It takes three to tango. How can you say that a quarterback is good or bad if the wide receiver and offense or defense are not functioning properly?
It seems to me that in order to approach more victories, at least there must be an improvement in a triad of a good quarterback, a good wide receiver, and protectors of the quarterback like the one mentioned in an earlier article.
A few days ago, I learned that Winston Hill was a "helluva quarterback protector" when he played for the New York Jets. Joe Namath was good, but Hill and others gave him the protection, time, and space for him to do what he did.
Did Russell have that type of triadic situation?
In 2009, the Oakland Raiders did not have a working subsystem in the midst of the entire system.
One BR member perceived that our present team is filled with a few "softies" and not the aggressive, half-crazy, daredevils like the ones on the Oakland Raiders' team in the past.
He might be right.
I have met men who are tall and strong and because they have been sedated by these modern drugs, and they are not intellectually aggressive. Some of them will tell me what drug has been administered to them since elementary school, and beyond.
Since the era of medicating aggressive children with perceived behavioral problems, it does seem that too many young people are controlled by prescribed drugs. Whatever happened to approaches that attempt to transform behavior to acceptable modes, and to changes in value systems.
Even spiritual development or character development might help some of these people.
So, do we need the crazy, criminal, and courageous type of Oakland Raider to regain the status needed to acquire a winning team?
Maybe so. You tell me.
Have you ever thought about the fact that the definition of "crazy" could easily be shifted as in a "Gestalt."
Is it crazy to defend your team? Is it crazy to desire to win? Is it crazy to see football as a microcosm of life? Is it crazy to want to excel and to be victorious?
Then, color some of the members of the Raider Nation "crazy." 'Cause we want to win, again!