July 18, 2024

NFL Riot: Antonio Pierce Brutally order raiders to stop a NFL beast with serious strategy to win….

Antonio Pierce is aware that he will need to slow down Patrick Mahomes and the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs if he is to be successful in his role as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. He is drawing some influence from the NBA in order to do that.

In an interview with Maxx Crosby for the podcast “The Rush,” Pierce talked about how the Raiders need to “knock off the head of the snake” in order to beat the Chiefs. Because of Mahomes, Pierce is examining the controversial “Jordan rules” that the Detroit Pistons employed in the 1980s to slow down a young Michael Jordan.

“We’ve got the Jordan rules and we’ve got what I’m calling now, from now on as long as I’m here, the Patrick Mahomes rules,” Pierce said, via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “You remember when Jordan was going through it with the Pistons, all those guys in the ’80s before he became Michael Jordan, Air Jordan, the Pistons used to whip his a–. Any time he came to the hole, elbows, feeling him, love taps. We’re in his head, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, I’m touching you. So I showed my guys Jordan getting his a– whooped.”

The Raiders’ ability to control Mahomes in the same manner as the Pistons did with Jordan will likely be more difficult to achieve. First and foremost, they would need to put pressure on Mahomes. An excessively aggressive style might easily result in numerous roughing-the-passer penalties, which would be completely counterproductive for the Raiders. More likely, Pierce wants to see his team play hard and rough in an effort to scare Mahomes. He wants to put as much pressure on him as possible.

Mahomes is not easily rattled, though Pierce already has some proof of concept that his plan can succeed. If the Raiders can make that happen regularly against the Chiefs, they will be in business, but that is easier said than done.

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