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Old 03-09-2007, 08:27 PM    (permalink
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I think some of you are overrating Griffith a bit. Here is why; he was pulled on short yardage situations for Fred McCrary. As an inline blocker he just isn't that good. He makes up for it in his versatility. His assignment was not blowing up Linebackers up front, rather taking on Safeties and Corners in space. He's a nice signing, especially since Knapp will utilize him correctly. If you expect him to plow through the middle, this isn't your guy.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:44 PM    (permalink
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This is good news to Raider fans. A solid RB tandem with solid fullback tandem .. plus a veteran on the O line. Maybe Al has really seen the light :-)
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:20 PM    (permalink
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I didn't even know he was a FA. Danm I would loved if the Boys got him. Good pick up.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:14 PM    (permalink
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Wow....after the contract the Falcons gave to that dude from the Ravens, iw as expecting Griffith to get a monster deal. 3 years 3.8 million, that's the same contract Mack Strong got last offseason...amazing.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:20 PM    (permalink
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I think some of you are overrating Griffith a bit. Here is why; he was pulled on short yardage situations for Fred McCrary. As an inline blocker he just isn't that good. He makes up for it in his versatility. His assignment was not blowing up Linebackers up front, rather taking on Safeties and Corners in space. He's a nice signing, especially since Knapp will utilize him correctly. If you expect him to plow through the middle, this isn't your guy.
Actually Shiver in a lot of short yardage he was the RB and McCrary was the FB so he was in the game. The problem is Knapp likes to call passes in short yardage for some reason.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:31 PM    (permalink
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You guys should draft OL in the first 5 rounds. Starting off with Joe Thomas.
im probably the only raider fan that has Joe Thomas at the top of my list of players that i want drafted. would be fine with Russell then Staley i guess but he(Staley) needs time to get bigger.

edit: of course we would need to solve the qb situation first though.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:42 PM    (permalink
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awesome value for the raiders. they pay one of the best all around fullbacks in the game about 1.26 mil a year. great deal.
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Old 03-10-2007, 02:20 AM    (permalink
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They stole him at that price.


Stay away from Raiders RB's in fantasy. Jordan, Rhodes, Griffith... who gets the 3 rushing TD's for the Raiders this year.
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Nice deal and that seems like a pretty cheap contract

I agree. Would rather the Bucs would have signed him at that deal than Askew.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:55 PM    (permalink
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And why didn't Green Bay sign him if it was that cheap???
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:52 PM    (permalink
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HEHEHE.....nice move, Griffith is tight. Good for the WCO that i keep hearing we gonna run. His familiarity with Knapp makes it all the more better.
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And why didn't Green Bay sign him if it was that cheap???
Because maybe he wanted to play for Tom Cable and Knapp, he already knows the system
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:12 PM    (permalink
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Great signing.
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Great signing. Will be an amazing one if the Raiders can utilize him correctly on 3rd down situations or goalline situations.
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wow, I was expecting alot more than that especially after Ovie's contract with the Falcons.
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