Oakland Raiders Need a Personality on Their Football Team

The Oakland Raiders.

A storied franchise, the Raiders have been known throughout the years as a feisty team with numerous different, entertaining personalities on the roster.

Ranging from guys like George Atkinson to Ted Hendricks, the Raiders have always had guys who entertained. Period. They signified who the Raiders were—tough and mean.

For Al Davis, that was an important factor when evaluating players. How tough are they? What kind of character did they have on and off the field? This is a philosophy that still exists within the Oakland Raiders, but is diminishing quickly.

Really, who do we have on the team right now that is the get in your face, headliner type? Richard Seymour perhaps. Tommy Kelly does play a bit dirty here and there. LaMarr Houston has a mouth that he loves to run. Louis Murphy is the same way.

Is that it? I will brag that the Raiders boast some of the best high-character football players in the league—guys like Nnamdi Asomugha (for now), Stanford Routt, Jason Campbell, Rolando McClain and Darrius Heyward-Bey, among others.

And I have no problem with that. I actually really like that we're building a team that features some of the greatest guys in football.

Still, I find myself longing for football players who entertain me off the field. Big-time personalities; guys who back up their shenanigans with their play on the field.

Don't get me wrong. I do think that the Raiders, a young growing team, doesn't have time for "me first" players.

But maybe we need a couple guys who can get Oakland some media attention. I'm going to be real with you here—the Raiders' attendance number is dropping at a rapid pace. That is NOT a good thing.

In the end, I don't think it'd hurt if we added a good personality to the offense. Obviously we'll never see a guy like Ted Hendricks again (the NFL won't allow it) but still, I'm confident a pl...

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