Oakland Raiders: Why National Media Hates Them, Continues to Prove It


When I heard about former Raiders receiving coach James' Lofton's comments last night, I was disgusted. Lofton said about current Bengal Gibril Wilson, who was flagged for a personal foul penalty during the Hall of Fame Game) "He was a Raider, you know".

The same thing when I read a report with an anonymous GM lambasting Al Davis for signing cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to a market setting deal, and blaming him for the Darrelle Revis contract dispute.

These are two more reasons why the national media hates the Raiders.

First of all, hasn't Wilson played for four teams in four years? And I suppose the Raiders teach their players to get personal foul penalties called against them? 

At least we all know Lofton will never be working for the Oakland Raiders again.

An anonymous GM had this to say to Gary Meyers:

"In our league, we let one man's stupidity ruin it. I would say, 'I'm not acknowledging it'. It's Al Davis. We are not doing that deal. If you want that deal, do what (Asomugha) did to get it. Wait until you become an unrestricted free agent." 

Not only do I not know why an opposing GM would bother to make a comment, but why do it against Asomugha?

Isn't Champ Bailey being paid 12.5 million a year in Denver?


Asomugha not only finished his rookie deal, but he even got franchised for two seasons before signing a mega $45 million dollar deal in 2009. 

Is it Davis' fault that he rewards his best veterans with long term deals? 

At the time, Asomugha was considered to be the best corner in the league. So if the highest paid player is at $12 million, I think it would be only natural to go slightly up in the dollar amount.

Plus, is it Davis' fault that Rex Ryan blows smoke up Revis' ass by telling him he's the league's best corner every day? Did Davi...

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