PIRATE GUY I'M IN2013 OAKLAND RAIDERS: STILL TAKING OUT THE TRASH
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Greg Olsen should get the "no sh!t Sherlock" award for this one......
We havn't had a #1 WR perform like a #1 since Brown/Rice......
That said, IMO it would be a mistake to draft a WR with our 1st pick.......
"The Media hated Davis because he kept his mouth shut when it counted and didn't bend over to their tactics. Most NFL owners hated Davis because he was a 'them', having worked his way up, and also because he had no problem hiring minorities when no one else would. You can only have so many people saying bad things about you before the sheep believe it...And now, the sheep don't even know why they hate the Raiders, it's just always been that way..." - Sir Pig
at least we know the new O.C. eyes work.
IN REGGIE WE TRUST
MUCH RESPECT TO THE NATION
I don't think the problem is talent, it's just consistency. We've seen flashes from our core, it's just they're too on and off. though a big legit number 1 could help that out, it's the least of our problems.
What does it take to follow someone? Respect and sense of duty come to mind. How does one get respect? Does it come with title, Chief, Sgt., Supervisor, boss? No. Respect is earned by actions. A leader ensures their people have the best chance of success. They provide them with the right tools to do the job and ensure proper training to get the job done.
I like to add treat someone with courtesy and respect. However, when it comes to a drill seargent or Vince Lombardi, you get more a kick in the ass than anything else. That said, if you look someone in the eye and say you are a piece of crap, it is unlikely, that guy is not going to think much of you. Therefore, concentration, focus, committment and effort will be wanting and lacking.
However, if you focus on teaching, coaching, educating, building confidence, that creates a positive atmosphere more likely to breed success.
We may disagree on this and that's fine.
I just don't see any benefit by saying these guys are bums which is basically what was said. I remember when Cliff Branch couldn't catch a cold. With proper tutoring, he became the most feared receiver in the game.
We can all agree this team is lacking in consistency, talent and leadership. Therefore, I want to see true leadership from the coaches. Teach, coach, lead and the players will follow. Don't point fingers, find fault and lay blame. That serves no purpose but to further divide.
That's my take.
Like Olsen said, they're developing. But he shouldn't hold his breath waiting for us to sign a FA WR or make the position our number 1, 2, 3, or 4 need in the draft.
What I don't see the need for is to make a public statement that amounts to saying our wideouts suck. They're not great but they are serviceable. Before Knapp showed up DHB had a thousand yard season and Moore was coming along quickly. Olsen should be able to get production out of them. Or maybe this is his way of making them compete harder.
We'll find out in 7 months. So hit the snooze button until then.
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