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Oakland Raiders' 8 Best and Worst Moves of the 2012 Offseason

There are 11 comments on the BleacherReport story from May 21, 2012, titled Oakland Raiders' 8 Best and Worst Moves of the 2012 Offseason. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

The late, great Al Davis spoiled Raider Nation with nearly 50 such offseasons. Davis had a few good offseasons before he died and set McKenzie up with a solid roster to use as a springboard towards the future.

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#1 May 21, 2012
I'm not gonna say whether any of the coaching moves were good or bad. Now, I like Matt Giordano a lot better than I ever did Michael Huff or Hiram Eugene.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#2 May 22, 2012
giordano still has to show more tackling. the fact that he had 5 int's i believe? shows good credibility. he's another player that need to show better this year. i like giordano.
RAIDERS 2012!!!

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#3 May 22, 2012
reports;
RAIDERS sign free agent (qb) newhall caballero
a two time all ivy leauge selection from brown. he threw 2,356 yds 18 td's last season. as a junior he passed for 2,709 yds 18 scores.
RAIDERS 2012!!!
raiderfaith

United States

#4 May 22, 2012
gotta wonder if the ivy league signing is the door opening to let pryor out. He was a decent college qb, but that doesn't always translate to the pro's.

Not fair to comment on coaching until they have had some time to work their "magic".

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#5 May 22, 2012
don't know, t pryor looked confident and talked confident (q-backing) at practice. the coaches seem to like him. but then comes matt leinart. and the release of brett bohmar. that put pryor in question again as a possible #3 and? even possibly releasing him or maybe swtching him as a (wr). now comes this new signing of this rookie f/a newhall caballero. i tell ya, it's most likely going to come down to pryor switching position or pryor vs leinart for the #2 spot. the fact that g knapp know m leinart, credits him more. the fact that pryor may show better skills in practice then leinart may credit him more. somebody's gotta go! we've carried four (qb's) before right?
RAIDERS 2012!!!

“RAIDERS 2015--JUST WIN BABY!”

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#6 May 22, 2012
I'm on the "wait and see" bandwagon for Knapp also.

I think releasing Routt was the best move this off season.

Everything Reggie did this of season was based on $$. I think he's done pretty well considering the situation.

I kinda like the move for Ron Bartell but I think it's a little early to say his injury is healed. If he wasn't 100%, we (and the media) would be the last to know. And if he WAS 100%, he would probably command a larger salary (based on his record).

Gio is definitely a good keeper. He needs to improve his tackling and a couple of his INT's were just dumb luck to bounce into his hands......but it takes talent and a nose for the ball to be in the right position on the field to get those "dumb luck" bounces.

“RAIDERS 2015--JUST WIN BABY!”

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#7 May 22, 2012
Speaking of Knapp...a nice article on S&B Pride about the run game for 2012......cites some RB's who had great numbers with Knapp and his ZBS.....Warrick Dunn (had his best season), Justin Fargas (1,000 yards), Justin Forsett and Arian Foster (an undrafted rookie)

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#8 May 22, 2012
(cb) bartell is making progress from a season ending nech injury with rams. d allen "he's shown he's completely back on track" we'll find out more about him when we start putting the pads on and get a chance to hit a bit. he's big athletic corner who can run and that's what we're looking for and thats what we got in him".
RAIDERS 2012!!!

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#9 May 22, 2012
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
reports;
RAIDERS sign free agent (qb) newhall caballero
a two time all ivy leauge selection from brown. he threw 2,356 yds 18 td's last season. as a junior he passed for 2,709 yds 18 scores.
RAIDERS 2012!!!
Q; how about the new (qb)? is he just a camp arm or he more than that possibly? what do you guys like about him?
COACH ALLEN; i don't think we bring in anybody thats just for charity. we bring in guys that we think have a chance to compete and have a chance to be decent football players. thats what i think about him. that was the plan all along, to bring in a fourth (qb). we wanted to bring four to camp, make sure we did have four arms and i think kyle [newhall-caballero] will do a nice job there.
Q; what does he do well? what do you like about him?
COACH ALLEN; i think he's smart he's athletic, and he's got a strong arm.
Q&A's with coach dennis allen RAIDERS.com
RAIDERS 2012!!!
Laughing Bear Fan

Denver, CO

#10 May 24, 2012
Caballero? He's a gentleman.
What the hell is doing on the Raiders? Image changer?

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#11 May 24, 2012
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
Caballero? He's a gentleman.
What the hell is doing on the Raiders? Image changer?
don't you know? we changed image, we are now "RAIDER caballero's", ever since reggie mckenzie took over.
RAIDERS 2012!!!

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