12.10: Paul Gutierrez Matchups to Watch
The familiarity truly does breed contempt that things get ugly and -- Sunday in Jacksonville and think about it the Raiders and Jaguars not only -- -- mirror images of each other both offensively and defensively there's a lot of familiar -- on either side of the ball in Jacksonville they have a couple of former raider linebackers in Kirk Morrison who was the middle linebacker here for the Raiders he led the team in tackles for the five years he was here -- Oakland the -- got a former fourth round draft choice and Slade Norris. Both of those guys no doubt wanna prove something to a team that gave up on time in which they feel was probably Houston. On the Raiders side of the ball you got three former Jaguars offensive tackle Khalif Barnes. Yet defense tackle -- stuff for the big massive big John. Big John Anderson and and you awesome -- -- -- and linebacker Quinton groves which brings us to our first match to keep an eye on this coming weekend. John Anderson against Jaguars get back running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Would John Henderson going back to Jackson he's got a pretty not only just the chip on actually got a pretty massive size boulder. He was one of their first round draft pick back in 2000 into the stall or that dot defense of line and -- unceremoniously. Cut this this past spring. Right before he was due a five million dollar bonus. He talked a little -- was short sweet but very direct this week in the locker room when he spoke to us take -- listen what he had to say. We didn't write it and running at. Yeah. -- do whatever you. Mom bring up until tomorrow brilliant. But the yeah. Yeah certainly and yeah. I think you're not -- a lot of little. Well Kirk Morrison obviously he's he's raider born and Brady grew up here and Oakland. With a huge fan of the Raiders fulfill lifelong dream when he was drafted by the Raiders. Became the quarterback and -- defense at the middle linebacker. Things didn't turn out as well as as he had hoped I mean obviously a lot of losing going on yeah. Tonight and be on the other side of the ball. And for the Raiders a mean winner running the ball. It's going to be Michael Bush territory because chairman Ben likes to run the ball and running outside him straight up the middle as Michael Bush territories you can have a lot of collisions between former teammates and Michael Bush and Kirk Morrison. And both -- -- going to be -- up to this. We'll Quinn -- has been trying to downplay this thing all week long and it's no big deal that he's gone back to Jacksonville but you think about as a team the draft and as a team we gave up on him after a few short season so. He's got something to prove and get some that are proven when he's lined up as as the weak side linebacker. And Jacksonville's tight end is on the other side of the line. He's in the going head up against Jacksonville's franchise cornerstone left tackle Eugene Monroe so what better way to try to prove yourself -- against somebody that is the franchise the cornerstone Eugene Monroe with the Raiders and Jaguars matchup to watch this weekend. Here and Alameda. -- -- -- -- Oh.
With a huge game looming in Florida for the Raiders, Paul Gutierrez details his matchups to watch for Sunday's battle.