So, this is what happens when a team loses its long snapper, eh?
And by “this,” I mean, a special teams disaster where an NFL team can't get off a simple punt. We talk about how brutal the replacement referees have been, but they've got nothing on the Raiders replacement long snapper.
On Goethel's first long-snapping attempt, he rolled a groundball to punter
The next time the Raiders faced fourth down, they just went for it. And with a defensive penalty, they converted the first down. Which leads us to believe that
In related news: the Raiders lost 22-14.
Unfortunately, Goethel's shortcomings weren't as hysterical as what
Luckily, the Raiders fans took the Raiders' punting miscues quite well.
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