Oakland Raiders: Can Al Davis’ Confidence Turn the Raiders Into a Contender?

January 20, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Confidence is the Patriots head coach Bill Belichick going for it on fourth-and-two on his own 40-yard line in the middle of the second quarter.
Or former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs starting backup quarterback Doug Williams in the Super Bowl against future Hall of Famer John Elway when the sports world laughed.
Confidence, too, is the boy David going up against the greatest of opponents when the world said he had no shot.
Confidence is another try, when you’d rather quit and cry.
Confidence is also the Raiders owner Al Davis, which he has showed throughout his career, giving castaways another shot, taking the throwaways and rejects and mending them into a formidable bunch.
Before Jimmy Jones was—Al Davis had already been.
When asked who had the greatest impact on their professional careers, Lance Alworth, Jim Otto, George Blanda, Willie Brown, Gene Upshaw, Fred Biletnikoff, Art Shell, Ted Hendricks and John Madden—all named Mr. Al Davis.
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