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11 Jun 2010
Oakland has added John Henderson to the roster. Henderson should allow them to push Richard Seymour outside in the 4-3, although the Raiders do tend to shift Seymour and Tommy Kelly through all four of their defensive end slots.
Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 11 Jun 2010
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14 Jun 2010, 5:17pm by
Huh. Is it just me or do the Raiders seem to be making a lot of reasonable moves this off-season? It's weird. It's almost as though the franchise was competent as recently as 2002...
Their moves this off-season have made more sense than usual IMO.
Al Davis painting himself purple and running across midfield at the coin flip screaming "I'M THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND" makes more sense than the Raiders' usual offseason moves.
But has it reached a point where you could reasonably start to think "Weak division... Good off-season moves... Wild Card berth?"
The AFC is too tough - you think the Raiders are going to beat out teams like the Steelers, Texans, or Jets/Pats? Second place in the AFC West is a reasonable prediction, but there will be some pretty good AFC teams in 2nd place in their divisions who could kick the pants off the Raiders. A wild card spot is a bridge too far at this point.
I agree, but it is eye opening to see how close they are. Somehow they have put together a strangely good defense but their offense is still pretty unremarkable, although maybe no longer completely impotent.
Yeah, I agree. I think second place in the AFC West is quite reasonable, but it will probably involve them finishing 7-9 and 20th in DVOA. I don't think they're that far from the playoffs though. Even if you're not his biggest fan, you have to admit that Jason Campbell is a huge upgrade over Jamarcus the Hutt, and they didn't break the bank to get him. Their offensive line is ok, their defence could / should be ok and now their quarterback is ok. They desperately need someone for him to throw the ball to though.
Well, I do think that they could slip into the playoffs with, say, a 9-7 record, but I guess that's outlandish because teams like the Texans or Steelers would make surely make the playoffs if the bar were ever set so low...
I put 4$ on the Raiders to win the SB... the odds were 51/1, and I figured of all the teams that low the Raiders were most likely to pull it off.
tremendous mover by Raiders. team clearly on upswing and goomng to win afc west thuis season
This move would make tons of sense, if John Henderson didn't suck. But he does. So no. It's a bad move.
I laughed at this way more than I should have.
Then I've succeeded.
You ate wrong. This move is gerat. Henderson good qiality player to add to mix
I'm starting to wonder if Al Davis is in a coma somewhere and his staff is actually making these decisions. These don't seem like the Al Davis moves to me. I mean that in a good way.
Al Davis is football god. Just happened to makle some moves that were good but player or coach didnt follow through. Kiffin goof hire but he truned out to be jerk and moron so davis did even greayter moe and fired him. Russell pick good but then player get fat and careless so then davis get rid of him.
Kiffin goof hire indeed
"Russell pick good but then player get fat and careless so then davis get rid of him"
Fat man make Davis angry! Davis smash puny human!....
At one time, Henderson was a terrific player
He made the biggest catch of the playoffs so far, but Green Bay's tight end had a lot of bad plays against Dallas too.
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