One Postgame Take
1. After the Raiders produced 10 total yards of offense in the first half against the Seahawks, averaging less than 0.5 yards per play, Art Shell was asked his opinion. He said: “I don’t know this team…We’re not playing good football, in any aspect of our team. It’s embarrassing. As the old saying goes, if you’re afraid, then don’t step out of the locker room.” Ouch. That’s a pretty good take, so I’ll adopt it as my own. I know it’s only the preseason, I know it’s a meaningless game, I know it’s only the second team out there for the vast majority of the half, I know that Shell is perhaps overreacting in order to send a message, etc. But we laid an egg, pure and simple. It was embarrassing. Now, I’m not going to go out and swallow a bottle of rat poison. I’m just disappointed to end an otherwise promising preseason on such a sour note. Onward and upward, Raider Nation.