While the Raiders are trying to play their way into the playoffs, defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan will likely be trying to scheme his way out of the unemployment line. After a season where the Raiders had one of the worst defenses in the NFL and in which the Raiders continuously struggled to stop offenses in the fourth quarter.
Given the fact that the Raiders seem unable to play consistent defense through an entire game, many believe that Bresnahan has failed to make in game changes once an offense has figured out how to attack the Raiders defense. Seeing as this is one of the most important duties of a coordinator, many have been calling for the head of Bresnahan.
While this defense does not have the same playmakers that Bresnahan had the last time he coached for the Raiders, it has enough talent to perform better than it has been. All one needs to do is look at the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde nature of the defense. From week to week, or even half to half, the Raiders defense can go from looking like a world beater, to looking like a junior varsity team.
It may in fact be too late for Bresnahan to save his job, but you have to imagine that the Raider Nation will see some creative and strong defensive play the last two weeks as Bresnahan attempts to keep his job.