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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meet the new Raiders, same as the old Raiders.


Meet the new raiders, same as the old raiders.   Reggie Mckenzie continues his housecleaning of Al Davis's mess, or starting a path to create his own.  This will not be the last time that these words will be uttered ...


If Reggie is going to be getting rid of every single Al Davis stamped player he better win and improve this team or Reggie has some "splaining to do". 

NFL fans outside of Alameda county forget that this team was in shambles until Hugh Jackson was brought in to improve their offense in 2010. Then When he was promoted to head coach in 2011 they made a significant run the at the playoffs until season ending injuries to the starting quarterback(Jason Campbell) and the star running back(Darren Mcfadden). Hugh then made the controversial trade for Carson Palmer. Whether you agree with it or not #1 NFL quarterbacks are hard to come by and the Raiders at least have one(for now). 

Gone now is Darius Heyward-Bey, Michael Huff, Dave Tollefson, Desmond Bryant, Philip Wheeler, and Richard Seymour. DHB was a good serviceable wide receiver unfortunately for him he's a number three, number two at best wideout but his contract was paying him like a like a number one. Its discouraging that the Raiders could not have negotiated his contract down as they have put a lot time into his development and he has improved every  year in the league. I have a feeling his best years are in front of him. The other players that were shown the door or who burst through it in jail break form are no surprise. The defense was one of the worst in the nfl and if you can escape this mess you're going to. 

Reggie Mckenzie's claim to fame, that got him this job, is as a talent evaluator specialist. Guess what Reg the spotlight is shining on you for the next few months, lets hope you perform better than your team did.

...a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

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12 comments:

  1. I'm agreeing w/ the moves but who really knows what goes on behind closed doors. I read many fans disappointed with the signing of no names.In reality if you make it to the pros you should be good enough to play and most love the game of football. The issue w/ big names is that they know that they are that good and lose their humbleness and demand too much. I think all the pcs will fall into place and that are so called no names will surprise many as did Rod streater and Miles Burris.

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  2. Losing Philip Wheeler was a major mistake.

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  3. Raiders have 32 million owed to players no longer with the team. This is why they are doing what they have to do. Those 32 million come off the books next year. They who have the money can spend the money. Dolphins, Donkeys, and the Chiefs.

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  4. Pick up Randy Moss as insurance policy, Raiders! At worst, he improves your wide outs performances. Plus, he won't be expensive.

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  5. Moss? he didnt want to play for them in the past and dont now!

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  6. I think it's well-acknowledged that he had personal problems back then. Plus, sometimes in life you appreciate second chances (and the opportunity to show the organization across the bay they made a mistake). The Raiders use to do this sort of thing succesfully back in Al's day...

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  7. I agree. Didn't Harbaugh describe his team citizenship in 2012 as "A+"?

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  8. Are you serious, Randdy Moss? No way! This guy quit on the Raiders just a few year ago. He is all about himself. That's exactly what they don't need.

    The Raiders need to get young and keep their draft choices and build from within. They've tried the signing big free agents who all seem to be a bust after acquiring.

    Seattle is a good example of that. They turned it around in one year. It doen't always take a 5 year plan. Things can hange in a hurry with the right mix. We've already seen the other way NOT work. Make sound draft choices and start building. Outside of McFaddden and Palmer, blow it up and start again. You can even trade the oft-injured McFadden for some draft choices if need be.

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  9. So...if I understand you correctly, you would be happy if the Raiders kept Palmer and otherwise, fired everyone else. uh...why keep him?

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  10. Randy 'quit on the Raiders' in your words, more than a few years ago. He was great after that in N.E. Also, the one thing I would say about refielding an entire team from draft picks, is the high draft kids are expensive to sign, too.

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  11. Aa a season ticket holder for the past 7 yrs I see nothing but dissapointment this season. If Carson Palmer is still the qb the coach and gm need to pack their bags asap

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  12. It has been hard to be a fan in the last ten years. You can only hope it turns around fast.

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