Originally Posted by NY's stepchild
You seem like a pretty smart guy. Even you have to admit you're a little bias toward Raiders.
I give you my honest opinion about a player that played for the raiders.(you don't have to buy it) Time will prove if my assessment was right or wrong.
IF the Raiders stayed in more power man to man blocking scheme(what they were moving to under Hue Jackson) there was a lot of raider fans would have liked him to be given a shot at starting at one of the guard position. He is a much better fit in that kind of system than with Cooper carlisle(better suited to stretch zone blocking scheme they will be employing)
That not the case and Heyer was not a priority signing as he didn't fit the new blocking scheme. Sorta Like former Raider Kevin Boothe. He was starting Olineman for the Raiders when they were a man to man blocking scheme. Than they moved to a zone blocking scheme and he was a poor fit. Raiders cut him and the Giant signed him. He was the Olineman that pancake the Patriot wilfork so bad the Refs called a bogus penalty on him.(Wilfork admitted to refs it was a bad call)
MY point is some players are very good players that just weren't great fits in a new scheme (their old team was using), that they go to a new team and system fits their talents better. I believe S Heyer will be one of the best signings the Jets have made on the Oline.(he fits exactly what they want to do)
Now if I was hyping a player when he was a raiders and just because he was wearing another team jersey my viewpoint changed, than you could probably question my objectivity . That has not been the case with S Heyer or Chaz Schilens. I still like both players even if they are wearing hideous green jerseys.