Oakland Raiders: The No Win Situation?

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Published: April 27, 2009


... before he ever sets foot on the turf, right?

But, that's Mel Kiper Jr. for you.

Mel, the soothsayer of all things football, couldn't believe that the Raiders would bypass a sure star and a "can't miss" prospect in Michael Crabtree.

But, considering that Tom Cable got to see Darrius Heyward-Bey up close and personal...and that Michael Crabtree turned crab apple at the thought of Silver and Black...what could they have done?

Let's look at the possibilities.

Possibility number one is that the Raiders selected Michael Crabtree.

Michael simply hangs his head in disbelief, frustration, and refuses to wear the cap or even come out of the "green room." While Mel and the boys are singing his praises, Michael is throwing a temper tantrum unseen since, well....Randy Moss threw one to get out of Oakland.

Mel's ego is stoked, and even though he has no coaching experience in the NFL, he is deemed smarter than anyone else on the draft.

Well, m...

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