2012: The Third Quarter

Raiders #64

Going into the third portion of the season 3-5, and things have gone from bad to worse.

Totally demolished by the Ravens in Baltimore. Now at 3-6 with the Saints coming our way.

Raiders got murdered by the run game against Bucs, now the Ravens used their passing game and special teams play to finish the job. Oakland is on the ropes trying to avoid a KO.
My dream of going 4-0 against the AFC North has been dashed. And the way the Bengals are improving, our chances of going 3-1 in this quarter to stay in the playoff hunt is going to be hard to achieve.

Pride and Poise is draining away fast. Our coaching staff is worse than last year. Players seem to be losing their edge and motivation.  This is not the Raider Way.

The jury is still out, but as our hope for the season dribbles down the drain, the New Era of Excellence is starting to come apart at the seams.

Raiders stand for good vs evil, faith, patriotism, willpower and pride. Protecting the values we love, and permanent conviction in what is right. Never budging in the face of danger or derision.  Arrogance even, this means we can never be swayed from our course.

Raiders #32

I’ve never seen a losing season as a Raiders fan.  I’m not ready for that.

Going into this year we had the best team in ages, at least on paper. Coaching has let us down, not to mention the ball bouncing off of guys hands over and over and over.

Likely we will see a whole new team next year with our cap struggles and Reggie’s rebuild.  Hopefully our coaching staff can show improvement or they can get thrown overboard for all I care.

The road ahead is dark, dreary and dangerous. And that’s exactly how a Raider fan wants it to be…

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About theoaklandraiders

Oakland Raiders fan since mid 2009, when I noticed the Raiders on TV during a visit to my wife's family in Ohio. By the end of the game versus the Bengals I had become a fanatical fan and haven't missed a game since... View all posts by theoaklandraiders

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