The regular season this year didn't even last two quarters. I quit watching the game halfway through the second quarter, as I had seen more than enough.
This season is over...done...finished. Do you want to know why I am confident in making that prediction?
Because I have done the same thing the last seven years, and was right on the money each time. Oh, check that, I actually missed a little bit one season. The last season that Art Shell was coach, I thought they were going to finish at least around 5-11. They actually finished an even more awful 2-14.
I saw the same things yesterday that I have been seeing the last seven years. No offense. Predictable plays on offense. No quarterback protection. No decent quarterback production. Costly turnovers. And most telling, absolutely stupid penalties.
The Raiders keep making the same mistakes over and over again each year. It's the result of a trickledown effect that emanates from the Senile One, Al Davis. He still calls the shots on the field, like he always has. And like always, he gets the same awful results. Isn't that the purest definition of idiocy, to keep making the same mistakes over and over again?
Sure it is. Years ago, Coach Bill Callahan was ultimately sacked for saying to the media that the Raiders were the dumbest team in football. The man is looking more and more like a prophet with each passing year.