Two More Moves For the Oakland Raiders To Make: Part Two

Before I begin, I want to acknowledge the death of Jack Tatum. Those were the first two words I ever spoke because of my older brothers.

Jared Gaither is definitely a man well-needed in Raider Nation. He remains unhappy in Baltimore so a move for him is possible.

While many question Gaither's heart and work ethic, he has done nothing but produce on the field. His production is certainly that of a man that puts the work in.

Gaither gave up only three sacks last year and combined that with an 89 percent win percentage at the point of attack in the run game. Only one in every ten lineman in the NFL has such an impressive POA percentage. 

Gaither is already an elite tackle in the NFL and is surely on his way to being one of the most dominant left tackles in the league.

If he's all that, why did Baltimore draft Michael Ohr and move Gaither to the right side?

It's not that simple.

Gaither was taken in the supplemental draft so his salary doesn't match that of an elite left tackle.  Realizing later that he actually was an elite left tackle, he whispered about wanting more money.

The Ravens heard those whispers and realized they only had him for a two-year term. That led to the Ravens picking Ohr, who was the best player on the board anyway.

Upon Ohr's arrival, Giather showed that he was the better player and kept his position. After a great year, the Ravens decide to move Gaither to the right side.


So they can tender him at the right tackle position and pay him less money.

Upon the move, Gaither came up with a strange foot  injury and missed a day of minicamp. That was definitely a move of unhappiness.

How would you feel if you earned the right to get paid like an elite left tackle and your team moved you to avoid doing so? Article Source: Bleacher Report - Oakland Raiders