Living on the East Coast and refusing to pay the price for Sunday Ticket, I don’t get to see the Las Vegas Raiders play that often. I do, however, pay the modest price for the basic NFL Plus package on my phone which means I have access to the live audio of the Raiders’ games.
Most Sundays, I sit back and listen to Jason Horowitz and Lincoln Kennedy give their biased takes on the games. Their job is to make the Raiders sound as if they are a functioning football team. Through the first two weeks of the season, I bought it.
After seeing the actual product on the field for the first time since the pre-season, I am utterly disgusted by what I saw. Pre-season offered glimpses of the future. Young players playing to make the team against other green professional players.
There was a real sense that the Raiders were moving in the right direction. Aidan O’Connell bolstered many of those dreams of a successful season with their outstanding play.
However, going into Week 4, it is clear Josh McDaniels is not the answer as head coach.