Josh Jacobs didnt mince phrases when requested to judge his newest efficiency.

The primary-round working again who set the Raiders rookie speeding report in 2019 was held to 17 yards on 10 carries in a loss to Tampa Bay that has him looking for solutions about the way to get again on observe this season.



I used to be embarrassed. It was very embarrassing for me, Jacobs mentioned Wednesday. I went and checked out movie. I went and watched follow. I watched earlier video games. I used to be making an attempt to see the place I might enhance my sport, what I might carry to this crew to attempt to get the fellows motivated to be the place we wish to be.

Jacobs and the Raiders working sport havent been there to this point this season. Jacobs is averaging simply 3.Four yards per carry following the worst sport of his younger profession, rating 44th out of 46 certified runners to this point this season.

The efficiency towards a Buccaneers crew that permits a league-low 3.zero yards per carry is explainable. The Raiders have been with out their whole beginning offensive line all week after proper sort out Trent Brown examined optimistic for the coronavirus and the opposite 4 starters have been despatched house as a result of that they had excessive threat contacts with Brown.

They returned to the crew simply hours earlier than the sport however struggled to get right into a rhythm after an absence of follow.

We had loads of guys that didnt follow the entire week. You could possibly inform them like we werent all on the identical web page on the identical time, Jacobs mentioned. It was form of gradual attending to sure reads and sure issues.

However the issues working the ball go deeper than simply that one sport. Jacobs has topped 4.zero yards per carry simply as soon as this season as the road has struggled to open up holes with Brown and left guard Richie Incognito lacking a lot of the season, and Jacobs has been unable to interrupt tackles as simply as he did as a rookie.

After rating close to the highest of the league in damaged tackles final 12 months and main the league with 14 the primary two weeks, in response to SportRadar, Jacobs has damaged only one prior to now 4 video games.

The drop in efficiency comes after a hip damage that had him on the damage report final month, however Jacobs and coach Jon Gruden say he's wholesome now and the hip wasnt an element.

However they each consider the working sport is near a breakthrough.

The one factor have been missing proper now's one future, Gruden mentioned. We want a breakout run, we'd like an enormous run. We hadnt had that but, however have been making optimistic yards, have been shifting the ball, have been doing loads of good issues. I believe have been higher offensively than we have been final 12 months, however wed wish to get Trent Brown and Incognito again to assist us out.

Jacobs 116 runs with out a acquire of no less than 20 yards are by far essentially the most within the league season, 30 greater than the following highest, 37-year-old Frank Gore.

Jacobs had eight runs final 12 months that went no less than 20 yards, offering a big-play spark to the offense.

Its been simply the little issues on making an attempt to interrupt an enormous run, he mentioned. Weve been shut on loads of performs. Im my hardest critic on myself actually. I come out every single day in follow and nit decide the issues I can get higher in, particularly in a sport. Making an attempt to be extra affected person, making an attempt to hit issues, making an attempt to not suppose a lot and go on the market and run. Thats been a factor I really feel like Ive been engaged on.