We played four games without Trent,” Gruden said. We used four different right tackles, so we’re experienced at adjusting and we’ll have a right tackle that’s prepared and experienced and ready to play. As for Brown, who reportedly spent time without his mandatory tracking device, wound up with the virus and inadvertently but his teammates in a bad situation, there are no outward hard feelings from Gruden.
It’s one thing to come up with contingency plans for a banged up fantasy stud who might not play, or one whose viability relies on a key offensive lineman being available. It is a different thing altogether to try to navigate around an entire game that might or might not get played. Yep, just another one of the glorious gifts the hellscape that is 2020 has delivered.
During Las Vegas' 40-32 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 11, running back Josh Jacobs went high over the line to score a touchdown from 2 yards out that stretched the Raiders' lead to 16 points with 5:26 left to play. When I seen the defense fall, like our guys cut them at the line, I already knew what I was going to do,” Jacobs said of his up-and-over TD, “so I’m just happy I fell in the end zone.