Al Davis: Has He Learned His Lesson?

February 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

And no, no one in their right mind would say this to his face.
Al Davis never learns a lesson, from anyone...he simply adapts things to "his" point of view.
Recently an article had appeared, mentioning the Raiders were giving up on the stopwatch, long thought of Al Davis' primary tool for judging talent for the Raiders.
Looking at past mistakes, ranging from Darrius Heyward-Bey to Carlos Francis, speed is one thing that Al Davis has always loved...just like winning.
After a number of losing seasons though, Al Davis was rather give up on speed, if it meant he had the chance to win again.
Reading into this aspect a bit further, Al had a similar problem, during the early '70s and John Madden's style of play. When Madden first took over as head coach, he kept the hallmark of Davis football, the wide open offense.
Sure, it won games...but it only could go so far.
Madden, noticing this problem, started to develop a more hard-nosed approach to football, the ...

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