It's not so much a knock on Al, but how can you not lay the futility of the past eight years at his door step?
Originally Posted by dogdaddy
Anyone that has been a fan of the Raiders prior to '01 has a great reverence for the man. His body of work has far more hits than misses, and some of the hits were groundbreaking to say the least.
It s a shame that someone who had such command of the game from a knoweledge stand point had to go out the way he did, certainly not an exclamation point on an otherwise stellar career.
And yes, maintaining some form of competitiveness is of the utmost importance right now, it would be a strong indicator of Allen's ability to lead and McKenzie's ability to choose leaders....
"..When you have great coaches, then after you have great coaches you get great players, you have a great organization, and you tell them one thing-
Just win baby"
~ Al Davis ~