Five Postgame Takes
2. Where’s the damn ball, Keyshawn? It’s in Drew’s hands, who’s in Sapp’s hands.
3. Something is still wrong with the offense. I’m sorry, I know you don’t want to hear that in the wake of our first victory. I don’t, either. But something just isn’t right, and we both know it. We know the game should not have been that close. For a clue to the problem, see my next take.
4. Last week, with 1:21 on the clock, Tom Brady marched the Patriots down the field to win the game against the Steelers. This week, with 1:09 on the clock before the end of the half, and with Randy Moss on his side, Coach Turner and company orchestrated the following gutsy drive (click on "comments" below for further clarification and justification for this take):
34-L.Jordan left end to OAK 18 for 4 yards (94-D.Ware).
2-6-OAK 18 (:50) 34-L.Jordan left end to OAK 18 for no gain (99-C.Canty).
3-6-OAK 18 (:16) 5-K.Collins pass to 34-L.Jordan pushed ob at OAK 23 for 5 yards (99-C.Canty).
5. Drew Bledsoe chucked his helmet. The Tuna gnashed his teeth. You could just see it on their faces: the Raiders defense just kicked their butt on Sunday. Sure, there were a few lapses, but 13 points is 13 points, and you can’t ask for more on that side of the ball. Once the offense clicks, watch out!