Pro Football Talk’s Gregg Rosenthal reports that the Oakland Raiders have once again traded with the New England Patriots. This time the Raiders have dealt hold out defensive end Derrick Burgess to the Northeast.
The Raiders are reported to have received a third round pick in 2010 and a fifth round pick in 2011.
Now that Burgess is behind the shield of the Hoodie, you can expect all those “scouting videos” he’s sure to watch to return his production to the level it was four years ago. Yeah and I’m sure that Andrew Walter is going to be the Matt Cassel of 2009 too. Don’t hold your breath on either of those, chowder heads. Although Burgess is in a contract year so this is his last shot before the Bengals come calling in 2010.
Honestly, why do the Raiders continue to be a farm team for the Pats? It’s like Oakland is the AAA affiliate for New England.
The tuck rule was the catalyst for the Belicheat dynasty (no disrespect Vinatieri). Randy Moss made Tom Brady into the greatest fantasy quarterback ever and nearly made history with a shot at perfection. Lamont Jordan became a Pat and, well…he still didn’t amount to anything. Doug Gabriel was called up to the show in New England for a cup of coffee before being demoted back to AAA Oakland again. When the Raiders needed help on the D-line they swapped second round picks with the Pats who promptly selected Ron Brace. Stryker Sulak, a man drafted with one of the picks acquired from the Pats, was cut before he ever put on pads and was quickly given a call by the Hoodie. Now Burgess has finally whined his way into the fold.
Maybe Al Davis and his guilty conscience can’t let go of the fact that the Pats gave up on Jim Plunkett all the way back in 1976. Al got two Lombardis out of Plunkett and the Pats began their Steve Grogan walk of shame through the 1980s.
Now that the Derrick Burgess hold out saga is over, Tom Cable can stop having to field the same questions everyday. Another player who wants out is gone as Cable’s locker room cleansing continues.
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