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Potential donkey kong kill screen coming up QB Matt McGloin starting? (1 Viewer)

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Rotoworld:

Matt McGloin handled all of the first-team reps at Raiders practice Friday.
Coach Dennis Allen isn't giving up on the idea of Terrelle Pryor (questionable, knee) starting against the Texans, but the Raiders' beat writers all expect McGloin to get the nod. "You never know. (Pryor) may feel great tomorrow," Allen said following Friday's practice. "We're still preparing him."

Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter
 
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Pattern recognition and memorization is key. If you do not know the next pattern coming up in a Tron Light Cycle Event, you will lose your life.

And yes, Billy Mitchell endorses starting the Houston Defense.

 
Houston this week against the raiders is a great play. Especially with the donkey kong effect. Whatever that is lol

 
Not necessarily expecting McGloin to pull a Foles/Keenum, but those excited about the Houston D should keep in mind they've massively underachieved all season from a fantasy perspective. If you don't have any better options, maybe they're worth taking a chance on, but I certainly wouldn't recommend sitting them because, say, you have CAR and are a little worried about the NE match-up. When in doubt, stick with the better defense.

 
IheartGuinness said:
And yes, Billy Mitchell endorses starting the Houston Defense.
Well, Roy Shildt endorses starting the Raiders as they "have a lot of phallic association associated with them, like a sword through the head is like a penis, y'know?"

Quite the conundrum.

 
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Not necessarily expecting McGloin to pull a Foles/Keenum, but those excited about the Houston D should keep in mind they've massively underachieved all season from a fantasy perspective. If you don't have any better options, maybe they're worth taking a chance on, but I certainly wouldn't recommend sitting them because, say, you have CAR and are a little worried about the NE match-up. When in doubt, stick with the better defense.
I own KC and Hou defense.

Sticking with KC defense.

Mainly because I'm going against Manning in two of my three leagues and need them to stop him in order to win anyways.

 
Garbage time I guess but vs PHI McGloin actually came in and got the TD when Pryor couldn't get that extra TD all day.

Long time ago and just in that game, but McGloin also looked like the best Raiders QB in the preseason game vs the Saints in the Dome.

 
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Might start Houston over Seattle. I have Adrian Peterson and I am playing the top scoring team so far this year so I need a great game.

 
Starting McGloin! Been waiting for this all season as a Raiders fan. Matt has earned his spot, this could be the start of something big. Watch this game.

 
Rotoworld:

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Sunday's start at Houston will be "a big barometer" on whether Matt McGloin can "supplant" Terrelle Pryor as the Raiders' starting quarterback.
In other words, the Raiders aren't committed to Pryor in the least. It makes sense because Pryor has struggled so mightily over his last four starts, but also a reminder that GM Reggie McKenzie didn't pick Pryor. Al Davis did. The fact that Raiders coaches "love" McGloin also gives him a leg up, obviously depending on his performance. He's facing the NFL's No. 1 pass defense on the road.

Related: Terrelle Pryor

Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
 
Never start a D against an "unknown" QB who's had a full week to prepare. Defenses thrive when they have tape on a guy and know what looks he has trouble with. It might take 2-3-4 games before a QB has faced enough different setups for Defenses to figure out which ones work against him. Until then, expect a lot of simple, high-percentage plays to be called and expect the "unknown" QB to thrive for a short while.

 
Never start a D against an "unknown" QB who's had a full week to prepare. Defenses thrive when they have tape on a guy and know what looks he has trouble with. It might take 2-3-4 games before a QB has faced enough different setups for Defenses to figure out which ones work against him. Until then, expect a lot of simple, high-percentage plays to be called and expect the "unknown" QB to thrive for a short while.
This would have been a lot more timely about 3 hours ago.

 
Never start a D against an "unknown" QB who's had a full week to prepare. Defenses thrive when they have tape on a guy and know what looks he has trouble with. It might take 2-3-4 games before a QB has faced enough different setups for Defenses to figure out which ones work against him. Until then, expect a lot of simple, high-percentage plays to be called and expect the "unknown" QB to thrive for a short while.
Wrong. This is usually a good idea, McGloin just happens to be a good safe QB, not the kind that makes many mistakes.

Not necessarily expecting McGloin to pull a Foles/Keenum
Schaub in. McGloin > Keenum

 
Rotoworld:

Following Sunday's win at Houston, coach Dennis Allen declined to say if Matt McGloin has taken Terrelle Pryor's starting job.
McGloin led the Raiders to their first road win of the season, going 18-of-32 for 197 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. "Here's what I'm going to do; I'm going to enjoy this win," Allen said. "Then we'll go back and we'll evaluate. Matt definitely did a very good job today." The Raiders could put a halt to any controversy by saying Pryor's knee isn't well enough for him to play. It's hard to see them turning away from McGloin after the way he played Sunday -- even if Pryor is 100 percent.

Related: Matt McGloin

Source: CSN Bay Area
 
The Scranton Scrapper came through today. 18/32 197 yards, 3 TD's, 0 Int's. McGloin had some zip on the ball as well. McGloin could have had a better game but the Raiders dropped at least 4 passes.

 
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Rotoworld:

Speaking Monday, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Matt McGloin has "certainly earned the right to be in the discussion" for the team's Week 12 starter.
Allen said he will hold off on making a decision until he talks with Terrelle Pryor about his knee. Nevertheless, he strongly hinted McGloin will be the man under center against the Titans. The Raiders are big fans of manufacturing drama for "competitive reasons," so we're unlikely to get official word until later this week. Although McGloin appears to be the favorite, Pryor owners in two-quarterback leagues should sit tight if possible.

Related: Terrelle Pryor

Source: Paul Gutierrez on Twitter
 
Never start a D against an "unknown" QB who's had a full week to prepare. Defenses thrive when they have tape on a guy and know what looks he has trouble with. It might take 2-3-4 games before a QB has faced enough different setups for Defenses to figure out which ones work against him. Until then, expect a lot of simple, high-percentage plays to be called and expect the "unknown" QB to thrive for a short while.
This would have been a lot more timely about 3 hours ago.
3 hours? I've been saying it here for years. It's the "Billy Volek Theory".

 
Never start a D against an "unknown" QB who's had a full week to prepare. Defenses thrive when they have tape on a guy and know what looks he has trouble with. It might take 2-3-4 games before a QB has faced enough different setups for Defenses to figure out which ones work against him. Until then, expect a lot of simple, high-percentage plays to be called and expect the "unknown" QB to thrive for a short while.
Wrong.
Nope, you're wrong. More often than not the "unknown" QB does not lead to above-average fantasy points for the defense that faces him.

 
Posted on November 18, 2013 by Cat DeSpira | 147 views
They say lightening never strikes in the same place twice.
However science never considered the magic of Jeff Willms.

On Sunday, November 16, last year’s Kong Off winner, 23-year old Jeff Willms, of Canada, fought to defend his title against the world’s best competitive Donkey Kong players ever assembled in one place-The 1Up, in Denver, Colorado.

Over the course of three days, Willms underwent intense competition from over 20 competitors all of whom possess the advanced skills at dodging fireballs and jumping barrels it takes to beat a powerhouse, like Willms. Many tried. But Willms prevailed.

Willms racked up a high score of 1,096,200 points knocking out his last remaining competitor, Portland, Oregon’s Ross Benziger, by the slim margin of 29,100 points.

The Kong Off 3, held at The 1up, Denver, Colorado is a yearly event drawing the world’s best Donkey Kong players, many who train all year with hopes of being the next King of Kong.

With this win, Willms will enjoy a second reign as the winner of The Kong Off . He also has the fourth highest score ever recorded on Donkey Kong.

Way to get your game on...


[SIZE=medium]1. Jeff Willms 1,096,200[/SIZE]
2. Ross Benziger 1,067,100
3. Hank Chien 1,056,900
4. Steve Wiltshire 1,053,200
5. Steve Wiebe 1,048,800
6. Dean Saglio 1,033,000
7. David McCrary 1,032,000
8. Mike Groesbeck 1,020,700
9. Kyle Goewert 1,006,500
10. Vincent Lemay 989,700
11. Corey Chambers 893,300
12. Jonathan McCourt 891,200
13. Eric Tessler 883,300
14. Robbie Lakeman 840,300
15. Jeff Wolfe 809,200
16. Ben Falls 736,800
17. Ethan Daniels 711,400
18. Aaron Rounsaville 703,600
19. Daniel Desjardans 702,500
20. Daniel Dock 680,000
21. Shaun Boyd 639,300
22. Billy Mitchell 598,800
:o

 
Rotoworld:

Matt McGloin took the first-team quarterback reps at practice Wednesday.

Terrelle Pryor (knee) practiced but worked with the second-team offense. McGloin completed 18-of-32 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns in his NFL debut against the Texans last Sunday, showing a stronger arm than most thought he possessed. Don't look for the Raiders to name a starter ahead of Friday for "competitive reasons," but it would be a surprise if McGloin wasn't the guy. He's only an option in two-QB leagues.

Related: Terrelle Pryor

Source: Scott Bair on Twitter
 
Posted on November 18, 2013 by Cat DeSpira | 147 views
They say lightening never strikes in the same place twice.

However science never considered the magic of Jeff Willms.

On Sunday, November 16, last year’s Kong Off winner, 23-year old Jeff Willms, of Canada, fought to defend his title against the world’s best competitive Donkey Kong players ever assembled in one place-The 1Up, in Denver, Colorado.

Over the course of three days, Willms underwent intense competition from over 20 competitors all of whom possess the advanced skills at dodging fireballs and jumping barrels it takes to beat a powerhouse, like Willms. Many tried. But Willms prevailed.

Willms racked up a high score of 1,096,200 points knocking out his last remaining competitor, Portland, Oregon’s Ross Benziger, by the slim margin of 29,100 points.

The Kong Off 3, held at The 1up, Denver, Colorado is a yearly event drawing the world’s best Donkey Kong players, many who train all year with hopes of being the next King of Kong.

With this win, Willms will enjoy a second reign as the winner of The Kong Off . He also has the fourth highest score ever recorded on Donkey Kong.

Way to get your game on...

[SIZE=medium]1. Jeff Willms 1,096,200[/SIZE]

2. Ross Benziger 1,067,100

[...]

22. Billy Mitchell 598,800
:o
Nonsense. I've got a VHS tape headed to Brian via courier. He's gonna pass it on to Walter and we'll all be settled.

 
Rotoworld:

Matt McGloin will start Sunday's Week 12 game against the Titans.

Coming off an impressive outing that saw McGloin throw three touchdowns and zero interceptions, the undrafted rookie out of Penn State will make a second consecutive start. Terrelle Pryor (knee) returned to practice Tuesday but worked with the second-team offense. McGloin has a tough test against the Titans, but at least he gets them at home. He's only an option in two-quarterback leagues.

Related: Terrelle Pryor

Source: Jerry McDonald on Twitter
 
Rotoworld:

Matt McGloin completed 18-of-30 passes for 255 yards and a pick in the Raiders' Thanksgiving Day loss to Dallas.

He didn't take any sacks, which is the good thing about McGloin. He generally hits his back foot and gets rid of the football immediately on dropbacks, which minimizes opposing pass rush and keeps the chains moving if McGloin connects. His overall skill set is still thoroughly mediocre. As the Raiders have now lost back-to-back McGloin starts, it's possible they'll turn back to Terrelle Pryor for Week 14. They visit the Jets next.
 
i didn't watch the whole game but i thought he looked pretty good when i was watching. There were a few really nice throws and maybe a couple that stood out as bad ones.

 
He's ok. Has the poise and moxy. Needs to get better at accuracy and probably needs to stop forcing some of his throws.

 
I was only half paying attention, but from the throws I saw he gets rid of the ball quickly, has a good feel for the pass rush, puts nice zip on the ball, and is fairly accurate. A coach can work with that if he plays smart with the ball. His internal clock is pretty impressive.

 
Rotoworld:

Matt McGloin completed 18-of-30 passes for 255 yards and a pick in the Raiders' Thanksgiving Day loss to Dallas.

He didn't take any sacks, which is the good thing about McGloin. He generally hits his back foot and gets rid of the football immediately on dropbacks, which minimizes opposing pass rush and keeps the chains moving if McGloin connects. His overall skill set is still thoroughly mediocre. As the Raiders have now lost back-to-back McGloin starts, it's possible they'll turn back to Terrelle Pryor for Week 14. They visit the Jets next.
Rotoworld is the dumbest site on the planet.

The guy is a rookie starting his 3rd game and has yet to make glaringly bonehead mistakes and they think the Raiders should even consider Pryor? A guy who can't pass worth a crap? Dfenses love when Pryor comes in as the don't have to game plan on stopping WRs. Pryor has that covered.

 

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