Oakland Raiders Release Rolando McClain; What Does This Mean for Next Year?

Mark J. Rebilas- US Presswire

Mark J. Rebilas- US Presswire

The Oakland Raiders ended up releasing Rolando McClain and that put’s the team in a world of trouble.

What do you get when you have a team that can’t draft well, sign well, or trade well? The Raiders.

They have shown for years now their inability to make smart transactions in the off-season and regular season. A top-10 list will be made soon of the worst franchise moves in the past decade. They have made so many this season alone, it is almost hard to believe.

The Raiders have cut Pat Lee, then Aaron Curry, and now it looks like the number eight overall selection from the 2010 NFL Draft. Their scouts must be the worst in sports, because they have such a hard time in the draft, it is as if they feel trading away early picks are better so they know what they are getting out of a player.

Still, you eventually need young talent on a team. What does this mean for the team? A possible run at linebackers Jarvis Jones and Manti Te’o with a top-five selection.

This also means that the Raiders have the worst decision-making skills in football. Seriously. When is the last time anyone has said “That was a great move by the Raiders”? The best move in recent memory was parting ways with the biggest bust of all time, Jamarcus Russell. 

The Raiders continue to fall into this pit, and expect some new faces on defense next year when they resurface.


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