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Watson getting his `baptism by fire’

Filed for print with additional material . . .

The ascension of Menelik Watson to starting left tackle of the Raiders is part desperation and part necessity.

A second-round draft pick out of Florida State, Watson will get what offensive coordinator Greg Olson called a “baptism by fire’’ in the loudest road environment in the NFL when the Raiders visit the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.

Watson, who played at Saddleback College with Kyle Long, the son of Raider Hall of Fame defensive lineman Howie Long, has been a at the facility before when it was much quieter.

“I spoke to Howie Long and he was telling me about it,’’ Watson said. “It’s a loud venue. I got to see it coming out of junior college on my visit to Washington. It should be interesting.’’

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Watson, along with quarterback Terrelle Pryor and cornerback D.J. Hayden, will remain in the preseason finale with the second team after most of the starters have departed.

“He hasn’t taken a snap in a game situation and he needs all the work he can get,’’ Allen said.

Watson was considered a raw prospect coming out of the draft because he played only 19 games of football at Saddleback and Florida State, all as a right tackle. He was late to football, originally playing college basketball at Marist College.

A calf injury kept Watson out of all of training camp except for a few drills, during which time he aggravated the injury. He finally got on the field for team sessions last Wednesday.

With Jared Veldheer out following left triceps surgery and veteran Alex Barron getting starts against New Orleans and Chicago, the Seattle game provides the only opportunity to see what Watson can do heading into the regular season opener Sept. 8 at Indianapolis.

“The question is whether or not time is on your side in getting a good evaluation, and the only way we’re going to get that evaluation is to let him play,’’ line coach Tony Sparano said.

Watson has so little experience that Sparano believes the problems associated with a switch from right tackle to left tackle are minimized “because he doesn’t have a history . . his bad habits are easy to break.’’
Having grown up in Manchester, England, as a soccer player before gravitating to basketball and then even dabbling in boxing before being talked into playing football, Watson has uncommon footwork for someone who is 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds.

Because of what Sparano calls “left tackle qualities’’ related to Watson’s athleticism, the Raiders were discussed in the offseason giving him some time on the left side to be a swing tackle who could play on the left side if Veldheer went down and compete to start on the right side.

The process has been accelerated because of Watson’s extended absence and Veldheer’s injury.

“It’s very technical, and things happen a lot quicker on the left,’’ Watson said. “Obviously, it’s the blind side, so you have to be double about your wits.’’

– The Raiders signed Justin Medlock to kick against Seattle and allow Sebastian Janikowski to rest a right calf strain and be ready for the opener on Sept. 8.

Medlock, who played at Mission San Jose High in Fremont and at UCLA, played in 10 days for Carolina last season and was 8-for-12 on field goal attempts. Medlock was a fifth-round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007 and has played in the Canadian Football League for Toronto and Hamilton.

“I’ve always said I always wanted to play for a Bay Area team,” Medlock said. “I’ve always been a big Bay Area fan so playing for the Raiders or Niners would be awesome. I’ve always wanted top lay for one of these teams.”

– Four players were removed from the roster to reach the NFL limit of 75. Linebacker Miles Burris was placed on the physically unable to perform list and will be out for at least the first six games of the season.

“Miles is doing a lot better now but we want to see how he continues to get better before we go ahead and activate him,” Allen said. “You only get 53 spots and you have to make sure that you’re making the right decisions. Sometimes those are tough things when you have injured players.

Cornerback Joselio Hanson (groin) and running back Latavius Murray (ankle) were placed on the injured reserve list, meaning neither can play for the Raiders this season. Cornerback Mitchell White was waived.

Hanson had an interception in the Raiders 36-24 preseason loss to Chicago, but came out of the game with an injured and Allen said an MRI determined it to be a “significant’’ groin injury.

Murray, slow to recover from recent arthroscopic surgery on his ankle, remains property of the Raiders and can make another run at the roster starting next off-season. He was a fifth-round draft pick out of Central Florida who had eight carries for 29 yards in the preseason opener against Dallas but didn’t play against New Orleans or Chicago.

He had been expected to compete for the role as Darren McFadden’s backup.

“Right now we have Rashad Jennings and Jeremy Stewart,” Allen said. “Both those guys have done a pretty good job this preseason. It’ll be another opportunity for them on Thursday to go out and prove their worth and we’ll get another evaluation on them.

– Wide receiver Rod Streater has passed all the league-mandated concussion tests, was cleared to practice, and Allen expects him to face Seattle.

– Linebacker Sio Moore has a toe injury which has limited his practice time the past two days, Allen said.

– Sparano said the switch of Lucas Nix to right guard with Tony Bergstrom at left guard was because “the right side’s a little thicker position, a little stronger position, the left side a little more athletic. That’s kind of why we did that. But we’ll see what happens when we get down to Indianapolis.”

– Olson addressing the struggles of Matt Flynn against Chicago: “Some of it’s bad luck. He has a protection error that’s not on Matt Flynn at all where a free hitter comes that’s not Matt Flynn’s error. We have an illegal formation that’s not Matt Flynn’s error that takes away a pass there, so when you get started in a game like that, confidence has to do with it. Maybe his confidence got rattled a little bit early on. A number of factors could have come. But, he has played better, he will play better, we expect him to play better, and he expects it out of himself.”

– Perhaps believing he sounded a bit harsh during his last press session when discussing the maturity level of wide receiver Denarius Moore, Olson wanted to set the record straight before being asked a question.

“(Moore) is doing the things we have asked him to do . . . I have been pleased with Denarius Moore and the way he has approached our training camp and he’ll continue to get better.”

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  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    Who else is seeking a perfect score on the internet gangster chat cred barometer.

    KK is almost there with his fake flying and fake red corvette and fake foreign properties.

    Elraidmanhattan you are in some elite company here!

  • SpudRaider
  • Charlie

    JFB

    I like Hayden. We needed help at CB and I predicted we would get a CB in the third round.
    Problem is Hayden will not cover anyone for 9.85 seconds.

    Three of four Reggie’s top picks in his 18 months on the job are in the box guys, thankfully.
    Bergstrom as a compensatory pick is really a fourth rounder. Quite honestly 2013 is Reggie’s first draft.

    I know we have many holes but without solid line play DB’s and skill guys will struggle.

    Curry, Barron, Barnes, Seymour, Warren etc. etc.
    Former number ones who can not compete at the NFL level.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    nope charlie most are becoming aware of shreks utter failures as gm….you sir are in the minority.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @silver

    some guys use this blog as a means for self promotion or attention

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    Folks if you want to be like Elraidmanhattan and you are seeking a perfect score on the internet gangster chat cred barometer.

    Please see the following statements that will help:

    1. I know karate

    2. I have a 10 inch dick

    3. I have a 150 IQ

    4. I am 220 lbs of muscle and MMA trained

    5. I drive a Porsche

    6. I own my own company

    Elraidmanhattan you are almost there little guy just come out and claim that you drive a Ferrari and have a 9″ cock and you will have a perfect score on the internet gangster chat cred barometer.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    “Seriously since when is being 6′2 205 with an iq of 140 little?”

    LMFAO

    Oh my this is so funny!

    How many times have we all laughed at bloggers and trolls for saying one of these typical internet tough guy statements:

    1. I know karate

    2. I have a 10 inch dick

    3. I have a 150 IQ

    4. I am 220 lbs of muscle and MMA trained

    5. I drive a Porsche

    6. I own my own company

    That is so funny how you picked 2 of those typical “Internet tough guy want to be” responses!

    NICE WORK!!
    ======================================================

    How come owning llamas isn’t on the list?

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    @RR

    You score a big fat ZERO on the internet gangster chat cred barometer.

    Are you sleeping through the nights yet?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Curry, Barron, Barnes, Seymour, Warren etc. etc.
    Former number ones who can not compete at the NFL level.

    ***

    @Charlie

    can’t compete?

    Umm.. depending on how your boy Watson does tomorrow night Barron & Barnes are your opening day STARTING tackles

    why would Reggie even have guys on his roster that couldn’t “compete at the NFL level” ?? much less start them? what a garbage comment.

  • J Hill

    How come owning llamas isn’t on the list?

    ========================================================

    See #6

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    finally figured out what miley cyrus thought she was doing on the vma show….twerkin’?!?!?!

    Please tell these chics that they need a certain type of back side to make that appealig in any way.

    You also need rhythm

    lol is there anything more difficult to watch than somebody like cyrus move like that?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    JLofty Says:
    No westslope llamaman, but last I chked the version BANG is using is REALLY old….
    =======================================================

    It does say this at the top of my profile page.

    WordPress 3.6 is available! Please notify the site administrator.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “How come owning llamas isn’t on the list?”

    OK PURV!

    You and I both know how cool it is to own exotic animals but some folks would rather (pretend) to buy a sports car or brag about their manhood.

    Do your Llama’s have large cocks?

    Do your Llama’s know Karate?

    Do your Llama’s drive?

    Can your Llama’s blog?

    If you answer yes to any of these questions I can readjust your score.

  • hwnrdr

    1. I know karate — never met him

    2. I have a 10 inch dick — never measured

    3. I have a 150 IQ — si that good? Seriously I thought 200 was genious, idk???

    4. I am 220 lbs of muscle and MMA trained – LOL— 220 of beer and good food

    5. I drive a Porsche — no, but does a Subaru count?

    6. I own my own company – - I have owned my own website…

    Dam, I guess that leaves me out…lol

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Maybe BayAreaNews bought Al’s old computers when Reggie upgraded.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “lol is there anything more difficult to watch than somebody like cyrus move like that?”

    Reading your posts!

  • RaiderRockstar

    @RR

    You score a big fat ZERO on the internet gangster chat cred barometer.

    ***

    @silver

    bummer! I was hoping calling somebody a clown or telling somebody to kick rocks earned me something

    what if I call somebody a racist, troll, bigot or moron??

    still nothing? Hmmm

  • RaiderRockstar

    Reading your posts!

    ***

    co-signed, silver

    reading Mistic’s material is much more difficult than watching ANYBODY dance imo

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Levi Damien‏@LeviDamien14m

    Aaron Curry has announced his retirement. Hue Jackson and #Raiders gave up two draft picks for him (7th in 2012, 5th in 13)

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    LMAO @ Hwnrdr

    I have my own website! LOL good one

    Are you going to be at the Jags game or will I have to wait for the Steeler’s game to see you

  • hwnrdr

    Oh, but Mistic does have a point about Miley! What the heck was she thinking???

  • Charlie

    RR

    Wrong. Sorry but wrong.
    It is time to spout my agenda again.
    Too many on the blog consider injuries an excuse. I consider it a reality of today’s NFL.

    Who were the first two guys taken in the draft?

    As I said earlier. Guys like Curry, Barnes, Barron, Warren, Joseph, Seymour are “AVAILABLE” for a reason.

    We have been cobbling together both lines for a decade and as a result we have what we have. It is a primary reason why we have been as bad as we have for a decade.

    If you have followed the Raiders for a while then you know Mr. Davis routinely spent high round picks on both lines. That is how we built those great Raider teams. You can mix in a guy like Dalby (round 4) when he is surrounded by studs like Lawrence and Upshaw.

    You can not build a solid line out of everyones else’s cast offs.
    If you want to blame Reggie for not being able to find All Pros at Wal Mart or with fourth round picks while on the job for 18 months go ahead.
    You are in the minority.

    We got away from the basics and we have been paying for it for a decade.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    UH OH….LOOKS LIKE YOU SPOKE TO SOON!!!!!!

    RG3 IS BACK

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1752917-robert-griffin-iii-named-starter-vs-eagles-analyzing-fantasy-impact

    lol at the boobs here that said he was finished

    by the way game of the week nfl week 1 RG3 VS EAGLE 7 watch the hybrid offense and the wave of the future put the nfl on notice

    of course raiders colts is the most important game BUT ONLY IF PRYOR IS THE STARTER.

    other than that i would not be interested in watching oakland get boat raced in indy with flynn

  • RaiderRockstar

    by the way, I think I made “Rock Kicker” (Al Davis) in Dell’s league cry. seriously, he can’t take the smack talk.

    isn’t that the guy I face in WK1?

    prepare to get whooped, douche!

  • hwnrdr

    770.Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 10:23 am
    LMAO @ Hwnrdr

    I have my own website! LOL good one

    Are you going to be at the Jags game or will I have to wait for the Steeler’s game to see you

    I’ll be at the Steelers Game. If my team here can get through our upgrade on Saturday night and not have to come in on Sunday, I’ll probably roll through to tailgate!

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “what if I call somebody a racist, troll, bigot or moron??”

    That is pretty much an everyday normal blog behavior you are going to have to step up your game to a new level if you want some of these points.

    Maybe you could brag about your manhood you do have a few kids….Could you lie about your mini van and say its a BMW?

  • hwnrdr

    Tailgate, that is for the Jags game but the way it is looking now, it looks slim!
    The next 2 games I’ll be in Hawaii!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Silverandblack666 Says:

    “How come owning llamas isn’t on the list?”

    OK PURV!

    You and I both know how cool it is to own exotic animals but some folks would rather (pretend) to buy a sports car or brag about their manhood.

    Do your Llama’s have large cocks?
    -Yes. Long,anyway. And screw for 30 minutes minimum.

    Do your Llama’s know Karate?
    -At 380+ lbs and 4 wheel drive, they don’t need to.
    They’ll kick your ass if they want to. Not more than once around here, though.

    Do your Llama’s drive?
    -Got a couple that pretend to with their big heads nearly on the dashboard.

    Can your Llama’s blog?
    -I’ll try and find out. Gonna need a really big keyboard. no thumbs for texting.

    If you answer yes to any of these questions I can readjust your score.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Oh, but Mistic does have a point about Miley! What the heck was she thinking???”

    Using my telepathic power to answer this question….

    Same thing Janet Jackson was thinking when she (accidentally) showed her nipple:

    I cant sing a lick and no one cares about me anymore I need to act like a HO now or the public will forget about me.

  • the famous dr robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 10:00 am
    I cant stand these boobs on my local morning sports radio. They are clueless and try to pass themselves off as experts. They are out of towners yet try and sell themselves as being knowledgeable of the scene and its history here.

    They were talikng about pryor vs flynn and it was sickening. They twisted turned and wormed their way through the segment claiming that pryor got himself the start because he is the “best option” right now and gives the team “the best chance to win”

    That seems decent enough doesnt it? Until you realize the reasons for their saying pryor is ‘the best option” was nothing more than coded language. they supported their claim citing “athleticism and the bad o line”. They spoke about flynns tendinitis as being a reason that pryor is now the “best option’. of course they also floated the blog favorite ” he may be the best because the group isnt that good”

    they absouluteley did everything in the power to avoid saying the obvious…..PRYOR EARNED THE START BECAUSE HE IS THE BEST AND MOST COMPLETE QB ON THIS TEAM. They did not want to admit that pryor simply out played the competition and forced the hand of allen.

    So when i couldnt take another stinking second of this painfully dreadful broadcast filled with their flawed takes, i called them

    They know me by my radio handle THA SUPAVILLAIN. I called them out on the fact that thier show spent the entire off season hyping wilson vs flynn and dismissing pryor all together.

    i asked them to take ownership of the fact that they were completely wrong about pryor.

    i reminded them that pryor for the first two games was being limited to a very small “package ” of plays in the first two games, and only because flynn was terrible did allen and olsen finally let him run the base offense. i used olsesn press conference admission of this fact as proof. I pointed out that when he did run the base offense he was head and shoulders better than flynn in that base offense and wilson doesnt even get off the bench.

    i sited pryors 7/9 showing as proof of his being the best passer on the team.

    i challenged them to admit that pryor is the best all around qb most complete and best passing qb on the team.

    They stammered stuttered and ultimately balked. They did not address anything that i mentioned and one of the host said “im not sure about that he is so un-established (sic) as a passer. The other guy said “slow your rowhe hasnt proven that yet”.

    these clowns are nothing more than pryor haters and cant admit they were dead azz wrong, and want to put pryors advancement solely on the his legs and flynns tendinitis.

    i told them prpyor is the franchise qb and got off the phone.

    I cant wait to call them later in the year and force them to admit that i was right,…….once again.

    So far i have owned the so called rise guys, from jc to palmer and to pryor wilson and flynn

    i beatsed on them cats
    *********
    EVERYTHING THEY SAID WAS CORRECT.

    EVERUTHING U SAID WAS PSYCHOTIC.

  • Charlie

    RR

    If you saw the Saints game you would not have made your comment about Barnes and Barron. Five sacks in half?????
    What about the run game?????

    Did you see Barnes get humiliated last 12/6/12 against the Broncos. Everyone else in the country did. The commentators felt sorry for him.

    49-111 over the last decade.
    9-51 against playoff teams for the last ten years losing by an average score of 30-13.

    That is under seven different coaching staffs. You do not reach those “milestones” with good line play.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Blog bozos

    please read this and educate yourself on the topic.
    The hybrid offense cant be defeated with scheme, this breaks it down perfectly.

    i want this with pryor and i want it yesterday TITS!!!!

    if we dont get this allen should be fired before the plane lands in Oakland after week 1

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1750917-nfl-2013-why-stopping-the-read-option-isnt-as-easy-as-you-think

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    LMAO @778

  • RaiderRockstar

    You can not build a solid line out of everyones else’s cast offs.
    If you want to blame Reggie for not being able to find All Pros at Wal Mart or with fourth round picks while on the job for 18 months go ahead.
    You are in the minority.

    We got away from the basics and we have been paying for it for a decade.

    ***

    Alright, Charlie. I’ll play along

    so instead of Hayden at #3 or #12 you wanted who ??

    seems like you’re happy with the trade down if you’re promoting Watson, so at #12 Reggie could have drafted Justin Pugh/Kyle Long/Travis Frederick (take your pick)

    by doing so you’re closing the door on other cats Reggie picked, Nix & Bergs. Not happy with them?

    Let’s drop to Round 3 (Pick 66) who do you want besides Sio Moore?

    Brian Winters / Terron Armstead / Dallas Thomas

    and we’re not just talking starters, since we can’t use injuries as an excuse. gotta have depth

    Who do you want in RD4 (Pick 112) besides Tyler Wilson?

    Barrett Jones / Earl Watford / J. C. Tretter

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • logic82

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    because teams will scout him.. he needs the whole playbook. just a bunch of read option crap will not work at this level. it has to be diverse..

    you take the base offense and teach it to your quarterbacks and then you sprinkle in a package of option plays for pryor..

    teaching one guy one playbook and another guy an option playbook and calling it a competition is absurd.. bad for everybody and now we’re in catch up mode

    ***

    100% correct. there never was a “competition” until Matt Flynn sucked in 3 preseason games

    ===============================================

    Absolutely. This should be glaringly clear to anybody. It is absolutely insane not to teach all your QB’s the basic offense. That’s a given. This is why many are questioning DA’s motives. Could he and Olsen really be this stupid? This negligent? This clueless?

  • raideralex99

    #773
    Mystic … Your true colors are showing. Those QBs will not finish the season. There’s a reason why RBs have a short life in the NFL … Psssst it’s the amount of hits they take its does not take a genius to figure that out. A running QB does not last long.
    How many years in a row has a drop back QB won the SB. There is a reason for that … the more games you play the better you get. You don’t get any game experience being on the IR.

  • Charlie

    Al

    The only people who do not appreciate the work that Reggie has done lack an understanding of what a pile of dung we had become from 2003-2011.

    Those individuals lack the sophistication to understand what contract offset language means. What the salary cap entails. What a lack of draft picks means. How drafting a JR and McClain can set a team back five years.

    You want to find a scapegoat. Look in the rearview mirror.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 10:28 am
    “Oh, but Mistic does have a point about Miley! What the heck was she thinking???”

    Using my telepathic power to answer this question….

    Same thing Janet Jackson was thinking when she (accidentally) showed her nipple:

    I cant sing a lick and no one cares about me anymore I need to act like a HO now or the public will forget about me.
    =======================

    that wasnt my point at all though, i dont care why she cyrus did it. These disney chics always act slutty so what.

    My point was she was trying to copy a dance style but doesnt have the goods to pull it off. She doenst have the body or the rythm to do that dance.

    She was a wanna be doing that dance

    comical nobody like her should ever try that dance

    you cant do that dance with a flat azz! lol

    somebody should have told her, they may have only she was to high to care

  • Kirk

    raideralex99 Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 10:34 am
    #773
    Mystic … Your true colors are showing. Those QBs will not finish the season. There’s a reason why RBs have a short life in the NFL … Psssst it’s the amount of hits they take its does not take a genius to figure that out. A running QB does not last long.
    How many years in a row has a drop back QB won the SB. There is a reason for that … the more games you play the better you get. You don’t get any game experience being on the IR.
    ……………………………………………

    How many running quarterbacks have there been that were 230 lbs and ran a 4.4 forty?

  • Charlie

    RR

    Reggie’s first draft was 2013 and you want to criticize Reggie before final cuts are even made??????

    We were $30 million over the cap when he got his five year deal to try to fix this mess. You want to criticize Reggie because we can not find All Pros that are free agents but instead have to go for guys like Parsons and Nix and Barron and Cribbs and Flynn ????????

    Too many on the blog want to criticize Reggie for 18 months of work against a decade of mismanagement.
    If you do not see how the past can impact the present then I have over rated your NFL aptitude.

    Criticizing Reggie’s personnel moves in 2013 given the backdrop of a decade of mismangement is embarrassing.

    His draft class is still in the preseason. Talk about a rush to judgement.

  • the famous dr robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 10:23 am
    UH OH….LOOKS LIKE YOU SPOKE TO SOON!!!!!!

    RG3 IS BACK

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1752917-robert-griffin-iii-named-starter-vs-eagles-analyzing-fantasy-impact

    lol at the boobs here that said he was finished

    by the way game of the week nfl week 1 RG3 VS EAGLE 7 watch the hybrid offense and the wave of the future put the nfl on notice

    of course raiders colts is the most important game BUT ONLY IF PRYOR IS THE STARTER.

    other than that i would not be interested in watching oakland get boat raced in indy with flynn
    *********
    Lol. Only interested in the Raiders if Pryor starts?

    Just like we always said.

    Hit the bricks b1tch.

  • willy91137

    Charlie you can talk to your blue in the face these people want instant football

    just open up the can and throw it out on the field and you have 53 all pros ready to play
    that’s the way they think it looks to me like our first three draft picks will be here for a while
    you go back and look at other teams and their draft picks from three years ago at the top three or four draft picks are still on the team that’s a good draft

  • 0ak r8rs

    Marley Bob Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 7:00 am
    As for Matt Shaugnessy, that was another highly questionable move.

    First of all his best position was LDE in our 4-3, the spot now vacated with Houston’s switch, Matt showed he was a good defender vs the run and could generate a few sacks from the RDE spot, not his natural position, he would do much better on the Left Side where his run D would continue to hold and he’d have a much better shot at generating pressure while facing RT’s instead of LT’s.

    We gave up on Matt Shaughnessy for Jason Hunter, a career back-up with 11 sacks in 6 full seasons, Matt had 15.5 in 3 full seasons, both can play the run well.

    Shaughnessy is 26, he signed with AZ for 1 million and has done more in 3 healthy years than the 30 year old Hunter ever has and we signed Hunter for 840 K, you can do the math.

    Tell me if it wasn’t worth spending an extra 200 G or so on a younger player whose best football may still be ahead of him and at a position of need.

    @@@@@@

    He wouldn’t have signed w us for that. You don’t take a paycut from your own team. No player does that. Same reason DHB is playing for the Colts for less than a third of what he would have had coming from us.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Charlie Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 10:46 am
    RR

    Reggie’s first draft was 2013 and you want to criticize Reggie before final cuts are even made??????

    We were $30 million over the cap when he got his five year deal to try to fix this mess. You want to criticize Reggie because we can not find All Pros that are free agents but instead have to go for guys like Parsons and Nix and Barron and Cribbs and Flynn ????????

    Too many on the blog want to criticize Reggie for 18 months of work against a decade of mismanagement.
    If you do not see how the past can impact the present then I have over rated your NFL aptitude.

    Criticizing Reggie’s personnel moves in 2013 given the backdrop of a decade of mismangement is embarrassing.

    His draft class is still in the preseason. Talk about a rush to judgement.

    @@@@@@@@

    Great post. Spot on. Ditto.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Menelik on 95.7. Explaining his start in the NFL.

  • Cervantes74

    Listening to Olsen and DA I get it already…

    …TP2 has to play perfect, no room for error regardless of how much better he’s looked, and we’ll roll out every lame excuse in the book for the Flyncess.

    I’d say this type of crap is racist but we have a black GM…so I guess it’s just plain stupidity.

    Make these idiots believe TP2. Go for the Throat!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    WrH#6XL%#k@c

    KoolKell Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Go tell Dennis Allen, dumbass. He seemed to be on your side.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    Go tell DA, dumbass. He’s calling the shots.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    Maybe, dumbass.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    Let’s wait and see, dumbass.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    We’re only going by what we see Here, dumbass.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    If, dumbass.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Pootbutt wore himself out.

    KoolKell Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Go tell Dennis Allen, dumbass. He seemed to be on your side.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    Go tell DA, dumbass. He’s calling the shots.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    Maybe, dumbass.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    Let’s wait and see, dumbass.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    We’re only going by what we see Here, dumbass.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    If, dumbass.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    When, dumbass.

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    Ok, time for my Pre-Game nap. ;-)