Fans Have Different Theories Behind Raiders’ DC Paul Guenther’s Struggles

The defensive struggles continue for the Las Vegas Raiders and there does not appear to be a fix in sight. Raider Nation recently weighed in on why this might be, in particular, why defensive coordinator Paul Guenther just doesn’t seem to be the man for the job.

There have been bright spots for the Silver and Black in 2020, chief among them is the play of quarterback Derek Carr. However, along with those bright spots, there has been plenty of negatives to go with Carr’s play. The defense has not gelled, which is concerning when you consider how late in the season we are. The “impact” free agent signings have had minimal to no impact on the field, save for linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski.

Head coach Jon Gruden is aware of these troubling matters, he even addressed it at his presser. ‘We’re going to make some changes in the lineup and in the scheme we use and hopefully, we change the results we are getting.’ This sounds good but fans know all too well to take Gruden’s pressers with a grain of salt. We decided at the Raider Ramble to pose the question to our readers, what is Gruden seeing that is keeping him from moving on from Guenther?

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Fans Have Had Enough of Raiders DC Paul Guenther

Raider Nation seems to fall into two categories based on the responses, one camp believes the struggles are due to injuries and so many new players. The other believes it is due to a case of nepotism. Gruden’s friendship is what is keeping him from parting ways with Guenther some fans feel.

We all know that input from fans does not factor into what the Raiders organization ultimately does. You can not help but sympathize with the fans’ frustrations, as the defense has talent. Is it an elite unit? Heavens no, it’s not even close but it should not be a doormat either. It will be interesting what happens with this situation given Gruden’s recent comments. For now, Raider Nation has no choice but to sit back and stomach all this, Ramble On.

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