Understanding Stanford Routt’s First Round Tender

March 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So the weirdest tender in the league was a first and third round tender placed on Standford Routt. Clearly last season Routt was burned for touchdown and big play, after touchdown and big play.

What has not been made clear is why he was tendered so high. The club has not commented on any reasoning to any tendered players. Coach cable and Al Davis have to have something up there sleeve with this situation. There is no way any team will trade for Routt or even want him. So why tender him so high?
The Raiders have plans with Routt and they definitely didn't want to take the chance of another team to sign him to an offer sheet. Al Davis loves tall, long-armed cornerbacks. Routt is not suited for the nickle cornerback and played better when going against one of the outside wide recievers. When Asomugha went down Routt held up well in his spot, no where near the skills of Asomugha but, the skills of Chris Johnson.
Al Davis might rather have two Chris Johnson corners than...

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