I couldn't think of a better way to uproot a franchise, in our case, and move to L.A.
Step #1) SINK THE SHIP
Lets take a team who have posted 2 consecutive years of,at times, exciting .500 football, a team which includes a franchise type RB like Darren McFadden
(who would be a top 5 RB if he weren't on any team that rhymes with "gators"), and let's completely sink the ship. Like no holds barred, lets do everything we can to completely bomb any semblance of competitive drive or spirit. Hire a Rookie GM, HC, and DC, and just to twist the knife, lets also bring in a OC with an offensive scheme that completely does not fit the personnel. In this way we can eliminate any and all chance of being competitive and winning any games, making step #2 that much easier. We'll just call it opposite day (with less favorable outcomes than George Costanza). If PBS works, lets go ZBS. Whatever Defense you've been running for years, I.E. Man Coverage, lets play zone. If the vertical passing game has been the biggest source of explosive plays, let's limit that and focus on a more tight end short/intermediate pass method, especially since TE is the weakest positiion on the O. But how can we forget Special Teams! Let make sure we have the least amount of experience in our return game, in fact why even have a return man on the roster, just stick a young RB back their, that should do it. In fact, lets take a Pro-bowl punter and see if we can actually get him to miss the pro-bowl this year, blocked punts would be a great way to do that. I know, lets fire the ST coach and hire a guy whose specialty is kickers, and let him design a NFL level special teams scheme.
Step #2)ALIENATE THE FANBASE
OK, here's the key, because we have to alienate the Oakland fanbase and build a fanbase in L.A. So this year, I propose to not only lose, but lose big, like record setting big, but we must do this carefully, we have to actually, in the same game, generate both HOPE, and LOSE BIG. The key to this is pretty much giving up in 3rd quarters. In fact I feel this year we can set records for losing in the 3rd quarter, not the 4th. So third quarters have to big for the other team. I will expect nothing short of 21pts generated in 3rd quarters, this is where we can collectively desdtroy HOPE. A key goal should be 4th quarter garbage time, use this time for what its supposed to be used for, generating and collecting garbage statistics. By applying this method we can ensure that the Oakland core of fans turns the game off in the 3rd quarter, simultaneously our LA fan can enjoy seeing 4th quarter "garbage statistics" which actually give them hope for their new franchise.
Ok well that wraps up our meeting this week, I expect full reports over our 2 week break on how we can execute our plan against Atlanta. I'm gonna pitch this idea, I'm thinking big, like Alabama v. Arkansas big. Let that stew and I'll see you after the break.
I found myself saying yesterday.. "perhaps I need to find a new hobby." or "ok, what other productive things can I do with my time on Sundays" or "when was the last time I read a novel" or "perhaps it's best to just go ahead and marathon beat Borderlands 2"
I received a phonecall from a friend last night, he left a voicemail. He left me a message saying "I'm tired. I'm just tired of being the laughing stock of the NFL." he continued to say, being a native of the bay area,"well, just to keep my sanity im gonna follow the Niners, at least it will be regionally close" he went on to continue that the Raiders
are on probabtion. If my memory serves me correctly, probabtion usually lasts between 2-5 years. That doesn't seem that unrealistic for the type of crimes this franchise commited.
My father, a fan since the famous Heidi game said to me. "Well, atleast you might get to see them be good once again." he continued, "this just isn't fun anymore." I beleive darker times are ahead of us.