Part of what happened was that everyone was getting caught in all the Fitzgerald Hype during that post season, along with a crabtree college and somehow they started the comparrisons between the 2 and the raider fans got caught up in it
I really, really hated the pick at the time as Al passed over some elite contributors in what has been a pretty solid first round in 2009. Combine that and the fact that DHB was thrust into a role he clearly wasn't ready for and I admit that I referred to him largely as DHBust for his first few seasons. However I have come to respect the man for never letting the criticism get to him and his willingness to bust his ass to get better. It's paid off as now the league is taking notice that the guy may be a player after all. I'm still concerned with his hands but I must admit I love his speed and physicality. He'll probably never be the best WR from the 2009 but it won't be for lack of effort which is all you can ask from any player.
Mike Wallace - drafted in the 3rd round, is 1000x better than both of them. Get over Crabtree he was extremely overrated.
We want to win. The Raider fans deserve it. The Raider players deserve it, even my organization deserves it. You have to win and you have to win with a vision for the Super Bowl. That's our passion here. - Al Davis
Al could have traded down but not that far. Lets not forget that the NY Giants were going to take him at 17.
Edit: I quoted the wrong person, I meant to quote the poster that shared DHB's clutch catch in OT against KC. The video above is actually an example of what DHB does extremely well: carving you up underneath and turning medium range gains into homeruns.
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