Originally Posted by Bacillus Anthracis
I would disagree with this if we still had the same offense in place as last year. Without McFadden, with Palmer coming in off the couch, and with 2/3 of our starting WRs out for half of the season, and also having just one running back for the final 7 games of the season, we still found a way to score enough points to win games. It was the D that was the problem.
Anyway, Greg Knapp has taken over as our OC. He's proven to be a good QB coach, but as an OC he's sucked hind teat. I don't necessarily hold his first stint in Oakland against him. Hell, Jamarcus Russel was the quarterback. Everyone coach and player around that fat bastard gets a pass. But in Seattle he was hands down rotten and he had solid talent to work with.
So what's going to be different now? Beats the hell out of me. As time goes on and as the complete picture of Knapp has come out, I personally don't have a lot of confidence in him. The guy has Carson Palmer rolling out and running around behind the LOS. What a f'ing blockhead.
Round hole, square peg. Most of us understand this concept by the time we're old enough to live the reality that indeed, some shapes are not other shapes, and therefore they don't go together. Most discover this at around age 2. Slow learners might be 3 by the time they've figured this out. I think Knapp's 38.
Or maybe he's not a retard and this is just the beginning of Reggie McKenzie burning down the entire house in order to rebuild it in His Own Image--or at least not in Al's image. I won't say that he wants to see the team fail this season but I have a feeling it would be okay with if we took a gigantic crap.
Then: out with Palmer and out with our current wideouts; all of whom were drafted to play in a power run, field stretching offense. Same thing on the defensive side. Eat **** on some contracts, get some high round draft picks back, and begin rebuilding.
I hope not. It's not necessary. But if Oakland totally implodes this year, Reggie McKenzie won't lose a minute of sleep over it.
Hue Jackson is that you
This Raider offense should be a top five offense. Some points I could see you making but some are pretty idiotic. C Palmer rolling out. Do you not understand that is the offense. IF matt shaub( Palmer way more athletic) can thrive in that system than it no stretch to expect C palmer to do as well or better. Its a very Qb friendly system.
YEs this new offense the Backs and Te's will see a lot more balls thrown there way, but your delusional if you think the deep pass isn't still going to be a big part of the offense. With a healthy DMC, Jones and M Goodson its only going to open up those deep passes even more. C Palmer one of the best deep passers raiders have ever had.
C Palmer not going any where, he will be Raider Qb for the next three years. ( Money says that is so) C Palmer should have his best season he ever had in the NFl in 2012. (if he doesn't than worry about Knapp ability as OC)
Raiders and Reggie MCkenzie took a strength - the offense and are slowing srengthening it even further in there images.( retooling it as they go along)
You clearly see this In the Wr and Oline. Juron Criner would never had been drafted by the Raiders. You might have a 1/2 new Wr corp in 2012. The new additions OF Juron Criner6'3 224, Rod streater 6'3 200 and Derek carrier 6'4 238/ Duke calhoun 6'2 200.
The Oline Raiders added Mike Brisiel- a specialist in this blocking scheme and drafted the best Olineman that fits this blocking system Tony Bergstrom. Both fit this new system perfect. That is not the only thing they did on the oline, as they added Lucas nix, Dan Knapp, Ed Wang and Kevin Haslam who all were made to play in a zone blocking scheme.
All the Raiders Rb's are perfect fits in this scheme. Mike Goodson they say is even better receiver than DMC. You know what you can do with a DMC 6'2 212 and Mike goodson 6'0 212 as both are going to be moving out to wr.
Greg Knapp normally doesn't use his FB as weapons but he would have to be a Moron not to utilize a talent like Marcel reece. A unique weapon he hasn't had in his previous OC jobs.
No one knows what Raiders defense will be like in 2012( has to be a lot better) but this offense should be one of the best. That isn't the case than I agree that's on Greg Knapp.