Many so called "experts" have been questioning the sanity of Raiders owner Al Davis lately. Since the Super Bowl run of 2002 the Raiders have the worst record in the NFL at 24-72.
Well the time has come to add a few other teams that may need to fall into the "our owner/owners are as crazy as Al" category.
Buffalo Bills, 41-55. 0 winning seasons. How many draft bust?
Cincinnati Bengals, 46-49. 3@500, 1 winning season. Admit it, Carson's a bust.
Cleveland Browns, 33-63. 1 above 500. Poor Brady Quinn.
Kansas City Chiefs, 45-51. 3@500, 3 below 500. Welcome to the re-build.
Detroit Lions, 26-70. 0 winning seasons. The term "bust" was invented here.
San Francisco 49ers, 32-45. 0 winning seasons. They miss Montana to Rice.
It's amazing how over the last few years the Raiders have been considered the joke of the NFL. Detroit finished 0-16 and all of the "experts" still think Oakland has the worst team.
There were six teams that finished below the Raiders in the '08/'09 season. And if you listen to these so called "experts", Oakland was the only team that made mistakes in the draft.
Todd McShay even went so far as to call Raiders first round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey a bust. A bust? He hasn't even taken a snap in one single game and he's a bust.
Mark Sanchez who played in all of 16 games in college according to McShay is the saviour of the jets franchise.
Michael Crabtree, who, according to ESPN The Magazine, spent his rehab from foot surgery "playing video games and eating pizza hut." The article then describes his stack of pizza boxes on the table slightly resembling a game of jenga.
According to McShay, best receiver to come out of college in years. Never once questioning his work ethic.
The bottom line is this: No one knows how a draft pick will turn out, no one knows how the season will go. Need I remind the "experts" the Arizona Cardinals made it all the way to the Super Bowl with a 9-7 record. They were predicted by many to finish at the bottom of their division.
With minicamps starting soon I'm sure we'll all hear about the top teams in the league, All of the "experts" will start predicting who will be the '09/'10 champs and we will all hear how Al Davis is the craziest man on the planet.
To all of you "experts" next time you feel like throwing old Al under the bus, give him some company. And how about some well deserved respect.