Jon Gruden: Raiders’ recent play is “sickening”

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The Raiders were in Sunday’s game against the Titans for the first half, but things took a familiar turn for the worse after the break.

Oakland and Tennessee were tied at 21, but the Titans would wind up with a 42-21 win that made it three blowout losses in a row for the Raiders. On Monday, Gruden called the team’s recent play “sickening” and promised to shake things up in order to generate better results.

“Right now, we’ve got to play better, and we’re going to play better, and there will be changes,” Gruden said, via NBCSportsBayArea.com. “There will be changes. What happened yesterday will not happen again. I can’t allow it to happen.”

Given the point in the schedule, it’s hard to see what changes will make a significant difference as the Raiders are essentially stuck with what they already have on hand. The offseason will be a different story and one imagines there will be some upheaval to come as they move on to Las Vegas.

36 responses to “Jon Gruden: Raiders’ recent play is “sickening”

  1. Also Carr throwing out of bounds on 4th down. Again. He’s gone. Has to be. I think he’s actually dumber than he looks.

  2. I’m totally on board with what Gruden is doing. You don’t fix a franchise that had one winning season in 15 years, overnight. He’s already torn down the rotted foundation and he’s building a new one. I don’t think any of this is a shock to Gruden as he’s already secured the draft picks he’s going to need to put the finishing touches on it. The Raiders also have a positive salary cap situation. I think everything is happening right on time. I’ve been waiting this long. I can wait another year or two.

  3. One thing for sure Jon is trying to pull the Raiders out of the rut they has been in for so long.

  4. joetoronto says:
    December 10, 2019 at 8:48 am
    Way too many injuries, they just aren’t good enough yet to overcome so many of them
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    No. Every team has injuries this time of year.The problem is you have the worst QB in the league…throw the ball out of bounds on the last play of the game….Josh Allen would never do that.

    2019 Record

    Josh Allen 9-4
    Derek Carr 6-7

  5. They don’t quite have the depth yet. Too many injuries to overcome on defense this year, but they took an impressive step forward all things considered. With all the clowns in the league today, I can’t express how proud I am of Josh Jacobs. Wish there were more players like him still around.

  6. Probably ought to start with a QB change. Derelicte’ is a poorer version of Kirk Cousins. Great for garbage time stats but can’t step up when the game is on the line.

  7. Way to many injuries and the defense is swiss cheese all the GM couch potatoes can bag on Carr but when our D gives up 552 yards a game its embarrassing .MLB and a #1 wide receiver with our first round draft picks is a no-brainer !!

    rebuild on schedule

    RN4L

  8. vikesfansteve says:
    December 10, 2019 at 8:17 am
    I think he’s actually dumber than he looks.
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    Impossible…

  9. MLB and a #1 wide receiver with our first round draft picks is a no-brainer.

    Like the ones he traded away??

  10. Waller has 72 catches. The next closest is Renfrow and Tyrell Williams tied with 36. They have no WRs, and while Carr isn’t good, he’s throwing passes to guys that are cast offs from other teams.

    No true pass rusher. Mayowa and Crosby have been OK – but they struggle getting to the QB and no DL is “feared”.

    Jon Abram on IR. This hurt them a lot honestly. He gave their defense some swagger and a versatility that it doesn’t have without him.

    Antonio Brown debacle.

    Not a Raider fan, but hard to really lay into Gruden for all of the above. They are rebuilding a defensive line, they though Brown was going to fix their WR problem, they thought they were going to have the secondary shored up with Abram. Another offseason and they could have something going here.

    I like the direction of the Raiders a lot better than the direction of the Lions

  11. Grudawg is laughing all the way to the bank! MarkEy MaRK will keep him as long as necessary. LOL, only the Raiders…………

  12. I’m totally on board with what Gruden is doing. You don’t fix a franchise that had one winning season in 15 years, overnight. He’s already torn down the rotted foundation and he’s building a new one. I don’t think any of this is a shock to Gruden as he’s already secured the draft picks he’s going to need to put the finishing touches on it. The Raiders also have a positive salary cap situation. I think everything is happening right on time. I’ve been waiting this long. I can wait another year or two.

    Asa bills fan, I can agree completely. Doing things right is worth a season or two more

  13. “What is the present real time “over and under” on Chucky finishing 5 years let alone the ten year contract?”
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    Sadly for Raiders fans, the odds are he’ll finish the entire deal. He won’t likely walk away from that kind of money and Davis won’t likely want to be paying two coaches at one time. Also, if memory serves, most if not all of that 10 year contract was supposedly guaranteed.

  14. It was all downhill after Gannon broke his neck against the Bucks after the 4 choreographed pic six plays were the difference in the Gruden bowl. JD had them back until Carr broke his leg, then cracked his back the following year. He never fully recovered. Then C-wood left, Aldon Smith gone and they traded Mack and got rid of Murray and cooper and lost Brown, no more Vontaze … Can’t catch a break… That ship has sailed.

  15. If Gruden had an sense of accountability he would look first in the mirror when talking about the bad play of the Raiders over the last 2 years. But of course his ego is too large for that. Instead he’ll find scapegoats with Carr the primary target (and Carr will be gone in 2020 and likely prosper on a new team).

    I also doubt that Gruden will ever “give back” any of that boatload of guaranteed money as he promised he would if the Raiders play was as bad as its been under his coaching.

  16. Here we go again, another year under Gruden and another year of no playoffs. What happens in year three under Gruden with the move to Vegas and still no playoffs. The forever re-build continues, look, I understand that this team made some strides in the right direction, but this team is going to finish exactly where I thought they would be. Gruden on his cushy 10 year 100 mil contract, he is all good with it. Still going to keep all the same coaches adn still going to be the same old story. My buddy always says the Raiders super bowl is the NFL draft, he may be right, because it continues to be a sad thing to watch.

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