Interesting indeed on Vaitai. My assumption on Big V is that the coaches have him active as an emergency but that his back just needs continued rest. If they can avoid tweaking it, perhaps they can get it right for the remainder of the season. ST line blocking is different than on the line power blocking during offensive plays.
Vaiti is “healthy” but no healthy enough to play 60+ snaps a game.
Branch is definitely the S/DB starter.
5 DB sets, hes the slot. 4 DB sets hes the FS. Which is GREAT to see.
Julian is SHINNING! His pass rush win rate is really good. As is his pressure rate. Making him essential on 3rd down.
Romeo and Charles are VERY disappointing this season. Comish, Paschal and Julian are getting their share. When Houston gets back, Harris will be a non factor maybe even a healthy scratch.
Romeo tho. Idk. He feels like a place holder.
And Jamo. Unless he starts showing he can be reliable, hes not going to get any more than 30-40% of snaps, ESPECIALLY now with DPJ in the rotation
And yea Mitchell has become a FB/TE used almost exclusively on running downs. 2nd/3rd and short for blocking. Then doing some ben Johnson magic and play action to him 1-2x a game.
Can’t recall seeing Broderick Martin on the field.Anyone pay any attention to him? How did he look in his 11 snaps?
Raiders only ran 46 offense plays while their defense was on the field for 86 snaps. That’s brutal.
He did nothing of note. Not sure what’s going on with Buggs but at least when he’s out there, I notice him in mostly positive ways.
They ran a stretch play early in the game. BMart held his ground stuffed it and forced the cutback… 54 McNeil & LB filled backside lanes.
Thing of beauty
I believe it was 3rd and 1 first quarter
Interesting to see this in black and white
100% snaps on offense = 86
100% snaps on defense = 46
I wonder if practice was harder on the defense than this game.
Good post Jman.
It’s hard to gauge how much of an impact a space eater is making unless you are really looking hard for it. Especially with so few snaps. Hopefully he can become more of a ‘splash’ type of player, but simply being a good space eater has a ton of value too.
That’s called total domination. The Raiders should fire some people…oh wait.