The Raiders so badly wanted the seventh pick, which they were likely going to use to take Marshall wideout Moss, that they offered the Saints two second-roundel's this year and their first-rounder in 1999. New Orleans declined and took San Diego State tackle Kyle Turley. Although he is a good prospect, Turley doesn't have as much value as the three draft choices that New Orleans could have acquired.
Baggage and All, Chester a Chief
Good luck to the Chiefs in trying to get defensive tackle Chester McGlockton to play hard for 16 games. He never did during six seasons with the Raiders. After the Dolphins dropped out last week as the bidding approached $6 million a year, one NFC general manager called Miami director of football operations Bob Ackles and said, "Congratulations. Getting out of that auction was the best thing you've ever done."
The End Zone
Headaches Are No Problem
Former coach Jerry Glanville broke an ankle and four ribs last Saturday when he crashed during a stock car race at Phoenix International Raceway. Upon being told that hospital officials wanted to do a CAT scan on his brain, Glanville said, "Oh, you don't have to do that. I don't have a brain anyway."