On a day were we as people, we are reminded of things we are thankful for, the Oakland Raiders yet again remind us why there is no need to thank them for this season.
This was supposed to be a chance for us to show the nation some, or any progress we have made through the first 11 weeks of the 2009-2010 season, yet once again we were let down by the team we support.
It's not that we expect championship performances (rolls eyes) each week from the Raiders but just show us that...
1) The players are getting better and we are improving, coaching staff etc..and...
2) Although it's bad now we can at least have hope for the future.
However, what we are left with as Raiders fans is a whole lot of unknown.
Our 32 million dollar guaranteed "franchise" QB JaMarcus Russell sits on the bench and gets out played by Bruce Gradkowski. Sad.
Our franchise RB Darren Mcfadden had six rushes for 23 yards on Thanksgiving, nothing great, not even average. Sad.
In the end, we are left with a 3-8 record and a trip to Pittsburgh next week. Who thinks we will win this one? Raise your hand.
Now I don't want you to get the wrong idea over this article, I don't like to focus on negatives, but when you get beat like you did today there is no need to even discuss the positives in a lost, because there aren't any when you lose.
What could you say? Heyward-Bey had a TD catch? Great.
Bruce didn't throw any interceptions? Great.
Truth is, the Raiders aren't a good enough team to go into that 80,000 seat sold-out stadium and beat the Cowboys, shoot the Raiders barley play in front of 30,000 fans at home.
With each loss we are only reminded how bad this season has gone for us, we as fans had much higher expectations, there is no need to single out one person, there is enough blame to go around for many players and coaches on this team.
Games now are pointless, there will be no playoff hunt this season.
All we have to look forward to is the future, but just what is our future? JaMarcus Russell? Darren Mcfadden? Darrius Heyward-Bey? Tom Cable? John Marshall? Nobody knows. Each season we are left with the same results
As for the Dallas game, it was ugly, if you are reading this article them im sure you must seen the game for yourself.
There is no need to go over stats and all of that.
The defense couldn't stop the Cowboys offense, and the offense couldn't score on the Cowboys defense, simple as that.
Having to sit and listen to these broadcasters who don't even watch the Raiders every week to try to discuss Raiders football is a joke, all they do is poke and make fun of the Raiders.
I'd rather have us get beat in dirty old grimey Oakland Coliseum in front of 30,000 fans and a blackout on TV then for us to go on the National stage and show the nation what we as Raiders fans see each week.
Raiders fans have been left in the dark for years, we have ZERO clue what to expect from our squad, all we can do is "hope" not to lose instead of "expect" to win. However, all I ask from you is to just understand that I'm not some Raiders hater who only talks bad on the Raiders. The Raiders are my favorite team in all of professional sports, I haven't missed a home game since 2005, week after week I support these guys, but I'm just tired of being in the unknown.
When you see teams like the Colts, Saints, Vikings etc...They known whats going to happen each week, they known who there coach will be in the future, they known who there QB will be for the next few years, they expect to win each week.
All of these traits is what used to be of the Oakland Raiders, yet now a days we as fans can only lie to ourselves, the Raiders are just a mess, weather we like to accept it or not.
Johnnie Lee Higgins...Where have you been this season man? You have DONE NOTHING for us, expect get knocked out by Eric Weddle in the opening game of the season. That was your best highlight so far this season.
Also that flat-top and rat tail looks stupid, you need to cut that off.