RIP Al Davis

Old 10-08-2011, 11:21 AM
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One of the great innovators in pro football passed away this morning. As crazy as he got in the later years he was still one of the reasons why pro football is where it's at now.
The league is as successful as it is today in large part because of things Davis brought to the game. He created rivalries, was influential as part of the new league's competition committee, an innovator in the passing game and was always thinking years in advance as to what trends in the game would emerge.

It's a great loss, not only to Raider Nation but also the NFL.

One of the biggest influences Davis had was in bringing the passing game to the league. He probably doesn't get enough credit with what this did for the league, although I don't know if anyone gets enough credit. But he deserves it as much as anyone. Davis was one of the first to truly spread the field, and helped create new formations and positions that are still used today.

He spearheaded getting the ball down the field and finding the right players to
do it. He was a speed freak and helped revolutionize what we're doing in
football right now.
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-obit-davis
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Sad to hear but that is life unfortunetly.
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He's actually from my home town . He was good for football back in the day but probably should have stayed in the back ground the last few years and had less decision making .
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