Sunday, November 26, 2023

Chiefs Gameday Thread

Well, this is a big test. If O'Connell can learn from his mistakes and minimize turnovers, we could steal one. Ya never know! GO RAIDERS!

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Dolphins Gameday Thread

 Solid first half, keeping it close, this would be a statement! GO RAIDERS!

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Jets Gamenight Thread

Do we have the beginnings of a new era in the works? Possibly. A should-win against the lowly Jets is a perfect litmus test. GO RAIDERS!

Sunday, November 05, 2023

Giants Gameday Thread

 A new era begins today, let's enjoy the minty fresh feeling and see where it takes us. GO RAIDERS!

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

The End Is The Beginning

Well, the McDaniels / Ziegler "era" is over, like a runaway train that jumped the tracks early and went up in flames. 

Kudos to Mark Davis for pulling the plug early despite the cost. 

However, this just sets us up for more folly from Mark Davis unless he FINALLY gets his shit together. His grace period as owner has long expired. He owns ALL of this: the poor results, the coaching and GM carousel, the awful drafting, the perennial chaos. All of it. 

Say it out loud: The owner's last two head coaching hires were Jon Gruden on a TEN year contract and Josh McDaniels. He gave Gruden the power to bring in a TV analyst as a puppet GM, and Ziegler hasn't been any better at drafting. 

First order of business: Stop the nostalgia! All of it. Gruden was nostalgia. The Raiders have been obsessed with the Patriots going back to Al Davis, which is why we ended up with McDaniels and Ziegler. Reggie McKenzie, another nostalgia pick. 

Stop looking into the rear-view mirror and start looking through the windshield. 

Copy and paste this list of Raiders head coaches and work your way backwards over the past 15 years:

Look at that list! Makes me want to wash my eyes out with Comet.

Mark Davis needs to get smarter, fast, like right now. Do better, pick the right GM and coach, have a vision, create an identity, build a culture and execute and stop the chaos. 

Anything less will be just more of the same.