After another embarrassing display by the Las Vegas Raiders defense, fans are in unison with regards to their displeasure for Paul Guenther.
Raider Nation has had enough, they wanted the current defensive shot-caller gone. Can we honestly blame them for feeling this way towards the beset coordinator? For as much ado that’s been made of the offensive improvements, the defense has definitely faltered. There’s been virtually no improvement with the unit, in fact, the defensive line has regressed this season statistically speaking.
The #Raiders had their 5th game under Paul Guenther w/ 0 sacks, 0 takeaways, tied for 2nd most since 2018 behind Bengals 6. The Raiders had 5 0 sack, 0 takeaway games in the previous 7 seasons before Guenther arrived.
â€” Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) December 14, 2020
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So The Raiders Finally Pulled The Trigger…
People often associate overreactions with fans and people not thinking rationally, but this is different. Fans, media, writers, and anyone who sees football logically can see Guenther was the problem. Or rather, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden didn’t want to see the problem or, perhaps, simply refused to fire his friend. Either way, Raider Nation has had enough and it seemed so did the Raiders organization.
The Raiders have relieved Paul Guenther of his duties as defensive coordinator. Defensive line coach Rod Marinelli will serve as interim defensive coordinator for the remainder of the 2020 season.
â€” Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) December 14, 2020
What Were Fans Saying After The Games?
This team is doing the yearly IMPLOSION, season is over and Davis needs to clean house, even Lynn Bowden gonna torch the Raiders, watch and see
â€” $$Man Has Spoken, RAYDUH!! (@Terrell21335678) December 14, 2020
Paul Guenther needs to go. The defense needs fresh blood and ideas. Otherwise this team will never make the playoffs.
â€” L. Maverick Flowers (@MaverickFlowers) December 14, 2020
Offense has to play perfect for us to win. The â€œlack of talent” excuse isn’t a thing anymore. Gunther is the problem, and it has to be that simple at this point. 3 years of the same defense even with better talent isn’t the problem, that’s on the coaches.
â€” Matt Postlewait (@Postlewait11) December 14, 2020
Raider Nation had plenty to say after posing the question on Twitter, as always, they delivered. So now that Guenther is out, now what happens? Let us know your thoughts now that defensive line coach Rod Marinelli will handle coordinator duties in these final games.
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6 thoughts on “Fans Spoke Into Existence Raiders DC Paul Guenther Getting Fired”
Waited a little too late for firing DC Guenther this should of been done awhile back. With 4 games remaining now hopefully we can pull some wins. I’m happy of decision Raiders 4LIFE just tired of losing embarrassing games.â¤ðŸˆ
It wasn’t just lack of execution. It was lack of discipline. No sense of urgency. Lack of adjustments, etc. What has been almost ignored is player development: Collins, Joyner, Littleton, Nassib, etc. A long time coming. Now we can move forward, and play complimentary football!
Marinelli runs a very simple scheme. He believes in repetition at practice to ensure that the players know their assignments. Guenther’s defense was just too complicated whereas Marinelli’s bread butter is cover 2.
ITS ABOUT TIME!!!
I wanted Guenther gone after last season. We would probably be a playoff team had the Raiders gotten rid of him then. Now we will have to wait again.
Paul is not his dad… Running an archaic scheme got him fired! They need to go with a 3-3-5; that will set the edge and promote speed from sideline to sideline while giving maximum coverage on the back end..ðŸˆðŸ’¯