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AL DAVIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Did Howie Long Play with ‘Metal Pebbles” Embedded in Jersey

If this seems crazy, that’s because it might very well be. But let’s tell you the story and let you decide for yourself. According to the Heritage Auction house, the site has an authentic Howie Long jersey for sale. What makes this specific jersey interesting is an authenticator Troy Kinunen indicates that there are metal like pebbles embedded underneath the numbers of the jersey...
Via Sportsnaut
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys need to win big against the Jaguars

Dallas, TX- “Just win, baby.” The late Al Davis knew what he was talking about with the preaching of that simple message. After many believed the Cowboys would have handled business against Washington, they didn’t. As Tony Romo was patiently waiting on the sidelines in his sweats last week, he had the unfortunate task of watching his back-up look ineffective and now the Cowboys...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Mark Davis Fire Dennis Allen if Raiders Start 0-4?

When Reggie McKenzie sold Mark Davis on his “3-year plan” for the Raiders to be competitive again, this surely isn’t what Davis had in mind. Granted, the problems that McKenzie and his hand-picked head coach, Dennis Allen, had to surmount were unprecedented in the league’s recent history. From the decade of draft futility to salary cap problems that prevented the Raiders...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reggie McKenzie Rebuilds Oakland Raiders and Brand

For decades, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis won a lot of football games with a certain brand of football. With that brand of football, his Raiders were at one time the winningest organization in professional sports.  He once told NFL Films, "The greatness of the Raiders is in it's future because whoever's around can look back at our great past to build off of." Davis maintained...
Via Football Nation
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The only guarantee for the Oakland Raiders in the NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders have always thought outside of the box when it came to the NFL Draft. For most of their history, it was a product of having a maverick owner in Al Davis. But when he passed away and his son Mark Davis hired Reggie McKenzie as the general manager, things did not really change. Last year, with his first ever first round pick as a general manager, McKenzie took cornerback...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Davis Mock Draft - Oakland Raiders

One of the greatest football minds, the NFL, will ever see Al Davis was a pioneer of a brand and style of play that brings distinction and separation to the Oakland Raiders. Davis died at aged 82, at his home in Oakland on October 8, 2011. Oakland fans knew whatever NFL prospect ran the fastest forty at the NFL Scouting Combine leading up to the draft likely would be on hi...
Via College2Pro.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Accepting Michael Sam is the Raider way

The Oakland Raiders have always welcomed those who were not welcome. Legendary Raiders owner Al Davis was the definition of a maverick. He was unlike any owner in the NFL in many ways. From his rise to ownership from head coach, to his unwillingness to follow the trends of other teams in the NFL. Davis always did things his own way. One of the greatest ways Davis differentiated himself...
Via cover32 - Raiders
February 10, 2014  |  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...
Via cover32 - Raiders
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 […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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