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Oakland Raiders: Watch, Fight and Prey

Honor Warren Wells TheTorch@dbintayaelSenior Writer IISeptember 26, 2009

DENVER - NOVEMBER 23:  Tight end Zach Miller #80 of the Oakland Raiders makes a second quarter reception for a first down as Roderick Rogers #43 of the Denver Broncos defends during week 12 NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 23, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 31-10.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

I like to read the articles the day before the game. It let's me know how folks are thinking.

I am going to counter an argument, right now. One article was on the front page of B/R for a hot minute. By the time I finished this opposite opinion, it was not there. It predicted a loss, 20-6. I have an opposing opinion.

We are going to watch, fight and prey, and I do mean "prey."

There will not be a margin of defeat. There will be victories.

Why?

It's simple.

We are going to watch, fight and prey on the Broncos. We are going to be victorious in transforming our state of mind. We are going to think "victory" and we are going to have "victories."

Are you telling me you believe that the Broncos are going to come to Oakland and kick our butts? I don't think so.

The Oakland Raiders are the aggressors. They are going to "prey on" the Broncos and bring them down, to defeat them.

I know there is fierce rivalry between Oakland and the Broncos. But, where are we playing this week? In our house.

Are you telling me you are going to let some jokers kick down our door, and plunder our house? No, I don't think so, not at this time, nor at this place!

In another article I talked about a battle or, let us say, competition between a historical Gideon and his opponents.

Gideon used the element of surprise, induced confusion, and there was a powerful synergy.

Whatever Gideon directed his team to do, they did it, and they did it exactly as he commanded.

So, the lesson for the day, the day before our football battle:

Surprise the opponent with an accurate, precise quarterback

Confuse the opponent with a powerful spirit and determination to win

Watch the opponent and have a level of attentiveness that defies any attempt of the opponent to get the ball through to the goal

Fight and maintain a powerful and forceful defense that puts fear in the opponent

Prey (fight hard and plunder their strategies), pray, and press toward the mark of victory.

Now, my powerful proclamation on Sept. 26:

The horse (Broncos) will NOT ride the Pirate (Raiders); rather, the Pirate will ride the horse.

In other words. we're gonna watch, fight, prey and ride those Broncos and break their spirit, tame them, and send them home.

Got it!

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