Why would Davis do this.

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  1. 363839

    363839 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    If this guy, Gabriel, is so good. Why would Davis give him to us for, what, a fifth round pick?

    Is it possible there is some kind of collusion going on here?
    Davis is going through this crap with Porter, isn't he?
    He's probably as sick of players not fulfilling there contracts as anyof us are.
    Though the improbability of him helping out a nemisis like the pats exists.
    Still, maybe he's trying to win some points with BB for whatever reason.
     
  2. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Ours is not to question why. We stole him. Ssh...
     
  3. pats1

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  4. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    .........Pats1 proves that a picture DOES say a thousand words.
     
  5. BigMike

    BigMike PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Come on guys, thats a low blow....
     
  6. RAWKY

    RAWKY On the Roster

    Davis may have done this to force his coaching staff to use Porter more.

    Now that Gabriel the #2 is with us the staff has to force Porter into the game and thus he and the team will sink or swim based on how Porter responds.

    I personally think this is a bad move for the Raiders, why give something to Porter that he can't earn in practice or on the field.....It may work but it is a hell of a gamble and it sends the wrong message to the high draft picks by saying if there is a lower draft pick, ie a lesser talent, that is your way we will remove it for you.

    To hell with the team be the star we drafted you to be.

    Thank GOD that BB even sinile would never do something like this.
     
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  7. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    They think that they have several good young recievers plus Porter and Moss.

    That is the only reason that I can think of.
     
  8. Sporin

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  9. TruthSeeker

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    I think Davis is crazy.......like a fox. He ALWAYS has an agenda. I don't think this is his last move, I wonder if he's going after Deion, and softens up the Pats to get him for a 2nd (or 3rd ?). I'm still on edge by this move, and hope it doesn't backfire. Hell the Jets traded for Suggs and he failed their physical, maybe Davis is trying to sneak in some damaged goods. Who knows, but until Branch is outta here, and we get something good in return, I'm still on edge.
     
  10. SeanBruschi54

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    It looks like he's lost out there in the picture.
     
  11. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    That's on the sidelines of Gillette circa the 2005 opener, too.
     
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  12. Sundayjack

    Sundayjack On the Game Day Roster

    It's a fair question. Al's a senile pantload, but I'm a HUGE fan of Amy Trask. She wouldn't let him give away the store without good reason.
     
  13. SeanBruschi54

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    I know thats the crazy part.

    I still cant believe they let him make decisions. I know it sounds mean but its a whole different game now and you cant jeapordize that.
     
  14. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    The guys best season he had 37 catches.
     
  15. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    ......from Kerry Collins.

    ......as a #4 receiver.

    ......on a team whom opposing Defenses never had to worry about the run. Opposing D's literally played nickel defenses against Oakland from 2nd downs on.

    D'ya just think this could be a better situation for him?

    The only concern is, in the early going, he'll have to slowly learn the NE routes.

    But gimme a break, complaining about a 3rd year guy catching "only" 37 passes last year from a doofus like Collins against who D's never had to worry about the run and would regularly cram the secondaries is ludicrous.
     
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  16. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Yeah, that's it. BB/Pioli will be so emotionally moved by Al Davis' generosity that they will soften to the old lug and send him Branch for a 2nd or 3rd.

    Does your keyboard wish it could laugh at you?
     
  17. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    I'm not complaining, the poster asked a question like why would Davis trade him for a fifth?

    My answer would be that's his market value. I think people are so euphoric with getting a receiver amidst the Branch bullsnit, they forget that cuts are here and some people have extra of what we need.

    I'm very happy to get him and hear great things but why would people think he was worth a 2nd or 3rd?
     
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  18. PatriotsRiot93

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  19. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    All I care is we gave up a 5th (which we probably will have 3 or 4 for next year's draft) for a guy who caught "only" 37 balls from Kerry Collins facing nickel defenses 80% of the time.

    How does that project for this guy in a Tom Brady offense that opposing D's will have to quake in their shoes about the run?

    What's not to like?
     
  20. RayClay

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    I'm very very happy. Don't get me wrong.

    A LB, or 2 would be nice also.

    And that's all I want this year, Santa.:D
     

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