Oakland Raiders: Al Davis Wants the Team To Get Better in 2011

Review for Retention and Revitalization of the Oakland Raiders

Al Davis made a presentation at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 2006. The win-loss record for the Oakland Raiders in that same year was four wins and 12 losses.

How do you think Davis feels now, having been given one of the highest honors in professional football (he was enshrined in 1992), yet his team had the worst win-loss record in a seven-year period? We look back, using hindsight.

We look at the present and we are grateful for the 8-8 record, but we expect more in 2011.

Here is the data to remind you "how stuck on low achievement" this may have seemed to a lot of people:

Year     Wins     Losses

2010     8          8

2009     5         11

2008     5         11

2007     4         12

2006     2         14

2005     4         12

2004     5         11

2003     4         12

I know of a professional educator who received all types of accolades in 1984. He was placed in a high school where the students did not seem to care much about pursuing excellence. He told the students, "A teacher is only as great as his students. If you are failing, then I am failing."


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