The Raiders are Back according to coach Del Rio. “The Raiders are back,” he told the locker room minutes after The Silver and Black’s loss to the Houston Texans at the NRG stadium in their first playoff game since 2002, “just not back where we want to be just yet.”
He went on to praise the team for their 12 wins in the regular season and on the sacrifices they’d all made. “Your can hold your heads high,” he told the players.
Given what the team have achieved on the field this season, and the progress the team is making off the field toward a move to Las Vegas, there’s few fans who would disagree, The Raiders are well and truly back. At the start of the season, we’d have all taken a first playoff-game in 14 years.
Vocalising what many believe and all of us hope, Del Rio announced that the future of the franchise is bright. “We are heading where we need to be heading,” he said urging the group to stick together, “This is just the beginning. We are not ready to stop”.