Raiders fall lower on totem pole


Rick Scuteri

Jon Gruden during a press conference after a game.

By: Christopher Lellos
Bark! Voice of the Bulldogs
Tech Director

Since week 3 of the 2021 NFL season, the Las Vegas Raiders have gone downhill.
The Raiders in the past two weeks have gone back to back with losses to the Las Angeles Chargers and the Chicago Bears with lackluster performances. The Raiders have not had the same energy since the overtime win against the Miami Dolphins back in week 3.
Some factors to the Raiders rapid decline are the Raiders offense and the head coach, Jon Gruden. Ever since the third week win, things have never been the same.
The Raiders offense has been slow in the first quarter falling behind the opponent which leads to the Raiders having to play from behind for the rest of the game. This could be due to the Raiders offensive line not performing well. The offensive line is ranked dead last in the NFL and is on track to be one of the worst offensive lines in NFL History based on their PFF (Player Grade Features) rankings.
Recently, the head coach of the Raiders, Jon Gruden, has been in the news about some leaked tweets from back in 2011. Those tweets were targeting people like the commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell. The other tweets had been described as racial slurs towards anonymous people.
These tweets have led to the departure of Jon Gruden as the head coach of the Raiders and will most likely not be coaching any team any time soon. Now that Gruden has left, fans question who is going to fill in the gap for head coaching. Most people expected the Raiders to promote the defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as the new coach but the new interim head coach will be Rich Bisaccia.
Raiders fans are hoping for a comeback win against the Denver Broncos.