After a strong finish to another poor season, it's time to start looking, scouting, and interviewing for the next season.
There is no better time than now. If Al Davis doesn't start now, he may not have much to choose from come later. I think he should look for, interview, and hire a General manager this year.
Al is too old and like the old saying "Two heads are better than one." Am I crazy in thinking that maybe Tim Brown (although lacking experience) would be a good fit or is that to much?
Regardless, the Raiders are in need of one.Whoever Al hires, I think he should let him coach and bring in who he wants to bring in (wishful thinking, I know), so whatever way it goes, they either get credit or the blame.
No matter who or what coach, it takes at least two or three years for that coach to become a winner. I'm sure whoever comes in will be "Cleaning House" and letting players go.
So that said brings me to the first of a series of articles (not sure how many) that I will feature Raider players whom I think should be either Cut, Kept, Re-signed, or Trade Bait.
I'm sure there are going to be those that don't agree, but hey, that's what makes this country great! FREE SPEECH!
Whether you agree or disagree on what I think, all Raiders fans can agree that changes have to be made once again.
Here are a few players that are featured this week.......
If Al doesn't give him the head coaching job, he should be kept as the OL coach at least. Look what he did with what he had. He's a true Loyal Raider with desire for the team to return to greatness.
Nnamdi has shown nothing but improvement and a great work ethic since he's been here. Re-sign him early and give him a really good contract to show him and the rest of the world that hard work is rewarded well.
Didn't produce like he did last year and was inactive for six games. Let's see what we could get for him, otherwise, keep him if the deal isn't good enough.
Not sure any team would want a WR that doesn't produce and has lost way. I honestly don't know what happened to Ronald this year, but I know he wants out of Oakland. He had way to many dropped balls and inconsistent route running.If your not happy in Oakland, you may as well leave.
Everyone else is.
He did a heck of a job replacing Hall and made an impact as a step-in CB. He got burned a few times, but I see improvement each game.
A true PRO! I couldn't imagine him anywhere else but in Oakland. Multiple pro-bowls, hard work ethic, and his love being a Raider make this a no-brainer.
It's time to let him go. After many chances and games lost due to false starts and holding penalties, the Raiders can't afford another season with him. He had so many chances, but Tom couldn't change him.
Al Davis and the new Coach of Oakland Raiders have a lot of work to do and there is no better time than the present!
These are some of the players i featured in my first article. I hope you like and feel free to comment. More players to come!