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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Raiders sign former Dolphins LB Kevin Burnett Reply with quote

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The Oakland Raiders have signed veteran outside linebacker Kevin Burnett, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Sunday.


http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Raiders-Add-LB-Kevin-Burnett/f0d48c18-bc9e-46f3-b69b-e42d08ab28cd
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he could be a good fit there. Good veteran presence as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like we traded Burnett for Wheeler, lol.

Burnett is still a very good linebacker. Good pickup by a team that is desperate for defensive playmakers.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beyond excellent at covering TE's. That was his only role on the team though.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WaterBear56 wrote:
Beyond excellent at covering TE's. That was his only role on the team though.


That is good because Bears fans said that Nick Roach has the inability to cover TE's Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boo_This_Man wrote:
WaterBear56 wrote:
Beyond excellent at covering TE's. That was his only role on the team though.


That is good because Bears fans said that Nick Roach has the inability to cover TE's Laughing


I'm thinking the Raiders will use Roach as MLB where he won't need to be in coverage as much, and Burnett as the WLB.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheKillerNacho wrote:
Boo_This_Man wrote:
WaterBear56 wrote:
Beyond excellent at covering TE's. That was his only role on the team though.


That is good because Bears fans said that Nick Roach has the inability to cover TE's Laughing


I'm thinking the Raiders will use Roach as MLB where he won't need to be in coverage as much, and Burnett as the WLB.


Yeah, Roach pretty much said he was the MLB. Not sure who's playing where on the outside though. Burris, Maiava and Burnett will compete for those 2 spots.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raiders needed an underrated ILB for their new 3-4. Well, they got it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steelcurtain29 wrote:
Raiders needed an underrated ILB for their new 3-4. Well, they got it.


Nothing has been reported as far as a switch to the 34 and honestly, signing Roach to play in a 34 wouldn't make much sense.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice signing imo.

Burnett isnt great, but hes solid. Plus hes a vet that could bring some leadership to a brand new defense. Were hurting for even below average defenders so Burnett is a welcomed addition.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy to see him get a new deal so early. He deserves it. The guy can still play.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oakdb36 wrote:
TheKillerNacho wrote:
Boo_This_Man wrote:
WaterBear56 wrote:
Beyond excellent at covering TE's. That was his only role on the team though.


That is good because Bears fans said that Nick Roach has the inability to cover TE's Laughing


I'm thinking the Raiders will use Roach as MLB where he won't need to be in coverage as much, and Burnett as the WLB.


Yeah, Roach pretty much said he was the MLB. Not sure who's playing where on the outside though. Burris, Maiava and Burnett will compete for those 2 spots.


I do not see a single scenario where Burnett won't get one of those two spots, unless he gets injured... he is by far the best Linebacker on your team. Its between Burris & Maiava at SLB imo.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheKillerNacho wrote:
oakdb36 wrote:
TheKillerNacho wrote:
Boo_This_Man wrote:
WaterBear56 wrote:
Beyond excellent at covering TE's. That was his only role on the team though.


That is good because Bears fans said that Nick Roach has the inability to cover TE's Laughing


I'm thinking the Raiders will use Roach as MLB where he won't need to be in coverage as much, and Burnett as the WLB.


Yeah, Roach pretty much said he was the MLB. Not sure who's playing where on the outside though. Burris, Maiava and Burnett will compete for those 2 spots.


I do not see a single scenario where Burnett won't get one of those two spots, unless he gets injured... he is by far the best Linebacker on your team. Its between Burris & Maiava at SLB imo.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he will start on the strong side for us.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good signing for the Raiders... But they need to be focusing on improving their secondary. Because right now it's beyond bad. I wonder if they will take Dee Milliner in the 1st round? They should also go after Tracy Porter IMO. Can be had for cheap.
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