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Bubble battles heading into Raiders final preseason game vs Seahawks Just one more chance for many Raiders hopefuls to show their worth to the team and earn a roster spot. Here are those players on the bubble to keep your eye on Thursday night in Seattle.Connor Cook and EJ Manuel vs waiver wireNeither Cook nor Manuel have shown much of anything that would make either of them worthy of a roster spot. At this point http://www.oaklandraidersteamonline.com/seth-roberts-jersey , they may not be battling each other so much as battling themselves to prove they are a better option than whatever comes available on cutdown day. Some team out there is going to have to make a tough decision. Whether the Raiders are one of them will depend on whether either of these two can show any progress in this offense.Chris Warren III vs depth elsewhereThere is no question Chris Warren III has earned a spot on an NFL roster. But is it the Raiders? He is no longer battling anyone at his position. The Raiders donít even have another back like him. What he is battling is the difficulty the team might have carrying five running backs when they have depth at other positions to think about. Some believe he should get a shot over, say, Doug Martin, but itís pretty clear Martin is making this team, so the Raiders have a tough call to make. Keep him at the expense of another roster spot, or let him go and risk him being signed by another team.Seth Roberts vs Johnny HoltonRoberts would leave over four million in dead money behind if he is cut. Making that a tough pill to swallow. He and Holton are very different players. Roberts is a dirty work, slot receiver and Holton is a deep threat and a gunner on special teams. David Sharpe vs Ian SilbermanSharpe is the former fourth round pick while Silberman has impressed the coaches this offseason. They have switched off at the right tackle spot. Both have also seen snaps inside, because they will need to prove they can be a versatile backup guard/tackle. Sharpe has drawn praise, but also received some backhanded compliments from Gruden about how every time they think he can take more on his plate, it turns out he canít handle it. Neither has proven to be a fantastic option so far.Jordan Simmons vs Denver KirklandKirkland had the favor of the previous coaching staff. They liked him as a guard and even saw potential in him as a tackle. The current staff has kept him at guard. Simmons has shown up well as a guard and is making a strong push to be a utility interior reserve for the team.Fadol Brown vs Tank CarradineFadol Brown has come on like gangbusters this preseason. The 2017 undrafted free agent spent the season on the practice squad where he thought someone was going to scoop him up. There is little question he will be claimed off waivers if the Raiders let him go. Carradine has shown up as well in the absence of Khalil Mack. This is looking like one of the tougher calls among these bubble battles. Both are well deserving of a roster spot, and it could be they both make it, but if that were to happen the team would be going 5-6 deep at the defensive end position.Mario Edwards Jr vs Treyvon HesterEdwards has been getting the starts at the 3-tech spot throughout the offseason and preseason. The problem is, he just hasnít done anything to earn the right to keep it. He is set to factor nearly $2 million against the cap too Womens Donald Penn Jersey , with just $659K in dead money if heís cut. Hester has shown a lot more hustle, not to mention versatility as he can play either 3-tech DT or nose tackle, which is valuable. Follow @LeviDamienTell The Truth: Yippee Raiders season opener The Oakland Raiders lost their season opener to the Rams 33-13. Whatís important to note is head coach Jon Gruden suggesting the score was not indicative of the game played. He may be right as this was a game the Raiders had every opportunity to win, so itís time to tell the truth. The Good HalfThe Raiders started out fast in front of an impassioned Coliseum crowd. The pads were cracking as the hits were coming hard and heavy. Jared Cook would produce a career night and a record breaking performance for all Raiders tight ends with 9 receptions for 180 yards. Derek Carr was granted the autonomy over the line of scrimmage and was making changes to the play at the line of scrimmage early and often as the Raiders took the opening kickoff and drove straight down the field to score a touchdown. It was a marvel to see, in an atmosphere that will truly be missed. Statistically speaking, the Raiders came out and did what they had to do nearly across the board. They were focused, and the important columns all slanted in the Raiders directions. Time of Possession 31:31 Raiders 28:29 Rams, total yards 395 Raiders 365 Rams, and penalties 11/155 yards Raiders 8/70 yards Rams; however, lost the two that weigh most heavily: points and turnovers. Paul Guenther and his defense came out like gangbusters and showed how much better this defense will be this season. At the halftime break the Raiders defense had only allowed 98 yards. Carr had completed 20 of 24 passes for 199 yards with one interception, tight end Jared Cook was destroying Rams linebackers having caught 6 passes for 113 yards in the first half. Running back Marshawn Lynch carried [literally carried on his back] half of the Rams defense into the endzone on a 10-yard draw to end the first drive. The Raiders entered halftime with a 13-10 lead. The X-factors and beginning of the endStop me if youíve heard this before. Penalties, and Carrís three interceptions cost the Raiders this football game. There it is, out in the open Womens Kelechi Osemele Jersey , calling a spade a spade. The Raiders had the momentum, the crowd, and the lead, but couldnít get it done. Why? Because the defense had two monumental lapses in technique which proved pivotal in leading to points, and three interceptions including a pick-six were thrown by a quarterback who appears to have a not-so-slight case of the yips.Rashaan Melvin and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie have both got to turn their heads around and locate the football in the air. Itís plain and simple. In todayís NFL throwing a flag for defensive pass interference for face-guarding is automatic and they both know better. Sadly, both of these gentlemen had a chance to make plays on poorly thrown footballs, even after having been burned, and ran into the receiver. Giving the Rams field flipping penalty yardage.Carr threw three interceptions which can be categorized as bad, wtf, and good gosh no. In his own words Carr ďunder threw a pass to Cook [intercepted by Johnson in the endzone] which was a bad throw.Ē This was a drive killer and seriously sapped nearly all the momentum from the team. One foot more on that pass and we could be talking touchdown Raiders, but thatís the way the cookie crumbles. W.hen T.hat F.eeling hits you, is the tragic version of when keeping it real goes wrong. Carrís explanation of this moment went, Ďchecked the right side didnít see anything came back to the left which i shouldnít have done and decided to throw it away but tried to leave my receiver on the bench route an opportunity.í What resulted was a three-flies up looking Womens Justin Ellis Jersey , come and get me, dying duck falling out of the sky pass, which dropped right into the arms of an unseen defender. The first interception was forgivable and excusable for a quarterback trying to be aggressive, but this second one was a game killer. It sucked all the life out of the team. Good Gosh no, is the final insult added to the injury. Down 13 with minutes in the fourth quarter Carr is throwing 5-7 yard crossing routes because the defense isnít allowing the deep pass. Throwing into a heavily defensively populated area of the football, Marcus Peters was able to step in front of Cook and intercept the pass take it 50 yards the other way to thehouse and jump in the endzone for the final nail in the coffin. Yip Yip YippeeCarr had a very bad second half of football. It is becoming an alarming trend from Carr that he gets happy feet after being pressured and or hit. Carrís toughness is unquestioned, but he has broken four bones in the last two years. At some point that has to weigh on his mind and he may even be unaware of it. In this game, as evidenced in the lead photo, he took a low hit early when Aaron Donald threw guard Kelechi Osemele out of his way like he was an annoying fly, and dove into Carrís knee folding him up and taking him down. It was such a play that Carr actually had some words after the play, watching the replay it was a scary looking twist. Carrís brain is an overpowered quantum processor which can diagnose pre-snap reads and calculate probability and risk. Carr appears to be finalizing his decisions at the line of scrimmage, which in effect is allowing the defense to dictate what plays he runs. To his credit Carr gets it right more often than not. But when heís fooled at the line of scrimmage it is a bad look. When things break down around Carr, he has a nasty habit of looking at the rush. His process speeds up and he starts eliminating receiving options before the play has a chance to develop. Against the Rams http://www.oaklandraidersteamonline.com/frostee-rucker-jersey , Carr shaved off nearly a half a second off his snap to throw average time of 2.7 seconds to a blistering 2.2 seconds. I mean Carr is getting the snap and throwing the ball so fast his receivers didnít have time to finish their routes. Really who is getting open in 2.2 seconds? what kind of routes? Only a specific set of route combinations will allow him to get rid of the football that fast. Carr needs to work on his pocket awareness and for the love of all that is holy keep his eyes down the field and allow his receivers a chance to be in the game. Carr alternates between throwing up 50/50 balls when he has no pressure, to not even looking his receivers way after heís been hit or rushed a couple of times. Carr appears to have the yips, he canít help himself, once heís been hurt he hears the footsteps and is pressured by ghosts. Forcing himself to get rid of the football when he has time and not going through all of his progressions. Itís been an issue which dates back to his time at Fresno State.Final ThoughtsWeek one was a game the Raiders could have won and it would have set an impressive tone to begin the season. The defense didnít look like the haphazard unit which was roasted, toasted, and burned to a crisp all last season. The offense appeared capable and even having a plan at times. But hereís the most important thing to realize; good teams donít beat themselves.The Raiders accrued 8 offensive penalties in the first half alone, effectively gutting their own dominance in the game. They let the Rams hang around until something happened and then the bottom fell out. Carr went from being able to do no wrong, to not being able to see his wide receivers from the moment he broke the huddle. If there is such thing as moral victories in the NFL, perhaps this should be one. Clean up the turnovers and the penalties and they can play with the best the league has to offer.

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