Remember when the Raiders were the most intimidating team in the league? Remember when the Raiders led the league in most penalties? Well, the Raiders still do lead the league in penalties, but only the offsides, false start and holding variety. Not the roughing the passer, roughing the mascot and general mayhem infractions.
Art Shell was going to change that. He was going to bring back the greatness of the Raiders through toughness. Nobody was going to be tougher than the Raiders.
Or so you thought.
It turns out the Raiders were punked by 49ers quarterback Trent Dilfer.
That’s right, Trent (expletive) Dilfer. The former Fresno State Bulldog was flagged for two personal foul infractions—one when he taunted former Buccaneers teammate Warren Sapp. The alleged quarterback killer said it was “the apocalypse is definitely on us when Trent Dilfer gets two personal fouls.”
Not really, it is just more dirt being shoveled on the myth of the Raiders mystique when the Jm J. Bullock of NFL quarterbacks is showing you up. The Raiders might have won its third consecutive preseason game (about how many games the team has won in the past three seasons), but all anybody is going to talk about is Dilfer getting over on the Raiders.
Link to the game story.