If you believe what Jon Gruden is saying, then Oakland Raiders fans may want to strap in for a long season. Ahead of the team’s Week 6 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks in London, Gruden spoke with the media and addressed a few various topics.
But one specific question stood out among the rest, largely due to the fact that it wasn’t a very optimistic outlook from Gruden on this Raiders team. As Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal revealed, Gruden was asked how close the Raiders are to turning a corner.
Apparently, they aren’t very close.
English reporter asked Jon Gruden how close Raiders are to turning the corner. “I think we have a ways to go. We have a lot to prove.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 12, 2018
Cause for Concern Over Raiders?
While the Raiders sit at 1-4 on the season, there was at least some reason for optimism ahead of last week. Oakland found a way to knock off the Cleveland Browns in a wild overtime game, and unfortunately blew leads in the two games prior. If the Raiders had managed to even win one of those games, a 2-3 record currently would look a whole lot better.
Unfortunately, much of that belief was pushed aside when the Los Angeles Chargers knocked Gruden’s team off with a fair amount of ease in Week 5.