To hear the audio from the radio interview with Rod Woodson an SF Chronical beat writer, Vic Tafur, click here.
At 1:20 into the interview Rod Woodson slams Greg Knapp for not being able to put together a redzone package with Terelle Pryor. Here's a condensed transcript of the latest from Bullshit Mountain. I know I'm basically just re-posting but I thought The Nation should take solace in the fact that Knapp is a dead man walking. Or at least he should be...
Greg Knapp is not a glass-half-full kind of guy. The Raiders' offensive coordinator is a two-drops-full guy, always seemingly smiling and finding the best in a circumstance, even if the circumstances are as bad as his offense has been...
The Raiders have 61 points in the past five games, haven't scored a touchdown in two games and haven't rushed for a touchdown in nine games. A quarterback who can run might help close to the goal line, and it turns out Oakland has one.
Knapp was asked why he hasn't used Pryor - who has been in for three plays in each of the past two games - more in the red zone to help jump-start the struggling offense.
"Our biggest issue is that I don't think we've been down there enough," Knapp said. "The fact that we haven't been down there as much, I need to devote more time to getting us down there.
"So, third downs have been more of an emphasis for us to try to work on, so we haven't developed as big of a red-zone package because of that issue."
That could explain why the Raiders are 31st in the league in red-zone efficiency, scoring touchdowns on 38.5 percent of their trips inside the 20. Unfortunately, the focus on third downs is not paying off, as the Raiders are ranked 27th in the league in getting first downs on those.
More mind blowing analysis and leadership from Knapp:
Why not run straight ahead? Because that was working too well, Knapp said.
"We were doing really good," he said. "In my mind as the play caller, the last one we called the week before was a straight-ahead dive with the lead back, and we got stuffed. I went back and looked at our tendencies, and we had done that quite a bit."
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