In todays N.F.L landscape it has become very popular to associate the Oakland Riaders with EVERY TROUBLED PLAYER! At one point I thought it was going to be reported that every half the Cincinnati Bengals where going to be traded to Oakland.
This particular off season has been quiet for the Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders. Many within the Raider Nation believed that we would be neck deep in contracts for over paid and under preforming NFL cast off's.
To date, Oakland has made more news for who they have cut than anything else.
It should be noted that all of the Raiders 2008 free agent acquisitions are gone. (Gebril Wilson, Toast Hall, Kwami Harris, Cornell Green, J. Walker)
So with a lack of news from Oakland, "Speculation abounds". For "analysts and experts" it has been a true crap shoot when they attempt to predict Oakland moves in respects to player and personal moves. So when I hear headlines that read "T.O to the Raiders" and "LT gaining interest from Raiders", it makes me wonder if they are just throwing it out there so that if it happens they can take credit for it.
I mean the odds of Oakland doing something bazaar are good. Now T.O to Oak-town is unlikely but again it could always happen. But LT to the Raiders? REALLY, I mean, REALLY? During his post release press conference he came out and said, in plain language that he would not be a Raider for sure! How can someone actually "speculate" that that could happen.
In a world of 24 hour news and media coverage it has become easy for those who claim to be journalist to report a rumor in an attempt to have something new to say. If the rumor turns out to be absolutely baseless the "journalist" feels no obligation to amend the statement. Many sports analysts are in my opinion no better then those who work at a TMZ or The National Enquirer.
I dont know about you but I am tired of those who are considered to be professional and insiders make things up.
As fans we have the right to say what ever we want because it is know that we are reporting based solely on opinion. Its out there for the world to see.
But when you have professionals that report as we do, can they really be professionals.
I would like to open this discussion to all that have an opinion....