Originally posted by verb1der:
So where do you guys stand when it comes to the Raiders?
Fire the coach? Or give him few years to build?
Cause it seems like Raider nation is split in half and are arguing with eachother regarding this decision.
The Raiders remind me very much of the team that Bill Walsh took over in 1978. We had zero talent, except for a young offensive line that a previous coach (Monte Clarke) had largely drafted. Other than that, there were holes everywhere. And it was evident when Walsh finished 2-14. Make that the GREAT Bill Walsh. Yep. Even the great Bill Walsh can't make crap smell good.
It took Bill a few years of solid drafts and waiver wire pickups to rebuild the team, piece by piece. By the time 1981 rolled around, not many people from that 1978 roster were still on the team, minus that offensive line.
Point is? You can't judge the coach or the GM on a season like this. They took over a team with ZERO talent. McFadden is a keeper. But who else? Can you name anyone? Heyward-Bey? You kiddin me?
If Mark Davis is smart, he'll stay the course. The team will turn it around. But it won't happen overnight. What took place under Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers is RARE. Harbaugh's immediate reshaping of the Niners shocked everyone. It normally doesn't happen like that.