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Brandon Myers: It looks like I’m leaving Raiders

Brandon Myers, Rahim Moore, D.J. Williams AP

The overall performance of the Raiders offense led to offensive coordinator Greg Knapp’s firing after one year on the job, but the year wasn’t without any highlights.

Tight end Brandon Myers had 79 catches, the most of any Raider tight end since the days of Todd Christensen and 47 more than Myers managed in his first three seasons since becoming a sixth-round pick. That spike in production came at a good time for Myers since he was heading toward unrestricted free agency on a team that wasn’t exactly overflowing with productive offensive pieces during the 2012 season.

It doesn’t look like that will be enough to keep Myers in Oakland. Whether it was because they feel Myers was a product of Knapp’s system or because he’s asking for more money than the Raiders are comfortable paying, the tight end feels he’s getting the message that it is time to ramble on.

“Obviously, I’d like to stay. I’ve got a lot of friendships and know the coaches really well. They took a chance on me when I got drafted. I’d like to be there but it’s not looking like that right now. I guess I just have to stay patient and figure some stuff out. We’re pretty confident I’ll have a job here in a couple of weeks, but I’ll just try to sit back and not stress about it,” Myers said, via Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. “I’m not very familiar with this. That’s why I have an agent. I’m optimistic that they might give me an offer, but I guess they had a conversation at the combine and it didn’t sound like they were ready to do that. We’ll just see where it takes is.”

The Raiders are just starting to clear out some cap room to use when free agency opens next week, so perhaps there will be a chance for Myers to revisit a return to Oakland in the future. For now, though, it seems his surprising 2012 production will be his ticket out of town.

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25 Responses to “Brandon Myers: It looks like I’m leaving Raiders”
  1. dawsonleery says: Mar 5, 2013 9:40 AM

    He can’t block and most of his stats were in garbage time. He is not worth a big contract whatsoever.

  2. raiderapologist says: Mar 5, 2013 9:54 AM

    Good receiver, lousy blocker. Thanks for the memories.

  3. burnzy32 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:57 AM

    he was unproductive during the last four weeks of the season, my fantasy team could tell you that!

  4. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Mar 5, 2013 10:01 AM

    “It doesn’t look like that will be enough to keep Myers in Oakland. Whether it was because they feel Myers was a product of Knapp’s system or because he’s asking for more money than the Raiders are comfortable paying, the tight end feels he’s getting the message that it is time to ramble on.”

    This was totally made up by you Josh, no where in Corkran’s blog post does it state any of this. stick to the facts don’t make stuff up to spice up your posts..!

    Josh Alper: “I’d like to be there but it’s not looking like that right now” – Brandon Myers

    “I’m optimistic that they might give me an offer, but I guess they had a conversation at the combine and it didn’t sound like they were ready to do that.” – Brandon Myers

    So the player feels it doesn’t look like he’ll be in Oakland because the team hasn’t made an offer, but that doesn’t add up to an impression that he’s likely to leave the team?

  5. robinyount19 says: Mar 5, 2013 10:03 AM

    I don’t see how you can say his stats came in garbage time. They’re the Raiders, the last 160 games they’ve played have been garbage time. What are you differentiating the garbage time from?

  6. dawsonleery says: Mar 5, 2013 10:12 AM

    Robin, you clearly don’t understand football.

  7. mpoles says: Mar 5, 2013 10:24 AM

    Myers is a decent receiving tight end. He’s not terrible as a blocker, but he’s not great either. The problem here is that no doubt he and his agent feel he deserves to be paid according to his excellent 2012 catch numbers. However, most teams will look at the tape and see that he isn’t a dynamic, game-changing TE like a Gronkowski or a Graham or a (younger) Gates. They’re the TEs that people will pay big money to.

    TEs like Myers are pretty fungible. After all, that’s how Myers got the job in the first place – the previous two starters (Miller and Boss) had left, and he was capable of filling the spot. Someone else out there will also be capable of filling the spot. David Ausberry might be capable of filling the spot, and he’s on the roster. (Going into camp last year, Ausberry was tipped to win the job over Myers.)

    And yes, he was a good fit for the very conservative Knapp offence. Also, his catch numbers were inflated because none of the Raider WRs are reliable and the running game struggled. So even if he was resigned, he’s unlikely to hit 79 catches again.

    You mentioned Todd Christensen. It’s worth noting that the numbers in his most productive year (1986, when he led all NFL receivers) were inflated because the likes of Dokie Williams, Rod Barksdale and Jessie Hester weren’t reliable WRs and the running game struggled after Marcus Allen got injured. Mind you, while Myers had a good QB throwing to him, Christensen had a rotation of Rusty Hilger, Marc Wilson and a dusted-off 40 year old Jim Plunkett throwing to him that season.

  8. jaewest304 says: Mar 5, 2013 10:28 AM

    I liked Myers but I say let Ausberry take the spot. He’s faster and can’t be any worse at blocking.

  9. rockymtnphinfan says: Mar 5, 2013 10:48 AM

    Brandon:
    There’s this team called the Miami Dolphins. They would love to have you! Come enjoy the sunshine and pretty ladies in bikinis in south beach. We’ll teach you how to block, no worries.
    See Ya Soon!
    RockyMtnPhinFan

  10. humb0lt says: Mar 5, 2013 11:14 AM

    Maybe the Raiders can use their 2nd round pick to draft a tight end.

  11. stoogy says: Mar 5, 2013 11:42 AM

    humbolt raiders do not have a second round pick. I like myers hate to see him go. Great hands good route runner. Auseberry is going to have to step it up he is a physical TE that has one of the best stiff arms in the game.

  12. oakfosho says: Mar 5, 2013 11:42 AM

    Reggie cant do anything right.Fire this fat bag of chittlens now please!!!

  13. talkingheadsknowall says: Mar 5, 2013 11:56 AM

    Maybe the raiders can use this years 2nd round pick to trade for Phillip Rivers – raiders have a habit of giving up too much for used up has-beens

  14. wojo243 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:27 PM

    Myers is the most average player in the league. Jack of all trades, master of none.

    Also Humbolt is salty because Carson Palmer was better than Phillip Rivers last year.

  15. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:45 PM

    I’d love to have him on the Giants if the Giants indeed don’t bring back Marty.

  16. sicklnick121 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:57 PM

    I dont get the idea that Brandon Myers cant block. Im more inclined to think the coaching and style offense that was implemented last year didnt fit his skill set or what he was use to.. He was drafted cause he was a very good power blocker and his college coach said the Raiders will be impressed with his recieving ability. In college he was in a power blocking scheme..I would love to give him another year at the right price

  17. silvernblak says: Mar 5, 2013 1:28 PM

    If he has no idea how this works and is letting his agent take the reins for him? Who the hell is his agent! He may be forcing RM’s hand in a long term deal that may have him jobless! He cant block, he has no speed, no yards after the catch to really speak of, he is a catch and dive TE but has descent hands is all. Take your 3yr @ 3 mil. and shut up nd fall back in line or get stepping. Ausberry is just as good and his ceiling is alot higher and his pay much less. I think the Jags are looking for a 3Rd string TE?

  18. tdubdizzle says: Mar 5, 2013 1:51 PM

    “Maybe the Raiders can use their 2nd round pick to draft a tight end.”

    LOL I know that guys a Charger fan but how do you not laugh at that? And LOL at the guy under him who didn’t get the joke. GO RAIDERS!!!

  19. tdubdizzle says: Mar 5, 2013 1:54 PM

    Brandon Myers for the minimum, comeback to compete for the starting job. Hes no Pro-bowler but he is definitely a good player to have. If he doesn’t want to come back for cheap there are always solid veteran Tight ends hanging around later in free agency.

  20. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 5, 2013 2:06 PM

    what second round pick??? Raiders have none, look up facts before you (try) to be funny!!!

  21. crazyphatdude14 says: Mar 5, 2013 2:33 PM

    You are way off here. He did not play in a PBS in college. He was at Iowa which is a pure ZBS. They are come of the best coached lineman in college football and they frequently have the tight ends also practice blocking much the same way. Myers is average blocking. But a good receiver. He knows how to find the holes in zone coverage and has great hands. However, he won’t win any race and he isn’t a playmaker.

  22. radrntn says: Mar 5, 2013 2:45 PM

    nothing against Meyers, but DHB was out a few, Jacoby Ford was out, Denarious Moore, etc….his numbers are inflated by default….anybody remember Zach Miller…he also had 800 plus yards as a raider, and went to seattle where he had 200 total yards …Sorry but Zach Miller is a much better tight end than Meyers. With that said let him shop his services. If a team is willing to overpay him, so be it…if not sign back with us.

  23. socalraider909 says: Mar 5, 2013 5:46 PM

    I’d hate to see him go but Ausberry would be a beast in the power game

  24. nmrdr795 says: Mar 6, 2013 12:58 AM

    TE s seem to flourish in oakland…zack miller was a pro bowler and kevin boss was on the blimp. Now zack miller is average in seattle and the trash talker boss who was “happy to be on the other side” with the chefs was just dumped by them. Meyers gotta see raiders are cutting cost and paying realistic. One good year wont get you much if u really wanna stay take a normal salary or ausberry will do just fine.

  25. eklypse69 says: Mar 6, 2013 12:43 PM

    The top producing tight end, one of the top recievers on our entire team (including wide receivers), and we are letting him go.

    Typical Raiders logic. It becomes more and more difficult to be a fan as each year passes.

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