Zach Miller: Raiders "kept telling me to be patient"

It is clear that the Raiders did not value Zach Miller. I still am not really sure why. My best guess is that he just isn't the kind of freakish athlete that Al Davis loves. I certainly didn't see anything in Zach's attitude or style of play that would have soured the organization on him. It must just be that his relatively pedestrian athleticism did not make a large investment in him, the direction the Raiders wanted to go.

The most recent piece of evidence that the Raiders really just didn't care came from an interview with Miller on The Wheelhouse with John Lund (link takes you to the audio) on 95.7 The GAME. The transcript is after the jump. 

I find myself completely unconcerned that he is gone. By all appearances the passing game has progressed to a point that I fully expect this to be a better passing offense then it ever was when he was here (through no fault of Miller's). I also welcome the bully blocking of The Boss.

Here is the transcript:

Why did you go to Seattle and leave the Raiders?

The biggest thing was... all throughout my last year as a Raider I thought I was gonna get my contract extended and it never happened and then going into the off season before the lockout, I thought I was going to get an extension or get a new contract... and then once that free agency period started before you could officially sign deals, I thought a deal would happen too and it just never did so as a free agent I just looked around at other teams, other teams called my agent, and Seattle really pushed for me hard... they brought me up here for a visit.  I got a chance to talk to Coach [Tom] Cable again and Coach [Pete] Carroll and really like it up here, felt like I would be a good fit, and liked the direction the team was heading... That's what sealed the deal.

 

Was it more the Raiders or Seahawks?

All through the offseason I just assumed that once the lockout was over that I would have a deal done that day but it just didn't happen. They kept telling me to be patient... Then they signed guys before me. It was tough, thinking that I'd be the priority and I wasn't...

 

Did the Raiders break a promise to you, whether spoken or implied?

There's no promises when you're a free agent... But I felt like with my position on the team and where I was... I'd just come off a Pro Bowl Season, that I'd just kind of expected it.  They offered me a deal and talked to my agent throughout the process... but I felt more strongly how bad Seattle wanted me as opposed to Oakland.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker