TWO WORDS!! THANK GOD!
Honestly, this is the best news I’ve heard in a while when it comes to the Raiders’ defense. Stanford Routt, CB, was released less than a year after signing a big $54.5 million dollar contract. This comes shortly after the Raiders hire new defensive coordinator, Jason Tarver. As a Raider fan myself, I’m happy to see this happen because of the many crucial penalties he caused during the season. They would come at the times when the Raiders would have had a big defensive stop, but because of his pass interference calls or holding calls the opposing team would get the first down.
When Nnamdi Asomugha was on the team Routt’s numbers were actually pretty decent and relatively better than Asomugha’s. So it was only right for him to get a big contract, but for the following season he would have to show up in a major way since the team lost Asomugha to the Eagles. WRONG! Routt gave up nine touchdown passes and led the NFL with 17 penalties. That is not numbers a starting cornerback who would have received $5 million on Friday (if he was still on the Raider roster) should’ve been producing. So it was only right, in post-Davis fashion, to let him go.