The struggles for the Oakland Raiders will continue onto Week 4 despite a promising start against the Miami Dolphins today.
Jordy Nelson had his best game this season with 139 receiving yards and a touchdown in the 1st quarter alone, but it wasn’t enough. While the season is not over by any stretch, this 0-3 start is far from what many had hoped this team would be at.
Raider Nation has never been shy when it comes to expressing their frustration and today is no exception.
Bruce Irvin is really, really hard to watch … try following him a few snaps. Looks fatigued, zero burst, lazy hands. “It’s hard to find good pass rushers”
McDonald has been a newly appreciated player on that DL#RaiderNation
— hiSEAN808🏁 (@Oahu_Raider808) September 23, 2018
— Ray Leonard Aspuria (@RaynMaker82) September 23, 2018
We can’t finish games… #RaiderNation
— Michael Trevino (@Michael_Trevino) September 23, 2018
Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report probably summed it up best and I’m sure many in the Nation will agree with his simple yet painfully accurate Tweet today:
Gruden: $100 million deal
Carr: $125 million deal #Raiders: 3 fourth-quarter points.
I’m no math major, but this isn’t adding up…
— Maurice Moton (@MoeMoton) September 23, 2018
While there will be plenty of excuses for why this game didn’t go the Raiders’ way, whether it was the adjustments or not being able to put away the opponent in the 4th quarter, the fact is Raider Nation must lick its wounds and get ready for the Cleveland Browns (yes, the Browns) up next.