Josh Jacobs is feeling just like the Raiders fan base as he unloaded over the team’s latest bad loss that added to this already miserable season. Jacobs ripped into his team on Saturday night following a 13-10 loss to the Steelers in which the offense could never quite get moving.
“Yeah, man, it’s bulls–t, for real,” Jacobs said, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s bulls–t. And it’s on us, you know? Everybody wanna talk about the defense before. They made their stops when they were supposed to. S–t, we’ve got to help them out. And, you know, I’m tired of saying we’ve got to f–king help them out, and it’s just frustrating.”
On the night, the Raiders could only muster 58 rushing yards and 201 total yards of offense as Jacobs was held to 44 yards on a measly 15 carries. Despite the terrible offense, the team held a 10-6 lead late before Kenny Pickett’s 14-yard touchdown pass to George Pickens with 46 seconds left gave Pittsburgh the lead. It was yet another instance where the Raiders blew a fourth quarter lead.
The 24-year-old running back is in the final year of his rookie contract and he sounds like a man who is ready to move on.
“I’m tired of dealing with this,” Jacobs said, per The Athletic. “Every day I come in here and bust my ass and I see guys busting their ass and the result is not there. For me, the last four years, the result has not been there. And quite frankly, I don’t know what else to do.”
Last year was the only time the Raiders have made the playoffs since 2016, as they went 10-7 before losing to the Bengals in the wild-card round. Things were supposed to be different after the hiring of Josh McDaniels, but the team struggled to find consistency on either side of the ball and look set to miss the postseason.
“We still had opportunities to make plays,” he said. “I feel like in times where we were close and we felt like we was about to get the big one, we went away from it. And the pass game was working early, so that is what it is, but to win those games, especially in the stretch, especially [when] you’re up against a team like this in the cold, you gotta run the ball. So that’s a factor on everybody involved, top to bottom.”
Las Vegas fell to 6-9 on the year with the loss and their playoff hopes are dwindling.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.