Raydurs Check Out – Week 17

Steve DeBerg, where are you? Strange times in Las Vegas as the ‘leadership’ of Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dumb decide their future is to jettison the guy who has played with more guts and passion this year than McDaniels and Prince Valiant have shown their entire lives. Mark Davis is hell-bent on setting the franchise back a couple-three years while he tanks this season by benching Derek Carr for Jarrett Stidham for a shot at what? Will Levis in the draft? Carr has been the scapegoat for the Raiders issues lately, but the problem is really the head coach Josh McDaniels and his propensity to blow leads late.

The Raider players have to be completely demoralized seeing their head coach and owner give up on the season with a shot to get into the playoffs. Remote as it is. Say what you will about Carr but he, Adams, and Jacobs are busting their asses to win games while Davis and McDaniels play grab-ass on the sidelines.

Like the Cowboys of a few years ago, they are a team loaded with individual talent and no impetus to play as a team. Offensive and defensive stars but no leadership. And this is after the players lobbied long and hard for last year’s interim coach Rich Bisaccia and his staff. The Raiders were majorly fucked up after the Gruden affair, and the Ruggs tragedy. Bisaccia got the team into the playoffs and nearly beat the AFC champ Bengals and is rewarded with his walking papers. Leadership.

This looks worse than the Irsay/Saturday debacle. Danny Snyder is likely the worst of the worst in this carnival of thieves, but these guys are sliding down the turd pipe as well.

Good new for us though as we will likely have about 80% Niner fans in the Big Roomba in the desert, and the game should be decided by halftime and we can rest our starters.


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17 Responses to Raydurs Check Out – Week 17

  1. Flavor says:

  2. Winder says:

    This season has been one for the books. I think by week 7 I was looking for other things to do on Sunday rather than watch they way we were playing football. I don’t get near as crazy about the way we play like I used to but I still have to leave the room when we play like crap. Last year was kinda like this one also it got fun at the end.

    Nothing surprises me when it comes to the Raiders. The Raiders be Raiders. It wouldn’t surprise me if Jimmy is their starter next year.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, another fucked up start followed up by solid play. Purdy is blowing my mind. I feel better with him than Jimmy, that’s for sure.

    Like Cinderella, you wonder when the midnight hour will strike. They have no choice but to ride this to the end. Mr. Irrelevant to Super Bowl QB would be one for the ages.

    Just hoping against hope we stay healthy through the end.

  4. Winder says:

    A little long but interesting if you like Brit music.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    The end was abrupt on Flav’s blog!

    Tried to post just now and it’s closed.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Meanwhile in the 70s . . .

    • alleykat69 says:

      That was literally NUTS I feel like Mean Joe Greene could of been called for targeting,but that ruled never applied back then when football was a real man’s game with no bar’s held and the refs let them play like true bloodied warriors!
      Remember the Joe Greene Coke commercial with the kid? They should of made a reenactment one of him tossing the kid his jockstrap instead 🤣😫

  7. willedav says:

    Yeah, after couple posts from Irish K wanted to get this one in. I’m halfway through great non fiction read, “We Don’t Know Ourselves, A Personal History of Modern Ireland” by Fintan O’Toole, born 1958 in Dublin. Grew up in nearby Crumlin, where P Lynott of Thin Lizzy fame lived after moving in with grandparents when Mom sent him there from England. It’s a big book, over 500 pages but hella interesting and writer is funny as hell while seriously addressing various socio economic political and religious issues unique to Ireland (and North Ireland, Britain, America and rest of Europe).

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Have you read Angela’s Ashes? Good stuff.

    Someone had a line on Brock.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Big Thin Lizzy fan. Lots of different guitarists including Gary Moore and this guy, John Sykes.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Down goes Michigan.

    Harbaugh always the bridesmaid . . .

  11. willedav says:

    Was talking to woman Friday who is playing for championship of her fantasy league and has CMC, but is little worried how much run he gets. Good problem to have I guess but I told her he should get in end zone at least once. Can’t see Raiders hanging in this one too long with QB making his first start ever and likely in for rude awakening.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Jordan prolly gets 50 carries.

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