Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
if cartwright is soooo important for special teams and can be a good running back..why the hell would the raiders let him walk? especiaclly after they lost their backup running back to the bears....wouldn't it be that more important to keep him? again especially with a new coaching staff that would want "strong vet leadership" like some spew around here?
this is what I am saying, you guys treat Rock like he is a 4 time probowler. He signed a 1yr deal and all he can do is play ST. He is as valuable as Colin Jones is lol
Is was obviously Rock's choice to leave Oakland. He is highly respected around the league as a ST Ace, and has been doing it for years. I love Jones, but it was 1 season, I'll take the consistent Rock over a 1yr guy. At least Rock can play RB, Jones doesn't seem to have grasped playing Safety.
I hate when people say "lets just stick a rookie back there" either on ST Ace or as a Returner just to save a roster spot, when these guys like Rock and Ginn are among the top 53 players, which is what you try to have, best 53, not best 46 and then some young rookies who probably won't help or play.
As for Dixon, he is useless, he can't gain any yards, and looks clueless on the field.
Guys like Rock, Gooden, and Leonard Davis all signed vet minimum deals that only count $540K against the cap, so it's not killing the cap, if they are among the top 53, which IMO they are, then you keep them.