Al's mantra was to just win baby... hard to win when you have a roster filled with underachievers and over payed primma donnas... If Davis were doing as you suggest then I would surmise he was incapable of running a professional franchise. You put players on your roster to make your team better not make the other team worse... flawed thinking on the part of Davis.
Originally Posted by als_shadow
"You can't Appoint, Hire, or Declare Leadership" ~ Sonny Barger
"Al Davis thought all owners were dilettantes with a new toy. He said to me many times through the years that owners are often the problem with their franchises, that too many of them think they can run things when they cannot, and the teams that succeed are the ones where the owner hires the best people he can and turns the game over to them."