Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Only the Raiders!!

Finally!! He's in camp. He being the the #1 overall pick in April's NFL Draft. The Raiders are still the Raiders. They are perhaps the only organization that would let the top draft choice sit out all of training camp and the whole first week of the regular season. Most organizations take the suspense out of their selection prior to the draft, i.e. the Houston Texans signing Mario Williams before the draft.

JaMarcus Russell just signed his rookie contract which has a maximum value of $68 mil with $31.5 guaranteed. But this long hold out has also guaranteed that he won't see any playing time anytime soon. On a side note, these rookie contracts are getting completely out of hand, NFL needs to cap these contracts like the NBA does. These kids haven't proved anything yet they get paid more than 90% of veteran and more proven players.

But back to Al.

There's isn't much the Al Davis and company are doing right these days. Only Al Davis would hire a32 year old, yes 32 as head coach. One that would have zero experience as an NFL coach. His highest position as a coach was USC (So Cal) Offensive Coordinator. Only Al Davis would sue fellow NFL franchises for color and logo similarities. That's right, he tried suing the Carolina Panthers for their silver and black color scheme and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of it's pirate logo.

His franchise was once feared, now people just laugh at them. Since their SuperBowl appearance in 2002, the Raiders have gone a total of 15-49 and are currently on their 4th head coach in that same span. This signing, well the fact that it took so long, is just another in a string of bad decisions he's making. This franchise isn't going anywhere anytime soon until Al decides to remove his name from the GM title.

Good luck JaMarcus, you're now a part of Raider Nation, one that isn't going anywhere anytime soon.


At September 13, 2007, Blogger matt said...

Kevin Kolb and Jonathan Beck will have better careers than JaMarcus.


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