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The soap opera featuring Antonio Brown and the Oakland Raiders came to a shocking finish on Saturday. Brown got his wish, asked Mike Mayock to be published, and then landed in New England with the Patriots to a thing. It was only a circus in Oakland. 1 thing after the other came up. By the looks of it it’s abundantly obvious that he had been doing all in his power to discharge him.
Bill Belichick was fast to react and also got a deal done was planned signaling collusion that is potential. With Brown and a healthy Josh Gordon, the Patriots are going to have an unstoppable power. Gronk could be gone, but they could somehow be much better without him. Who knows, maybe this motivates Gronk to want to return and play in this season. Imagine that.
Back in Oakland, the Raiders still need to keep matters in perspective. They have a year to be worried about in front of them. The Raiders, particularly Derek Carr, focus on Monday night and should have a brief memory. Do they not possess Brown, however Khalil Mack has been traded last season. His wages off the books opened up money to sign an goal for Carr. That didn’t proceed according to plan.
There will be pressure on Jon Gruden to find this boat before coming in Las Vegas, headed. His occupation is going to have a whole great deal more difficult with no risk like Antonio. The Broncos were loving all of this drama surrounding him. Two nights before the season opener, then there is a bombshell dropped. I think that is a lot to ask with everything happening, although the Raiders must stay focused.
All Sunday and Monday leading up to this matchup is going to be Antonio Brown talk. The good news is that the Raiders have been preparing to get him being inaccessible in this game, so that they must at least be ready here. Head below to our complimentary Broncos vs. Raiders pick in Week 1 on Monday Night Football.
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The Raiders will have a gaping hole in their own crime without Antonio Brown. His pace and route running cannot be substituted on this roster that was current. Not even remotely close. Their getting heart will include J.J. Nelson, Tyrell Williams, Dwayne Harris, and Hunter Renfrew. Yikes. What seemed like a favorable renders Derek Carr left in no mans land with this group.
Nelson is listed as questionable going into Monday night, to make matters worse for the Raiders. Nelson is. The Raiders shed a whole lot of speed offensively, When he’s from this competition. He is not going to be 100 percent either way.
What Carr must do in this game is hit quick slants and move the ball onto the Denver defense. Bradley Chubb and von Miller are going to be a headache and that I really don’t think the Raiders have the offensive line to provide Carr all back to throw the ball. With a blow to their speed on the field, it is likely to become more significant that Carr does not hang on to the ball.
Oakland will depend on Josh Jacobs in the backfield. The Broncos are stout using Miller and Chubb front and will cause difficulties for the Raiders game program. The Broncos will try to set the run. I think that they’re going to do a far better job of accomplishing their aims in such a one.
The Raiders were among the worst clubs in the NFL in defending the ball. They enabled 140.6 yards per game, which was great for 30th in the league. The Raiders allowed the most points in franchise history last season. High draft and newcomers Vontaze Burfict pick Clelin Ferrell need to help, but there is still a lot of room for advancement. A guy named Khalil Mack might have helped.
Don’t expect either team to conduct away with this game. It must be a close competition throughout in the season opener in Oakland Coliseum in history. No Antonio Brown and the distractions will surely hurt the crime. Also, one of the most underrated points in this match is that J.J. Nelson is questionable to play Monday night. If he can play, he is not likely to be playing at full rate. Look for Joe Flacco to win his introduction to edge out the Raiders with a score of 24-20 on Monday Night Football.

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