Apparently A Skunk Got Loose In The Raiders' Locker Room, In Case You Needed Proof That Everything Happens For A Reason
I'm going to go ahead and do what's become far too easy to do recently, and disagree with Jon Gruden. With the myriad of things that have stunk up the joint in and around the Raiders' facilities of late, I think you actually do have to see a skunk to definitively claim it's responsible for the odiferous aura emanating in Oakland's locker room.
Seeing as I have never heard of a skunk taking residence inside a building, I think I might take a whiff of the personnel decisions, the quarterback play, the recently re-inhabited stall of Khalil Mack, and the ripeness of the oldest roster in football before blaming an unseen scavenger. I understand Jon Gruden blindly hoping that it's a skunk, as animal control can't cage the rotting philosophies of an out-of-date head coach, but it might really just be six of one and a half-dozen of the other when it comes to what smells so off in Oakland.
In all seriousness, while I'm not a religious man, some things are just too fitting not to have happened for a reason. A black-and-white animal running around the Raiders' facilities spewing it's ungodly stench while otherwise undetected is one of those things, because it's contaminating an organization that was somehow already in need of a tomato juice soak, if not a full blown housecleaning.