Yesterday as I was driving home from a long a exhausting day at the office, I was listening to my favorite sports talk show, 1140 KHTK in Sacramento. They had a guest on the show by the name of Mike Freeman from CBS Sports. Although he was quite insightful about the rest of the league, he came out and stated, " I can't see what direction the Raiders are going."
I was apalled that a "national reporter" would have no better information about the Raiders, so instead of saying things such as, "They are a young team, and we will have to wait and see what they can do," or even something along the lines of, "The team basically has two rookie stars in the backfield they might be an exciting football team to watch this year."
How does any national reporter not have a clue of what the Raiders are doing, or plan to do?
Do you need some help as to what direction they are moving in Mr. Freeman? Here in Oakland we only play one type of Football, and that is Raiders Football. The direction this team is going, is up. Young, fast and hard hitting smash-mouth football is what we are about.
More than likely we will have a top-tier pass defense, which helps centralize our run-defense, allowing the opposing offense little room to work with. This Raiders team is filled with a lot of promise, and expectations.
So Mike Freeman, the next time you come on the air in the Raider Nation to tell us that the Niners have a better sense of where they are heading, do something else with your time. It was an absolue joke to say something so absurd on the air. Didn't your Mom ever tell you, "If you don't have anything nice to say, just don't talk?" Cuz you really let the Raiders fans who listen to the show down, you brought the quality of the show down, as well as found yourself some infamy here in the Raider Nation.