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raiderrocker18


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there any word when the league is expected to comment on aldon smith? we heard they deferred to march... is there a target date?

i'm aware the recent incident is probably bad news for him, but it would be good to get some kind of update from the league regardless

its better than keeping the team in limbo during free agency... as they could look for another edge defender if he's not expected back, etc
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SBXISBXVSBXVIII


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

raiderrocker18 wrote:
is there any word when the league is expected to comment on aldon smith? we heard they deferred to march... is there a target date?

i'm aware the recent incident is probably bad news for him, but it would be good to get some kind of update from the league regardless

its better than keeping the team in limbo during free agency... as they could look for another edge defender if he's not expected back, etc

The team wouldn't be in limbo if they'd just cut him
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Rolni


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy suggest a position switch to Sean Smith:
http://cover32.com/2017/03/14/raiders-cb-smith-excel-position-change/

He would move Smith to safety and go CB early in his mock...
http://cover32.com/2017/03/17/2017-raiders-mock3/


I'm not sure, but who knows...SS has the size to play S for sure and there were multiple older CB's, who switched successfully to S later in their carrier.


What would you guys think about a switch like that?
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drfrey13


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolni wrote:
This guy suggest a position switch to Sean Smith:
http://cover32.com/2017/03/14/raiders-cb-smith-excel-position-change/

He would move Smith to safety and go CB early in his mock...
http://cover32.com/2017/03/17/2017-raiders-mock3/


I'm not sure, but who knows...SS has the size to play S for sure and there were multiple older CB's, who switched successfully to S later in their carrier.


What would you guys think about a switch like that?


He would have to excel to justify the pay at the free safety position. I have had the same thoughts about moving him to safety but if he ends up an average to above average FS we are better off just cutting him. $9.5 million is top 5 free safety money.
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Rich7sena


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolni wrote:
This guy suggest a position switch to Sean Smith:
http://cover32.com/2017/03/14/raiders-cb-smith-excel-position-change/

He would move Smith to safety and go CB early in his mock...
http://cover32.com/2017/03/17/2017-raiders-mock3/


I'm not sure, but who knows...SS has the size to play S for sure and there were multiple older CB's, who switched successfully to S later in their carrier.


What would you guys think about a switch like that?

I woulnd't be a fan of him switching. Joseph is best suited to play free safety in our scheme and what we need is a strong safety. I'd rather cut Smith if he plays badly in 2017 than move his position.
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riceraider8080


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're already overpaying Smith as a corner, not interested in making him learn a new position and be even more overpayed at a position of less need. IMO, CB is our weakest position on defense. I would prefer we draft a CB with our 1st or 2nd rounder and try to trade Smith during the draft for an early day 3 pick rather than change his position

Ideally tho we keep him at CB and make him compete with a high round rookie for his job
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