The art of negotiation: Raiders style


The art of negotiation: Raiders style

By Justin Aucoin

In honor of the passing of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, the Raiders made a trade that has fans and pundits scratching their heads at best, and running for the hills after setting everything in Oakland ablaze at worst.

The Raiders traded a first round pick and future considerations for Carson Palmer. Thats right a first rounder for a guy who has about as many career interceptions as he does TD passes. He also hasnt seen any action this season since demanding a trade. Oof.

We did some investigating and caught a sneak peek at the Raiders negotiating handbook.

Tip: Give them an offer they cannot refuse

The Cincinnati Bengals said they wouldnt trade Carson Palmer under any circumstances. Clearly the Bengals didnt expect someone to give a first rounder or two for Carson, otherwise they wouldve said We wont trade Carlson Palmer for anyone or anything, except for an absolutely ridiculous offer. Oh hai, Oakland!

Tip: Sell and sell hard

As they always say, if at first they reject your offer sell harder. If you cant sell it, hire someone who can.

Tip: Know a steal when you see it

People are constantly trying to screw you over be it your bank, a ticket scalper, or your nephew who paints rocks with Crayola crayons and pretending that theyre gold. Having a keen eye and knowing when someone is trying to screw you and when someone is offering you an absolute steal is essential to the teams success.

Tip: When negotiating a deal, always double it

Are they asking for 500 for that finger painting done by a monkey? Double it. Tell them youll give them 1000. Youll catch them off guard and thats when you have them right where you want them.

Tip: Dont be afraid to take risks

To be fair, Oakland learned this trick from Wall Street. Theyve never screwed up, right?

Report: Jones may still go after Goodell

Report: Jones may still go after Goodell

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has backed down from his threat to sue the NFL over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, is adamant about his fellow owners discussing it at a Dec. 13 meeting, according to Pro Football Talk.

Here's more from Charean Williams of's Pro Football Talk.


Injury won't stop Brady in the kitchen on Thanksgiving


Injury won't stop Brady in the kitchen on Thanksgiving

Tom Brady was back at practice Thanksgiving morning despite an Achilles' injury that kept him out of Wednesday session.

TB12 was also playing hurt in the kitchen later Thursday as he posted a photo of him preparing Thanksgiving biscuits for his holiday feast.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I wanted to say how much I love and appreciate you all for the support you have given me....

Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, November 23, 2017

Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, also took to social media to post photos of the biscuit master and family jumping for joy to celebrate Turkey Day. Tom's rocking the Uggs of course, but watch that sore Achilles'!