Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Offensive Stats After 7 Games















The Raiders offensive statistics in the first 7 games this season shows a unit that is clearly struggling in too many ways to count. Some of the more glaring deficiencies are converting on 3rd downs (sustaining drives) and capitalizing on red zone scoring opportunities.

If this team wants to seriously jump start it's productivity, the fastest way to achieve this aim is to greatly improve in the red zone. Before summarizing the general offensive statistics, here is a breakdown on the Raiders red zone attempts:

at Baltimore;
1st down at Balt 9 yard line > 22 yard SeaBass FG
1st down at Balt 4 yard line > 2 yard TD pass to Griffith
1st down at Balt 20 yard line > failure to convert on 4th and 4 (no points)

vs. NY Jets;
1st down at NYJ 16 yard line > 29 yard SeaBass FG
1st down at NYJ 20 yard line > 8 yard TD pass to Walker
1st down at NYJ 20 yard line > 37 yard SeaBass FG

at New Orleans;
1st down at NO 10 yard line > 24 yard SeaBass FG

vs. San Diego;
1st down at SD 18 yard line > 22 yard SeaBass FG
1st down at SD 18 yard line > 32 yard SeaBass FG
3rd down and 3 at SD 15 yard line > 28 yard SeaBass FG

at Buffalo;
1st down at Buff 10 yard line > 23 yard SeaBass FG
1st down at Buff 19 yard line > 35 yard SeaBass FG
1st down at Buff 15 yard line > 32 yard SeaBass FG
1st down at Buff 13 yard line > 1 yard TD run by Russell

at KC;
1st down at KC 9 yard line > 25 yard SeaBass FG
3rd down and 4 at KC 19 yard line > 19 yard TD run by McFadden
1st down at KC 19 yard line > fumble on 3rd and 7 by Russell (no points)

vs. Denver;
1st down at Den 11 yard line > 8 yard TD pass to Lelie
1st down at Den 9 yard line > 4 yard TD pass to Curry

Summary: 19 Red Zone scoring opportunities
6 TDs, 11 FGs, 2 empty possessions
6 of 19 = 31.5% TD rate in the Red Zone

Offensive CategoryOaklandRank
Scoring15.330
Yards per Game290.926
Rushing yards per game129.37
Passing yards per game161.630
Turnovers Allowed1221
Sacks Allowed18T25
3rd Down Conversion25.3%31

3 Comments:

Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

It's so embarrassing. I feel like there needs to be a Division 1 NFL Teams, and a Division 1A, to which the Raiders would aptly fall under.
If this is a Commitment to Winning, I'd hate to see what it would be like if we lost that commitment.
Something interesting that I am reading more about. Kiffin finally filed a grievance, and the Raiders responded to that grievance. This is the statement I found interesting that the Raiders' org said in response, "The grievance attaches Mr. Kiffin's signed contract but ignores the provisions that explicitly stated that all of his duties were 'all subject to the direction and supervision of the general partner' of the Raiders..."
Meaning that if he trumps Mr. Davis' game strategy with his own; disciplines another player/coach without first consulting Mr. Davis, made changes to the gameplan without consulting Mr. Davis, benched a player without consulting Mr. Davis, cut/removed/trade a player without consulting Mr. Davis, etc. All aspects of his job as Head Coach, contractually speaking, says he has to be approved by Mr. Davis, and that as a Head Coach; he has to subject himself (and plans) to the direction and supervision that Mr. Davis gives.
We need a General Manager.

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Tooz 72 said...

I agree with your earlier piece on the role of the D this year. We know the O is going to struggle, and we've seen it. So the D has to get the job done, and it hasn't done that for the most part.

At least we'll get to see Sea Bass break Blanda's record this week or next. He's not half the athlete Blanda was, but still it puts him in good company.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Stuporburg said...

The grievance attaches Mr. Kiffin's signed contract but ignores the provisions that explicitly stated that all of his duties were 'all subject to the direction and supervision of the general partner' of the Raiders...

ROFLMAO!!! That would be equivalent to an operational commander requiring countersign from his political officer each time he is about to dispatch an order. No countersign = invalid order.

There has already been bleak scenarios painted across the internet with regards to the Raiders going through consecutive losing seasons. Keep on grabbing high-end 1st round draft picks = a huge lump of $$$ and with the kind of FO disarray that the franchise is in, it would be amusing to see how they reckons with blossoming cap issues. (Probably very difficult to retain those few home-grown talents the team has.)

7:01 PM  

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