Monday, November 16, 2009


I knew the season was shot on draft day but you always have hope for the teams you love.  But in losing to the Chiefs at home for the 7th time IN A ROW, the Raiders season is effectively over.  Jesus could come down from heaven and single-handedly win every game from here on out and we wouldnt make the playoffs.

JaMarcus' stat line looked like that of Allen Iverson's: 9 for 24 shooting.  For 67 yards.  And a 45.3 passer rating.  Thankfully he did get pulled in the 3rd quarter but you can bet your bottom dollar that he will start next week when Cinci comes to town and will fully capitalize on his awfulness.

Honorable mention also goes to #1 draft pick, Darrius Heyward-Bey who looked like the #3 All-ACC guy we drafted.  Dropped balls, bad routes.  Although with how bad Russell was throwing the ball, the entire receiving corps looked like they were trying out for Cirque de Soleil as they contorted themselves every which way to try to make a play on Russell's uncatchable throws.

What is worse is the fact that as a knowlegeable fan and not some Kool-Aid drinking Hitler youth like some Raider fans seem to be on the Raider blogs, this situation will NOT change until the guy at the top kicks over.  So with that, all I can say is......DIE AL DIE.

Fuck this team.

Fuck this team.

Fuck this team.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bye week and favorite Raider quotes this season SO FAR:

Really, there have been ALOT.  The Raiders organization has shown their commitment to excellence both on and off the field this season.  From the head coach assaulting oh, everyone to amazing draft picks, the Raiders are showing time and again why they have had the worse record in the NFL the last 7 years.

So with that and with no game to complain about this week, the top quotes this season from my team.  In no particular order since Im sure everyone will find thier favorite.

I’m excited about still letting Oakland see what Javon has to offer because I’m young. I’m in my prime right now. My ability hasn’t changed, my enthusiasm hasn’t changed. I’m just excited to be back to the Javon that was that first year in Denver and the Javon that was in Green Bay and all of a sudden translate it to here. So, that’s what I’m most excited about.” – Javon Walker in training camp.  His performance this year:  0 catches. 0 plays.

Having little quarrels is good, remember that this is football and they’re men. If you have a brother you know it’s OK to settle some things once in awhile.” – Tom Cable on fights in camp.  This is before the beatdown of assistant Randy Hanson but apparently after his altercations with his wife and two other women.

"Cable, bumaye" - What Raiders players chanted to Tom Cable at practice after the assault on Hanson.  This is a reference to when Ali fought George Foreman in Zaire.  Translation?  "Cable, kill him."

I think Russell was in here at 6:30. That’s step one. The thing’s he continues to need to do is stay the course and just maybe do a little bit more.” - Raiders QB Charlie Frye in week SEVEN talking about Jamarcus improving his work ethic and actually trying to earn his $30 million guaranteed.

"Obviously, on certain plays, things happen that are beyond your control.  But, other than that, I think I did alright." - Jamarcus Russell after his 22.2 QB rating stinkbomb against Denver at home where he threw for 61 yards 0 TDs and 2 INTs.

"I've been very solid" - First round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey on his play through the first 8 weeks of the season.  He has 5 catches for 74 yards.....all year.  Holdout Michael Crabtree had as many catches his first game.  Other first rounders Percy Harvin and Jeremy Maclin have over 350 yards receiving and 3 TDs each plus done PR/KR work.

"I do not like knocking teams. But right now, they're struggling. We're playing that game the other day and, honestly, it felt like a scrimmage, like a practice," - Giants LB Antonio Pierce after thier 44-7 destruction of the Raiders in week 5.

"We're just one solid week from turning this around and getting it all together.  We just need to get that spark." - Tom Cable on the Raiders at 2-6 going into the bye week.

"ESPN's role in this matter must be carefully examined. ESPN routinely disseminates falsehoods about the Raiders. During the last year, ESPN (working with someone who was in this organization) engaged in a calculated effort to distort the truth about the Raiders, utilizing lies and innuendo."  - official response from the Raiders organization after ESPN broke story about Cable's past women bashing.  Yup, even ESPN is out to get the Raiders!  We are completely delusional from the top down.

“I'm new to this aspect of football.  At Florida, you lose, it's fucking the end of the world and you try to get it done.  Here you have more room for losses.” - WR Louis Murphy from 2 time national champion Florida.  This quote is the most stomach churning of all to me.  It shows how this team is an absolute mess and completely Jamarcused (fucked up).  Even when we get it right and draft a great player who has the desire to win hardwired into his brain (watch this guy EVERY play, he is ALWAYS moving, making blocks, hustling, WANTING TO WIN) we will manage to fuck it up.  I hope he gets traded just so he doesnt get Raider cancer and lose his awesome work ethic and drive.

AND my personal fav just because it sums everything up:

“I haven’t been here long, but it’s been interesting. It’s my third year, and there’s never a dull moment . . . guys are like, `What happened? Oh.’ Then it’s back to work. Nothing surprises you any more.” – DE Jay Richardson on playing in Oakland

Monday, November 2, 2009


I will admit, I didnt believe the rumors that you were even getting up at 6:30AM this weekend to study game film but the work definitely showed!  The payoff?

14 of 22 attempts, 109 yards, only 1 INT!  56.3 passer rating.  DUH......DUH DUH DUH.....DUH DUH DUH...DUH DUH DUUUUUUUUUUH.  You were a regular Rocky today!  Wonder if Burgess Meredith was also helping you try to catch chickens that early in the morning?  Im guessing not since you were sacked 5 times.

I also liked how your 2nd throw of the day was right to Cromartie.  Too bad he doesnt play for us - it was the most accurate throw you had.  Then, to ensure you didnt get picked off again, every pass from then on was about 10 yards ahead, behind, left or right of the receiver.  Maybe its because you keep practicing that mean sky hook of yours.....KEEP YOUR FEET PLANTED YOU MORON!  THIS ISNT BASKETBALL!

Somehow the Chargers are bad enough to let us creep back in this game but you still stink.  Rumor has it you get the start again next time.  AWESOME.  I expect nothing less from the organization and Al at this point.

As Tob Cable said after your epic performance:  “He seemed very much to be in control today," Cable said. "A couple throws he’d probably like to have over again, but for the most part he gave us a chance to win today."

OR as Mr. Balboa said for himself after the game, "I did a pretty good job."

See you in two weeks Chet.

Sunday, November 1, 2009