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I'm Scott -- Raiders insider for CSN California and this is your Raiders three and out. Topic number one deals with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith who's a much different animal than the man they faced last week -- in. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers now that's because Philip Rivers likes to take risks he's a gunslinger and a gamble there and the Raiders actually told three interceptions. Out of that game now Alex Smith is much more conservative a third of his passes are actually check downs to running backs or tight ends and he very rarely goes downfield with the ball. That said he's pretty effective throwing with an zero to nine yards and tends to move the chains slowly. And waits for that. Big play in the red zone that can that can officially score points now what does that mean for the Raiders. That means that their defense -- the play more aggressive bump and run style coverage and they need to tackle well to make sure that those. Five yard passes do not turn into fifteen yard gains and that's especially important for guys on the outside Mike Jenkins and in the nickel. Rookie DJ -- may have to play aggressive and at times they're not gonna get those big play interceptions and but as long as they tackle well and create unmanageable third downs they should be able to get off the field. On a regular basis. There are certain benefits to being first round draft pick DJ and and that's a much bigger paycheck and nicer car and. More fame when you're out walking the streets of Oakland but there's also some certain drawbacks and that's because. Everything that you do is under a microscope and that's been happening to DJ -- over. A very on even. First five games of his NFL career not early on you really saw that he made a lot of rookie mistakes he was playing. Away from wide receivers and quarterbacks were taking advantage. To the clip of more than half of his targets were actually being caught he wasn't taking the right angles towards tackles. And generally he was sort of a liability on the outside when he would come in during that nickel package over the last couple of games though. This guy is getting better and while it's his style to not play that. Up and up front aggressive bump and run. He generally likes the bait quarterbacks into thinking that their guys open but he's really not you silent in the fourth quarter against the Chargers would Philip Rivers thought he had an open window during the fourth quarter and DJ Hayden would completely horizontal may that he interception and helped the Raiders win that game but. Do Oakland Raiders coaching staff still wants to see Hayden. Be more aggressive and he and they believe that with a greater confidence comes greater results especially playing physical. Using leverage because he's still not that they granted the using leverage and making big plays upfront because. Over the first three games he allowed thirteen catches over the last two games he's only allowed three so things are getting better. He is gaining more confidence and that's a good thing for this raider secondary. Raiders center Stefan was missed he missed his fifth consecutive practice with a knee sprain he suffered against the Washington Redskins that's not a good sign. For the offensive line because they're losing their leader and their captain upfront. But they do have a pretty good back a -- Andrei Jerod now he's a five time pro bowler from back in the day with the Dallas Cowboys while he's lost a step. He's still functional leader for that offensive line he'll be key component to a running game that must be successful. In order to beat the Kansas City Chiefs now there's also good news because. Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings practice for the second straight day. And Dennis Allen told me on Thursday that all signs point towards them playing on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium now that's a huge thing because those guys are physical and tough and if you don't have a full compliment upfront those guys can still -- way into the second level and create big games.
Sheppard talks bout the Raiders' strong game plan against the Chargers, and how they were able to confuse Philip Rivers .
with this guy and not letting Antonio Gates a former basketball player. Use leverage post up and create windows for Philip Rivers to get him the ball now strong safety Bryan Roth doesn't have the type of experience at the position. Especially
weekend. The biggest thing that they have to do is keep points steadily on the board and hold onto the football because Philip Rivers isn't a very resurgent mode right now. He's passing very well on those charges are scoring early and often so
question when this overrated team come out on fire. Early in the game righted to begin the game you know picking off Philip Rivers that was a huge play that ignited what they do right after that play action. Prior goes the bomb for a touchdown that
aren't I think doesn't quite work that went. You know Doc Rivers is releasing. On running the floor defending one block shots ..... can with a splash Brothers to be sure It's gonna take Doc Rivers little while to get the defensive principles down. But once
Doc loses the first battle of L.A., as the Lakers surprise his Clippers, 116-103, in his first game as the Clips' coach.
minute now what's going on in California if the Lakers are moving down you see the Clippers kind of move up. You know Doc Rivers on the big thing for them you'll see the Warriors kind of it is spot in it's it's a two thing. Expectations come up that
tendencies in their calls. So is no secrets. I caught a play and you'll know it was Mike Antonio Gregg Popovich and Doc Rivers so. There is no advantage at all. I really believe. And I said it. Last year it. Might as the outstanding. Coached. But
New Clippers coach Doc Rivers has asked the Staples Center to cover the Lakers' championship banners when the Clippers play their home games.
they faced last week in. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers now that's because Philip Rivers likes to take risks he's a gunslinger and ..... the fourth quarter against the Chargers would Philip Rivers thought he had an open window during the fourth
Asked those seem like this game was going to be a blowout he doesn't taking easily in in the fourth quarter they look so Rivers gets into a rhythm. They give within seven and are you content and and seven actually dusty to fill we'll begin with instead
for this team talk about that play in what you read. Philip Rivers there calm I disarm then spring up to the other side ..... You know at the same time in the fourth quarter Phil Rivers kinda got into rhythm in the key you know when they scored
a veteran on the I know you're instrumental yeah. It's pretty neat little little but he's going through. We look now Rivers needs me. If they're lucky they didn't even know he's doing out there is and has been unbelievable. My got unbelievable
goaltender was. It was really good in the second half the game when he needed to be and it's morals of our workday force Rivers that people. That position. You know. He probably does. Middle of the best shots I've I've seen. I don't know I had
that. Eventually that time is going to come and they needed to come Sunday. Against a very tough Chargers offense of Philip Rivers who was so confident that sometimes he's willing to make tough passes into tight coverage. Raiders offensive coordinator
way and what's your opinion of him again counted as a hitter on hold and he's compared to all the best. Terry hit a few Rivers speaks I believe as one of the best here right now and baseball and hopefully. And now on everybody's all importance and
That pretty much Wednesday he and now with the way he didn't. Affect him or be effective visiting guard their positions Rivers which who have more. Movies he's blocked shots of the rooms and rebound the basketball. So. As his cities still in who
Rivers once again addresses leaving the Celtics for greener pastures in L.A., admitting that the decision was made simply because he didn't want to be part of a rebuild in Boston again.
their new York road trip on a high note beating the Mets a five. very comfortable in his former home ballpark. We've had 33 Rivers two walks they didn't get amount. A team gets his fourth win in five starts four wins isn't over by Giants fans to go over
Philip Rivers passed for three TDs and led a drive to set up a game-winning FG as the Chargers spoiled the Eagles' home debut with a 33-30 win.
The Eagles stopped RGIII and the run-first Redskins, but how will the unit fare against Philip Rivers and the pass-happy Chargers?
Doc Rivers doesn't think the Celtics did Paul Pierce right by trading him away and not letting him spend his entire career with the Celtics.
Lessons imparted by former Celtics coach Doc Rivers at the Red Sox Rookie Program have stayed with players such as Will Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts.
back back today we'll we'll take care everything up frighten. And coach right there to the end and did a nice job yeah. Rivers . The receivers. You you really. Gruden well I'm in Arizona open field tackles that there was miss but your back in the