It sounds gloomy but this story is still hopeful. By now, all of you are either drunk, angry, or saddened by what just happened. I don't blame the Nation at all, as fans we are supposed to be fanatical. I for one, am over it. Lets face cold hard facts, we had every opportunity in the world to win the AFC West this year. Looking back on Buffalo and Detroit, along with blowouts to the Patriots, Chiefs, Dolphins, and Packers, we all know the problems of this team.
Obviously, Chuck is gone. There is no way in hell he survives this offseason as a Raider. Second, like Coach Hue said, an attitude adjustment is required. It starts with the D. Giordano is a half decent backup, but he is no starter or game changer. His picks are often due to over throws. Routt needs to learn how to play with discipline. He is the worst at losing it in big situations. I'm disappointed in him greatly. Huff needs to take a pay cut, just not living up to his draft status.
The entire D line needs change. Seymour should be a back up now, he is no longer the leader we thought he was. Besides Curry, our LB's need to change. I could care less if McClain comes or goes by the end of this new year. He does not deserve his spot anymore. I won't hate on Lito, he has been jerked around the whole offseason and performed as best as he could given the circumstances. Our D is terrible, bottom line. Players and scheme need to go.
On to the offense. Murphy, Chaz, and Hous need to go. Trade em, cut em, whatever, I don't want them as Raiders. Chaz is useless and doesn't live up to his physicality. Shockingly, he is a poor mans DHB. DHB, please work on your catching and route running. Great year for you, but I can't stand your hands. They physically sicken me. The secret is out, Moore is very good. Moore and Ford will be the 1 and 2 options next year. Resign Bush, or just get some big ass back to pound the rock. He did great filling in, but lets face it, without a change of pace back he is nothing. Love ya Bush, but stay or go I don't care. DMC, stop being a pussy. Reece was awesome. The Wiz will only get better. Barnes and Carlisle need to go.
Getting Campbell back would be a luxury, if not I wish him the best. Boller is gone, no matter what. Can't wait for Carson to get a full offseason in and Pryor getting some play next year. I give Palmer a C. He was brought in for this season to be saved. For the most part, under terrible conditions, he did that. His interceptions were rugged, but I love how he gets the team down the field. HE WILL BE BETTER NATION!!! Don't quit on him yet. As for the special teams, great job. The coverage was lapse a few times, overall, a solid B for the year. Congrats to Shane and the Polish Sausage!!!
Coaching, Hue did a decent job for a rookie. He made terrible calls, but he had the balls to make some of them that veteran coaches don't dare. He will learn to balance them. The D was atrocious all year. No saving grace, good bye Panda. It was a year of ups and downs Raider Nation, but we were in it till the very end. Tragically it didn't work out for us. But the opportunities were there, and with a few more tweaks they will be there again.
We did NOT deserve to make the playoffs. We had no right even competing for the AFC West crown after Campbell went down. Our owner died. DMC is a girl. This kind of stuff makes a team 6-10, not 8-8. Take heart Nation, this year was tough but has been mercifully euthanized. 8-8 two years running. Sound familiar Raider fans???? Hope will come, have faith that Davis and Trask will fix the situation. Raider till I die, no matter what. Thanks for a hopeful but disappointing season Oakland. Now lets fix this shit and JUST DOMINATE BABY!!!