OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders dives over Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos to score a touchdown at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The Raiders lost because their defense had a Buffalo flashback and forgot the game was actually two halves. Sure, the interceptions and the punt returns contributed, but it didn't matter. You play defense like that for an entire half and you are going to lose. It was disgusting. It needs to be fixed, or the Raiders may as well forfeit the rest of their games.
There really isn't much to say about it. It was a team wide failure. The one thing I will point out is the fact that this D was playing at a pretty high level, and that came to a screeching halt when Rolando McClain was forced to the sideline with his ankle injury.
Maybe there is something to his field captain status after all.
What puzzled me more about this game was Hue's personnel packages on offense. They made no sense. It has left me in a state of bewilderment thinking something must have gone on behind the scenes. But the two players that have me scratching my head the most are DHB and Boss. Jump over for more....
After weeks of being the focal point of the passing offense, and finally producing, DHB was a non issue the last game. He barely played.
Denarius and Chaz bring a lot of potential and promise. I have no problem with them playing. I just don't understand what changed to push DHB down the depth chart.
The other big question is where was Kevin Boss? He wasn't even considered in the passing game, and he wasn't on the field much to offer his blocking skills. I understand Boss' not being a huge part of the passing game, but I don't get taking his blocking off the field.
There is a lot of moving parts to this offense. I am going to assume has a vision and a master plan. I am excited to see it play out. None of that is going to matter though if the defense doesn't pull their head out of their collective ass.