August 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis (left) and general manager Reggie McKenzie (right) watch before the game against the Detroit Lions at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders Free Agency Outsiders Again

Much like this blog the Oakland Raiders have been largely MIA the last two weeks. While the rest of the NFL world is abuzz with talks of signings, rumors and failed faxes the East Bay is once again the eye of the free agency storm.

Reggie McKenzie’s scholarship seems to have been extended another year as once again the Raiders are content to see talent walk away while doing little more than scrape the bottom of the barrel to find replacements.

Yes, we all know McKenzie inherited a cap situation messier than used sheets on a porn set. We also know that rebuilding was not something McKenzie ever discussed when he got the job.

Obviously no NFL general manager will ever win over a fan base by promising subpar football. However a little honesty would have gone a long way. Dennis Allen is being given nothing to work with yet is somehow expected to make miracles happen. We’ll no doubt see Allen emerge as a hot commodity for available defensive coordinator positions after the 2013 season.

We’ll also see another long list of new names to keep track of come the start of the season as Kaluka Maiava, Pat Sims, Jason Hunter and Nick Roach get suited for silver and black.

Nobody expected the Raiders to be big spenders but there was some hope we’d have more to discuss than another year of rebuilding. Get your stale popcorn ready…

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  • realistic fan

    Its gonna take time. Im sick of everyone thinking that miracles are going to happen. Quit the whining and be patient.

  • Daniel A Martinez

    This blog seems to have one primary purpose, to hate on Reggie. If we had kept some of our veterans before last season, we would have had a mediocre season at best, maybe make the playoffs for an early exit. We would now be dealing with an untenable cap situation. We had to rebuild. The Al Davis way of throwing money at the problem hadn’t worked and was never going to work. We need to build a world class organization, and that is going to take time.

  • Dan

    Love the fact that the Raiders aren’t following the cliche of throwing tons of money at big names, especially when in recent years not many (if any) big names that the Raiders spent a lot of cash on has ever really panned out.

  • James Holtslander

    Unfortunately we had to read “porn sheets” in this blog. That’s awfully subpar writing. Childish at best. Yuck

  • Philip Fitch

    Truth is, Allen will get his walking papers if the Raiders don’t win at least 6 games this coming up year. Mark Davis will demand it. Yeah, not giving Allen what he needs to at least be competitive will cost him his job. Reggie is safe for now. But, in 2014 when the Raiders have 30 million in cap space and all their draft picks , Reggie’s job well be on the line as well if he doesn’t get this team going in 2014.

  • Raider Grant

    I understand the dynamics of why The Nation needs to be patient while Reggie McKenzie works his magic, but I will never understand or have patients for Dennis Allen & his excuses. There is a reason Reggie brought in an assistant head coach. Time to put up or shut up no matter who we have on the field.

  • Pridenpoise

    Yes that’s what we need to do fire our head coach every two years. That has worked so well in the past. Lets give the guy a decent team to work with and a few more years before we start this bullshit of firing the coach after 2 seasons.