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Here we go again. Power Rankings. Raiders #32

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Posted: 07/07/2014 4:43 PM

Here we go again. Power Rankings. Raiders #32 


Preseason power rankings from PFT. Kind of weird. The writer sounds like the Raiders have improved a lot over last year yet still ranks the Raiders below the Browns, Jags and Houston - all of which pretty much did nothing in the offseason. I mean I can kind of see it if it was a regular season power rankings if half the starters get injured in camp/preseason, but now, I'd rank the Raiders no lower than 28. The guy also sounds like the Raiders downgraded their QB spot by losing Pryor. noidea

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Posted: 07/08/2014 7:42 AM

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All the Raiders have to do is to start winning to change the perception of the team.  Everyone I talk to always lumps the Raiders, Browns and Jaguars together as the three worst teams in the NFL.  More wins than losses for the first time since 2002 would surely help the Raiders change that perception.





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Posted: 07/08/2014 3:39 PM

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I get that part but PFT has had the Raiders at #32 the last 2 years.  They are always dead wrong. Last year they had the Texans at #10. The year before, #7 opps. They had the Chiefs at #21 in 2012 and 2013.oops.
Personally, I think the Raiders are THE most improved team in the NFL this year and regardless of the schedule, not deserving of last place. They also don't figure into the equation that Al Davis was a big reason why the Raiders have done so poorly since 2002 and the cap situation, and now he's gone. You'd think we'd get a couple points for that.
I think if PFT did power rankings for 3 groups: Top tier, Middle tier, Bottom tier, there rankings would probably be 75% correct. The way they do it now, they are probably 90% wrong on every team.


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Posted: 07/08/2014 7:20 PM

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First off...

He likes the ponies
Mike Wilkening

  and "Also covers football oddsmaking @ TheLinemakers. Tweets about football mostly & horse racing a little"

So here is my take:

We are better than the bills, dolphins, jets, ravens, bengals, browns, steelers, texans, jags, titans, chiefs, cowboys, giants, eagles, redskins, bears, lions vikings, falcons, buccs, cards, and rams. 

And if we aren't then why the f**k not?  Handicappers aren't sold because they live in the past.  What was the line when the pack lost to denver and the NFC had won like 80 straight superbowls? 

Slapping someone upside their head clears the cobwebs and makes them think straight.  I see a lot of cobweb clearing this year.

But I do like sneaking up on folks.  It worked for KC last year and Notre Dame two years ago.

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Posted: 07/08/2014 8:23 PM

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From his piece:

"That is the thing about the Raiders — the résumés of the assembled talent look quite good. Schaub has made two Pro Bowls, and free agent additions Maurice Jones-Drew, Justin Tuck, Donald Penn, Carlos Rogers, Antonio Smith and LaMarr Woodley have combined nine Pro Bowl nods to their credit, per Pro Football Reference records"

He has concerns about their ages or their wear and tear.  I say they were let go because every team other than the 9ers sucked and are rebuilding or contemplating the move.  I think of the old Redskins that Coach Allen had early 70's.  They lost to the undefeated Dolphins in th SB.  Wikipedia, which we export to lazy F**ks like me says the average age of the starters was 31 years old.  Vets do not make rookie mistakes.  They don't fall apart when things look bad, at least vets that have game and have been in winning organizations don't. 

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I like our team and who are the ass whippers in the AFC?  The broncos and the pats?  The bengals couldn't win away from the jungle. 

The broncos were favored in the sb last year.  If the had a been the best two out of three the next two weeks would it have gone three games?  One thing is for sure, I bet the broncs would not have been favored in game two.  So what does that say about the experts?

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Posted: 07/12/2014 6:07 AM

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It is premature to rank teams before training camp we don't even know who will make the team and some we don't know what position they will play.



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Posted: 07/12/2014 9:44 AM

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I'm only interested in the ranking that is done at the end of the season.  
Nobody is going to rank the Raiders higher than the bottom 4 at this point given all the newly added veteran players that will be counted on particularly with one of them being a QB coming off his career worst season.  
As of right now I try to be optimistic that enough of the veteran guys will have a good bit left in their tank and enough of the young guys will step up  that the Raiders can optimistically get to 8-8.
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Posted: 07/13/2014 9:31 AM

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rawhead wrote: The guy also sounds like the Raiders downgraded their QB spot by losing Pryor. noidea

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Rawhead....

Are you so sure they didn't downgrade??

I sort of thought Pryor might be starting to make his move....

And Raiders surprised me because I didn't think his move was out the door!disbelief

I think that If Pryor ever gets it together, he's going to really improve some football team to the point

that I think that he may put a SB ring on his finger, I think that the guy has that much potential.cool


But, Hey, I've been wrong before.



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Posted: 07/13/2014 11:12 AM

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So I took a little more effort to find their complete list.  Can anyone hack into their website and get the complete listbanghead

I mean do I have to google up every team individually to find out what these experts think? 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/

From the experts:

Preseason Power Rankings No. 23: Washington Redskins

We would dog stomp every one of these teams.  So my opinion is PFT is a F**n clueless.
And Miami will be glad to that they are at least better than the Raiders.  PFTeek1

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