Friday, September 19, 2008

Hater of the Week: Jason Whitlock

There's kind of been a moratorium on picking a Hater of the Week since the Monday Night Debacle against Denver, mainly because there's been so much to hate about the Raiders.

But in his 10 NFL Truths column, he writes:

1. Getting fired before the end of the season would be the best thing that could happen to Lane Kiffin.

He doesn't want to be anywhere near the scene of the crime when people start assigning blame for the JaMarcus Russell debacle. It blows my mind that Russell was the No. 1 pick in the draft two years ago. I've never seen any quarterback stare down one receiver the way Russell did in Oakland's victory over the Chiefs.

The JaMarcus Russell debacle? Really? If he was staring down one receiver, it's because we only have one receiver. I actually doubt we have that many. While I agree, somewhat, that getting fired would be the best thing to happen to Lance, it's not because JaMarcus didn't deserve to the be the #1 pick. He did, and he does.

Whitlock's FOX Sports colleague Kevin Hench has a funny line comparing Al Davis to Uncle Junior, though.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am astonished at the lack of objectivity displayed by whitlock. its obvious he's got his panties in a bunch because the raiders stomped his beloved chiefs. I also saw the highlights from the game, jr was clearly hitting his second and third options as u could easily see his head moving as he scanned the field. I used to think whitlock was a reputable guy, now I realize that, just like the other media hacks, he's just a bag of hot air. he needs an enemy to give him something to write about for the next 10 yrs as the raiders trounce the chiefs with russell at the helm.

Sllaacs said...

No one can deny that 6-17, 50 or so yards is garbage. Pure garbage. If there had been 6 drops, I could give Russell the benefit of doubt, but come on - the kid looked terrible. Doesn't mean he IS terrible, but he had a shit game, no excuses.

Anonymous said...

hey, bad games happen. every qb has them. some of his incompletions were throwaways. there were some drops 2. hey, no one is making excuses but whitlock went waaaaaay overboard.

Anonymous said...

who the fuck is Lance? Can we get a copy-editor you illiterate son of a bitch...

Dan Hauenstein said...

Gotta love anonymity.

Maybe that green dot on the back of JaMarcus' helmet indicates a direct line to Al Davis, who screams, "Look at Whitted! He's open!" throughout the game.

Dan Hauenstein said...

And - Whitlock must have tuned out at half, because Gannon did an isolation on JaMarcus showing how he was looking people off and generally playing more comfortably in the second half.

John Sousa said...

Wow! A bunch of comments. The third anonymous is my brother Andy, who called me after he posted his comment "Who is Lance.." to rub it in. I explained to him that he's an idiot. Everybody who knows Lance Kiffin is. He's the guy Al hired, which is why he told Corkran in August that Lane Kiffin is "not the guy I hired."

Sllaacs said...

Yeah Andy, you're an idiot. I think we take a wait-and-see approach with Russell. Let's give him a full season before we call him a bust or a bargain. So far, the jury is still out.

Sllaacs said...

"illiterate son of a bitch"... Hella funny.

Sllaacs said...

BTW, how's that iphone treating you? I almost want to cry every time I send a text - or don't hear the shit-heap ring.

The Professor said...

Did Andy just call his mama a bitch? I don't think his new daddy would like that.