Las Vegas Raiders are at a crossroads heading into Week 6
Where do the Raiders go from here?
As of right now, there is no reason to panic. Las Vegas is 3-2 and sitting in second place of the AFC West, ahead of the Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs. They have shown in their first three wins that they are a team that doesn’t give up and that they have a lot of talent on the roster.
Really, it’s about putting it all together and making it happen. And that comes down to both the players executing their plays and coaches making the right calls.
As far as coaching, Bisaccia will have to lean on his assistant coaches in a big way, and luckily, he has veteran ones in Greg Olson and Gus Bradley. Bradley is a former head coach and can help him in that capacity as well, so the team could actually be better off without the old-school style of Gruden.
The offense is loaded with playmakers, so now that Gruden is gone, Carr could be free to throw the ball deep more, or even not be so vanilla with the playcalling. It has been almost unwatchable early in games, so the expectation is the Raiders could be more explosive on that side of the ball moving forward.
The Las Vegas Raiders suffered an embarrassing defeat against the Chicago Bears, here are three things we learned from the Week 5 loss.
By no means is the season over yet. It’s only five games, the team has a positive record, and they have a favorable schedule for the next three weeks. If they can start by beating Denver, then that would be a great way for the team to regain footing and get back on track. If they can’t fix their mistakes, then they may be doomed for another tough season.
Whichever route they go in is completely up to them.