John Clayton examines Oakland Raiders' decision to draft Darrius Heyward-Bey over Michael Crabtree

May 4, 2009 Full story: ESPN

Both Michael Crabtree , left, and Darrius Heyward-Bey will try to become the best wide receiver in the Bay Area.

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#1 May 4, 2009
Tom Cable has given the best explanation for his draft picks than any other coach I've seen, not just for the Raiders, but of any team. He is the first to analyze the college team and system that the player came from and when he did that I was convinced that DHB was a better choice over Crabtree. A lot of times, all fans and critics look at are stats and if that's the case then they will be convinced that a WR from a spread offense (pass first) is better than a WR from a pro offense (run first). After hearing Coach Cable's analysis, I agree that DHB was the right choice for us and I hope he can catch the ball well. Coach Cable gave me reason to believe so I trust that he is making the right choices and doing what is best for the team. The fact that the team stepped up and won games at the end of the season is proof of that...They didn't quit under Cable like they did under Callahan, Turner, Shell, and Kiffin. Cable has me excited about the up coming season; no management drama, no primadonna attitude in the locker room, no distractions...Everybody is focused on winning football games. The more other teams doubt us because all they saw of last year was a 5-11 record, the more I like it because they didn't see the last games where we looked like a winning team and it will come back to haunt them. RAIDERNATION 2009!!!!!!
Al Davis

Moscow, Russia

#2 May 6, 2009
That was my analysis and I told Cable what he will say to the press. My player choices are always good, look at the last 6 seasons for proof.

United States

#3 May 7, 2009
Al Davis wrote:
That was my analysis and I told Cable what he will say to the press. My player choices are always good, look at the last 6 seasons for proof.
SILENCE!!!...I keel you!!!!!!

Pomona, CA

#4 May 7, 2009
Achmed wrote:
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SILENCE!!!...I keel you!!!!!!
squeeelers, squeeelers!

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