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jlieberum1985


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: mckenzie couldnt care less about what you think he should do Reply with quote

I was in the middle of writing a piece about the theme of the Oakland Raiders draft this year when general manager Reggie McKenzie traded up in the fourth and selected quarterback Connor Cook. Simultaneously, McKenzie did two things no one thought he would: Trade up and draft a quarterback.

Not surprisingly, fans went nuts on Twitter and other forms of social media as they listed the other needs the Raiders should have addressed instead. Meanwhile, I began to scrap my piece on the theme of the draft when I realized much of it could still be salvaged, albeit under a new hypothesis.

That new hypothesis being:

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James Arcellana ‎@RaidersReporter
#Raiders just picked a QB and TRADE UP to do it. Reggie McKenzie gives zero f*cks about what anyone thinks he should do LOL
12:22 PM - 30 Apr 2016


In round one, the Raiders surprised many when they took safety Karl Joseph. Many saw that as a reach in the first round because of his knee injury and, well, because thatís what a lot of people in the media said leading up to the draft. Not surprisingly, the Raiders did not care about where the media believed Joseph should be taken or the idea that they should have traded back. Joseph was their man and he was available so they took him.

In rounds two and three the Raiders doubled down on the ďI donít care what you thinkĒ attitude while doubling down on the defensive end position with back to back picks of pass rushers. The first pick in particular was a F-You to most draft boards, selecting Jihad Ward in the middle of the second round while most had him as a third to fourth rounder.

In Calhoun, many believed the Raiders got a great value pick given the round but didnít understand drafting two defensive ends in a row when the team still has other needs. What they also failed to understand is that Reggie McKenzie does not care if you understand his thought process.

In fact, he cares so little about what you or I say he should do, he put icing on top of the no f*cks given cake by trading up in the fourth round to select Connor CookÖ a quarterback. Yup, the Raiders have Derek Carr and they signed Matt McGloin to a second round tender in the offseason.

Some in the media are speculating that the Raiders are going to flip Connor Cook for draft picks in a few years a-la Matt Flynn and others point out that Matt McGloin will be a free agent again next year and backup quarterback is an incredibly important position. But what not enough people are pointing out is the fact that Reggie McKenzie does not care if you think there was a good reason or not for this pick.

Think back a few years. Remember how terrible the Raiders were while McKenzie fixed the cap space and prepared to build the team that you now see before you? Lots of people complained at that time and guess what? Reggie McKenzie didnít care that they didnít like or understand his strategy to rebuilding the team.

One thing is clear with the Raiders: Mark Davis has given Reggie McKenzie a lot of power over football operations and McKenzie is doing things the way he wants. That could be a great thing or could get him in some trouble down the line, only time will tell.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody please ban EA again. Rolling Eyes
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BayRaider


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

raidr4life wrote:
Somebody please ban EA again. Rolling Eyes


I think it really is him.
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jlieberum1985


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

raidr4life wrote:
Somebody please ban EA again. Rolling Eyes


what are you talking about? honestly, this is pretty funny article

http://cover32.com/2016/04/30/oakland-raiders-focused-stacking-talent-draft/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Locked in 5,4...
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ienjoystuff


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: mckenzie couldnt care less about what you think he shoul Reply with quote

jlieberum1985 wrote:

One thing is clear with the Raiders: Mark Davis has given Reggie McKenzie a lot of power over football operations and McKenzie is doing things the way he wants.

it's as if he hired him to manage the team in a general sense. take notice other nfl owners!
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jlieberum1985


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: mckenzie couldnt care less about what you think he shoul Reply with quote

ienjoystuff wrote:
jlieberum1985 wrote:

One thing is clear with the Raiders: Mark Davis has given Reggie McKenzie a lot of power over football operations and McKenzie is doing things the way he wants.

it's as if he hired him to manage the team in a general sense. take notice other nfl owners!


basically correct, look at the Browns owner that actually want to draft Johnny Football in the 1st round few years ago.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the point of this thread? To complain?

1)Please do not try to circumvent the language filters, this is an official warning

2)This could have easily been placed into the draft thread. ranting/raving isn't against the rules, but please try to not clutter the forum just to say something that can be just as easily placed into the 1 thread we have to discuss this weekends event.
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