Raiders now are on the verge of developing a new touch of strategy to place them right back on track. The detrimental loss may have not been what was expected prior to the game by most analysis and fans. But the Chiefs are an AFC rival and they were out for revenge, especially the desire to spoil the Raiders fun on anything placed in front of them to control the game.
As unexpected due to certain consquences Boller was not performing well against the Cheifs this past Sunday. If anything was obvious in the second half during Oakland loss to the Cheifs, its that Palmer and the Raiders receiver core weren’t on the same page yet.
Unfortunately it came a little easier than planned for Kansas City. The Raiders came into the game short of their reliable starting quarterback Jason Campbell who is out for season and Raiders were than forced to rely on back-up Kyle Boller, since recently acquired quarterback Carson Palmer wasn’t prepared nor did he familiarize himself with the players and the system.
Prior to the game a hamstring injury also forced the top NFL kicker Sebastian Janikowski to sit this one out as well. As a result head coach Hue Jackson was required to replace him with veteran kicker Dave Rayner oddly enough he didn’t really get a chance to kick Sunday possible placing a damper on the scoreboard.
Early in the game another injury happen on the offensive side of the ball, where most fans and players alike were anticipating a stellar performance from non-other than running back Darren McFadden. He went out in the early first quarter and was taped up with a right mid-foot sprain. Good thing for the Raiders is that Michael Bush showed in McFadden absents he more than a capable starter and rushing for 99 yards on 17 carries. Both backs should see even more action while the team tries to encourage Carson Palmer into its system following his less-than stellar three interception debut. We won’t even speak much about the damage displayed by Boller in the first half but simply it was a poor performance to say the least.
Time for the Raiders to place back on the dancing shoes and take a few steps ahead and concentrate on rebuilding the chemistry and connection they once had between the receivers, back and Campbell on the offensive side of the ball with Palmer. Palmer definitely has what it takes to win and knows how to place it all together and formulate it.
In the next two weeks Palmer will concentrate on building the connection between all his receivers and the rest offensive attack. Learning the strategy of the Raiders can only help him in understanding, the set of young talented receivers like Darrius Heyward-Bey and Jacoby Ford as a part of the formula to assist him throughout the season.
This will intensify the team and the fans, and secure his players around him knowing they have someone strong to run their offense on the field once again.
Look in sports all teams run into their up’s and downs and it’s the good teams that can find their way out of the trouble, I believe the mighty silver and black will do exactly that.