Well don’t look now, but the Raiders are just 1 game out of a the 6th playoff seed. Now lets not start planning our playoff trips yet. There is still a ton of work to do; like the Philadelphia Eagles for one. Earlier this week EVERY ESPN “expert” picked the Raiders to win this week. Which most of Raider Nation knows what that would mean, That would usually mean the kiss of death, but no this team. Dennis Allen definitely has this team focused on one week at a time.
Last week, we had QB’s running down history, Angry Coordinators flying “unlicensed birds” and a Dominant Defensive performance. This week will be interesting for me personally, as Chip Kelly brings his read option “Blur” offense into O.co. I have been an Oregon Duck fan since being born and reared in Oregon and it has been weird to say the least to see Chip Kelly and his offense struggle like it has. He doesn’t have his Quarterback. I thought Vick might be the guy, but he can’t stay healthy. Foles (who gets the start on Sunday) is coming off a concussion and Matt Barkley is just well, Flynn-esque. The Raiders have them just where they want them! So you would think anyways. A wounded dog is scariest and unpredictable. So be careful with hat you ask for.
“There hasn’t been a guy make the Coliseum buzz like Pryor has, since Rickey Henderson.”
Just a quick thought on Terrell Pryor being the guy or not being the guy. I will say this, there hasn’t been a guy that has created a buzz in the Coliseum like Terrell Pryor in a long, long time. Does that mean he is the guy as far as Franchise QB’s go? I don’t know; but I will say this, Al Davis was not lying when he said Pryor was going to be a star. One of the old-timers in my section that has had Season tickets to both the Raiders and A’s for decades said, and this was before the 93 yard run last week, “There hasn’t been a guy make the Coliseum buzz like Pryor has, since Rickey Henderson.” I know it’s different sports, but in the history of Oakland sports, that’s saying something. Take that how you will. Pryor has something, whether or not that will translate into years of great Quarterback play or not remains to be seen. No matter what happens from here on out, Pryor has cemented himself in Raiders lore. All I know is Raider Nation is all in on the kid.