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Don't you meant Spo and all the other teams that showed Beasley the door? It's not like there are too many dynamic, athletic scorers in the league so no room for the man. I'm a Heat fan too and it sure would be nice if MB played up to his potential. The problem - as the entire NBA has discovered - is all the man wants to do is play. The NBA is a business - he needs to grow up before it's too late and too late is coming up on him a lot faster than I think he realizes.

5 days, 23 hours ago on What Comes Next For Michael Beasley?

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Every QB comes into the league with some questions - the "guaranteed successes" like Peyton Manning are few and far between. I think we got great value at that pick - the second best QB prospect in the draft behind Bortles imho. You see what's happening with Manziel already - out partying making a lot of noise. He might have the talent to back it up - he might not. Either way he'd be a better QB if he applied a little self control. Personally, I'd rather have a guy like Carr who's interested in making himself a better player. He has a year to bulk up, learn the system and hopefully have Reggie add a few more guys to protect him. He's a project - that's what you get after the first round when it comes to QBs. But so far I like what we're seeing.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/uncategorized/tale-of-the-tape-raiders-qb-derek-carr.html

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I would love to see Mack (or anyone else) get a nice clean shot on Brady. The problem is the defensive player would need Brady's illegal helmet radio to fail in order for it to happen. That way they couldn't warn him from the booth to step up in the pocket or scramble like they always do when he's about to get hammered. I'd even be willing to take the roughing the passer penalty Brady will demand from the ref afterwards. It would be WELL worth it.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/uncategorized/raiders-khalil-mack-unlikely-to-meet-his-sack-goals-this-season.html

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People can't stop hatin' David Carr. He was thrown into a terrible situation for a rookie QB - first pick for an expansion franchise starting right away. That happens what? About once in the history of the NFL? If he had a chance to sit on the bench for a year or so and learn from some vet - he might have turned into a decent QB. I don't see that as a negative at all for Derek - I see it as a positive that he has some knowledge of what it's going to take to succeed on this level.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/raiders-2014-draft-class-with-real-ish-insights.html

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I'm a little concerned about Hayden - 2-1/2 years, 3 injuries (that we know about) - 1 very serious (career threatening), 1 season ending and 1 setting him back in training camp. The last thing we need is another high 1st rounder ending up injury prone like DMC (and DHB to a lesser extent). My personal take is he already qualifies as being picked too high (especially since Reggie didn't get value for that pick in the trade either). If Hayden misses any games this season he starts to slip into the "questionable pick" category in my book. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/digesting-the-many-ota-story-lines.html

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We could use another solid WR. Since we didn't draft one, I would expect us to bring in whoever's available just to see if they can contribute. The good news for Little is he can learn how to catch. It's much harder to learn how to get open and you either have speed or you don't.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/raiders-reportedly-grab-wr-greg-little-from-waivers.html

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Can't hurt having him considering the state of our defensive line the last... oh... decade or so.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/

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The size is good. I saw some little guys going in the 2nd and 3rd - that's always a mistake imo. I'd rather have the size and try to teach the fundamentals if necessary. We have Woodson to mentor these guys.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/raiders-continue-streak-of-drafting-big-get-cb-keith-mcgill-in-the-fourth.html

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Filling the needs now. Other teams have been running over us for years.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/raiders-add-large-dt-justin-ellis.html

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It's a good pick at 3 - we need help there. Even if he doesn't start he can contribute. Solid value at that draft position imho.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/raiders-add-size-to-offensive-line-draft-og-gabe-jackson.html

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I like the pick too for a few reasons - 

1. Everything you said about franchise QBs. You can see what happens when you don't draft a young guy or get extremely lucky with a trade like GB did with Favre... you end up in the QB wilderness for years on end. How long have we been plugging in aging stars with nothing left in the tank? A: Too long.

2. NOW the Schaub deal makes sense. Without a young (possible) franchise player behind him - he's just another aging band aid QB who might give us one year at .500 before his average career finally comes to a merciful end. As a mentor? He has a lot to offer in the way of experience. Carr can adjust and learn for a year or two (hopefully only ONE).

3. Although initially I wasn't sold on Carr, after seeing him on Gruden's camp I had him rated as the second best QB int he draft behind Bortles. To get him in the second round is a great deal for us imho - we get a true impact player in round 1 and a possible franchise guy in round 2. THAT'S good drafting - give Reggie a hand.

4. If the team is improving - and we all hope it is - we might not be drafting this high in the future. So waiting for the "right" time or the "right" QB might mean we never get him. If we slip down to the middle of the rounds next year - we might be looking at the 3rd or 4th best QB or worse. Grab a guy everybody likes when you can.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/raiders-get-lucky-have-qb-carr-fall-to-them-in-2nd-round.html

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Ooops - my mistake - Houston doesn't have a QB. They'll probably take Carr unless they have trepidations based on what happened with his brother.


Sux for us.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/examining-the-raiders-day-2-draft-options.html

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Barring anyone trading up in front of us to get him - we had BETTER select Derek Carr. This is our first shot in YEARS to grab a potential franchise QB and at the 36th pick - he could be the steal of the draft. Having someone like him on the bench elevates the Schaub move too. Instead of being just another old guy who leads us to mediocre seasons (Palmer, Collins, Brooks, Hostetler, etc... etc...) - now he makes sense as the veteran who can manage the team and mentor a young QB prospect for a year or so. It would also validate the Reggime's achingly slow rebuild - give us another year and another draft to get where we need to be before we insert the franchise guy. It would be a fantastic situation for us. And just fyi... the picks in front of us are Houston, Washington and Cleveland - all 3 teams already have their QBs. Carr WILL be available (barring any trade-ups or us trading down). If we truly are building a team for the future - this is the best move in the second round - by far.


Reggie - if you can hear me - PICK DEREK CARR!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/examining-the-raiders-day-2-draft-options.html

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No doubt a good pick. Barring any unforeseen circumstances (injury, holdout) - he should start contributing immediately and for years to come. Really the first A+ move of the Reggime imho. We might have caught a break when Buffalo moved up to get Watkins (a terrible trade for them imo, btw - gave up way too much).

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/raiders-get-a-needed-impact-player-in-khalil-mack.html

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We're on year 3 of the Reggime and no (potential) franchise QB yet? Come on. We're talking the basics here. We need to draft somebody or pick up a serious player for that position. How long does Reggie think he's going to get? Usually the GM and the coach pick the QB they're going to live and die with within the first 12-14 months. Schaub - good, bad or indifferent - is a band-aid. I think we can all agree on that.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/tale-of-the-tape-matt-schaub.html

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ESPN said we have the toughest schedule next season, and looking at that line-up... I believe them. We might have to fight just to get back to 4-12. The (other) bad news? Reggie has a built-in excuse for more failure.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/predicting-the-raiders-season-with-a-twist.html

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EVERYONE ranked Jamarcus as the best QB and #1 pick of the draft. So don't hold it against Kiper that Jamarcus decided to retire the minute the ink dried on his contract. However... all those OTHER stupid comments from Kiper? Absolutely... hold THOSE against him.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Sounds like one of those "you can make stats say anything" situations to me. Generally a lot of starts and a high completion percentage mean the player is decent and probably bankable. The wonderlic score would only add a bit of polish to the player's resume. Is it a surefire gambit? Let's ask Jamarcus and Ryan Leaf.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/1977.html

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That last team Al built was going to turnover anyway after the uncapped season. So I suspect that even if Al was still alive most of those players would be gone. The real question is would Al have built a better team afterwards? An interesting question - at least until Reggie actually puts a winning squad on the field. My mother could turn an 8-8 team into a 4-12 team. Two years in a row? Al could do that from the grave.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/two-seasons-after-al-davis-death-raiders-roster-almost-completely-changed.html

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I'm guessing just about any team would look "great" to MJD after his last couple years on the Jags. Hopefully the team will back up their "respect" sentiments. We'll see. I think the playoffs are a pipe dream, but at this point I'd be happy just to get back to "respect"-able. We should have the players to do that come Sept.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/raiders-start-off-season-workouts-looking-for-respect.html

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Why did they drop the purple unis? That was the one redeeming characteristic of the team.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/raptors-official-blames-espn-for-shot-clock-power-outage.html

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It's the fact that the show does NOT have some preordained ending to every show that keeps people coming back. Bar Rescue? Let's face it - it's the same episode every week - only the bars change. Sure occasionally Taffer pretends like he's going to walk out - but he never does (or at least they never make those into actual episodes). Unlike virtually every other "reality" show out there - you never really know how The Profit is going to end - that's what makes it interesting. And I would add he does exhibit a bit of empathy. Most vulture capitalists either replace the current employees with their own people or suck the company dry and leave everyone without a job. At least Lemonis tries to identify the ones who are worth keeping and those who should be kicked out for incompetence.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theapparty/2014-articles/cnbcs-the-profit-is-an-entertaining-hot-mess-that-makes-little-sense.html

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We need to quit screwing around and get a QB - and if we can't get one of the top four - then pass altogether. Enough with the "dark horses" and the prospects. So far as Schaub sticking for years - I sincerely doubt it. Just look back over the last decade or so at all the "veterans" we brought in. Is Schaub even the best of that bunch of losers? We had Kerry Collins - went to 2 SBs before we got him. Schaub is a bandaid. I hope the management realizes that and grabs a QB. Sure - trade down if possible. Get two picks and use one on a QB - it's worth it if any of the top 4 are available and we're picking below 15 or so. But betting on Schaub is ridiculous considering he was already ON a Super Bowl quality team and couldn't make it happen. What's he going to do for us.... other than collect a paycheck?


Derek Carr has moved way up on my list since seeing Gruden's QB thing with him, btw.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/pieces-of-raiders-draft-strategy-start-to-emerge.html

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The problem with the Hall is simple - Jan Wenner and the crowd from Rolling Stone are in charge. You can trace back to the date they took over simply by looking at the inductees. They're still living in 1974 - so all those bands are getting in. The only time someone they don't understand gets invited is when it's an obvious choice like Nirvana or when the screaming of outraged fans reaches epic proportions as with Kiss. They're already inducting rappers and other acts (that might be appropriate once in a blue moon for a ROCK hall of fame) - before legendary groups with long and storied histories like Yes and Deep Purple punch their ticket. Kraftwerk? My guess is they'll probably make it one day if Wenner hangs around long enough. But other highly influential and deserving acts a little further off the beaten path (Blood, Sweat & Tears, Thin Lizzy) and groups that made boatloads of great music but weren't critical darlings or have large contingents of American fans (The Easybeats and every other Australian band) will probably never get in.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theapparty/

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IOW... The good news - he doesn't jump offsides on every play. The bad news - our weak ass o-line from 2013 totally neutralized him. Well... it's always nice to cut down on penalties.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/2014-articles/tale-of-the-tape-antonio-smith.html

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@AsherMathews @Indy!  Since I've been very vocal about Reggie on the bad picks - I will add that the last week or so the signings seem to make more sense than the first week or so. We're still too old imho - but that can be addressed (for now) with a good draft. I'm still in favor of trading down for more picks - unless we can get a solid franchise player at the 5 spot. 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/

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He's relatively young and relatively inexpensive (if my info is correct) - so give him a try. He might fit somewhere else if not his natural position - or he could be a solid back-up. Last year we needed a lot of help on the o-line. If DMC and MJD can stay off the stretcher, a solid running game would help the passing game and take pressure off these guys too. Personally? I'm just glad we're finally signing a young (uninjured) guy.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://tfdssports.com/

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The profits have been expanding - but the game itself has been eroding since Goodell took over. Unless you're on the NFL payroll - he's an absolutely terrible commish. That's quite apparent just by looking at the off field behavior of players. Goodell is supposedly the "crackdown commish" - the guy who was going to get rid of all the illegal extracurricular activity by players. What do we have now? More wife beaters, drunks and even murderers. Add to that the rule changes that have been slowly strangling the life out of the sport. A simple catch has been turned into a legal process that needs to be reviewed in slo-motion half the time. I find it somewhat humorous that he's even talking about eliminating kickoffs! I'm wondering how they'll introduce the new season every year when they can't say "NFL KICKOFF!" Will it be NFL COIN TOSS!" or "NFL START FROM THE 20 YD LINE!" That's before we get to the concussion issue which has mommies all over America rethinking their kids involvement in a game this dangerous - not to mention the players. We're already seeing stars contemplating earlier retirements. The NFL has had a great run - it's the sport I grew up with and for a long time there was no comparison, but now? I can see what Cuban is talking about - the clock is ticking on the NFL's supremacy.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2014-articles/mark-cuban-is-right-the-nfl-is-vulnerable.html

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I'm all for trading down for more picks as well if we're not going for a QB (which looks likely) - however - we need to get value for the picks. I don't want another Hayden fiasco where we trade down, lose pick value and end up with an injured player who sits the whole year. If Al did that? They'd be talking about how we got screwed every day on ESPN.

4 months ago on Raiders' trade for Schaub is final piece to draft flexibility

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Allen is comparing him to Kurt Warner? The guy who went to TWO Super Bowls before he ended up in Arizona? The guy who was MVP multiple times? Is he serious? Or just laying the groundwork for his decision to play Schaub even if Pryor or McGloin outplay him in the preseason like they did with last year's free agent QB named Matt.

4 months ago on Raiders complete trade for Matt Schaub

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Pretty obvious to me Reggie is trying to protect his job for another year. A move like this has some good points - it helps spend some of that money Reggie should have spend on Veldheer (yes - 20/20 hindsight, I know), his contract is short so we can dump him with all these older guys if Reggie ever manages to find some young guys to build around and it takes the pressure off on draft day in regards to drafting a QB in round 1. So there are some advantages here. The disadvantages are Schaub (imho) has underperformed most of his career. He had a Super Bowl team a couple years back and managed to blow it somehow. His record as a starter is 46-44 which - imho - is a very accurate indicator of what we are getting here - a journeyman QB who probably should have spent his career on the bench instead of on the field. However - all that said - the Nation should be cheering this move if for no other reason than it means we WON'T be signing Mark Sanchez or Josh Freeman.

4 months ago on Report: Raiders "expected to trade" for QB Matt Schaub

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I'm fine with low-key inexpensive players too - and I've noted many times on this board you can't build a team thru FA. That doesn't mean it's okay for us to lose our top 3 FAs or sign injured guys. These older players could come in rejuvenated or they might be just cashing a paycheck - we won't know until the season starts. So far as building thru the draft - I highly recommend it... when do we start? Beyond that - I've very worried about the QBs we seem to be interested in. If they even TALK to Sanchez or Freeman - I would have to seriously question the management's commitment to fielding a winning team.

4 months ago on Tale of the Tape: CB Tarell Brown

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There are some good points to what Reggie is doing - size, experience and winners. I like that aspect and - not to point out the obvious - but that's exactly the way Al thought. Al's original idea behind the Raiders - in the beginning - was to combine size and speed (although the haters only remember the "speed" part). But I would disagree on a lot as well - DJ Hayden was not a good pick. That's not to say he won't turn into a good player - he very well could. But a first round pick - especially a high one - needs to contribute in year one. DJ's year one is over - he did not contribute enough to justify his high position (and salary for those concerned about money). That's BEFORE we get to the part about Reggie trading down and not getting value for the pick we gave up. And if we are being totally honest - this is exactly the type of move the haters slammed Al for - picks like DHB. If Al gets slammed for it - then Reggie should too. And DJ and Brown are undersized imho. The prototype corner is Mike Haynes - 6'1". Short guys in an era of tall of receivers is not good for the defense.The part about Reggie not "overpaying"? What about Saffold? It would have been better to tag Veldheer - especially now that all the highly-desired players have been snapped up and we still have a ton of money laying around. No matter how you slice that one - Reggie screwed the pooch AND he tried to overpay.The part about Reggie evaluating players differently - again - classic Al. I'll be the first to agree Al picked some clunkers. But he also hit the lottery every once in awhile. Reggie? I go back to what I said before - where are the players? When has his "smarter than everyone else" routine paid off so far? We hope it's working now - but the proof is in the pudding and so far we have two 4-12 seasons, no amazing draft steals of note and we lost the guys we wanted to keep. So we're still in "wait and see" mode 2+ years later. I hope it all works out - but nobody outside the team is pointing to us and saying "Hey - the Raiders are doing great in FA!"All that said - I do like the last 3 picks more than the previous ones. Howard, Brown and especially Jones could all be big contributors imho. But Reggie would be doing himself and the team a HUGE favor if he had a stellar draft. We have not been collecting enough young talent for the future. These old guys were signing can go two ways - they might seriously want to help rebuild, or they might just be cashing their last paychecks (like we seen way too much in the past). That first pick better be something amazing - we're high enough to get a solid 10-yr contributor if the selection is right. He better not blow it.As always... jmho.  :)

4 months, 1 week ago on What the first week of Free Agency tells us about the Raiders

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@80kdot @Indy! You think those are "great" moves? I would refer to both as POSSIBLY "good" moves. Big picture-wise we've still lost more this offseason than we've added (and we both know there wasn't much to lose). This was the year we were all waiting for - the year we had money, picks, all the dead money cleared, yada, yada. Virtually everyone is giving us a failing grade.

4 months, 1 week ago on Tale of the Tape: CB Tarell Brown

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It only gets worse - CBS is reporting we're interested in Schaub (10 TDs / 14 INTs last year), then Mark "hotdog" Sanchez, then Vick and Freeman. Same old Reggie - picking thru the league's trash.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/16/matt-schaub-is-raiders-top-quarterback-target-mark-sanchez-next/

4 months, 1 week ago on Report: Raiders in negotiations to trade for QB Matt Schaub

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Wow. $11 mil for Schaub? Really? Instead of just waiting for the Texans to cut him and then sign him for nothing? These are the times when I actually care about the money - when we're throwing it out the window on proven under performers. Schaub had a Super Bowl team a couple years back and how far did he take them? To the 2nd round? This guy is another journeyman QB (if that - he played abysmally last season in case anyone forgot) - I'd rather we give Pryor another crack at starting to be honest. The ONLY advantage I see to taking on Schaub is it will prevent this Reggime from wasting our #5 pick on a terrible "franchise" QB (knowing Reggie - he'd pick some high school QB and then pretend like he's the only one who knows why it's a "great" pick even if we have to wait 4 years before he's eligible to play). It truly is reaching the comical point with the Raiders.

4 months, 1 week ago on Report: Raiders in negotiations to trade for QB Matt Schaub

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Better than Porter. But couldn't we get at least ONE signing where we all agree "YES! Great move!"

4 months, 1 week ago on Tale of the Tape: CB Tarell Brown

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@Bassinguy  I'm with you. I'm sick of the season being over for us around game 6. I'm predicting that's right about where Allen gets fired next season.

4 months, 1 week ago on What the hell are the Oakland Raiders thinking?

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@JasondeHaas  The team worked best with Cable in the HC spot and Hue in the OC spot. Hue made some terrible decisions as head coach - like not going for 2 against Detroit and costing us the game and the playoffs.

4 months, 1 week ago on What the hell are the Oakland Raiders thinking?

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@JasondeHaas  We should have signed him to a per-game contract because chances are he won't be playing in most of them.

4 months, 1 week ago on What the hell are the Oakland Raiders thinking?

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The "same old Raiders" went to FIVE Super Bowls under Al Davis' tutelage - once when Al was in his mid 70s for Pete's sake. You need to turn off the ESPN, my friend. If Reggie McKenzie had HALF the football mind Al did at 82 - and if the cap was such a "problem" as he claims - he would have cut McFadden, Palmer and Seymour the minute they hired him. Same with Flynn - why did we sign him and add even more dead cap money when Reggie was using that as yet another excuse for failure? Now we lose the top 3 FAs Reggie himself penciled in as keepers and we would have signed a WORSE player for MORE money if Mark Davis (a guy who doesn't even claim to know football all that well) hadn't stepped in and canceled the deal because of the injury (which should have been discovered BEFORE signing Saffold). "Same old Raiders"? No - I would take the Al Davis-led team over these bozos any day of the week - even from his wheelchair Al was building better teams than we've seen in the last couple seasons.

4 months, 1 week ago on What the hell are the Oakland Raiders thinking?

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As a lifelong Raider fan - I appreciated Al Davis and what he did for the team (unlike most). I fully suspected there would be a drop-off when he finally passed to the big gridiron in the sky, but not like this. The team is now bringing new meaning to the term "incompetence". How long are we going to pretend Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen are the smartest guys in the room who have some secret plan that will (eventually) produce a winner? The way Reggie acts - he obviously believes time is not an issue. I hope Mark Davis has some of his Dad's smarts and won't stand for the lack of progress much longer. And Reggie? I loved you when you played for us and what you did in Green Bay - but time's up, my friend. You need to start showing some results... and fast.

4 months, 1 week ago on Grading all 32 teams after the first wave of free agency

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The kind of signing I can live with - veteran with winning experience on a short leash in case he doesn't work out (for whatever reason). I'd like to see more deals like this until the Reggime actually makes some progress. With all this money and high draft picks - I hope Reggie is also working the phones trying to multiply our picks (or move up in the later rounds - whatever) before the draft as well.

4 months, 1 week ago on Raiders sign DE/OLB LaMarr Houston

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Yes - because we all remember how the league vote stopped Al from moving to Los Angeles in 1982 and prevented him from suing the NFL for $35 million in damages.

4 months, 1 week ago on Raiders could move only if Mark Davis sells | May

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We have the money and this guy's price was reasonable for what we're getting. We need a couple guys like this to go with a whole lot of talented youngsters. I'd much rather spend $11 mil on a player of Tuck's caliber than $42 mil on a guy who can't even pass a physical. Gotta laugh at Tuck's "consistently competitive team" nonsense though. So far all Reggie has done is blow smoke up Mark Davis and the Raider Nation's ass. I'm glad Davis has put Reggie on notice that there are no more "built-in" excuses... http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Not-yet-put-up-or-shut-up-for-Raiders-owner-5267649.php?cmpid=twitter-mobile#page-2

4 months, 1 week ago on Raiders sign Justin Tuck for a reported 2 years, up to $11 million

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@DeeNuts

Nope - that's still Reggie McKenzie making NOTHING BUT dumb moves. You haters wanted Al gone - he's gone. Satisfied with the way the team is being run?

4 months, 1 week ago on Making sense of the Rodger Saffold situation

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With Veldheer, I didn't see any reason to franchise him with the current state of the team. You're talking about paying the man top dollar on a team that - in all likelihood - will not even approach an 8-8 season next year. So if wasting money is one's concern (personally I couldn't care less) - then paying Veldheer top dollar doesn't make sense. It sucks losing him - but again - word has it he wanted to leave anyway. We're going to pay top dollar to a guy who doesn't want to be here? When has that ever worked out well?
Concerning Saffold - THANK GOD! This is the first positive move for the team since FA started. Who cares what the media thinks? I see this as a VERY positive sign that Mark Davis actually can smell a bad deal brewing. Look at your 2 options here - overpay an inferior player with an injury that every one recognizes as a bone head move - or cut bait.  CUT BAIT, people. We're supposed to be concerned because THE RAMS resigned him? Are the RAMS now the benchmark by which we measure smart moves? Because they haven't been winning either, folks. Bring in 15 guys to try out for the OT position - unsigned FAs, CFL guys, undrafted college players, etc... there's no way we could do worse than OVERPAYING for an INJURED player. Mr Davis, sir - THANK YOU - you're finally showing us you ARE the son of Al.

4 months, 1 week ago on Making sense of the Rodger Saffold situation

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Tuck would be a good veteran leader-type player to add. He has a Super Bowl ring already - he might be patient with a team that is rebuilding (at least we hope we're rebuilding).Woodley would be another garbage sign imho - unless we got him for nothing.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Raiders to meet with Justin Tuck & LaMarr Woodley today

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So we get our cap situation together, and we get some high draft picks and allegedly the stench of Al's corpse has now been removed from the building... and all we can hope for is we get first shot at the leftovers? Wasn't that the same exact thing we were saying when Reggie first took over? The real problem here is even with all these allegedly great moves the team has made in righting the ship and getting back on solid ground... word has it Veldheer and Houston didn't WANT to return to Oakland. What does THAT say about the team? I would remind you that Sean Lechler - the best punter in the league at the time - agreed to resign with us after a 4-12 season under Tom Cable. Remember that? What does that say? That says he could see things headed in the right direction - he BELIEVED in the team, the coaches, the owner. What do Veldheer and Houston's sentiments say? Exactly the opposite - they do NOT believe in the team, the coaches, the owner. They could see these guys are freakin' clueless and got the frack out asap. The message is being sent to the league - do not come to Oakland unless that is your only choice.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Why the Raiders over-paid Saffold, Howard

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