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    Al Davis

    How low is this guy? He seems like an idiot and a ******* all wrapped up into one. I don't think he really understands where football is even at these days, like the game passed him up. There has to be a time coming soon when no one will even apply for the Raiders Head Coaching job. I wouldnt want to work for this guy. Not to mention he isnt looking good physically.

    What are you thoughts on the way he handled Kiffin's firing?


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    Re: Al Davis

    It was difficult to listen to that press conference! I was embarrassed for all involved! I am sure the NFL offices in NY were not very happy!



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    i would agree with that. i cant see Davis running this team much longer. ( I wouldnt be objective to argue that he isnt even running it now...or at least running it well.) i dont think he is fit to hold his position any more.


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    Al Davis

    Looks like creepy billionaire, Mason Verger, from Hannibal



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    I couldn't get over how much he looks like the crypt keeper.






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    Re: Al Davis

    It's a horrible situation but I don't want all you that are bashing him now to come out and say "Oh, it's such a terrible loss" when this guy croaks. He should have given up his position a long time ago and no credible coach will want to go there, even though there is talent on the defense.



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    Re: Al Davis

    As crazy and abrasive as he may be these days I will give him due respect for all he has done for the game itslef in the past. He was a key figure in the NFL-AFL merger. That being said....

    He comes across as a bitter old man who holds on to grudges like they are made of gold. His roster decisions over the past few years have yeilded little in the way of all-pro claiber players. (Nnamdi Asomugh the exception) His free agent signings have been head scratchers in the last few years culminating with Javon "locker room cancer" Walker netting a ludricus contract this last off season. He dresses like a a 70's pimp wanna be and his refusal to change with the times has hampered the Raiders over the years. His ego and manical control over the team has driven away quality coaches (Shanahan, Gruden, Turner..) in control disputes and does not let them hire a staff rather give them one littered with old Raiders and Al Davis toadys.

    I for one think this franchise will be mired in mediocrity and turmoil until MR. Davis takes the big dirt nap. Which if the age of his mom when she passed (103) is any indication might be a while.



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    Al has definitely done a ton for the game and the NFL. But it's time for him to hang it up. He is a HOF guy acting like a *******.



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    Re: Al Davis

    I think it would be hard for any organization (or business for that matter) to be successful when you change leadership 5 times in 6 years. It has to be hard on the players to try and learn a new system every year. The lack of stability of this organization can be traced right back to Davis.


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    Al Davis

    Jigsaw from the Saw movies



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    Re: Al Davis

    One, he said that Lane recommend the FA signing of Walker and the CB who's name escapes me now. However, he wasn't even allowed to set his own active roster for the week, are you kidding me?

    Also when he hired Kiffin his quote was, I was watching USC 30 years ago and they were having a great season until the lost to UCLA in the final game. I had to know who was calling the plays. That wasn't 30 years ago it was 3. Come on Al.

    Also, he scares me. He looks like death.


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    Davis is crazy...and not crazy-like-a-fox crazy, either.

    More like mad cow crazy...



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    Al Davis was a coach, and the problem is that is what he still wants to be. He is just one of those owners who has not learned to step away from the on-the-field stuff. Jerry Jones used to be that way, but finally learned it was better to step back and let the coaches do what you hired them to do.

    I can't fault Davis too much. The man was a committed owner back in the day, and no one can argue with his past success as an owner. I think the problem is he just did not adjust with the times very well, and always felt that things should just be the way they were back in the Raiders' glory days. Times change. He didn't. The organization has not changed much either. It seems to be run the same way it was back in the 80's when the Raiders were successful.

    I worked at the L.A. Coliseum (for the company that ran the food and novelty concessions) from 1983 to 1991. Way back then, the Raiders had a certain way of doing things, and when things changed, they did not adjust very well. One example I remember was that we were told the income the Raiders received off of concessions and novelty sales had always covered their "game-day" expenses. Well, with the move to L.A. and a new contract at the colisuem, and with new NFL rules about revenue-sharing, what they were making at the Coliseum no longer covered their expenses. They had a really hard time understanding why that was the case. They (the Raiders front office people, Al Locasal in particular) just could not understand that times had changed. Another example was that they could not understand why their charges for catering in the press box were so much higher in LA. Well, it was LA, not Oakland. And the number of press in LA is far greater than in Oakland and the Bay area. But, just little things like that were indicative of how out of touch the organization was then, and still is now. They just don't accept change.

    Davis needs to step down, but it will never happen until he dies, or becomes incapacitated in some way. Not sure who would take over then. He is the majority owner in the team, but he is not the only owner.

    To me it is kind of sad. He was so successful, and now just doesn't have it any more.

    Ok, I've bored you enough.



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    Re: Al Davis

    I think he should stay. Makes for 2 easy wins every season. Go Broncos!!!


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    Re: Al Davis

    I don't know why anyone would want to coach for him after this. You would have to pay me A LOT of money to take that job.



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