Doug: Notes from Cardinals close win over Raiders
GAME NOTES V OAK
Before KO, all I care about is if Dockett shows up…have to wait till I find out since Cards get ball first
Couldn’t have predicted that start…I guess I do get to see Dockett
Easy call on the PI if it was on the illegal pick…couldn’t hear ref’s mic to know who they called it on though
Nice hole for Hightower
Why no PI on the 3rd down attempt?
11:46 left in first…Wolf’s on big screen
Crowd hated PF call on Wilson but it was the right call…I do think the ref should have blown the whistle
That TD was so easy to see coming as soon as Miller went into motion showing he had man coverage on Wilson…I love Bill Davis but I pray he didn’t really think A-Dub could cover a TE in single coverage
Had single coverage on Fitz on screen pass…would have liked to see DA take a shot on that one
Anyone remember the last 3rd down conversion for Cards?
Great stand by defense…shld b good field position
Never mind…special teams giveth and taketh away today
3rd & goal…all eyes on docket…OAK TO
Another good defensive stand…10-7 OAK
Thought the PI on the Williams route was uncatchable…if they called D-holding or illegal contact, sorry…can’t hear ref’s mic
Cards streak of no 3rd down conversions goes to 87:39
10-10 after FG
Dockett not in…guess he’s tired from not doing anything
Great play from DRC to stop TD
You have to block a kick that was that low…no interior push on the Janikowski…13-10 OAK
What a terrible call on the PI with 1:35 left. Clearly that was PI on Williams and not the Raiders…Fitz looked open on the play
Great block by Duece picking up the twist
Steven Williams ends the streak without a 3rd down conversion @ 91:16
End of 1st ……13-10 OAK
New streak on dropped pass…couldn’t tell if it was a busted play
4th down was converted but there should have been a PF on Lutui for picking someone off the pile
Great run by Wells. Got to the outside despite run blitz. LB’s caught in trash.
Wanted play-action on 2&G got Wells stuffed
Outstanding play design on TD. Play looked like it would be spread ‘em out and hand it off but DA rolled out after play-fake and hit Breaston. 17-13 AZ
It’s unbelievable that wasn’t a PF on Calais. The way they protect QB’s, I’m shocked.
Receivers are open all over the place against this defense today. So much for a team meeting.
Not the time to go deep on 2nd & 12…sideline phone must have rang and Al wanted to go long…now you’re left with 3rd & 12
What is Roberts doing? What a waste of a 3rd round pick.
5:52 left 1st H
Wright just dropped potential 3rd down conversion…As the ASU sideline reporter, I see more dropped passes than anyone
Great hustle by Lennon to be back in position to make the pick.
What was that from DA? He has to learn he’s not good enough to make Favre-type special plays. Just take what the defense gives you and if it’s not there, take the sack.
Looks like the defense thought halftime was coming sooner than the clock said.
Terrible decision to go for QB sneak with no TO’s left
This defense has been a waste of time for 6 quarters.
Halftime 20-17 OAK
2nd & 18 draw…the only reason you call that is because you don’t believe in the O-Line and you need to make the D-Line think of something else
This game is boring.
DA threw the shovel pass again? Did he not learn?
Impressive D-stand…of course there’s no docket
Missed FG could hurt. This game’s too close to leave points on board
WOW. DA looks good on this drive. Going through progressions much better
Good balance on this drive.
Brandon Keith made a great tackle on Hightower. Brandon: Block the white team or get out of the way.
Very accurate pass to Fitz on the TD. Leave that high and Fitz gets rocked and might lose the ball.
1:01 left in 3rd 24-20 AZ
Everyone will yell at DRC on the punt but that’s on Roberts. He did nothing to tell his teammates the ball was close
Dockett’s play was incredible
Bad PI…Toler completely blew that play
Why are the refs talking, that was clearly a false start…never mind…delay of game
Congrats to Toler. It’s rare you’ll see a team make it so obvious what they think of another team’s player. He was picked on the whole drive and made the last two plays.
24-23 AZ 7:51 left
Terrible KO protect…no room to run
2&21 after FS and Facemask
Check that 3&21
Really don’t like the decision to challenge the catch on the defensive penalty…it’s a first down either way and now you’ve lost a TO that you’ll probably need in a close game
Huge 3rd & 1 penalty
Ohh…Rashad…you’ve got to catch that INT to keep Janikowski off the field
Thought he made it when it left his foot
Interesting OAK is in no hurry…they’re milking clock thinking they don’t want to leave time after a Janikowski kick…I hate that strategy
Absolutely the right call on the PI on DRC. No one likes it but he did have a hand in there and the refs have been calling PI all game.