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Old May 16 2014, 12:25 AM   #106
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...and might save Dennis Allen's job.
I'm not so sure that will be a good thing long-term for the Raiders.
Definetly agree.
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Old May 16 2014, 01:09 AM   #107
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OK, but wouldn't it be morally problematic to pass on drafting him because of fears of a media storm generated by people's reaction to who he is, not something that he can control about himself?

I mean, can you imagine when the first black player was drafted, a GM saying "Well, *I'm* not racist, but this guy is different from the other players in the league, and so drafting him would be a distraction"? (Of course, they might have said something like that, but I don't think it's a sentiment that should be respected.)
The media circus is absolutely a concern for a team. If the media is more interested in this one player than your team as a whole, you're going to have a problem. This applies even to players like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning (hence why those players tend to deflect praise in favor of their teams). You really have to look no further or recently than Tim Tebow to see a similar situation.
Right. I'm saying that morally, we shouldn't let teams off the hook if they're going to not draft people because of the fear of a media circus generated by their race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Yes, it's something the team will have to deal with. But a GM/owner who doesn't draft a guy over that should be ashamed of himself, IMHO.
It'll be nice when the world gets to that point.
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Old May 16 2014, 04:04 AM   #108
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I was actually happy about the Raiders draft this year. Getting Khalil Mack is just what our defense needs and might save Dennis Allen's job. Liked our second pick, Derek Carr, too. Feeling good.
My apologies if you are a Raiders fan. I wouldn't have wished Schaub on anyone.
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I was actually happy about the Raiders draft this year. Getting Khalil Mack is just what our defense needs and might save Dennis Allen's job. Liked our second pick, Derek Carr, too. Feeling good.
My apologies if you are a Raiders fan. I wouldn't have wished Schaub on anyone.
Heh, heh, yeah I know. I'm just hoping that a change in scenery might get him back on track. These things are usually more miss than hit, but in our situation, he is worth the gamble.
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Old May 17 2014, 03:51 AM   #110
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I was actually happy about the Raiders draft this year. Getting Khalil Mack is just what our defense needs and might save Dennis Allen's job. Liked our second pick, Derek Carr, too. Feeling good.
My apologies if you are a Raiders fan. I wouldn't have wished Schaub on anyone.
Heh, heh, yeah I know. I'm just hoping that a change in scenery might get him back on track. These things are usually more miss than hit, but in our situation, he is worth the gamble.
Schaub has never been the same after his last foot injury. He was always kind of immobile, but a good system QB who threw for a lot of yards and TDs. Of course he had Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels in their primes to throw to. But then his foot injury combined with our O line going to shit, and he just sucked horribly.

If his foot is actually healed now, and his head is OK after last years disaster, he might be OK. As has been said, and I find this fitting, he replaced a Carr in Houston only to be eventually replaced by a Carr in Oakland. LOL
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Old May 20 2014, 12:33 AM   #111
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Brandon Marshall signs a 3 year extension worth $40 million.

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Worth it? He's at the top of his game at the moment, can he keep it up another (now) 4 years?
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Old May 20 2014, 12:53 AM   #112
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Brandon Marshall signs a 3 year extension worth $40 million.

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Worth it? He's at the top of his game at the moment, can he keep it up another (now) 4 years?
Elite receivers like Marshall (who projects in the Moss / Carter / Rice category at this point) can last well into their 30s. The hip surgeries are my main concern, but it's not an overpay -- three-year extension, but they can easily cut him after year 2 if they have to for cap reasons. Briggs is on a retirement contract, same as Tillman, and they don't have to pay Jeffery until after this coming season. I haven't been sold on Emery as GM, but this offseason has been pretty much perfect, outside of the retention of Mel Tucker.
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Old May 26 2014, 12:35 AM   #113
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I didn't want to start a whole thread just for this, but I did want to share, and this seemed like the right place...

So my wife and I have been in Las Vegas for the past few days. Today I got the chance to meet one of my all-time sports heroes:



He was doing a signing at Field of Dreams in the Caesar's Forum Shops.

I look like crap (it's been a rough few days... ) but what thrill to meet the Tyler Rose himself. Very nice guy. I got to sit and chat with him for about 10 minutes.

One funny thing was when I talked to him about the time he destroyed the Rams' Isiah Robertson:



Earl said with his trademark slow, Southern drawl:

"Now, now...we just bumped into each other a little bit..."



A very cool afternoon indeed.

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Old May 28 2014, 02:31 AM   #114
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^ That is awesome man. Cool opportunity.
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Old May 28 2014, 12:00 PM   #115
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I'm done with Sean Lee. The guy is made of glass. Good player but just can't stay on the field.
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Old May 29 2014, 08:04 PM   #116
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Earl said with his trademark slow, Southern drawl:

"Now, now...we just bumped into each other a little bit..."



Just too damn funny. And at the time, isaiah was a pretty good linebacker. But I think he was used to guys crumpling at first contact. Surprise!

If I had film of myself getting run over like that, even by one of the best backs in history, I would NEVER watch it. I'd love to hear what Isaiah says about that hit today.
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Old May 30 2014, 12:03 AM   #117
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Earl said with his trademark slow, Southern drawl:

"Now, now...we just bumped into each other a little bit..."



Just too damn funny. And at the time, isaiah was a pretty good linebacker. But I think he was used to guys crumpling at first contact. Surprise!

If I had film of myself getting run over like that, even by one of the best backs in history, I would NEVER watch it. I'd love to hear what Isaiah says about that hit today.
By the looks of it, he probably doesn't remember it...



In Campbell's My Life documentary, Dan Pastorini said he looked down at Robertson (whose nickname was "Butch") and said "How'd you like that, Butch?" (or something close to that).

It was a real thrill to meet him. I told him he'd probably heard it a million times, but I was a 12 year old watching Monday Night Football, Dolphins at the Oilers...and I became a fan for life. Back then, the idea of an RB so big and so fast was pretty much unheard of.
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Old August 5 2014, 12:55 AM   #118
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Andy Dalton, 6 years, $115 million extension. What the hell?
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Same concept as Flacco, Cutler, and Romo getting their monster contracts.... they's nothing overly amazing, but someone else will overpay that player if their current team doesn't.
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Andy Dalton, 6 years, $115 million extension. What the hell?
As a Steeler fan, I can't say I'm dissappointed.
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