Free Agency, Justin Fargas, and Fat Russell? A Fan Perspective

As anyone who has read my articles knows, I have been on quite a hiatus. I am no longer (justifiably) a featured columnist on Bleacher Report, though I hope to return to that status in the future when time and life allow.

I wanted to touch base with my awesome Raiders community and weigh in on a few things that have happened thus far this offseason. Although we've been relatively quiet, there are a few things worth mentioning.


The Hiring of Hue Jackson

Ecstatitc. Couldn't be happier to have a play caller come in to relieve some pressure from Coach Cable, and Jackson is a no-nonsense guy that will hold Russell and the receivers accountable for their effort and performance. We needed an offensive coordinator, and with Jackson's ability to bring the best out in Joe Flacco and use the multi-pronged running attack in Baltimore, we picked the absolute perfect man for our current situation


The Releasing of Justin Fargas

Horrified. Disillusioned. Upset. Couldn't be angrier with the team for letting go our heart and soul. He may not score touchdowns, but the energy and fire he gives not only his teammates but the fans as well is worth the roster bonus he was owed. My Edmonton Oilers got rid of their heart and soul when they traded Ryan Smyth for a bag of pucks over a silly contract squabble. How did that work out for us? Since most of you are American and probably have little idea of what I'm talking about (no offense, you just don't like hockey very much on average) I'll tell you: Not well. Not well at all.


The Releasing of Javon Walker

Relieved. A little baffled as to why he was on the roster anyway. Now we can see if he really is healthy and leaves us to make the Pro Bowl somewhere else. Man, wouldn't that be a nut slap worthy of Steve-O.


The Releasing of Gerard Warren and Greg Ellis

Okay, ...

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