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JohnCandy
04-25-2009, 04:04 PM
Come on Al how can you be so easy to call and so pathetic.

T-RICH49
04-25-2009, 04:07 PM
I feel your pain.our moronic GM took a 3-4 DE over Curry, Crabtree and Monroe

the decider13
04-25-2009, 04:08 PM
Hopefully the Broncos don't follow this AFC west pattern. Shaping up to get either Raji or Orakpo at 12. Hopefully

619
04-25-2009, 04:09 PM
This is a tough day, let's hang in there! Al will always be Al, we know that.

JohnCandy
04-25-2009, 04:11 PM
This is sad everyone says that he is dumb enough to chase height weight speed and reach big time and he does what a joke.

Another bust and another losing season.

NIN1984
04-25-2009, 04:13 PM
We should have taken Monroe. I was shocked he was on the board.

hugegmenfan
04-25-2009, 04:22 PM
al davis is a senile old fool...he could have gone back may be 10-14 picks and acquired more picks and still take DHB. or Maclin who is just as explosive and is actually a more polished WR of the two

im sorry raiders fans

underscore
04-25-2009, 04:24 PM
Heyward-Bey = Bryant Johnson...good size, good speed, mediocre NFL WR

Pat Sims 90
04-25-2009, 04:25 PM
Would rather have Heyward-Bey then Andre Smith

RaiderNation
04-25-2009, 04:25 PM
Atleast we tried to improve our WR core

sdotcarter33
04-25-2009, 04:25 PM
i would be too!

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 04:28 PM
Atleast we tried to improve our WR core

Don't even try to put a positive spin on this. It can't be done.

RaiderNation
04-25-2009, 04:32 PM
Don't even try to put a positive spin on this. It can't be done.

You cant just give up after him being on the team for what 30 mins now. He has alot of potenial. I dont agree with the pick, but atleast we are/trying addressing our weaknesses

ninerfan
04-25-2009, 04:32 PM
it defies logic but then again it is the raiders

619
04-25-2009, 04:36 PM
Better pick for us than Maclin? Do we agree?

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 04:56 PM
You cant just give up after him being on the team for what 30 mins now. He has alot of potenial. I dont agree with the pick, but atleast we are/trying addressing our weaknesses

No, they didn't. Need didn't even play a role in this pick. Al picked a 40 time. Again. You know it. I know it. Everybody here knows it. Al knows it. Don't kid yourself.

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 04:58 PM
Better pick for us than Maclin? Do we agree?

Um...

No?

619
04-25-2009, 05:01 PM
Um...

No?

It's Crabtree and then everybody else as far as I'm concerned. I don't think the gap between the next 2-3 receivers is that large. I'd probably lean towards Maclin too.

Hurricanes25
04-25-2009, 05:08 PM
The Raiders are absolutely rediculous. I hink they try to draft busts. Its one thing taking DHB in the teens or 20's but at 7, come on. I think they like to pick in the top 10 every year.

Paranoidmoonduck
04-25-2009, 05:10 PM
Better pick for us than Maclin? Do we agree?

What!? Why?

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 05:10 PM
It's Crabtree and then everybody else as far as I'm concerned. I don't think the gap between the next 2-3 receivers is that large. I'd probably lean towards Maclin too.

I don't trust gimmick offense WRs, but Maclin can actually hold onto the ball. DHB? Well...

Kurve
04-25-2009, 05:11 PM
Im in shock had a gut feeling al would pull something like this off but i told myself naw this offseason been ok so far i dont think he would reach for him i think they could of traded back somehow or traded back in to get bey if they really liked him ...but al loves his tall speedy guys and mayb this guy will pan out its not like he is totally a crap player but he is biggest reach of the day....Looks like the whole AFC west has reached a bit hahahaha Im jealous seeing 9ners with Crabtree they got a steal!

JohnCandy
04-25-2009, 05:17 PM
I just do not understand how he continues to not learn from his mistakes. In the best case scenario what is Heyward-Bey? Bernard Berrian?

619
04-25-2009, 05:19 PM
What!? Why?

We do have JLH ...

So if we were to go receiver Crabtree would be the most ideal compliment to our other guys, but of course, Al won't. This was the next best thing for us at that position imho.

ncst8fan83
04-25-2009, 05:23 PM
Heyward-Bey = Troy Williamson?

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 05:23 PM
Im in shock had a gut feeling al would pull something like this off but i told myself naw this offseason been ok so far i dont think he would reach for him i think they could of traded back somehow or traded back in to get bey if they really liked him ...but al loves his tall speedy guys and mayb this guy will pan out its not like he is totally a crap player but he is biggest reach of the day....Looks like the whole AFC west has reached a bit hahahaha Im jealous seeing 9ners with Crabtree they got a steal!

This offseason has been too good. You knew Al had to do something off the grid for balance.

Al Davis: Stuck on stupid

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 05:31 PM
Heyward-Bey = Troy Williamson?

Alvis Whitted.

parrish_lemar24DBSkins
04-25-2009, 05:33 PM
Darrius Heyward Bey>5x Troy Williamson

People don't realize the problems Maryland and Friedgen had in the passing game the last couple of years. Honestly most Terps fans don't know how good our bad DHB is because their QBs are mediocre and couldn't get him the ball.

I know this is the same argument used for Calvin Johnson and yet he still excelled with a pathetic college QB, however DHB isn't close to being CJ.

I still think he's a nice target for JaMarcus Russell and will be a reliable starter whose presence as a legit deep threat should open up things underneath for the rest of their WR corps.

DHB was a reach, but not a bust type pick, IMO.

Young Legend
04-25-2009, 06:03 PM
People need to stop overacting like damn, get over it.he is a Raider so support him.

Was he a reach at 7 ugh Duh! but did he fit to what Oakland want's to do on offense YES! stretch the field that will open up drag routes for Higgins open up things for Miller in the middle.He fit the best at what Oakland wanted to do on offense more then any other WR.

RaiderNation
04-25-2009, 06:32 PM
People need to stop overacting like damn, get over it.he is a Raider so support him.

Was he a reach at 7 ugh Duh! but did he fit to what Oakland want's to do on offense YES! stretch the field that will open up drag routes for Higgins open up things for Miller in the middle.He fit the best at what Oakland wanted to do on offense more then any other WR.

Still we could have traded down into the 20's to land this guy.

Young Legend
04-25-2009, 06:49 PM
Still we could have traded down into the 20's to land this guy.

Trading down is a two way street have to have a partner to trade down.

JohnCandy
04-25-2009, 06:52 PM
Trading down is a two way street have to have a partner to trade down.

Or you don't take him and you take the 2nd best player in the draft that happens to be in a position of need.

This pick is ridiculous and the talking heads are right for bashing us we should be embarrassed by what has happened.

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 06:53 PM
People need to stop overacting like damn, get over it.he is a Raider so support him.

Was he a reach at 7 ugh Duh! but did he fit to what Oakland want's to do on offense YES! stretch the field that will open up drag routes for Higgins open up things for Miller in the middle.He fit the best at what Oakland wanted to do on offense more then any other WR.

Oakland wants to drop passes on offense? Well, then, yeah. He fits wonderfully.

SubNoize
04-25-2009, 07:38 PM
wow a 4th round Safety in round 2??? sad sad day, can I please change my username to NOTaRaidersfan????

JohnCandy
04-25-2009, 07:45 PM
wow a 4th round Safety in round 2??? sad sad day, can I please change my username to NOTaRaidersfan????

This is incredibly embarrassing the Raiders are way off the reservation. What the hell is Al doing can someone take away the control of this team because this is horrible.

BigBanger
04-25-2009, 07:46 PM
This is going to go down as one of the most atrocious drafts in the history of drafts.

Mitchell would not have been drafted at all. Screw the fourth round.

I was stunned when I saw that name up there. Shocked.

Donno
04-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Wow Michael Mitchell? Are you kidding? Damn im drunk and this is hard to handle.

gameplaya2435
04-25-2009, 07:49 PM
May I just say...hahahahahahahahahahaha

RaiderNation
04-25-2009, 07:52 PM
I could have swore they meant Chip Vaughn instead of Mitchell.

In other news, they changed their name to the Oakland Failures

superman
04-25-2009, 07:53 PM
maybe al knows hes leaving soon so wants to leave the raiders in as bad shape as possible so when he does leave they dont just turn it around and confirm he was the problem

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 07:58 PM
Wrists = Slit

JohnCandy
04-25-2009, 08:07 PM
Mitchell is a violent animal when he hits watch his highlight tape.

RaiderNation
04-25-2009, 08:10 PM
Mitchell is a violent animal when he hits watch his highlight tape.

That should have been drafted in the 4th. Vaughn is a way better prospect then him

TACKLE
04-25-2009, 08:11 PM
I've always had a soft spot for the Raiders and I was screaming at Al Davis when they passed on Crabtree and Monroe.

BigBanger
04-25-2009, 08:12 PM
Mitchell is a violent animal when he hits watch his highlight tape.
I'll watch him play on the Raiders practice squad for the next four years before he disappears.

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 08:13 PM
Well, it's now readily apparent that the mind is gone. I hope like hell the body dies soon as well.

Canadian_kid16
04-25-2009, 08:16 PM
well, Kiper had Mitchell ranked 73rd in the draft. Safety wise.

LonghornsLegend
04-25-2009, 08:16 PM
I'll watch him play on the Raiders practice squad for the next four years before he disappears.

hahahahahahahahah :D:D:D


Classic Al, I got a good laugh out of Mel saying he was listed as a Free Agent by some team...Not that these guys are going to be bad, but it's just bad draft management when you could of moved down and stockpiled day two picks and still ended up with both.

SubNoize
04-25-2009, 08:32 PM
my prediction for next pick is Jason Mccourty, followed by Johnny Knox, more 4.3 forty times, exactly what we need more speed...

Iamcanadian
04-25-2009, 08:58 PM
I've been an Al Davis fan since his early days as a pro football HC and right up through the 90's he remainmed quite brilliant in my mind.
Today is a different story, he has to rely on other people to run the team and seems incapable of letting go, sitting back and hiring top people to continue his creation. He insists he can still do it all and it has been a disaster overall. I see no way Oakland will ever contend again under his leadership.
Being a fan of 3 of the worst teams in pro football, I welcome Oakland fans to our club. Believe me, nothing will change till Al gives up the ghost. Your stuck with him just like I'm stuck with Ford, Lerner and old guy who ownes Buffalo.

LonghornsLegend
04-25-2009, 09:13 PM
I can't believe Al is still allowed to have full control over this team when he's running it into the ground...This 1st day was attrocious.

jnew76
04-25-2009, 09:14 PM
After Al Hires Josh McDaniels next year I think the cycle of life will be complete as Al will know that he has left the team in capable hands.

Donno
04-25-2009, 09:15 PM
I think it is safe to say Michael Mitchell was the worst day one pick.

rhamby8181
04-25-2009, 09:17 PM
Not to step on you all when you're down, but does Al Davis really think another team would have taken DHB that high. Vinny Cerrato was just on ESPN radio saying they tried trading up with everyone between 7-12 in order to get Orakpo. Then Al could have still gotten his guy, picked up a couple more pick, saved money, and not been reaching so much.

I guess it is better for Raiders fans that he didn't, then you all might have had to see more Michael Mitchell type picks. So I guess it is good you only have 5 picks to suffer through tomorrow. My condolences to all Raiders fans, the time has come for the league to do somthing about this.

Iamcanadian
04-25-2009, 09:18 PM
I can't believe Al is still allowed to have full control over this team when he's running it into the ground...This 1st day was attrocious.

I cannot believe WC Ford still runs the show in Detroit, Lerner in Cleveland or our 90+ year old owner in Buffalo but they all own their teams.

rhamby8181
04-25-2009, 09:21 PM
I think it is safe to say Michael Mitchell was the worst day one pick.

Oh c'mon he was only the 100th ranked CB. They were able to get Mr. Irrelevant before anyone else got the chance to.

NIN1984
04-25-2009, 09:22 PM
Michael Mitchell? wow. Raiders day one = F

Basileus777
04-25-2009, 09:24 PM
Well at least the Raiders didn't give up what is likely a top 10 pick for Alphonso Smith.

superman
04-25-2009, 09:31 PM
Well at least the Raiders didn't give up what is likely a top 10 pick for Alphonso Smith.

that's ranks right up there with dhb and the safety

Flyboy
04-25-2009, 09:35 PM
Poor, poor 619.

I like the guy.

661rep
04-25-2009, 09:41 PM
lol these picks are so crazy that they actually might work. I knew AL Davis was going to draft DHB regardless I was just hoping we would trade down to do it. Trading down is easier said then done and the only player teams would trade up for was Sanchez. Although, I will hold judgement on the draft because I actually think Jamarcus arm & DHB speed could be good.

Byrd430
04-25-2009, 09:50 PM
Well at least the Raiders didn't give up what is likely a top 10 pick for Alphonso Smith.

Was informed that it was Chicago's 2010 pick. So shouldn't be a top 10 pick.

The Raiders make not having a first day pick look good. At least we didn't waste them....

Thank you Raiders, for making me feel better.

Byrd430
04-25-2009, 09:53 PM
Was informed that it was Chicago's 2010 pick. So shouldn't be a top 10 pick.

The Raiders make not having a first day pick look good. At least we didn't waste them....

Thank you Raiders, for making me feel better.

And in no time I find out that it was actually in fact the Bronco's first round pick. Seattle gets the best player in the draft in Curry, a very versatile lineman in Unger, and possibly a top 5-10 pick in next year's draft. VERY nice job for the Hawks.

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 10:21 PM
well, Kiper had Mitchell ranked 73rd in the draft. Safety wise.

So we didn't reach quite as badly as I thought...

JohnCandy
04-25-2009, 10:32 PM
Cable said in his interview that they were trying to trade further down but they were convinced that a team behind them was going to draft Mitchell and they wanted an intimidating SS.

Donno
04-25-2009, 10:35 PM
Cable said in his interview that they were trying to trade further down but they were convinced that a team behind them was going to draft Mitchell and they wanted an intimidating SS.

Cable is such a jackass for comparing him to Ronnie Lott and Jack Tatem.

Abaddon
04-25-2009, 10:37 PM
Cable is such a jackass for comparing him to Ronnie Lott and Jack Tatem.

That wasn't Cable. That was Al's jalapeno on a stick.

Larry121283
04-25-2009, 11:03 PM
I think it is safe to say Michael Mitchell was the worst day one pick.

People would say that because his name wasn't all over the sites and what not and most people don't know much about him.

While, I don't think he'll ever live up to that second round hype he now has, I think he might do a thing or two in the NFL. Not a pro bowler or anything, maybe not even a starter, but might be a decent player.

But the DHB pick...hilarious in its predictable lunacy.

You joke about a pick like that, not expecting it to really happen.

661rep
04-25-2009, 11:06 PM
Wow I just read that Mitchell ran a 4.32 40 yard dash? I thought he was a 4.4 guy?

Mr. Hero
04-25-2009, 11:08 PM
I cannot believe WC Ford still runs the show in Detroit, Lerner in Cleveland or our 90+ year old owner in Buffalo but they all own their teams.

Ralph does a fine job, if he weren't such a good guy and fired Jauron last offseason the bills would be better of but Ralph Wilson is a good owner,he doesn't sabotage his team, gives guys chances to learn from their mistakes and didn't higher matt millen.

yodabear
04-25-2009, 11:48 PM
The whole AFC West has been awful IMO thus far, especially the Raiders and Broncos, but the Raiders having the awfulness of the awful.

Mr. Hero
04-26-2009, 12:08 AM
This is why China will surpass us.

Exactly, their stoners can spell properly on an internet message board, ergo they'll waste their time more efficiently!

teneight
04-26-2009, 12:17 AM
michael mitcheel is gonna be a beast. i wanted this guy all along. i thought 3rd round we might land him, but hey, 2nd is a bit high, but we landed him

we got what we needed. the whole draft in reality is a gamble. no one ever really knows. some guys bust, some guys emerge into stars. we reached a bit, yeah whatever...but we got what we needed, WR and safety

i fell in love with michael mitchell about 3 weeks ago...and it made my day when i heard his name get called by my RAIIIDAHHHSS!!!!!

teneight
04-26-2009, 12:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8KF2-_OXoA

^^ watch that video and tell me you dont like that kid


6-1, 220lb..40time= 4.32 ... 21bench reps... 37.5verticle jump

teneight
04-26-2009, 12:19 AM
beastttttt. him and branch are gonna make a pretty nice safety duo

now we just hopefully land m. johnson in the 3rd :x:

plus, we picked up an extra 4th and 6th round pick just for moving down 7th sports in the second.

Crickett
04-26-2009, 12:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8KF2-_OXoA

^^ watch that video and tell me you dont like that kid


6-1, 220lb..40time= 4.32

So that's why they picked him.

teneight
04-26-2009, 12:22 AM
So that's why they picked him.


watch the video before you judge. ever player is a prospect

LonghornsLegend
04-26-2009, 12:23 AM
Wow I just read that Mitchell ran a 4.32 40 yard dash? I thought he was a 4.4 guy?

That explains things now.

Crickett
04-26-2009, 12:30 AM
watch the video before you judge. ever player is a prospect

I'm more impressed with this guy. Maybe the Raiders should have drafted him.

97VS9_NpC60

gdamac
04-26-2009, 12:33 AM
To all the people who submitted mocks with the Raiders passing Crabtree, and I told them Al wouldn't...I will eat my crow.

OSUraider
04-26-2009, 12:34 AM
I felt sick today watching the draft....I do think Mitchell can be a good pro, and I just mean good nothing more, he would have still been sitting there in the 4th for us. I might have to start not caring about the draft so I don't get let down when we only look for speed every year.

Kurve
04-26-2009, 03:29 AM
with the 3rd round of the 2009 draft the Oakland Raiders pick WR from Jamaica Usain Bolt

Abaddon
04-26-2009, 04:58 AM
watch the video before you judge. ever player is a prospect

Highlight video. Absolutely meaningless.

Addict
04-26-2009, 05:33 AM
Highlight video. Absolutely meaningless.

I was just gonna say that. Ohio U is a Div. II team too right?

parrish_lemar24DBSkins
04-26-2009, 08:00 AM
Ohio U is the mighty MAC, babeee!!

Addict
04-26-2009, 08:16 AM
Ohio U is the mighty MAC, babeee!!

Mighty Mac sounds even less cool than Mighty Ducks

BaLLiN
04-26-2009, 08:25 AM
look what he did against the buckeyes. just putting that out there

JohnCandy
04-26-2009, 09:48 AM
I agree he has very solid games against top Big 10 talent.

Abaddon
04-26-2009, 09:56 AM
He didn't wrap up a single time, that I saw, in that highlight video. I certainly hope he doesn't think that Venus de Milo style of tackling is going to bring down an NFL RB.

661rep
04-26-2009, 11:45 AM
The Raiders on selecting DHB on nfl.com "The Raiders say that view in part is true but is also way too simple. A Raiders executive said of passing the receiver considered No. 1, Michael Crabtree, for Heyward-Bey: "Crabtree is a heck of a player. But Heyward-Bey gets down the field faster and catches the ball better. He has not even run a pro-style offense yet and we see him flourishing in ours. He can stretch the field in ways that will help our quarterback, other wide receivers, tight ends, running backs, the line, everybody. We liked Jeremy Maclin there, too, but we've got great kick and punt returners. We think this receiver will be very special for us."

Black Bolt
04-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Come on Al how can you be so easy to call and so pathetic.

I saw your mock on another board and it was excellent. However, just becuase the Raiders didn't do what you (we) wanted doesn't mean that the didn't help the football team. We address REAL areas of need all the way through the draft. We now have depth at LB/DE and WR. We also have a S that can start from day one and a back up TE to fee up Miller. And we didn't draft low character guys either.

Black Bolt
04-27-2009, 02:58 PM
it defies logic but then again it is the raiders


is not logical? Ooooookay!!!

Black Bolt
04-27-2009, 03:00 PM
I don't trust gimmick offense WRs, but Maclin can actually hold onto the ball. DHB? Well...


Their hands are EQUAL, solidly behind Crabtree. And DHB is bigger, stronger and faster than Mac and can out jump him for balls. In short, he is better.

Black Bolt
04-27-2009, 03:02 PM
Still we could have traded down into the 20's to land this guy.

You can't risk going THAT low if this is the guy you want in the first round. 2-3 spots? Yes, but there were no partners. F it, we got him and he's a raider.

RealityCheck
04-27-2009, 03:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8KF2-_OXoA

^^ watch that video and tell me you dont like that kid


6-1, 220lb..40time= 4.32 ... 21bench reps... 37.5verticle jump

Al should change his name to Iwantspeed Davis.

pr0d1gy
04-27-2009, 03:09 PM
I think the DHB pick was a mistake, but a couple of the others look like solid picks. I just think it might be time for Al Davis to realize it isn't 1973 anymore, and let his professional front office hires do their jobs.

Mr. Hero
04-27-2009, 03:14 PM
I think the DHB pick was a mistake, but a couple of the others look like solid picks. I just think it might be time for Al Davis to realize it isn't 1973 anymore, and let his professional front office hires do their jobs.

I want al to sell the raiders and buy the warriors, he drafts like an NBA exec, pure raw potential. He'd fit right in with the not-sonics and the rest of the lottery bound NBA teams.

hannah73
04-27-2009, 03:18 PM
Who was that safety Chicago took out of the 5th round last year out of Texas Tech? Was really good at blowing up people. I don't think he's still with the team.

pr0d1gy
04-27-2009, 03:18 PM
I want al to sell the raiders and buy the warriors, he drafts like an NBA exec, pure raw potential. He'd fit right in with the not-sonics and the rest of the lottery bound NBA teams.

Yeah I feel ya, it was like that here in Atlanta until the Smith family finally sold them to Arthur Blank. Since then we have been in the playoffs a few times and a Super Bowl not too long ago. Good news is, if he ever does sell that team then the new ownership will do well because Al will have destroyed all hope of that team being good...lol

Gay Ork Wang
04-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Who was that safety Chicago took out of the 5th round last year out of Texas Tech? Was really good at blowing up people. I don't think he's still with the team.
we took Craig Steltz last year, he is competing for the safety job

Mr. Hero
04-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Yeah I feel ya, it was like that here in Atlanta until the Smith family finally sold them to Arthur Blank. Since then we have been in the playoffs a few times and a Super Bowl not too long ago. Good news is, if he ever does sell that team then the new ownership will do well because Al will have destroyed all hope of that team being good...lol

I'm not even a raiders fan, he's just bad for that team and the league.

LookItsAlDavis
04-27-2009, 03:36 PM
I really liked Jim Rome's impression of Al Davis as he was ripping us constantly a few moments ago.

Shiver
04-27-2009, 03:36 PM
Jim Rome's imitation of the Raiders' pre-draft meeting was hilarious, and I normally can't stand Jim Rome.

hannah73
04-27-2009, 03:45 PM
we took Craig Steltz last year, he is competing for the safety job

I was thinking of Dwayne Slay. This guy is probably Dwayne Slay with a little more athletic ability but actually a lot less production. Dwayne Slay was Big 12 DPOY or something like that. This guy wasn't even honorable mention in the Mac?

Maybe he has potential, but guys with potential are undrafted sometimes. What do I know though.

thebow305
04-27-2009, 04:07 PM
I actually think that DHB was a better pick for the Raiders than Maclin. It's no secret that Al Davis likes speed, but they needed size also, and DHB gives them both.

I don't agree at all about passing on Crabtree, but I understand why he chose DHB. But I think taking him at #7 was utterly ridiculous. He should have traded down and taken him later, that is the true crime here.

LookItsAlDavis
04-27-2009, 04:26 PM
I actually think that DHB was a better pick for the Raiders than Maclin. It's no secret that Al Davis likes speed, but they needed size also, and DHB gives them both.

I don't agree at all about passing on Crabtree, but I understand why he chose DHB. But I think taking him at #7 was utterly ridiculous. He should have traded down and taken him later, that is the true crime here.

I don't think anyone was willing to trade up after the Jets took Sanchez though.

Mr. Hero
04-27-2009, 04:29 PM
I don't think anyone was willing to trade up after the Jets took Sanchez though.

Really? I would think there'd be a couple of teams that would've liked to have traded up for Eugene Monroe before the jags snagged him. something like the early to mid teens, letting the raiders get at least another pick, save money on DHB's contract and not have to deal with the scrutiny of drafting DHB over Crabtree.

RaiderNation
04-27-2009, 05:14 PM
Really? I would think there'd be a couple of teams that would've liked to have traded up for Eugene Monroe before the jags snagged him. something like the early to mid teens, letting the raiders get at least another pick, save money on DHB's contract and not have to deal with the scrutiny of drafting DHB over Crabtree.

Well many teams passed on Michael Oher so I doubt many wanted Monroe.

JHG722
04-27-2009, 05:24 PM
I wanted to post this in the other threads that Raiders fan made, but didnt get a chance before they were locked:

I'm a Temple fan, so I get to see Ohio a bit and follow the MAC because they're our conference. I had never heard of this Mitchell guy before he got drafted. We didn't have a fantastic offensive game against them (although our O wasn't exactly great), but our #1 receiver had a solid game against them and as far as I know was not 'killed' by mr. Mitchell. The Raiders are so clueless, that they aren't even aware that Ohio U's best player in their secondary was CB Mark Parson, who for whatever reason wasn't even drafted.

Crazy_Chris
04-27-2009, 05:47 PM
I don't think anyone was willing to trade up after the Jets took Sanchez though.

I posted this in the other thread but might aswell post it here aswell. After Sanchez was gone Vinny Ceratto was trying to trade up to get Brian Orakpo... luckily for him they didn't have to they got him at #13 anyways. But there was a trade available for the Raiders to make.

shady00
04-28-2009, 06:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS8ixNob5bk

pr0d1gy
04-28-2009, 06:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS8ixNob5bk

omfg lmfao omg omfg!!!!!!

Abaddon
04-28-2009, 06:32 PM
Well many teams passed on Michael Oher so I doubt many wanted Monroe.

Post lacks logic. Oher and Monroe: Not entirely relevant to each other.

Oher had a lot more question marks than Monroe.

Black Bolt
04-29-2009, 08:10 AM
I posted this in the other thread but might aswell post it here aswell. After Sanchez was gone Vinny Ceratto was trying to trade up to get Brian Orakpo... luckily for him they didn't have to they got him at #13 anyways. But there was a trade available for the Raiders to make.


Were trying to trade up for DHB, so the Raiders took him when they had the chance.

NY+Giants=NYG
04-29-2009, 08:30 AM
I don't trust gimmick offense WRs, but Maclin can actually hold onto the ball. DHB? Well...

That picture says it all! lol. His dad's expression is priceless!

Crazy_Chris
04-29-2009, 02:28 PM
Were trying to trade up for DHB, so the Raiders took him when they had the chance.

Stop fooling yourself Black Bolt... The Giants were not going to move allllll the way up into the top 12 for DHB.

Crickett
04-29-2009, 02:31 PM
Were trying to trade up for DHB, so the Raiders took him when they had the chance.

That would have been awesome. Imagine if the Raiders had been able to trade up to #4 and drafted DHB. I could just imagine Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper and Herm Edwards just sitting there in stunned silence.

Maybe Chris Berman could have done some kind of backbackbackGONE! line.

And the Raiders hopes of not being a laughing stock are backbackback.............GONE!!!!