More like stuck in his own ways.
Originally Posted by Pinstripe power
Senility, dementia, mental degradation of every order, that will happen to most of us, if you are lucky enough (or unlucky enough) to live that long. It's inevitable.
But like many men who have experienced the pinnacle of success using "their" philosophy and methodology, evolution often comes to a complete halt. Many Raider fans thought that we had seen Al Davis change when he FINALLY decided to not only use the West Coast offense championed by his best friend, Bill Walsh, but allowed a head coach just enough input to bring in an otherwise weak-armed QB (by Al Davis standards) to run the show.
Sadly, it would only take a few short years later for fans of the Silver and Black to find out that old, once brilliant men do not and can not change their spots.
Good luck to all of the Dallas Cowboys fans. The road that you're presently on, we've already trod...and it doesn't end well.
"Why can't we tell the world that [as the Raiders' coach] you refused to play games in the segregated South, holding out to the point where they were canceled?' And he would stop me dead in my tracks and say, 'Hey, kid -- I didn't do it for publicity. I did it because it was right.' "