Maxx Crosby on Raiders’ struggles: It’s all self-inflicted

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Maxx Crosby says the Raiders have no one to blame but themselves for the way they keep losing close games.

Crosby, the Raiders defensive end who added another sack on Thursday night to give him 11.5 this season, said after the Raiders’ 17-16 loss that they had every opportunity to close the Rams out and failed to do so.

“We had every opportunity to close this game out, and we didn’t,” Crosby said, via NFL.com. “Just sick about it. It’s tough. You know, we played good football for most of the game. We just didn’t close the game. And it’s happened before. It’s unfortunate. We have work to do. As simple as that. It sucks because when you’re in the game you feel like you’ve done enough to finish it and then we just keep giving them chances. It’s all self-inflicted shit. So, that’s what makes it hard. It is what it is. Obviously, it sucks. I just feel bad for the fans.”

The Raiders have now lost four different games in which they had double-digit second-half leads. And they have a lot of self-inflicted wounds.

9 responses to “Maxx Crosby on Raiders’ struggles: It’s all self-inflicted

  1. Fans? What fans? Pretty sure the original Jack Youngblood and Eric Dickerson jersey owners, either can’t fit into those jerseys anymore, or got rid of them back in ’95. LA is a joke for football.

  2. Not a Raiders fan, in fact I Hate the Raiders, but it is BS the Refs didn’t call obvious holding in the 4th quarter and on the game winning drive.

  3. Four double-digit 2nd half leads blown. Why has the defensive coordinator not been fired? If they win those 4 games, the Raiders are 10-3, if they split those 4 games and go 2-2, then the Raiders are 8-5.

  4. Tillery needs to be cut for that move. Seasons over so there’s no point in keeping anyone around. Please send a message. You want to get attention of the team cut him and Clelin for that offsides on the punt. Unreal.

  5. “Fans? What fans? Pretty sure the original Jack Youngblood and Eric Dickerson jersey owners, either can’t fit into those jerseys anymore, or got rid of them back in ’95. LA is a joke for football”

    You’re aware that Crosby plays for the Raiders and is talking about Raiders fans, right?

  6. Jerry Tillery should be cut. McDaniels wants to be a nicer version of his Denver days but sometimes you’ve got to put the foot down and send a message.

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