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Reggie McKenzie Oakland Raiders GM Fired; Jon Gruden’s Bad Coaching

Don’t blame Reggie McKenzie for Oakland Raiders woes.

Yesterday, the news from fellow NFL reporter and All-Things-Baltimore-expert Jason LaCanfora over at CBS Sports is that Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie will be let go at the end of the season.

While it’s was a good idea to take a wait-and-see view of this what really is rumor at that point, let’s also point to what must be seen as fact: the Raiders 2 and 10 record and now 3 and 10 record at this point of the 2018 NFL Season is the fault of one man: Head Coach Jon Gruden.

But, as the Raiders under owner Mark Davis do, there must be consistently mindless front-office tinkering. Consider that working backward, Davis brought in Gruden in 2018, swiched offensive coordinators and defensive coordinators in 2017, left the team leadership alone in 2016 after first bringing in Jack Del Rio in 2015, and..you get the idea.

Each year, we’re promised that the Raiders will be better because changes were made. It’s the ultimate fooler: get a name here or there to mask the fact that there’s no confidence in the plan that’s in place. The latest chapter in the Raiders book of “let’s get rid of someone and bring in a name” is the one called “Jon Gruden.” As I’ve said before, all of us love Jon Gruden and believed his Return to the Raiders (cause that’s how it felt) would be the difference maker. Then, reality hit.

To make a long story short, the fact that Jon Gruden’s coaching methods have seen better days was evident against the Rams in the first game. Adjustments to a game plan make the difference between winning and losing. Not adjusting to what the opponent does during the game has been the Raiders problem on offense and defense.

Against Los Angeles, the Rams consistently presented a defensive front with no middle linebacker. The Raiders never once changed plays to take advantage of this obvious weakness up the middle. One would think there would be a way to change the play, but the coaches have to tell the quarterback to do that – the player’s not encouraged to do that on his own. So, Derek Carr’s placed in the position of handing off to Marshawn Lynch on off-tackle plays away from the obvious between the guards weakness. The Rams played the entire first half that way, and managed to get into the halftime unharmed; they corrected the issue and closed the hole with Ndamukong Suh in the second half.

With all that, it’s easy to explain the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers: the Raiders on Defense played toward the more aggressive game plan that should have been in place from game one. On offense, their was greater use of read-option-style passes, but even then, the running game produced just 55 yards, and that was due to bad play design on Gruden’s part.

That is but one example in a season full of them that could form a long book. Considering that Davis committed to spend $100 million on Gruden, one has to ask what he expected? The simple answer is “wins,” but my answer is this: innovative offense and defense. Gruden teased that would come when he made comments that implied Derek Carr would run the ball more this year. I didn’t expect Carr to be the next Michael Vick, but a series of plays and an approach that moved him around often was welcome.

Instead, what we got was that kind of offense on rare occasions, and Carr left to be a sitting duck more the norm. Overall, there was, and has been, nothing new: formations and approaches that cause one to say “That’s new, cool, and it works.” No attention paid to time-motion studies. And, in all, a sad performance.

And then there was Defense. Paul Gunther’s to be credited with a more aggressive scheme but even then, there’s a lack of attention paid to gap control. That written, overall, the Raiders Defense has been more effective, more often. But it’s not designed to be a unit that can take over a game, and that’s the fault of the design: it’s one thing to have a 4-3 single-gap system, but another to not blitz out of that approach. There are many times where a “Bear-look” front, a cornerback blitz here or a strong-safety or rover blitz there, would have stopped an opponent’s drive. But the Raiders personality wasn’t to do that a lot, and it cost them.

In this update, Reggie was officially fired from the Oakland Raiders about an hour-and-a-half ago.

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“Hot Dog Row” At Oakland Coliseum After Chiefs – Raiders Game

“Hot Dog Row At Oakland Coliseum After Chiefs – Raiders Game. The bridge between the Oakland Coliseum Stadium and Coliseum BART can be an unfriendly walk. That’s why the hot dog vendors were so welcome. In forming a kind of “hot dog row” in the middle of the bridge, the vendors gave Raiders fans a chance to hang out and talk, and allow the long train lines to shorten. Plus, the food’s pretty good! via IFTTT

“Hot Dog Row” At Oakland Coliseum After Chiefs – Raiders Game

“Hot Dog Row At Oakland Coliseum After Chiefs – Raiders Game. The bridge between the Oakland Coliseum Stadium and Coliseum BART can be an unfriendly walk. That’s why the hot dog vendors were so welcome. In forming a kind of “hot dog row” in the middle of the bridge, the vendors gave Raiders fans a chance to hang out and talk, and allow the long train lines to shorten. Plus, the food’s pretty good! via IFTTT

Only Black Man In A Cafe In Oakland – Sign Of A Diversity Problem

Only Black Man In A Cafe In Oakland – A Sad First

First Time Being The Only Black Guy In A Cafe In Oakland. This at Adams Point in Lake Merritt on Grand Avenue.

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A Zennie Abraham YouTube Vlog Zennie62, Oakland’s 1st YouTube Partner Channel, covers San Diego Comic Con, NFL Draft, Oakland Raiders, CES Las Vegas, The Academy Awards Also SF Bay Area Real Estate here at Zennie62 on YouTube – CBS SF Bay Area Follow @Zennie62 on Twitter
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Only Black Man In A Cafe In Oakland – Sign Of A Diversity Problem

Only Black Man In A Cafe In Oakland – A Sad First

First Time Being The Only Black Guy In A Cafe In Oakland. This at Adams Point in Lake Merritt on Grand Avenue.

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Please watch: “SF Bay Area Events Michaan’s Auction Annex Gallery 2701 Monarch Alameda”

-~-~~-~~~-~~-~- – vlog produced by Zennie Abraham Zennie62 Blog https://ift.tt/1d6iMwr – youtube video
A Zennie Abraham YouTube Vlog Zennie62, Oakland’s 1st YouTube Partner Channel, covers San Diego Comic Con, NFL Draft, Oakland Raiders, CES Las Vegas, The Academy Awards Also SF Bay Area Real Estate here at Zennie62 on YouTube – CBS SF Bay Area Follow @Zennie62 on Twitter
https://twitter.com/zennie62 オークランドの襲撃者 – (Zennie62 YouTube vlog) https://ift.tt/2zEJT5V Maria Ayerdi Kaplan – https://ift.tt/2LuHfAr
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Donald Trump Goes To Sit With Obamas And Clintons Awkwardly At George HW Bush Funeral

Donald Trump Goes To Sit With Obamas And Clintons Awkwardly At George HW Bush Funeral

Donald Trump looks like he just ate the worst prune ever! The way the Lord works, this is his punishment for how he has not been civil to the other Presidents Of The United States. via IFTTT

Captain Marvel Trailer 2 Shows Brie Larson As Powerful Marvel Hero Samuel L. Jackson Is Young

Brie Larson makes her case as the next great action hero with her role as “Captain Marvel ” in the upcoming Marvel Studios movie of the same name. But the trippy aspect of the second trailer to be released before the March 2019 showing of this long-awaited addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is that Samuel L. Jackson is aged down to where he looks like he’s all of maybe 30 years old! The film is set in the 1990s of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – an uncharted time period in the MCU. So, every effort is made to create a kind of mini-period-piece film. via IFTTT

Zennie Abraham’s Trip To “CNN Roland Martin Debates” in NYC

https://ift.tt/1PPVwD7 – This is a video of my great adventure of a trip to New York City and to be a guest on CNN’s “Roland Martin Debates” Show on Friday July 27th 2007. My question submitted for the CNN / YouTube debates opened up a whole new set of doors and emboldened me to use video more effectively to communicate ideas and messages as well as to give others a voice. But that’s not what this video’s about. This movie’s about my trip. The video takes the first two days of my trip, from plane ride to after the show itself. It also features the wonderful people I met along the way, from the awesome Zana at the Jumeria Essex Hotel on Central Park South, to Shira and Alexis with CNN and the great CNN Contributors, especially Julie Roginsky, Bill Donohue, and the terrific Irshad Manji. It also features the CNN / YouTube debate stars, Kim Friedrich, Lucas “Brown Eyes”, and Lori Harfenist aka “The Resident.” This video’s for anyone who wonders how a person comes to be on a TV program and how they’re taken care of by a network. It was a great experience. I have a lot of people to thank which I do in the video. Take a look and share it with others.

Zennie – https://ift.tt/2rgBBu4 – vlog produced by Zennie Abraham Zennie62 Blog https://ift.tt/1d6iMwr – youtube video
A Zennie Abraham YouTube Vlog Zennie62, Oakland’s 1st YouTube Partner Channel, covers San Diego Comic Con, NFL Draft, Oakland Raiders, CES Las Vegas, The Academy Awards – CBS SF Bay Area Follow @Zennie62 on Twitter
https://twitter.com/zennie62 オークランドの襲撃者 – (Zennie62 YouTube vlog) https://ift.tt/2zEJT5V Maria Ayerdi Kaplan – https://ift.tt/2LuHfAr
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