The Raiders were back to being, well…the Raiders, on Sunday as the team was crushed by the Jets 38-0. It was the most lopsided home loss in team history. This came just seven days after the team looked like it just might be turning the corner vs the Eagles in a big win.
Sunday the issues once again started with QB JaMarcus Russell, who committed three turnovers – a fumble on the game’s first play and an interception that set the Jets up at Oakland’s 4-yard line both times and a pick in the Jets’ end zone.
Russell was 6-for-11 for 61 yards with two picks, yet didn’t seem to want to take any type of blame for the lackluster outing and setback. “The first interception was a matter of a guy coming across my face and getting to the spot,” he said. “I tried to get it down but it was too late. As far as the second (pick), I thought I gave the guy a chance to make a play on the ball … had a 50-50 chance.”
Coach Tom Cable, who sat Russell, said that “the first play of the game he could not get the formation lined up the right way.” What that says is the coach and QB, who just seems to not be making much in the way of progress, as once again seeing things differently, and that’s not good. Again.