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Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, ...
Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Moving Forward With $1.7B Stadium To Share In SoCal The Oakland Raiders Thursday night announced plans to share a stadium in Southern California with the San Diego Chargers if both NFL teams fail to find new stadium solutions in their hometowns.
Chargers, Raiders threaten to join forces and move to Los Angeles The Oakland Raiders andÂ SanÂ DiegoÂ ChargersÂ are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teamsÂ teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland andÂ SanÂ Diego.
Oakland Raiders propose LA-area stadium, shared with Chargers The Oakland Raiders on Thursday unveiled a proposal for a Southern California stadium to be shared with the San Diego Chargers, even as the team pledged to keep working to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.
Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Planning Possible Shared Home In Southern California The statement says the teams have tried for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and both may be forced to move to remain economically viable.
Bolts, Raiders reveal joint L.A. stadium plan The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they have collaborated on a proposal to build a privately financed, $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams would share if they relocate to the Los Angeles market.
Chargers, Raiders threaten Los Angeles move in joint stadium plan (+video) The Oakland Raiders andÂ SanÂ DiegoÂ ChargersÂ are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teamsÂ teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland andÂ SanÂ Diego.
Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers might share a stadium The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.
Raiders, Chargers announce joint venture for possible Los Angeles-area stadium CARSON, Calif. â€” The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.
Raiders and Chargers Present Joint Stadium Plan The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are thinking about moving out of their cities since they haven't gotten a new stadium. They've proposed a 1.7 billion dollar stadium in Carson which the two teams would share in the Los Angeles market. Thursday both teams announced a possible joint stadium in Carson and already city leaders and community members are waiting for them with open arms ...
Raiders Quarterback Analysis
This is a first in a series where I will go position by position and look at the state of that position on the Oakland Raiders. The quarterback position seems like the most obvious place to start. The Raiders had JaMarcus Russell, Daunte Culpepper, Josh McCown, and Andrew Walter all get playing time during the 2007 season. As of now, Russell and Walter are the only two quarterbacks under contract for the Raiders, with McCown and Culpepper both free agents.
JaMarcus Russell has already been anointed the starter by head coach Lane Kiffin. There is no surprise there, Russell was the top pick in the 2007 draft and was signed to a $59 million dollar contract as a result. The fortunes of the Raider franchise rest on his shoulders for the foreseeable future. After Ken Stabler was drafted in the second round in the 1968 draft he sat behind Daryle Lamonica for three plus years before he took over. Times have changed and current draft picks do not get that long to be eased in, their contracts are too large.
Andrew Walter is the only other quarterback on the Raiders' roster. He was considered the quarterback of the future after being drafted in the third round of the ‘05 draft, but that fell apart when he was brutalized by the incompetence of the Tom Walsh offense in ‘06. Apparently, he fell out of favor with Lane Kiffin as he was exiled to the bottom of the depth chart, despite playing well in the preseason.
Daunte Culpepper had one very good game in Silver and Black, but that was against the Miami Dolphins, which begs the question of whether he was that good or the ‘Fins that bad? He sustained a mysterious season ending injury and was not seen again. The rumors are that his injury came from an attempt to race Stanford Routt in a 40 yard dash. Routt was a track star as well as football player in college, so Daunte had to be insane to run that race. Despite looking like he was done, Culpepper will be looking for another team to give him a chance to start and that will not be the Raiders.
Josh McCown started the year as the person most likely to replace Stuart Schweigert as the Raider that most people love to hate. In fact, the crowd was cheering for Daunte to come in before halftime of the home opener. As the season wore on, and Daunte was also ineffective, McCown got begrudging support from Raider fans. He has already stated that he would like to come back and back up Russell. This would be a good move as McCown has shown that he is interested in being a mentor for Russell.
Free Agent Outlook: Daunte Culpepper is gone. If the Raiders resign McCown as they should, a tandem of McCown and Walter give Kiffin two solid options as back-ups. If the Raiders trade or release Walter which is a possibility, then look for the Raiders to go after an off the wall quarterback to bring in to hold a clipboard and fetch Gatorade for Russell and McCown. The Raiders will also likely sign a couple of camp arms along the lines of Josh Booty and Jeff Otis last season.
Draft outlook: The Raiders got Russell at the top of the 2007 draft. Look for the Raiders to make sure he has veteran support, and not draft this position.
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