raiders_logoLast week, the Oakland Raiders demonstrated to the football world that they need help.

No, not help on the football field, but help in the front office and, to an extent, as an organization as a whole. The NFL needs to take over the organization and force the once great Al Davis OUT of the league!

Or, as Jeff says, at least the league can place the Raiders under conservatorship.

I, along with the rest of the NFL world, am trying to find the reason behind the Oakland Raiders trading away a first round draft pick for a DE that is near the end of his career. What are the benefits of Richard Seymour of the Patriots? It’s not like he is the missing piece of the puzzle to get the Raiders to the Super Bowl. Seymour represents one piece to a puzzle that has about 15 pieces missing.

As of this writing, Seymour has yet to report to the Raiders. Can’t say I blame the poor guy. Who would want to go from a team that has a legitimate shot of going to the Super Bowl, to a team that has a legitimate shot of winning 6 games. The Raiders have done something right, however. They sent Seymour a letter today giving him five days to report to the team. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, league sources told him that Seymour has five days to report to the team or be suspended.

Al Davis is in the hall of fame, and for that he should be allowed to gracefully step aside from the Raiders organization. The fact of the matter is, he is a proud man that has allowed the game of football to pass him by. He is hanging on to a part of the game that no longer exists. He hires and fires coaches like most teams hire and fire ball boys. His team is in financial trouble, mostly because he has spent money poorly and on the wrong players, and his team has not posted more than 5 wins since the 2002 season when they lost to the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. That’s six seasons with five or less wins.

The Raiders need help and the league must step in soon and give it to them.