The 2013 NFL Free Agency period is coming up on March 12. This is going to be big for the Oakland Raiders since they are in desperate need of rebuilding from all angles to be a decent team next season.
Bleacher Report web site reported five moves that must be avoided by the Oakland franchise during the 2013 Free Agency period.
One was to not allow linebackers Phillip Wheeler and Desmond Bryant to go into the free-agency market. Wheeler and Bryant have put up good numbers in the defensive game.
They have both actually excelled and have attracted attention by other teams that could easily outbid the Raiders if they should become free-agents. So, the Raiders need to work out a deal before these two decide to go play for another team.
The second advice was to let go of tight end Brandon Myers if the player demands more money. Myers was one of the best offensive players last year, but his payroll is getting a bit hefty.
If the Myers demands more pay, the Raiders should let him walk. This would be best since the Raiders are switching to the power running game, and the tight end position would acquire more blocking—something that Myers is not best at.
Entering for bidding on top tier players in the free-agency market must be avoided as well. The Raiders have a salary cap and must avoid getting into another whole with some super-star player. Oakland must look for the bargains and that’s that.
Another advice was to stay away from adding veteran offensive lineman. The Raiders have plenty of those and need to start up with some young blood. The repair process is long, and it can’t be done overnight, as Coach Allen mention in plenty of articles so far.
Last advice was to stay away from adding veteran cornerbacks. Just like the offensive lineman situation, Oakland needs new blood. Acquiring veterans for the revamping of a team is not the way to go. The Raiders have relied on that for too many years, and it’s time for new scheme.