First off, let's get something straight - Suh is not a Haynesworth redux.
There were all kinds of red flags with that guy. Suh is better and younger. His number one problem is that he's a head case.
We used to have a team full of head cases and we loved it. Suh is a beast and wrecks opposing game plans. He consistently draws double teams and would free up Mack to make even more plays IMO.
I'm not nearly optimistic enough to think he'd actually sign here. But RM MUST try. We should attempt to get him AND Knighton. Putting those two on the field with Mack would instantly lend our defense some serious credibility.
To say Suh has no red flags is funny considering he's probably one more personal foul from a suspension.
Don't need both Suh and Knighton..
If Suh can come in and be what he's been since coming into the league I'm all for it. I'm just saying we need to be cautious before breaking the bank on Moss, Err I mean, deangelo hall, whoops I mean Suh..
I didn't say he had NO red flags...I said he's a head case. I also said that we Raider fans used to embrace those types.
So why not Suh?
Yep...we might get burned. But we might
get a helluva player. And I think we DO need them both because frankly, we have the money and zero depth right now. TK could play the one like he did for Denver and Suh would play the three.
Al would be drooling over the prospect of signing Suh. Hell, he'd sell his first born to sign him (not a bad idea, by the way
If any player in the league fit the old time Raider mold, it's Suh. Big, strong, fast and with a nasty streak. His red flags are all because of being over aggressive. Not because he smoked some weed, got a DUI or beat his wife. His red flags are the sort of thing that coaches looked for in players.
That said, I don't know that Reggie has the stones to sign him. I think Reggie looks at that $57 million and thinks he can sign 20 guys with that money. He's not going to use up a quarter to a third of it on one guy.
I disagree. I think Reggie's desperate enough to do it. I just don't think that Suh will see the Raiders as a team worth waiting for to reach contention. We're too far away. Unless of course his comments about playing for the highest bidder are for real. Then all RM has to do is make the best offer and pitch.
Adding Suh would be a big step. If we could somehow land him, it might remove the stigma of playing in Oakland, making it more likely that other key free agents would follow suit.
If he DOES come to Oakland first, MD can't let him leave without signing a deal.