Raiders at Broncos: The 10 Things I Liked and the 10 Things I Didn’t

Clancy Barone, our offensive line coach, needs to be fired. How can the offensive line not improve over a 3-month period? It’s beyond ridiculous at this point. A tackle sled would’ve performed better. Osweiler’s success in this offense has a mix of the I-Formation, and a mix of quick feet to get away from the line and scramble when necessary. In an earlier post I wrote about Manning, it’s very obvious why this offense struggles. It’s not who is at quarterback; rather, it’s who is protecting the quarterback.

10 Things I Liked:

  1. The defense was dominating all game
  2. 35:58 of ball possession – we kept QB Derek Carr from firing up his offense
  3. 20 first downs verses 8 first downs
  4. QB Brock Osweiler went 35-51 for 308 yards
  5. QB Derek Carr only had 135 yards passing on the day
  6. The Raiders had 1.2 yards per carry in the running game
  7. Brock Osweiler threw no interceptions
  8. Stopping the Raiders 2-point conversion kept us in the game
  9. We shut down the Raider’s explosive WR Amari Cooper
  10. Only 4 penalties

10 Things I Didn’t Like:

  1. RT Michael Schofield
  2. How did we not double team Khalil Mack?
  3. Brock Osweiler threw 51 times
  4. Dropped balls when it counted most
  5. 5 sacks and 8 hits on Brock Osweiler
  6. Offensively, we had 2.3 yards average per play
  7. Finishing the red zone
  8. Brock Osweiler missed several better second reads
  9. WR Demaryius Thomas was clearly injured and should’ve sat out after halftime
  10. TE Vernon Davis needs an on-field GPS