Nice But Not Enough
Nice victory over the Texans. Suddenly it's rainbows over Oakland.
But I'm sorry, I'm not expecting to find a pot of gold anytime soon. Don't be lulled into the warm cocoon of lowered expectations. A sixth-straight season of 11 or more losses is not a major sign of progress under any circumstances.
Tom Cable needs to go, at least back down to the role of line coach (nothing personal here, I'm just not convinced he's head coach material and I'm no longer in a gambling mood at the head coach position). Rob Ryan has earned a one-way ticket. Clear the decks. Hire a capable GM and coach who have an existing relationship, give them the power to hire a staff and run the draft, get out of their way, and give them three years—no exceptions—to turn it around.
Tangible, forceful change is no longer an option, it's a requirement.