The Las Vegas Raiders are looking the complete opposite of what we thought they were. I think that is pretty evident.

The offensive is most certainly not what we thought it would be, even though it is absolutely loaded. They have the best receiver in the league in Davante Adams, one of the best tight ends in the league in Darren Waller, and a top-10 running back when healthy in Josh Jacobs. None of that seems to matter.

We know about the defense with Maxx Crosby and now Chandler Jones. The secondary with Nate Hobbs emerging as one of the league’s best cornerbacks. Yet, none of that seems to matter, either.

The new coaching regime with Josh McDaniels, who is supposed to be an apple from the Bill Belichick tree, is rotten.

Something needs to change, and it starts within the organization. Now, the players have stepped up and taken responsibility.

“After a loss the way we lost yesterday, nobody feels great about it,” running back Brandon Bolden told the media on Monday. “We know we have a lot of work to do, and that’s the main point about coming in today is getting in and correcting those things that need to be corrected and coming out better.”

They don’t feel great about this loss, and why should they? The team is now 0-3, all of the three games were very winnable, too. One could even say there is a huge possibility the team could be 3-0, instead of the opposite.

But, they aren’t. The players know that from here on out, it will be an uphill battle. Being 0-3 doesn’t mean they are completely out of it, though. It just means they will have to work harder than before.

I have faith that the team will. There are a ton of things that need to be fixed and it seems like they will be.

However, it needs to be seen first, before it’s believed. The Raiders have a long way to go.

Their schedule isn’t as favorable as they’d like coming up, but that will only help them become better. Let’s see if this last loss to the Tennessee Titans gives them a real wake-up call.

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