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There wasn’t any part of the Raiders that was functioning well Sunday in London. As bad as they looked last week in LA against the Chargers , they looked exponentially worse at Wembley against the Seahawks.Their downward slide has been a swift one. There was no sign of the promise they showed in the first half in the first three weeks or the late heroics they showed in their only win against the Browns. They also came in limping and left debilitated.All week the Raiders talked about how good the Seahawks were at running the ball. They game planned for it. And the Seahawks came right out and on the first seven plays, they ran it right down the Raiders’ throats. By the time they put the ball in the air, they were already at midfield looking to move into scoring position.That first pass was a screen to running back Rashaad Penny that went for 24 yards to the Oakland 27. A few plays later, Russell Wilson found tight end Tyrell Swoopes for another 23 yards to put them in first and goal at the two. They would score the touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Wilson to Jaron Brown and take a 7-0 lead on a drive that lasted 7:36.The Raiders’ response was to run Marshawn Lynch three times, including on third and six and pick up a net of one yard for a three-and-out. “We wanted to run three consecutive times. We wanted to get Marshawn going,” said Gruden. “We ran three different types of runs and all three of them were rejected. We wanted to get him in the game. We wanted to get him established.”Making the three-and-out all the worse was punter Johnny Townsend who came on and shanked a punt 28 yards.When the Raiders got the ball back, they just got out of the shadow of their own end zone when Derek Carr was sacked for the second time on the drive, this time fumbling and the Seahawks took over at the Oakland 24. They would score their second touchdown a few plays later with Russell Wilson taking the snap, dropping it, picking it up with no pressure whatsoever, and firing a touchdown pass to David Moore for a 14-0 lead.Those three paragraphs tell the story of this game for the Raiders — the Seahawks seemingly moving the ball at will and the Raiders offense going nowhere, with Carr under constant siege to the tune of five sacks.“Well, it really wasn’t close today,” Gruden said of the protection problems. “You know, we didn’t get an opportunity to step up in the pocket and go through progressions. it was closing in quick. You know, Derek was on the run a lot and he got hit too much. We can’t allow that to happen. We just can’t do it.”Even special teams was a disaster. Townsend had two woefully short punts of 28 and 27 yards, and kicker Matt McCrane missed a 48-yard field goal wide left.“Yeah Authentic Rashaan Melvin Jersey , he didn’t punt the ball well enough,” Gruden said of Townsend. . . “I don’t know if the slick field or whatever it was had anything to do with it, but [he has] got to punt the ball better.”In the midst of it there were several injuries that made an already uphill battle into scaling a cliff. The offensive line was already starting two rookie tackles due to the loss of Donald Penn at right tackle, and Kolton Miller hasn’t been playing well at left tackle due to an injured knee. Things got much worse when Jon Feliciano — who is replacing Kelechi Osemele at left tackle due to injury — was lost to a rib injury. Feliciano was replaced by Justin Murray who up until last week, had been working exclusively at tackle.“We didn’t play well enough,” said center Rodney Hudson. “That’s what happens when we don’t play well enough.”An already struggling receiving corps lost Amari Cooper and Seth Roberts. Cooper was hit in the head by Bradley McDougald on a helmet-to-helmet that was not flagged.It left just Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant, and Dwayne Harris as the healthy receivers. Roberts, before he was injured, had five catches for 31 yards to lead the receivers. Bryant had two catches for 18 yards, and Nelson had two catches for 6 yards.Obviously that’s all on the offensive side of the ball. The defense has no such excuse. They’re just bad. Really bad. And everything Gruden has tried hasn’t worked. He tried starting Daryl Worley over Gareon Conley and Worley gave up three big catches in the game including a touchdown. And just like Conley a couple weeks ago, Worley got an interception off a deflection. Erik Harris forced this one and it was the only takeaway for the Raiders while they forced two fumbles on Derek Carr.Even the Raiders’ lone field goal was off a gift from the officials on a drive that should have ended with a fumble on the hit that concussed Seth Roberts. That field goal was way late in the game with the Raiders down 27-0 to simply keep it from being a shutout.That drive ended with two consecutive sacks on Derek Carr, the second one saw him hold his left arm in pain. He left the field holding it and went to the medical tent. AJ McCarron was ready to step in at quarterback, but the Seahawks kept the ball for the final 8:25 of the game, kneeling out the clock for the final two plays.Carr said he thinks he’ll be ok, and even pleaded with Gruden to put him back in should the Raiders get the ball back, but Gruden said no Cheap Kolton Miller Jersey , noting that there was “too much fire around the quarterback” to put him back in there. The only good news here — and it’s cold comfort at this point — is the bye week will allow the Raiders to heal up some. Gruden expects to get Kelechi Osemele back after the bye, Miller’s knee might be well enough to improve his play at left tackle, and providing the concussions aren’t too serious with Amari Cooper and Seth Roberts, they will be back as well. The bye week is also a time for taking longer looks at several struggling positions.This team’s issues go well beyond injuries and those players being healthy wouldn’t have made the difference here. Nothing whatsoever was working. That’s two weeks in a row this team has looked utterly inept, actually managing to look worse this week than last.“We got our tails kicked, and we have to own it,” said Derek Carr. “And we will.”The Raiders fall to 1-5 on the season while the Seahawks improve to 3-3.Follow @LeviDamienLosing Khalil Mack would become Jon Gruden’s legacy, putting permanent dark cloud over his Raiders return Panic mode is setting in. The season is fast approaching and the reports from both sides of Khalil Mack’s contract negotiations are not promising. Specifically that there aren’t any negotiations happening.A report Monday night from Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports paints a bleak picture of the contract standoff between Mack’s people and the Raiders. Here are the details that stand out:1. The impasse is likely to last into the season.2. Negotiations have been at a stalemate since February (we’ve heard this before).3. The situation has devolved into a “pay him or trade him” conversation.4. Jon Gruden has final say on any deal that gets done.5. Gruden is open to trade offers.6. Funding for Mack’s contract is not an issue for Mark Davis.7. The Aaron Donald deal is not a holdup.8. Mark Davis may need to step in.9. The team is ok with Mack coming back and playing unhappy.None of this is good news. Gruden knows this. It can’t be understated how much of a mistake botching this would be for Jon Gruden’s legacy. He hasn’t even coached his first game back with the Raiders and he is already in serious danger of raining on his own parade by taking the field without the best defensive player in the NFL.How long has this franchise been waiting to actually draft a player the caliber of Khalil Mack? Have they ever drafted a defender of his talent level? That’s debatable. They’ve only ever drafted one other player who went on to be named Defensive Player of the Year. That was Lester Hayes, who they selected in the 1977 draft and who won the award in 1980 with a still NFL modern-era record 13 interceptions. The only drafted Hall of Fame defender the Raiders have had is Howie Long.Mack is already more accomplished than Hayes and is in the same conversation at Long. That 1980 season was Hayes’s only All Pro season. Long was named All Pro twice. Mack has already been named All Pro twice in four years, including being the only player in the history of the NFL to be named All Pro at two different positions (LB, DE) in the same year.Saying this would be like losing Howie Long in his prime doesn’t even cover it. Long came to the Raiders in their heyday. The Raiders had been an NFL powerhouse for nearly a decade when he started going to Pro Bowls. That team didn’t need a player like Long the way this team has needed, and will continue to need Mack. This franchise hasn’t sniffed success sinceell since they were fielding the team Gruden built in 2002. Since he beat them in the Super Bowl in his first season as head coach of the Buccaneers.That Super Bowl loss sent the Raiders on a downward spiral from which they have yet to recover. And it was all because Al Davis traded Gruden for draft picks. It would seem Gruden would understand that trading proven commodities for draft picks is not such a great strategy.Now for Gruden to come back and have his first act be to lose the greatest thing to happen to this team in 17 years? How would the two most lasting memories of Gruden for Raiders fans not be him TWICE ripping their hearts out? And that is to say nothing of the immediately on-field ramifications of attempting to field a shaky defense wholly reliant upon the only solid piece to its foundation.This is not how Gruden wants to get his 10-year, $100 million return to the sideline started. It’s a stain that will never wash off. Nor should it. Get this contract done. Pay the NFL Defensive Player of the Year like he’s the best defensive player in the NFL. Don’t make your first step back into coaching be a permanent, unforgivable black mark.Follow @LeviDamien

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