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  1. 2019 Free Agency Thread

    Riiiiighhhht...... Cuz it worked so well to have one egotistical HC and Haley as an OC recently. At least try to think realistically.
  2. 2019 Free Agency Thread

    Bell with a Tom Cable Oline.... sounds like a recipe for disaster.
  3. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    A team like Purdue though? How is that relevant? Not like they have a draftable LT to make any conclusions against.
  4. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    Yes, I watched it. And here are all his snaps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGt4mA_nPnM I don't see how he looked "weak". Gets his pad level to high in spots against the run. Otherwise, sheds, bends the edge, has a counter move. Pressured the QB and made stops in the run game. Looked pretty solid to me. But what does this have to do with Bosa?
  5. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    What kind of question is this? Because Ohio St. laid an egg against them you ask this redundant question? Yes... I think Bosa would have probably played his game against Ohio St. Does that make them win that game, who knows. But sure Bosa would have been the same handful for Purdue he's been for every other team he's played.
  6. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    He had 6 tackles, 1.5 sacks and was consistently winning the edge.... What makes you say he looks weak? It's easy, you draft traits, not box score stats. Every game is different. Every team plays a player differently. Bosa has all the traits.... big, athletic, explosive first step, technique, power, instincts and motor.
  7. State of our team

    Cable effect. And scary that they have a 125 millions dollar QB behind all of this. Should not be this bad.
  8. Keys to Gruden Success?

    If Gruden fires Cable, I will be more optimistic. It will signal a true sign he's aware of faults, made a bad hire and course corrected. If he attempts to give more hogwash sound bites about injuries on the Oline and sticks with him, then stick a fork in him. On the GM front.... any GM is just a yes man for Gruden. Why do you think Wolf decided to go to Cleveland and work for a REAL front office to start with. Nobody wants to be a defacto GM puppet to GM Gruden.
  9. Keys to Gruden Success?

    This is a lie. Teams don't tank in football. It's a culture killer. And right now the Raiders brand is at an all time low and it will be hard to convince FA's to come play without overspending. And Gruden was suppose to be an upgraded playcaller over Downing, but it's not the case. Careful what you wish for. Gruden has proven to be a horrible GM. At least McKenzie would have kept Mack, drafted James and not traded a 3rd round pick for Bryant. That was all Gruden's doing. So giving Gruden a pass... calling it "rebuilding" but he has the oldest roster in football unnecessarily. Call this season what it is.... a FAILURE. They were not "rebuilding" when this season started. Remember, Gruden and Davis both said they are trying to win in Oakland before moving. This we can agree on.
  10. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    I was only half serious. But it will be interesting to see how bought in he is too Carr after the season. Gruden likes grit in his QBs. Carr is soft. Good player when everything around him is going well, but soft. I think Carr get another year and Gruden takes a QB in round 3 this year. Personally, Stick is a QB with Gruden's name all over him. I can see Gruden falling for him or Grier
  11. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    Of course.... there are no perfect players. Even the best players have flaws. But when you'r strengths outweigh them, you can be special. Bosa does everything right as a DE. Strong, fast, bends the edge, elite hand technique, plays the run and he is relentless. Never stops.
  12. Keys to Gruden Success?

    They both suck. McKenzie's draft's yielded little results. It's been beat to death. Gruden's out of touch as a GM as well. Trading a 3rd round pick for Bryant, compeltely dumb. Flexing his ego and trading a HOF talent and leader on defense.....,dumber. Signing a bunch of washed up vets who haven't been good in years and jettisoning younger players was a terrible move. Trade Switzer a young upstart player to keep Dwayne Harris, why? People like you want to point to rebuilding.... you don't rebuild with the OLDEST roster in the league. You have players retiring. Sounding off in social media. Bruce Irvin shouts "I'm free" at practice with his new team. More rumors of retirements in season. One player sounding off on the way out saying "get me the (expletive) outta here". And as a coach... this QB guru with his years of learning and being around franchises as an analyst. His offense is going to be modern and yada yada. They can't score points. Can't move the ball, etc. Look across the Bay.... that's a coach. UDRFA QB, RB and WR and the team is competing on offense despite major injuries. To top it off, Gruden is a blowhard.... just a string of sound bytes that speak to how tone deaf he is about how poorly a job he's doing. He sucks.......
  13. Keys to Gruden Success?

    Pretty much covers it. But his ego won't allow this. Reggie is gone, I've been saying that since the draft. The fear here is Gruden just hire a yes man. His ego isn't going to allow him to give up much power. He certainly isn't going to bring in an OC to assist in anyway. Best we can hope is they crush the draft in a big way and get enough talent that the team buys in.
  14. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    I'd be more worried about Gruden drafting a QB. That seems like a Gruden thing to do, we all expect Bosa and he takes a QB lol
  15. State of our team

    Open and honest? He just openly admitted they are weak and will cave to demands to every agent out there. Good luck in the future. That was as soft and pathetic an interview as I can recall. Just further evidence of how out of touch Mark Davis is as a business owner and leader. He has no backbone. Paid 100 mil to his Gruden because he's a fanboy. This team is a disaster. Good luck getting any reputable FA's to sign here and good luck building anything with Tommy Boy and Gruden running this thing. I'll tell you right now, this offseason will further drive home how out of touch this regime is. They are going to blow it in epic fashion with FA and the draft picks. This is going to be the longest stretch of Raider futility in a while. The coach is past his expiration date and has 9 years left on his deal. He was already a terrible GM and constructing a team. So what is there to be positive about? Draft picks? They couldn't even do anything right with the picks they had this year. I've never been so down on this franchise and that is really saying something. There is no hope with this regime.... I'm 100% certain of that now. He can't coach. He can't lead. He's a TV personality who's lost all his fire. Worse... he can't relate to today's players. Old Gruden would have fired Cable wee 4, but bet your bottom dollar he will be around next year to further crush our spirits. I literally hate this team top to bottom.... they suck and we're stuck with them because Tommy Boy doesn't know how to run a business.
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