Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Busy Day

It started with Brett Favre's surprise - but not shocking - retirement announcement. Then, fittingly, Favre's rival Warren Sapp made it slightly more official. (Although at the moment I don't see it on the Raiders' website).

And now, the Raiders have completely broken the bank - this time on the offensive side of the ball. They have addressed the two gaps that had remained unaddressed by signing Javon Walker, a man who caught more TD passes from Favre than Chuy, and Kwame Harris, a bust of a 49er first rounder, to massive deals.

The only explanation that I can muster is that Al is absolutely going to throw money at fixing things now, and he'll deal with the repercussions later. Prior to the increase in the salary cap a couple of years ago, the Raiders were always the team facing a dire cap situation in the offseason, yet they always worked around it and signed big names.

Perhaps Al figures if he isn't facing a cap situation, he isn't trying.

1 comment:

Sllaacs said...

The thing about Kwame is that he is not a total bust; he can run block very well - it's just his pass protection that is awful.