Oakland Raiders Healing Requires Surgery and Sutures

September 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today is the day that the Oakland Raiders will trim the team to 53 men. The thought of the decisions today may already be causing some players emotional pain.
The men who are on the roster knew that this day was coming.
Some of them put their whole heart into making the team. Some fell short using their own standards to judge their performance.
A coach's perception may not agree with the individual player's perception of how well he did during preseason.
It's sort of like the phrase "For whom the bell tolls." As Oakland Raiders and other NFL players sit and think today, the players may wonder if the bell tolls for them.
Cutting the team to 53 men is like having surgery to remove dysfunctional parts of the body. Think about the team as a body that should be functioning in a healthy, victorious way.
If the doctors or coaches see that someone cannot function, will not function or has not functioned, the job of the Oakland Raiders coaches and staff i...

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