Texans smelling blood as Raiders forced to turn toward a rookie
12:55, Jan 6, 2017
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But Osweiler has been anything but a franchise quarterback.
The Raiders, meanwhile, are "moving forward with the expectation" that Cook will be under center this week, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport because No. 2 quarterbackMatt McGloin suffered a shoulder injury in last Sunday's loss to the Broncos. Obviously put the ball on the ground too many times and I gave them one with the interception. It likely was a factor in him dropping to the fourth round where he was selected by the Raiders, a team that had Carr, a young promising quarterback. We're hoping to get Matt healthy enough to be a backup. Now that he's there, he gets knocked back down. "I was with him in Denver".
"It was fast", Cook said after Sunday's game, via USA Today's Lindsay H. Jones. Furthermore, he tossed the 32 yard touchdown to wide receiver Amari Cooper. He will become the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to make his first career start in a playoff game when Oakland (12-4) visits Houston (9-7) on Saturday in a wild-card matchup. Thank you Herm Edwards. This season created so much joy that a newly-rejuvenated Raider Nation engine was running full steam heading into the postseason.
First, the Raiders have to win three potential road games before sniffing the Super Bowl. "I want to play every snaps". Even coach Jack Del Rio admitted Monday that "next man up" has its limits. What he did for us, at a completely different level so it's all relative, was played his best in the biggest games. Connor is a smart, strong armed kid, who can make all the throws. Oakland would have been a shoo-in to advance and likely cover against Houston earlier in the season, but now the Raiders are missing their quarterback and trotting out a rookie in his place who has yet to make an National Football League start.
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When your offense has it's key guy injured, it is up to the special teams to help win the field position battle, and Oakland seem to do this extremely well. I expect the offense to run a lot of screens, swing passes, and short to intermediate passes to get Cook in rhythm. Oakland doesn't have a great run defense (or a great pass defense for that matter), so it would be no surprise if Miller comes close or surpasses his season-high of 28 carries. We're also going to need more then the 30 totalyards rushing he had the last time we faced the Texans.
"I felt pretty calm", Cook said Wednesday. The Raiders must control the line, because this game will be won, or lost in the trenches. The difference-maker for the Texans hasn't been three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, who played in just one game because of back injury, but former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney.
PITTSBURGH -10, over Miami: Very nice season for Adam Gase's Dolphins, but they had a -17 point-differential in the regular season, which is really hard to do when you're 10-6. "We'll be ready to play as long as we think of it that way". In fact, they have more to prove than the Raiders do.
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