Aug 12, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders guard Rodney Hudson (61) against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Blackhanside makes his JBB debut, analyzing the Oakland Raiders via video and film review.
Pretty new to this whole writing thing, so stay with me here. I’ve got a couple of thoughts on the 2016 Oakland Raiders and their Head Coach.
On Sunday I was just like most Raiders fans — nervous, excited, and almost impossible to be around. The Raiders won a game that they should have won, which sounds simple but it’s the complete opposite from what we’ve grown accustomed to.
I said immediately after the game “I can’t watch 16 ******* games like this, I can’t”. My heart can’t take it, the ups and the downs, the penalties, the bad calls, the nerves — it’s just too much to face every week.
Screaming “kick the damn ball, Jack, what the hell are you doing?!!” at the top of my lungs, launching a perfectly delicious batch of chicken wings across the room (Zipps, I swear I’m sorry I’ll respect your place a little more next time, just let me come back) then jumping up and down with my new found friend Richard (I don’t know his real name, he looks like a Richard) when King Crab caught the two-point conversion.
This was all IMMEDIATE. Time has now passed, I’ve watched that game four more times since then. Yeah, four times…so what? What I have noticed was something entirely different. I could watch these games every single week.
Let’s start with the the explosiveness of Jalen Richard in the run game.