I was sitting at a friend's house last night, drinking, smoking and generally having a good time. Then we started talking about Fantasy Football, and the discussion gravitated towards the Chiefs. Now they're Raiders fans, and no they didn't just get out of prison, and are generally good people despite rumors to the contrary. Anyways they sympathized with me, their team has been terrible for years now and they know how its like. And I don't know maybe something clicked in my head when I was talking, and it wasn't a 9 millimeter.
I'm done being negative, I'm tired of it. For the last two weeks now I and many, many others have spewed negativity like its the plague. But in a drunken state and talking with Raiders fans of all people I began to see some glimmer of positivity. Our team has played badly, and theirs nothing I can do. Our QB has looked like crap, and theirs absolutely nothing I can do. Dwelling on it won't ever solve anything, so maybe we all need to take a page out of Upamtm's book?
Like Tim Grunhard said we have a serious confidence problem. No one has faith in anyone anymore. And worst of all our starting QB has had people hating on him from the very beginning. Zero confidence rubs off on our players, they know they've played bad but when its so potent in hangs heavy in Kansas City air how do you expect them to win anymore games? Because they get a paycheck at the end of every month? They're not playing the game for just that. Say what you want about the Raiders fan base, that its filled with crooks and hoodlums, but at least they're pretty loyal.
I for one am going to start really rooting for Cassel again, no more of this back-up talk. For better or worse he is our starting QB and until a back-up plays he's our guy. Same goes for Haley, our Offense, Defense and Special Teams. Will it make a difference? Who knows I'm not Nostradamus. But its better then this horrible depression that's been lingering around here. I'm going to believe in this team again, right or wrong and ride out the rest of this bumpy ship. If we lose, we lose but it isn't the end of the world. There's always next week...