Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) takes the snap from center Stefen Wisniewski (61) during the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The 6-P’s of life; Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. This is a required standard in most job related duties or workforce environments. The 6-P’s saved my life, but the 6-P’s apparently have not made it to the doorstep of Head Coach Dennis Allen’s or Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson’s offices. How many times are the Oakland Raiders going to run the same running play, with Maurice Jones-Drew, before they realize that it’s not working? Bubble screen passes? Quick outs? Are we running a High School Offense? The Raiders offense looked like my kids Freshman Football Team out there. Ridiculous!
Even more ridiculous was the fact that NY Jets HC Rex Ryan told the media what he was going to do to QB Derek Carr all week. He told the media that he was going to load the box and rush the passer. Guess what, his defense did just that. Which means, the running game that OC Greg Olson planned wasn’t going to work. Still, MJD rushed to the same side how many times? Even worse, in Rex Ryan’s press conference after the game he stated,
"“This game should have been a rat-kill,” Ryan said. “It wasn’t. It was close because of the penalties. It’s something we have to focus on.”"
Rat kill?!? That’s what other coaches think of the Raiders, as rats? Why not, it’s not like the Raiders were able to push the Jets around like was stated before the game by both Dennis Allen and Greg Olson. Pathetic. Guess what D.A. and G.O., the Jets just pushed you guys around and made you look like chumps.
Hopefully, the Raiders can chalk this one up to a boneheaded coaching scheme that needs to be more fluid. Hopefully Derek Carr realized that the regular season game speed is faster than Preseason and College. Learn from your mistakes and move forward not backward. I believe in Derek Carr, I just don’t believe in the direction I saw the offense headed for most of the game. Plus, the defense needs its QB, Nick Roach, back. Get healthy and get moving. I’m trying to stay as positive as I can folks. The season is not lost after the first game. Let’s go Raiders!