I guess the same can be said in reverse... aside from a punter, a kicker, a long snapper and an aging defensive end who else has proven they are talented individuals? McClain has proven he's not playmaker, certainly not a professional and his off-field behavior suggests he's immature and incapable of being the type of leader he needs to be. When players merely want to collect paychecks and not be held accountable those are players that lack personal pride. There's more than enough blame to go around for this season, but part of the problem with this franchise is guys were never held accountable nor were they held to a higher standard of excellence as players. As for proving it, they prove it every week by failing to execute the simple things that they should already be able to do because they've been doing it most of their lives. You are entitled to your opinion about Allen or whomever, but at the end of the day your opinion matters about as much as anyone else's... If Mark Davis, and Reggie McKenzie feel as you do, then Allen and several others won't be around next season along with several of these so called talented players!
Originally Posted by RiedersRaiders
"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."