Eddie Royal, I love you baby!!! Way to initiate the Raider Nation to Broncos Football.
Playing at the Black Hole in Oakland is like going to biker bar on Halloween. Did you see the costumes? Always cracks me up. I liked everything I saw, especially the trash talking and the shoving and even some late hits and a few chop blocks with defensive lineman crying to the referees. That’s rivalry football, semi-clean and hard hitting.
Jay was on fire and looked in mid season form. Brandon will be back next week. The O-line played well and gave Jay a lot of time.
I was a little worried early with the success the Raiders had running the ball but it looked like adjustments were made and we started shutting them down for the remainder of the game for the most part.
I enjoyed the way we spread the ball around to the different receivers and the variety of running game, mixed in. It seemed to have the Raider defense somewhat off guard all night. Great game plan. A lot of mis-direction too.
OH, congrats coach Shanahan, because I know you had to be serious and professional about the WIN………but I know you wanted to smile and laugh and maybe even talk a little trash yourself after pummeling the Raiders. I know you wouldn’t because it’s not the right thing to do….or professional………..but the thought of it is kind of funny!!
I digressed…I’m allowed, I was an O-lineman and that’s part of the the (loose bolt theory) we had, to play the position )
Hopefully the Defense was what we can expect to see throughout the year…”Bend don’t Break” and the Raiders didn’t really challenge us vertically, only underneath passes and with a running attack that got shut down. Loved the hit Windborn and Webster put on McFadden early. He needed to come out of the game for a play to gather his marbles.
441 yards of offense was fun to watch. The only question mark I have is the kick coverage teams, but it’s early and hopefully they can gel to create the web coverage or big plays can make or break a game.
P.S. got run out of the Keys by Ike the Hurricane so Wade Boggs and I didn’t get a shot at our rematch.
Bolts up next.