The Truth About The Oakland Raiders 2010 Off-Season

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This NFL off-season has been an interesting one for the Oakland Raiders.
Since 2003, Raider Nation has been accustomed to big spending in free agency, in many cases on retread players, and questionable trades.
Then the "Al Davis is crazy" program would iterate and eventually, even the players, fans, and employees would start to believe it and lose confidence in the team; merely showing up in order to get paid and make any attempt possible to distance themselves from Al Davis.
Much of that iteration is fueled by the fact that Al Davis is indifferent towards opinions about him and his decisions, because well, people have called him crazy ever since he started giving big checks to and using high draft picks on minority players, when the paradigm was that you could merely wait until later rounds to take minority players.
Such as Hall of Fame tackle Art Shell or Hall of Fame guard Gene Upshaw, both of whom were selected much higher than expected.  Because well, it w...

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