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The offense looked scary good at times and the defense just scary. I am wondering/skeptical if Norton is ever going to evolve into top flight D-Coordinator. Good offensive coaches make him look outclassed.
Where is that guy who said Carr stinks and the Raiders defense is why they got better last year?
Also, JDR’s call was completely in line with the Raiders current strength- it’s offense- and it’s liability- it’s defense. He didn’t want OT and for good reason.
Notice Carr made the fade pass to Crabtree that Kap could never do? Carr had his best game ever as a Raider. Beating Brees in N.O? with a comeback? I never thought the Raiders would ever do that again.
Hey speaking of N.O…it hurt my eyes to look at that carpeting. It was like some bad 1970’s shag carpets.
As important as the 2-pt closer was, Carr leading the Raiders to a 22-pt 4th quarter for a victory on the road is a bigger deal. That’s the kind of growth we wanted to see from him this year.
Lowell Cohn has been covering Bay Area sports for more than 30 years and he’s never run out of things to say.