As the stock rises for some, it’s correction time for others. The three players below have seen their stock drop after a weak performance against the Texans.
Let’s check out whose stock is slipping.
It’s getting to the point in the season where Raiders fans are beginning to panic about the lack of production from Ferrell. We heard all week that the game plan was to get Ferrell more opportunities to rush from the outside, but still, he was consistently lining up inside on passing downs.
Ferrell played in 63 percent of the defensive snaps and registered one tackle and one pass deflection.
He still is only six games into his NFL career, but the discontent from the fan base will get louder if they do not see signs of life soon.
Paul Guenther has been taking heat for the poor play by the defense, but the players need to be held accountable. Nicholas Morrow is the one Raiders linebacker known for his coverage abilities, but that has not been the case the past two weeks.
Morrow is responsible for allowing touchdown passes to running backs in both the Packers and Texans game.
For the Guenther haters...This is Raiders LB who is suppose to be their best in coverage. How are plays like this the DC fault? pic.twitter.com/pKJWycqb70— Evan Groat (@Egroat5) October 29, 2019
Say what you want about Guenther and his scheme, this is a personnel issue. Morrow does not do his job in coverage on this play.
Returning to the field after missing two weeks with plantar fasciitis and putting up three catches for 91 yards and a touchdown might seem like a great day at the office, but it was his two drops that proved costly.
The big one came on the Raiders’ final drive on 3rd and 16 when Derek Carr hit him with a back-shoulder throw that would have extended the drive and possibly led to a game-tying field goal or perhaps a go-ahead touchdown.
Williams was asked about the play after the game.
“I just need to come down with it,” said Williams of the dropped pass on 3rd and 16. “Got to be strong with it at the point of contact; that’s really all it is.”