Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SouthAmerica, Sep 11, 2006.
September 10, 2006
SouthAmerica: Go Oakland Raiders!!!!!!!
After watching the Oakland Raiders play last night - I know it is going to be a long season.
The Oakland Raiders stink!!!!!
No offensive line.
Only the defense played a decent game.
The only positive thing that happened is that Kansas City and Denver also lost their first game of the new season.
I really hope San Diego wins that division. They have a lot of talent that I think deserve a chance at the playoffs. Also, I'm a Raider hater, so I hope they have a horrible season. They looked awful on Monday night. Brooks was sacked more times than he completed a pass. Very sad.
If you want to say the Raiders secondary looked good, I might buy that, but they gave up a ton of yards to LT on the rush.
Drmarkan: If you want to say the Raiders secondary looked good, I might buy that, but they gave up a ton of yards to LT on the rush.
SouthAmerica: LT is the best running back in the entire league â no surprise he was able to run over the Raiders.
I understand the Raiders made a lot of changes they also have a new coach, and it will take a while for these guys to learn to play together. But the offensive line of the Raiders stinks right now. And without an offensive line any quarterback would have a hard time.
My Saints looked good for a change. Bush played like he is the real deal.
My apologies to the Raider fans. Aaron Brooks SUCKS big time and should have been dumped/benched/fired by the Saints years ago. He was very painful to watch....
The Saints did not look good - the Browns just played very poorly. Our OL was incredibly pathetic and that was all it took. If Braylon catches that pass on the last drive that game very well could have ended differently.
Bush did look good though. Against a sold DL though, I wonder how he will perform.
I agree the Browns played poorly.
they all around suck def. and all...you are in for a long season with Brooks .. he is one of the most inconsistent QB's out there....although he will fool you when he throws for 300 yrds and 4 td's and runs for 30 yards in one game.....you just wont know which game or which season he will do that in...
OK everyone, how about those Super Bowl predictions?
I got the Colts... Peyton finally gets his ring this season!
This was from an article on ESPN.com about the upcoming football season. Note the date, Sept 6th (before the Raiders horriyingly awful Monday night performance).
[Thumbs down]--To the dumbest round of preseason stories: glowing features about Art Shell's coaching comeback with the Raiders, which proved the age-old adage, "If you let enough time pass in sports, people are bound to forget just about anything." Shell's 14-year absence from the sidelines had nothing to do with color; he was a terrible, terrible, TERRIBLE game coach. Do you know why we started using the phrase "bad clock management"? BECAUSE OF ART SHELL!!!! During the last two minutes of a half, Art Shell's math skills made Herm Edwards look like Will Hunting. Really, nobody remembers this? For God's sake, that's why he got fired! That's why I've been making "Art Shell School of Clock Management" jokes in my column for the past 10 years! That's why he hasn't worked since!
Everyone forgets this, too, but those Raiders teams were almost criminally loaded; it's astounding they never appeared in a Super Bowl, although they did end up going down as the greatest Tecmo Bowl team of all time. In real life, they committed 12-15 penalties per game under Shell and were a mortal lock to blow any close game. Eventually, Al Davis got tired of watching this stuff and canned him (a big deal at the time), and Shell never coached another NFL team â¦ much to every savvy gambler's chagrin. These are the facts. But this was 15 years ago, so nobody remembers this stuff. For instance, most people don't remember that Julia Roberts was smoking hot, but when "Sleeping With the Enemy" pops up on cable, you're reminded that, hey, Julia Roberts was smoking hot. Unfortunately, no channel shows old Raiders games from the Art Shell Era, so nobody remembers how he stood frozen on the sidelines as the announcers said things like, "Wow, ANOTHER holding penalty on the Raiders; that's their 10th today!" and "I'm not sure Art Shell knows that you can't carry over timeouts from one half to the other." Watch what happens this season. Don't say I didn't warn you.
[Thumbs up]-- To the Raiders, for having the foresight to team up Shell (the shakiest game coach of my lifetime) with Aaron Brooks (the dumbest QB of my lifetime). For gambling purposes, I feel like Marty McFly when he stumbled across Biff's sports almanac in "Back to the Future 2." This is too good to be true. I don't want to jinx it. In fact, let's move on. Quickly. Before somebody changes their mind here.
Full article here... http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060906&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1
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