Alright, now I am pissed. After reading yesterdays blog, I think I was being a little too easy on these guys. Man up! Play ball or get called out..... **** WARNING, YOU MAY NOT LIKE MY OPINIONS, BUT THEY'RE MY OPINIONS****
Here is my Monday Morning red laser, compliments of Hue Jackson.....
Offense Ballers and Busters!
Carson Palmer - The man stepped into the season 6 games in, and threw for 2753 yards and 13 Touchdowns. No off season, no downtime, barely knew the terminology and still balled out and gave us a chance at the playoffs. Yeah so he threw 16 picks, but you look at those interceptions and I can honestly attribute 75% of them on a wide out either running the wrong route or falling down.
Michael Bush - Bush IMO was the MVP of our year this year. Stepping in for the AGAIN injured Darren McFadden, Bush put up 977 yards on 256 carries. He was a beast and should be given a handsome contract for his efforts.
Rock Cartwright - What else can be said about Rock except for the fact that he was the Special Teams Co-MVP and filled in on plenty of offensive downs. He is a versatile player and an important leader of this team.
Jon Condo - Raider For Life and Co-MVP on Special Teams
DHB - 64 Rec for 965 yards. What else can you say except for he is finally proving Al Davis right. Next year with Carson running the team, look out for a league leader here. Still has to learn to not jump when he catches the ball.
Denarius Moore - Hue was right. Moore came out and shined, when not injured. This is what we expected from Chaz "Glass Chin" Shiliens. Moore deserves the roster spot and a chance to start every week.
Brandon Myers - I personally believe he played better then Kevin Boss.
Marcel Reece - Invaluable and the only true Full Back of the NFL. Reminds me of Moose Johnston, but on another level.
Manase Tonga - Filled in very well for Reece when he was injured. Needs to impose his will more when blocking, as I often saw him get blown up at the point of attack, but he balled for the most part and did a good job.
Stefen Wisniewski - What did you hear from him all year? Nothing. And for an offensive lineman in this league, if you dont hear anything from him or about him, he is doing his job.
On The Bubble-
Joseph Barksdale - Time to get off the pine and establish yourself.
Kevin Boss - Stop getting hurt and play so we can see if losing Zach Miller was really that critical to our team.
Bruce Campbell - Dude, when are you going to show up?
Jason Campbell - On the bubble by default. A great game manager and an awesome backup. Don't expect him back with so many teams needing a starting QB. Seattle? Minnesota?
Cooper Carlisle - Getting old. Great job for us, but too many times he was out of position and cost the offense yards.
Jacoby Ford - I wish I didn't have to do this, but when are you going to play a full 16 games and not get hurt? I need you to work harder at playing ball, and worry less about the cameras and show boating.
Stephon Heyer - Who?
Taiwan Jones - Don't know enough about him to tell. Hope he can play a full season so we can see that "explosion" he showed in preseason.
Darren McFadden - I know this is not going to be popular with the masses as I am sure a majority of you own his jersey and wear the number proud, but I am going to be honest here. For the investment we are making, is he really worth it? Having to fill in with Michael Bush, which was not a bad thing, but you rely heavily on your back making it through the season. After hearing that he could have played the last few weeks of the year but refusing to take pain injecting shots, it is obvious that Darren is more concerned with a future contract then he is about playing all out. I was watching the NFL network last week and they showed Emmit Smith playing through a torn Rotator Cuff and separated shoulder. Mid Foot Sprain? Really? I would love to trade him, get a first round pick back for this year and bring in another back via the draft or free agency. Let him be someone elses liability.
Terrelle Pryor - I saw him in pads once. Means Shane Lechler was the 3rd string all year. Huh? Really?
Jared Veldheer - Great player, Great Size, Stupid between the ears. Get your slow ass in position so you don't have to hold so damn much and RUIN drives in the red zone. Like I said about Wiz, I don't want to hear your name in the game. If we do, that means you did something retarded.
David Ausberry - Dude showed up for one game.
Richard Gordon - Maybe one or two good plays all year.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh - What happened to this experiment?
Louis Murphy - Diva. Attitude. On Jason Campbells Nutts. Team Cancer. Not willing to go over the middle. Injured WAY TOO MUCH!
Samson Satele - Liability. Need I say more?
Chaz Schilens - Ahhhhhh. The Great Glass Shiliens. If it wasn't for the fact that one season ticket holder pays your salary each year, I would say you need to go away. But now that I think about it, you need to go away.
Khalif Barnes - Dude, its .......... "Set, Hut... Blue 84...... Blue 84 Hut Hike" or some shit like that. (Every QB is different). Then the Ball is snapped from the center to the QB. Once it moves from the ground to the QB's hands, then you move. Its called the snap. They teach it in Pee-Wee football. When you are like 5. Please tell me why you think it is ok to move before the ball is snapped. Like 5 times a game. Do you practice during the week? Do you have working ear drums? Are you just so fat that your body moves by itself? Whats the deal Barnes? You killed more drives for us this year then Chuck Bresnahan gave up Touch Downs. Bye Barnes. Good Bye!
Kyle Boller - I hear the Raiders need a ball boy......
Like I said up top, you may not like my opinions on some players, but they are my opinions and I am sticking with them. If you have one, leave it below in the comments section......