A Value Proposition Player Strategy for the Oakland Raiders

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Published: March 13, 2009


... agent sweepstakes. Others, like myself, applaud them for not mortgaging the franchise with flashy high profile free agents, or problem players cast off from other teams, such as Khalif Barnes.


With all the needs to be addressed, focusing on several solid performers who represent value to the team seems more prudent than signing a few high-priced, flashy superstars, who may or may not work out as anticipated. 


The Raiders most pressing needs have changed with the departure of Jake Grove, Gabril Wilson and Rashad Baker. I see the most pressing needs being Center, Safety, OT, WR, and an every-down DE.


One could argue that upgrades at DT and OLB are also warranted, but these are slightly lower on my list of priorities since we already have several players (bodies) on the roster in these positions.

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