Deion Sanders is on the payroll with NFL Network, and the Oakland Raiders were so bad on Thursday night that even he didn’t want to watch the product his employer was putting out.
As the Raiders were sleepwalking through a humiliating loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Sanders took to social media to criticize their lackluster performance. From what the Hall of Famer sees, he believes it is only a matter of time before head coach Jon Gruden parts ways with Derek Carr.
I’m sitting here watching this @Raiders game vs @49ers and I’ve come to the conclusion that’s it’s a matter of time before Gruden gets rid of @derekcarrqb . He can play but he’s not a Gruden guy. Stay tuned and let’s see how this plays out. #Truth @nflnetwork #GamedayPrime
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) November 2, 2018
Carr looked skittish on many of his pass attempts against San Francisco, but it’s hard to blame him with how horrendous Oakland’s offensive line played. He was sacked a whopping seven times, and there were some plays where Niners defenders were in the backfield the second the ball was snapped.
Defense was just as big of an issue for the Raiders as offense, and Sanders said on his Instagram story at one point that Gruden’s team has become unwatchable.
“I’m sorry, I can’t take this no more. Please, can somebody get these Raiders off my TV?” Sanders said. “That right there (pointing to TV) — garbage.”
There have been reports that the Raiders want to build around Carr and have assured him that his future with the team is safe, but Gruden has already criticized the QB publicly this season. With three first-round picks in next year’s draft, it’s going to be hard for Gruden to resist starting fresh at a position he considers himself a specialist with.