Unfortunately, they were forced to release some solid production that helped contribute to their 2012 success. To add insult to injury, the flashy talent pool was running on empty when it came to their first selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.
“You just think of the faces of the Raiders over the years and if you put a montage together of all these faces, Ben Davidson would have been one of the faces of the Raiders, and rightly so.”
When the late Al Davis ran the show for the Oakland Raiders, there were a lot of questionable contracts given out to players that essentially held the team back. Some fans are still haunted by the contracts of JaMarcus Russell, Javon Walker, and DeAngelo Hall.
The 49ers say rookie linebacker Aldon Smith is “recovering comfortably” from stab wounds suffered in a fight at a party near San Jose Saturday night that also resulted in gunshot wounds to two other men.
For nearly a half-century, Al Davis ran the Oakland Raiders’ draft room in his own unique way. He coveted speed and size, seemingly ahead of almost all other attributes.
The Oakland Raiders have hired 39-year-old Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head coach. Allen is the Raiders sixth head coach in the last ten years.
The Oakland Raiders have long been impulsive with coaches: when in doubt, fire away. Owner Al Davis is gone, but some say new GM Reggie McKenzie’s quick-trigger ousting of head coach Hue Jackson feels familiar.
Raiders owner Mark Davis introduced Reggie McKenzie as his new general manager in Oakland Tuesday, just hours after head coach Hue Jackson was let go.
The Oakland Raiders have landed their new personnel man, who faces the daunting task of helping fill the void left by late owner Al Davis.
After wrapping up a disappointing 8-8 season with a 38-26 loss to San Diego that cost them the AFC West title, the Raiders go into an offseason that promises plenty of change.