They’re done. This season is over before it started. The Oakland Raiders are officially rebuilding and in case you didn’t get Miami’s 35-13 memo let me fill you in on where our beloved Silver and Black stand.
This franchise was undergoing a makeover. We knew that. What remained to be seen was what type over overhaul we were talking.
Come to find out this is a Joan Rivers job. Better yet it’s Nick Cage and Travolta in Face Off. We don’t recognize the face but this team seems very familiar. A little too familiar to all the other underachieving Raider teams we’ve become far too accustomed to in the last decade.
The Raiders once again were massacred in Miami. We should be used to this. If it feels familiar it’s because it happened less than a year ago. Makes you yearn for the days of Daunte Culpepper’s dominance in South Beach.
But that’s ancient history, just like this season. Yes, I am already putting 2012 in the rearview.
I’m not saying the Raiders are going to send Dennis Allen to Rod Marinelli infamy. For all we know this team could finish with the first winning season since that Super Bowl we do not speak of. That being said, no matter how you slice it this is not a playoff team.
Yep, let’s face the facts. Fact of the matter is less than 15% of the teams that have ever started 0-2 have made the NFL playoffs. This Oakland team doesn’t look anything like a unit that will defy the odds. This Oakland teams looks unprepared. This Oakland team looks uninterested. This Oakland team looks like it’s done.
Stick a fork in it.
Reggie Bush ran all over the supposed new-look Oakland defense and made it look just like the same old Raiders run defense.
Greg Knapp has made Darren McFadden more useless than JaMarcus Russell with a hangover. The preseason is over. Knapp’s offense is officially terrible.
Yes, this season is already over. I’ll be watching every Sunday still. It’s what I’ll always do so long as the Silver and Black play on Sundays. So don’t get it twisted. It’s just that this year I’ll just be watching knowing this team has shut it down to rebuild for the future.