It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. The easiest target there is these days outside of Lolo Jones resides in the East Bay. He’s Greg Knapp and bashing him and everything he does has become the official pastime of Raider Nation on Sundays.
Every time the Oakland offense takes the field it’s Knapp Time. As in close your eyes until Shane Lechler kicks. Those booming punts have become our alarm clocks on Sunday.
With how horrible Darren McFadden looks in this horrendous zone blocking scheme you have to wonder if Knapp could coordinate the building of a Lego house.
So what else are we supposed to do while watching our favorite team slide back into football oblivion?
Before I start hearing it from Knapp’s friends and family let’s get something clear. This dude has been here before. He was Oakland’s OC during the failed Lane Kiffin experiment. Not long after Kiffin got canned and Tom Cable took over Knapp was stripped of play calling duties…and things improved.
So don’t blame us for doing what is natural.
I mean, if Reggie McKenzie would prefer to hear chants of “Just win, baby!” over “Fire Knapp !” then he should take our advice and move on from the worst play caller in the game.
Hue Jackson was no offensive genius but look at the difference between then and now. Oakland’s offense had just as many injuries but did that stop the Silver and Black from finding the end zone on the regular? Does Darren McFadden hate the zone blocking scheme?
Don’t answer either of those. That’s what we like to call rhetorical.
When it comes to rhetoric nobody is spinning it better than Dennis Allen these days. Allen might want to consider throwing his hat into the presidential debate with the amount of B.S. piling up in his press conferences.
The time to have patience with Knapp and his failed scheme is over. That went out the window…well…the last time Knapp got his walking papers from the Raiders. So if after the bye week we’re still seeing the same tired tactics then McKenzie can expect more of the same from Raider Nation. Only difference is those jeers directed towards Knapp will be coming from the couch at home instead of from the Coliseum stands on Sundays.