Reggie is a moron! Why do you think the Raiders have so many holes because we can not keep our good young talent. Both Houston and Veldhere deserve decent contracts. Houston is not a premiere defensive end but he is working his way there, Veldhere is a top 10 LT and we are going to walk and replace him with a guard. Reggie uses quotes like, " just because I have the money I am not going to shop at Macys" or "I want someone who wants to be a Raider" how about treat someone as you would want to be treated. Veldhere has proven he is a legitimate LT and you reward him by not offering him a decent contract. What Reggie is really saying is he is in over his head, he can not evaluate talent and he does not know what a fair price is for talent. Houston is good not great but he needs to be retained at a decent price, and when Raider Fan finds out what these two home grown products leave and sign for your going to wish we signed them.
Reggie is good at coming in and firing everybody, and when he got here we needed that, now as far as building he has proven he can not do anything. DJ Hayden wasn't on a lot of peoples draft board, we could have drafted him in the third, but Reggie has no feel for the draft.
The bottom line is we have a lot of holes on this team, and by not signing our talent and replacing it with inferior talent Saffold we will be in this atmosphere for years.
The Raiders will be lucky to go 4-12 with Reggie at the control, but instead of having 66 million to play with he will have signed crap players like Saffold.