Yeah, I agree, Stork.
Originally Posted by madstork
What McKenzie is doing is putting multiple people in roles that was previously filled by one person. What he is also doing is bting the Raiders into the 21st century technology-wise.
This is not guaranteed to work, you need the staff in all areas to have the desire to want to get it done. I feel heartened that Reggie McKenzie is getting this. Unfortunately when Mr. Davis was alive, especially in the last 10 years, his passion for the Raiders was not matched by certain areas in the Front-Office, the coaching staff and the players.
One thing Mr. Davis always tried to do was put together a roster that had the potential to win a SuperBowl. And there is that "p" word - potential. Potential is only ever realised if all things come together with a bit of luck thrown in (injuries, calls, bounce of the ball).
What Mr. Davis did in 1963 was create an identity and legacy for the Raiders. What Reggie McKenzie has to do is put the pieces in place to bring back that identity and legacy and help it remain moving forward.
BTW, Artois, that red font in the article quote makes my eyes bleed.
2013 Raider Draftees:
D.J.Hayden, CB, Houston
Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
Sio Moore, OLB, UConn
Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado
Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee
Stacey McGee, DT, Oklahoma
Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State
David Bass, DE, Missouri Western State
RIP Al Davis
July 4, 1929 to October 8, 2011
QANTAS - even when an engine explodes the catering/service is STILL the biggest disaster on a Qantas flight!!!