Knapp really ain't that bad.
There was only one play call that lead to the Raiders undoing: the Reverse! The bad pitch from Reece got us pushed back to the 8 yd line. This is the drive that lead to the 4th down punt where Condo caught a knee to the helmet and left the game with a concussion. The rest we all know about! After the Jump we'll get into production.
Yes. It's very early to make a comparison but if you want me to do the math for you(16 game pace):
512/736 4752yds 16/0(TD/INT) 94.6 rating. Horrible right? Gannon was 418/618 4689 26/10 with a 97.3 rating
In 2002, Gannon threw 17/23 per game for 1-10 yds for 157 yds/gm and one of his longest td catch and runs. Sounds a little like Palmer's night. I couldn't get Palmer's splits for last night but i'm sure it would look eerily similar. Charlie Garner was a beast in that offense and caught a lot of screen plays. He averaged 59/gm rec and 60/gm rushing(119 all purpose yds/gm. DMC had 118). Tim brown also ran a lot of quick slants for first downs and more.
Now there will be a lot of you that will read this and say "Well 1 game isn't enough to say he's the next Rich Gannon", to which i will retort " Well 1 game isn't enough to start calling Greg Knapp an offensive Chuck Bresnahan." OR start panicking about the next 15 games! Calm down guys. I think you're being a little hard on the beaver! LOL! Let go of the Post-Loss Anger Syndrome and tell me what you really think!
The offense is fine! The D played bang up ball! Losing Condo killed us. And by the way, backup longsnappers don't get much practice and most teams don't have one because they're on the field so little(hopefully)!
(Disclaimer: These are just averages and all the numbers are available in the links provided. If you disagree with what the numbers say you can borrow the remedial mathbook i used for this post. Thank you!)