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Messagepar zhangzk » 22 janv. 2020, 03:58

Two new pass rushers were recently added to the Raiders roster.Kony Ealy and Jacquies Smith.Smith has been a journeyman during his 4-year NFL career and his contributions will likely be as depth and special teams player.Kony Ealy Womens Antonio Brown Jersey , on the other hand, is a very talented player who has the potential to be a major contributor down the road for the Raiders.Ealy was drafted in the 2nd round in 2014 out of Missouri, a school known for churning out great pass rushing prospects during the few years Ealy attended.Ealy boasts a prototype frame for a defensive end; coming in at 6’4, 275 lbs with over 34-inch arms.He has a lot of physical talent and has played great in big moments. Most notably he shares the record for number of sacks in a Super Bowl, notching 3.0 sacks for the Panthers against Denver in 2015.Since then, however, Ealy has been on a downward trend in the NFL.TimelineMarch 10, 2017 — Traded by the Carolina Panthers to New England PatriotsAugust 26, 2017 — Waived by the New England PatriotsAugust 27, 2017 — Claimed off Waivers by the New York JetsApril 5, 2018 — Signed as Free Agent to Dallas CowboysSeptember 1, 2018 — Released by Dallas CowboysI couldn’t find much about Kony Ealy’s struggles since he played in that Super Bowl game. But he lost playing time in Carolina the season after before getting traded.He wasn’t even worth a roster spot with the Patriots. With the Cowboys he was allowed to practice multiple positions, including defensive tackle before being among the final roster cuts before the season.In other words; don’t get your hopes up, Raiders fans. Gruden and his staff haven’t gotten much, if anything, out of their free agent signings so far this year and a player like Ealy whose desire is a question mark doesn’t seem like the kind of guy to turn that around. But if you just can’t help yourself and want to see the best case scenario for Ealy as a Raider, take a look at what he’s put on film the last two seasons.Pass rushHere Ealy lines up at left end and rushes from the QB’s blind side.He is not a speed rusher despite his athletic profile instead uses his strength to split a double team and get the sack on this play.This is a great rush from Ealy because he converts his bull rush into a push-pull rip move outside.When that doesn’t work he rips back inside to finish the play.This type of effort, even if its only for a handful of plays would be an upgrade over the sorry excuse for a pass rush the Raiders currently have.This sack in 2016 came against the Saints backup left tackle so take it for what it’s worth.Ealy does a great job of hand fighting to start the rep, negating the tackle’s initial punch. Ealy is able to win inside by taking advantage of the tackle over setting and gets a sack.Drew Brees has a quick trigger so anytime you see a player get a sack against him it’s a good play and of course Ealy has the luxury of playing on a great defense when he was in Carolina.He will not have this luxury with the Raiders so the jury it will remain to be seen if he can have a similar impact.Pass deflectionsThis is a legitimate part of Ealy’s game and he makes this play at an above average rate. Ealy recorded 9 pass deflections while playing for the jets and it’s an area of his game that has improved each year in the NFL.On this play Ealy attempts to win inside but gets driven off his rush plan.He is able to get his hand up and time a pass deflection perfectly against Blake Bortles.Kony Ealy doesn’t just make this play against average NFL QBs.He recorded an interception against Peyton Manning in the 2015 Super Bowl and also made this play against Drew Brees in 2016.The play design is suppose to leave him unblocked so he will crash down on the play action fake.But Ealy isn’t fooled and has the body control in space to stay in Brees’ passing lane, and the athleticism to time a deflection against the future Hall of Fame quarterback.Run defenseEaly actually can be a solid run defender.He lines up over the right tackle on this play and does a text book job of setting the edge.He loads up on his near foot and delivers a blow to the blocker, getting full hip extension and driving the man into the backfield.He comes off the block and makes and tackle for a loss when the RB tries to bounce around his edge.This is an interesting rep for Ealy because initially he over-runs the play by getting too far upfield.This may have been a called pass rush or Ealy not being disciplined enough to read run first.Either way Ealy shows off his athleticism by spinning out of the block and making a tackle in pursuit.The discipline is suspect here, but his effort can’t be denied.ConclusionEaly has the ability to become the best defensive end on the Raiders roster, but this coaching staff so far can’t get free agents going so don’t hold your breath.The 5-year veteran is on his fourth team in the past 2 seasons. This is a serious question mark and he will need to prove he can actually keep a job before Raiders can count on him.He is a scheme fit for Guenther who values defensive ends with extra length.Don’t be shocked to see Ealy drop in coverage at times considering how much Guenther loves calling that.Ealy still has a lot left in the tank.The hope is the Raiders can get him to improve this season and keep him as a future piece to build around. BustersJon GrudenThere were a lot of bad performances in this game. So many that it would have been impossible to pin the bulk of the blame on the players. This team is lost. That falls on the head coach. Every single facet of this team is utterly incompetent. These guys are beaten down mentally and physically with still eight games left and nothing but pride to play for. This is the kind of performance you get with a team that has no direction and inspiration. Brandon Parker, Gabe JacksonThe left side of the line was a tire fire with Kolton Miller injuring himself on the first drive, replaced by Ian Silberman, who was working as the reserve center just last week, then Miller trying to play through it (unsuccessfully), then left guard Kelechi Osemele moving over to play tackle. While all this was going on, the Raiders at least needed the right side to be solid. And yet somehow they may have actually been even worse.The line gave up six sacks in this game. Five of those came from the right side of the line. Parker got the ugly day started by being called for three penalties in the first quarter. On the first drive alone, he was flagged for a false start and a holding which ultimately stalled the drive and the Raiders settled for a field goal. The second possession, he and Gabe Jackson tried a double team and were both beat for the sack. The next drive Ian Silberman came out at right tackle and Miller came back at left tackle to try and give it a go. And Silberman gave up a sack too, so the next drive, Parker was back in the game.The next drive Antonio Brown Jersey White , Gabe Jackson and Miller were both beaten to sandwich Carr for the sack.Late in the third quarter, the game was out of hand at 31-3, but Carr was still in the game. Parker gave up a pressure and Carr stepped up to elude it only to have Jackson give up the sack. Carr was replaced by AJ McCarron in the fourth quarter, but he wasn’t immune to being sacked. Parker got McCarron sacked for the seventh of the game by the 49ers. In case you’re curious, the Raiders have 7 sacks鈥?on the season.Tahir Whitehead, Reggie Nelson, Marcus Gilchrist, Erik HarrisI don’t even know where to go with these guys. As Gruden pointed out Friday, the 49ers gained 240 of their yards on six plays. All of these guys in some combination were responsible for those huge plays.The first play for the 49ers offense, neither Whitehead nor Gilchrist got over to cover Marquis Goodwin so Nick Mullens threw to him and he picked up an easy 11 yards. Two plays later, Whitehead was blocked on a 14-yard run. Three plays after that, Pierre Garcon came across the formation from left to right and Reggie Nelson bit so hard on the fake, that Garcon was completely wide open for a simple 24-yard pitch and catch touchdown. That’s how Mullens started his CAREER going 3 for 3 for 41 yards and a TD.The following drive, the 49ers would drive right back down the field. they were at the 12-yard-line where Gilchrist gave up an 8-yard catch and a 4-yard touchdown catch. At that point, Mullens was 9 of 10 for 103 yards and 2 TD’s. Raiders: The cure for what ails you.Before the half, the 49ers went on one more drive. Whitehead was out of position on a 6-yard run to start it off. Two plays later, Richie James got a step on Leon Hall inside and what should have been a 10-15-yard catch turned into a 53-yard catch because Nelson bit outside instead. and they added a field goal to take a 17-3 lead at the half.Whitehead had four tackles for loss in the game. Which makes it all the more disappointing that he was beaten on the George Kittle 71-yard catch which set up the 49ers’ third touchdown of the game. That put them up 24-3 early in the third and basically was all she wrote. Erik Harris could have stopped that Kittle catch. He could even have knocked the ball down. He was coming in quick as Kittle was reaching to make the one-handed grab, but somehow not only did he not disrupt the catch, but he didn’t make the stop either.The 49ers would have one more touchdown in the game. It was on their next possession when Raheem Mostert took the handoff out right. The team looked like their heart wasn’t into it by that point, but Gruden insisted it was two men in the same gap. The culprit in this case was Harris, who should have gone outside but instead was in the same gap as Whitehead. Mostert went outside and no one was there. Whitehead didn’t get there in time and Gilchrist was being blocked down the field by right tackle Mike McGlinchey all the way to the end zone.And that’s why I couldn’t separate these guys.Paul GuentherWhat Guenther is not doing is screwing up a talented roster. He was given scraps and asked to make a feast out of it. But what is also not doing is taking those scraps and making anything even edible. Even that may be asking a bit much with this roster, but that’s part of his job. And right now, he is not utilizing his roster to the best of their limited abilities. Bruce Irvin is their best pass rusher and he saw nine snaps against the 49ers. He’s seen a total of 33 snaps the past two weeks. The result is zero sacks and 3 QB hits. Two of those hits came from DB’s on a blitz.You get no pressure, you have no chance. Irvin isn’t great, but there’s no question he’s the best pass rusher on the team. The result is wasting a somewhat talented group of corners. His use of safeties is also puzzling. He is of the mind that there is no hard fast free safety and strong safety. That you can swap them out and rotate guys at will. The result has been complete confusion among the safeties and opposing offenses taking advantage of mismatches when they spot them. And they have seen a LOT of them. Saying the defense has been good except for a few plays doesn’t sound any better. He basically has a break but don’t bend defense right now. They make a couple stops and then have monumental collapses. And for the love of God, play the young guys. Get Nick Nelson in the slot and Erik Harris and Karl Joseph at safety. See what you have in them. They can’t make things worse than we’ve seen them already.Johnny TownsendOn six punts in this game, Townsend averaged 37.5 per punt with a net of 36.5. Among those he had a 40-yard punt with a 34-yard net and a 23-yard punt (that’s right, 23 yards) and a 36-yard punt. That 23-yard punt actually gives him a new season low after punts of 25, 27, and 28 in the previous two weeks. His average for the season is now 41.9 yards per punt, which sits at 33rd in the league and is the worst average of any punter with at least 12 punts this season. Good news? He had two punts inside the 20 (one was actually right at the 20) to bring his season total to 6 punts inside the 20 which is 29th in the league.See the Baller

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