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Chargers-Raiders one-liners

Said Raiders coach Tom Cable after his team’s 35-27 win, “If you’ve seen us play, it’s pretty obvious. We don’t back down. And the process of becoming a better team and winning and doing all those things, they’re all steps.”

The victory may have represented a breakthrough for the Raiders.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he’s concerned about the Raiders’ inability to fill their stadium.

Raiders QB Jason Campbell played well in relief of the injured Bruce Gradkowski.

Raiders special teams coach John Fassel was credited for Oakland’s big day in the kicking game.

Asked if Chargers special teams coach Steve Crosby’s job is in jeopardy, head coach Norv Turner said, “Don’t be silly. We’re going to get the right guys on the punt team that are going to do the right job. We’ve got an outstanding coaching staff, and I have nothing but the highest regard for what Steve Crosby does. . . . There is nobody that works harder at what he does. When our guys do what he tells them to do we play pretty good.”

Said Chargers LB Stephen Cooper of losing to the Raiders, “We definitely played down to their level. We lost the game. We ain’t supposed to lose this game. This is a game we all thought we were going to win. We didn’t. You have to take your hats off to the Raiders.”

The Chargers don’t look like a well-coached team right now.

Said Chargers CB Quentin Jammer of why San Diego has lost three road games, “When it boils down to it, it’s us making mistakes, and they’re crucial mistakes.”

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29 Responses to “Chargers-Raiders one-liners”
  1. scrapdawg12 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:27 AM

    Norv Turner is a moron. Why is Mike Tolbert running the ball 12 times for 11 yards when Mathews ran like 9 times for 59 yards. C’mon Norv, Tolbert shouldn’t even be touching the ball unless Mathews is not playing in the game. Mathews is a better runner and pass catcher than Tolbert and Sproles. Sproles should stick to punts and kicks and Tolbert should warm Mathews bench spot. Maybe you would win more games if you put your best players on the field ya douche.

  2. Nailz says: Oct 11, 2010 10:40 AM

    Why no comments on the two brutal review calls. I am neither a Raiders nor Chargers fan but Rivers arm was clearly coming forward with the ball and the catch at the back of the end-zone should have been ruled out.
    The announcers all believed that it would come back and looking at the replay it should have but the replay did not overturn. Reminds me of boxing when the announcers all come out in favour of one boxer and the other boxer wins a unanimous decision.

  3. Pilehiclown says: Oct 11, 2010 10:43 AM

    Said Chargers LB Stephen Cooper of losing to the Raiders, “We definitely played down to their level.
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    Bwahaha!
    That’s like taking your vehicle to a painter and him saying ” I did a crappy paint job cause your car is crappy”.
    Bwahaha! The bandwagon is getting lighter/roomier.

  4. edgarpoe says: Oct 11, 2010 10:47 AM

    I thought Rivers threw a forward pass that was called a fumble late in the game. I must not understand the rule, because I’ve seen similar plays called an incomplete pass before too.

  5. AutumnWind999 says: Oct 11, 2010 10:48 AM

    Said Chargers LB Stephen Cooper of losing to the Raiders, “We definitely played down to their level. We lost the game. We ain’t supposed to lose this game. This is a game we all thought we were going to win. We didn’t. You have to take your hats off to the Raiders.”
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    You and your team suck. Get over it. “Played down to their level”? Ha! The Chargers have never won a thing yet they act like they’re 3-time defending SB champs. Maybe that’s their problem.
    If it wasn’t for Rivers that’d be a 6-10 team at best.

  6. Tinbender says: Oct 11, 2010 10:52 AM

    I want to thank the Raiders for the first ten minutes of that game. 12-0 and then I had to go to work, and did not get done till the game was over. Dang those two blocked punts were nice!

  7. sm2sm2 says: Oct 11, 2010 11:34 AM

    Scrap
    I’m less concerned about Tolberts carries and yards because there can be a method to that madness, Its the fumbles. Red Zone Fumbles. If you are giving aaway as many scores as you get. You are of little use to a team that can score with 8 other dudes

  8. ignoringthehaters says: Oct 11, 2010 11:43 AM

    Why no comments on the two brutal review calls.
    Because you need glasses and that’s not how it happened

  9. joetoronto says: Oct 11, 2010 11:46 AM

    Nailz says: October 11, 2010 10:40 AM
    Why no comments on the two brutal review calls. I am neither a Raiders nor Chargers fan but Rivers arm was clearly coming forward with the ball and the catch at the back of the end-zone should have been ruled out.
    The announcers all believed that it would come back and looking at the replay it should have but the replay did not overturn. Reminds me of boxing when the announcers all come out in favour of one boxer and the other boxer wins a unanimous decision.
    *******************************************************
    This is completely wrong.
    After watching the replays, the “announcers” said “it was an empty hand going forward.
    And that’s exactly what it was, get over it.

  10. Jacko says: Oct 11, 2010 12:15 PM

    The only analysis necessary is the Chargers lost…just like they lost LT, Drew Breeze, sensible ownership, sensible coaching, competent sportmanship, money..they just needed to keep the team entertaining like it was in the Dan Fouts, JJ, Louie Kelcher, Russ Washington, Randy White, Fred Dean, Leroy Jones, Gary “Big Hands” Johnson, Hank Bauer…..that was entertainment and there’s no point sitting around waiting for it to come back cause it hit the road, Jack. Let’s have more blackouts! Maybe a little disenfranchisement as well.

  11. bolts4life says: Oct 11, 2010 12:20 PM

    Lets start at the top of the list: first, Matthews is not getting all of the carries or even the 20 – 25 per game that Norv said he would be getting because he is still recovering from an ankle injury. I don’t think that it is stupid of Norv for wanting to make sure his future star running back doesn’t injure himself irreparably. Next, the Chargers do not suck. Their special teams play sucks. They could be 5-0 if it weren’t for kick returns for tds, long kick returns, blocked kicks, and fumbles when they are returning the ball. Look at the stats. The Chargers have the #1 offense in football currently and the #2 defense based on yards per game. So why aren’t they in first? Special Teams!!! Inopportune turnovers probably don’t help either. The Chargers will probably win out once they figure out the special teams and fumble problems. I just hope they are not 5-9 by the time that happens.

  12. tango says: Oct 11, 2010 12:50 PM

    To all who are crying about the two review calls. The Raiders have been getting bad calls from the refs for years. About time they got one or two to go their way. Raiders won with or without those calls so get over it !!

  13. edgy1957 says: Oct 11, 2010 12:50 PM

    Last year everyone blamed their problems on Russell and they pointed to him as the problem with the receivers and the DHB apologists talked about how much better he was with Gradkowski (and it wasn’t that significant. He caught 19.2% of Russell’s passes and 28.6% of Gradkowski’s passes — WOO HOO — bring on the Pro Bowl for DHB). Anyway, this year, DHB, whom all his apologists were saying was vastly improved, has caught 33.3% of his passes. He’s 2-6 with Campbell (33.3%) and 9 of 27 (33.3%) with Gradkowski. I hope that his apologists will be equally as hard on these two guys as they were last year with Russell OR they finally wake up and realize that their receivers SUCK. What will help is if Schilens comes back. Outside of Miller, he’s their most reliable receiver BUT he just can’t seem to stay healthy.

  14. edgy1957 says: Oct 11, 2010 12:56 PM

    Anyone who believes that the Chargers are done are just plain wrong. Seriously, how many times have they been buried after 5 or 6 games in the past couple of years and then they’ve turned their season around and come back to take on the division? They lose early but win late. I wouldn’t rule them out until the regular season is over.

  15. Free_Ryan_Leaf says: Oct 11, 2010 1:07 PM

    Props to Oakland, they took advantage of the continuing miscues by the Chargers. If you want to win ball games, you have to take advantage of your opportunities, and San Diego continues to hand over games to teams we dominate. Red zone fumbles, horrific special team play, and lack of a understanable run game all contibute to this shibacle. Oh well, luckily this is something Charger fans grow accustomed to. Again, props to Oakland for taking advantage. We’ll see you again this year, and I think the outcome will be much different. Hopefully your pollock qb isn’t to injured.

  16. tooz56 says: Oct 11, 2010 1:17 PM

    Early in the game Gradkowski was hit, his hand and the ball IN HIS hand were going forward. Refs ruled it a fumble, Raiders challenged the call, and it was correctly overruled. Millers TD catch in the end zone..He had 1 foot down, then his hand ( Hand = foot ) and then his knee ( 1 knee = 2 feet) so it was the correct call. Rivers’ EMPTY hand was going forward and the ball was out, so fumble (Yes it was close, but Brady also fumbled back in 2001 playoffs so…)
    And any of you who listen to these announcers and think they know what they are talking about should go take a rules class. Joe ‘Giant empty head’ Buck is the worst of the worst, i swear he makes stuff up. And Collingsworth would pass out if he ever stopped talking, the man needs to shut up and take a breath once in a while. Have you ever REALLY listened to what he is saying ? 80% of it is complete nonsense ! Bring back the no announcer game like they did back in the 80′s..It was Jets at Dolphins late in the season on a Saturday I believe.

  17. jb10 says: Oct 11, 2010 1:27 PM

    # Nailz says: October 11, 2010 10:40 AM
    Why no comments on the two brutal review calls. I am neither a Raiders nor Chargers fan but Rivers arm was clearly coming forward with the ball and the catch at the back of the end-zone should have been ruled out.
    The announcers all believed that it would come back and looking at the replay it should have but the replay did not overturn. Reminds me of boxing when the announcers all come out in favour of one boxer and the other boxer wins a unanimous decision.
    __________
    If you thought that the touchdown catch by Zach Miller should have been over turned you are an idiot! I would LOVE to hear your explanation for that? No way in hell is that anything but a touchdown.
    As for River’s fumble it may have been an incomplete pass however, the call on the field was fumble. There was not enough evidence to over turn it. Too bad so sad it happens every week in the NFL.

  18. Tdk24 says: Oct 11, 2010 1:49 PM

    Man, dem chargers special teams done got blowed up!

  19. tango says: Oct 11, 2010 2:07 PM

    I am with edgy1957. Never liked DHB and never will. He will be another dead al bust by 2011, hopefully sooner. Zach Miller is a flat out stud and they need to get the ball to him as much as possible.

  20. 1nationraidernation says: Oct 11, 2010 4:25 PM

    gotta laugh at the idiot “Nailz” who thinks the review showed an incomplete pass. Trust me I think all raiders were shocked the raiders “review” actually went there way. When in the last 15 years have the raiders had a call go their way. (I still think our challenge where or FB caught the ball inbound…the white out of bounds chalk had no marks on it…explain that?)
    You want two bad calls, go to where the raiders made the chargers punt, only to be blocked into the punter, and then be called for a rougher the kicker, or the floyd touchdown pass, where richard seymour is throwing his arms up in disgust because the charger O-lineman is clutching hold, and tearing his jersy off, ….but that is not holding, or if we really want to we can once again look at the 4 penalties on our secondary , all that resulted in first down for the chargers………
    Beating the chrgers was easy…beating the ref’s is a whole other story.

  21. Mike_in_Texas says: Oct 11, 2010 5:14 PM

    For everyone complaining about the SD chargers getting robbed by the controversial play calls, just look at 2009. The Louis Murphy TD catch that was overturned, which at the time would’ve been vital to the SD who couldn’t stop Russell and the Run Game. And had already lost 6 players to injury in such a physical personal battle game.
    So Karma.

  22. ChargerFan says: Oct 11, 2010 8:04 PM

    I am a charger fan and for everyone who thinks the Zach Miller reception was not a td you should go and read the rule book. He had 1 foot and a knee which the knee counts as having both feet in. He also had his hand in which also counts. And for River’s arm moving forward I thought it was moving forward but it was so close and there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn it. You can’t blame the refs for this loss. Refs do make mistakes it happens. Our special teams, fumbles in the redzone, and coaching lost this game. All they needed was a fg to win so why were they passing that much once they got into fg range. But I am not worried yet we have started the last couple years 2-3 and have still won the division each time so its time to get it together Chargers.

  23. SD Chargers Crackback says: Oct 11, 2010 10:37 PM

    Don’t be silly Norv? Your team is what’s silly right now. Fire Crosby. He’s lost it.
    http://chargercrackback.blogspot.com/

  24. krh372 says: Oct 12, 2010 3:11 AM

    I understand there are bad calls and bad breaks all the time. Regarding the fumble vs incomplete pass review, I’m still curious how the refs were able to justify in terms of physics the ball landing several yards in front of Rivers if his hand wasn’t already moving forward with it?

  25. metalhead2354 says: Oct 12, 2010 3:40 AM

    ChargerFan says: October 11, 2010 8:04 PM
    [B]I am a charger fan[/B] and for everyone who thinks the Zach Miller reception was not a td you should go and read the rule book. He had 1 foot and a knee which the knee counts as having both feet in. He also had his hand in which also counts. And for River’s arm moving forward I thought it was moving forward but it was so close and there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn it. You can’t blame the refs for this loss. Refs do make mistakes it happens. Our special teams, fumbles in the redzone, and coaching lost this game. All they needed was a fg to win so why were they passing that much once they got into fg range. But I am not worried yet we have started the last couple years 2-3 and have still won the division each time so its time to get it together Chargers.
    Really?

  26. TheGreatChambella says: Oct 12, 2010 3:47 AM

    Dear Bolts4Life;
    Your statement that Special Teams lost this game for you is ignorant. The truth is, your Defense lost this game. They gave up two touchdown drives of over 90 and 70 yards respectfully. That’s not ST play at all. You obviously listen to the idiots on the radio here in SD too much because that’s what they all said too. Your team is not as good as the hype and they have shown it so far this year. They just took a good old fashioned Azz whipping at the hands of an old nemesis. Go back to watching Soccer because you know nothing about Football!

  27. Wet Paper Bag says: Oct 12, 2010 1:42 PM

    krh372 says: October 12, 2010 3:11 AM
    I understand there are bad calls and bad breaks all the time. Regarding the fumble vs incomplete pass review, I’m still curious how the refs were able to justify in terms of physics the ball landing several yards in front of Rivers if his hand wasn’t already moving forward with it?
    ———————————-
    Easy. It’s called having a open/empty hand at the apex of Rivers’ cocking back of the ball, then his empty hand tips the ball on the forward motion. The key is that he lost possession of the ball PRIOR to moving his arm forward. No tuck rule…it was a fumble…get over it.

  28. Chuck says: Oct 13, 2010 12:22 AM

    I Love how the Chargers’ fans are coming out in droves to apologize and blame the refs for their teams crappy play. Face it, your Bolts, like the Colts, have had their window for a championship closed shut, as far as the near future is concerned. They will not win the much improved AFC West and they can no longer expect to start off losing games early in the season and come back in the end to claim the division. This will not happen in 2010. The tide has turned against San Diego and in favor of The Raiders. Savor the victory Raider Nation, more to come for sure.

  29. TheGreatChambella says: Oct 13, 2010 7:01 PM

    Now that the Raiders gave gotten into Rivers’ head I doubt he will ever be able to beat them again.

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