Oakland Raiders Limp into Bye Week, Prepare to Face Tim Tebow and the Broncos

Injuries, penalties, turnovers and general ineptitude caused the Oakland Raiders to head into the bye week with a lot of question marks after a 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The bye couldn't have come at a better time for the Raiders.

There is much work to be done for a team trying to replace its quarterback and trying to get healthy for the first time all season. Carson Palmer has two weeks to get enough of a grasp on the offense to beat the Denver Broncos. Daren McFadden, Rolando McClain, Kevin Boss and many others have two weeks to see if they're healthy enough to even play!

This is an important time for the Raiders. It's really the time where we find out if the Raiders will contend or they won't. I don't care about records. If the Raiders come out of this bye week and lose to the Broncos they are done, finished for 2011.

I watched every play of the Broncos vs. Dolphins game last Sunday. I can't explain to you how awful Tim Tebow is, was. The only reason Denver came back to win that game is because the Dolphins decided to quit playing the defense that they had been playing all day. They dropped into the softest zone possible and quit rushing the passer. I think JaMarcus Russell could have moved the ball in that situation and would have probably looked better doing it! I'm not kidding, that game was lost by the Dolphins' coaches more than it was won by Tebow. He's awful!

The Raiders defense, who actually played quite well Sunday, should have a field day against "Captain Intangible." The Dolphins sacked him 7 times and they can't rush the pass at all! Flashback to Mark Sanchez standing in the pocket tapping the ball when they played the Dolphins, he had all day! Expect the Raider "D" to get nasty with the "Chosen One" and to make his day a living Hell! Wait a minute, can you speak of Tebow and Hell in the same sentence?

On to the Raiders offense. Actually that can wait a bit, I need to s...

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