When the Raiders brought Matt Leinart to the Bay the logic was to have a quarterback versed in Greg Knapp’s failed offense that could provide help as the team adjusted. However after finally seeing Leinart in extended action as a Raider then hearing the coaching staff is toying with the idea of simplifying the playbook one has to wonder what was the point of signing Leinart in the first place?
If this guy was supposed to know the offense already then why was he so unprepared to enter the game this past Sunday? I fully understand that it’s not an easy task to enter an NFL game as a backup quarterback. But Oakland had time to make in-game adjustments and Leinart has had some years in this system yet the end result was still one failed screen and check down pass after another.
If Leniart knows Knapp’s offense then why would the team supposedly be considering cutting the playbook down in size? Exactly what in the world has Leinart been doing with all his time with the clipboard this season if he needs the offense reduced to JaMarcus Russell size in order to digest?
But this is typical of everything that has defined Knapp’s second failed tenure as a coordinator in Oakland. Why Reggie McKenzie sat so passively and allowed an entire season of this mess to unfold is beyond troubling. We all know that this franchise needs more stability. But that can’t come at the expense of failure.
Knapp and everything he’s brought to this franchise has been a failure. And now we’re supposed to believe that a QB who was supposed to know the offense but clearly wasn’t prepared to play is going give this team the best chance at victory.
Laughable on all accounts. Embarrassing at best. Flawed from the start.
Congrats, Knapp. You’ve outdone yourself on this one.