So of course Jed York obviously voted in favor of Raiders relocation and despite him playing-off the potential gains for his organization, including more local sponsorship deals and monopolizing corporate demand for luxury boxes, he can't be anything other than pleased with the Raiders impending move. A ballot measure was approved the next spring in Nashville to fund a stadium that wouldn't be ready until 1999 so the Oilers chose to spend three seasons as a lame duck in Houston.
So he will be a Raider at last, and no matter what kind of Raider he turns out to be, he will be an honored Oaklander no matter what. "But at the same, we're all in this together and we're just going to do it together". But at the same time, we still have some good years ahead of us here. They've been talking a little bit to build it, but I'll let them handle that and hopefully it just gets done before training camp. But unfortunately, that won't make their departure any easier to deal with. It's ultimate focus for us to lock in on what we have to do right now.
The retired former Seattle Seahawks running back reportedly wants to play for Raiders in 2017, but negotiations may have hit a snag.
Reports late last season had Carr in line for an Andrew Luck-type payday after the Indianapolis Colts' QB signed a five-year, $123 million extension last summer. After all, he will have chosen the OAKLAND Raiders, while most of his teammates will have been assigned to them.
The Oilers averaged less than 32,000 fans a game in 1996, getting big crowds only when fans wanted to cheer for Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
And while anyone can come home again, coming home this way plays exceedingly well.
"I've been running, jumping, throwing, cutting, everything", Carr said. That was completely shocking.
Carr isn't the only franchise player in the organization taking his mind off the impending relocation, and instead focusing on iconic owner Al Davis" famous words: "Just win, baby'.
But Lynch could also defy the math because those best seasons were wondrous things indeed.
"I went by his locker and said, 'Hey, it's not going to be like this forever". If they can have another solid draft class, with a couple of immediate contributors, the Raiders may very well end up the favorites to win a Super Bowl. The 2017 NFL Draft will begin in Philadelphia, PA with the first round on Thursday, April 27 and continue with six more rounds over the next two days.
"It bound us because we understood that we were searching for a new identity", Hopkins said. But we'll eventually draw closer to the start of action, and Raiders football will finally be back after what always feels like a long wait.