"Raiders Unplugged 2011"
21 minute interview of Jacoby Ford and Quentin Groves on everything Raiders
by Comcast SportsNet reporter Kate Longworth
This was a great interview.
What stands out as the highest and lowest spots of the 2010 season?
What was it about the rookie class of 2010 that made them stand out?
What game stands out to each of you from 2010?
Could you feel the stress of the need to win games vs division opponents like San Diego who had been beating the Raiders in prior years?
How did it feel to sweep San Diego?
Describe the Denver at Denver game. Your feelings on how Darren McFadden performed.
Jason Campbell….what kind of guy is he?
What was it like when Jason Campbell was pulled after six quarters? What was it like when Campbell and Gradkowski were alternating at QB spot?
Describe how Campbell and Gradkowski differ as QBs and in personality. How they compare as QBs.
What's it like to be a player on Al Davis' team? What it's like to wear the silver and black. The support of Raider Nation at home and on the road.
The interview was in progress when news of Coach Cable's dismissal came out. Jacoby Ford and Quentin Groves learned of this development from the ComCast interviewer Kate Longworth, and she got their immediate feelings about it.
Hue Jackson….what does he bring to the Raiders?
What is Hue Jackson saying on the sidelines? During practice. During games.
The "bittersweet" feel at the end of the season. Sweeping the division but not making the playoffs. The close losses that cost them the playoffs.
Groves says the Raiders would have made "a lot of noise" in the playoffs if they had gotten in.
Are the elements in place for the Raiders to make the playoffs in 2011?
Groves breaks down the team position by position, player by player.
He says that this year, the Raiders won't be thinking playoffs, they'll be thinking World Championship.
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