I want to ask you something, where did you get your NFL expertise? When I went to school sadly NFL 101 wasn't available. So since I had to pick my NFL knowledge up off the street I look at it like this...if it looks like S***, smells like S****, it's probably S****.
I love how people have this mindset...it's ok that we can't compete at an NFL level, we're rebuilding. Personally I wasn't expecting even a 6 win season, but I did think we would compete.
COMPETE: to contend (against) for profit, an award, athletic supremacy, etc.; engage in a contest (with)
[from Late Latin competere to strive together, from Latin: to meet, come together, agree, from com- together + petere to seek]
Can you honestly say that you if you were giving a report card to the coaching staff you would give any of them a passing grade? Or would you give them excuses?
Let's look at rebuilding for a second...
Holmgren went to Cleveland a few years ago, kept talking about patience...
Parcells in Miami...they did go to the playoffs once i guess
there's so many examples of "rebuilding" not working I'm tired of hearing wait 3 years and then we will judge. Can you say for certian where you are going to be in your life in 3 years? 3 years is a long a** time homeboy.
about people whining about it on the computer. Don't talk down to people and try to be an internet tough guy. Obviously we are all on an internet message board dedicated to the raiders. Some people like to vent about how bad things are and some people like to tell people (mostly themselves) that it will all be ok. The problem lies in this...
You are on a message board dedicated to the Raiders whining about how people are whining about the raiders.
So you are doing the exact same thing that the people who are whining about the raiders, only you are not keeping it relevant to the forum.
Then here comes the funny part...you're an elitist about it. You are acting like you are the absolute coolest guy to be on a message board.
well here's to you
PS sorry if people were venting on an intenet message board...where would you allow them to vent your awesomeness?
I can understand why people are questioning DA and the rest of the coaching staff.
It's as clear as day that they're struggling at the moment.
I hope they can turn it around but I must admit that I'm questioning some of the decisions that have/are being made with this team.
I didn't expect much this season but it's painful to watch us play like we did against an overrated Ravens team with some of it's better/higher profile players out injured.
The fact is Hue isn't in the position DA is. DA never had an experience with this team as Hue did. He has a rookie GM who was forced to tear down the roster and was left with no draft picks because of David and Hue. Not to mention injuries to both starting CB's which was already our weakest position.
Hue might of been able to have this team playing better right now and maybe we would of won one or two more games. Though if Reggie doesn't think Hue can bring us a Superbowl why waste a year with him just for the sake of being a game or two better?
Most RAvens in Baltimore don't pay him any mind. That's the same guy who's been ripping ED REED for years while talking down Ray Lewis during that time. His calling card to me is being the news not just reporting to I take what he says with a shaker of salt not a grain.
Baltimore at home is tough. Still they lost 43-13 against the Texans THIS YEAR. I guess that their coaches were "out of their league" that game also. Aquan Boldin, Ray Rice and Flacco couldn't crack 14 points! We scored more than they did against the Texans on Sunday!
Mike is a provacateour. It's his calling card. If you lived in MD you'd know that from his articles or his radio appearances.
Still that was a poor showing for EVERYONE involved.
Last edited by kultan; 11-13-2012 at 08:53 AM.
Man this team has everyone at each other's throats. Guess that's what losing does
I don't think anyone except the people in that organization know what is really going on. We can speculate all we want but at the end of the day, what do we have? A bunch of guesses
There's no reason to think that any of our guesses are better than someone else's. And please stop bringing up Hue Jackson. He's not here anymore and not even a coordinator in the league.
What do we know? The offense is putrid without Palmer. DMC is having issues physically and looks awful in this system. The defense is almost as bad as it was last year even though we have a new DC and essentially the same core of players. We've also seen flashes of brilliance when this team can actually play as a unit but are so inconsistent it doesn't matter because they lose so badly when they play good teams but play down to the level of bad teams.
Special Teams has got to be one of the worst ones I've seen in a long time. DA can spout all the nonsense he wants but the results on the field are clear. These guys don't have a clue what they're doing.
The one thing that this team has been missing for so long is playing as a unit. Playing together and playing for each other. I see other teams and they have it. The Raiders haven't had it since Gannon was in the SB. I thought DA could come in and be a leader and get these guys to play for each other but he looks like the same old tired coaches that haven't done jack. It doesn't matter if we have the entire Pro Bowl squad here, if they can't play as a team then they'll lose.
A HC only has a certain amount of time to convince people he's the right guy for the job. DA may have a longer leash this year than next year but from what I've seen, he hasn't done a whole lot to convince anyone other than he's just as good as Turner, Kiffin, Cable and Hue. I hope he has some sort clock in his head that puts him in a sense of urgency soon
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