If there is one thing that the Raiders can take out for a fact from the win at Denver, it is the confirmation that this team has talent—talent that has yet to collaborate and break out as it did in Denver.
A near perfect game by J-Russ, two TDs by D-Mac, a 100+ yard rushing by the "warhorse" in Fargas (not "workhouse" in my books!), CJ showing us why he should have gotten the contract that was awarded to Hall, Lelie torching his ex-team, Howard enforcing the "law" and then it was just Nnamdi being Nnamdi!
All of that was what culminated into what I deemed the “Denver Demolition Derby” (DDD for short)! The second coming of D-day!
Now lets just take a quick step back and look at the potential the rest of the season holds for Oakland. Understanding that The AFC west is one of the most competition-deprived divisions of this league, the Raiders may be in good contention for a playoff appearance.
“Playoffs, you wanna talk about Playoffs!”
Yes I know Coach Mora that it is still early to call for some playoff....
“Playoffs, you wanna talk about some Playoffs!”
Yes Coach I do!
If any of you guys come to the Live Blogs at "Thoughts From The Dark Side", you must be aware of the theme that is resonated amongst our group. (I strongly urge any of you Raider fanatics who are unable to watch the games to attend the live blogs at the site. You can check them out at mvn.com)
“BELIEVE AND WE SHALL SUCCEED!” That has been the motto in all of our Raider blogs. Now my Raider brethren, we shall not render to the whims of hopelessness and pity but rather we shall overcome. Overcome we have done every step of the way and we will continue to Believe.
BELIEVE AND WE SHALL SUCEED, my brothers!
Now before I continue to emit more of my inner Rev. Wright (HEHE!) just remember this my fellow Raider kin! We just took out the leading team in our division and shut down a rather potent offense in Denver at MILE HIGH! To add to that already sweet memory, our Reader defense also kept Cutler from scoring a TD for the first time ALL SEASON LONG!
Last time I recall, we completely obliterated that "Ketchup and Mustard Squad” from the Midwest and kept a very talented Chargers team SCORELESS TILL HALFTIME in a game that we should have won (still feel like throwing up when thinking about how we lost to those Bolts!).
Knowing this, there is much to still lean upon my Silver & Black comrades! Playoffs aren’t too far off...
“Playoffs You wanna talk about Playoffs!, Playoffs!” Ok just shut up now Coach Mora and now my Raider Brothers, Fight On!
BELIEVE AND WE SHALL MOST DEFINITELY SUCCEED BRETHREN! HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR BONDS OF THE SILVER and BLACK! STAND STRONG,STEADFAST AND UNITED AND…… Wow, that Rev. Wright is really getting into me!
Now for any of the above to materialize, it will be up to our Raider team to feed off that momentum we received from the Bronco Demolition up at the Mile High City! They must come to the realization that they are their own worst enemies! They must, much like the Raider Nation, CONTINUE TO BELIEVE AND THEY SHALL SUCCEED!
If we go on a winning streak now against our AFC West Raider Haters, there is no telling how far these implications can take us! FIGHT ON BRETHREN!
Not only will this winning improve our chances of entering the postseason but it will also aid our chances of SIGNING NMANDI AND MORRISON TO LONG-TERM CONTRACTS!
Is there any doubt that Asomugha is the next coming of No. 21 (Ahem… Deion Sanders) and that Morrison is rapidly emerging as the leader of this D? We need them both immensely!
If we were to lose anyone of these play-makers, it will be blow that Raider Nation might never be able to recuperate from.
Is there any doubt that the RAIDERS INABILITY TO WIN GAMES has been the sole reason for why Nnamdi is not agreeing upon a long-term deal with Oakland, for why Gibril Wilson would have liked to think twice before signing on with the Raiders, for why Nnamdi has yet to say “Aloha!” in Hawaii and for why there is so much disarray in the Raider locker room?!?!?!?!
If the Raiders are to enter the postseason. It will nearly absolve all these concerns we ail from.
Now Brethren our role in serving in this goal is quite elementary!
We must continue to provide our ever-faithful support to our team that has made us all into what the outside forces CALL THE ONE AND ONLY RAIDER NATION!!!
WE SHALL NOT WAIVER TO SWORDS OF “GIVING UP” AND SOLITUDE FROM OUR BROTHERS BUT RATHER WE SHALL OVERCOME! OVERCOME AND FIGHT ON!
Here is Rev. Wright again!
BELIEVE AND WE SHALL SUCCEED BRETHREN!
MAY OUR RAIDER BONDS FOREVER STAND STRONG AND FOREVER KEEP US UNITED BRETHREN!
BELIEVE AND WE SHALL SUCCEED!