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  1. I always respected the way he bounced back with the Bengals after a rough start with the Bears.
  2. Feostbite..of course. This is why we can't have nice things.
  3. The 16 game max is an idea that I hate to the point it would affect my viewing and fantasy football participation. Take off 2 preseason games add two bye weeks, fine. But the 16 game max and the implications that flow from that are a bridge too far for me.
  4. That is a tired outdated narrative that was fully disproved this off season. Trent Brown; The Raiders brought the former Patriots lineman to town on a four-year, $66 million contract that includes $36.25 million guaranteed. Additionally, the Raiders signed Antonio Brown to a restructured three-year, $50.125 million contract with $30.125 million guaranteed at signing. Between the two big additions to the roster, the Silver and Black have dedicated 58 percent of the $114.5 million in guaranteed money. Wide receiver Tyrell Williams is receiving $22 million in guaranteed money while safety Lamarcus Joyner gets $21.3 million. The Raiders were not limited at all in free agency and in fact fully guaranteed Jacobs contract. There's plenty of cash to go around.
  5. I'm in Vegas, felt both of them, that second one was a lot more powerful and longer.
  6. That's a relief, I was on the Freeman side. Got as a sort of T.Hill replacement in light of his pending suspension. It's especially a steal considering my track record with devy picks outside the top 5.
  7. Devy league; Hill for 1.10, and 2020 2nd-likely a high pick. Also Devonta Freeman for 1.13 Devy.
  8. Team A gave up Harry, N'Keal NEP WR; Kumerow, Jake GBP WR; Year 2020 Round 2 Draft Pick from Team A Team B gave up Andrews, Mark BAL TE; Henry, Hunter LAC TE; Year 2020 Round 1 Draft Pick from Team B Just completed in my league. 1.5 TE Premium. Seems like a lot to give up for Harry. But I am biased in favor of Henry.
  9. Raiders undrafted WR drawing rave reviews from Jon Gruden, Derek Carr By Josh Schrock May 24, 2019 10:46 AM The Raiders revamped their wide receiving corps this offseason, bringing in Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, J.J. Nelson, Ryan Grant and fifth-round draft pick Hunter Renfrow to help quarterback Derek Carr. Brown, Williams and Renfrow will get a lot of attention during organized team activities and minicamp, but there's another receiver who has impressed both head coach Jon Gruden and Carr early on in his NFL career. Keelan Doss signed with the Raiders after going undrafted out of the University of California-Davis and has the size, ball skills and awareness to make it as a receiver in the NFL. Gruden likes what he has seen from Doss so far. "Yeah, we coached Doss in the Senior Bowl and really liked him," Gruden said Tuesday after the first day of OTAs. "I think he's smart. He's athletic and he's got size and I think he's going to be able to compete on special teams, as well. Plus he's from Alameda, so we had to get Doss." It's a long road for an undrafted rookie to make it to the NFL and stick in the league, but Carr believes Doss is different than a lot of the undrafted rookies he's seen come through Oakland. "Yeah, I think Keelan is going to be a good player," Carr said. "Obviously, he's a rookie, right? He's got a long way to go. But just watching him you can tell -- he works his tail off and it means something to him. We've had other guys come in here, I've seen undrafted free agents come in here and they are just like, 'Man, I'm in the NFL.' And they are posting pictures of them jogging in a jersey, but they don't really like football. You know? They don't really care. They are just trying to, I guess, show that they have a little influence, that they are a professional football player, when really they haven't made the team yet, so their not, you know? He is not that at all. He is someone, man he doesn't want this to just be a one-time stop. He wants to make a career out of this. And hopefully man, he works his tail off and he does make a career out of it. "But that's just the initial reaction I've gotten from him is that it means something to him. And you can win with that." Doss had a productive career at UC-Davis, finishing his collegiate run with 321 catches for 4,069 yards and 28 touchdowns. He was expected to be a fourth- or fifth-round draft pick, but a pectoral injury at the combine hurt his training for the 40-yard dash. Doss impressed during his time at the Senior Bowl, drawing comparisons to a star AFC West receiver. "The player he reminds of is Keenan Allen," Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy told NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair. "That’s really high praise. You don’t just throw player comparisons out there. It’s rare with NFL teams. Everything has to line up, and I really feel like he’s a good comp for Keenan Allen. How he went undrafted, it really surprised me. We’re not privy to medical info, and he has some injuries dating back to high school, so I don’t know it that scared teams off. Outside of that, the Raiders got a steal. The 6-foot-2, 211-pound receiver knows how to get open, can win in the red zone and is a polished route-runner. Perhaps the Keenan Allen comparison checks out. While Doss has a long road ahead of him to make the 53-man roster, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him make the team over some of the other receivers the club brought in this offseason and possibly contribute in 2019. I could see him sticking ahead of Nelson and Grant. Raiders making use of their Senior Bowl experience.
  10. (Warning the website has a lot of pop-ups and noise) The Oakland Raiders have signed 10 undrafted free agents following the 2019 NFL Draft. Here is a breakdown of each of their UDFA signings to date. After a disappointing 4-12 season last year, the Oakland Raiders were in desperate need of a mass influx of new, exciting talent. Free agency certainly helped that cause as did their nine total draft picks, but the talent additions haven’t stopped there. Following the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Raiders have officially signed 10 undrafted free agents to further fill out the roster. These 10 players will look to provide competition to their respective position groups and potentially even earn a roster spot in the process. These players won’t be the highly-touted, premier prospects who you’ll likely see receive significant playing time from day one. Rather, these individuals will have to fight and claw for their success in the NFL. The Raiders roster has no shortage of former undrafted free agents who have made their marks in the NFL. Look no further than the likes of Jalen Richard and Vontaze Burfict for players who have managed to put together very successful NFL careers after originally going undrafted. With that, let’s take a look at this year’s crop of Oakland Raiders UDFA’s looking to kick off their underdog NFL careers. Alec Ingold, FB, Wisconsin We start off with a classic Jon Gruden signing in Wisconsin fullback Alec Ingold. Ingold worked closely with Gruden at this year’s Senior Bowl and was the only fullback invited to that game and the Scouting Combine. The Raiders currently have last year’s fullback Keith Smith and Marshall product Ryan Yuracheck under contract but Ingold should be given a very fair chance to make the final 53-man roster. He excels in run blocking and could pair nicely with new running back Josh Jacobs if the Raiders decide that he’s the best fit with the team. Keelan Doss, WR, UC Davis The Raiders decided to stay local with one of their undrafted free agent signings and they may have just landed a steal in UC Davis wide receiver Keelan Doss. Projected a fifth-round pick by, Doss impressed scouts — and clearly Gruden once again — with his performance at this year’s Senior Bowl. Prior to that, Doss was an ultra-productive receiver during his time at UC Davis posting a total of 133 receptions for a whopping 2,833 yards over the final two years of his collegiate career. While he lacks breakaway speed, Doss has enough size and athleticism to be a reliable depth receiver with the possibility of sticking around as a big slot option. Doss should be considered one of the more likely UDFA’s to make the roster or at least earn a practice squad spot. Andre James, OT, UCLA The Raiders made sure to address the offensive trenches signing a total of four undrafted offensive linemen. A slow, powerful offensive lineman, Andre James could use some bulking up before he could be considered a viable NFL lineman. James was a college teammate of left tackle Kolton Miller at UCLA but doesn’t have the athleticism that Miller does to project him as a starting tackle in this league. A move to guard could be beneficial and give him the best chance of making the final roster. Tyler Roemer, OT, San Diego The Raiders added another local Southern California offensive tackle with San Diego’s Tyler Roemer. Roemer is one of the more intriguing undrafted free agents in that he declared for the draft as just a redshirt sophomore after being suspended from the school for a violation of team rules. He has the athletic profile to succeed in the NFL and possesses plenty of raw potential, but has a slight frame and brings with him a variety of maturity concerns. Roemer has long-term developmental potential, but will need to improve his technique and overcome any attitude concerns that could inhibit his NFL career. Lester Cotton Sr., OG, Alabama The Raiders clearly made it a point of emphasis to add players from big-name, successful schools and Alabama’s Lester Cotton Sr. continued that trend. Cotton is a big-bodied mauler of a guard who blocked for one of the top offensive lines in the country. While he excels in a power run scheme, he may not be an agile enough mover to play effectively in an NFL zone blocking scheme. Lateral quickness is a major concern but if you’re looking for a mauler who finishes his blocks then Cotton is your guy. Lukayus McNeil, OG, Louisville The Raiders finished off their undrafted free agent haul of offensive linemen with Louisville’s Lukayus McNeil. McNeil has an inspiring backstory and is an easy player to root for having once been homeless before turning his life and football career around. Having started almost every game of his Louisville career, McNeil has plenty of in-game experience and was finally elected as a team captain ahead of his senior season. With the versatility to play both guard and tackle, McNeil could have a shot of sticking around as a depth lineman or practice squad player. Te’Von Coney, LB, Notre Dame One of the more surprising players to go undrafted, linebacker Te’Von Coney is probably the most talented, highly-touted undrafted free agent that the Raiders signed. A two-year starter and tackling machine while at Notre Dame, Coney is a prototypical run-stuffing inside linebacker with a physical pedigree. Coney doesn’t have the highest athletic ceiling and will likely never be a three-down player, but he was one of the best run defending linebackers in this class and projects very well as a two-down run stopper. At the very least, he should be able to contribute significantly on special teams early on. If you’re betting on one player to make the final 53-man roster, make it Coney. Koa Farmer, LB, Penn State Contrary to Coney, Penn State’s Koa Farmer is an athletically gifted, but undersized linebacker who likely went undrafted due to his size. His small stature and subpar block-shed ability make it hard to see him having success as a starter but he could turn to special teams to find a role on the team. The Raiders had success signing another undrafted Penn State linebacker last season in Jason Cabinda who totaled 21 tackles during his rookie season. Oakland will be hoping that lightning strikes twice and they land another promising young special teamer from Happy Valley. Dylan Mabin, CB, Fordham The Raiders made sure to address their secondary plenty in the draft, but also felt it would be beneficial to bring in a pair of undrafted cornerbacks to provide additional competition. Fordham’s Dylan Mabin has the ideal size and athleticism that you look for in an NFL cornerback with plenty of experience playing in press coverage, something that should entice defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. Mabin also has plenty of experience on special teams and was even once quoted saying “playing special teams is a special privilege.” That should give him a leg up on the competition which means that there’s a fair chance he could find his way on to the final 53-man roster spot or at least earn a practice squad contract. Keisean Nixon, CB, South Carolina The final of 10 undrafted free agent signings that the Oakland Raiders made was South Carolina cornerback Keisean Nixon. Nixon was a one-year starter at South Carolina after transferring from Arizona Western junior college. Due to his small stature — just 5-foot-10, 196 pounds — Nixon will probably be limited to a nickel cornerback role which could hurt his chances of making the team. However, he is considered a strong special teams player which could make up for his lack of size and subpar man coverage skills I'm really excited about this group, especially, Doss, Cotton, and Coney.
  11. Went 18 in one Devy League, and 26 in the other.
  12. Devy Draft; TE premium; 1.01 1. Knights of the Gridiron Jacobs, Josh OAK RB (R) 1.02 2. Bonecrushers Hockenson, T.J. DET TE (R) 1.03 3. Bedrock Hillbillies Fant, Noah DEN TE (R) 1.04 4. TORONTO HITMEN Samuel, Deebo SFO WR (R) 1.05 5. Oscorp Industries Campbell, Parris IND WR (R) 1.06 6. Dead Souls Arcega-Whiteside, JJ PHI WR (R) 1.07 7. Bonecrushers Hardman, Mecole KCC WR (R) 1.08 8. Stugots Butler, Hakeem ARI WR (R) 1.09 9. mississippi muddogz Singletary, Devin BUF RB (R) 1.10 10. Speed Killz Isabella, Andy ARI WR (R) 1.11 11. Riggins Rigs Hill, Justice BAL RB (R) 1.12 12. Rags to Riches Brown, Marquise BAL WR (R) 1.13 13. Speed Killz Henderson, Darrell LAR RB (R) 1.14 14. Riggins Rigs Murray, Kyler ARI QB (R) 2.01 15. Knights of the Gridiron Smith Jr., Irv MIN TE (R) 2.02 16. Speed Killz Johnson, Diontae PIT WR (R) 2.03 17. Bedrock Hillbillies Haskins, Dwayne WAS QB (R) 2.04 18. TORONTO HITMEN McLaurin, Terry WAS WR (R) 2.05 19. Speed Killz Thompson, Darwin KCC RB (R) 2.06 20. Dead Souls Ridley, Riley CHI WR (R) 2.07 21. Rags to Riches Sternberger, Jace GBP TE (R) 2.08 22. Stugots Boykin, Miles BAL WR (R) 2.09 23. mississippi muddogz Mack, Alize NOS TE (R) 2.10 24. Tom Brady's Hair Pollard, Tony DAL RB (R) 2.11 25. Bonecrushers Mattison, Alexander MIN RB (R) 2.12 26. Bonecrushers Snell, Benny PIT RB (R) 2.13 27. Oscorp Industries Oliver, Josh JAC TE (R) 2.14 28. Riggins Rigs Warring, Kahale HOU TE (R) 3.01 29. Knights of the Gridiron Barnes, Alex TEN RB (R) 3.02 30. Tom Brady's Hair Knox, Dawson BUF TE (R) 3.03 31. Bedrock Hillbillies Armstead, Ryquell JAC RB (R) 3.04 32. TORONTO HITMEN Johnson, Anthony TBB WR (R) 3.05 33. Oscorp Industries Williams, Dexter GBP RB (R) 3.06 34. Stugots Jennings, Gary SEA WR (R) 3.07 35. Oscorp Industries Slayton, Darius NYG WR (R) 3.08 36. Stugots Hall, Emanuel CHI WR (R) 3.09 37. mississippi muddogz Johnson, KeeSean ARI WR (R) 3.10 38. Rags to Riches Jones, Daniel NYG QB (R) 3.11 39. Performance Enhancing Scrubs Scarlett, Jordan CAR RB (R) 3.12 40. Stwongbad Ozigbo, Devine NOS RB (R) 3.13 41. mississippi muddogz Williams, Preston MIA WR (R) 3.14 42. Riggins Rigs Timer Expired
  13. My 20's were an unmitigated disaster. Depression, porn addiction, booze, destructive relationships, parents got divorced and then mom slowly died from cancer. Much more balanced life now, mature, know how to maintain healthy friendships, spiritually healthy. Somehow came out of it with a BA and a law degree. Only good thing to come out of my 20's.
  14. Our Problems at guard really highlights for me how bad our recent drafts have been. Feliciano should be holding that spot down. I wonder if they could move Parker inside to guard. Worked for Gallery long ago.
  15. Thanks, I'm against it too. They shouldn't have gotten rid of KO unless they had a plan at left guard. Let alone what happens if/when one of the guards gets injured.
  16. Exactly, how did it get to the point where we'd consider bringing a 36 year old who didn't play last year. If cap space isn't an issue we should have kept KO. And getting another concussion is probably the worst thing for him since he has a mental health condition. And as someone with a mental health condition, I find the "psycho" comments in this thread disappointing.
  17. Vic Tafur‏Verified account @VicTafur 2m2 minutes ago More Mullen met Antonio Brown on his visit to the #Raiders facility and they have talked every day since.
  18. Hmm. I think we could have used Cody Ford. Lots of people had him in the late 1st.
  19. Raiders got 158 (fifth Round) to move back 2 spots
  20. So the Raiders will have the #4 and #7 pick of the Fourth Round.
  21. Per Twitter Raiders get 38th pick and 109 (Fourth Round) for 35th, 140, and 235.
  22. Year after year, decade after decade this team tries to show how smart they are by going against the grain. 90% they end up with egg on their face. We talk about situational awareness for players but we can talk about it with GMs too. Mayock/Gruden could have moved back 10 spots and still got this guy. Very disappointing.
  23. It makes sense if they want either Williams or Bosa and are down on Allen.