Raiders' Draft Futility is Apparent

Mar 21, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: nbcbayarea.com

Safety Mike Mitchell was the last player left from the 2009 draft class, and now he's gone, too.

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Freddy

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Mar 21, 2013
 
To me, these guys were productive players during their careers with the Raiders (except for the guy cut before Camp).

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Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

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Mar 21, 2013
 
LISTEN, we could have made a great team with the guys we had. a few changes here and there. we fired g knapp and we said, ok, these are your new coaches.., but they keep insisting, they don't want a "microwave team". one year your in the next season you're not. i gotta say? if you're in that season? you add to get better the next! and be hopeful and skillful cause not everyone gets in the superbowl just like that. keep building the blocks. green bay is in it plenty of times. credit to them. but not in the superbowl every time! i know we can be competetive this season. and it's up to the coaches to do it with the guys we have and will pick up. but they choose to say, we're in it for the long haul. what are they telling you? RAIDER fans, don't bother buying tickets because we are not playing for real this season. SHOOT, at least lie to the fans? make them feel like you are really trying. get a good player with a name to bring the crowd in. and in the process if they are really trying to rebuild, keep adding as you go. but don't sellout to the crowd? let them know this team is getting better "THIS SEASON".
;) hell, they might even convince me!
RAIDERS 2013!!!!
NJ raider 1

New York, NY

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Mar 21, 2013
 
AD maybe slipped the rocker on evaluating coaches, cuz lord knows we've had some horrible ones, but Al's draft decisions were on Q. I'm still one who believes J. Russell was robbed a far chance due to bad coaching & in my opinion Al set us up on offense & defense in 3 consecutive drafts. The 09 draft completed what truly should've been a competitive offense & with the right coaching proved to be just that. I'm also willing to concede that AD was throwing money around like he'd truly lost his mind, but I'm my opinion he assembled a playoff contending team that turned out to be the opposite due to bad coaching!

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OG, "so cal."

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Mar 22, 2013
 
i was one of those fools that freddy said they bought into russell was the answer to the superbowl. i backed russell 100%. russel did need more protection but he just wasn't a great athlete and he himself messed up his own football career. he was overweight and all that food made him tired in class. sarcastically speaking of course but being honest. he had second chances after the RAIDERS but they saw what RAIDERS saw and cut him loose. would i hire russell again? probably not but i do wish him the best regardless of what transpired here. the test for his future will be that if he does not get picked up this season, he needs to stay an athlete and try even harder for the next season. we can't deny al davis made mistakes and over paid players and made bad choices hiring coaches. no excuses there. but he never took his team apart and not compete every season. every team in the nfl does that. some are better than others. but we went to five superbowls and won three. WITH the awful way he did things! not many teams can say that up to date!
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Since: May 07

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Mar 22, 2013
 
It just burns me the guys we passed on when we were good...It was like we were blowing our draft picks rather than building for the future
2000...Shaun Alexander
2001...Drew Brees
2002...Ed Reed
2003...Jason Witten
2004...Larry Fitzgerald (although I expected Gallery to be best available to us)
2005...Demarcus Ware, Shawn merriman, Aaron Rodgers
2006...Haloti Ngata
2007...Joe Thomas, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Patrick Willis, Darrell Revis,
2008...Tough Call, Ray Rice, DRComartie, Ryan Clady
2009...Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews, Michael Oher, Alex Mack

The chances were there and we blew them big time. Plus coaching changes may have had something to do with it too

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Since: May 07

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Mar 22, 2013
 
...and then it got worse once we realized we were not good anymore

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OG, "so cal."

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Mar 22, 2013
 
TexasRaider wrote:
It just burns me the guys we passed on when we were good...It was like we were blowing our draft picks rather than building for the future
2000...Shaun Alexander
2001...Drew Brees
2002...Ed Reed
2003...Jason Witten
2004...Larry Fitzgerald (although I expected Gallery to be best available to us)
2005...Demarcus Ware, Shawn merriman, Aaron Rodgers
2006...Haloti Ngata
2007...Joe Thomas, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Patrick Willis, Darrell Revis,
2008...Tough Call, Ray Rice, DRComartie, Ryan Clady
2009...Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews, Michael Oher, Alex Mack
The chances were there and we blew them big time. Plus coaching changes may have had something to do with it too
even m mayock has been wrong on draft picks many times. i mean, you were content with rolando mcclain right? i know i was. he was a first rnd pick and turned out like crap. it doesn't mean he won't be better elsewhere, but if we didn't draft him and some other team picked him up and he did good for that team, we would be kicking ourselves in the A and saying , we messed up not picking up rolando mcclain! sometimes you just don't know how players are going to turn out. we've picked up many released #one picks from other teams? some worked out great for us, some were still flops or disgruntled players. this team has had serious bad luck or just bad choices (lol). it's a gamble. who's to say we are going to make the right choice this draft? i hope we hit it right whether we trade for more picks or pick a 1st rnd #3 overall.
RAIDERS 2013!!!!

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OG, "so cal."

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Mar 22, 2013
 
33 more days for the draft ladies and gentlemen!
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Captain Canada

Brandon, Canada

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Mar 22, 2013
 
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
<quoted text>even m mayock has been wrong on draft picks many times. i mean, you were content with rolando mcclain right? i know i was. he was a first rnd pick and turned out like crap. it doesn't mean he won't be better elsewhere, but if we didn't draft him and some other team picked him up and he did good for that team, we would be kicking ourselves in the A and saying , we messed up not picking up rolando mcclain! sometimes you just don't know how players are going to turn out. we've picked up many released #one picks from other teams? some worked out great for us, some were still flops or disgruntled players. this team has had serious bad luck or just bad choices (lol). it's a gamble. who's to say we are going to make the right choice this draft? i hope we hit it right whether we trade for more picks or pick a 1st rnd #3 overall.
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Well said R.M.. It's good to be lucky, and sometimes you've got to be lucky to be good. Al doesn't get enough credit for the later-round talent that he always seemed able to find.

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Mar 23, 2013
 
Captain Canada wrote:
<quoted text>Well said R.M.. It's good to be lucky, and sometimes you've got to be lucky to be good. Al doesn't get enough credit for the later-round talent that he always seemed able to find.
"sometimes you've got to be lucky to be good" (lol), i like that saying.
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“Undertaker Raiders Simona S”

Since: Apr 11

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Mar 25, 2013
 
Oh Tex and your shoulda coulda woulda...Just because a player turned out well for one team doesn't mean he would've panned out for us

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Mar 25, 2013
 
Haleys Commet wrote:
Oh Tex and your shoulda coulda woulda...Just because a player turned out well for one team doesn't mean he would've panned out for us
(lol)
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NJ raider 1

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Mar 25, 2013
 
Haleys Commet wrote:
Oh Tex and your shoulda coulda woulda...Just because a player turned out well for one team doesn't mean he would've panned out for us
Now we're on the same page. Perrine example Nnamdi Asomugha
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