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drfrey13


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:29 pm    Post subject: Mock Offseason (1st offering) Reply with quote

This is my first try and feed back is appreciated.

The idea here is to sign our own players with front loaded contracts, less risk because we know how motivated they will be, and back loaded for new players. This will also help out with cap flexibility moving forward. I believe the majority of people here on the board agree that we need to keep our own free agents so I will not go into detail.

Veldheer $ 12,500,000.00 $ 9,000,000.00
6yr $ 55,000,000.00
Houston $ 10,000,000.00 $ 7,500,000.00
5yr $ 37,500,000.00
Sims $ 3,000,000.00 $ 2,500,000.00
3yr $ 7,000,000.00
Woodson $ 1,500,000.00 $ 1,000,000.00
2yr $ 2,500,000.00
Adams $ 950,000.00 $ 950,000.00
3yr $ 2,850,000.00
Porter $ 3,000,000.00 $ 2,000,000.00
3yr $ 7,000,000.00
Pashos $ 1,500,000.00 $ 1,000,000.00
3yr $ 3,500,000.00
Barnes $ 1,000,000.00 $ 1,000,000.00
2yr $ 2,000,000.00

Mack $ 4,000,000.00 $ 5,500,000.00
4yr $ 25,000,000.00
Best C or G in free agency and with Wiz’s flexibility this is the best way to upgrade. Back to the bay area.

Vick $ 3,500,000.00 $ 6,500,000.00
2yr $ 10,000,000.00
Stop gap that allows our young QBs to have another year and buys us another year when a lot of young QBs contracts are ending. Some will make it to free agency. This also helps with recruiting the next guy.

Maclin $ 4,000,000.00 $ 5,000,000.00
4yr $ 20,500,000.00
Coming off major injury and the eagles have 2 very good WR with good chemistry with the new QB. Maclin knows it is a business and this will probably be the best deal he is going to get. This might be too much for him but I would structure his contract so that he could be cut with minimal dead money after year three. This will also help Vick who would have some familiarity with one of his WRs.

Bell $ 2,000,000.00 $ 3,500,000.00
4yr $ 15,000,000.00
I really like this guy as a feature back. This is a similar deal to what Reggie Bush just got and Bell will be well worth it. I would understand if people would rather bring back Jennings with this money and I would not argue with them.

Thurmond $ 3,000,000.00 $ 5,000,000.00
4yr $ 24,000,000.00
We may go with another way because of his suspension and I believe if he gets busted again it will be a 1 year ban. If we could get Verner, Talib, Sheilds, or Grimes with the money I would be happy.

Raji $ 4,000,000.00 $ 5,500,000.00
5yr $ 30,000,000.00
He wants to be in a 4-3 where he can get after the QB. He has the athletic ability to play UT. He also gives us the ability to run a little 3-4. He can get pressure up the middle that we were missing this year.

Boothe $ 1,500,000.00 $ 2,000,000.00
2yr $ 3,500,000.00
Cheap signing that can play all three interior spots. This is a depth signing like Khalif Barnes.

1 Yr $ 55,450,000.00
2 Yr $ 58,450,000.00

2014 Draft

Round 1 Anthony Barr OLB/DE $ 3,500,000.00
I would rather have Jadeveon Clowney but do not think he will be there. I like Barr a lot and think he will be able to play 4-3 SLB, 4-3 DE, and 3-4 OLB at a high level. His weight is a little under 250 but with his frame he should be able to pack on another 10-15 pounds easily.

Round 2 Kyle Van Noy OLB $ 900,000.00
Quick, instinctive and good in coverage. Our front seven would be unreal with these guys. Who is the offense going to double-team. Blitzes could come from every linebacker from multiple formations. Tarver could truly be a mad scientist with this front seven.

Round 3 Gabe Jackson OG $ 550,000.00
We still need Oline help and we could just plug Jackson in at RG. If Watson develops it could be a scary right side.

Round 4 Calvin Pryor FS $ 450,000.00
Woodson will not be around much longer and this playmaker would benefit greatly from playing behind him for a year or two while he adjusts.

Round 6 Spencer Long G $ 400,000.00
He was a very good player until knee injury. Can be given time to recover and hopefully regains form.

Round 7 TJ Jones WR $ 400,000.00 `
Good route runner with speed who improved when given the opportunity to be the focal point of the passing game. Sounds like someone willing to work hard to get better. I would give him a shot.

Total Draft Picks: $ 6,200,000.00

Offense
LT Veldheer, Barnes
LG Wisnewski, Bergstrom
C Mack, Boothe
RG Jackson, Long
RT Watson, Pashos
QB Vick, McGloin Pryor
RB Bell, Murray
HB Reese
TE Rivera, Ausberry Kasa
WR Maclin, Streater Holmes
WR Moore, Butler Jones

Defense
DE Barr, Robinson
UT Raji, Lumpkin
NT Sims, McGee
DE Houston, Crawford
OLB Van Noy, Burnett
MLB Roach, McFadden
OLB Moore, Maiava Burris
CB Hayden, Porter Adams
S Branch, Johnson
S Woodson, Pryor Casey
CB Thurmond, Jones

3-4 Front would be: Houston-Sims-Raji Van Noy-Moore-Roach-Barr

The 2014 Raiders will be improved at just about every position and the coaches should have the flexibility to do whatever they want. The only question will be how long it will take for the players to gel with so many new players. No matter who is signed there is going to be an adjustment period because McKenzie will have to spend close to $120 million minimum this year. Resigning the current roster at that amount would be unwise and the only 2015 FA that would deserve a larger than average contract will be Wiz. These contracts plus draft picks for 2015 leave us with $111 million for 2015. We will still have enough to go after a young up and coming QB if McGloin or Pryor show they are not capable of being our starter and there are none we like in the draft. On a side note the cap space is $3 million higher because I plan on cutting Brisiel after June 1st to save $3 million this year and next year.

The Cap Floor (89%): $112,407,000

95% of Cap: $119,985,000 (Anything less than this will be split between all players in the league. Better to pay your own players. This is McKenzie’s floor.)

Current Contracts: $59,718,285

2014 FA Signings: $55,450,000

2014 Draft Picks: $6,200,000

Total: $118,023,285 (Accounting for Brisiel being cut.)

Space to 95%: $1,961,715

Total Cap Space: $8,276,715
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TiberiusRising


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. Favorite part is Spencer Long. Thought nobody else noticed him. I will have mock coming out soon been debating where to put him. My FA and round 1 would be a little different than yours though.
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drfrey13


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With so much money for free agents we can go in any direction we want. We could change to whatever scheme we want because Wiz is the only player signed on either line. My biggest concern is if the contract numbers are close to what the players will get. Besides signing our own guys I really want to focus on the both lines.
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drfrey13


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe its just that time of year when everyone stops paying attention. I guess I will wait til after the superbowl to do another mock off-season.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Djackson205


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why go after 2 linebackers in the first two rounds? I get the pass rush, but our backer group is the only one really ready to go for next year. Burnett and Roach played very well, and will only improve with a better line in front of them. We drafted Sio last year, and Burris the year before. Sio played especially well in the second part of the year, and he is a joker type backer, which Barr and van noy also fit as
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Baggabonez


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Djackson205 wrote:
Why go after 2 linebackers in the first two rounds? I get the pass rush, but our backer group is the only one really ready to go for next year. Burnett and Roach played very well, and will only improve with a better line in front of them. We drafted Sio last year, and Burris the year before. Sio played especially well in the second part of the year, and he is a joker type backer, which Barr and van noy also fit as


Because they are fun?!? We spend more time in the off-season discussing hybrid OLBs and possibility of running a 34 and neither ever happens. Yet the simplest answer would be to just draft the best prospect in the draft who also happens to be a 43 DE. But that's boring. . . .
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(on building inside out) teams without highly draft DT's make the playoffs and win the superbowl regularly.

Bonez wrote:
Teams that win Superbowls and make the playoffs aren't picking in the Top 5, clearly
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drfrey13


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Barr can pack on some weight and play DE. Barr's weight at the combine will be very important because it will signal what position he is attempting to play. In my post I stated that I would rather have Jadeveon but do not think he will be there when we pick. If we picked Jadeveon in the 1st would selecting Van Noy be an issue in the second. Yes moore can play the same positions as Barr and Van Noy but he can play just about all of the LB positions in a 4-3 and 3-4. I like Burnett but he is getting old. If you look at my free agent signings and draft where is the hole that you want to fill with a second round pick? Thank you for the feed back but please let me know how you would change. If Cyril Richardson was there i would pull the trigger in the second but once again I do not think he will be.
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