Oakland Raiders: Coaches Must Trigger Winning Attitude in the Team

Oakland Raiders, please respond to this "trigger," an article intended to catapult you to a winning attitude.

The experiences I have had in urban education programs remind me of those participants who were easily "triggered" to act out certain behaviors. The word is used in an interesting way. Here is the definition:

[noun] an act that sets in motion some course of events
Synonyms: induction, initiation [verb] put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
Synonyms: trip, actuate, activate, set off, spark off, spark, off, touch off Now take a look at this data and tell me what it triggers in you. It represents the win-loss chart of the Seahawks and the Raiders in 2009.

Seahawks Oakland 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 5 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0

If we were to chart the win-loss behavior of the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 preseason, it would be a flat line, so far. In the medical world a flat line indicates "death." Of course, things can get resuscitated. So the Oakland Raiders need to be resuscitated. Right?

Yes, I placed a yellow background in the chart. This is a warning light. The intent of this discussion is to trigger new behaviors in the Oakland Raiders.

In 2009, so many fans were "upset" that the Oakland Raiders did not manage to get consecutive wins during the entire 2009 season. In 2010, there were three consecutive wins after the fantastic defeat of the Broncos. There was a short period of encouragement in 2010.

Yes, I know that the preseason games don't count for some of the readers, but in my opinion, everything counts. Everything gets calculated into the equation for true and consistent victories.

The red line in this chart represents the Oakland Raiders. At no point in the chart do you see a horizontal segment connecting two wins, each valued as a "5" in this discussi...

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