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  1. Pick is in, #24 Josh Jacobs RB Alabama

    Love it. Most complete back in the draft and we're in dire need of one. Should make an immediate improvement on the offense
  2. Pick is in, #4 Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson

    Was underwhelmed when the pick was announced but I'm coming around to it. Ultimately I'm glad it's not a QB and at least seems like the kind of player that can be a consistently good starter. Hope he proves me wrong and really breaks out with how dedicated he seems
  3. Clenin was the green ranger, so therefore he's clearly the best after all
  4. So in other words, you vouch for him?
  5. 2019 Free Agency Thread

    Wouldn't mind bringing Crabtree back. He and Carr already have a rapport and we could use the depth
  6. We kept our draft haul so I'm good with this move. Not a fan of the pearl-clutching in a lot of circles either. Don't think for a second any of these character concerns would have kept him from still being on the Steelers if the relationship with Ben was good.
  7. Rams vs Saints - part II

    I honestly feel bad for some Saints fans, a little bad for the players/Brees, but absolutely none at all for Sean Peyton. Had he been on the other end he'd be gloating and attaching a yellow flag to his hip for the next two weeks.
  8. Eagles vs. Saints: Divisional Round

    Why on earth would you rush that play. Sloppy
  9. Eagles vs. Saints: Divisional Round

    I'm loving this
  10. Chargers vs Patriots: Divisional Round

    Chargers can't help pissing themselves when it matters
  11. 2019 NFL Draft Thread v.2

    The Browns and the Vikings from years back were exactly what I was thinking of, but they too chose to simply use all the picks. Or at most only kept the cycle for a year. Even as a Raider fan those Manziel/Gilbert, Richardson/Weeden double-dips were cringeworthy to watch and shows just using the picks doesn't work on its own. Keeping the talent constantly flowing is exactly what I'd want out of it because you just never know.
  12. The Raider's unique draft capital

    Correct, and I admit that this aspect not being in control is a possibility. I would only say that your odds of it happening are far better with three 1st rounders than just one. Keep in mind Oakland still has all of their picks in the other rounds this year. In 2020 they don't have a 2nd rounder but do have two 3rd rounders. Obviously you wouldn't go in wanting to trade your only first, but with multiple ones at a certain point your rookie class is going to get very large if you choose to use all your picks. I'm not taking into account where the pick you'd receive would be, only that you would get a 1st rounder. Or hell, even a second would still net you a chance at a high-quality player that slips. If you mean who has the security to actually implement this strategy, it's Jon Gruden for better or worse and he so happens to be in this exact scenario. If you mean on the other side, teams trade away 1st rounders every year and it doesn't always work out the way they envision. Just this past year Cleveland had #4 overall thanks to Houston. Teams never expect to be giving away high-end picks but it happens due to injuries/etc. This is the exact line of thinking this strategy would be taking advantage of. "This guy whom we love is still on the board and he's right there! Let's go get him! We don't know what will be available next year, let's give up our pick next year to make sure we get him. He's there now!"
  13. Offseason/Coaching Rumors, 2019 Edition

    Maybe not as much as HC but being a coordinator is still incredibly stressful. Just as much as gameday stress too unless someone else would be calling plays
  14. I posted this over on the Raiders forum but thought it better for a thread. Been thinking about this a while and I want input on why you wouldn't do this if you were in the Raiders' shoes. The formula for success is talented rookies on low-money deals and proven vets/superstars on higher ones. The rookies who are not quarterbacks or top 10 picks have no leash to develop since if they aren't proven by the time their rookie deal is over they get shipped out or hit FA. The Raiders have three first-round picks this year and at least two next year. Considering this capital, why not trade one of your firsts every year for a first the following draft as much as possible? IE trade one of the three first rounders this year for another next year, so that they have three first rounders again next year, and trade down and pick up another for the next year, repeat again the following year and so forth. The draft is such a crap shoot that you may as well get two first-round talents each year. If you hit on one and not the other then at least you get one contributor. If you hit on both then you get the production from both before having to decide which to keep when the deals are done. If you miss on both, then you at least have another two the next year and so on. In order to even get to this scenario you would need some horrible stars to align, but the Raiders are already over that. The only downside I can think of is that there may not always be suitors to trade, but in a league where the front office leashes are also getting shorter I feel there will always be someone itching to move up for one of the three slots. You would also have a substantially younger team, but you could use your cap for elite/very-good veterans to be your mentors/discipliners. Whenever you feel like stoping the cycle or you can't find partners, you can use what you have to trade up for a talent you're sold on. I would do it, and would think this is what Gruden might be aiming for if it wasn't for other bonehead moves like the Bryant debacle.