Coaches and players have been talking about the “24-hour system,” and they said that they have to think about their last win or loss one day, and then move on to the next game.
But sometimes what happens is more difficult to overcome.
This is clearly the case with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, who on Monday still seemed to be troubled by the way his team lost to Miami on Saturday.
“It is disappointing that our performance is enough to win this football game,” Gruden passed Las Vegas Review. “It’s just a bad game, and it still stays in my intuition in the wrong way.”
Miami’s Ryan Fitzpatrick somehow completed a 34-yard pass to wide receiver Mack Hollins, and the defensive end Arden Key twisted his mask to his Overhead. The pass plus a 15-yard free throw put Miami on the 26-yard line in Las Vegas with only 12 seconds left, so long that Fitzpatrick had to drop another incomplete pass. Timing.
Gruden said: “They still have 19 seconds, and there is no timeout at minus 25 yards.” “For us, it is a shame that we cannot leave the game without a victory. This is a shame. Just a reflection on me. We must do better than this.”
Considering the special circumstances of the loss, it is not difficult to understand why it insists on using Gruden. This may rarely be comforting, but at least the Raiders have a chance to end the season with a 0.500 season with a victory over Denver in Week 17.