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Raiders-Dolphins: Gruden seeks first win in 3,584 days

The Oakland Raiders visit the Miami Dolphins Sunday in the Wannabe Bowl at 1 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Raiders (0-2) wannabe winners, especially to add some joy to the Gruden II era for Jon Gruden, whose last victory as a head coach in the NFL was Nov. 30, 2008. That is when he coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 23-20 win over the New Orleans Saints. The Bucs lost their last four games and he was fired.

For those keeping track, going into Sunday's game the time since his last victory would be 3,584 days -- or nine years, nine months and 24 days.

Gruden could not have known what a big deal that win was in November 2008.

From then until this season Gruden was undefeated, first as a volunteer assistant offensive line coach at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa Bay, then as founder of the Fired Football Coaches Association and, finally, as a color analyst for ESPN.

But, ever the competitor, Gruden had to give it another try. Raiders owner Mark Davis added encouragement with a contract for $100 million over 10 years. But as Gruden enters only his third game, that head coaching seat is getting pretty damned warm.

Trading away edge rusher Khalil Mack (to the Chicago Bears) didn't endear Gruden to Oakland fans wanting to see good things before the team vacates its original home for Las Vegas.

And during his Wednesday press conference, Gruden didn't help himself when asked about pass rushers.

"It's hard to find a great one," he said. "It's hard to find a good one. It's hard to find one. College football now, they're not really dropping back to pass and throwing footballs anymore. They're throwing laterals and they're throwing bubble screens and they're throwing read options. So you've got to train these guys. It takes a little time to learn how to rush the passer. We've got some guys that are in that process right now."

Hey, Jon, that's all great information from a TV analyst, but as the coach who just traded "a great one," maybe you should keep all that great intel on the downlow. Just sayin'.

This does bring up a focal point for Sunday's game, the Raiders' wannabe a team that can pressure on Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who was sacked five times and hit in the pocket nine times in two games. Conversely, the Mack-less Raiders made only two sacks in two games. They shuffled personnel this week and hope defensive ends Bruce Irvin and Arden Key can hit like a Mack, uh, truck.

There are other wannabe circumstances in this game.

The Dolphins wannabe taken for real at 2-0 and so does their wannabe franchise quarterback Tannehill, a former first-round draftee (No. 8 in 2012), whose upper echelon status is still questioned at 30 years old, playing in his sixth season. A win against the Raiders would be his 10th in 11 games and might quiet the persistent naysayers.

And even at 2-0, Tannehill has detractors who point to facts like in Miami's game against Tennessee, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was sidelined with an arm injury. Also, the win over the Jets was against quarterback Sam Darnold, talented but still a rookie.

But this Sunday Miami faces Oakland's Derek Carr, a surefire franchise quarterback, right?

Well, Carr had that title thrust upon him as a rookie when he outplayed his draft ranking as a second-round pick (36th overall) in 2014. His role was amplified in June 2017, when Carr signed a five-year contract worth up to $125 million with $70.2 million guaranteed. That was after throwing for 3,937 yards, 28 touchdowns and only six interceptions in 2016 -- and before having a ho-hum season in 2017 and then stinking out the house with three interceptions in the 2018 season opener.

But even in a 20-19 defeat at Denver last week, Carr appeared back on track, completing 29 of 32 throws for 288 yards and one 20-yard laser-beam touchdown to Seth Roberts that squeezed through a window barely wider than the football itself. It was an impressive, strong-armed response to critics that his passing motion that had become too casual.

Carr's passing targets were based on mismatches, with tight end Jared Cook gaining a franchise record 180 yards on nine catches against the Los Angeles Rams in the season opener. Last week in Denver, Carr targeted wide receiver Amari Cooper 10 times for 10 completions.

But wide receiver Jordy Nelson, a 33-year-old free agent acquisition who starred as Aaron Rodgers' favorite target in Green Bay, has only five total catches for 53 yards. At Denver last week he subbed for injured punt returner Dwayne Harris (foot). Nelson had two fair catches and a seven-yard return.

"We expect to see more and more of Jordy as the weeks go on," Gruden said, adding that he hopes the veteran receiver has a big game this week. That would certainly help Carr continue his success passing.

Last week was the first time the Raiders scored more than 17 points in five consecutive regular-season games.

Like Tannehill, Carr could use another good performance, and probably a win, to convince critics that he is as good as advertised.

So, on balance, this is a game where some big names don't wannabe a loser.

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OAK
2 Pass
1 Rush
19 YDS
1:18 POS
+3 YD
1ST & 10 OAK 49
11:24
M.Lynch left guard to MIA 48 for 3 yards (R.McMillan; T.McDonald).
+8 YD
2ND & 2 OAK 41
12:03
D.Carr pass short left to M.Lynch to OAK 49 for 8 yards (K.Alonso).
+8 YD
1ST & 10 OAK 33
12:42
D.Carr pass short left to A.Cooper pushed ob at OAK 41 for 8 yards (J.Baker).
MIA
1 Pass
1 Rush
9 YDS
2:18 POS
Punt
4TH & 11 MIA 22
12:56
M.Haack punts 56 yards to OAK 22 Center-J.Denney. D.Harris to OAK 33 for 11 yards (S.Perry; S.Anthony).
No Gain
3RD & 11 MIA 22
13:04
R.Tannehill pass incomplete short right to A.Wilson (R.Melvin).
+6 YD
2ND & 17 MIA 16
13:45
R.Tannehill pass short right to K.Drake to MIA 22 for 6 yards (T.Whitehead).
+3 YD
1ST & 20 MIA 13
14:24
F.Gore right guard to MIA 16 for 3 yards (B.Irvin).
Penalty
1ST & 10 MIA 33
14:51
R.Tannehill pass short left to A.Wilson to MIA 33 for 10 yards (T.Whitehead). PENALTY on MIA-J.Grant Offensive Pass Interference 10 yards enforced at MIA 23 - No Play.
Kickoff
Kickoff
15:00
M.Nugent kicks 60 yards from OAK 35 to MIA 5. J.Grant to MIA 23 for 18 yards (D.Carrier).
OAK
0 Pass
3 Rush
-2 YDS
0:52 POS
-1 YD
2ND & 11 OAK 9
0:32
D.Carr kneels to OAK 8 for -1 yards.
Scoring Summary
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:35
M.Nugent 25 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Sieg Holder-J.Townsend.
16
plays
68
yds
8:37
pos
10
7
Point After TD 12:11
J.Sanders extra point is GOOD Center-J.Denney Holder-M.Haack.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 12:11
R.Tannehill pass deep left to K.Stills for 34 yards TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
35
yds
1:31
pos
7
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 13:34
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD Center-T.Sieg Holder-J.Townsend.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 13:34
D.Carr pass short right to J.Nelson for 12 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
75
yds
1:26
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 18:50 14:46
1st Downs 10 6
Rushing 1 1
Passing 8 5
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 3-7 2-7
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 247 135
Total Plays 37 25
Avg Gain 6.7 5.4
Net Yards Rushing 49 17
Rush Attempts 18 9
Avg Rush Yards 2.7 1.9
Net Yards Passing 198 118
Comp. - Att. 12-17 11-15
Yards Per Pass 11.6 7.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-15 1-9
Penalties - Yards 4-13 6-56
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 1-33.0 5-41.8
Return Yards 11 73
Punts - Returns 2-11 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 3-73
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 2/2 1/1
Extra Points 1/1 1/1
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 0-0 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-2 -0% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Raiders 0-2 730-10
Dolphins 2-0 070-7
198 PASS YDS 118
49 RUSH YDS 17
247 TOTAL YDS 135
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Carr 4 QB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.6% 213 1 1 108.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
78.7% 804 2 4 93.1
D. Carr 12/17 213 1 1 12
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Lynch 24 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 141 2
M. Lynch 10 35 0 9 3
D. Martin 28 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 56 0
D. Martin 4 12 0 9 1
M. Bryant 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
M. Bryant 1 4 0 4 0
K. Smith 41 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
K. Smith 1 0 0 0 0
D. Carr 4 QB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 -1 0
D. Carr 2 -2 0 -1 12
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Nelson 82 WR
21
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 151 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 204 1
J. Nelson 5 4 151 1 66 21
J. Cook 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 250 0
J. Cook 3 2 21 0 13 2
A. Cooper 89 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 142 0
A. Cooper 3 2 17 0 9 1
J. Richard 30 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 64 0
J. Richard 1 1 9 0 9 0
M. Lynch 24 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 19 0
M. Lynch 2 2 8 0 8 3
D. Harris 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 7 0
D. Harris 1 1 7 0 7 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. Hall 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
L. Hall 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. McDonald 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
C. McDonald 2-1 1.0 0 0
M. Gilchrist 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 0.0
M. Gilchrist 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Nelson 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
R. Nelson 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Whitehead 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 0.0
T. Whitehead 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
D. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Lee 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
M. Lee 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Key 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
A. Key 1-0 0.0 0 0
F. Brown 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
F. Brown 1-0 0.0 0 0
F. Rucker 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
F. Rucker 1-1 0.0 0 0
G. Conley 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
G. Conley 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Irvin 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
B. Irvin 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Harris 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
E. Harris 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Nugent 6 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
5/5 3/4
M. Nugent 1/1 25 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Townsend 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 33.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
9 44.4 2
J. Townsend 1 33.0 0 33
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 10.5 11 0
D. Harris 1 11.0 11 0
D. Rodgers-Cromartie 45 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
D. Rodgers-Cromartie 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Tannehill 17 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.3% 127 1 0 120.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.7% 525 5 2 108.5
R. Tannehill 11/15 127 1 0 11
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Tannehill 17 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 57 0
R. Tannehill 1 9 0 9 11
F. Gore 21 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 92 0
F. Gore 5 6 0 3 0
K. Drake 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 103 1
K. Drake 3 2 0 3 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Stills 10 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 61 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 184 3
K. Stills 5 3 61 1 34 12
D. Amendola 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 27 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 85 0
D. Amendola 2 2 27 0 14 2
A. Derby 85 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 35 1
A. Derby 1 1 16 0 16 1
M. Gesicki 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 23 0
M. Gesicki 2 2 12 0 11 1
K. Drake 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 42 0
K. Drake 3 2 7 0 6 0
D. Parker 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
D. Parker 1 1 4 0 4 0
A. Wilson 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 68 1
A. Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Alonso 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-4 1 0.0
K. Alonso 3-4 0.0 0 0
W. Hayes 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 2.0
W. Hayes 2-0 1.0 0 0
T. McDonald 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 1 0.0
T. McDonald 2-2 0.0 0 0
M. Fitzpatrick 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-7 0 0.0
M. Fitzpatrick 2-3 0.0 0 0
V. Taylor 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
V. Taylor 2-2 0.0 0 0
J. Baker 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
J. Baker 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. McCain 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
B. McCain 2-1 0.0 0 0
R. Quinn 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 1.0
R. Quinn 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Wake 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 1.0
C. Wake 1-1 1.0 0 0
X. Howard 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 2 0.0
X. Howard 1-0 0.0 1 0
J. Phillips 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
J. Phillips 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. McMillan 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
R. McMillan 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Godchaux 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
D. Godchaux 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Allen 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
C. Allen 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Harris 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
C. Harris 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Branch 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
A. Branch 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Spence 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
A. Spence 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. McTyer 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. McTyer 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Sanders 7 K
1
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
2/2 6/7
J. Sanders 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Haack 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 48.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
15 50.0 8
M. Haack 5 48.0 3 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Grant 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 24.3 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 38.7 102 1
J. Grant 3 24.3 29 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OAK 25 1:26 4 75 TD
11:50 OAK 4 4:58 9 95 Downs
2:15 OAK 41 0:17 1 0 INT
0:04 OAK 2 1:22 3 0 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:11 OAK 25 8:37 16 68 FG
0:49 OAK 10 0:52 2 -2 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:42 OAK 33 1:18 3 19
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 MIA 29 1:44 3 4 Punt
6:52 MIA 1 4:37 7 30 Punt
1:58 MIA 43 1:54 3 -6 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:42 OAK 35 1:31 3 35 TD
3:34 MIA 24 2:42 6 32 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIA 23 2:18 3 -1 Punt