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Jughead10
03-09-2007, 09:52 AM
NFL Network is apparently reporting that RB Dominic Rhodes signed a two year deal with the Raiders.

blkwdw13
03-09-2007, 10:02 AM
dominic rhodes has signed a 2 year deal with the raider worth 7.5 million

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10033511

bored of education
03-09-2007, 10:04 AM
wow, smartest deal yet. good for al

Sveen
03-09-2007, 10:07 AM
Great signing by the Raiders. Well, will it be CJ or will it be JaMarcus? ;)

Jughead10
03-09-2007, 10:08 AM
$3.75 million a year for a part-time back is "smart"? only in raiderland.

I would have done that deal for the Giants. With all the cap room available and deals other players are getting, that is a good deal.

Geo
03-09-2007, 10:10 AM
Best of luck to ya, Dom. Your tough running in the playoffs helped the Colts get to and win the Super Bowl.

This likely opens the door for DeDe Dorsey aka 3D.

Windy
03-09-2007, 10:15 AM
i'll take it. looking at some of the other contracts given out i'll be ok with it.

NY+Giants=NYG
03-09-2007, 10:18 AM
it's still not a good deal. he's making more than fulltime, proven running backs and he'll still only be splitting time with jordan (unless i've missed something in raiderland). i just don't see how a nearly $4m a year contract is smart, especially since it's all in two years, meaning rhodes will most likely get all of it.

Yeah I agree, not a good deal, but he must be going to get more PT than Jordan, to have made that. I remember reaidng somewhere money, and PT would influence his decision.

toonsterwu
03-09-2007, 10:19 AM
I like the deal. Sure ... it's a bit high. But relative to the market, it's not bad. Furthermore, I like the 2 years. Sure, he doesn't have much wear and tear on him, but he still is 28 anyway you dice it, and committing long term for a guy, especially someone coming off a DUI, wasn't worth it. He should form a solid RB tandem with Lamont Jordan that could perhaps prove useful in protecting a QB. His running style meshes fairly well with Jordan's as well.

For Rhodes, the 2 year deal makes sense, as it allows him to establish his value again in 2 years, and considering the lack of wear and tear, if he has two good seasons, teams could be intrigued enough to give him a solid deal at age 30.

flave1969
03-09-2007, 10:20 AM
Just another reflection of the money changing hands right now. At least the SB isn't likely too be big.

evershot
03-09-2007, 10:29 AM
it's still not a good deal. he's making more than fulltime, proven running backs and he'll still only be splitting time with jordan (unless i've missed something in raiderland). i just don't see how a nearly $4m a year contract is smart, especially since it's all in two years, meaning rhodes will most likely get all of it.

Have you seen the amount of money being thrown around this off season? Two years for 4 million and the fact that the contract is not completely guarunteed? That is good current market value for what amounts to a test drive on a player that can still contribute for your team and who knows he may out perform Jordan next year making the deal even more reasonable.

bearsfan_51
03-09-2007, 10:36 AM
I'm more interested in how the Colts plan on replacing him, or rather, how high they are willing to draft their complentary back. Addai does not strike me as a guy that can carry a load by himself. A poor man's Ronnie Brown if you will, not that there's anything wrong with that.

toonsterwu
03-09-2007, 10:45 AM
I expect the Colts to look for a quicker back to pair with Addai's downhill. Personally, I think, if asked, Addai could handle the full time load, but more and more, teams are shifting to 2 back schemes. I think Addai wore down as the year progressed, which is understandable for a rookie.

Looking at some of the UFA's out there, some names that might mesh well with Addai: Derrick Blaylock, Travis Minor,

They might add another back in the draft, but I wouldn't expect it until day 2.

They could look for another bigger, downhill type as well, where there are other options, but my guess is they'll look for a quicker complement to Addai. If they looked for a bigger guy, names like Anthony Thomas, Artose Pinner, Correll Buckhalter and so forth could enter the equation.

bearsfan_51
03-09-2007, 10:46 AM
Ron Dayne baby.

Vikes99ej
03-09-2007, 10:50 AM
I think the Colts will replace him in the later rounds, say 3-5. I think Addai can handle a bulk of the carries. The Patriots are in almost the exact situation with Maroney, but I think Maroney needs to share with someone.

NIN1984
03-09-2007, 11:07 AM
Not bad I thought he would want a lot more

slightlyaraiderfan
03-09-2007, 11:07 AM
Wow, we actually signed someone.

NIN1984
03-09-2007, 11:14 AM
Wow, we actually signed someone.

Yeah plus Raiders really needed to update at RB

JoeMontainya
03-09-2007, 11:20 AM
Raiders better use there first 3 picks on OL.

JustJoe2k5
03-09-2007, 11:24 AM
Can you really get excited about this move?

We saw what Edgerrin James did without an offensive line last year, we should expect the same from Dominic Rhodes in Oakland. Don't really see this as much of an upgrade, there is a bigger problem in Oakland than the level of talent at runningback.

bearsfan_51
03-09-2007, 11:33 AM
Can you really get excited about this move?

We saw what Edgerrin James did without an offensive line last year, we should expect the same from Dominic Rhodes in Oakland. Don't really see this as much of an upgrade, there is a bigger problem in Oakland than the level of talent at runningback.
So they should try to acquire no talent? They needed a compliment to Jordan. They have it. Does it solve all their problems? No.

One of Edge's biggest problems, IMO, was that after he got paid he stopped giving a ****. He was always a burnout, but worked hard in Indy so that he could get that big signing bonus that he had been holding out for. Obviously being in the Colts system helps, but I don't think one could argue that Edge in his prime couldn't have done well anywhere.

Severe Punishment
03-09-2007, 12:41 PM
all the Raider fans hoping for AD....does this satisfy the RB position ?
A part time guy in Indy (a very underated line...never got the pub for Edge)
or is this signing merely a reason now to cut Jordan and have Rhodes / Fargas be "the guys" ....this is going to get interesting.

Number 10
03-09-2007, 12:44 PM
I am upset the Giants did not go through with that deal.

Good sign for the Raiders.

slightlyaraiderfan
03-09-2007, 12:45 PM
all the Raider fans hoping for AD....does this satisfy the RB position ?
A part time guy in Indy (a very underated line...never got the pub for Edge)
or is this signing merely a reason now to cut Jordan and have Rhodes / Fargas be "the guys" ....this is going to get interesting.
Jordan recently restructured his contract, so right now it looks like he and Rhodes will be splitting carries, with Fargas coming in sparringly.

TheChampIsHere
03-09-2007, 12:54 PM
I feel like we are overpaying for him a little bit, but its only a 2 year contract, so it wont come back to bite us really. He comes in and helps our offense and running game for a couple years and then we send him on his way. Hopefully we have new RB who can be a star by then (McFadden maybe?) Our backfield needed help and Rhodes is the kind of back we needed so I think it is a solid signing that can help this team in the short term and not hurt is in the long term. Good to see some activity....now if we can just get a TE!!! With all the TEs on the market im really dissapointed we didnt get one. Im hoping for Pollard now, not that he is all that great but he'd be a major upgrade over that bum Courtney Anderson.

D-Unit
03-09-2007, 12:59 PM
Nice move by the Raiders. One of the best fits I've seen so far this year. ...along with ATL's Joe Horn signing.

DeathbyStat
03-09-2007, 01:04 PM
He must have a death wish

BigDawg819
03-09-2007, 01:06 PM
Well now that the Raiders brought in Rhodes to clarify the running game, now they just need a QB, massive offensive line help, figure out their WR situation, find out how well a head coach with no head coaching experience works out in the locker room, ahhh just another offseason in Raiderland.

princefielder28
03-09-2007, 02:19 PM
Insurance in case LaMont doesn't do jack squat

throwback54milkman
03-09-2007, 02:24 PM
since when is Rhodes good? he was average last year, and had a good superbowl

art vandelay
03-09-2007, 02:27 PM
I'm glad the Raiders got him and the Bills didn't. I'm really not a fan of Rhodes.

locseti
03-09-2007, 02:57 PM
I would have preferred we drafted someone, all this means is that we have three mediocre running backs.

locseti
03-09-2007, 02:58 PM
I have a hunch that no one else was willing to sign him. recent DUI coupled with his average talent level.

RaiderNation
03-09-2007, 03:00 PM
sweet we finally sign some1 good

bernbabybern820
03-09-2007, 03:00 PM
Im glad that its guaranteed that we wont draft Peterson. He'll be a good back but we have bigger needs. I was 90% we weren't going to draft him though.

eaglesalltheway
03-09-2007, 03:02 PM
This is not the best for Rhodes. He goes to one of the worst teams in the NFL, yes he is making way too much money, so that may make up for it a little, but he has no O-line, no QB, or a young rookie QB. Best of luck Rhodes.

49erfaithful
03-09-2007, 03:40 PM
I thought he liked being a back up, so why would he leave the defending Super Bowl Champs to go to the Raiders?, where he will probally start

Komp
03-09-2007, 03:47 PM
Jordan will still be the starting RB, but I'm guessing Kiffin wants to use the 2 RB system everyone else is so he needs someone to run the ball about 10 times a game. Plus Jordan is almost always injured, so it is a good insurance policy. I think I heard a Colts fan say he is a good character guy to have on your team. The price seems a bit steep but the key word is that the deal is worth UP TO 7.5 million. I'm guessing he doesn't see more than 5 of it. Good signing by Al.

diabsoule
03-09-2007, 03:48 PM
That's great that they signed him but how's he going to be able to run? The Raiders defininitely need to address their OL, either trying to go after someone like Floyd Womack in FA or hoping that Joe Staley is still there at the top of the 2nd Rd.

Shiver
03-09-2007, 05:36 PM
Would it be sacrilege to think that maybe they draft Joe Thomas?

Philliez01
03-09-2007, 05:45 PM
Rhodes is a good guy, to my knowledge at the least, to have on your team. He didn't appear to openly complain about sharing the load and actually appeared to be happy with the idea.

That being said, this is a good fit. Rhodes is not a feature back but he can defintely be a solid back as witnessed in the playoffs this season. When he tore his ACL in 2002 it robbed him of some of the speed that made him great in 2001. Add in teams knew about him more and there was tape on him, he probably won't be at that level again.

Who might replace Rhodes with the Colts? I agree with Geo (again) in DeDe Dorsey. He's going to be a factor this season unlike last year where he was a ST player. I would love to see Ahmad Bradshaw though.

doingthisinsteadofwork
03-09-2007, 05:53 PM
well this crushes my hopes at getting AD.oh well.hes better than Jordan.

Stash
03-09-2007, 08:16 PM
This was a crappy move. Why keep Jordan, a mediocre RB who is due a $4 million bonus, and sign another mediocre RB in Rhodes for 4 million a year? That money could have been better spent on one of the FA TE's or OL that IMO were a much bigger need than RB. Now we have 3 mediocre RB's who's salaries total something in the range of $10 million.

omecool20
03-09-2007, 08:49 PM
I like the deal as it gives the Raiders a sold backline of Jordan and Rhodes. The key to the Raiders acquisition is Newberry. If he is plays healthy, he would be a solid anchor in the O-line and open holes for the runners ;-)

LonghornsLegend
03-09-2007, 11:41 PM
I think Addai wore down as the year progressed, which is understandable for a rookie.

i saw completely opposite...he got better as the year went on...trust me i followed closely, i traded for him in the latter part of the year and went to the playoffs i saw his production increase as the season went further, along with more carries and touches


But with that being said, i think rhodes made a mistake...he should of signed with the giants, i was actually rooting for that to happen...would of made jacobs even better, and rhodes could of done exactly what he did for addai, i thought the giants would make a serious push...but that may mean they have their eye on someone in the draft?

bigG
03-10-2007, 10:29 PM
I like the signing of Rhodes. It gives the Raiders a change of pace back to compliment Lamont Jordan. Now all they need is an offensive line.

Xonraider
03-11-2007, 12:16 PM
This was a crappy move. Why keep Jordan, a mediocre RB who is due a $4 million bonus, and sign another mediocre RB in Rhodes for 4 million a year? That money could have been better spent on one of the FA TE's or OL that IMO were a much bigger need than RB. Now we have 3 mediocre RB's who's salaries total something in the range of $10 million.

Jordan restructured.

Paranoidmoonduck
03-11-2007, 12:32 PM
Would it be sacrilege to think that maybe they draft Joe Thomas?

Sacrilege? No. Likely? No.

I think Al Davis walks away from the 1st round with a very talented skill player no matter what.

dcarey20
03-11-2007, 12:56 PM
i don't expect rhodes to be very effective behind that oline....but i think he could be solid if they intend on using him in a platoon with lamont jordan. if they decide to trade lj and make dom the feature guy, i don't see much good coming out of it. i understand they think justin fargas has a bright future, but i dont think so

SanFran
03-12-2007, 08:41 PM
i'm a big Rhodes fan ,happy he signed with the Raiders,so him teaming up with Lamont will be great all they need is an average O-Line to make a great tandem and probably take pressure of Raiders Future QB Russell