Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 10/8/11
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We were met today with the shocking news that Raiders owner Al Davis has passed away. Raiders.com announced the news, and the site has a history up honoring the visionary. No doubt, tributes will pour in all day, as they should. But for now, let’s look back at his influence. Last week, I was talking to Patriots QB Tom Brady about the best way to avoid media controversies like the Red Sox are dealing with His answer? “Just win, baby.” That was his knowing nod to Davis. This is the NFL’s official statement on Davis, right here and here. As for Patriots coach Bill Belichick, he clearly has an unbelievable respect for the NFL icon. In this blog entry, Belichick reflected on the time when Davis interviewed him for a head coaching coach job. “It was a great experience for me to have those couple days of conversations with him,” Belichick said.
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