You already know the details about Henry Ruggs’ charges after his car crash earlier this week. You know he was released. You listened and read about Derek Carr, Mark Davis and Rich Bisaccia standing behind Ruggs as a person.
You probably saw the videos and pictures of his car. You saw his mugshot and the video of him realizing he ruined his life in real-time. You heard about the victim from those who knew her best. You read about her and her dog.
It is an all-around tragedy. There’s nothing more to say. A life was lost and lives were forever changed. It pulls out our heartstrings because many of us have or know somebody who has been on either side of that drunken wheel.
These preventable crashes happen far too often. Vegas, the Raiders and none of us should tolerate it and that’s why Ruggs must be held accountable. However, I’m not one to judge.
The Bye Week only got bluer with Damon Arnette catching a lawsuit for his own car accident last season. You really can’t get a weirder season when you add this to the Raiders coaching resigning due to his own dumb actions and behavior.
What’s next? Hopefully, a win and/or some wins lead into a playoff berth.
It can’t be easy for the players but maybe they can pull closer together. Bisaccia seems to be the leader we needed. Carr is also showing new developments as a leader post Gruden. This team is talented if they can get out of their own way.
We know the Giants suck teams into playing sloppy. They also have an athletic tight end and a good defensive line. That’s enough to give the Raiders problems on the road after a long break filled with drama. Vegas must assert their dominance early and often.
Let’s put a win between us and this messy Bye Week. No need to talk about Ruggs anymore. Let the legal system play out. Let the season move forward. Be there for each other. It’s a lot for us so I know it is a lot for players and fans. Don’t forget Tina Tintor. RIP.
Here’s what you need to read before Sunday’s matchup versus the Giants.