RAIDERS / Lechler's Oakland days appear over

Feb 6, 2009 Full story: SFGate 6

If they don't tag Lechler, and it appears they won't, it could be very difficult to re-sign him - especially in light of a face-bruising assault near the end of last season.

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#1 Feb 7, 2009
If push comes to shove, I'd use the tag on Nnamdi over Lechler. I think both are the best at their respective positions, but a good punter is easier to find than a good shut down corner (with all respect to Lechler). A lot of good punters normally go undrafted just because a lot of teams don't consider punter as a primary team need. Plus another thing I like about Lechler is that I think it's pretty cool when a great player comes from my favorite college and plays for my favorite NFL team, but as I've said many times before, I'm not a fan of a certain player, I'm a fan of the team no matter who the players are. I hate it when great players leave before their careers are over, but it's just part of the game that is beyond my control.

“I knew it.Hank's a RaidersFan!”

Since: Feb 07

Raleigh, NC

#2 Feb 7, 2009
I agree we shouldn't use the tag on lechler...But I disagree on putting Nnamdi's value over LEchler...oou don't come across punters like lechler very often. I would try and get both but if I had my choice I would rather lechler.

“I knew it.Hank's a RaidersFan!”

Since: Feb 07

Raleigh, NC

#3 Feb 7, 2009
My question is why the Hell is Terdell Sands such a Baby? He is twice the size of Lechler and he punches him in the face? What is wrong with our team? We got a big baby in Sandes and an Idiot in Fargas...I don't blame Lechler a bit for not wanting to stay.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#4 Feb 7, 2009
I have just added Sands to my cut list now that I know about that incident. I don't know why they didn't do anything about it before. He really hasn't lived up to his mamouth of expectations since signing a 4 year deal 2 years ago...Oh and Fargas drew my last straw by promoting the dope video. If I were Tom Cable, I'd go to Al Davis and say "Fargas is out for his role in promoting drug use." And besides Michael Bush is younger, stronger and more powerful and can easily fill Fargas's role and they have a lot of money locked up in McFadden, so there is no reason to keep Fargas around in the way of them 2 rising.

“I knew it.Hank's a RaidersFan!”

Since: Feb 07

Raleigh, NC

#5 Feb 8, 2009
Fargar will have a could good games and then get hurt...that coulpled with his drug support...means we should drop him. Problem is Davis doesn't seem to care about off the field stuff as much as what they can do on the field..
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#6 Feb 8, 2009
you know, stuff like this happens all the time. nothing new! who was that player that was suing another teamate of ours last year that got into the same kind of incident? so lechler wanting to leave also because of that incident is not something i agree with. he wants to leave because he got tired of kicking more than he had to. he felt he was playing more than normal for a team. than again who can blame him!
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