"I do not like knocking teams," Pierce said. "But right now, they're struggling. We're playing that game the other day and, honestly, it felt like a scrimmage, like a practice. It felt like we were going against our offense [in a controlled setting] as far as the tempo.
"There was no vibe of trying or effort from the Raiders at all from a defensive standpoint against their offense. We're getting three-and-outs. You don't hear nobody [saying], 'Hey, let's go!' trying to pick the guys up, rallying them, getting guys fired up. There was nothing. It was quiet. A guy gets sacked or somebody gets beat, they just get up. It's not like there's yelling or no kind of [emotion] about the way they were playing.
"It was shocking to be out there in that game and get that kind of feeling."
What the F is going on with this team, seems so far from week one when the showed so much promise., how bad is it when the shining light is a loss? I've been a big defender for the most part but how can anyone support this? hopefully this will be a spark.........hopefully
Ill never stop supporting the Raiders but this cuts, I think bringing back Gruden is the only option and giving him as much control as he wants, he clearly still has a affinity for the Raiders and would bring the discipline and passion back.
What would be your first move if you were the boss after the season?
Install Gruden as Head Coach (57 votes)
Install Billick as Head Coach (18 votes)
Keep Cable on for another year (3 votes)
Get Michael Vick (14 votes)
Other (Please Comment) (11 votes)
103 total votes