Poor drafting, player desertion, and free agency, not to mention meddling, incompetent management, have left them in a hole. They need help nearly everywhere. IMO, Kaepenik goes elsewhere, but that is my personal opinion. Whether or not Chip Kelly and his offensive style might be able to resurrect his career (doubtful), I wouldn't play for York/Baalke no matter what. Money could be a factor. He won't get as much elsewhere. Regardless they must take a QB somewhere in this draft. I like Adams from Oregon, maybe in the third round. He could be another Russell Wilson.
But no matter what, NO MOVING DOWN to gain additional picks and then taking some second tier player that the entire rest of the league hasn't heard of and isn't interested in. They need players...NOW.
I hate to say it, but OL is a need, and so is DL and LB. Generally I think OL in the first round is a complete waste when you have other more pressing needs. They have more pressing needs. Time will tell.
John Walsh <email@example.com>: Feb 06 10:18PM -0800
"Al Davis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Feb 06 12:26PM +0100
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> No link, it's too disgusting to comtemplate. Even Johnny's father is > worried about him. That's coming from one of Johnny's biggest > enablers, so file that one under hypocrisy.
Todd Marinovich & Marv Marinovich redux.
"a425couple" <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Feb 06 09:24AM -0800
"Al Davis" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... >> worried about him. That's coming from one of Johnny's biggest >> enablers, so file that one under hypocrisy.
> Todd Marinovich & Marv Marinovich redux.
What a train wreck! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Marinovich "Because of this great debut he started the following week against the Chiefs in the playoffs, but was very poor, throwing for just 140 yards with 4 interceptions in a 10-6 loss and smashing a locker room mirror with his helmet after the game.
After the Raiders began 0-2 in 1992 with Schroeder as quarterback, Marinovich became the starter. --- Marinovich started against the Philadelphia Eagles, seeing three of his first 10 passes intercepted. Schroeder regained the starting job and Marinovich never played again in the NFL.
Marinovich had serious substance abuse issues throughout his NFL career. During his rookie season he increased his partying and drug use beyond marijuana, including taking pharmaceutical amphetamines before games. Because of his college arrest for cocaine possession, the NFL required him to submit to frequent drug tests. Marinovich passed the tests using friends' urine, but after using the urine of a teammate who had been drinking heavily, the test registered a blood-alcohol level four times the legal limit and caused the Raiders to force him into rehabilitation. The Raiders held an intervention for him after the season, and Marinovich spent 45 days at a rehab facility. In the 1992 season Marinovich shifted to using LSD after games because it would not show up on the drug test. His play suffered and his coaches complained he was not grasping the complex offense. He failed his second NFL drug test and went back into rehab. In training camp before the 1993 season, Marinovich failed his third NFL drug test, this time for marijuana, and was suspended for the 1993 season. --- After traveling for two years Marinovich attempted to join the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, but blew out his knee on the first day of training camp. During recovery one of his high school friends introduced him to heroin. Soon after Marinovich was arrested for drug possession and served three months in various jails. In April 1999 Marinovich was cleared to reenter the NFL, but suffered a herniated disk playing recreational basketball. That summer he tried out and received interest from the San Diego Chargers and the Chicago Bears, but failed the physical examination. So he signed as a backup quarterback with the BC Lions of the CFL. His use of heroin and cocaine increased and his weight dropped, as he would spend almost all of his free time using drugs. At one point Marinovich severely cut his hand with a crack pipe during halftime and had to covertly bandage himself. --- Arena Football League. Despite undergoing severe heroin withdrawal he had a strong season, tying the record for most touchdowns in a single game by throwing 10 touchdowns against the Houston Thunderbears. Marinovich was named to the all-rookie team, and as the Avengers' franchise player, but the day he received his signing bonus he was arrested for buying heroin."