Worked with Keith Myers of FanSided sister station The 12 Man to preview tomorrow’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. I didn’t even ask too many Seahawks questions, since I barely care about some of the things that are happening during this game. There are some youngsters that they will be watching during the game and I wanted to see their reaction to Percy Harvin’s injury, but then I asked some random questions that have to deal with us.
Here are the questions and responses from Keith:
What players are you looking forward to seeing? Why?
I’m looking forward to seeing a bunch of the youngsters like Chistine Michael at RB, Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams at DT, Etc. This will be our first chance to get a look at these guys in a game situation, and it’ll be nice to see if they’re as impressive as they’ve looked against their teammates in training camp.
How did the fans react to the Percy Harvin injury?
It’s funny, but the fans are split on the injury. Either the sky is falling or it’s seen as not a big deal at all. I lie in the 2nd category. Harvin is an extremely explosive playmaker, but this team was the #2 offense in the NFL over the last 8 games without him a year ago.
Can you tell me how much you love Charlie Whitehurst?
Who? I’m not sure who you’re talking about… oh what, you mean Clipboard Jesus, don’t you?
All joking aside, I think it would be difficult to be more disappointed in a player for purely on-field reasons. Physically he has great talent, but simply cannot get anything out of it. Can we have out draft picks back, please? Oh, well. I had to ask.
Do you think Matt Flynn can be a game changer for the Raiders?
No, but let me explain. I got a great look at Flynn a year ago, and I liked what I saw. He’s better than many people think. As long as he’s smart and doesn’t turn the ball over, I think he’ll be a decent NFL starter. That’s all he is though. He’s a game manager. He can shepherd a good football team into the playoff, but I don’t think he can left a bad football team like the Raiders into the playoffs.