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AL DAVIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

New plans released for LA-area stadium to house Chargers, Raiders

  New designs released Thursday night for a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area include simulated lightning bolts for the San Diego Chargers and a flame honoring late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. The thoroughly revamped plans for the $1.7 billion joint stadium proposal by the two teams came just two months after the project and an initial set of designs were first announced...
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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...
Via cover32
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Sleek new plans released for Los Angeles-area NFL stadium

CARSON, Calif. (AP) New designs for a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area include simulated lightning bolts for the San Diego Chargers and a flame honoring late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. The thoroughly revamped plans for the $1.7 billion joint stadium proposal by the two teams were released on Thursday, just two months after the project was first announced and two...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Showing a Commitment to Youth?

This off season there was a youth movement in Oakland. I’m not talking about the Oakland A’s, I’m talking about the other team that plays in the Coliseum — the Raiders. Over the Al Davis era the Raiders have tried to find that magical second wind in veteran players. Davis would combine these players with young talent to create a balance. This has worked multiple times with...
Via BaySportsNet
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
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

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
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