The Raiders beat the Jets 34-24 Sunday in Oakland to improve to 2-1 on the season. They’re tied with the Chargers for first in the AFC West, and their players are particularly proud of their defensive effort.
During introductions before the game, Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour went Dante Hall and threw up an “X.” After the game, he explained what it meant.
“When I throw up the ‘X,’ that means it’s time to put the kids to bed,” Seymour said. “It’s X-rated out there. That means if you’re 13 and under, don’t watch this.”
The defense didn’t exactly bring the pain early in the game, falling behind 17-7. In the second half, they delivered four sacks of Mark Sanchez, and one broken nose.
Seymour has actually been doing the “X” gesture since joining the Raiders in 2009. In an interview last year, he said the “X” symbolized what the Raiders were about to do defensively. Now apparently the gesture has changed to mean that the things are getting X-rated. I guess that’s what happens when your team is balling. Seymour shouldn’t get too cocky though — the offense has really carried them. Without Darren McFadden, they wouldn’t be 2-1.