The Detroit – Oakland game yesterday.
Awful. Terrible. Horrible.
If you’re a Raiders fan, you know the script: Big lead, the other team scores. Raiders have a chance to ice the game, then they fail to convert a third down. Raiders punt, then the other team marches down the field for the winning points. Naturally, Raiders rally but something dumb happens and they blow it…twice.
This time, it was Carson Palmer, Hue Jackson’s franchise quarterback, doing something dumb. Seems Mr. Franchise had guided the Raiders into scoring position, but of course, on second down and one time out, Mr. Franchise takes a sack.
The one thing you cannot do, Mr. Franchise does. Now if that was Jamarcus Russell, I’d expect that. If it were Jason Campbell, I might think it would happen. But Mr. Franchise, Mr. “I’ve Got $80 Million in the Bank”, Mr. Quit on My Team, takes a sack, forcing Janikowski to attempt the longest field goal in the history of the league to win the game.
So the Raiders season is in ruins. Since Mr. Franchise arrived, the Raiders have faded…just like Mr. Franchise’s Bengals did over all those years.
Funny. Mr. Franchise’s former team, the Bengals are still in it. With a rookie quarterback. Meanwhile, Hue Jackson’s left Kuwait burning with his horrible personnel decisions. Are you kidding me? A first round and second round pick for a guy who can’t hold a 13-point lead with six minutes left in the game? I almost picked the criminal category…as in Palmercoming into Oakland and wearing a ski mask and gun to pick up his game checks. I wonder how long it will be before he quits on the Raiders?
Hue Jackson, you are on thin ice, buddy. The Al would never have stood for this. This time, you can’t blame yourself for this loss. BSP will do it for you.