Sunday, November 7, 2010
JACOBY FORD, I WANT TO HAVE YOUR RETARDED BABY!
Holy shit. Holy fucking shit. What I witnessed today wasn't just a sloppy, poorly officiated slugfest. It was literally one tiny ass little dude taking an entire shitty team and putting them on his tiny little shoulders and winning a football game on his own. When the Raiders traded homegrown linebacker Kirk Morrison to the Jags for a 4th round pick that they used on Ford, I will admit that I was pissed. His rep sounded an awful lot like another wide receiver they drafted who hasn't exactly paid off. "Track guy, better athlete than football player". Let there be no mistake, Jacoby Ford is a football player. This team needed someone to slap the shit out of Jason Campbell. They needed someone on offense other than DMC to say OH HELL NAW, WE ARE NOT LOSING THIS ONE! Ford did just that, returning the second half kickoff for a TD after Campbell did another one of his patented first half Jamarcus Russell impressions. Without Zach Miller, Louis Murphy and the eternally injured Chaz Shillens, they needed someone who could catch a pass without lining up in the backfield first. Ford did that as well, catching 6 for 148 yards, including a pass on the final drive in the 4th where he straight up ripped an interception out of the hands of Brandon Flowers, setting up the game tying field goal. In OT he hauled in a another clutch sliding catch on another horribly under thrown Campbell wounded duck that lead to the game winner. This team was without 3 of its best players and got penalized in every conceivable way. Not to mention that they played without an challenges from mid way though the second quarter because Tom Cable will seemingly challenge anything. CB Chris Johnson was used like a plastic fuck doll in the 1st half, yet made a couple big plays in the second. Tyvon Branch left the game in 3rd with a concussion. This was a game that the Raiders have typically lost over the last 8 years, and yet they found a way. They have their first 3 game win streak since 2002. They're 3-0 in the division. They're going into the much needed bye week with a winning record. They played a home game that wasn't blacked out. Something is starting to happen here, and it's about fucking time. The Raiders are officially fun to watch again, and the Chiefs may have just started their long descent back down to Earth.