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.)