Hello sports fans, this is another edition of Oakland Insider, and what an article to read!
Hot topic? Yes! The Oakland Raiders are stirring up some serious conversations around the Nation, and it's hot.
Oakland capped off the last game of their season beating the despised Bucs, 31-24. Chucky wasn't very happy about losing to his old team and missing the playoffs, but we the people of the Raider Nation were!
Michael Bush had his best game of his professional career Sunday against the Bucs. With running backs Justin Fargas and Darren McFadden banged up, Bush got the nod, and boy was he up for the opportunity.
Bush's performance was a big surprise; we hadn't seen much from him since Week Two against Kansas City. What a job he did, though, totaling 177 yards on the ground with only 27 attempts. Did I mention two touchdowns as well, with one going 67 yards to the house? Bush was on fire in Tampa!
What's in store for Oakland in 2009? There are many questions to be answered and we can only speculate until it all unfolds. One thing is for sure, the Raiders need a GM.
OK all my fellow sports fans (Raider Nation fans) try something with me...Close your eyes and image Bill Parcells walking into Al Davis's office. Davis extends his old wrinkled hand and Bill shakes it with some hesitation.
Davis says "Bill, I have come to a point in my life where I want to see some wins before I pass into the night."
Parcells says "OK, what does this have to do with me?"
AND....Davis says "I want to offer you a no-holds-barred GM position with a no-interruption clause, meaning my hands are completely off and the team is all yours—JUST WIN BABY!"
After a few silent moments, Parcells says "I'm in."
Wow, what a thing to think about, Raider fans. This team with the talent they already have, plus what Parcells would bring to the table, what a dream that would be. I know it sounds really far-fetched, but what the hell, sounds great.
Until next time, Raider fans, this is Farris Gunning II with Oakland Insider, and farewell to all and GO silver and black!