2013 oakland raiders offensive roster moves
Most anyone who has read my posts knows where I fealt we stood before 2012,this thread is just to reinforce some thoughts that didnt seem to get addressed and IF they do,I feel we have a playoff capable Offense.
O-line: I wont beat this horse anymore regarding previous mistakes.Heres what needs to happen going forward. Veldheer needs to be signed long term before his FA season.
Wis,needs to be moved back to LG. the center ,RG and RT spots need some re evalualting.
Bergstrom,Nix,and parsons have shown some promise, but I would feel better if we did whatever it took to bring in a player at each of those spots with either an early round pick,or a FA signing that has experience beyond spot injury replacement.Priority would be RT,C,RG.
I want the RT addressed with more urgency because I think taking a true center is a draft issue not a FA signing.The Bama center that has been highly touted has fallen to the second round not becasue he lacks talent but the depth of this draft at othet levels.Kaleed Holmes the sc center would be available in the 3rd or even fourth round.RT MUST BE ADDRESSES in FA and RG can be satisfied by either nix,bergstrom,or parsons.
TE-myers isnt worth the money he will demand. we can do better.i say sign The TE out of UCLA late in the draft.They are mocking him low and for my money he is the best TE in the draft.there is no bigger downfield threat in the draft @ TE, he has spent four years playing in four different offensive schemes with four different starting QBs and produced over and over again.
The knock on him is his blocking skills and I am of the opinion that when you sign tackles that can play then having stud blocking TEs isnt all that important, we have a specialist already on the team in Gordon and we have Ausberry a year wiser.I wouldnt waste cap space on Meyers.
he has no down field ability,no speed,and no red zone skills.(Btw, Im kinda irritated how my assesment of him has been coopted through-out the net..Ive been writing that same critique for two years now and Im seeing that description all over the web now)
Wr. we need a #1.
I m not going to champion one guy or another as it really doesnt matter to me.
we have a great grtoup of young talent,but no leader.with Ford returning, and DHB taking a huge restructure to stay with the team(that hasnt happened yet but it will, all you cut DHB guys can have a blast screaming about it, its not going to happen.He brings things to the table you want,and will be receptive to a restructure after getting way more then he deserved the last 4 years. Hes a hard worker and wants to improve,they will make an offer,and he will take it.
so we will have the same group with the addition of Ford coming back. This group has talent and is a true WR1 away from being one of the best in the league.
thats it nation.
we do those things and with a return to the PBS as well as more downfield play action...we are a playoff offense...The defense remains in question.
Last edited by stephkyle7; 02-22-2013 at 02:39 AM.
STORK WAS RIGHT!
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