It's Time To Be Realistic Here!

Nicholas PopioContributor IMay 15, 2009

ALAMEDA, CA - MAY 08:  Darrius Heyward-Bey #12 of the Oakland Raiders jokes with Robert Gallery #76 in the huddle during the Raiders minicamp at the team's permanent training facility on May 8, 2009 in Alameda, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Seriously people! Let's think rationally here.

The Raiders are a joke thanks to Al Davis. He is ruining the great Raiders tradition.

Let's look at some of his mistakes.

Phillip Buchanon and Napolean Harris are both gone.

He drafted a kicker in the first round. Although Sebastian Janikowski is still with the team and arguably one of the best Raiders of all-time, nobody in their right mind would draft a kicker in the first round.

Michael Huff looks like a bust and Robert Gallery is a good left guard but is not a expected to be a Pro Bowl tackle.

Davis also passed on Larry Fitzgerald with the second pick in the 2005 draft.

We'll find out about JaMarcus Russell this year.

Free agent busts like former Super Bowl MVP Larry Brown, Deangelo Hall, Terdell Sands were a huge waste of money. We shouldn't have signed Kwame Harris, and Jeff George...give me a break.

I have seen all of these things happen to the Raiders just like everyone else and I am sick of being the butt of all the jokes. It is time to win and turn this franchise around to where it used to bethe top of the NFL!

No more busts and bad decisions, it's time for Al Davis to wise up and let someone else run the Raiders and return them to glory.

Go Raiders!