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  1. A stupid pick at the time, but in hindsight once which probably ended up being worth it. I'm sure the Polish cannon will enjoy many beers in his retirement.
  2. Raiders suspend their scouting staff?

    A playoff team?
  3. Raiders suspend their scouting staff?

    Yeah. It's not the kind of news that should be immediately dismissed, and there are clearly some issues internally, but with a new GM and a (slightly less) new HC, these kind of things are always going to happen. But the media never misses an opportunity to go for the "lol Raiders" angle, and the dribbling simpletons that make up a large percentage of social media jump all over it.
  4. 2019 Oakland Raider Schedule

    You'd think there would be someone tasked with analyzing each team's schedule after the initial draft, to see if anything looks unfair. Our schedule is absolutely brutal - I've never seen anything like it. Buccaneers' is also really bad. Surely for an organization the size of the NFL, and with the league structure so perfectly set up for parity, this kind of stuff shouldn't be allowed to happen. Just awful.
  5. 2018/19 Europe Thread - It begins again

    Man, that game was something else. Incredible drama throughout. Probably the best part was Guardiola bounding down the sidelines at the late winner, only for it to be overturned. That was delicious.
  6. Long time Punter Shane Lechler Retires

    For the best part of a decade, one of the few bright spots on year after year of awful Raiders teams. A great punter, probably the GOAT, and by all accounts a genuinely nice guy as well. Hope he enjoys his retirement.
  7. Who has the best uniform / logo in the NFL?

    I’m the same with the orange thing. Doesn’t go with anything, imo. We might be in a minority though, as there seems to be lots of love for the Broncos and Bears unis in here. Navy & orange, blurgh...
  8. Former Raiders WR Jordy Nelson to retire

    Because he’s totally done. He had a great career, and it’s a shame he arrived in Oakland a shadow of his former self. No surprise that he’s called it a day. And why has this thread title still not been changed?
  9. 2018/19 Europe Thread - It begins again

    Manuel Neuer with another mistake. More interested in playing as a sweeper than actually saving the ball these days.
  10. Raiders sign Tyrell Williams

    As someone used to trying to rationalize all the dumb nonsense my team pulls in the offseason, I have no idea what to do with all this positive news right now.
  11. Antonio Brown traded to Oakland for a 3rd and 5th round pick

    One of the things I've seen people discussing is AB's attitude and how it will impact on the Raiders - stuff like him being upset if Carr doesn't get him the ball enough or having to play with a lower caliber of offense, etc. I think it's very unlikely that AB kicks up any kind of fuss this season or the first couple in Vegas. How often does a player cause a scene at two teams in a row, in quick succession? He's getting paid, he's getting away from Ben, and for all people mock Gruden (often correctly), he's not exactly the sort of guy who will take a diva attitude on his team like some other coaches would. Unless the team is an utter dumpster fire for the next couple of years, which should be unlikely given the draft capital and cap room available, I think Brown will toe the line. I'm not saying that somewhere down the line he won't start to fall out with people, cry about not getting the ball enough, demand a new contract or whatever else he's been doing in Pittsburgh, but I think it'll be a good few years before we see that stuff again from him. Not going to weigh in too much on the trade value aspect of the whole thing, but if the Pats were indeed offering a better deal as rumors suggest, then I'm surprised the Steelers didn't use that leverage more. A team has three 1st round picks, another team offers you a 2nd, and you end up only taking 3rd & 5th from the team with loads of picks... it's bizarre. Maybe the Raiders were point blank refusing to go higher than a 3rd, but at that point surely you try and bring other teams into play that are willing to give more than the Raiders and that aren't the Patriots. Seems like Steelers fans have every right to be mad at Colbert, because the whole thing doesn't look great for them.
  12. Official: Raiders to play 2019 season in Oakland

    I was meaning San Francisco with my "incredible city" comment, yeah. Of all the places I visited on my US trip, it was easily my fav. I actually didn't set foot in Oakland other than straight off the BART and into the Coliseum grounds, but from what I did see riding through, it looked... let's say, industrial.
  13. 2018/19 Europe Thread - It begins again

    Watched the Liverpool-Bayern game tonight, and man, that was dreadful. Bayern got what they came for, and Hummels in particular was like a wall, but it was awfully boring stuff. Fair play to the Bayern fans for continuing their protest against ticket prices, although I do kinda question them taking this sort of moral high-ground on the issue of finances in football, when they're happy to support a team who use their financial clout to bully other Bundesliga and take their best players for free all the time.
  14. Real Madrid C.F. Thread - LUCKY NUMBER 13

    The departure of Ronaldo has taken any kind of fear out of playing against Real Madrid. Right now when a team comes to the Bernabeu, there's nobody in white that's a particularly scary prospect to face off against. Nobody is running scared of Karim Benzema as RM's main goal threat, as good a player as he can still be. Modric, Isco, Kroos are all top players who would start for almost anyone in the world, but with them the intimidation factor just isn't there like it was with Ronaldo. A guy who could score from nothing, who could bully you with physical attributes as well as his technical ability, and a guy who motivated those around him. Ronaldo was just something else. I think bringing in a Hazard, Griezmann or that horrible rodent Neymar would change this somewhat. Something a bit different in an attacking sense.
  15. Raiders to face Bears in London

    Yeah, Vegas will be the end of the Raiders playing games in London or Mexico City, thankfully. I’m from the UK but I hate these games. Such a fake football atmosphere and the disadvantage it clearly has on our team is obvious. Will probably still go to this one though knowing it could be the last time I see the Raiders for some time.