Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by fastforward:
Regime change, and Jackson betting on a trade that didn't work out made it easy for the new management to get rid of him.
they really overpaid for Carson. but before Peyton ended up in Denver i thought oakland would push for a division title this year if they kept Hue.
whatever though. the NFL needs a jester.
Carson isn't horrible, and I really do believe the team can win with him, but both the defensive and offensive lines are terrible and must be rebuilt. There's only one way you can do that. It's the way we did it -- through the draft and using high draft picks on stud offensive and defensive linemen. It took us a good three or four seasons AND drafts to completely rebuild both lines, but we did it and it's paying dividends now.
Look no further than the interior of that from line. Seymour's best days were in New England. There's a reason why Bellicheck traded him. Kelly is just an overweight, out-of-shape, POS. Why they keep him on the team is beyond me. He was victimized again and again and again yesterday. He wilted and wilted fast in that Miami humidity and just got pushed in whatever direction Miami shoved him.
Oakland's linebacking corps is nothing to write home about and the defensive backfield consists of: "who got signed off the waiver wire this week."
Hue Jackson probably has a better offensive mind, but there's no way to mask a terrible defense. And the Raider D is Pukethetic.
Nobody ever expected the new regime to turn things around overnight. However, like many fans of both the 49ers and Raiders, I'm somewhat disappointed by the complete lack of progress. That new, young, stud of a coach isn't going to get a season-long free pass. He'd better buck up -- FAST.
This is what happens when you promote defensive coordinators to head coaches. You get vanilla on offense and like it.