NAPA, Calif. -- Conventional shouting couldn't shake the Raiders' offense from a rare morning funk, so Bill Callahan offered a wakeup call. He ordered a few live plays of scrimmaging.
Jerry Rice wasn't happy with himself. Rich Gannon was off with his passing. The offensive machine that passed for almost 300 yards a game had a glitch. "We weren't sharp mentally," Callahan groused after practice. "I thought we would be sharper throwing the football. Today we weren't on."
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