Now I'll admit week 4-5 NFL Rankings are almost irrelevant for the fact that teams are just getting used to playing together and there isn't a ton of footage and game time to go off of. Past that however you should be getting a good idea of what the teams outlook for the season is looking like. For instance how is the defense playing, who stands out on offense, where the holes are on each team, etc...
So let's say week 6, 7, 8 are the only rankings we can base our argument on. Week 6, the Raiders are 4-1 with the only loss coming to the offensive powerhouse Atlanta Falcons and Julio Jones (who nobody in the NFL can cover btw) yeah Josh Norman eat your heart out sucker. NFL.com has the Raiders ranked 10th for week 6 with every other team that has 4 or more wins ranked better than the Raiders.
Week 7, the Raiders are 4-2 coming off a beat down loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Mind you it was a rainy game in Oakland the field was muddy and slippery. The Raiders starting running back is injured and are relying on 2 rookie RB's to carry the load for the day. The game starts off with Michael Crabtree slipping and falling on a route and Michael Peters makes an interception. Janikowski misses a short field goal, Spencer Ware for KC goes off for 131 yards and a TD on 24 carries, and the Raiders are on their heels for the entire game. NFL.com has the Raiders ranked 14th with every other team that has 4 or more wins ranked better than the Raiders. The exception being the Houston Texans. Which isn't saying much. I mean, Brock Osweiler. Need I say more?
Moving on to week 8. The Raiders are 5-2. The Raiders win 33-16 in a game vs the Jaxsonville Jaguars where the Raiders should have had 50+ points. However the NFL referees want to continue their beef with the Oakland Raiders franchise and penalize them more than any other team for the 50th consecutive season. Of course I'm exaggerating, but not really... (edit: this year the referees have been OK) NFL.com has the Raiders ranked 11th with every other team that has 5 of more wins ranked better than them including the Arizona Cardinals with their 3-3-1 record. A team that has only beat the Jet's 2-5, the 49er's 1-6, and the Buc's 3-3.
So my beef is with NFL.com and Elliot Harrison. The Raiders are 1 of only 5 teams in the NFL with 5 or more wins and yet we can't even crack the top 10 in your NFL Rankings for week 8 of the season. Coming off of a decent win where we didn't turn the ball over, are 2nd in the NFL in turnover ratio, 8th in scoring per game on offense, our defense get's off the field on 3rd down (tied for 3rd in the NFL when 66% of the time on 3rd down we get off the field), and the Raiders are 11th in points allowed per game. Yet, somehow we rank damn near the middle of the pack in the NFL.com Rankings. Show us some love NFL.com and Elliot Harrison because right now you're just saying we're lucky we are where we are.
Like the title says i walked out of the Circle K this morning, i'm getting ready to hop in my truck, and this dude says "ayo do you have a cigarette?" So i say "nah i don't smoke" and this motherfucker looks at me like i'm crazy and just stared at me for like 10 seconds. Really, motherfucker do i look that much like a smoker? lol some people are just plain ridiculous....
fuckin' guy acted like i walked out of the store with a pack of cigarettes in my hand or something. shit had me buggin for a minute..
Let's face it, all this drama over rappers having ghostwriters is fucking stupid. If anyone gave two squirts of piss whether rappers write their own shit or not Dr. Dre wouldn't be worth a $billi. Yes, that's $billi with a "B".
Everyone knows Dre had his shit written by the d.o.c and Eazy-E had his shit written by Ice Cube and all them niggas are triple and quadruple platinum. From day 1 gangsta rap and rap in general has been fake as fuck.
So these guys like Meek Mill and Kid Cudi need to move the fuck on. While you're sitting over there talkin' shit about dudes getting paid off another mans work, these ghostwritten rappers are tearing up the charts and cashin' in.
Maybe you should think about joining them because last time I checked Drake, Dre, and Kanye all had net worth's that you guys could only dream of.
I've been a long time Oakland Raiders fan and times have been tough for the last decade. Now I'm not saying one lucky win has turned this franchise into a winning team but I think they could have dropped the label of being the laughing stock of the NFL.
This week the Raiders showed off a lot of their talent and a lot of their glaring weaknesses. Derek Carr has matured into a very confident and capable quarterback that is willing to pull the trigger and command the offense. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree are competing and playing at a high level continuing what they started last year. And the backfield consists of Latavius Murray and two rookies Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. The three combined for 157 yards on the ground last week.
BUT the god damn defense is suspect at best. Some people might say it's only the secondary that is struggling based off of them holding the saints to 88 yards on the ground. I however, beg to differ because they literally could not stop anything on Sunday. Khalil Mack our all-pro at two positions following the 2015 season, was completely shut out Sunday. He came away with 4 tackles, 0 sacks, and 0 tackles for loss. The one play they did make happened on the 3rd play of the game. Bruce Irvin strip sacked Drew Brees and the rookie Jihad Ward got the recovery for the Raiders.
The rest of the game consisted of Drew Brees absolutely shredding the secondary. DJ Hayden still can't cover, Sean Smith the $40 million dollar man got torched for 98 yards on one play by Brandin Cooks, and our first round draft pick Karl Joseph (the best safety out of college in 2015) was riding the pine because he didn't earn a starting spot on the team. The one solid and consistent player we have playing cornerback is David Amerson. Unfortunately for the Raiders there are usually 2 or more receivers that line up for every snap in the NFL.
Thankfully this team is young and has a huge upside in terms of talent. But to get over the hump of being a mediocre .500 team they need to improve dramatically in the secondary.
So after months and months of bullshit and lots of talk about various different people supposedly attempting to put up money for his $2 million dollar bail including that pharmaceutical tycoon Martin Shkreli that owns a life saving HIV drug, Bobby Shmurda has plead guilty to two charges.
Apparently Bobby Shmurda's lawyers realized the FED's had a full proof case including but not limited to wire taps of incriminating conversations. So they convinced Bobby "hot nigga" Shmurda to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of criminal possession of a weapon. The combined time associated to both charges carries a maximum sentence of 7 years.
So in terms of Bobby Shmurda and his music career his life probably isn't over. Props to the kid for being smart and taking the plea deal instead of trying to fight the case and going down for 98 years like his friend.
Anyway, thanks to DJ Akademiks for the video and TGIF. Have a good one!
it's not really new, it's actually a 2003 suzuki katana 600. but that doesn't mean it's not gonna be fun. i mean just check out mike burning the tred off my back tire. lol... i just hope i don't kill myself.
so DJ Akademiks came through with some more hip-hop news it's about lil wayne aka tunechi aka weezy baby and how he's still at odds with his daddy "baby" at cash money. judge says they have to finalize his $51 million dollar lawsuit before they get into his lawsuit for unpaid royalties for his artists drake, nicki minaj, and tyga on young money. but baby and cash money are stalling with their lawyers and ain't shit gonna happen. so weezy is crying on twitter cuz his daddy ain't gonna pay up. anyway watch the vid it's all there. holla