Las Vegas Raiders fans had quite a depressing reaction to their team making zero moves at Monday’s NFL trade deadline. Coming off a historically inept loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday (24-0), seemed to only be compounded as the rest of the rest of league was busy making moves.
It’s a rough time to be a Raiders fan. Let’s just call it what it is. Raider Nation was sold on a bill of goods that was going to churn out an explosive offense. Instead, that offense still doesn’t have a true identity. Josh McDaniels was hired under the pretext that he was an offensive genius. Instead, the talents of players such as Davante Adams are being wasted. Yes, there’s still plenty of football left to be played, but Sunday’s epic collapse has soured many fans. Well, to be fair, in order to qualify as a collapse, you need to have taken off first. For the Raiders, they didn’t even make it out of the starting gate.
What did Las Vegas Raiders fan have to say about the trade deadline?
The thing is, there was no way that the Raiders were going to be in any sweepstakes for a high-profile name. It just wouldn’t have made sense at this juncture, with the season now on the brink. On the other hand, other folks were under the impression that the team would’ve at least moved Johnathan Abram and Clelin Ferrell for some draft capital. Given the lackluster play of that duo, a seventh-round selection in return would’ve been incredible, all things considered. However, receiving that much return might’ve been a stretch in hindsight.
The #Raiders remained quiet as the trade deadline has come and gone. They've elected to ride out the season with this group as it stands.
How are we feeling #RaiderNation ðŸ¤”
— RaiderRamble.comâ„¢ (@TheRaiderRamble) November 1, 2022
Nevertheless, the deadline came and went. No moves from general manager Dave Ziegler. Instead, the organization is riding out 2022 with what they have in house at the moment. As Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal pointed out, the team had discussions, but nothing came to fruition. So where did that leave Raider Nation? We decided to gauge the response from fans. Not surprisingly, Raider Nation overwhelmingly had a one-sided reaction to our live poll (which you can still vote on, by the way). “Angry” and “numb” were the overall winners as they gained nearly 75 percent of the vote.
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