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Another Sunday Another Raiders No-Show


I could care less what kind of salary cap restrictions Reggie McKenzie had to deal with in his first offseason as general manager of the Oakland Raiders. Whatever in juries Dennis Allen has had to deal with are irrelevant. Whatever excuse Greg Knapp is going to fish out of the toilet paper he uses to wipe his hind side is beyond tired.

I don’t want to hear another explanation or excuse from anyone in the Raiders organization following today’s 38-17 spanking at the hands of the New Orleans Saints.

Memo to McKenzie: Raider Nation is a solid decade deep into losing. This is nothing new to us.

Follow up to McKenzie: Seeing a team play with no heart, give no effort and rollover like John McCain on election night is inexcusable.

There never has been and never will be an acceptable reason for an NFL team to be handled as easily as the Raiders have been for the last month.

Today the Raiders actually looked like they were trying to lose in as miserable fashion as possible. Believe it or not but there was actually a moment when the Raiders were one score away from making this a contest and they had the ball on the goal line. But in typical Dennis Allen fashion his team couldn’t execute in crucial moments and the game was all but over once the Raiders let Drew Brees move the ball downfield to end the half.

Also in typical Allen fashion the Raiders came out of the locker room with all the focus of Charlie Sheen at a strip club with an open bar. This game was over with one kickoff and one running play.

Game. Set. Match.

Thanks to Raider Nation for pouring more money into a worthless product is what McKenzie must be privately thinking.

Yes, I said it.

This team isn’t worth a nickel of my hard earned money and they won’t get a single cent until I see something that resembles NFL football.

Losing is part of the game. I get that and can tolerate it if there is at least an effort put in worthy of applause. This team is playing to boos and jeers. Chalk that up to whatever you want to but this is an embarrassment.

The injury excuse is played because even with a healthy Darren McFadden the offense did nothing. So you’ll forgive me if I’m not singing the praises of Marcel Reece who did have an eye opening performance today.

You’ll also forgive me if I give Carson Palmer no props whatsoever for another 300+ yard passing game. You can miss me with stats when you’ve got a QB who routinely makes bad decisions and forces throws that make even Brett Favre cringe.

Yes, this is officially the worst Raiders team I’ve seen in a decade and that includes a team in ’06 that won just two games.

Congrats, McKenzie. I guess if you’re going to be bad you might as well be epically bad.

I’ll say this AGAIN!

Losing is one thing. That happens. To be fair, not even in all my Raider myopia did I expect the Silver and Black to notch a victory today. But I did hold out hopes that Coach Allen would get his team to dig deep and put forth a respectable effort.

Shame on me for thinking someone in that locker room actually had any pride.

AGAIN, I don’t want to hear about salary cap, injuries or any other lame excuse. Not even Hue Jackson, who dealt with the same issues, fielded a team so inept. This season was over before it started yet here we are still acting as if there is something to play for.

Because I’m sick in the head I’ll be watching every snap next week but that doesn’t mean I’ll be expecting anything more than another pathetic showing. Thanks, McKenzie. You could have told us all that you had no plans on competing this year or the next for that matter. It would have saved us all a lot of trouble.

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