Morning bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-5 moves faster than John Friesz, but he scrambles for first down. One look at Jay Schroeder, and Friesz doesn't look so bad.
A: RUNNING BACKS
Howie Long talks a good game, but if he took a pounding from Marion Butts and Rod Bernstine every week, he'd get knocked senseless, and end up sounding like Chet Forte.
Hollywood producers have begun bidding for the Anthony Miller story, a Freddy Krueger sequel entitled: "Look Ma, No Hands." Kitrick Taylor catches one pass. One more than Miller.C: OFFENSIVE LINE
Defenders have tougher time pushing through smog than getting through these guys in passing situations. Broderick Thompson has as many penalties as Miller has dropped passes.
B: DEFENSIVE LINE
Talk about the cutback in short-range arms, without Marcus Allen and Bo Jackson Raiders are punchless. Joe Phillips reminds everyone why 49ers dumped Roger Craig.
One might suggest a 100-yard match race between John Friesz and Henry Rolling, but there aren't enough hours in the day to give them time to finish.
C: DEFENSIVE BACKS
How can anyone look bad while defending passes thrown by Schroeder? Well, Stanley Richard is looking for receivers in all the wrong places, and Gill Byrd struggles.
A: SPECIAL TEAMS
Raider special teams look like they're coached by someone who doesn't know what he's doing. Donnie Elder play at goal line on John Kidd punt clears the Coliseum.
Who's worried about job security? Just how many wins do you think it will take to secure home-field advantage for the playoffs?