On yesterday, the Oakland Raiders lost to the Houston Texans 29-6. The loss marks the 75th time that the Silver & Black have lost a game out of the last 100 times that they've played. Yes, 25-75 since the Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay in 2003. That averages about a 4-12 record over that period of time.
Well, the obvious question is who's to blame? The most logical choice would be the owner himself one Al Davis. Al has taken to the team to the highest of highs with 3 Super Bowl wins, numerous playoff victories and division titles. He's also taken it to the lowest of lows as we the fans are experiencing right now.
Bad draft choices, free agents that are looking for the last significant paycheck, coaches who have no head coaching experience and no true leader on or off the field have led to this once proud franchise being one of the worse in recent memory.
The 09-10 season seemed to be on paper; the one that would get it going in the right direction. Other than an injury to Chaz Schillens all systems were a go for at least an 8-8 season and a positive step towards respectability. Even some of the analysts were talking about the Raiders having a decent season. Al even brought in one Richard Seymour late of New England to help bolster the defensive line.
4 games later it seems as if the Raider Nation has just given up all hope. After a stirring opening game vs the Chargers its been all downhill; this includes the win against an even worse Kansas City Chief team.
When will it all end, when will this my beloved team show some signs of a team that on a weekly basis can start to play with just as much fire and passion that its fan base has? When will the Raiders stop being a laughingstock for analyst on television & radio. Will it be this season, next season, 2012?
When, when, when???