Guenther on the hot seat?

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Guenther on the hot seat?

Postby DeadRinger » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:22 am

When Gruden kicked Brentson Buckner to the curb and brought in Marinelli a lot of people thought it was a mistake, thought Buckner had the players' respect and did a great job w our rooks, etc. etc. And that was all true, Buckner did a great job for us last season as DL coach.

But I saw something different in the Marinelli hire. I saw Gruden bringing in a mid-stream replacement for Guenther in case our defense continued to play soft and, let's face it, shitty.

Marinelli has an assload of experience not just as a DC, but the dude has been a HC as well. And in Marinelli's final 3 seasons as DC in Dallas (2017-2019), his defenses were top-10 every year. So I think Gruden wanted him in here working with the D, getting familiar with it so that when Guenther shit the bed he could make the move somewhat seamlessly, with the least amount of disruption.

So now I'm looking at our defense and saying our shit sucks ass. Our D is weak, soft, all those different cliches. And I think that last TD drive by the Saints really, really pissed Gruden off.

Fast forward to post-game interviews and Gruden says this about Carr:

“This guy’s a great quarterback,” Gruden said. “We’re surrounding him with better players. And once our defense I think starts playing to their potential, he can even be better. He does so much with the ball and without the ball and behind the scenes that I think Raiders fans should really be proud of him, and I know I am.”

So Gruden believes our D is underachieving, capable of more than we're getting out of them, and that always points to coaching. So I think he's going to be taking a HARD look at Guenther over the next week or two and deciding if it's getting time to promote Marinelli.

The ONLY obstacle I see to making this move is the fact that Marinelli's d-line is playing atrocious as well. So Gruden may be thinking it's a waste of time and not worth the disruption to trade one underachieving DC for another.

We shall see. Keep an eye on what Gruden says about our D over the next 2 week. Guenther better tighten it up, because he's not the only legit option on this team.
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Re: Guenther on the hot seat?

Postby DeadRinger » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:44 am

I'm guessing he's going to get yanked after the KC game. You know they're going to make our D look like a fuckin pee wee team.

That move will give us a bye week to ease in an interim DC. Although I'm not so sure it should be Marinelli. Our DL is a complete joke. Can't get pressure, can't stop the run - what the fuck CAN they do? Marinelli has talent to work with there, and he's getting jack shit out of it.

So I don't know who needs to step up, but it needs to be someone NOT named Guenther.
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Re: Guenther on the hot seat?

Postby Forbiddenraider » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:09 am

Get him out & use his head to open the fuckin door! I never liked this guy. He’s got guys playing out of position he calls a shitty game. Fuck him in both ears
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Re: Guenther on the hot seat?

Postby DeadRinger » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:39 am

Maybe Gruden can bring Buckner back to be the DC. lol.
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Re: Guenther on the hot seat?

Postby silver & black » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:41 pm

Something needs to change... that's obvious.
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