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About big_palooka

  1. Raiders parting ways with K Janikowski

    Played on a bad teams for most his career. Hard to make it that way as a kicker
  2. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    I'll take any rookie back over Lynch at this point. If he's on the team it's a mistake. He's not a team guy and shouldn't get a pass for last season. Not worth 6 million in salary and is 32 now. Gruden had these types in Tampa and it backfired. Say what you will about KC trading Peters, but they have a young QB taking over and needed to rid themselves of any malcontents in the locker room to grow. Hopefully the Raiders do the same. Keeping Lynch for me would be an immediate red flag for me that Gruden didn't learn from some mistakes in Tampa.
  3. Random Raider Stuff

    Regardless, he's just an assistant. Shaw is the strength/conditioning coach if memory serves.
  4. Full Mock

    Trumain is primarily a zone corner no? Question that fit.
  5. Thoughts on Vance's comments?

    Joseph is hoping to land Cousins because that is all that standing between him and the unemployment line midseason. I don't see him sticking around long. He's in over his head and the team is not as close as he would like to thing they are. Cutting Talib will be a big hit from a talent perspective, but he also brought a lot of attitude to that secondary (similar to Ward last season). And who else is going to be purged to afford Cousins price when he holds leverage? Signing Cousins will have a ripple effect. Talib, Sanders for sure. Thomas and Wolfe I've read rumors on, but would doubt it.
  6. AAA's Mock Offseason

    That is insane for an above average system QB. I don't understand why the Broncos would entertain this with a top 5 draft pick and a good QB group. Committ to the rebuild vs. the reload The defenses window is almost closed, if it's not already and Cousins at that price could set them back for future years. Also.. TE Crockett Gillmore He's bulking up and switching to Oline per reports. Been working the offseason with LaCharles Bentley to make the transition.
  7. Full Mock

    Like Hurst with a trade back. Round or 2 low on Chark and Jefferson IMO. I see both them going late 2 to 3.
  8. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    One position not being talked about is tackle. Let's be real here.... RT is already void of talent. Penn can't be trusted for 16 games next year and personally, would like to see him replaced.
  9. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    Agree.... it's just how you build it. I don't see value at DT top 10. I do see it at CB/LB. Personally..... Dline - I'd make a play for Jackson in a trade. Or upgrade DT spot with a top level vet like Richardson for the right price. CB - I look for a vet here to pair with Conley. Maybe resign Carrie. Draft in rounds 2 or 3. LB - Draft here early. Lots of talent and this unit is weakest overall.
  10. Care to elaborate? He is a violent runner with great balance. His vision is excellent. His burst (possibly due to injury) was a little off from 2016, but still explosive as a runner. When healthy, he's 1b to Barkely's 1a. He's a special every down back.
  11. 2018 Draft thread - PICK THE FASTEST GUY AVAILABLE

    This is a matter of opinion. Personally, I see Mack. Then potential w/ KJ, Conley. That's it. The rest are JAGs or depth players posing in starting roles. I have no faith in Obi. Didn't like him coming out, he did nothing to change opinion because of injury. The unit needs an overhaul on each level if you're asking me. I don't believe in any player outside Mack.
  12. Raiders 2018 Free Agency Preview Thread

    Can't cut Irvin unless you have a backup plan IMO. He's a good not great player, but they need him 1 more season unless they sign a viable replacement.
  13. Roquan Smith or Tremaine Edmunds?

    Click the first for a cut up of his blitzing. Pick a game and watch. He has no idea how to blitz. No moves, etc. Either he wins with speed or he's stonewalled. Not a finished product, but to say he can blitz right now is a stretch.
  14. Roquan Smith or Tremaine Edmunds?

    Couldn't agree more, completely overstated. Smith's instincts, movement skills to beat blockers is next level. He will better learn to use his hands at the next level as welll