Five Postgame Takes
Here are my five postgame takes, totaling less than 200 words, meaning that my effort here is commensurate with the energy displayed by the Raiders offense…
1. Can y’all hear me now (regarding what I was saying last week)?
2. I look around and see relatively capable names like
3. Why are we so afraid to throw downfield, especially when it works the very few times we try it? Are we afraid of missing yet another opportunity to rush the ball for no gain?
4. On that final drive, on the final play, there was utter confusion, resulting in an interception. Some will blame Williams for the confusion, most will blame Culpepper for the interception, but the entire team looked unprepared for the exercise of a two-minute offense. Confusion equals turnovers.
5. The Raider Nation is perilously close to the third step of the three-step program: denial, anger, apathy. The fans seemed to file out of the stadium not outraged, and not shellshocked, just resigned, collective shoulders slumped. Stay angry, Raider Nation. Apathy doesn't become us.
P.S. Remember, as George “Aristotle” Atkinson said on the KSFO postgame show: “This is a game about points.”