Greg Knapp doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt. Not in Oakland he doesn’t.
We’ve seen his tired act before and last time it resulted in Tom Cable taking over the play calling duties. Guess what? The offense improved under Cable.
So here we are again with Knapp at the helm and the offense is again sputtering. Last time around Knapp had JaMarcus Russell as his biggest excuse. This time he’s hanging his excuse hat on injuries and the need for patience.
Memo to Greg Knapp: You inherited an offense that features one of the best weapons in all of football and an offensive line that dominated the line of scrimmage last season.
So what really is the excuse, Knapp? Let him tell it and he’ll give you every reason why his offense stinks worse than Lady Gaga’s taint after an evening in a skirt steak thong. First it’s because Stefen Wisniewski has missed significant time until last week. Then it’s because the Raiders have faced tough run defenses. Next the excuse will be that the dirt on Oakland’s field is slowing Darren McFadden.
Show us some results, now, Knapp. We don’t want to hear about the labor pains. Just show as the damn baby!
Hue Jackson’s offense had no problems running the rock and he took on a rag tag group of offensive linemen that formed into a cohesive unit during the lockout shortened offseason.
So, what now is you excuse Knapp? Seems to me if Knapp was as creative with his play calling as he is with inventing reasons why his offense is more impotent than Hugh Hefner after a fifth of 151 then maybe he wouldn’t be taking so much heat.