The Friday before Week Three became considerably more intriguing when the Raiders tried to bar CBS analyst Rich Gannon from the team’s facility for the network production meetings preceding Sunday’s home game against the Broncos.
The Raiders reluctantly relented, primarily because they had no choice. The networks pay big money to broadcast the games, and they can’t broadcast the games properly if the teams aren’t going to cooperate.
But, in the end, it didn’t matter. Gannon was unable to get to Oakland before the meeting, so he didn’t attend.
“That was a win-win situation for us,” said Raiders executive John Herrera, the man who articulated the organization’s desire that Gannon not enter the building.
Well, at least the Raiders are winning at something.