The Las Vegas Raiders have moved on from defensive coordinator Paul Guenther after a year full of regression and embarrassing performances. Now that ‘Paulie G’ is gone, how do fans feel about Rod Marinelli taking over?
It was a recurring theme all season, scratch that, it’s been a recurring theme for the last three years. Raider Nation had seen enough of Guenther, whether it was the terrible playcalling or the lack of improvement. Keep in mind Guenther’s the only coach to have ever shut down Patrick Mahomes for half a game. While that may be true, he’s also the same coordinator that allowed the New York Jets to look like a playoff team.
Just remember #Raiders fans, Paul Guenther is the only defensive coordinator ever to shut out Patrick Mahomes in the 2nd half of a game
— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) December 14, 2020
Despite Josh Dubow’s observation, the problem for the Raiders since Jon Gruden’s return has been the defense. The offense led by quarterback Derek Carr has been solid in 2020 despite the running game struggling. Be that as it may, it was obvious the defense was holding everyone back, and now, Guenther’s gone, and in his stead is former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.
Raiders Fan Shared Their Thoughts On Marinelli…
Here at the Raider Ramble, we decided to take the case to our readers via Twitter. As always, Raider Nation always spoke their mind on the matter. As far as the actual poll, the votes overwhelmingly point to the firing coming too late. Surprisingly, quite a few fans opted for ‘pleading the fifth’ choosing not to weigh in at the moment. Perhaps they’re burned out from such a roller coaster of a season. In regards to the responses, we’ll let you take a look and have you make up your own minds on Marinelli.
I’m confident we have the talent to be average, and that Marinelli could do it. Whether we win is a different story, but it can’t be much worse than PGs defense. Might just be too late because we could’ve won other games if it was sooner.
— Matt Postlewait (@Postlewait11) December 14, 2020
Could re-energize the lads…10-6 isn’t that far fetched
— DC (@ELDude23) December 14, 2020
No confidence at all. Gruden needs a buddy Ryan.
— Time for Raiders Mock Drafts (@notsamsanus) December 14, 2020
Well it can’t get worse.
— Raider_Glace (@AW_Glace) December 14, 2020
If you want to make your voice heard you too can go to our poll here and make your voice heard, Ramble On, Raider Nation.
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