Discussion in 'Oakland Raiders' started by Capt. Larsen, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Shadowlight

    Shadowlight Mentor

    Mar 16, 2013
    Spot on Don. The writer should have noted Jordy's tremendous speed during his prime.

    The article echoes what I have been saying here for the past couple of weeks. Bringing back Jordy is a no brainer. Otherwise they would leave QB Carr left with no security whatsoever and doomed for failure. Carr ( underrated) is a QB the Raiders should build around and for the Raiders to jump up and perhaps make the playoffs next year they will need a player as solid and dependable as Jordy.

    It will be interesting to see what moves the Raiders make next season. The draft will be the key. So if the Raiders keep Jordy around for at least another season and they draft one or two key white defensive players then I will know Gruden is on the right track. If they ditch Jordy and go whole hog caste with the draft I suspect Gruden's comeback coaching gig will shatter like glass.

    Without Jordy the Raiders would have likely lost to Denver the other night.
  2. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Raiders to retain Jordy Nelson for 2019
    Originally posted on Pro Football Rumors
    By Sam Robinson | Last updated 12/28/18

    Jordy Nelson appears to have a second Raiders season on tap. The longtime Packers wide receiver signed a two-year deal with the Raiders, but some speculation existed about the rebuilding team moving on after one season.

    Jon Gruden confirmed Friday that Nelson will return next season. The Raiders also moved up a $3.6M Nelson roster bonus to be paid today rather than in 2019, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets.

    “If you watched Jordy play carefully the last four weeks when he’s been healthy, you see what he’s capable of doing, … I think you can even see better and better days ahead,” Gruden said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area (Twitter links). So yeah, he’ll be back. … Normally when you hand out a bonus for next year’s season, there’s a pretty good chance those guys are coming back.”

  3. Bucky

    Bucky Mentor

    Jul 20, 2018
    Excellent news! Another year of watching Jordy!
  4. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    Jordy Nelson is as close to Lance Allworth as we have seen in many, many decades. Hope he can crack 1000 yards next season!
  5. sport historian

    sport historian Master

    Dec 18, 2004
    I saw Lance Alworth play on TV many times. Aside from being white, Nelson isn't like Alworth, much bigger, nowhere near as graceful. It's long been the custom to compare any fast white WR to Alworth even when there is almost no resemblance.

    Our favorite commentator, Cris Collinsworth, in his rookie year with the Bengals, with justification, complained about always being compared to Lance Alworth just because he was white. Collinsworth wanted the press to compare him to contemporary James Lofton.
  6. Silence Dogood

    Silence Dogood Guru

    Apr 28, 2017
    I love Jordy, but Lance Alworth is the gold standard for not just white wide receivers, but wideouts in general.

    If Lance played today, he would absolutely dominate. World class speed (9.6 in the 100 yard dash equates to between 4.37 and 4.43 in the 40), decent height (6’0), and the best leaping ability I’ve ever seen.

    His route running was amazing, and he caught everything. There is really no comparison.

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