None of us really thought the Raiders would have a true shot at the
playoffs. But, I thought they would at least be competitive
while rebuilding. Man, are we in for a long season.
The Raiders went 1/12 on third down today. They had an average of starting drives on the 19 yard line (which is generous due to two decent starting positions). They were 0/2 in the red zone. They just can't score touchdowns.
I wonder how long it will take before Dennis Allen decides the ZBS isn't working with the personnel the Raiders have. Asked today if he's committed to the scheme, he said "Absolutely. Absolutely. I have seen it work. Believe in it."
So, I guess we are in for some painful games against Pittsburgh and Denver. I mean, they are going to be some ugly games.
The defense was horrific. Couldn't tackle a fly. Did you see Reggie Bush make three guys miss? Yikes. And Miami manhandled our line. Tannehill was barely touched all day. In fact, the defense made Tannehill look like a damn world beater. They were tired - and it showed.
Did I say it is going to be a long season? Yeah. Something has to give. And no, Alch, we shouldn't start Pryor.