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  1. I can accept your contention that the team should have traded down as a reasonable argument why the pick was a B until you concede that the team may not have had the opportunity to trade down. If no team would bite on an offer to trade down (or the counteroffers would make it less valuable to trade down) then I don't find it fair to criticize the team for taking a solid player. In that position you either take BPA or take a pick that is further down your board in a position of need and hope the player plays up to a higher potential. IMO BPA is the better alternative.
  2. Good player, makes a good case as BPA at the time. I think he will be a great asset on the defense. After having allocated so much young talent to that side of the ball and the deficiencies in the secondary right now it is not unreasonable to improve the impact of the past two years' early picks by rounding out the defense with strong young players. That said, I hate that BPA at the time happened to be defense. It would have been nice to pick an offensive playmaker but picking offense early just to pick offense early would have been a terrible move. Who would have been a better player available at the time? Mahomes or Ross? It's not unreasonable to have considered them lower down the rank than Adams. I think a lot of the outrage about the pick is just that we went defense again. Well, okay if you think taking BPA is not an appropriate draft paradigm for the first round.
  3. Will this be in addition to weekly breakdowns of Glennon's passes?
  4. No jetsinsider premium membership for me.
  5. Who knew football helmets could be so complicated?
  6. It was one of the better episodes of the season, which isn't really saying that much between the Negan overacting and excessive filler content.
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  11. This answer is, "Sure, anything can happen." Reading anything more into a noncommittal answer is just trying to fill space before the draft or Geno fans' wishful thoughts.
  12. Everybody loves Mangold but people have lost their minds thinking this speaks ill of the front office. Mangold may still be a great mind at center but his injury risk and contract price exceed his performance on the field. You can't do much with a great center who is injured and can't see the field. The days of players retiring on the team that drafted them is pretty much over due to the salary cap and rookie contract structure.
  13. Sure, barring injury why not? He can cement a lot of records playing another 6-7 years. The challenge will be keeping a team around him that can keep him free from injuries. As he gets older each hit is more likely to cause a significant injury.
  14. PHOENIX -- The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas after garnering enough votes from NFL owners on Monday to relocate to Southern Nevada. The Raiders received 31 of 32 votes to approve the move. Twenty-four votes were needed. The Miami Dolphins were the only team to vote against the move. "My position today was that we as owners and as a league owe it to the fans to do everything we can to stay in the communities that have supported us until all options have been exhausted. I want to wish Mark Davis and the Raiders organization the best in Las Vegas," Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in a statement. The Raiders will still play in Oakland in 2017, and possibly longer. With a 65,000-seat domed stadium that will cost $1.9 billion to be shared with UNLV not expected to open until 2020, Raiders owner Mark Davis has told ESPN he plans on staying in Oakland the next two seasons. The team holds a pair of one-year options at the Oakland Coliseum. "My father always said, 'the greatness of the Raiders is in its future,' and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness," Davis said in a statement. "I would like to thank Commissioner [Roger] Goodell, the National Football League and my 31 partners. I would also like to thank Governor Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature for their commitment. Finally, I would like to thank Sheldon Adelson for his vision and leadership, without which this project never would have become a reality." Davis continued: "The Raiders were born in Oakland and Oakland will always be part of our DNA. We know that some fans will be disappointed and even angry, but we hope that they do not direct that frustration to the players, coaches and staff. We plan to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, and hope to stay there as the Oakland Raiders until the new stadium opens. We would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area." The Raiders would presumably then have to find a place to play in 2019. Davis has all but ruled out using UNLV's current home, 35,500-seat Sam Boyd Stadium, about 9 miles southeast of campus, due to outdated locker rooms and the lack of a proper security border around the facility. The Raiders could conceivably play one preseason game a year at Sam Boyd Stadium before moving to Las Vegas permanently. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tweeted that the news leaves him with mixed emotions. Coach Jack Del Rio also said his feelings were mixed. "My emotions are mixed. While I'm sad for family, friends and fans in the Oak area I also recognize the tremendous opportunity going forward for our organization," he told ESPN's Ed Werder in a text message. "That being said, my mission remains the same. To lead this team here and now. Players and coaches need to understand their defined roles. We all need to bring positive energy everyday as we focus on things that we control." Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf made a last-ditch effort to retain the Raiders on Monday, after being told by Goodell in a letter on Friday that the city's proposal was not a "viable solution." In another letter delivered to owners Monday morning, she asked them to delay the vote in order to give Oakland a chance to negotiate with a small group of owners to complete a stadium deal at the Coliseum site. She also requested a secret ballot on the vote. "I am disappointed that the Raiders and the NFL chose Las Vegas over Oakland when we had a fully-financed, shovel-ready stadium project that would have kept the Raiders in Oakland where they were born and raised," Schaaf said in a statement following the NFL owners' vote. "I am proud that we stood firm in refusing to use public money to subsidize stadium construction and that we did not capitulate to their unreasonable and unnecessary demand that we choose between our football and baseball franchises. "As a lifelong Oaklander, my heart aches today for the Raider Nation. These are the most committed and passionate fans any city or team could hope to have. They deserved better." The Raiders are the only NFL team to share a stadium with a Major League Baseball franchise (the Athletics). "We understand the Raiders' need for a new stadium. Oakland is an incredible sports town and we would be sorry to see them leave," the A's said in a statement. "We commend the city's and county's efforts to keep the Raiders in Oakland. The Mayor and her team have worked incredibly hard to save the franchise. We are focused on, and excited about, our efforts to build a new ballpark in Oakland and look forward to announcing a location this year." Davis had turned his focus to Las Vegas in April 2016, telling ESPN at the time he had tried for eight years to get a deal done in Oakland. "Individually, they're great people," Davis said of Oakland city, Alameda County and Joint Powers Authority legislators. "But you get two or more of them in a room, total dysfunction." The Raiders have committed $500 million toward the project, with another $750 million coming in the form of a hotel tax passed by the Nevada Legislature in October. The team has informed the NFL that Bank of America is also helping to finance the deal after casino magnate Sheldon Adelson withdrew his $650 million pledge in late January, essentially saying the Raiders dealt with him in bad faith. It will be the third time in franchise history the Raiders will move. In 1982 the team relocated to Los Angeles before returning to Oakland in 1995. The Raiders received congratulations from the NHL's Golden Knights, the expansion franchise that begins play in Las Vegas starting in 2017-18. "On behalf of the entire Vegas Golden Knights family, I would like to welcome and congratulate Mark Davis and the Oakland Raiders on their relocation to the great city of Las Vegas," Golden Knights chairman and CEO Bill Foley said in a statement. "It truly is an exciting time to be from Las Vegas. There is only a select group of cities in North America that are home to both an NHL and an NFL franchise and Vegas is now one of them. This alone should be a great source of pride for our community and our fans. Las Vegas has always been one of the most popular destination cities in the world and it is now emerging as a premier location for major league professional sports." The Raiders become the third team in the past two years to be granted approval to relocate. Previously, both the Rams and Chargers were allowed to relocate to Los Angeles from St. Louis and San Diego, respectively.