Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel
Ok Oakland fans-will I love LaMarr Houston?
Now safety or DT
If you're expecting a major pass rusher you're in for disappointment. Houston is a good player though. Excellent against the run, with mediocre pass rush skills, and a high motor. He has no business playing as a right end, though. He's a better fit on the strong side, where he'll stop the run and may be able to get you 6-8 sacks a year. Another thing that will probably help him out, going to Chicago, is that the Raiders were so thin on the line last year Houston had to play about 90% of the snaps, I don't think this will be the case any more. If he plays less it'll probably keep him fresher through the season and in games. He wore down in the latter half of the season.
Originally Posted by Richard Dickson
Wait, did the Raiders actually re-sign Darren McFadden and let Rashard Jennings walk? Was it because McFadden wanted to walk but got hurt?
It's only for $1.75 mil. Big deal. The reported $4 mil is a farce. Most of it is unlikely to be earned incentives. And lets say he does meet them, well, it means he earned the additional cash.
Originally Posted by Mangy
Saffold, the Raiders' big free agent signing, failed his physical. Oh man.
EDIT: And now the Rams are re-signing him! Keep in mind, Oakland gave away their rising young left tackle. Brutal.
Reggie McKenzie is so fucking incompetent. There's mixed reports on what position Saffold was gonna play for the Raiders. Some said LG, others said LT. He's better suited for guard but who pays guards $8 mil a year? Only elite guys. Is Saffold elite? Hell no! He's always injured and then they go out and give him more money than Monroe, Albert and their own player Veldheer, who are all considered better players. Oh and did I mention he's always hurt? Reggie seems to be in over his head. A couple decent players are in Oakland right now, and if they leave the building without a contract I'm gonna fucking lose it. Certain tweets, from people mentioning sources inside he building, are saying the life has been sucked out of them. I could care less about losing Saffold but this whole ordeal screwed us outta signing someone like Monroe. All that's left out there now is Anthony Collins, and reports have been linking him to Tampa for days. Alex Mack is another option but the coaches seem hell bent on keeping Wiz at C, a guy who botches at least one snap every game. Good grief!