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Raiders remember Davis

Posted on: October 9, 2011 12:10 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2011 12:22 pm
 
I haven't seen the Oakland Raiders this season, but I suspect the team doesn't always gather at midfield prior to pre-game calisthentics and have a team huddle. It did Sunday, with defensive lineman Richard Seymour among those in the middle. Players jumped up and down, then reached toward the middle of the huddle before breaking.

It is the beginning of what should be an extraordiinary afternoon for the Raiders, playing their first game without Al Davis. The club is dressed in its disctinctive white jerseys, with black numerals, and there doesn't appear to be anything commemorating Davis on their uniforms. But there are black decals on the backs of their helmets -- with the word "Al" inscribed in silver, according to reports.

There is also expected to be a moment of silence prior to the game, in memory of Davis.

Davis' death is the back story to a game that is important to both sides, but more meaningful for the Raiders now that Davis is gone. Oakland is 2-2 and a 6-1/2-point underdog here, but there are people who believe the emotional fallout from Davis' death may propel the Raiders to the upset.

Oakland can only hope. The club seems to be improved from last year when it was 8-8, but it must demonstrate it can cut down on penalties and beat non-division opponents -- both of which it has not this season. The Raiders lead the league in penalties, and they're 1-2 agaiinst non AFC-West opponents.

This is a critical test, and the timing is extraordinary. They may need something extra to push them over the top, and the emotional response to Davis' death could be that something.


 








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Comments

Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Raiders remember Davis

What the fuck are you talking about ?????



Since: Oct 9, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Raiders remember Davis

quit bagging on davis that was his philosophy take what you want and that was the raiders



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Raiders remember Davis

Why hasn't anyone commented on how he BECAME majority owner and how he cheated some former partners out of their shares.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Raiders remember Davis

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