Raiders fans have seen this before. Here is how the Raiders first-team offense fared on Thursday night:
Three-and-out (thanks to a false start on third-and-5, classic Raiders).
Six-and-out (hey, that’s progress).
Here is the line for the Raiders first team offense: 12 plays, one first down, and 25 yards.
That is the kind of line that would make QB Jason Campbell long for those idyllic days in Washington.
Serves me right for penning this blog post about the Raiders. Glad I could not wait, what, six hours and at least one Raiders game before writing that post. And I am usually the one warning people against trusting the Raiders.
To the Raiders discredit, Dallas did have one preseason game under its belt. And let’s be honest, you cannot expect the Raiders to suddenly become the 1998 Vikings on offense after a few practices. Especially after some years of futility. But come on guys, we needed a better show than this.
Thankfully, it is only the first week. No need to push the panic button yet. But I am clearly reaching for it.
— Adam Rank