The Raiders, The Script and Mr. Franchise

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.

That’s all.

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.


About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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