Lane Kiffin just dropped by to let us media types know the day couldnít have gone any better thus far.
Every coach says that today, but I believe Kiffin when he says it. Maybe Iím just tired from a long night and having spent 11 hours here already, but I think the Raiders have made out well so far.
JaMarcus Russell was the easy choice. But landing Zach Miller after trading down for an extra pick, then using that pick for two more players was a good move.
Kiffin discussed Randy Moss, too. He said the Raiders aren't initiating trade talks with any teams about Moss. He said teams continue to call and Moss still being a Raider by the end of this weekend is no indication he will be a Raider by the start of the season.
I think the addition of Mike Williams lessens the likelihood of Moss returning. Not that Williams' two disappointing seasons in Detroit makes him better than Moss.
But if I were coaching a team, I'd rather have a lesser talent with talent with something to prove instead of the higher-paid player loafing because he doesnít like his situation.
And Josh McCown having one year left on his contract, heíll definitely come to Oakland trying to earn a new contract.
And as Kiffin says, money motivates players.