2017 Off Season Thread

Discussion in 'Raiders Discussion' started by boknowsvt, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. boknowsvt

    boknowsvt A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man

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    I'm pretty sure that I started last year's thread and that turned out pretty well. I'll take another run at it. Who leaves, who do we pick up?
     
  2. RaiderJF

    RaiderJF Well-Known Member

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    I can see Red trying to keep most of the current group of players and just try to add thru the draft. D is getting reinforcements with (hopefully) addition of Aldon Smith, a healthy MEJ, P Riley from the start (nice vet addition), and with a full offseason for both Joseph and Ward.

    Needs in the draft would have to be cb, ILb, OT, wr, Dt, and safety. But don't have to force fit the draft this year to positions of huge need; definitely BPA approach.
     
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  3. Madturk

    Madturk Football Guru

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    I just hope Red takes the BPA available than reach for projects.
     
  4. RF34

    RF34 Habitual Line Stepper

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    I guess we need to come to a consensus on what exactly "BPA" really means.
     
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  5. system7

    system7 Well-Known Member

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    Last year's class was weaker than previous years but gotta do better than Ward, Calhoun, Cook in rounds 2-4. :lowblow:
     
  6. 007

    007 Commitment To Excrement

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    ABJ

    Anybody But Jihad.
     
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  7. PDX Raider

    PDX Raider Well-Known Member

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    Ward has to play better. He offered nothing all year. Guys I don't want to see next year: Seth Roberts- catch the fucking ball, Howard and Watson, Reggie Nelson and Hayden. All those guys can be upgraded. If Murray walks and we get a comp pick, let him go. Let cook get snaps in preseason and hopefully he can be the backup.
     
  8. godeep811

    godeep811 It's time to win again

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    Ward has to hit the weight room and work on technique

    If this was college he should have been redshirted
     
  9. alteredst8

    alteredst8 Well-Known Member

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    I would not mind seeing Watson actually on the field for more than 3 games. If and a big IF he were to stay healthy.
     
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  10. NIPS

    NIPS Comin' to a thread near you

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    Priority #1- Interior pass rush, it might be the worst in the NFL.. Kawaan Short would go a long way to improving that in FA

    #2- MLB..- Jarrad Davis from Florida.. pick #24- 1st rd

    #3 - SAM- Another position that is complete dogshit. Malcolm Smith simply isn't very good.. I'm sticking with the Nips special in OLB Steven Taylor from Houston in rd 2

    I actually thought the D looked pretty good today when they blitzed.. so this tells me its a scheme thing... Getting Aldon Smith back is gonna really help this team.. We just gotta find someone that can get consistant pressure up the middle on this DL
     
  11. Raidermania12

    Raidermania12 Only Bo Knows

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    I don't feel it was a one player issue. We had zero pass rush up the middle all year. It will take a few players to fix things overall.
     
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  12. Birdwell

    Birdwell Bring the third incarnation.

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    The thing that would help the D most is someone who can over the TE. If someone covers the TE in the first quarter of yesterday's game, the D gets off the field on third and longs. Maybe that's Kujo in year two, but that is a problem that must be addressed.

    Interior pass rush is huge. Not just getting it, but getting it without the twists and stunts and combo blitzes that lead huge lanes for people to run through.

    As far as I'm concerned, first step is getting rid of Norton. If the job of a coach is to put his players in the best position to make plays, he pretty much failed. You hear guys throughout the season praising this or that position coach, but I can't recall anyone having a kind word about their DC. Not even the HC. WTF was with the TD pass Sean Smith gave up yesterday? Classic Norton: #21 is one-on-one with their top wideout and the S #27 starts creeping up to rush. I see it on the screen, likely not freelancing, so #21 has to know this AND see it. That means play with inside leverage and use his size to jam/redirect WR and rely on his size to fend off a fade (and WR was lined up too far outside for a good angle on a fade). Instead Smith lets the WR inside for an easy catch, then yells at #41 who came from the other side of the formation. Total fuckup in a predictable goal line situation.
     
  13. NIPS

    NIPS Comin' to a thread near you

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    1st qtr? It's been ass all game since week one of last year...
     
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  14. godeep811

    godeep811 It's time to win again

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    Bruce Irvin was interviewed after the game by Deon Sanders. Sanders asked "if you were GM, what does this team need the most?"

    Irvin's answer - "interior pass rushers"
     
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  15. boknowsvt

    boknowsvt A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man

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    He should've said Wade Phillips
     
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  16. boknowsvt

    boknowsvt A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man

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    I learned the names of way to many opponents Tight Ends this year.
     
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  17. Ray Train

    Ray Train Got to get some things cleaned up

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    This right here. That's 2 years of any TE having their way with this defense. Hell a 300 pound lineman can probably have a career day at TE against this defense.
     
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  18. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure they had Amerson covering the TE at times yesterday.
     
  19. Armyr8rfan

    Armyr8rfan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, there was a rumor we were about to trade a 2nd rounder for Short before the trade deadline. I think we end up dumping Dan Williams and signing Short. This draft not strong at DT. That's the one FA I think we all are gonna be on board with going after.
     
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  20. cruedi

    cruedi Well-Known Member

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    Red needs to active in FA again. I don't give a shit about his build through draft motto. He's made some great draft picks, but we aren't 12-4 without KO. He's got to get an interior DT that can penetrate. I doubt Carolina lets short walk but if they do red needs to open his check book. Same if there's a good OT out there.

    There are always good RB in FA, we can upgrade Murray.