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Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver was seen on camera giving referees the middle finger during their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
On Monday came the apology, by way of a neat statement, which won't lessen the penalty he'll likely get from the league for the unfortunate gesture.
Tarver acknowledges that he went way overboard in his frustration with a flag on Oakland CB Mike Jenkins. His middle finger was actually a bit premature as the flag was picked up.
“I apologize for my action on the sideline of yesterday’s game. It was in the heat of the moment and I regret drawing attention away from the Raiders players and what they accomplished,” Tarver said, via the Contra Costa Times.
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Oakland Raiders coach Jason Tarver had a hard time masking his emotions on Sunday, and during one disagreement with the refs’ call he went all out. Checkout the defensive coordinator flip the bird towards the officiating crew. Keep it classy. Tarver may be getting a call from the league office this week.
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Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver has apologized for making an obscene gesture directed at the officials and will be disciplined by the team.
Tarver was caught on television using the one-finger gesture toward the officials after a flag was thrown on cornerback Mike Jenkins for a hit to the head of Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell in Sunday's 21-18 win...
Terrelle Pryor took the opening snap of the game, put the ball in Darren McFadden's belly and saw LaMarr Woodley crash down.
Then Pryor did what he does best, sprinting 93 yards for a record-setting run that helped the Oakland Raiders shake off any post-bye blues.
Pryor scored on the longest touchdown run ever by a quarterback and the Raiders hung on to beat the Pittsburgh...
It’s been widely discussed by many fans that the Raiders have struggled in the second half of most every game this season. What is maybe discussed less is that the Raiders actually have struggled in every quarter except the first quarter.
Here is a look at the Raiders scoring broken down by quarter for each of the first 7 games:
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Yesterday Mike Jenkins got flagged for a personal foul that really upset Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver. So much so that he allegedly cursed at the ref and he gave them the finger. That was be funny enough by itself but where it gets weird is that Mike Pereira, the NFL’s former Vice President of Officiating and current Fox analyst noticed and called Tarver out, even...
I think Chip Kelly has seen enough of Matt Barkley at this time.
Tim McManus of Birds 24/7 is reporting that Kelly named Foles the starter for Sundays ballgame against the Oakland Raiders.
Nick Foles will get the start, per Kelly.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) October 30, 2013
Foles will now get the opportunity to redeem himself after a horrific outing against the Cowboys two weeks ago.
Below are a few animated gifs of a few key plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Week 8 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
On the first play from scrimmage, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor goes 93 yards on a read-option. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley doesn't protect the backside and safety Ryan Clark leaves the center of the field as he too goes for the fake. Safety Troy Polamalu...
Jason Tarver can expect a fine for unsportsmanlike conduct this week.
The Raiders defensive coordinator let his emotions get the best of him during Oakland’s win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, reacting to a defenseless receiver call — albeit a terrible one — in a very un-family-friendly way.
Oakland’s Mike Jenkins was flagged after popping Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell...
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Looking at the overall numbers, we see some positive trends:
-2012 penalties: 109 for 939 for the year. 6.81 per game for 58.69 yards per game
-2011 penalties: 163 for 1358 for the year, 10.19 per game, 84.88 yards per...
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor took the shotgun snap to open Sunday's game against Pittsburgh and ran straight up the middle for a 93-yard touchdown run, setting the tone for a 21-18 victory over the Steelers.
In the process, Pryor set an NFL record for the longest TD run by a QB. The prior record was 80 yards by Pittsburgh's Kordell Stewart in 1996. Pryor...