Money needs spent on the trenches, not running backs. Good organizations understand this and hopefully LV comes to their senses after this season. There was no point in signing Jacobs when the team was not playoff-caliber. Live and learn I guess, even though LV doesn’t seem smart enough to learn.That may be part of it, but he's pretty much on par with Carr last year (7.5 y/a, 11.1 y/c, 8.5 IAY for Jimmy and 7.3 y/a, 11.2 y/c, 9.2 IAY for Carr).Why does the Raider running game suddenly suck *** this season? One theory is that defenses don't respect Jimbo's ability to pass it beyond 3 to 5 feet.
I said earlier that I think last year the o-line & Jacobs played well above their level. This year with no substantial improvement to the o-line and Jacobs missing the entire off season program and probably not too happy with how his contract played out simply are regressing to the mean.
The run game was marginally better last night. Then again the Steelers had the worst run defense in the league going into the game.
The Raiders lost to an average Steeler team. Their D is good but that O is terrible. It’s going to be another long season. In a few weeks, rumblings will begin for LV to move on from McD and by the end of the season it will be a roar that resembles the sound of the Steelers scoring a TD in LV.