Thursday, February 19, 2009

Al Davis heard "Corner" thought it was "Quarter"

by: Chris Sullivan

At least, that's the only conclusion I can draw from paying Nnamdi Asomugha -- who I agree is probably the best CB in the game -- an average of at least $15 million a year, all guaranteed. That is top-end quarterback kind of money (higher than the 2009 franchise tag for a QB, to give you some idea). One has to imagine the Ol' Cryptkeeper has just utterly lost his bearings. The current franchise tag (again, that's the average of the top 5 players at the position) for a cornerback is (or, was before this contract) $9.96 million. Champ Bailey was the highest paid CB in the league at $12.2 million.

Utterly ridiculous contract. Al Davis is an idiot. But hey, if you're going to throw money at a guy, at least he's arguably the best guy out there. Still, I wonder if Davis knows that the Raiders have serious cap issues this year (especially after signing their PUNTER to a reported $3 million / year deal)? I wonder if Al Davis even understands that he owns a football team and is expected to make rational decisions with his money? I already know that Al Davis has no clue whatsoever that the Raiders are in a rebuilding mode and have been since winning the Super Bowl... they will forever be rebuilding when they pay three players with a fifth of their cap.