Raider Nation, my day of Oakland draftee interviews has started off with a whimper and not with a bang. I was under the belief that I was scheduled to speak with DVD at 11 today. I called precisely at 11 to find that his phone was not accepting incoming calls (I didn't even know that was a cell phone option). So, I called again at 11:05 and found I had made progress to a ringing telephone and no answer. Bolstered by the progress I called again at 11:10 and went straight to voice mail (which I took for taking a step back from the ringing phone).
So, I left this message: "Okay, I see how it is. Mr. Hot Shot Rookie wants to big time me. Do you know who I am? There will be repercussions! About 14 months ago I was suffering from a bad cough and I went to the nearest convenient store for a bottle of cough syrup. When walking down the aisle I saw JaMarcus Russell walking up the aisle with every single bottle in his hands, and I was like, 'Dude, let me have just one of those.' And JaMarcus told me, 'I'm a NFL Quarterback. I don't care about your cough.' Enraged, I told him, 'Nobody takes the last bottle of cough syrup from me! You'll never play in this league again!' And do you know where JaMarcus isn't now, DeMarcus? Yeah, the NFL. That's where he isn't.'"
I must now stress that not one word of the last paragraph was true. Jump over for things that happened outside of my head....
I did try to call DVD, however. And after I failed to hook up with him I saw that the person who scheduled the interview for me had left me a polite email asking if I could reschedule the interview for 12:30. I guess I should have checked that first! All of which I am taking as karma as I just got done spending my 20s being late for or missing appointments altogether.
In the meantime, I thought I'd throw out for discussion the fact that Adam Schefter just told me via my ESPN chanel that the Raiders and Broncos were lockout losers of the AFC West. He cited the fact that new coach Hue Jackson was anxious to implement his new system, and the impending loss of Nnamdi Asomugha.
He realizes that Hue Jackson was running his system last year right? I imagine the Chiefs offense will see more changes than the Raiders as they switch offensive coordinators and play callers.