Oakland Raiders’ Preparation Like a Protective, Healing Garden (Gan)

June 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Have you ever planted seeds in a garden? Do you know that the word garden comes from a Hebrew word, "gan"? Well, as usual, I have been doing a lot of research on the Oakland Raiders. 
Here is the thought that came to mind: Just think of a garden as a place of restoration, growth and healing. This very thought applies to what is expected to happen during the training season of the Oakland Raiders, preceding the regular season in 2010.
The Oakland Raiders need restoration, and during the training season is the time that many things are planted, transplanted and nurtured.
For example, when the Oakland Raiders add a new man, say, Jason Campbell or John Henderson to the roster, it is somewhat like transplanting a seedling. When you transplant a seedling as the gardener (the Oakland Raiders' coaches) you must pay intense attention to the situation.
One article says that transplanting tiny seedlings require the gardener to get absorbed in a daily vigil. The ...

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