The Force was not with the Raiders again last Sunday. I'd like to tell you it was due to something different I haven't told you before. I'd like to tell you it was a loss that really meant something to the players. I'd like to tell you it will never happen again… but I just can't tell you that.
To be honest, I've had a bad feeling about this season since week 2. It makes you simply want to fast forward time and wait until we have a team that is truly worth a damn. Damnation, if I only had that power.
One day we'll have a quarterback that is accurate, durable, full of energy and throws a strong ball. He'll run when he needs to run, check down when he needs to check down and make the "Al Davis" pass when the game calls for it.
We had quarterbacks in the past that executed in that manner. There was Lamonica, Stabler, Punkett and finally Gannon who took us to the next level, as the Raider Nation was reborn once again in Oakland.
Since then we've been waiting. Waiting for the greatness of a QB leader to sit at his silver and black throne.
Is there a quarterback on this squad at the present time? I'd like to think so. For all the good things I hear of Terrelle Pryor, I also hear many bad things as well. Sure, I hear the fans as well as writers boast of how the opposition will turn around with his mere presence on the field, but as a realest, I can honestly say I believe we don't have much yet.
If our man gets more reps in the future and possibly next game, maybe that's when we'll truly know if we have something. For now I'm still not sold.