Past Perspectives: Daryle Lamonica, Ken Stabler…Lessons for Today?

March 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two of the greatest quarterbacks the Raiders had in their early history, can serve as a good lesson for today's team: Daryle Lamonica and Ken Stabler.
Daryle Lamonica, for his numbers, wasn't well-received on arrival in the Bay Area. Fans had warmed up to Tom Flores and aside from injuries, looked like the future for the team.
Al Davis, who was still working behind the scenes, wanted to "stretch the field," in more ways than one. Looking for ways to improve a team, he was wanting to find a QB that was ready to air it out, to surprise the club and provide some shock value. Granted at the time of the trade Al was a little surprised, being that the GM had pulled the trigger on the deal, Al was more upset at the cost of the trade, in general due to the looking of a two for one setup with the Bills. Daryle had been lodged behind Jack Kemp in Buffalo and when he had his chances to play, wasn't exactly eye-opening.
But, through the naysayers and booing, Daryle Lamonica set the ...

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