Originally Posted by Jason423
The Raiders are pretty much right at the cap limit. The problem with Oakland is that they have sunk a ton of prorated money is bad talent. Dont get me wrong they can create a bunch of cap room (and should do it) but will carry huge sums of dead money which is different than our situation where (with the exception of Sanchez) most of the dead weight doesnt also equal dead cap. Oakland is already northward of $15 million in dead money and will likely create at least another $12 million just to get breathing room and thats assuming they keep Carson Palmer, a trade which set them back 3 or 4 years. To give up a 1st and a 2nd for a guy that was retired, makes a bunch of money, and wasnt good to begin with is insane. They also have Rolando McClain to deal with. Miracles can always happen in the NFL but if there is a team that needs to just blow it up and take their lumps its that one.
No Reggie Mckenzie eating up bad contracts he doesn't want to pay in future years. (started last year) Raiders will have a lot of money to play with in 2014. Raiders are in alot better shape this year than compare to last year. There is a plan in place and he following it. His reputation is the draft- that is his baby.
Reggie trying to get C Palmer to take less money . Don't see a way that C Palmer not their starting Qb in 2013 . To win in this league you need the Qb. C Palmer is good enough to eventually win a championship. Just upgrade the oline and get him a number 1 Wr he can lean on.( That where DHb money they save might go for in Fa or the oline)
Dennis Allen made a mistake radically changing the offense that wasn't the problem. Back in that system the offense isn't that far off from being very good.
The defense needs a lot of work and where a lot of there p-icks will go after they address the oline. (could address Oline in FA and concentrate on the defense mostly in the draft. (expect Raiders to move around alot in this draft.