National Anthem Protests, Toxic Locker Room Cost Raiders Coach Jack Del Rio His Job

With the end of every NFL season, there is a familiar ritual as underachieving coaches quickly find their heads being chopped off as their teams have failed to make progress.

2017 is no different although it has been a controversial and tumultuous season when many coaches had to deal with the huge distraction of race-obsessed militants poisoning their locker rooms, turning off fans and creating distractions that in many cases, adversely affected the team’s performances.

One of the first casualties was Jack Del Rio of the Oakland Raiders.

Following a breakthrough season in 2016 when he returned the silver and black to contention only to shoot himself in the foot by keeping star quarterback Derek Carr in too late in a meaningless game and watching him get a broken leg, Del Rio was sunk by a renegade team led by a notorious cancer who was lured out of retirement.

If the Vegas-bound Raiders thought that surly former Seattle Seahawk Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch was going to put them over the top they were sadly mistaken. Lynch led the anti-Trump protests, going so far as to wear a t-shirt expressing his discontent with the POTUS. He also sat on his ass for every game when the anthem was played – initially surprising Del Rio who didn’t understand what he had welcomed into his locker room.

After multiple onfield incidents culminating in getting called out by Trump for standing for the Mexican national anthem during one of the league’s foreign games it was only a matter of time until the ticking time bomb went off with the coach as the one who got blown up.

Lynch’s contributions to the team: 891 yards, 7 touchdowns, one suspension and a toxic locker room that contributed to the Raiders’ dismal 6-10 record.

With Del Rio having now taken the fall, the rumor mill is churning that former Raiders head coach and Monday Night Football announcer Jon Gruden is on his way back to the Bay Area.

Gruden butted heads with the legendary deceased owner Al Davis and was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he managed to motivate Tony Dungy’s perennially underachieving squad to a Super Bowl victory – against the Raiders no less.

Gruden has been making noises about wanting to leave the broadcast booth if the right opportunity presented itself and it looks like that may be the case in Oakland/Las Vegas. Reports are that Davis’ son and current owner and managing general partner Mark Davis ready to break the bank to lure the mastermind back to the sidelines and is even prepared to dangle a piece of ownership to get him.

If Gruden and the Raiders do manage to come to an agreement on a deal it could be the end for Lynch and his posse of undisciplined thugs whose act won’t be tolerated by Gruden.

It was stuff like this that led to Del Rio’s demise as he clearly lost control of his team:

Don’t expect to see stuff like this if Gruden comes onboard and immediately begins an aggressive form of therapy to rid the locker room of cancerous elements. Lynch should be the first one to go as the Raiders look to rebound in what may possibly be their last season on Oakland before they move to Sin City.

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