Rich Gannon goes off on winless Raiders

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon crushed his former team.

During his radio show, Gannon said the Raiders have made a "commitment to mediocrity."

The winless Raiders are 0-4 and just fired Dennis Allen.

“You’re not winning because you have players and coaches and people in the building that have become comfortable with the process of losing,” Gannon said. “It’s okay to lose out there, it’s okay. It’s not a big deal. In other places, it’s simply not tolerated. And when it gets to the point where they don’t tolerate it anymore, it’s unacceptable, and we run people out of the building who haven’t figured that out…and then bring in players who care, and players who work and players who aren’t going to tolerate that, then you’ll get the results you so long desire. But they don’t know how to do it and it drives me crazy.”

The Raiders haven't had a winning season in 11 years, going 8-8 twice since their last Suepr Bowl appearance.

“There’s people out in Oakland, in that building, players, coaches, front office, people in business, accounting: stealing!” Gannon said. “They ought to give the check back. The product on the field is terrible. And when you lose like that, how can you go to the bank and cash the check? You should be embarrassed.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.