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Old 03-25-2014, 03:26 PM   #1
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On Monday's edition of the "Around The League Podcast," Dan Hanzus unfurled a bizarre theory that the Oakland Raiders remain convinced the 2013 NFL season never happened.

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How else to explain the firm belief of the Raiders' braintrust that a quarterback outplayed by Case Keenum and Terrelle Pryor last season is the new face of the franchise?

Coach Dennis Allen has now doubled down in his glowing assessment of Matt Schaub's standing among NFL quarterbacks.

"We have a quarterback now that's on par with the quarterbacks in this division," Allen said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting, per Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.

You want to rainbow curve that one by us again, coach?

AFC West stars Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers placed Nos. 1 and 2 in Gregg Rosenthal's 2013 Quarterback Index. Schaub was 31st, behind the likes of former backup Keenum and current backup Matt McGloin.

More troubling is the lack of confidence Schaub has shown in his arm since Thanksgiving of 2012. In Gary Kubiak's scheme that relies heavily on roll-outs, Schaub brought up the rear in Pro Football Focus' play-action metrics -- managing 4.0 yards fewer per attempt than Keenum on such passes.

Absurd comparisons notwithstanding, the Raiders have another quarterback reclamation project on their hands.

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Old 03-25-2014, 03:28 PM   #2
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I thought Manning taught him better......
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'd love to hear the audio of that press conference. I wonder if anyone in the room started laughing.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:32 PM   #4
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What about Alex?
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:32 PM   #5
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That's even worse than me thinking that was actually Von Miler in that last post, lol.
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Funny thing is that they still upgraded at QB. He can win 5 games and have the most wins for the Raiders in the last decade. He will be a hero in Oakland.
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:26 PM   #8
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:31 PM   #9
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He is on par with Alex Smith and Chase Daniel, so his statement is technically correct.
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:35 PM   #10
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It's amazing in a league with a salary cap and a non-lottery pick draft that the raiders have been so bad for such a long time. Never change raiders, never change.
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:37 PM   #11
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I think some of that f u k u shima radioactivity has made it into the Oakland water supply.
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I don't see where it says Rivers or Manning there. There are about 7-10 other QBs in the division he could be talking about.
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:50 PM   #13
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He made a general statement that he could never truly believe if he is coming him to Manning and Rivers.
If he was serious then he is on ****ing crack.
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Matt Schaub's own mother would laugh at the thought ...

If I were Schaub, I'd be embarrassed.
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I don't see where it says Rivers or Manning there. There are about 7-10 other QBs in the division he could be talking about.
The AFC West division or the AFC Conference? Meh doesn't matter say it often enough the media will espouse it and the public will buy it.
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The AFC West division or the AFC Conference?
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I don't see where it says Rivers or Manning there. There are about 7-10 other QBs in the division he could be talking about.
Not sure if this is serious.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:15 PM   #18
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Not sure if this is serious.
me neither, laddie, me neither. either i missed where he mentioned Rivers/Manning. Or missed where he said starting QBs. Or assumed Schaub's closer to the backups and Alex Smith in terms of talent. Or I'm giving a half effort in trolling what could possibly be a troll thread.

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Old 03-25-2014, 05:39 PM   #19
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Well, Allen finally took the Raider plunge into being bat **** insane.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:54 PM   #22
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He's got to back his guy but damn! Peyton needs his jock held and Schaup isn't worth that
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From a physical tools perspective.. And for a few seasons of production, perhaps.... But overall, he's not on the Manning level of consistency or production over his career by a long shot.
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I don't see where it says Rivers or Manning there. There are about 7-10 other QBs in the division he could be talking about.
Err...there are only three other starting QBs in the AFC West.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:16 AM   #25
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That is going to be a tough pill to swallow when the go 5-11 with a qb "on par with Peyton Manning"
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