Raiders fans have little to cheer for

Raiders fans have little to cheer for

There are 23 comments on the sfgate.com story from Mar 14, 2013, titled Raiders fans have little to cheer for. In it, sfgate.com reports that:

Waiting patiently for their team to make a smart move or two. With a roster that has only a few obvious holes - kicker, backup quarterback, secondary - and a ridiculous number of draft picks, the balance sheet is in the 49ers' favor.

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“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#1 Mar 14, 2013
dr. evil, HEUMMMPH!

RAIDERS 2013!!!
NJ raider 1

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Mar 15, 2013
as a Raiders fan I've been full of optimism, but this mess turned catastrophe has me standing on the other side of the fence with this regime. I'm not against the free agent pickups, but no 1 can make logic out of releasing 2 of our best players, but retaining 1 of our worse. Kelly should have been the first person I've gone, and you can't tell me that we couldn't have signed Bryant or wheeler. if Huff didn't want to take the pay cut cool cuts him, but I'm sure Darrius Heyward Bey would have took that pay cut. there's a such thing as putting too much thought into something, and Reggie McKenzie is very guilty of it!
dave

Claremont, CA

#3 Mar 15, 2013
Pull out the tarps cause ticket sales are dropping like 1st round draft picks.....Boooooooo
kevin

Dudley, MA

#4 Mar 15, 2013
ill support this team until im not hear anymore. i bleed black and silver its a damn shame what happend to our franchise but we are moving forward and building this thing as a solid structure. who knows maybe the team will supprise us this year either way cant be much worse than anything we have seen as fans.

Since: Jan 13

United States

#5 Mar 15, 2013
Im supporting them win or lose. I was born n raised in Oakland. This team to me is my life in a shell. Call me what u want,but call me a Raider first!!
DAVE 23

United States

#6 Mar 15, 2013
Just look at who is making this report.. A 49 beat reporter.. U really tink that the mgmt didnt make offers to our on players.. and u call ur selfs Raiders fannns..

“Undertaker Raiders Simona S”

Since: Apr 11

The Blackhole

#7 Mar 15, 2013
With Denver signing Welker and us not making too much noise, we'll just have to see how the season pans out before we know who really comes out on top

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#8 Mar 15, 2013
I have to admit true raider, raider mysterio, and Haley's commet, you guys are dedicated to your team even though things look bleak. I can respect that a lot. So if/when you guys start doing good we'll all see who the bandwagon fans are that show up in these forums.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#9 Mar 15, 2013
The_Solution wrote:
I have to admit true raider, raider mysterio, and Haley's commet, you guys are dedicated to your team even though things look bleak. I can respect that a lot. So if/when you guys start doing good we'll all see who the bandwagon fans are that show up in these forums.
Oops I left out NJ raider. I see him here all the time too
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#10 Mar 15, 2013
DAVE 23 wrote:
Just look at who is making this report.. A 49 beat reporter.. U really tink that the mgmt didnt make offers to our on players.. and u call ur selfs Raiders fannns..
Being Raiders fan doesn't make me illiterate. I know football. The front office made a lot of false moves this offseason. You build around your core players. I believe the lead tackler & best cover lb would qualify as a core player. He could've got the same contract Muave received, but they choose to go after a guy unproven in this system. He played in a 3-4 last year. Not saying it's not going to work just saying the move was far from calculated. Darrius Heyward Bey was not our most WR, but he was our best & most consistent WR, they let him go for nothing but cap space for more 2nd tier free agents. Huff our best DB, let go for the same, cap space. I'm a raider till I die, that don't make me blind or ignorant. The difference with us is you know the players & like the uniform, I know the game & like the team!

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#11 Mar 15, 2013
i support my team like no other. i support the whole staff. even g knapp when he was here. even randy moss when he was here, hall, walker, sapp, russell,the waterboy, the pissboy, callahan, all the way toooo, reggie mckenzie! as long as they are RAIDERS! but do i agree with the way things are going around here since mckenzie? NO! and trust me ladies and gentlemen, i hope i am dead wrong! i've heard of "rebuilding" and they work at it slow, they compete, and add as they go. WHO TEAR'S THE WHOLE TEAM APART? we don't even have a pissboy anymore! mckenzie threw one WHOLE season away! ONE WHOLE SEASON! who does that? he could have dropped "some" players and worked slowly and still compete. but, the whole team? AND?, to top it off, we drop the remaining starters for 2013! now we have no starters and nothing but mediocre players that will compete for the starting position. we went backwards, from 8-8 to 4-12. does it look like we are going to go 8-8 in 2013? most of all, i would like our x-RAIDER now new (GM) reggie mckenzie to see silver and black. to get flashbacks of what it was like to be a RAIDER. not babysh.t yellow and green! if he wants to bring his experience from green bay, fine, bring it. but it seems to me like mckenzie is trying to bring the RAIDERS the way g-bay is playing today like if he had every player that green bay has right now. he thinks he's still in green bay. he has no RAIDER mentality or heart to start the process of rebuilding the OAKLAND RAIDERS back to glory.
anyways, i gotta go, i gotta take a shhh! i'll be back!
RAIDERS 2013!!!

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#12 Mar 15, 2013
anyways, ladies and gentlemen, i have nothing against those who support mckenzie. that's what we are here for. boost your opinion. you or they are no more RAIDER fans nor am i less of a RAIDER fan for not agreeing with the way mckenzie is doing things. as a matter of fact, i hope i am the one that is totally wrong, for our RAIDER'S sake! it's just upsetting for me to see a whole season go in the trash without competing. they say three years to rebuild. one down! 2013 to be determined and i expect a 8-8 season. 2014 we should be in the playoffs right? HEUMMMPH!(lol)
again, don't get me wrong, i support my RAIDERS 100% i am tattooed with a RAIDER logo on my arm and i bleed silver and black. i'm no better than anyone here.
AND, i support the RAIDER nation here on topix.
RAIDERS 2013!!!

“RAIDERS 2016--JUST WIN BABY!”

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#13 Mar 15, 2013
I think McKenzie is doing a decent job. Maybe it's just me but when the new regime came in, I figured it would be 3-4 years before we make a serious run at the SB. This is Reggie's 2nd year and he's still dealing with Cap issues. Year after year Al Davis would have to work his magic to get us under the cap. In just his 2nd season as GM, Reggie has us (last report I heard) 23Mil under. Now we still got some dead money from bloated contracts and it will probably take another year or 2 to get a handle on this IMO that's not too bad. It's painful for us as fans to watch but I expect to make the playoffs in 2014-2015....with a serious chance at SB in 2015-2016.

You never know......Reggie could pick up some real diamonds this year and we might make a run at the playoffs. Anything can happen.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#14 Mar 15, 2013
Zild0405 wrote:
I think McKenzie is doing a decent job. Maybe it's just me but when the new regime came in, I figured it would be 3-4 years before we make a serious run at the SB. This is Reggie's 2nd year and he's still dealing with Cap issues. Year after year Al Davis would have to work his magic to get us under the cap. In just his 2nd season as GM, Reggie has us (last report I heard) 23Mil under. Now we still got some dead money from bloated contracts and it will probably take another year or 2 to get a handle on this IMO that's not too bad. It's painful for us as fans to watch but I expect to make the playoffs in 2014-2015....with a serious chance at SB in 2015-2016.
You never know......Reggie could pick up some real diamonds this year and we might make a run at the playoffs. Anything can happen.
YOU ARE NOT A RAIDER FAN! you are totally wrong zild! you will never be a RAIDER fan as long as you like mckenzie!
(LOL), just kidding. 2014? and 2015 and 2016? SHHH, we'll have a new (GM) and all new coaches by then! AND? WE'LL BE IN THE PLAYOFFS =D
RAIDERS 2013!!!

Since: Jan 13

United States

#15 Mar 15, 2013
The_Solution wrote:
I have to admit true raider, raider mysterio, and Haley's commet, you guys are dedicated to your team even though things look bleak. I can respect that a lot. So if/when you guys start doing good we'll all see who the bandwagon fans are that show up in these forums.
Appreciate that....and yea when the grass is cut,the snakes will show. We will return to glory,and fake fans will appear!!
Freddy

United States

#16 Mar 15, 2013
Zild0405 wrote:
I think McKenzie is doing a decent job. Maybe it's just me but when the new regime came in, I figured it would be 3-4 years before we make a serious run at the SB. This is Reggie's 2nd year and he's still dealing with Cap issues. Year after year Al Davis would have to work his magic to get us under the cap. In just his 2nd season as GM, Reggie has us (last report I heard) 23Mil under. Now we still got some dead money from bloated contracts and it will probably take another year or 2 to get a handle on this IMO that's not too bad. It's painful for us as fans to watch but I expect to make the playoffs in 2014-2015....with a serious chance at SB in 2015-2016.
You never know......Reggie could pick up some real diamonds this year and we might make a run at the playoffs. Anything can happen.
Why does it take McKenzie 2-3 years to get under the salary cap when Al did it each an every year?
Freddy

United States

#17 Mar 15, 2013
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
i support my team like no other. i support the whole staff. even g knapp when he was here. even randy moss when he was here, hall, walker, sapp, russell,the waterboy, the pissboy, callahan, all the way toooo, reggie mckenzie! as long as they are RAIDERS! but do i agree with the way things are going around here since mckenzie? NO! and trust me ladies and gentlemen, i hope i am dead wrong! i've heard of "rebuilding" and they work at it slow, they compete, and add as they go. WHO TEAR'S THE WHOLE TEAM APART? we don't even have a pissboy anymore! mckenzie threw one WHOLE season away! ONE WHOLE SEASON! who does that? he could have dropped "some" players and worked slowly and still compete. but, the whole team? AND?, to top it off, we drop the remaining starters for 2013! now we have no starters and nothing but mediocre players that will compete for the starting position. we went backwards, from 8-8 to 4-12. does it look like we are going to go 8-8 in 2013? most of all, i would like our x-RAIDER now new (GM) reggie mckenzie to see silver and black. to get flashbacks of what it was like to be a RAIDER. not babysh.t yellow and green! if he wants to bring his experience from green bay, fine, bring it. but it seems to me like mckenzie is trying to bring the RAIDERS the way g-bay is playing today like if he had every player that green bay has right now. he thinks he's still in green bay. he has no RAIDER mentality or heart to start the process of rebuilding the OAKLAND RAIDERS back to glory.
anyways, i gotta go, i gotta take a shhh! i'll be back!
RAIDERS 2013!!!
The only thing you can say in favor of McKenzie is...if you are going to get fired, you might as well get fired for doing it your way.
Freddy

United States

#18 Mar 15, 2013
dave wrote:
Pull out the tarps cause ticket sales are dropping like 1st round draft picks.....Boooooooo
Agreed. Hard to sell tickets with what is going on now.

“RAIDERS 2016--JUST WIN BABY!”

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#19 Mar 16, 2013
Freddy wrote:
<quoted text>Why does it take McKenzie 2-3 years to get under the salary cap when Al did it each an every year?
Al was able to get under the cap every year---barely. As players develop and become "great", you have to pay them more--or somebody else will. Al was able to pay certain players more money (Routt, Huff) by releasing other players (Woodson, Nnamdi, Morrison etc) in order to stay under the cap.

Reggie managed to get us under the cap last year--just like Al did.

I think Reggie is setting the organization up to be sitting under the cap each and every year. Look at Cinci, for example--40 Mil under the cap (or something like that?) just like they were last year........and again they make a run at the playoffs. When you're sitting 20-40 Mil under the cap at the beginning of Free Agency, you can go out and sign any player you want or need to improve your chances at a SB (ie. 49ers). And the players know that. In time, we will have great players who want to stay with the Raiders because they have a chance to win the SB and will take (a little) less $$ to do it. Players know that if we "need to improve our secondary" to get to the SB, it will happen next year because the team has the money to sign them.....and those players will want to stay with the organization.

Al Davis (RIP) was a magician at working deals & contracts. With Reggie, we won't need a magician---we will have money.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#20 Mar 16, 2013
last season everyone was fired. this season, a shhh-load was released. two re-signed, three halfass signings, one decent signing maybe two?, hopefully we do great in the draft?! don't know, but the picture sure doesn't look pretty. one or two decent signings won't convince me on reggie mckenzie. lets see how his updated staff does this season. lets also hope his players play well. hope all you mckenzie lovers prove me wrong. cause this is getting just a liiiiiittle annoying the way mckenzie is running things. i don't blame you guys that like or have high hopes on mckenzie. i wish i could have that same kind of patience. but i'm trying! or, i will try harder. i've said that beforelast season, BUT, THEN HE RELEASES EVERYONE AGAIN!
RAIDERS OF 2013!!!!

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