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