Reports are out there that suggest that Free Agent TE Jermichael Finley is a viable option for the Oakland Raiders. Is he? Although Iím not totally sold on Finley, he could be Training Camp competition for a very young TE corps. He has ties to General Manager Reggie McKenzie, and McKenzie has shown interest in players he recruited when he was with Green Bay (i.e., Matt Flynn, C.J. Wilson, Charles Woodson, James Jones, etcÖ). Fact is, McKenzie is trying to build this Oakland Raiders Franchise
It was the 1983 season. Jim Plunkett was the quarterback. Marcus Allen the all purpose back. Howie Long anchoring a defensive line. Mike Haynes and Lester Hayes dominating wide receivers. That was 31 years ago and many Raider fans were not yet born. It took 19 years for the Raiders to return to the Super Bowl. There were a lot of disappointments in-between those years until Rich Gannon resurrected his career and took cast offs Charlie Garner, HOFer Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and a tough group
Mark your calendars, because March 11 is the date that the Oakland Raiders are finally able to go out and make a splash in the free-agent market.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie will be the man tasked with distributing the team's estimated $66.3 million dollars in cap space.
As the architect of this rebuilding process, there's no question that McKenzie will have a formidable task figuring out how to improve this roster without loading the organization up with
Unlike some other teams that experienced a similarly disappointing 2013, the Oakland Raiders actually have the resources to drastically improve this offseason.
For the Raiders to have a successful offseason, they will need to maximize the value of the over $60 million in cap room available. I have previously addressed whom the team should target during free agency, both on the offensive side and the defensive side of the ball.
Just as important as how the Raiders spend
By the legend, crizpynutz:
There are so many threads, posts, etc. relating to different "states of the team" I was thinking, maybe let's put a thread up to actually try and get all of it into one place.
So, the Raiders...where are we now, where are we going and how will we get there? Here's some of my thoughts:
For the most part I have supported the new regime and the direction they have taken. I was of the opinion that eventhough