  • @familyoso @VicTafur He shouldn't need the A's, but he does. That's the problem. Also needs city to kick in a lot of dough.
    about 6 hours ago
  • RT @11W: Sources inside the CPD and prosecutor's office both expect Roby's case to be dismissed.
    about 6 hours ago
  • RT @caplannfl: Interesting breakdown. RT @JPSTATS: Zach Mettenberger's 2013 Total Passing Map http://t.co/SFUEpxrr1R
    about 6 hours ago