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Discussion in 'Raiders Discussion' started by PDX Raider, May 21, 2019.

  1. Armyr8rfan

    Armyr8rfan Well-Known Member

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    Joseph played well down the stretch along with Whitehead. Was used in the box or as a deep S with an occasional blitz assignment, they kept him away from TE’s.

    Abrams development as far as technique in coverage needs to be expedited. He’s got the size/speed/length and hips to be pretty good at it.

    It does seem like an odd combo, but it depends on each of their coverage responsibilities.

    With Fant, Kelce and Henry that might be the best trio of pass catching TE’s in the NFL. Wonder how he (Guenther) plans on defending them.
     
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  2. hawaiianboy

    hawaiianboy Unfuckupable

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    You defend them by putting the QB on his ass...
     
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  3. sportzfan76

    sportzfan76 Incurably Innocent

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    Rodney Hudson received his Masters in Business Administration this weekend from Nova SouthEastern Univ.

    Great job Big Guy !
     
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  4. RF34

    RF34 Habitual Line Stepper

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    That's no joke. Lots of cerebral writing and shit. And math. #FuckThat
     
  5. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    Nova SouthEastern University, you say?
     
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  6. CrossBones

    CrossBones Fuck off...

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    He couldn’t get into Stanford I assume.
     
  7. Curly Howard

    Curly Howard Well-Known Member

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    Mandatory mini camp pressers....

     
  8. NIPS

    NIPS Comin' to a thread near you

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    I have a boner
     
  9. NIPS

    NIPS Comin' to a thread near you

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    This is disturbing that you actually like a dude with a boner..but not me... ill be in your area next month and am booking fast... what best works for you? Friday or Sat?

    By they way...

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  10. Curly Howard

    Curly Howard Well-Known Member

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    Our defense circa 2017...

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    The grass is always greener now that Reggie's colon is gone...
     
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  11. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Carr’s new crew reportedly having a good offseason:

    AB

    Headed into Minicamp, I think we all collectively wanted to see how the tandem of Antonio Brown and Derek Carr looked in the team’s final sessions before breaking for summer, and I think we can safely say that the dynamic duo looks pretty solid.

    The Raiders starting quarterback found the All-Pro wide receiver numerous times throughout the two-hour session, and I must say, watching AB practice in person is truly a treat.

    Not only does the man attack every rep with a rare type of vigor and intensity, but seeing what he can do to opposing to defensive backs is pretty wild.

    I know we won’t get a full picture of what Carr and Brown are capable of being until the regular season, but man, the pair looks locked in through one day of Minicamp.

    Let’s see if they can ride that momentum over the next two days.

    Williams

    Antonio Brown has understandably garnered a ton of attention since arriving in the Bay Area, but one guy that I’ve been impressed by throughout the entire Offseason Workout Program is another wideout the Raiders signed this offseason – Tyrell Williams.

    With 52 appearances under his belt, the former Los Angeles Charger has his best football still ahead of him, and watching practice Tuesday, I was struck by just how smoothly Williams does everything.

    From running routes, to going through drills and catching passes, everything that No. 16 does looks so fluid, and I really can’t wait to watch more of him throughout training camp and the preseason.

    Brown is going to be the recipient of a ton of defensive attention this year, and I think that Tyrell Williams is going to be one of the biggest benefactors of those eyes being on No. 84.

    Waller

    Another guy who has really enjoyed a quality start to 2019 is tight end Darren Waller.

    In addition to being an absolutely freak athlete, the former Baltimore Raven is at a good place off the field, and with the confidence of Coach Gruden and the organization behind him, Waller is hopeful that he’s found a permanent football home.

    “The thing with me is…I feel like people have always had faith in me, but it was like I didn’t really have faith in myself,” he explained Tuesday. “So it’s part of doing my part, doing my half because a lot of coaches have stuck their neck out for me and what I’ve given them in return isn’t what they deserve or what the team deserved. For Coach Gruden to say that, I feel like I’m at a place in my life where I can build off of that and make the most of my abilities and what God gave me.”

    Those abilities were on full display on the opening day of Minicamp, as Waller flashed that aforementioned athleticism on numerous occasions, most noticeably hauling in a really nice sideline catch courtesy of Derek Carr.
     
  12. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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  13. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Hmmm. Not buying that Joyner’s not starting.

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    Team sessions begin with Karl Joseph and Johnathan Abram as the first team safeties. #Raiders
     
  14. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    :koolaid:

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    Sounds like rookie fourth-round pick Foster Moreau will have a chance when training camp arrives to compete for some serious playing time along with Darren Waller.
     
  15. 007

    007 Commitment To Excrement

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    He’s a slot corner here
     
  16. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Apparently, he will play that, a lot, in nickel, like Gilchrist did last year. But you don’t pay Joyner $10M a year to sit the bench behind Jospeh or Abrams in a 4-3 D. Gilchrist was 2nd in snap count last year only to Whitehead. Joyner will lead the D in snap count, I predict.
     
  17. TheMadStork

    TheMadStork Record Deepness

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    If Moreau had played in a modern offense in college, he would have been drafted much higher. I hate to use the p-word, but he has serious potential.
     
  18. CrossBones

    CrossBones Fuck off...

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  19. 007

    007 Commitment To Excrement

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    Most teams play a nickel corner 60+ percent of a game now. I posted snap counts months ago.

    Joyner will play a lot in any D setup.
     
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  20. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    I agree with all of this, except he’ll not just play a lot, he won’t come off the field barring injury or dehydration (IMO).
     
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