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  1. 2018 Draft Recap Thread

    Well the draft has come and gone boys. I don't know if I have had such a mix of emotions during a draft before. How do you think we did overall? Here is what we came away with this year: Kolton Miller PJ Hall Brandon Parker Arden Key Nick Nelson Maurice Hurst Johnny Townsend Azeem Victor Marcell Ateman Initially I was livid, as Miller was a "reach" and James was still there. However I think as the draft went on, we made more and more value moves and came away with a very solid group overall. My main impressions: We got WAY better at pass-rushing and more athletic on D. Hurst and Key have legit 1st round talent, and Hall is a physical freak who had great production. I love how we are finally addressing our pass-rush department. Gruden and Co. were terrified about out T situation and addressed that aggressively. I have warmed up to Miller and think he can start day 1 at RT. Parker is a similar player to Miller in the sense they are both massive (6'9 and 6'8), can move, have high motors and need to be coached up. They could be our bookends if they take the next steps under Cable. We are no longer overly concerned about taking players with troubled pasts. Key and Victor have both been suspended and had issues in in the past. Both of which would have been drafted much higher if they didn't have those problems. At the picks we got them, it was well worth the risk. With Townsend and UDFA K Pinerio, we may have gotten our ST core for a long time. Both of which were considered the top 1/2 players at their position. I am surprised Eddy didn't even get drafted after leading the nation with 94% FG percentage. From what I have read, he may have one of the strongest legs in the league already. We were very active in trading up and down, which is very nice to hear. Gruden said he and Reggie had great communication throughout the process and both were fielding calls. There were rumors of the war room being very heated and split, but from everything I have watched/read since, it looks like guys were having fun and genuinely enjoying themselves.
  2. DeMarco Murray announced his retirement

    No chance Murray is a HOFer.
  3. 2018 NBA Random Offseason Discussion

    I'd go crazy if the Raps somehow pulled it off.
  4. Random Raider Stuff

    Feels good to be a part of the new forum! Let's fire this place up and keep it going as one of the more active sub-forums on the entire site. You know the drill in this thread. Let's post a lot of Raider related random stuff that doesn't necessarily require it's own thread here. For example: T.Jones was signed by the Bills earlier. I kindof find that funny as they signed another great STer and ex-Raider in Andre Holmes. Good for both guys.
  5. Kam Chancellor announced his retirement

    The Seahawks are going to be baaaad.
  6. Team with most above average players?

    Conley is a major question mark and until he shows he can play at all, he doesn't deserve to be listed. Cooper you're probably right but he is so hit or miss. Penn was still a very solid LT and definitely above average. Irvin leads the league in forced fumbles over the past couple years and really turned it on at the end of the year once we got some better coaching.
  7. Team with most above average players?

    Not many for the Raiders and most are on the o-line. Carr, Penn, Osemele, Hudson, Jackson, Mack, Irvin.
  8. Dead Body found at Janoris Jenkins house

  9. Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread

    Bettman hahahahahahahahahahaahahaha.
  10. Football's Future Top 100 -- #1

    I honestly think Donald is the best player in the NFL., followed by Brady (annoyingly enough).
  11. Relationship Advice Thread

    Major social settings and dating apps. Tinder and Bumble get a bad rep, but I know people have dated and ultimately married from it. Plus it's relatively easy to find some fun off it if that's all you're going for. Also give bars a shot. If you aren't naturally a guy that would go up to girls confidently, get some liquid courage and just go for it.
  12. GOAT Football Movie

    I don't care about this list, Remember the Titans is the greatest football movie of all time. Friday Night Lights is number 2.
  13. Most underrated player on your team

    Honestly it feels like Amari Cooper these days. His hands are highly inconsistent, but every other facet to his game is right up there. Most people forget about the production he had his first two years and are writing him off during a season our entire O took a major step back. I think Gruden is going to really elevate Cooper's game and remind people of his potential.
  14. Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread

    I'm warming up to the trade tbh. Fox was an awesome prospect, but made it clear to management that he wouldn't sign with us. Hamilton apparently even spoke to our GM about not wanting to be around for whatever reason. I find it odd that two teams now have sold Hamilton "low", given his stats/age/contract. His weird antics must be negatively affecting teams?
  15. Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread

    I hate it I hate it I hate it.
  16. Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread

    Rumors of Dougie being moved are heating up apparently. I am not happy. Young RH D-man, led the league in goals, is on an AWESOME contract and has gotten better every single year. Someone better overpay substantially because Dougie is the most valuable trading piece the Flames have.
  17. 2018 NFL Top 100 Players

    Mack isn't even in the top 15 so yea.
  18. 2018 NHL Draft Thread

    Some speculation that the Flames may be targeting Lindholm. Could see them offering him, Hanifin and a bit more for Dougie. I still wouldn't.
  19. 2018 NHL Draft Thread

    There's talks of Dougie Hamilton potentially being shopped. I would be livid.
  20. Official 2017-2018 NHL Thread

    Re-signing JT and nabbed Trotz would be huge for NYI. Both could happen soon.
  21. Raiders Fear Suspension for WR Martavis Bryant

    Sounds like he didn't miss or fail a drug test after all? No official report has been released yet though so fingers crossed this was way overblown. Still don't trust the guy and hate the trade though.
  22. Owens declines HoF Ceremony Invitation

    In other news, the Edmonton Eskimos just signed Owens to their negotiation list.
  23. Players on your teams trade block?

    Who are some players being reportedly shopped by your team, or you can see being dealt before the season begins. Raiders: DE/DT Mario Edwards Jr. When he plays, he looks fine. But the problem is he is so damn injury prone and is extremely unreliable. We have a lot more depth on the d-line this season compared to last, and Edwards may not make the final cut. Reportedly Gruden had a list of guys who had to really show him something or else they would be shipped off, and Edwards is one of those. WR Seth Roberts. He has a bigger contract than he deserves, and with Cooper, Nelson, Bryant (maybe not anymore), Switzer and late rounder Ateman, I don't think he will make it. He would be an okay #4/5 guy as he is a great blocker, but his hands are garbage.