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Trask explains Raiders' vote

Posted on: July 21, 2011 10:52 pm
Edited on: July 21, 2011 11:37 pm
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All but one club approved the NFL's proposed agreement for a settlement to the lockout, and can anyone guess who abstained? If you said the Oakland Raiders, go to the head of the class.

Of course, it was the Oakland Raiders. It's always the Oakland Raiders. If there was anything that was normal about Thursday, it was that the Raiders refused to sign off on the deal ... and now we know why. Because we asked team CEO Amy Trask.

"(Because of) profound philosophical differences, of both a football and economical nature," she said. "We have consistently expressed those views to the league. We're not reluctant to share our views, and we're also not reluctant to vote in the manner that we believe is in the best interests of the National Football League and to vote the courage of our convictions."

Trask could not be more specific, saying that the differences were "of a football and economic nature -- systemic issues in both regards," and, no, I don't know what that means, either. But I do know why the Raiders voted to abstain instead of oppose the proposed deal ... again, because we asked.

"We voted in the manner that we believe is appropriate," she said. "Look, we want football. This is not about not wanting the football season to start. Of course, we want football. And our organization has a tremendous, tremendous track record of the manner in which it has related to and taken care of players."









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Category: NFL
Tags: lockout
 
Comments

Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Trask explains Raiders' vote

Bad title.  Should be "Trask doesn't explain Raiders vote".



Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Trask explains Raiders' vote

da raidahzzzzz~!!!!1



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Trask explains Raiders' vote

Your comment is really stupid. One QB away? Are you high? 



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Trask explains Raiders' vote

  yeah they sure know how take care of players ask M.Allen,JOtto and the other players that got in BIG AL's dog house.



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: July 22, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Trask explains Raiders' vote

Must be a pretty good deal for the owners, if Ralph Wilson and Mike Brown voted yes to it.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Trask explains Raiders' vote

Trask explains Raiders' vote

As stupid as people claim Al Davis is, he is honestly just one QB away from being an SB contender again.  He picked wrong with Russell which set the franchise back, but he is generally able to pick up explosive players.  If the Raiders had Peyton Manning they'd be a top team. 

Since Peyton probably is not an actual possibility, they need to figure something else out.  Unfortunately for the Raiders roughly every decade teams get a crack at one top free agent QB, usually with strings attached.  The Saints got Brees, and the Eagles got Vick.  I don't see anyone else with that potential as an FA, so the only real chance is to draft and develop, but that's got about a 50% shot at best. 



IF AL DAVIS PICKS UP KELLEN MOORE FROM BOISE STATE AFTER THIS SEASON, HE WILL HAVE HIS TOP TIER QB AND A PRETTY GOOD TEAM TO GO WITH HIM.   



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Trask explains Raiders' vote

Trask explains Raiders' vote

The Raiders abstained on voting on the agreement because the other NFL owners negotiated in bad faith. They added in extra stuff the players had not agreed upon, and tried to slip it in on the players. Al Davis may have problems but he has almost always been loyal to his players when they are loyal to him.




I'M PRETTY SURE THAT MARCUS ALLEN WOULD DISAGREE WITH YOU ON THAT LAST STATEMENT....   &nbs
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 11:51 am
 

Trask explains Raiders' vote

They absented because their whackadoo owner is insanely paranoid. Was Trask wearing Al's tinfoil helmet when she voted? This was all about Al being Al. Nothing more. Still bitter over things that happened in 1912 and always looking to stir the pot.



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2011 11:28 am
 

Trask explains Raiders' vote

The Raiders abstained on voting on the agreement because the other NFL owners negotiated in bad faith. They added in extra stuff the players had not agreed upon, and tried to slip it in on the players. Al Davis may have problems but he has almost always been loyal to his players when they are loyal to him. 



Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: July 22, 2011 11:09 am
 

NFL - IN GENERAL

Players continue to point and direct their reasoning towards us, the fans. We ALL,  in one voice, want to tell all of you, WE ARE SICK OF LISTENING TO THE BICKERING AND POSTURING. 
We as fans are NOT taking sides in the matter AT ALL, it needs to end in an amicable way but stop treating us all like fools, we see and know what is taking place and we are not gullible enough to form our opinions based on what is being handed to the media and reported from these meetings..


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