Mr. Davis, Raiders: Draft Michael Crabtree

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Published: March 19, 2009

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... in a sentence, but due to the relatively quiet offseason you could make that assertion today.

The Raiders have made some quiet yet important moves this offseason that really show that head coach Tom " The Cable Guy" and owner "King" Al Davis are on the same page. First they paid the best player on their team and the best player at his position in the league, cornerback Nhamdi Asomugha, a fee that may be a little steep, but nonetheless fills a dire need for the team.

With an owner that lives or dies by man to man coverage down the field, it was a must to lock him up even if it was a three year 48 million dollar guaranteed contract. The Raiders follow that up with a crucial signing of Shane Lechler, who not only is the best punter in the league, he has the best punting stats of any punter in history, not to discount the great Ray Guy but Lechler is in a league of his own. 

Oakland also decided to keep players that not only can play, but that also wa...

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