QB Andrew Walter - Oakland Raiders
|6-5, 234||Born: 5-11-1982||College: Arizona State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 0|
2008 Week 10 vs CAR (14 / 32 / 143 / 0 / 2 pass, 4 / 19 / 0 rush)
Walter started the game with starter JaMarcus Russell out with injury and finished 14 of 32 for 143 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 19 yards rushing on four carries. Walter also fumbled three times, but lost none, and had to leave the game for a brief amount of time with an ankle injury, but later returned and played through it.
2008 Week 14 vs SD (8 / 17 / 61 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Walter filled in to start the second half in place of the injured JaMarcus Russell. Russell had turned the ball over three times prior to halftime and had failed to deliver any points. Walter didn't fare much better, though he only turned it over once (a terrible pass with three Chargers in the immediate area of the football) while failing to deliver any points. It took him 17 pass attempts just to get 61 yards, and the Raiders weren't able to get anything going downfield. He missed a wide open Ronald Curry for what could have gone for a nice gain, but other than that there just wasn't much there to be had. He was visibly frustrated by a lack of effort on the part of RB Darren McFadden on a fourth down pass attempt that could have kept a drive going, though he didn't follow it up by discussing it with him on the sideline. Walter himself was guilty of failing to keep a drive going when he was stuffed on a third and one run midway through the third quarter.
2007 Week 14 vs GB (5 / 8 / 38 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Walter came into the game with 12:43 left in the fourth quarter. With a limited number of snaps, he completed 63% of his passes and led the Oakland offense to three first downs. His long completion went for 19 yards to WR Ronald Curry.
2006 Week 1 vs SD (2 / 5 / 28 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Walter took over for the floundering Aaron Brooks in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach. He had no more success than Brooks, completing two of five pass attempts for 28 yards.
2006 Week 2 vs BAL (10 / 27 / 162 / 0 / 3 pass, 4 / 3 / 0 rush)
Walter took over for Brooks in the first quarter and was five for nine for 77 yards in the first half as the Raiders struggled to move the ball. He did not have a good second half either, as he had three interceptions, a lost fumble, and a safety given up on a sack. In Walter's defense, he did not get much help from his offensive line as they were outmatched throughout the game by the Ravens' defense and allowed him to be sacked six times. The offense under Walter simply was unable to move the ball on a very tough and physical Baltimore defense. Most of the offensive series' ended in a three-and-out or a turnover for Oakland.
2006 Week 4 vs CLE (9 / 23 / 68 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Averaging less than three yards per passing attempt with a completion rate under 40 percent, Walter's passer rating was just 43.6. The game plan called for a heavy dose of deep passes to Randy Moss, and failing to connect on any early, Walter never got into sync in the passing game. Aaron Brooks was initially reported out for two to four weeks, so it is unclear how long Andrew Walter will remain as the starting quarterback.
2006 Week 5 vs SF (14 / 23 / 164 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)
Walter played well deep into the third quarter. He delivered the ball well throwing crisp passes. He connected with WR Randy Moss in the second quarter on a post for his first touchdown, but it would have been his second if Moss didn't drop an even easier pass during the first quarter crossing the back of the end zone. Walter's first interception was a poor deep pass into double coverage. His second was a horrendous throw directly into the chest of CB Walt Harris intended for WR Ronald Curry. Curry may have ran the wrong route on the play. On their next possession Walter threw a pass into the left flat intended for RB Lamont Jordan. The pass was low and behind Jordan and fell to the ground. Jordan watched as a defensive end picked up the ball and ran it into the end zone. The officials didn't blow the play dead as the pass was backwards and recorded as a fumble by Walter. Backup QB Marques Tuiasosopo replaced Walter on their next possession.
2006 Week 6 vs DEN (13 / 26 / 189 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Walter completed half of his passes finishing with 189 yards and no touchdowns. Walter's lone interception came in the first half when he threw for Randy Moss on a corner route deep in Denver territory. Denver cornerback Champ Bailey read the pass the whole way and made the interception at the Denver one yard line. Walter was harassed by the Broncos' pass rush throughout the game, getting sacked four times and delivering a few throw away passes to avoid others. He favored Moss as his primary target, sending his number one wide receiver more than twice as many passes as any other Oakland player.
2006 Week 7 vs ARI (17 / 30 / 263 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Walter was on his way to one of the best statistical games of his career before being injured in the third quarter. Prior to leaving in the third quarter with a hamstring injury, he was 17 of 30 for 263 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also lost two fumbles, both of which led to Arizona field goals. His touchdown pass came on a connection with WR Randy Moss from 32 yards out. Walter also made his share of big plays, connecting with Moss on another 32 yard pass play that set up Oakland's first score, as well as a 35 yard completion to TE Courtney Anderson that let to a Janikowski field goal. His hamstring injury was odd as it occurred not in the open field running or cutting, but when he was tackled awkwardly and his leg was bent at an odd angle.
2006 Week 8 vs PIT (5 / 14 / 51 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Believe it or not, one could make the argument that Walter had a better day than his counter part Ben Roethlisberger. Sure, he threw for 250 less yards, completed 20 fewer passes and did not register a touchdown, but he also threw three fewer interceptions, with his one resulting in zero points for the opposition. He was the victim of two dropped passes, both for potential first downs, but he was pretty erratic throughout the game, well off the mark to his intended targets. His best pass came in the second quarter to WR Jerry Porter for 19 yards, on a bullet over the middle to the sliding receiver to the Steelers' four yard line. But he would throw two incompletions from the one yard line to well covered targets.
2006 Week 9 vs SEA (16 / 35 / 166 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)
Walter took a sack on both of the Raiders' first two drives and went three and out on each occasion. The next drive was even worse for Walter as he was sacked on three consecutive plays. It was a problem that continued throughout the game, and the team allowed nine sacks on the night. Many were due to Walter's inability to roll out and evade the pass rush, and he was slow to make decisions. Walter could not always find receivers even when they were open. One ball was snapped and went behind him but the play was stopped for a false start. It might easily have been recovered by the Seahawks for a touchdown otherwise. He did fumble once, but the ball was recovered by Justin Fargas. Walter did not throw deep very often, but he was unlucky to see Randy Moss bobble and drop a pass of around 50 yards on one occasion. Moss was Walter's most targeted receiver by far with 14, and he had six receptions. But the last three receptions came in the final minute with the Seahawks playing in prevent mode.
2006 Week 10 vs DEN (18 / 33 / 214 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Walter tried to manage the game as best he could, and he had far more time in the pocket than in Week 9 where Seattle sacked him nine times. Walter could not, however, find anyone open enough to get the ball moving in the red zone and get scores for Oakland. Despite connecting on five passes for 20 yards or more, Walter could not get the offense moving enough to put up more than just one touchdown. He completed just over half of his pass attempts for 214 yards and to nine different Raiders, but was unable to hit anyone in the end zone. In the critical fourth quarter, Walter was sacked and fumbled and then proceeded to fumble away the ball and the game on the next series. He was unable to grasp the snap and lost the ball for the final time.
2006 Week 11 vs KC (2 / 3 / 15 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Walter was brought in for four plays to begin the last Raiders' drive while Brooks was worked on. He was then replaced by Brooks who completed the drive with a pass picked off in the end zone by the Chiefs' Jarrad Page.
2006 Week 15 vs STL (14 / 20 / 131 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
In hopes of providing a spark, Andrew Walter entered the fourth quarter down 13-0, but after throwing two interceptions, saw his team finish worse than what had been given to him. Walter was plenty active in the fourth quarter, and completed 70 percent of his passes for a 6.6 yards per attempt average, but was hurt by the interceptions and finished with a lower passer rating than Brooks at 48.1.
2006 Week 16 vs KC (27 / 37 / 226 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Walter started for the injured Aaron Brooks in this game. He started the first quarter five for seven for 45 yards, but did have a lost fumble when he was sacked on Oakland's second drive of the game. Walter completed a high percentage of his passes, but almost all of them were short, underneath passes. Because of Walter's lack of mobility and the Raiders shaky pass blocking; they seemed to opt for a short passing game so the quarterback didn't have to hold onto the ball too long. Walter, who has had trouble protecting the ball all season and has put the ball on the ground 13 times this year, turned it over a second time when he held the ball too long and had the ball knocked out of his hands. He had a big 37 yard pass to Johnnie Morant called back with less then a minute left in the game because of a penalty. He finished the half 14 for 18 for 101 yards and no touchdowns. He had an interception on the last play of the game when he threw up the ball on a Hail Mary into the end zone. Walter had trouble converting third and long passing situations as the Chiefs usually blitzed and got pressure on him. His second interception came early in the fourth quarter as he tried to hit his tight end over the middle near the goal line, but Jarred Page jumped the route and intercepted the ball. The Raiders didn't try going deep to spread out the offense, but choose to throw short to medium range passes all game. Walter finished the game 27 for 37 for 226 yards which were respectable numbers, but he was unable to get the Raiders in the end zone and protect the ball. Once again pass protection was a big problem for the Raiders as Walter was sacked four times and his lack of mobility in the pocket made him an easy target for the blitzing Chiefs' defenders.