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Jack Del Rio: We can’t worry about expectations

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The Warriors put on a show again on Sunday night to go up 2-0 in the NBA Finals and run their record to 14-0 in this year’s playoffs, which is both good news and bad news for Raiders coach Jack Del Rio.

Del Rio grew up in the Bay Area and is a longtime Warriors fan, but he also has tickets to Game Five so may be out of luck when it comes to getting in the arena to see the action up close. If that’s the case, he’ll probably just turn himself back to working on bringing another winner to Oakland.

The Raiders have sold out season tickets despite their plan to move to Las Vegas, which is a sign of how high expectations are for the team after last year’s long-awaited return to the postseason. Plenty of people outside of Oakland share those expectations for the team, but Del Rio told Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB.com that the team isn’t paying any of it any mind.

“We have so much to do and so far to go and so much work ahead of us that we can’t really worry about anything like expectations or how good we can be or thoughts about where we are going to play,” Del Rio said.

As mentioned, Del Rio’s blinkers have made room for the Warriors and he said he’d “like to think there are some similarities” between the two teams when it comes to doing “whatever it takes as a team.” If anyone is making comparisons to the Warriors come the end of this season, the offseason work that’s consuming the coach right now will have been worth every ounce of effort.

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11 Responses to “Jack Del Rio: We can’t worry about expectations”
  1. trubroncfan07 says: Jun 5, 2017 7:18 AM

    Haha the only comparison you can make for the Raiders and the Warriors, are they both moving out of Oakland in the next few years.

  2. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 5, 2017 7:53 AM

    Men, if the Raiders fail yet again to win a playoff game this season, is it time for GOOO REGGGIIEEE and Captain Jack to get kicked to the curb? They would be in Denver (Fox fired with 46-18 record, 4 straight AFC West championships, 1 SB appearance, all in 4 years) but the bar is a little higher there then in Oakland.

  3. thetwilightsown says: Jun 5, 2017 9:47 AM

    droppedinagreasefire says:
    Jun 5, 2017 7:53 AM
    Men, if the Raiders fail yet again to win a playoff game this season, is it time for GOOO REGGGIIEEE and Captain Jack to get kicked to the curb? They would be in Denver (Fox fired with 46-18 record, 4 straight AFC West championships, 1 SB appearance, all in 4 years) but the bar is a little higher there then in Oakland.

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    Annnnd that should about do it for “smack talk” from team Donkey – nice try, you’ll get ’em next time
    Aside from the fact Raider Nation is impervious to trash talk this low on the meter, the looming slide into irrelevance under the hands of Elway, The Great GM, driving the work of others right into the ground, will be too fun to watch for us to care. Good news though: he’ll ride on the ring Fox, Phillips and Peyton Manning handed him for at least a decade – this ship should be sailing by no later than 2040!

  4. honkeyt says: Jun 5, 2017 9:51 AM

    droppedinagreasefire says:
    Jun 5, 2017 7:53 AM
    Men, if the Raiders fail yet again to win a playoff game this season, is it time for GOOO REGGGIIEEE and Captain Jack to get kicked to the curb? They would be in Denver (Fox fired with 46-18 record, 4 straight AFC West championships, 1 SB appearance, all in 4 years) but the bar is a little higher there then in Oakland.

    This kid has dumb dumb football knowledge.

  5. r8rsfan says: Jun 5, 2017 9:57 AM

    Raider Nation hasn’t lost any love for the GM, coaches and players. The Owner has betrayed the fans in Oakland, and the rest of The Nation feels dirty for that. But I can guarantee you that NO Raider fan has anything but love for Kahlil Mack, Amari Cooper and every other player on the roster, and the coaches too.

  6. johnnybandwagon says: Jun 5, 2017 10:18 AM

    The Raiders have sold out season tickets despite their plan to move to Las Vegas
    Season tickets sold out last year by mid season with a waiting list of about 8 thousand by seasons end, before the move to sin city was made final.

  7. mlhigh says: Jun 5, 2017 11:30 AM

    Men, if the Raiders fail yet again to win a playoff game this season, is it time for GOOO REGGGIIEEE and Captain Jack to get kicked to the curb? They would be in Denver (Fox fired with 46-18 record, 4 straight AFC West championships, 1 SB appearance, all in 4 years) but the bar is a little higher there then in Oakland.

    This kid has dumb dumb football knowledge.
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    Soo, you are ok with not winning playoff games? Wow, just Wow!

  8. mlhigh says: Jun 5, 2017 11:36 AM

    GOOOOO REGGGGIE! This will be his 6th season with the Raiders. 1 playoff appearance, zero playoff wins, zero division titles, a 30-50 record. McKenzie would be so fired by the other 31 teams who put a priority on winning. Not the Raiders. They are too busy begging for public handouts to make their bottom line. Am I lying?

  9. raidernation210 says: Jun 5, 2017 12:45 PM

    mlhigh says:
    Jun 5, 2017 11:36 AM

    GOOOOO REGGGGIE! This will be his 6th season with the Raiders. 1 playoff appearance, zero playoff wins, zero division titles, a 30-50 record. McKenzie would be so fired by the other 31 teams who put a priority on winning. Not the Raiders. They are too busy begging for public handouts to make their bottom line. Am I lying?

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    No you’re not lying you’re just too stupid to see what has really been going on in Oakland. You fail to mention Reggie was handed not only one of the worst teams in football but he was also in salary cap hell for 2yrs, so not including those 2yrs, the raiders have gotten progressively better the last 3 seasons. when you get a chance look up the over 70 million other cities have put up for new stadiums. So stop being a clown and do some research before running your mouth

  10. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 5, 2017 6:23 PM

    No you’re not lying you’re just too stupid to see what has really been going on in Oakland. You fail to mention Reggie was handed not only one of the worst teams in football but he was also in salary cap hell for 2yrs.
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    How can this be? Prior to GOOO REGGGIE, wasnt the team in the secure hands of the legendary Al Davis, the greatest god in football so says the Nayshun?

  11. raidernation210 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:28 AM

    droppedinagreasefire says:
    Jun 5, 2017 6:23 PM

    No you’re not lying you’re just too stupid to see what has really been going on in Oakland. You fail to mention Reggie was handed not only one of the worst teams in football but he was also in salary cap hell for 2yrs.
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    How can this be? Prior to GOOO REGGGIE, wasnt the team in the secure hands of the legendary Al Davis, the greatest god in football so says the Nayshun?

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    From 1960-2002, Al Davis’s Oakland Raiders had the most wins of any team in football, his last 12 years it didn’t go as well. Plenty of team have sucked or long periods of time, it just took the Raiders 42 years to suck and now that’s over and they are back so keep on hating, the RaiderNation loves it!!

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