Breaking Down the Free Agent Roster of the Raiders

We’ve all heard the news…Yes, Nnamdi is a free agent. As are the following guys as well:

Michael Huff, Stanford Routt, Robert Gallery, Langston Walker, Mario Henderson, Richard Seymour, John Henderson, Zach Miller, Thomas Howard, Johnnie Lee Higgins, and Michael Bush.

3 quarters of the starting backfield, 3 starters during the season on the OL, their All-Pro DL, TE and CB, and part of their 2 headed running backs.

Everyone understand why Al wanted/needed the 2010 season to be a playoff season at minimum?

So where does the priority lay in re-signing these guys? Here’s how I see it…

1. Richard Seymour – most likely franchise tag

2. Nnamdi Asomghua – 33 pass attempts all year, only allowed 13 completions for 205 yards, #2 rated passing defense. Really, this has to be thought about? And for everyone mentioning no sacks, no interceptions, no FF…when your team only leaves you on one side and then the offense doesn’t look at you, what more do you want the person to do? For him to play like Revis it will because he’ll be joining him in NY.

3. Robert Gallery – chances, none, he was a Cable guy. Their offense didn’t click until Gallery came back, though.

4. Zach Miller – I like Zach, but I’m not in love to the point that I wouldn’t take the 3 above him first though. Al, though, probably is thinking Dave Casper/Todd Christensen and will make him a higher priority.

5. Michael Bush – another one that I don’t love and wouldn’t be disappointed if he isn’t re-signed. The Raiders have tried trading him, so while he’ll get some money, it won’t be as a starter so why prioritize him any higher than this?

6. The Rest – I could break it down, but come on, really who would you want to prioritize that makes a difference? Each one gives up to many big plays whether in the passing game, running game, on on the offensive line. So let them be…

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3 Responses to “Breaking Down the Free Agent Roster of the Raiders”

  1. RaidersFan says:

    Actually Stanford Routt was our best cornerback this year not Nnamdi. Teams targeted Routt every game all game long and we still had the #2 ranked pass defense in the league. Routt also had the lowest completion percentage against in the league. In addition, he led Raiders conerbacks with 15 passes defensed, 55t ackles, 2 int’s, and a forced fumble.

  2. Routt was not the best cornerback. You my friend are an idiot for even saying that.

  3. RaidersFan says:


    Take a look at the stats. Routt was indeed our best corner this year–by far. Routt led all our corners in tackles, interceptions, passes defensed, forced fumbles, almost every category. His production was far greater than Nnamdi’s.

    In fact, Nnmadi didn’t produce anything at all. He didn’t get thrown at but he didn’t contribute much either. He didn’t force any fumbles. He didn’t tackle very much. He didn’t make any plays.

    Maybe next time you will bother to look at the stats before you post nonsense you moron.