Let’s Send Al Davis Off with a Bang

Al Davis was born on July 4, 1929. In 1963, he was assigned the head coaching and general manager job of the Oakland Raiders. He became the commissioner of the American Football League three years later, only to return the Oakland after the merge of the AFL and NFL.

Fast forward to 44 years later, Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders have three Super Bowl wins and appeared in five.

The Raiders have had the second worst record in the NFL since 2002, with only the Detroit Lions losing more.

Ever since, the Raider Nation has been ridiculed by the ignorant fans of the teams that we have so long dominated in our team's existence.

In our attempts to climb back to the top, we drafted key position players on offense, such as JaMarcus Russell, Darren McFadden, and Darrius Heyward-Bey. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that these players have not played as well as hoped.

Fast forward a little more up until this very moment. JaMarcus Russell is no longer a part of the team. The team traded for a quarterback who can run an offense in Jason Campbell.

The team's current best running back is finally getting the appreciation that he deserves, supported by one of the best college athletes ever in Darren McFadden. Chaz Schilens and Louis Murphy have made it look like they were Tim Brown and Jerry Rice in 2002 compared to our receivers last year.

On the other side of the ball, our defense is looking to be one of the best, on paper. We drafted two rookie run stoppers early by selecting Rolando McClain and Lamarr Houston. We improved our pass rush and pass defense by trading for Kamerion Wimbley to team up with Trevor Scott, Nnamdi Asomugha, Michael Huff, Chris Johnson, and Tyvon Branch, as well as drafting Walter McFadden, Stevie Brown, and Jeremy Ware.

The Oakland Raiders organization is starting to take shape again and it's time for the Raiders to return to the top of the league ...

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