All week long we’ve been expecting this. Today Hue Jackson made it official. Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford, Denarius Moore and Taiwan Jones have all been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Green Bay. For those that are fans of track and field just think of it as losing an entire 40-second 4X100 relay team.
Even with a full compliment of offensive weapons it was going to be a tough task for the Raiders to slow the Packers’ roll. Right bout now Aaron Rodgers and company are hotter than a pair of twin babies in an M-cedes with the windows up and the temp goes up to the mid 80’s. Shout out to Eminem.
Speaking of Slim Shady, the Raiders might as well be on Eight Mile cause they’ve only got one shot to shock the world.
Hey, any given Sunday, right?
The Silver and Black are 11 point dogs to the Pack. Last week the Dolphins were giving three and we know how that turned out. Hopefully Coach Jackson will get a better effort from his team. The Mile High Jesus has caught them and he’s not looking likely to stop doing what he does best.
That is why it is important for Oakland to refocus. You never know what might happen when you give it your all. For all we know this could be the week the Pack hits the snooze on game day. While they’re sleeping the Raiders could blow in like the autumn wind and take what’s theirs.
Games like this are what being a Raider is all about. That should be the message Jackson leaves his team with before they take the field. Shorthanded or not we’re still talking about paid professionals who are fighting for their playoff lives.
The Raiders might not have the biggest dog in the fight but you know the saying. After all, there is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal.