Why Can’t Oakland Raiders Owner Al Davis Drive 55 MPH? Speed, Speed, Speed!!

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has always, always been a man driven by the desire to create the greatest football team of all time. There will never be an NFL owner like the legendary "maverick" himself, Mr. Al Davis.

Since the 1960s, Al Davis had been a foundation for the AFL. F. Wayne Valley hired Al Davis to coach the Oakland Raiders in 1963. At 33, Davis was the youngest coach in professional football history. Being Al, he went to work immediately and implemented the "vertical game."

That season the Raiders improved to 10–4. Al Davis was also named the AFL Coach of the Year. Soon after, Al Davis left the Raiders for a short period to serve as the AFL Commissioner. In doing so, he rapidly merged the AFL and the NFL. This merger was the birth of the " Super Bowl". Thanks again Al .

Shortly after, Al Davis returned to Oakland. Winning has always been in his heart and he was back to make winners of the Silver and Black. It was only a matter of time before he would get the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl. The wait was short. The Oakland Raiders played in Superbowl II. Unfortunately, they lost to the Green Bay Packers but they had made it to the big game.

Next step: a win.

To get his team "committed to excellence," Al Davis brought in some speedsters and cannon-armed quarterbacks such as the "Mad Bomber," Daryl Lamonica. Al Davis wanted to attack opponents and score at will and to do so, Mr. Davis needed speed!

Speed, speed, speed.

It is well-known throughout the NFL that Al Davis loves the fastest players of the draft.  He has always been a fan of what we all call "The Bomb."  Al Davis not only used speed for the offense; he also developed it in the defense.

Huge names like Jack Tatum, Mike Haynes, Willie Brown, Lester Hayes and Ted Hendricks terrorized opponents who were stopped, punished or intercepted by a speedy silver-and-black...

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