Janikowski will not Return as Raiders Kicker… I Hate Change.

A sad day in Oakland is upon us. Apparently it has been reported by everyone’s favorite Raider of the past 2 decades won’t be rejoining them in 2018. That’s right, Sebastian Janikowski will be a free agent this offseason, with the team wanting to go in a different, younger direction.
I knew John Gruden was quite the hire in Oakland, and everyone was excited for Gruden’s QB camp to stay with the Raiders. They brought in a brand new head coach who had a history of being a Raider and promised it will be like old times again. But I hate to already doubt Gruden, this isn’t exactly getting the band back together.
Everyone loved the kicker in the silver and black who looked like his off-season nutritionist recommended McDonald’s 3 times a week. Hell, he was my favorite kicker to use in Madden ‘05! I don’t know man, I was just thinking today how excited I was for the Jon Gruden era, but after a move like that, I’m down on Gruden right now. I’m sure he’ll bounce back, but in my heart I can’t picture another kicker for the Oakland Raiders than Sebastian Janikowski.

Image from NBC Bay Area


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