Al Davis, Want to Fill Those Seats? Keep Doing What You Have Been in 2009


Published: March 19, 2009


... to stay clear of throwing money at an older player that once put up Pro Bowl numbers, a la Terrell Owens, and has been putting money into the team and handling business from within. Examples include Nnamdi Asomugha, Shane Lechler, Cooper Carlisle, Ricky Brown, and Isaiah Ekejiuba.

Normally, by this time we have witnessed Al bring in some player, who he has given way too much for, that ends up not being anywhere near the player he was in recent years. Examples again? Javon Walker, Kwame Harris, Dante Hall, and Adam Archuleta. 

This offseason has been filled with one good signing after the other, especially the news of Khalif Barnes from the Jags. A very good left tackle and a former second round pick, Khalif was promised nothing more than a chance to compete at the spot, but if he is anything like he was in years previous, he is an instant upgrade.

We all know we have something special in JaMarcus Russell and have witnessed what he can do when he h...

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