Raider Nation has not yet felt the full impact of losing Al Davis.
This will be our first year without the legendary and controversial owner/coach, a unique figure in the history of professional football.
Losing Al was a terrible blow, but the time had come for a change in leadership. And we all agree that former Raider linebacker and Packers front office master Reggie McKenzie is the perfect guy for the job.
The first Raider team in 50 years not picked and fielded by our leader Al Davis, RIP.
We have a talented team, and good coaches. There’s no reason why this team can’t compete for the division title this year, and beyond.
However, when a new GM takes over after 50 years with the last guy, logic dictates that it may take him a while to get the ship going in the direction he wants it.
Patience is not a Raider fan virtue, but in this case, the best is yet to come. I will enjoy every minute of this season, but I know that the greatness of the Raiders lies in it’s future.
I believed in Hue Jackson and Al Davis, they gave it one last try. But the day Al died, that dream also ended. I thank Hue for giving us a chance last year and being a Raider to the heart. I wish things had gone otherwise, but it was not meant to be.
We tried to Build a Bully. But bullies always end up losing in the end, and that’s what happened. We had the opportunity to grow, changed and develop into a Good team. But going 8-8 crushed that dream.
To me the most important step going forward is to bring back all our old players- when Marcus Allen lights the torch before the game we will know that the healing process is complete. It’s already begun, Chucky came home to cheers and many old players have returned. Old fans are also returning. Our history and legendary franchise forms the rock solid basis for many great years to come.
Healing will take time, and there is only one medicine that can help the process- JUST WIN BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Raiders 2.0 has begun and the next 50 years should be every bit as thrilling as the last 50! The ups and downs, the massive wins and triumphs after years of toil and pain. And Raider fans wouldn’t have it any other way…