What Raiders owner Mark Davis is faced with in Oakland

With the Oakland Raiders declining to use neither the franchise nor the transition tag on Lamarr Houston or Jared Veldheer, as was the common thought process among fans and sports media pundits, one is left to wonder what exactly owner Mark Davis is thinking under that bowl haircut of his. On the heels of Davis’ much publicized interview where he stated very bluntly that there...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Davis speaks: Dennis Allen and Reggie McKenzie had better listen

After consecutive 4-12 seasons, owner Mark Davis issued a stern warning to his general manager Reggie Mckenzie and head coach Dennis Allen. The son of the late great Al Davis, Mark has shown to be a more patient man than his legendary father. However on Tuesday Mark made a classic move that his dad is probably smiling down upon. Mark made a statement that undoubtedly shook the boots...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

List of every WR drafted by the Raiders: Who is the best?

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis was an innovator. After coaching under Don “Air” Coryell, one of the first NFL head coaches to really push the idea of throwing the ball more often, Davis went on to develop the vertical offense, a precursor to the pass happy schemes seen in today’s NFL. Davis, along with San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh (who was also a coach under Coryell...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders come up short on paying cheerleaders

Years ago, Raiders boss Al Davis had a front-office lieutenant everyone called Little Al. One of his jobs was to assemble the Raiderettes - the squad itself, not the individual cheerleaders, who came already assembled. Before kickoff at a season opener, Little Al stood on the sideline watching his Raiderettes and said to a sportswriter, "Great crop, isn't it?" Now...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Davis and the Raider way lives on in Mark Davis

The Oakland Raiders and Al Davis were synonymous for many years. The owner and former coach ran almost every aspect of the football operations and was the face of the franchise like no other owner ever has been or ever will be. Even Jerry Jones is not the same type of figurehead as Davis was. So when he passed away, many began preparing themselves for what were expected to be some...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders make Al Davis proud; Darrell Green’s son signed to practice squad

Today the Oakland Raiders made a move that would have Al Davis smiling. They signed one of the fastest players in the NFL’s son. Today the Raiders signed Jared Green the son of Darrell Green. Darrell Green was known as the fastest man in the NFL for several years. Jared played his college ball at […]
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders In No Rush For Some Pass Rush

“Within the first five minutes of the game, the other team’s quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard”. This quote belongs to the late, great Al Davis, in a testament of the importancy of having a stout pass-rush to the success of a defense. Ironically, the Oakland Raiders, the franchise that will always be represented by his [...]
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July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Davis: “The Raiders will be great again”

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis told the San Jose Mercury News that he won’t put up with anyone mocking his late father Al Davis or the Raiders organization. Davis also claims that general manager Reggie Mckenzie’s job is not on the line after Davis recently fired their former media relations director, Zak Gilbert, who McKenzie hired last year. “Not at all. Reggie understands...
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June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders fire PR guy Zak Gilbert because of SI article

The apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree in the case of Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis. Davis, the son of the late Al Davis, decided to fire team PR director Zak Gilbert because he was upset with the way he and his father were portrayed in a recent SI article, according to the [...]
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June 02, 2013  |  4 Comments

Oakland Raiders did not have a full-time groundskeeper under Al Davis

The stories of how far behind the times the Oakland Raiders were in Al Davis’ later years are infamous. Last year, we passed along a story saying that new GM Reggie McKenzie asked the team to construct a modern-day “war room” for the NFL Draft because no such room existed at the team’s facilities. Now we’re learning that the team did not even have a full-time groundskeeper...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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