Oakland Raiders Classified Ad:
Wanted: Players with positive playing experience in the National Football League.
Requirements: Must have been a starter in the last 3 years, play-off experience, experienced in winning. Great attitude with a purpose of success. All jokers need not apply.
Here is a short list of NFL free agents that could help the Silver and Black immediately.
Sebastian Vollmer (New England Patriots) – OT – Healthy, Vollmer is arguably the best right tackle in the league; however for 2011 and the early portion of 2012, back injuries did him in. Vollmer who will be 29 heading into next year, could be a line saver with his play-off experience. He will cost a lot but not as much as JaMarcus Russell, of course no one cost that much.
Brandon Moore (New York Jets) – OG – Though Moore will be 33 when the 2013 season begins, he may also be the best offensive guard on the market. Amidst a struggling line in Oakland Moore could contribute immediately and make an impact on a running game that became non existent.
Brian Urlacher (Chicago Bears) – MLB – Yes, the Raiders would love to have this future Hall of Famer, and yes, the Raiders would love to have this All-Pro. Will the Silver and Black step up and reinforce the defense with this madman in the middle? Even without the range that made him a special player in his prime, Urlacher’s smarts and experience will let him continue to play at a high level. He would affect the entire Raider defense and raise the standard of excellence.
William Moore (Atlanta Falcons)- Through his rookie contract, Moore has become one of the premier safeties in the league. With size, speed,
and instincts, William Moore is an all- around safety that could establish himself as a perennial player and add to the much-depleted Raider secondary.
This list, like your children’s Christmas wish list, has some selections that can be filled and some that can’t. These serious players can have a positive impact on what the Raiders do in the next three years.
Or are we destined to wait 10 years until we make an impact on the league? Well Reggie, are you going to be Santa Clause or the Grinch?