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Looking at the Raiders after Al Davis

The Raiders provided perhaps the most indelible moments of the weekend in the aftermath of their win in Houston.

The head coach, Hue Jackson, was overcome by emotion on the sideline following the passing of Al Davis.  The late owner’s son, Mark Davis, was embraced in the owner’s box above the field.

Florio tackled the future of the Raiders ownership in a post on Sunday that is worth checking out.  Peter King and Florio also discussed what happens next in Oakland on the set of Football Night in America Sunday night.

This much we know for sure: The Raiders’ on-field product is in better shape than it has been for nearly a decade. They are in this playoff race to stay.

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13 Responses to “Looking at the Raiders after Al Davis”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 10, 2011 9:24 AM

    Some of us saw this coming two years ago, Gregg, it’s REALLY easy to see now.

  2. tatum064 says: Oct 10, 2011 9:32 AM

    Looking good. Interesting stat; The Raiders were outgained, and it was the first win where McFadden was held under 100 yards, but they still won. The Texans are for real, and Mario Williams exit, might have been the one thing that helped seal the win. It was an emotional locker room afterwards, and Jackson stressed, that they still have a lot to work on, but to keep fighting.

    That secondary is way too inexperienced and Bresnahan calls are too vanilla in passing situations late – they are a work in progress. Now they have to beat the teams; Cleveland, Kansas City and the motivated Broncos (now with Tebow time starting)

  3. thevikes85 says: Oct 10, 2011 9:38 AM

    Still saddened by his passing every real football fan should be.Thank you Al.rest in peace.

  4. philvil41 says: Oct 10, 2011 9:54 AM

    The Greatness of the Raiders is in it’s future.

  5. jjbadd says: Oct 10, 2011 10:04 AM

    Matt Shaub literally handed them the game, no offense intended. Its not what the Raiders did, its what Shaub did. Tha little flipout was just a bonehead move! But still RIP Al!

  6. nysaysbringit says: Oct 10, 2011 10:25 AM

    Good game Raiders…sorry for your loss.
    Jets fan

  7. rayguyreturns says: Oct 10, 2011 11:33 AM

    jjbadd says:
    Matt Shaub literally handed them the game, no offense intended. Its not what the Raiders did, its what Shaub did.
    ____________________________________

    So when we lost to Buffalo on the last play of the game, did it diminish the win for Buffalo? Hell no.

    We just sucked it up and moved on…like you should.

  8. radrntn says: Oct 10, 2011 11:46 AM

    final time —J-bust sat us back a couple of years. We have had the pieces for a few years now. Now it all comes down to Jason Cambell, and especially his abilty to be able to throw the ball down the field in the play of field instead of repeatedly throwing it out of bounds down the side line.

    btw you can tell Peter King does not know Mark.

  9. rdrs68 says: Oct 10, 2011 12:35 PM

    Any chance John Madden plays a role? He was always close to Al and the organization could benefit from his presence even in a limited role in the short term as the new Raid-ahs emerge.

  10. crippled4life says: Oct 10, 2011 12:53 PM

    I’m sure there is a game plan in place. I’ve heard Al say that the team will stay with Carol and Mark when he is no longer around. I cannot imagine that they did not have a good solid plan to move forward knowing that Al was so frail.

  11. raiderz4life says: Oct 10, 2011 1:23 PM

    Greg this is irresponsible journalism. You stated that “The Raiders’ on-field product is in better shape than it has been for nearly a decade.” Definitely not true. Real football fans realize that the Oakland Raiders were in the Superbowl in 2002 and were better than 30 other teams in the NFL that year. Furthermore, the Oakland Raiders have been the most consistent team in the NFL since the 1960’s. They have been to the Superbowl in every decade. That’s why they are the only NFL team with the nickname “Team of the Decades.” You would think that the media would stop perpetuating untruths following the passing of NFL and Raider Great Al Davis. Do us all a favor next time and check your facts before hitting the submit button. Silver and Black Pride…RaiderNation Stand Up!!

  12. geezohman says: Oct 10, 2011 1:58 PM

    all i ever heard was Al Davis, Al Davis, Al Davis and all his coaches the past what…10-20 years.. not since the 70’s has Oakland really been worth anything..

    All of a sudden, there is this ‘Mark Davis’ guy?

    As a father, I plan to turn alot over to my son way sooner than AL… if you think you’re good, then how do you not then trust your soon.

    the other AL i know of is.. AL BUNDY… Married with Children…

    Personally…, i’m glad to see him out, he didn’t impress me as an owner with those coaches coming and going, who hired them to begin with, he should have got the message way early, no one really wanted to interview or join that team, except… the ‘black’ coach.. sorry, his name is at the tip of my tongue…

  13. audient says: Oct 10, 2011 2:40 PM

    raiderz4life says:
    Oct 10, 2011 1:23 PM
    Greg this is irresponsible journalism. You stated that “The Raiders’ on-field product is in better shape than it has been for nearly a decade.” Definitely not true. Real football fans realize that the Oakland Raiders were in the Superbowl in 2002 and were better than 30 other teams in the NFL that year.

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    The 2002 WAS nearly a decade ago.
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    Furthermore, the Oakland Raiders have been the most consistent team in the NFL since the 1960′s. They have been to the Superbowl in every decade.

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    In what Super Bowl did the Raiders appear during the 90s?

    Let’s list out Raiders appearances:
    1967 (loss)
    1976 (win)
    1980 (win)
    1983 (win)
    2002 (loss)

    A fine record, yes, but no 90s appearance. Perhaps you are taking an average? Want to reconsider what “nearly a decade” means?
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    Do us all a favor next time and check your facts before hitting the submit button.

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    Yes, let’s all do that, please. Thanks.

    All razzin’ aside, Raiders have a fine history, and Al Davis’ affect on the game is immeasurable. I’m sorry for your loss.

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