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We are now paying for the "win now" mind set.
I found this Monte Poole article. Very true.
"NFL teams seek to build a foundation through the draft, and the Raiders' decline is easily traced upon examining the final drafts under Davis. Of the 21 players selected in the first or second round since the trading of coach Jon Gruden in 2002, only four remain.
There is running back Darren McFadden, taken fourth in 2008, and he also will be traded if the right deal materializes.
There is linebacker Rolando McClain, taken eighth in 2010, who will be released as soon as it is financially convenient.
One of the other two remaining players, defensive lineman Lamarr Houston, is almost certain to be among the next generation of Raiders. And the other, offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, is likely to join him.
That is pretty much the extent of what is left from the Al Davis era. The projected franchise quarterback, JaMarcus Russell, taken first overall in 2007, is out of the NFL. The four cornerbacks taken in the two top rounds -- Phillip Buchanon (2002), Nnamdi Asomugha (2003), Fabian Washington and Stanford Routt (2005) -- are long gone.
The man drafted second overall in 2004 to be the franchise left tackle, Robert Gallery, also is out of the NFL. As is center Jake Grove."
2 years ago on The Raiders cut 3, sign 1 and gain cap room
He would be a good pick-up for sure. Worst doo though since JaWalrus' Mohawk...
2 years, 9 months ago on Raiders reportedly interested in RB Cedric Benson | June
What a moron. I wonder if McZ is contemplating drafting another MLB..
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