The Las Vegas Raiders likely thought it was a good idea at the time.
When the Raiders decided to gather shortly before their scheduled game against the Kansas City Chiefs at midfield at Arrowhead Stadium, it probably was an exercise in trying to claim some road game mojo. Arrowhead is known around the NFL as a very tough place to play, so perhaps the Raiders were hoping to movie moment, a way of finding inspiration away from Vegas before a big divisional game.
It turns out that none of it worked. In fact, it likely backfired given how badly they were beaten by the Chiefs in a final 48-9 victory.
After the game (and even during it) plenty of Chiefs players, past and present, noticed the Raiders’ behavior and took exception—or just couldn’t stop laughing. Deandre Baker has the right approach here—to not only laugh at the Raiders’ ridiculous antics but also to remind himself and everyone that there’s a better approach to take.
Fellow defensive back Armani Watts had some harsher words for the Raiders and we’re here for all of it.
Like many of us, Willie Gay didn’t have anything else to add because he was just so busy laughing at the entire episode.
Fellow cornerback Chris Lammons was tweeting during the game since he’s on IR, a move made earlier this week, and yet he was busy laughing with Gay as well.
Even former players were getting in on the conversation, as former Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito says it best with a snarky approach. The Raiders are well-coached after all.
Both Schwartz brothers also weighed in. Former Chiefs lineman Geoff Schwartz was laughing like some other players but Mitch, the team’s longtime right tackle, kept coming back to it throughout the game.