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…