Akbar Gbaja-Biamila Blasts Raiders on NFL AM - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
I don’t pretend for one moment that the Raiders haven’t had their struggles over the past 10 years. However, it just gets me riled up when I hear a former Oakland Raider player blasting his team in the Newspaper, on Radio, or on Television. A player whose career was not stellar by any means, and one who never lived up to what his name is supposed to mean, “Great.”
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila played Defensive End and Linebacker for the Oakland Raiders from 2003-2004. He mostly backed up the likes of Travian Smith and Tyler Brayton. After the short stint in Oakland, he played for the Chargers in 2006, Dolphins in 2007, and, in 2008, he was signed as a practice squad member only with the Oakland Raiders. With his football career not panning out, Gbaja-Biamila turned to a career in Sports Broadcasting. Currently, he is a member of NFL AM on NFL Network.
This morning, he was asked to answer a question from NFL AM’s Double Coverage. The question was, “Which team will have the biggest win differential from last year?” Gbaja-Biamila stated the following, “Well that’s easy, it’s the Kansas City Chiefs. I think they go from two wins to about eight or nine, maybe even ten, when you look at what they have…” He goes on to talk about the dynamic players that the Chiefs have in his opinion, of course. Then, he makes the comment that just sent me through the roof. After running his mouth about the Chiefs some more, <b> Gbaja-Biamila states, “And of course, they’re (Chiefs) playing in the AFC West where, they’ve got the Chargers who haven’t yet stepped up, and then the Oakland Raiders who you can just walk over.” </b>
Walk over? He said the Raiders are just a “Walk over team.” Last time I checked, the Oakland Raiders are a professional football team. They have had their struggles, but a walk over team. This is ridiculous. Gbaja-Biamila should be blasted on Twitter and Facebook. So, I am calling on Raider Nation to let him know how we feel about his comment. Absolutely absurd comment that comes from a has been and never was player. Nation, his Twitter account is @Akbar_Gbaja. He even has a picture of himself in a Raiders uniform on his profile page. Yet he openly blasts his former team. His phone should be blowing up with the Raider Nation’s comments on how we feel about his negativity toward our team.
Our team is young and hungry. We are underestimated this year, but that will be the undoing for the teams playing us. Keep thinking that we won’t win more than two or four games this year NFL Network. Your surprise will be coming. We’ve been the under-dog before, and we won the Super Bowl that year. Go Raiders!
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Win and this sh!t goes away. Simple.
I can't really hold it against him. He was here for Callahan and he saw the destruction occur at the ground level. 2003-2004 was literally the beginning of the void.
I don't think his comments are indicative of where the team is at now but hardly worth getting riled up over.
Let their play define them, not our opinions, especially not by some guy who really was nothing more than a distant observer no matter how on the team he was.
It's really nice to see that the "consensus" opinion being that the Raiders are the worst team in the league has gotten to the point where "professionals" are making dumbass statements. What this means if you've ever analyzed trends is that it's time to buy.
F*ck his a*s, if this scrub even followed football he would know in the last 3 years we're 5-1 against the chiefs.
Just passing it along, I didn't write up that it was a quote from the guy that does JBB
Honestly I dont see the fuss. Teams will prob walk over us....our d line has only houston as a full time starter and he hasnt done anything....you got two supposed run stuffers at the tackles and we all hope carter goes nuts and gets 15 sacks cuz there isnt anyone who can consitantly get to the qb. Oh yea im also high on sio but im not high...rookie kids gotta a lot to learn n prove. We need studs....i dont see em.
A walk over team ha
This time last year the so-called "experts" were sying the Chiefs were the most talented team in the AFC West, will win the division, and make the SuperBowl. Now they are saying they will be the "most improved team".
So when they go 2-14 again and the Raiders sweep them, what then?
The team to beat is the Broncos at the moment but they are a Manning injury away from crashing. The Chargers are on the decline. They are sayng the Raiders are "talentless". Yet, this "talentless" team will surprise many in 2013 including a number of people on here.
2013 Raider Draftees:
D.J.Hayden, CB, Houston
Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
Sio Moore, OLB, UConn
Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado
Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee
Stacey McGee, DT, Oklahoma
Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State
David Bass, DE, Missouri Western State
RIP Al Davis
July 4, 1929 to October 8, 2011
QANTAS - even when an engine explodes the catering/service is STILL the biggest disaster on a Qantas flight!!!
Everyone knows who the Raiders are.
Nobody knows who the heck Akbar Gbaja-BiaMAMA is.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
He's entitled to his opinion, but what does it say about him as a player if he considers them a walk over team? He wasn't that good apparently! Who cares meh...
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