Discussion in 'Smack Talk' started by Thumper, Apr 6, 2006.
I have spent a lot of time deep inside Raider territory, I was able to break in and I was able to grab a page out of the Raiders Playbook.
Mr Art Shell has a great gameplan and has a fine playbook, this is one of the more complicated plays
The Raiders are absolutly worthless, i hope they go 0-16 this year.
There fans would deserve it after all the trash they talked.
Mabye 4-12, I will allow them to beat KC and Denver for us LOL
Here is some great reading over on CBS sportsline.com
This just in from Oakland, where the freaky faithful still insist on strapping on studded shoulder pads festooned with Raiders skulls, and Randy Moss is fading faster than the yardage lines at an A's playoff game:
Just win, baby, is out.
Just try, baby, is the new mantra.
That's about what it has come down to on the bad side of the Bay, where being a member of Raider Nation used to mean more than dressing up on Sunday in your finest leather and pummeling a few Broncos fans on your way into the stadium.
Of course, it used to be winning was everything in Oakland. Now trying apparently counts a lot, too.
Has to, because there's a chance this Raider team may never win.
"I still feel our team is working hard," coach Art Shell said the other day. "They're trying to get things done."
That trying continues Sunday in Denver, where the Raiders meet their archrivals in a game that was once something to get excited about. Now it's a prime-time matchup missing only one thing: a team ready for prime time.
That has to disturb the people at NBC, who are paying hundreds of millions to showcase a game to the American public every Sunday night during the NFL season. They probably didn't figure on getting this mismatch when they looked at the schedule before the season started and saw two teams with a long and proud history between them.
John Madden might as well leave the bus running for this one. He's got the unenviable job of trying to make it somewhat entertaining for those tuning in. The only worst task might belong to the NBC ad salesman trying to sell second-half commercials when the only people still watching are loyal Broncos fans.
The Raiders are, in a word, pathetic. So pathetic that the oddsmakers in Las Vegas are almost begging people to put money on them by making the Broncos a 15-point favorite, the biggest line of any game this week.
With good reason.
A team that once gave you receivers like Fred Biletnikoff and, more recently, Tim Brown, was supposed to give other teams fits this season with the tandem of Moss and Jerry Porter hauling in long catches every Sunday afternoon.
Instead, Porter, who got a $13 million signing bonus last year, hasn't played a down in a bizarre standoff with Shell and owner Al Davis, while Moss looks uninterested in any play not designed specifically for him and has only 12 catches in four games.
The starting quarterback, meanwhile, is hurt, with the position now manned by a player who took his first NFL snap behind center this year and is forced to play behind a questionable offensive line. The defense can't seem to tackle, and the coach seems oblivious to it all.
And when the team managed to stumble to first-half leads against two less-than-mediocre teams in San Francisco and Cleveland, it coughed them up quickly after halftime. The Raiders haven't scored in the third quarter all season and have been outscored 67-10 in the second half.
These are tough times to be a member of Raider Nation. It's not a lot of fun painting your face silver and black and trying to look so tough when your team looks so meek and mild out on the field.
"I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I mean, there's a reason why I'm here," said Shell, who was brought back this year for a second stint as coach of the Raiders. "I expected more than what we've had so far."
It's hard to have expected less. Because the Raiders so far are 0-4, soon to become 0-5. And, if they can't beat the Arizona Cardinals next week, they venture into the really tough part of the schedule that includes games against Pittsburgh, Seattle, Kansas City and San Diego.
Soon, the talk won't be about the latest ramblings from Moss, who isn't helping matters much by blasting teammates, coaches and even former players in his weekly radio appearances. It will be about these Raiders making the kind of history every team dreads -- being the first one ever to go 0-16 in the NFL.
That's not likely to happen because the NFL is a league that does everything possible to maintain parity. That's why the 1972 Miami Dolphins were the last team to go undefeated, and why there hasn't been a winless team since the 1976 Tampa Bay Bucs.
The Raiders will get lucky one of these Sundays. They better, before the season goes from miserable to downright embarrassing.
The more this season wears on, the more likely the Raiders will be hearing another slogan: Just win one, baby.
Meanwhile, here's some advice for Moss:
Start trying, baby.
I got those pictures from the Orangemange.com, and his name was PEZ, and I think he did a great job!!!!!!!
2006 MNF 43, Raiders 0
That is a brutal article.........:icon_rofl:
The Raiders new state of the art stadium ....
It is not brutal if it is the truth.
"The Raiders are last in the NFL in total yards per game, scoring, passing yards per game and passing touchdowns, and are next to last in rushing touchdowns and the all-important turnover ratio. They've scored an offensive TD in only three of their eight games. So dull is the Raiders' offense that management is considering a daring new promotion: Score a TD, get a Raiderette. "
The Raiders are so pathetic that they shouldn't be allowed to play Pro Football. Its just embarrising when the Raiders Play.
A college Football team could beat the Raiders. Thats how bad they really are
Exactly where they should be:icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
not one sign of that nation, they must be waiting for someone to tell them to say something.
they can't think for themselves. if someone told them to jump of a cliff because its cool, they'll do it because they have no ability to think for themselves:icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
I think our second stringers can beat the raiders first. They are that bad.
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