Well Raiders fans, DeSean Jackson will be signing with the Washington Redskins and not the Oakland Raiders. Basically, the Raider Nation’s cry to have DeSean Jackson sign with the Oakland Raiders went unheard. Jackson has chosen his team, and he has decided to stay within the NFC East. Now, he will get to play the Philadelphia Eagles twice every year. This will be his revenge upon the team that let him go, even in a Pro-Bowl year.
Although this is a slap in the face to a fan-base that rallied together to have a player become a Raider, the Raider Nation should rejoice in the fact that a call to arms means that all or most of Raider Nation will stand together to do what is necessary to give the Raiders the respect it so desperately needs. It is a sign that the Raider Nation has a voice in helping the Raiders to be victorious. No other fan-base can claim this for themselves, only the Raider Nation.
If there is any indicator that the Raider Nation deserves a winning team or a winning attitude from its players, look to defensive end Justin Tuck or Charles Woodson for the answers. Tow veteran players who understand what the fans mean to the game of football. For without the fans, there are no television contracts. Let’s face it, the fans throwing money at their team is the reason why each team stays afloat. Hell, the reason why the Raiders have stayed afloat for so long is due primarily to the following that the Oakland Raiders have throughout the entire world. That following is called the Raider Nation.
Thanks to the Raider Nation, the Oakland Raiders have remained in football. The fan following/the popularity of the team is the reason why a team sells so well. We are the Raider Nation, and we help our team to achieve victory.
Now, General Manager Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders will prove their dedication to their fans, they will show us that they care, they will win in 2014, and they will continue it into 2015 and beyond. The Oakland Raiders will be here to stay for the long haul, and it is due almost solely to the following of the Raider Nation. Be proud of yourselves Raider Nation, this is the reward we want for our team, and for ourselves.
There is no other nation, just the Raider Nation. Go Raiders!