He's official. Wheeler just signed a one year deal with the Raiders!
1 year, 2 months ago on Raiders look at LB Philip Wheeler | March
Last minutes to vote! And the '76 Raiders are in a really tough spot. Keep voting!!! http://www.nfl.com/features/bracketology/alltimeteams
1 year, 2 months ago on The backup quandary | March
@Raiderdraftnik @Spartacus He might be a bit unpolished, but let's face it, a NT needs to be big, needs to be strong and needs to stuff the run. Nothing else is demandad from them and Poe is more than capable of doing all that. I seriously wish not to face him twice a year.
1 year, 2 months ago on Mock Draft 1.0 from @Raiderdraftnik | March
@nilbymouth @Indy! @Spartacus I agree with nilbymouth, McCoy hasn't had any help from the browns and don't forget he had to endure that concussion and keep playing, no one on that team cares about that guy.
He's intriguing. I still think the Raiders will be running a 3-4 based scheme, so I have to wonder if he's either gonna be playing OLB or ILB.
Don't have any clue of what Miami could have offered him, but it's likely he would pick the raiders if the offers are the same. No one wants to play for the Dolphins this season
@Spartacus @Black_Nightmare Oh come on bro! Seriously? You had to play the 'Chiefs' card? Now I'm scared that he could end up signing for the Chiefs or the Donkeys!!!!!! If only we weren't in such a hard spot for drafting him, I would be already organizing the PoetoOakland.com campaign.
You're right, the kid look like a monster
@Spartacus Dontari Poe as a Raider... Well, dreams don't cost a thing. He would go straight to starting at NT.
@nilbymouth @dondiraider I would really like to hace Giordano Back, he was a pretty good backup and most of times played better than Huff.
1 year, 2 months ago on Raiders Depth: CB mostly set, LB still very up in the air | March
@Raider Nate 75 Those are actually very good news
@Jososi Yeah, we're not actually gonna get something valuable from anyone for DMac, so we might as well keep him and try to get something from him on the field.
But even if we ever traded him out, a West Coast Offense with a Zone Blocking Scheme doesn't need a great running back to be succesful. We already had an offense like that back in 2002 and Charlie Garner was no Barry Sanders. I'm not saying we should trade McFadden, just saying it wouldn't be a tragedy.
@Jososi I was on that mindset too. I thought we would trade Palmer for a couple of mid round picks, sign Flynn maybe and move on. But let's face it, we were nowhere near to make this a "burn the house" kind of year. We had no cap room to do that, we had no draft picks so doing the complete make over this season was near to impossible.
Now, the other big thing about this is that this team is not that far from being a good competitive team. I think next season with a lot more of cap room and an almost complete stable of draftpicks we will be able to fight head to head for the AFC. You don't need to let go all of the guys. You just needed to cut some economic tumors like Stanford Routt and Kam Wimbley and try to find some cheap talent this year. Next year, we will be relly close to get that team we are all expecting to see.
@raider lifer Well you're right, but it's really hard to see a player to take one for the team. Most of them think that if they already have some money guaranteed and if the team needs them enough to not cut them, they have no need to earn less. I kinda see their point
@Spartacus @Jososi I can see your point. I think DMC could be the best "merchandise" we could try to trade since he is that talented. I don't know however if anybody would give as much as a second rounder for a veteran, injury-plagued, expensive Running Back. We could very well get a late second rounder because I think of Pittsburgh is desperate for a RB, but I don't think we could move much more into the top picks.
@JarrodRollins @Harder2000 Exactlty. It's not like the other guys are any short, but we could very well use that guy bigger than any CB or safety who just go in the middle and cathces de high balls.
1 year, 2 months ago on An historic day in the NFL (and other notes) | March
@JarrodRollins Yeah, that's true. I think he didn't start more than a few games back in Chicago because of injury though. I'm not sure his health would be that good.
@JarrodRollins @nilbymouth I'd pay a lot of money to see Bush's face if that just happened.
@JarrodRollins Franklin might be a big risk since we have no idea of the suspension he could face for the bounty program. Otherwise he would be a great fit. About Garay I'm not sold on him. He's had a couple of good seasons with the bolts, but I don't know if he's the real deal.
@DonaldJuanes @dondiraider LEinart was pretty good in college and would be a nice backup. Lawson might not be a beast, but he's better than having nobody and we would seriously need some OLB. For what I've read, Jameel McClain is close to a deal with de Ravens so Lawson could very well be the best young LB available.
@Jososi To be true, I'd sacrifce that virgin in order to get some fried chips... What am I saying? I would sacrifice Tebow for free!!!!!
@DonaldJuanes @Indy! Look, Indy is normally a very reasonable guy. It's just he's also a huge fan of Mike Bush (trust me, we had a 30-something post long argument about him a couple of days ago) and he's angry to see him going.
Now, he might be right about the things he is seeing and perhaps he is also right about the players seeing it too. It's a very long shot though and I think so because Seymour and Palmer and Huff and Curry all restructured their contracts and if things were that bad inside the organization they would have holded out or just try to get the most money of the team or get cut and try free agency.
Let's also remember that Kam Wimbley had 6.5 million guaranteed from un and his best shot to make a lot of money (and money is what's all about in the end) was to take those 6.5 and sign with another team, since there was no way we were going to guarantee him 17 million over the nex two seasons.
About Bush, I don't thin he decided to go because we're losing talent. I don't think he decided to go period. I never read or heard about any kind of negotiations between Bush and the Raiders so I believe the team never made an offer to him. He did signed a ver big contract to be a backup with the Bears, and we weren't paying a big contract to the backup of an already big paid starting runningback. I'm glad he got some money since RB's aren't paid anymore, but this was the decision I'd have done about him if I were GM.