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NFL legend Ken Stabler has passed away at 69

Despite a premature report earlier in the day that led to confusion surrounding the status of former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler, his family has confirmed that the all-time great passed away on Thursday at the age of 69. Here’s part of the statement confirming Stabler’s death: “He was a kind, generous and unselfish man, never turning down an autograph request or an opportunity...
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Reggie McKenzie and the New Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002 when the team went 11-5 and made a trip to the Super Bowl. From 2003 to 2011, the team went through six head coaches and had a record of 45 wins and 99 losses. In 2011, the Legendary Al Davis passed away and his son Mark Davis took control of the team. One of Marks first decisions was to hire the team a General Manager...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NFL offered to build a stadium in Los Angeles and Al Davis turned them down

The stadium news surrounding the Oakland Raiders just keeps getting crazier. No new news about the future? Let’s turn back the clock and get some absolutely crazy news from the past. According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, the league offered to fund 90% of a stadium for the Raiders in Los Angeles back in 1995 and Al Davis turned them down: At NFL owner’s meetings in 1995, the NFL...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Brown says Al Davis did not play a role in drafting him and did not want him

This may not be breaking news, but it is a story that I have never heard before and I found it to be incredibly interesting. While on the Afternoon Delight with John Lund and Greg Papa, Brown revealed that he never spoke with Al Davis on draft night. He said that Davis wanted a guy by the name of Paul Gruber, an offensive tackle but was unable to trade up in order to get him. As...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Co-founder of the Oakland Raiders dies at age 91

The Oakland Raiders lost the person most associated with the team on October 8, 2011 when legendary owner and coach Al Davis passed away. But what some forget is that Davis was not there from the beginning with the Raiders. In fact, before joining the Raiders, Al Davis was a member of the Los Angeles Chargers. But once he was hired by the Raiders, there was no turning back. He took...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Davis Will be Directly Involved in Raiders Coaching Search

The Oakland Raiders next major decision as a franchise will be who to hire as the organization’s next head coach. And it appears that enigmatic Raiders owner Mark Davis will directly involve himself in the process. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News summed up his brief conversation with Davis in a recent report.  Davis is making it clear that he’s going to be involved...
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December 25, 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...
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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

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...
April 11, 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...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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