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Sheets gets a look from Raiders

With Rashad Jennings and Darren McFadden scheduled to hit free agency, the Raiders worked out Canadian Football League running back Kory Sheets Tuesday, according to several reports.

Sheets, 5-foot-11, 208 pounds, was the Most Valuable Player in the Grey Cup for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, gaining 197 yards on 20 carries in a win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Undrafted out of Purdue after gaining 1,131 yards as a senior, Sheets spent time in camps with the 49ers, Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers without sticking. Sheets gained 1,277 yards and averaged 5.6 yards per carry in 18 games with Saskatchewan in 2012 and 1,598 yards in 15 games in 2013.

The Raiders have exclusive negotiating rights with their own free agents until March 8. Coach Reggie McKenzie said he is attempting to bring back Jennings, but expects McFadden to test the free agent market.

– Quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo is scheduled to interview with the Cleveland Browns for their opening at offensive coordinator under new coach Mike Pettine.

DeFilippo was re-signed by the Raiders, reportedly to a one-year contract, and can only interview with another team if given permission by the club. He was a finalist this past offseason for the head coaching job at James Madison University.

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  • Snoozebum

    Shoot it down, eh?

    Free beer, eh?

  • Howard Benner

    I’ve watched a ton of football in my life. I’ve studied the game since I was in middle school, when the Raiders had a QB controversy involving the transition from the Mad Bomber to the Snake, with George Blanda thrown in the mix to pull games out of the fire.

    I pit my judgment against anyone I’ve ever met. yet I do utilize a healthy dose of select “talking heads” & consider talent evaluators that have spent the better parts of their adult loves on the payroll of NFL teams. . .I’ve covered high school football for local newspapers, have friends that are college recruiters, former college players & a couple of ex pros. . .but that’s just a bio that means virtually nothing to those not reachable by one to one conversations. . .besides we all don’t view the game the same way. . .

    That being said hopefully the more vitriolous bloggers out there realize we are primarily all Raider fans who are bent on success. . .we are all opinionated, full of testosterone, alpha dog type personalities. . .but I invariably consult experts when providing my opinions & will add objective info to make a point. . .so, in the immortal words of Rod Serling, “submitted for your approval. . .”

    01/06/2014 – Blake Bortles arrived at UCF as a virtual unknown
    quarterback with modest expectations. Running back Storm Johnson was a
    transfer looking for a new start.
    Both are heading to the NFL after leading to the Knights to the most
    successful campaign in program history. The players announced Monday
    that they will skip their senior seasons and enter the NFL draft. “After
    a lot of deliberations and talking with my parents, I’ve decided to try
    and pursue my goal to playing the NFL and capture my lifelong dream,”
    Bortles said. “I just couldn’t be more proud to say I played football at
    UCF and it was the best four years of my life.”

    In his second year as
    the Knights’ starter, Bortles helped UCF bounce back from a narrow
    early season loss to South Carolina to win end the season on a nine-game
    winning streak and upset win over heavily favored Baylor in the Fiesta
    Bowl. Bortles was a constant throughout UCF’s run to its first BCS bowl,
    helping the Knights survive in seven games decided by seven or few
    points. It included a 21-point comeback in an upset win over then-top 10
    ranked Louisville. The 12-1 record was a program best. He finished 2013
    passing for 3,581 yards and 25 touchdowns. The season followed a
    sophomore campaign in which he tossed 25 touchdowns and threw for more
    3,059 yards. – AP Sports

    More Blake Bortles News

    Overview

    Bortles set Seminole County records with 5,576 career passing yards and
    53 touchdowns at Oviedo high school in Oviedo, Fla. The MVP of the
    Central Florida All-Star Game, he chose to stay close to home and play for the Knights with some programs considering him a potential tight end recruit.

    He
    quickly proved to be a standout quarterback prospect. After redshirting
    his first year on campus, Bortles earned Conference USA All-Freshman
    Team quarterback honors while posting a passer rating of 153.9 while
    appearing in 10 games in 2011.

    As a sophomore, Bortles was a
    second-team All-C-USA pick, starting all 14 games and finishing with
    3,059 yards, 25 touchdowns, just seven interceptions, a 62.9 completion percentage and a 144.48 rating. He also rushed for 285 yards and eight touchdowns.

    Bortles
    popped up on many peoples’ radars with an outstanding effort in an
    upset bid against South Carolina at the end of September that fell
    short. He later led a major upset of BCS contender Louisville, which
    proved to be the Cardinals’ lone loss of the 2013 season.

    Ultimately,
    the South Carolina loss was the only one suffered by Bortles in 2013,
    as UCF finished 15th in the BCS standings and earned a trip to the
    Fiesta Bowl, where it upset heavily-favored Baylor on New Year’s Day,
    52-42.

    Bortles was named a first-team All-American Conference selection and named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year.

    With
    his strapping frame and success in a pro-style offense, no quarterback
    captured the attention of the scouting community over the final month of
    the college football season like Bortles.

    What scouts saw
    in UCF’s marathon victory over Baylor was a young quarterback with
    intriguing traits but whose technique may require a bit more polish
    before heading to the NFL.

    He was given a second-round
    grade for the 2014 NFL Draft by the NFL Advisory Committee, according to
    Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage.

    Analysis

    STRENGTHS: Good height and a NFL-build. Very athletic mover and picks up
    chunks of yards with his legs. Anticipates pressure and uses his
    mobility to move the pocket. Quick feet with very good pocket footwork
    and maneuverability.

    Climbs well and keeps his eyes downfield.
    Good set up and delivery with a balanced base and quick eyes to survey
    his reads and take what is there. Terrific peripheral vision and feel to
    see the entire field. Above average poise and accuracy under pressure.
    Efficient decisions and always under control of the situation.

    Smooth
    release with good zip and the arm strength to get away with off-balance
    throws. Very good rhythm and timing from snap to delivery and won’t shy
    from tight windows with his confident arm. Tough, hard-nosed
    ballcarrier and delivers well on the run.

    Strong
    competitor and exudes toughness, leadership and confidence. Coachable
    with a high football IQ – game comes natural to him. Hard worker on and
    off the field and already prepares like a pro. Very alert and observant.
    Recorded 71 career touchdowns (56 passing, 15 rushing) and a .815
    winning percentage as a starter (22-5 career record).

    WEAKNESSES:
    Can make every throw, but lacks elite arm strength. Ball placement has
    room for improvement and his touch is undeveloped. Throwing mechanics
    have room for refinement. Doesn’t always step into his throws and will
    sometimes deliver with his momentum falling away from his target.

    Needs
    to learn how to better use his eyes to hold defenders – will too often
    lead defensive backs to the intended target. Not afraid to take chances,
    but too many risky throws.

    Room to improve his spatial
    awareness from inside the pocket. Deep accuracy is a work-in-progress.
    Ball security when scrambling has room for improvement.

    COMPARES
    TO: Mix of Andrew Luck (Colts) and Jake Locker (Titans) – Bortles has
    the arm strength and delivery that is reminiscent of Luck and also the
    mobility and some of the inconsistencies of Locker. Bortles projects to
    the NFL somewhere in the middle of those two players.

    –Dane Brugler (1/8/14)

  • R8erEduc8er

    That was a better video.

  • Howard Benner

    What CBS says about Derek Carr. . .

    Carr comes from good NFL
    bloodlines, as his brother, David, was the No. 1 overall pick by the
    Houston Texans in 2002. Derek followed in his brother’s footsteps in
    choosing Fresno State as the No. 12-rated quarterback prospect in the
    nation by one recruiting service.

    Carr saw action in five games
    during the 2009 season before redshirting the following season. He took
    over the starting job in 2011, earning second-team All-WAC honors by
    throwing for 3,544 yards and 26 touchdowns against nine interceptions.

    He
    was named the 2012 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year after
    setting a single-season conference record with 4,104 passing yards. Carr
    added 37 touchdowns to tie for third in the FBS, and his 37-7
    touchdown-to-interception ratio ranked third among quarterbacks with at
    least 300 completions.

    Carr entered his senior season needing 3,049 passing yards to break Kevin Sweeney’s career
    record at Fresno State, and went on the smash the record with 5,083
    yards and 50 touchdowns while completing 68.9 percent of his passes.

    He certainly won’t quiet critics, however, with a final performance in a 45-20 loss to USC in the Las Vegas
    Bowl that raised more questions than provided answers. The included in
    two areas critical for success at the next level – maintaining composure
    against the rush and completing NFL-caliber throws downfield.

    Carr will need to impress at the Senior Bowl and his pro day in order to prove he is worthy of a first-round pick.

    Analysis

    STRENGTHS: NFL-caliber arm strength to sling the ball all over the
    field, with the ability to throw the deep fade and fire passes into
    tight windows. Shows the ability to square his shoulders and fire passes
    with velocity and accuracy. Demonstrates a combination of arm strength,
    accuracy and underrated athleticism. Astute ability to read coverages
    and recognize pressure at the line of scrimmage with several pre-snap
    adjustments based on obvious film study.

    Perhaps the most
    underrated element of Carr’s game is his athleticism. Good vision,
    lateral agility and speed to elude. Typically keeps his eyes downfield
    and completes passes when receivers are able to break open late, but
    also shows the decisiveness to scramble when easy yards are available.

    WEAKNESSES:
    Played primarily out of the shotgun, and must show the ability to take
    snaps from under center and read defenses while dropping back. Struggled
    against better competition, including a poor career finale as USC
    constantly harassed Carr, who was unable to move the ball consistently
    in the face of pressure. Will rush passes when blitzed, frequently
    starting down and overthrowing targets. Stats inflated by Fresno State’s
    pass-happy offense. Accuracy was inconsistent on critical plays in
    several of Fresno State’s biggest games in 2013.

    –Rob Rang (12/29/13)

  • Blackholepriest

    Get it in TP!

    #future is bright!

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Howard: Just link to the writeups in question, please. No need to fill up the page with copy & paste jobs, especially when the formatting gets borked.

  • Howard Benner

    What CBS Sports says about Ted Bridgewater. . .

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    NFLDraftScout.com

    2014 NFL Mock Draft: Teddy Bridgewater’s tools rate as No. 1 pick

    By Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst
    January 1, 2014 2:04 pm ET

    Bridgewater shares his Russell Athletic Bowl MVP Trophy with his mother. (USATSI)

    More 2014 NFL Draft: Mock Drafts | Prospect Rankings | Latest news

    Louisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will skip his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

    Bridgewater is currently ranked as the No. 1 quarterback for May’s NFL Draft and the No. 4 prospect overall by NFLDraftScout.com. He is currently projected by NDS to be drafted No. 1 overall by the Houston Texans.

    A
    true junior, Bridgewater is a pro-style quarterback with an appealing
    mental and physical skill set for NFL teams. He has very good arm
    strength and accuracy with quick movements, efficient mechanics and excellent weight
    distribution through his delivery. Bridgewater has good height, but
    lacks an ideal build for the next level, something that has created
    concerns for NFL scouts. However, he is tough as nails and routinely
    steps into the face of pressure and executes throws. Bridgewater also
    has smooth mobility to extend and move the pocket and is an accurate
    thrower on the run. He does need to improve his downfield accuracy and
    touch, an area that tends to run hot-and-cold for him on throws of
    15-plus yards.

    Bridgewater’s talent above the neck is even more
    impressive. He makes it look easy because of his ability to process
    everything going on around him with a high football IQ. Bridgewater is a
    mature, grounded and focused individual on and off the field and is
    passionate about his sport. He is reminiscent of a taller, much more
    slender version of Russell Wilson because of his football smarts,
    professional demeanor and overall coachable attitude.

    A three year
    starter, Bridgewater has career 35 starts, although many came against
    mediocre competition because of the conference(s) he played in (Big
    East, American Athletic). He finished his final season at Louisville
    completing 71 percent (303 of 427) for 3,970 yards and a TD-to-INT ratio
    of 31-to-4. In what was his final collegiate performance, Bridgewater had a terrific game against his hometown team of Miami, putting an exclamation point on an excellent college career.

    There are more than four months until the 2014 NFL Draft
    on May 8, but Bridgewater is the current favorite to be the first
    quarterback drafted, possibly No. 1 overall to the Texans. Regardless if
    Houston and new coach Bill O’Brien prefer the Louisville product, he
    projects as a solid top-10 talent and won’t have to wait long to hear
    his name called on draft day.

    T

  • RaiderLen

    Played primarily out of the shotgun, and must show the ability to take
    snaps from under center and read defenses while dropping back.

    ———————————-
    If Rang uses boiler plate phrases in his evaluations, he needs to put this one in Johnboy’s as well.

  • Howard Benner

    CBS Scouting report on Johnny football. . .noted; he has huge hands (like fellow diminutive NFL QB & Super Bowller Russell Wilson) & he does work hard on his craft. ..he wants to win. . .I think more of the competative fire of Drew Brees than any other comparison when factoring in manziel’s future.

    Johnny Football’s rise to stardom is worthy of a made-for-TV drama. He
    entered the 2012 season as a little-known backup who reportedly
    considered transferring in the wake of a potential suspension for an
    off-field brawl.

    However, he avoided being suspended and won
    the quarterback job. From there, the rest isn’t just history – Manziel
    RE-WROTE history. He went on to throw for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns
    while rushing for 1,181 more yards and 19 touchdowns – including six
    1,00-yard rushing games in 2012.

    The amazing season turned Manziel into the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in history.

    What
    followed was a seventh-month offseason in which Manziel’s maturity was
    called into question often. His family still has significant wealth from
    a legacy in the oil industry, and Manziel was spotted everywhere from
    Pebble Beach to Cabo to choice seats at NBA playoff games.

    More
    controversial, however, was Manziel’s use of Twitter, several
    documented incidents involving alcohol and leaving the Manning Passing
    Academy early in the summer of 2013.

    Manziel was again
    invited to the Heisman trophy ceremonies following the 2013 season, but
    was not considered a legitimate threat to repeat despite another stellar
    season because of the extremely high bar he set and the inability of
    Texas A&M to remain a Top 10 program.

    Manziel capped
    his career with another signature performance, rallying the Aggies from a
    38-17 halftime deficit to beat Duke, 52-28, in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on
    New Year’s Eve. Manziel finished his two-year stint as a starter just
    seven yards shy of 10,000. (1/1/14)

    Analysis

    STRENGTHS: Ranks among the more dynamic college football players in
    recent history. Remarkable maneuverability. Excellent agility and burst,
    as well as straight-line speed, but what makes Manziel so difficult to
    contain is his vision. Seems to possess eyes in the back of his head,
    showing incredible spatial awareness of those around him.

    Actually
    more accurate on the move than he is standing flat-footed in the pocket
    and made significant improvement as a traditional pocket passer in
    2013. Improved velocity and placement on intermediate and deep routes in
    his second season as the starter.

    Highly competitive performer, who despite his hype as a party-goer, is respected for his work ethic and commitment to the team.

    Despite
    ordinary size, possesses large hands that Texas A&M coach Kevin
    Sumlin has compared to another undersized quarterback – Drew Brees.
    “Having those big hands not only helps tote the ball in traffic, but he
    can basically go all through his motion and still pull the ball back,”
    George Whitfield, a private quarterbacks coach who helps train Manziel,
    told CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman in 2013. Whitfield also has worked
    with several elite NFL
    quarterbacks, including Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck.
    All three have size 14 shoes. The 6-foot Manziel wears 15s.

    Proven production and ability to produce in big moments.

    WEAKNESSES:
    Tendency to fall off his throws, even when standing flat-footed with no
    pressure. In falling away rather than stepping into his throws, passes
    lack consistency accuracy.

    Willing to throw passes late
    and over the middle, and relies on his wideouts to make plays in
    jump-ball situations. Possesses enough arm strength to make every NFL
    throw but does not own a howitzer and projects best in a timing-based
    offense that utilizes rather than limits his creativity.

    String
    of off-field issues brings maturity level and ability to handle the
    rigors of being the “face” of an NFL franchise into serious question.

    COMPARES
    TO: Jeff Garcia, retired – Like the 6-1, 205-pound Garcia, Manziel does
    not possess ideal size but his unique maneuverability, vision,
    competitiveness and underrated arm talent could mimic the four-time Pro
    Bowler’s success in the NFL.

    Manziel, of course, will be
    entering the NFL with much more fanfare than Garcia, an undrafted free
    agent out of San Jose State who spent four years in the CFL before
    catching on with the San Francisco 49ers, but the hype that follows
    Johnny Football is one of the issues of concern for scouts. Further,
    Manziel is entering the NFL at a time when dual-threat quarterbacks are
    preferred rather than admonished for their creativity and playmaking
    abilities.

    –Rob Rang (1/1/14)

  • Howard Benner

    Now I’ll have to work on the stealth version. . .quieter engines. . .more range. . .

  • Howard Benner

    I hate it when that happens. . .something was lost in the data translation. . .well, just google CBS Sports QB rating or draft page. . .ya’all can find it there. . .

  • Rico Stifler

    In Carr’s case, he spent the first three years at Fresno State in a pro style offense, starting one season as a redshirt sophomore. He spent the next two seasons starting o in a spread offense.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    but but but you might not click the link and I think it’s important and you should too and I read it and you should read it and we can talk about and and and….

    No offense, Howard, but you you do go a bit overboard with the novella sized copy/paste posts.

    No harm. We don’t have to click the ‘see more’ and once we do we can collapse the post, but you may run the risk of reaching fewer by dint of their expectations being already tempered.

  • Rico Stifler

    Carr was clearly the top signal-caller during the week of practices and he played at a high level during the game on Saturday afternoon. He had plenty of arm strength to cut through a heavy wind early in the week and he threw the ball accurately both from the pocket and on the move. I talked to a few teams that interviewed him and they came away very impressed with his maturity and football intelligence.

  • Rico Stifler

    Per Daniel Jeremiah

  • Scourge of the East

    Amen. We don’t need Kooky 2!

  • Scourge of the East

    Yo, P-man! How be it?

  • Howard Benner

    . . .and reading the tragic account of the Amanda Knox saga, writing an outline for a new srceenplay, watching Les Habitants make the bruins look like floundering bears, the Knicks toy with the listless Cleveland Cadavers & awaiting the nationally televised skirmish between the underachieving W’s & the Chris Paul less Clips. . .

    Nike has made a CP3 in argyle to embody his alter ego/twin brother Cliff via State Farm Insurance fame?!

    This genre of humorous commercials by insurance companies might be good PR but they still are insurance companies, home of subjective actuaries, miserly “act of god” payouts & owners of more real estate, primarily in the form of office buildings/metropolitan holdings than any other known intentity/institutions. . .okay, back to ADHD multitasking, already in progress. . .

  • RaiderLen

    At least Howard is pasting walls of football topic. Kell is still probably hung over from the love fest of O’s speech.

  • funnyfalcon

    Don’t think that the blog site lets you drag in tables. Here’s the link instead:

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/2014/QB

    Screenshot I took is too small due to my 4K display.

  • Howard Benner

    Yes, & you’ve already disagreed with Jermiah’s assessment of other players. . .

    Carr had no viable competition @ the Senior Bowl, whose talent base dwindles with every year. . .

    So, whom on what teams did you consult?

    Besides, I am attributing “industry wide” sources & Jermiah has Carr as his 44th rated player. . .

    Here’s his mock as of 1/15/14. . .he has jarvis landry rated higher than Odell Beckham & has your boy #2 Devante Adams going to the Seaslugs (he has Seattle winning the Super Bowl). . .

    Pick No.

    1

    Jadeveon Clowney

    DE

    South Carolina

    Pick No.

    2

    Sammy Watkins

    WR

    Clemson

    Pick No.

    3

    Anthony Barr

    OLB

    UCLA

    Pick No.

    4

    Johnny Manziel

    QB

    Texas A&M

    Pick No.

    5

    Teddy Bridgewater

    QB

    Louisville

    Pick No.

    6

    Greg Robinson

    OT

    Auburn

    Pick No.

    7

    Khalil Mack

    OLB

    Buffalo

    Pick No.

    8

    Blake Bortles

    QB

    Central Florida

    Pick No.

    9

    C.J. Mosley

    OLB

    Alabama

    Pick No.

    10

    Mike Evans

    WR

    Texas A&M

    Pick No.

    11

    Jake Matthews

    OT

    Texas A&M

    Pick No.

    12

    Justin Gilbert

    CB

    Oklahoma St.

    Pick No.

    13

    Taylor Lewan

    OT

    Michigan

    Pick No.

    14

    Timmy Jernigan

    DT

    Florida St.

    Pick No.

    15

    Kelvin Benjamin

    WR

    Florida St.

    Pick No.

    16

    Marqise Lee

    WR

    USC

    Pick No.

    17

    Calvin Pryor

    FS

    Louisville

    Pick No.

    18

    Eric Ebron

    TE

    North Carolina

    Pick No.

    19

    Zack Martin

    OT

    Notre Dame

    Pick No.

    20

    Cyrus Kouandjio

    OT

    Alabama

    Pick No.

    21

    Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

    S

    Alabama

    Pick No.

    22

    Darqueze Dennard

    CB

    Michigan St.

    Pick No.

    23

    Paul Richardson

    WR

    Colorado

    Pick No.

    24

    Ra’Shede Hageman

    DT

    Minnesota

    Pick No.

    25

    Lamarcus Joyner

    CB

    Florida St.

    Pick No.

    26

    Carlos Hyde

    RB

    Ohio St.

    Pick No.

    27

    Kony Ealy

    DE

    Missouri

    Pick No.

    28

    Jarvis Landry

    WR

    LSU

    Pick No.

    29

    Jace Amaro

    TE

    Texas Tech

    Pick No.

    30

    Louis Nix III

    DT

    Notre Dame

    Pick No.

    31

    Morgan Moses

    OT

    Virginia

    Pick No.

    32

    Davante Adams

    WR

    Fresno St.

    Comments

  • Scourge of the East

    truth!

  • Howard Benner

    Thanks, Funny one. . .didn’t intentionally mean to mess anyone’s eyesight out. . .hope y’all have good opthalamologists. . .

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Whut up, ScootE? I’m drinking cheap beer and getting happy. Probably get into a blog fight with someone soon.

  • Chino

    @LATimesfarmer: A return of L.A. Rams? Owner is said to buy possible stadium site http://t.co/7pEYXUn2Hs

  • Rico Stifler

    MSU LB Max Bullough looks like an interesting prospect in this draft.

  • RaiderLen

    Oh Yea! say’s who! I’m drinking cheap beer! Mines cheaper than yours!

  • Scourge of the East

    Well, if you’re gonna do it, do it buzzed. :-)

  • Scourge of the East

    hehehe

  • Rico Stifler

    Aaron Lynch from South Florida could be an interesting and versatile prospect at 6’5, 260+

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    I’ve been watching State of the Union speeches since Reagan was giving them. Reagan’s, Clinton’s and Obama’s were better than average because those three were some of the best speakers we’ve had in the White House, but the speeches are always blah.

  • Scourge of the East

    Agreed. I hate all the applause and standing up and down, etc. It would be shorter if they weren’t all out to congratulate themselves.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    I especially love it when the Prez walks in, shaking hands with everyone the whole way down and everyone’s applauding the whole time. He then gets to the podium, waits for it to die down, then someone says “Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States!” and we have to sit through another five minutes of mindless cheering.

  • RaiderLen

    I’ve soured significantly over the last 25 years regarding our 2 party system.

    I’ve come to recognize it’s two sides of the same coin ultimately.

    Nothing gets fixed, the government grows larger, and our freedoms are eroded.

    I held Reagan in high esteem, because for me, He was the last link to a generation of America that stood for something.

    He believed in what He said.

    These days, polls, demographics, and the way the wind is blowing dictate our fearless leaders “position”

    It’s pathetic actually.

  • Scourge of the East

    Concur. We need a third party that is middle of the road.

  • Scourge of the East

    That’s what I mean. And then when the president is speaking you have those two dimbulbs behind them intentionally smiling or frowning depending what POTUS says.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    sounds like Cleveland has put DeFilippo in a holding pattern, Shanarat’s son wasn’t even given the don’t call us, we’ll call you

  • RaiderLen

    Something that respects the Constitution.

    It’s not just a piece of paper.

    I’m an optimist, but I can’t envision any significant change short of some reset of the whole, brought about by some catastrophe.

    To much momentum of generations has accrued to turn it around in the short term.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Supposedly Kyle Shanahan asked for personnel authority. Can’t remember a coordinator EVER getting that.

  • RaiderLen

    Kyle needs to be slapped by someone other than his Dad. That’ll open His eyes.

  • RaiderLen

    Anyone believe Reggie will open the wallet for a FA that averages over 10 mil per?

    I think He will.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Hardy and Orakpo are the only two I can think of that would justify that kind of $$$. Reggie’s not going to spend money just to spend it.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Remember David Shula? Same thing.

  • RaiderLen

    100%. I’ll have to dig a little deeper, if those are the only 2 out there.

  • RaiderLen

    Indeed.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    PBR!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    The designated facials?

  • GreatWhiteRaider

    No for sure, my personal theory is that you can’t really judge a draft for 2-3 years, so the fact that Hayden and Watson for example weren’t big contributors this year doesn’t really phase me. I’m a big picture/long term view guy, so I’m glad there wasn’t a house cleaning this year. I think to be good, you have to be consistent, and to be consistent you have to have the same (quality) people coming back year after year. Hopefully RM and DA are those guys! Lots of cap space and a full draft….it is very exciting! btw – love the positive attitude you have in your posts, it’s good to see/read.

  • Rico Stifler

    Hardy for sure. I think Orakpo could be with the many likely to get 7-9M.

  • Scourge of the East

    Ugh.