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Craziest offense in the NFL

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Posted: 11/01/2013 11:00 PM

Craziest offense in the NFL 


From the Wall Street Journal

The Oakland Raiders, long the NFL's rogue team, have unveiled their latest rebellion: winning with an offense that makes absolutely no sense.

In a league where every team values a specific scheme and mission, the Raiders have stunned observers by outperforming expectations with a disjointed offense. (Granted, we're speaking relatively here: The Raiders, who last made the playoffs in 2002, have a modest 3-4 record.)

They have used 196 different offensive lineups on the field, 10% more than anyone else in the NFL. They are led by second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a player who is so raw, he admitted over the summer that he only recently learned how to properly throw a football. Yet he has had some eye-popping feats thus far this season.

On Sunday, in a 21-18 home win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pryor had the longest run by a quarterback in NFL history—93 yards—on the game's very first play. Then he put together a 25.7 passer rating, the worst by a winning quarterback since 1972, the year Raiders coach Dennis Allen was born.

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Posted: 11/02/2013 5:48 AM

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Good read.
Thanks for posting.
On the remaining schedule, I think that there are 6 maybe even 7
winnable games, (so maybe Pryor knew what he was talking about when he predicted playoffs for the Raiders)  so I sure hope that Terrell can stay healthy the rest of the way because I think that with Terrell at QB, lays the Raiders best chance of winning,
But if something happens and Ryan has to take the field, all bets are off.
This isn't the same team when Ryan is on the field.

So, for the first time ever since I've been a Raiders fan....
I have to say...keep'em guessing.



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Posted: 11/02/2013 8:35 AM

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I wonder what Ben. R's QB rating during his first superbowl?  I thought it was in the teens. 

TP's rating in our game was bad due to the picks, but only one pick should be attributed to him and the QB rating takes no rushing into account. 
rawhead wrote: From the Wall Street Journal

The Oakland Raiders, long the NFL's rogue team, have unveiled their latest rebellion: winning with an offense that makes absolutely no sense.

In a league where every team values a specific scheme and mission, the Raiders have stunned observers by outperforming expectations with a disjointed offense. (Granted, we're speaking relatively here: The Raiders, who last made the playoffs in 2002, have a modest 3-4 record.)

They have used 196 different offensive lineups on the field, 10% more than anyone else in the NFL. They are led by second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a player who is so raw, he admitted over the summer that he only recently learned how to properly throw a football. Yet he has had some eye-popping feats thus far this season.

On Sunday, in a 21-18 home win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pryor had the longest run by a quarterback in NFL history—93 yards—on the game's very first play. Then he put together a 25.7 passer rating, the worst by a winning quarterback since 1972, the year Raiders coach Dennis Allen was born.

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Posted: 11/02/2013 10:17 AM

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Thanks for pointing that out. Ben's QBR in the super bowl was 22.6, lower than Pryor's. So the article is wrong unless the author has some obscure meaning for "winning quarterback since 1972'. Kerry Collins had a 7.1 rating in SB XXXV against the Ravens - although he didn't win.

edit - I don't know what it is, but I think there is a difference between passer rating and QB rating.
4thringtime wrote: I wonder what Ben. R's QB rating during his first superbowl?  I thought it was in the teens. 

TP's rating in our game was bad due to the picks, but only one pick should be attributed to him and the QB rating takes no rushing into account. 


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Posted: 11/02/2013 12:24 PM

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Pryor to the break was ranked 15th overall I think, and that might have been passer rating not QB but I am not sure. KC and Pitt games have not been great for him, but they weren't horrible especially adding in his running stats.

 

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Posted: 11/02/2013 1:39 PM

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Offense still needs to learn it is a 60 minute game.

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Posted: 11/02/2013 5:03 PM

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Yeah a few first downs and a few more points would be helpful later in the game. Our defense has been good but some of the offenses we are stopping aren't that good.

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Posted: 11/03/2013 7:41 AM

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Back in the day,I always wanted the Raiders to go rouge and play Marcus at QB, Bo at HB, and Hawk at FB.

I wanted to see Marcus and Bo on the field at the same time and since Marcus played QB and could throw a football, I think we could have unveiled then what we're watching now.

Thanks for the read Sir

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