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Silver Minings: Changes coming after Rams loss?

Radio host suggests roster shakeup

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams
Josh McDaniels, Mark Davis, Dave Ziegler
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Fans, media members and team personnel alike, there wasn’t a single person associated with the Las Vegas Raiders who wasn’t pissed off about Thursday night’s embarrassing loss to Baker Mayfield and the Los Angeles Rams. For example, longtime Raiders’ radio host JT the Brick had no problem airing out his frustrations on Friday while simultaneously sharing some insight that changes are coming in Las Vegas.

“I’m not giving you the plan today. You know the plan. You’ve heard the coach tell it with me,” JT said Raider Nation Radio. “I can tell you right now there will be ramifications from that roster from this game [Thursday] night. There will be significant ramifications going forward on one thing. The fact that the mental ability to close out games has to do with the mental inability by some to understand their job with the game on the line.”

The fact that JT specifically mentions the roster and not the coaching staff is interesting but not surprising. We’ve heard owner Mark Davis back head coach Josh McDaniels all season, highlighted by Davis saying he thought McDaniels is doing a “fantastic job” when the team was 2-7. So, it sounds like the blame is being placed on the players instead of the coaches, or at least not the head coach.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero already reported that the Raiders are releasing guard John Simpson, who hadn’t taken any offensive snaps since Week 2 before replacing Alex Bars in Los Angeles. Who knows, maybe we see a few more players get the axe by Monday morning. Regardless, it sounds like the roster will look a lot different next season.

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