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  1. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    That is my feeling as well. All 3 guys will be great players but Fitz to me is the one that has the most value + talent.
  2. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    So you're advocating for Smith because you're not sure Ward or Fitz will be there... What if they are? What if 4 qbs, chubb, barkley, nelson, Vea and Edmunds are the top 9 taken in whatever order? Who do you ( @MrOaktown_56 ) take?
  3. Raiders Sign Breno Giacomini

    Or hopefully he can perform better on a better line and team.
  4. Raiders sign Josh Johnson QB

    S/O to @Blazer026 for calling it. He is the #2 unless Gruden can work some magic on Cook.
  5. Raiders sign Josh Johnson QB

    Hahaha yes! Best parody pic ever! I had to look him up and he is in the CFL now.
  6. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    Haha, I was like damn why is he yelling. For next time you can copy the tweet link and paste that and it will come out normal size.
  7. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    Why did you make the font so big? This doesn't answer how teams will view it...
  8. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    He got cleared by his college I think. They had cleared him when he years ago. It was the Combine doctors that flagged him. I wonder how teams view it...
  9. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    His hammy "tighen up" and he bowed out of the rest of the workouts after the 40.
  10. Raiders sign Josh Johnson QB

    What is the implication there?
  11. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    Yup agree to disagree. What we really need is a MLB and if this defense is really gonna move to more 4-3 than i don't see Smith being a good fit for us or the best value there. Smith is a WLB. It's what he played in college and in a 3-4 defense no less. Can he play MLB? Sure. But it's not where he would be best utilized IMO. James and Morrow are young guys that have talent and upside and I think if they are given the chance they can excel. I know you count them as JAGs but I see the talent in them. Yes, Smith would be better but I think Ward or Fitzpatrick in the secondary or Vea or Hurst in the opponents back field or Edmunds or even Evans as MLB will help us more. Not to mention guys like Barkley and Chubb.
  12. Random Raider Stuff

    I do. I'll go point for point so I'm not misunderstood. Rod was clearly trying for the sound bite to get more work IMO. That's the job on these shows. You get a few minutes to say something provocative and be "good TV". You can tell toward the end when he tries to wrap it up and gets the records wrong. He is speaking off the cuff and does come of as a jilted lover to me. Gruden did take the Raiders to a Championship game and he did take the Bucs to the playoffs in the last few years being there. You can quote his winning percentage but you can also say he had 2 bad years out of 11 and he had 4 good years out of 11. He also never had a QB like Carr. The Carr-Rodgers comp wasn't made up by Gruden. The first person to say it was James Jones and then it was backed up by Cook. Both guys that would know. Looking at their traits and stats it's not a hard sell either. I would argue that if Carr had gotten the chance to sit behind a HOF QB and learn for a few years he would be even closer. 2016 Carr was on the cusp of making a truly special year. (I still almost puke thinking about the what if...F U Penn). Many including Rod want to go at the deal and the money but we know now that the contract is really like a 5 year 25mil deal. If there isn't an out after that 5th year if things aren't going right then I have a problem with it too. I have a hard time believing there isn't. But that isn't pointed out because it isn't good TV. Saying that Crab is better than Nelson is relative and may be a moot point. I don't think the move was made strictly off of production. I think Gruden wanted Nelson's vibe in the lockerroom over Crabs. I think it's seen by the team as better for Carr, Gruden's offense and Cooper. I also don't think that Crab was the backbone. I think Hudson and Carr were the backbone and KO and Lynch were the toughness. Do I think that Crab brought some grit? Yes. But I don't think removing him and adding Nelson is gonna dampen the fire in the offense. Especially with Gruden at the reins. Martin making the team better haha...yeah...I agree there. He is gonna have to prove it and I bet that was the jest of there meeting and why he was signed. Gruden is giving him a shot to prove it. He sat across from him and looked him in the eye. Gruden has said that is what he likes to do. He saw the hunger. This is a tryout IMO. I believe it's a minimum deal or close to it. I don't think this stops us from adding a back in the draft and I also hope which every of those smaller 3rd down backs survives to the 53 kills it and does make us better. We'll have to see. The '98 think and the analytics were sound bites that are being taken out of context that Gruden has cleared up but like I said already, it's good for TV and for people wanting to cast doubt. I for one would love a coach to come in and say were going to get back to evaluating the player playing the right way and put the stat and advanced metrics in there proper place. It's what Belicheck and Zimmer do and they seem to be doing ok with it in the modern millennial era. I understand the doubts and the people that have them. I don't agree with them.
  13. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    Agreed. We have far bigger needs and Smith isn't the guy I see impacting the defense majorly. That is what I want from the 10th pick.
  14. Random Raider Stuff

    Penny is a better player with more consistent production. More importantly I think Penny's vision, balance, running style and body type are more in tune with a bell cow back. Michel is a great play maker but I don't like his contact avoidance, upright running style and thinner lower body.
  15. Random Raider Stuff

    It could be tough and it could also fall our way very easily. I think there are more than 2 team that will wanna move. Just gonna have to wait.