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Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby bigboy3333 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:29 pm

The Raiders and Ndamukong Suh have called off their scheduled meeting.
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The Oakland Raiders have finalized more than 10 signings to this point in NFL free agency, but none would have come close to the waves that landing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh would have made.
The former Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins star was set to meet with the Raiders on Wednesday, but as NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports, the meeting has now been canceled.
As Rapoport explains, Suh is currently back home and deciding between the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.
The interest from Oakland head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Reggie McKenzie was obviously easy to understand. It's hard to ignore the idea of pairing one of the most talented defensive tackles in the NFL with an elite pass rusher like Khalil Mack. Simply put, this would have created one of the scariest duos on the defensive side of the ball in the entire league.
As Austin Gayle of Pro Football Focus pointed out, the Raiders were doing their best to free up extra money and cap space, and he believes that what the team may have put together likely wasn't enough for Suh to consider over the other offers.
Suh, who's currently 31 years old, was originally drafted with the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Over the span of his eight-year career, he has racked up 419 combined tackles, 63 for loss and 51.5 sacks.
To go along with the impressive numbers, he's also been named First-Team All-Pro three times throughout his career (2010, 2013, 2014), while being named Second-Team All-Pro twice (2012 and 2016). He was also the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.
There certainly hasn't been a lack of interest in him from the moment he was released by the Dolphins. Before his scheduled meeting with the Raiders, he had meetings with all three teams listed above and at various points throughout, it seemed as though he could sign with any.
Leading up to this, Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports reported, both McKenzie and owner Mark Davis had shown quite a bit of interest in Suh. The reasoning makes perfect sense as well, with the duo coveting "a dominant DT to aid Khalil Mack and get the OAK defense back to respectability," as Schultz explains.
Well, adding Suh would have been a massive step in the right direction for the Raiders new-look unit in 2018. Even without the high-profile playmaker, Oakland has still landed the likes of cornerback Rashaan Melvin, linebacker Tahir Whitehead and additional defensive backs Marcus Gilchrist and Shareece Wright.
Overall, it's hard to argue that the arrow isn't pointing in the right direction early on in free agency.
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Re: Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby bigboy3333 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:30 pm

That's FUCK-UP!!!!
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Re: Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby FreddieB25 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:37 pm

Didn't even want to sit down with us. Wow! We don't have the money those other teams have under the cap to even talk real biz. Well thats that.
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Re: Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby silver & black » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:13 pm

Kinda figured that's how it would go. I did think he would at least talk with us. Oh well.... that's how it is when you have a penny pinching niggger as a GM. Reggie needs to go as soon as possible... like 4 years ago.
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Re: Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby DeadRinger » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:31 pm

The question is which side called it off? Who exactly decided we didn’t have the cap space without even having a discussion?

It’s all bullshit and it makes us look like idiots. Because Reggie is an idiot.
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Re: Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby bigboy3333 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:56 pm

Now we have to address not only the MLB position.. now we need a stud DT in the draft. I really thought Suh was going to be our 1 big signing....again fucked up!! only if Al was still living Suh would had been a Raiders. btw... some pike dream!!
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Re: Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby silver & black » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:07 pm

bigboy3333 wrote:Now we have to address not only the MLB position.. now we need a stud DT in the draft. I really thought Suh was going to be our 1 big signing....again fucked up!! only if Al was still living Suh would had been a Raiders. btw... some pike dream!!

If only Reggie wasn't the GM, Suh would be a Raider.
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Re: Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby FreddieB25 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:22 pm

Suh probably wanted a 3 or 4 yr contract with a certain guaranteed money and we lowballed him via phone conference Reggie and Suh's agent on the guarantee and or years. You win some and lose some but he would of fit a glaring need.
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Re: Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby silver & black » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:28 pm

FreddieB25 wrote:Suh probably wanted a 3 or 4 yr contract with a certain guaranteed money and we lowballed him via phone conference Reggie and Suh's agent on the guarantee and or years. You win some and lose some but he would of fit a glaring need.

Yea, I knew he wouldn't sign with us. On to the draft...... I wonder how bad we can fuck that up!? If Reggie has anything to say about it, it will be the typical "project laden" bullshit we are used to. I'm starting to wonder just how much power Gruden really has.
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Re: Report: Raiders' meeting with Ndamukong Suh canceled

Postby FreddieB25 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:09 pm

Mark isn't paying Gruden what he is and Gruden's knowledge of talent compared to Reggie the last six years. I think was a case of he was getting more lucrative offers and we still haven't done Mack's contract. That being said we couldn't get it done considering all that. It has to be financial or Suh would have had a meeting with us.
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