Raiders will wear helmet sticker honoring Al Davis

AP

One day after the passing of long-time Raiders owner Al Davis, his beloved team will play an important early-season game in Houston.

Steve Wyche of NFL.com reports that the Raiders will wear a helmet sticker honoring their late owner.

It is expected that a moment of silence will be observed at most if not all games this weekend.  At Gillette Stadium, the gesture will come only one week after Davis and the Raiders observed a pregame moment of silence for Myra Kraft, the late wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, when the Raiders hosted New England.

20 responses to “Raiders will wear helmet sticker honoring Al Davis

  1. A sticker? That’s it. Not even a patch?

    No. I have something better.

    Put his face on the helmet!

    The Oakland Als. I like it!

  2. stairwayto7 says:
    Oct 9, 2011 9:39 AM
    I want to wear one also! I will not wear pink for fighting cancer though!

    Aaron Rodgers
    ==================================

    they should end that soon…or just wear the bow patch on the jersey..they have made the point of breast cancer awareness….i dont think it should be politicized, patch salutes, initial decals and salutes should only go to fallen NFL owners, players, etc.

  3. The best way to honor him would be for:

    1.Heyward-Bey to have 15 catches for 200 yards at least once this season.

    2. Darren McFadden to win the MVP award

    3. Jamarcus Russell to re-join the team and throw for 40 TD’s this season.

  4. This song may have been written about Mr. Davis

    “And now the end is near
    And so I face the final curtain
    My friend I’ll say it clear
    I’ll state my case of which I’m certain.

    I’ve lived a life that’s full
    I traveled each and every highway
    And more, much more than this
    I did it my way.

    Regrets I’ve had a few
    But then again too few to mention.

    I did what I had to do
    And saw it through without exemption.

    I planned each charted course
    Each careful step along the byway
    And more, much more than this
    I did it my way.

    Yes there were times I’m sure you knew
    When I bit off more than I could chew….

    But through it all when there was doubt
    I ate it up and spit it out….

    I faced it all, And I stood tall and did it my way.

    I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
    I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
    And now as tears subside
    I find it all so amusing.

    To think I did all that
    And may I say not in a shy way…

    Oh no, oh no, not me
    I did it my way.

    For what is a man what has he got
    If not himself then he has not…

    To say the things he truly feels
    And not the words of one who kneels…

    The record shows I took the blows
    And did it my way

    Yes it was my way.”

  5. I don’t give a rip about the Raiders, but that guy was monolithic in his influence on the game as we now know it. Every team ought to wear something on their helmets. Dude steered the history of this game.

  6. They ought to make that a permanent addition to the base of the stripe at the back of the helmet (smaller version)

  7. Oct 9, 2011 10:04 AM
    A sticker? That’s it. Not even a patch?

    My thought would be the logistics of getting the patches made and sewn on in such short notice would be more difficult to manage this week….

  8. For the hate that goes on between fans, there’s obviously a level of respect amongst owners, including Davis and Kraft. What Davis did for Kraft was very kind and good-hearted, something fans have no clue about Davis.

    For those teams who honor Al Davis today, you are making a very good decision about mutual respect. For those who choose not to, shame on you and I hope you lose your games.

  9. What allot of people don’t understand is that among other things, Al Davis made the Raiders a team to either love, or hate.

    That was him, he’s always used the “us against them” philosophy.

    So go ahead and hate the Raiders, just like Mr Davis wanted you to.

  10. Ratpee1 says: Oct 9, 2011 12:37 PM

    The Texans are for Real!!

    Houston 31 Raiders 13
    *************************************************
    No, the Raiders are for real.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!