HOUSTON - OCTOBER 09: Tight-end Kevin Boss #87 of the Oakland Raiders displays the emblem "AL" on his helmet in rememberance of Radiers owner Al Davis who recently passed away. The Raiders play the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
610 Sports host Danny Parkins welcomed Kansas City Chiefs tight end Kevin Boss to his show on Wednesday. Boss comes off as a respectful, polite person, which means he totally didn't fit in as an Oakland Raider.
"I was in Oakland for such a short period of time that it wasn't really something where I really understood the whole Chiefs-Raiders rivalry," Boss said. "I just know now that I'm on the better side of the rivalry."
Indeed he is. Parkins had a really good question that made Boss kinda stumble. He asked him if Oakland is really as dysfunctional as it appears, or if that's just a media creation. Boss, always polite, obviously didn't want to come out and say that Oakland is a dysfunctional place.
"I think they got, I think they're moving in the right direction," he said. "Hiring a general manager and moving in, uh, that way where you do have a general manager. Let the general manager make the decisions. I think they're moving in the right direction."
Since Boss is too nice to say it, I'll go ahead and say it -- the Raiders aren't going to be very good next year. They got worse this offseason. Longterm, yeah, they're headed in the right direction but I don't think they'll be as good in 2012. (Now I sit back and hope that statement doesn't come back to bit me in the you-know-what.)