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  1. My expectation is that we are better than most ppl are saying we will be. Not a super bowl contender, but at least contending for a playoff berth. Some analysts read way too much into some of the stuff Gruden said and did this offseason and assume that we are going to be a three yards and a cloud of dust offense. Sure, there will be some growing pains, but I for one am pretty excited about our offense. Sure, we brought in a true fullback and blocking tight end, but the pats did too and no one is expecting them to run 40 times a game. I understand the criticism that comes with being a raider fan and that Gruden will be questioned due to his contract, time away, and last couple years in Tampa, but some ppl are acting like we have ten years 100 mil to Jeff Fisher. With all that said, I think that this year, we should be somewhere between 2015 and 2016 in terms of wins. Think eight is our floor, ten is our ceiling. With some more familiarity, some progress from a Carr, a true mlb, a young versatile rb (why didn’t we take guice?) and a couple other pieces, we should be in good shape for 2019. Obviously would hope for more this year but we still have some holes to fill and kinks to work out.
  2. Raiders trade for Martavius Bryant

    A fair amount of players have been suspended since this was reported. Hopefully that means the original story was making something out of nothing.
  3. Random Raider Stuff

    He will be a more reliable wr4 than Seth Roberts. That is my expectation and although I am not asking much, I would be excited about it.
  4. Raiders trade for Martavius Bryant

    If there was a suspension clause, would pitt give back a third next year? Really disappointing. Hope there is one in place but probably not because Reggie is terrible at making trades.
  5. 2018 Free Agency Thread v2

    I’d really love Kendricks. Flies all over the field and delivers that wooden shampoo.
  6. Raiders Defense

    Adding to my previous post, I read it as the staff trying to motivate Joseph. Can’t see us passing on Derwin James to start Nelson at safety. Gruden even came right out and said they want to develop the two young safeties on the roster.
  7. Raiders Defense

    I think we will continue to move him around a little bit. Honestly, I’m more worried about Obi than him. I’ve heard good things about our new dB coach. Gotta be better than Woodson. Irvin’s position has been discussed here. I too wonder if he will actually be a full time d end. I wouldn’t really want him out there on run downs. Seems like we will be rotating a lot of guys in and out in the front seven. Concern there is what will stop teams from going no huddle on us? But I guess other teams have situational guys and are able to make it work.
  8. 2018 Depth Chart...How do you see it?

    I’d be surprised if both Richard and DWash are on the roster come September. Think we keep at least one though.
  9. 2018 Depth Chart...How do you see it?

    Isn’t Warren III like 6’4? That’s approaching tight end size. Cabinda is from Flemington? Not far from me. Good breweries in that town. Not that that means he will b good or even make the team, just making an observation
  10. Rd. 5- DT Maurice Hurst

    I think (well hope) that some of these teams were hoping to get him later, or planning to bring him in as a ufa. Kind of weird that he fell this far though. Star did not fall this far and apparently it’s a similar issue. Part of me wonders if since the nfl has a rough image due to cte, that teams are even more apprehensive about having a guy with these kinds of issues. (Apparently guice fell more due to speculation fwiw.) He was also rechecked and cleared, so who knows? I hope for his sake, and for ours, that he is able to have a healthy career and life. Even if we are able to use him as a situational pass rusher, it would be a huge win. Definitely one of my favorite players in this draft and I am stoked to have him. Hoping for the best!
  11. Raiders Defense

    Raiders bringing in Derrick Johnson for a visit. Cue the gruden old guy jokes. In all seriousness, he graded out as a top five coverage backer last year. If he’s cheaper than bowman, go for it. Plus he’ll probably have a little extra motivation against kc.
  12. 2018 Free Agency Thread v2

    Can we even afford bowman? I guess after camp cuts we will have cap space but signing number 52 is paramount. In all honesty, if you look at our roster, what will our greatest needs be next year? I would say mlb and rb. I could live with bowman for a year if we don’t overpay. Can’t believe Josey Jewell is on the Broncos. Dammit
  13. Random Raider Stuff

    Not sure bc I was working my side gig yesterday. Hopefully we can ditch Roberts somehow.
  14. 2018 Draft Thread v.2 - DONE AND IN THE BOOKS

    Josey Jewell, Shaqueem Griffin, John Kelly
  15. 2018 Draft Thread v.2 - DONE AND IN THE BOOKS

    Gotta think we go lb or rb in the fourth