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Del Rio on Sio Moore: “He wasn’t going to make the team”

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Raiders coach Jack Del Rio kept it pretty simple on the decision to trade linebacker Sio Moore.

“He wasn’t going to make the team,” Del Rio said Sunday in his first comments since Friday’s trade of Moore to the Indianapolis Colts for a sixth-round pick.

“We had depth there that we’re really happy about,” Del Rio continued. “We brought in two free agent linebackers. They both are playing very well. Two draft picks that are both playing very well. We developed a guy at the position that’s returning in Ray-Ray and we added a guy that we think is a real core difference-maker on special teams. So we’ve got a full group.”

That group that Del Rio references would be Curtis Lofton and Malcolm Smith as the free agents, Ben Heeney and Neiron Ball as the draft picks, Ray-Ray Armstrong as the returning player and Lorenzo Alexander as the special teamer.

So clearly in Del Rio’s eyes, Moore wasn’t as good as those players or something occurred to drop the third-year linebacker out of favor with the first-year coach. But whatever it was, the Raiders didn’t have a spot for him and sent Moore away.

“It was an opportunity to acquire a pick for a guy that somebody else may want to have,” Del Rio said.

 

 

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    The autumn wind is a Raider

  • Dakota

    Jack must be racist!

  • PARaider

    First thing JDR said he was going to do when hired was evaluate the team. Obviously by the free agent LB’s they aquired, Moore was never in his plans…..I have a feeling the dancing after the QB sack against the Chiefs where Tuck had to call a time out was a key….we may not agree but his no nonsense attitude leads me to think that

  • Raider O

    Lmao White Devil

  • Dakota

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    Post to the Ghost 7-7-2
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  • 1960AutumnWind

    Him and that cracker Ken Norton, oh wait…

  • The Machine

    Scott Bair
    ‏@BairCSN

    DT Leon Orr also joining the Raiders practice squad. Team hoped to bring him back.

  • Raidersfan727

    7-7-2 lmfao

  • Raidersfan727

    Ken Norton is Clayton Bigsby

  • RaidO

    Oh people are making way to much out of the sack celebration crap

  • Dakota

    Graham Cracker!

  • r8dercain

    He has no positive words for Sio. yeah something happened

  • r8dercain

    I kinda felt that too

  • Breaking_Black

    I don’t think so.
    At least I hope not. That would make JDR pretty stupid.

    I hope it was just a total evaluation and based on what he brought to the table post hip surgery, the coaches decided to get what they could get.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Could it be he just was not the same guy after hip surgery. Did you see how he played in Seattle game?

  • Alex7

    To some, this is backwards:

    Evaluation Ability:

    1) HC and DC who played the same position in the NFL.
    2) Paid (by the NFL) scouting services that break down all-22 film.
    .
    .
    .
    .

    248) Fans eyes from what the TV following the ball shows us for 3 hours a week.

  • Raidersfan727

    Sio throwing subliminal messages on Twitter. “make your bed lie in it… pull covers up cuz its gonna get cold”

    Throwing shade at JDR and probably Ray-Ray too

  • Raidersfan727

    where do you rank in there?

  • RaidO

    “Guys pretty much get what they earn,” Del Rio said. “In his case, he missed an awful lot of time. He fell behind.
    ———————————————————————–
    Sio was hurt and they did not let him recover. They did not pay attention to what he did last year. Of course he could not go 100%

    Treated dude like scrub

  • PARaider

    could be but read Sio’s tweets…..and would the Colts trade for damaged goods? Streater coming off injuries as well and he made the cut. Just my thoughts

  • 0tt0

    the sack celebration is just a perfect example of a guy out for himself and not the team

  • Raidersfan727

    I really think he is throwing shade at the other backers too

  • R8der4evr

    New posts
    Flying around like Ray Ray

  • PARaider

    oh I hope not too….just an inkling

  • Dakota

    He knows the Raiders are moving to Toronto?

  • r8dercain

    Yea he talking about himself. .can’t you see that. .

  • Raidersfan727

    lmfaooo

  • R8der4evr

    My take too they should have let him fully heal.
    It’s done now, I move forward.

  • The Machine

    I guarantee you they looked at what he did last year. They know what he is, and it could be as simple as he wasn’t a fit for their system.

  • Alex7

    like 247 =)

    only because I admit that #1 and #2 are better at that job than us.

  • Alex7

    what guys did he cut and have positive words for?

    How’s Sio any different than Shelby Harris to THIS coaching staff?

  • Thec

    10-6 and in the mix.

  • Raider D

    I wish 4 hour drive straight south! LOL

  • EDWARD TEACH

    Baloney. Streater was in the same situation. They had no problem letting him get ready, and he missed virtually an entire year,

  • ReggiesSteamyTaint

    I tink Cohc Del Rio diz a berry good tink. We build trew da draft by dumpin ourz only decent piks ya heard! Das why I hire D Hims

  • ReggiesSteamyTaint

    And anober tinks.. U peoplez tink u know mor den da Cosh? Ib any of use peopled nowd anytink I wud ob hires u for won of doze cushy scoutin zobs. Sories Raida fa fa fanssss

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    8-8

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