More Twitter reaction from Raiders players on Davis’ passing


“Thank you Mr. Davis for always being you – the Brooklyn kid, the maverick…the guy that DIDN’T want the merger. You were one of a kind.” – Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath

“My heart goes out to Carol and Mark Davis. I will always respect, admire and be grateful for the opportunity he gave me.” – Raiders Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen

“It’s a sad day for tha raiders organization, I jus wanna send my prayers out to Mr. Davis family he will be deeply missed.” – Raiders running back Darren McFadden

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Al Davis. He was an extraordinary man. I send my sincerest condolences to his family.” – Raiders outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley

“Let the football GoDs shine down on us AL Davis! Thx for everything!!” – Raiders defensive end Jarvis Moss

“NFL lost a great one,a real legend! He gave me a chance and he did it all: coach,commissioner, scout and owner! No one better! He loved his team.” – Former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon

“As I sit on the set of @CollegeGameDay, I am very sad to hear that Al Davis has passed away. R.I.P. Al Davis.” – Former wide receiver Desmond Howard

“I grew up a Raiders fan. My deepest sympathies to the @raiders and Davis Family. Truly a sad day for football. RIP Al Davis.” – Long-time Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders

“The Raiders became our flag in the ground … Life revolved around the Silver and Black .. #RAIDERNATION
RIP Al Davis.” Bay Area native, rapper MC Hammer

“Thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of #RaiderNation. Al Davis was a man who’s impact on the #NFL will never be forgotten.” – Former Raiders/49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice

“A leader, an innovator & a friend. Al Davis marched to his own drum & will be missed. RIP AL Davis 1929-2011.” – Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson

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  • YoungAmerican

    My dad started bringing me to football games when I was 18 months old. He was a Notre Dame alum, so I was raised on that football tradition. The year I was born, Tim Brown won the Heisman. My first football memories were of Rocket Ismail taking it to the house.

    Those guys became my favorite football players from the moment I could understand even the most basic things about football. Two classic Al Davis-style football players… both drafted by the Raiders. So of course, even though I was from Chicago, I followed my two favorite players and became a Raider fan. It’s been that way for as long as I can remember.

    As I got older, I was able to identify with the Raider way. Outcasts, cast-offs, characters no other team wanted to deal with… the Raiders, under Al Davis, were determined to not only win, but win in the face of how the rest of the league thought the game should be.

    Al Davis or no, that’s always what the Raiders will represent to me. Like it or not, he IS the Raiders and will always be.

    I’m excited for the new era of Raider football, no doubt about that. But one thing that will never be lost, no matter what era, is the Raider mystique that Al Davis worked so hard to build. While the last couple decades have been trying for Raider fans, I think we can all appreciate the myriad of things Al Davis did to make the game of football what it is today.

  • HairyBush

    Al r.i.p

  • Master Beeecham

    He was a crazy old fool but you couldn’t help but love him. Gonna tip a few glasses of PARTYDUDE 8000 margarita to the Big Raider in the sky.

    Poor old Krappy has just lost his purpose in life. Without Al to whine and cry about, he’ll probably end up robbing an Arby’s and getting thrown in the looney bin.


  • Method To My Madness

    Master Beeecham Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    He was a crazy old fool but you couldn’t help but love him. Gonna tip a few glasses of PARTYDUDE 8000 margarita to the Big Raider in the sky.

    Poor old Krappy has just lost his purpose in life. Without Al to whine and cry about, he’ll probably end up robbing an Arby’s and getting thrown in the looney bin.


    Raider on Beecher

  • ghostraiders

    Hey Priest. . If you read this.. I know how much al meant to you bro… hang in there brother.. raiders for life..man.. rip.al Davis. .

  • I wonder if we’ll see anything from Lance the Wonderboy today. It would be just like him to either say something snarky, or start up the crocodile tears…

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    There never could have been a SupaVillain without you.

  • EMRaiders

    Well since everyone is posting their Raider history, here’s mine.

    I moved here from South America and didn’t even know what a first down was. My uncle took me to my first Raider game when they were in LA in 1992. They played the Vikings and I still have the ticket stub from that day. I was blown away by the team colors. I had never seen a sports team with the silver and black. And the fans were just amazing. I was blown away from the whole experience. Since that day, I became a Raiders fan and has been one ever since. Never turned my back on them, and always took the shots from other people when they found out I was a Raiders fan.

    Another reason was that I couldn’t believe the physical resemblance Al Davis had with my grandpa. He passed away a couple months before we made the move to California, and so maybe that is another reason I like them.

    The Raiders are a big part of my life, and everyone that knows me will tell you that. Loved the attitude and what they stood for then, and love it now. And hopefully it will carry on in Al’s spirit.


  • Al Davis is dead! Long live Amy Trask!

    The King is dead, Long live the Queen!

  • ghostraiders Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Lmn. . .. Amy is not the new owner dude….but for now. .I know what u mean.

    yeah I she isnt the owner, but she is the face of the franchise, and hope she’ll go nuclear on NFL

  • EMRaiders

    More than Amy going Nuclear, a bigger statement would be for the whole team to go Nuclear and win the superbowl. Now that would be a story for the decades.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    We in the Dirty 30’s have taken our que from Al Davis, both despised & admired. A piece of Oakland died today


    Comcast bayarea kickin butt with its show talking with players

  • Method To My Madness Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Without Al Davis alot of stuff doesnt happen with sports period….i just cant post anymore right now….yall be safge and have fun. Enjoy your lives…we only here for so long…..I’m not even going out tonight…I’m just gonna sit back and reflect on my years on the planet and what significance the Raiders were in those times for me

    Through thikc and thin im rolling with this team no matter what and I’ll never trade in my silver and black for anyone

    Raiders 35
    Texans 17

    hang in there man!

    a few days ago my prediction of the game was something like Raiders 24, texans 35…

    Now two thing can happen, either raiders will have a total meltdown not score more than 9 or something like that, or they will thrash Texans and humiliate them in honor of AL


    Rich gannon on now

  • TheToozFan55

    Someone on another blog says that the Redskins/Raider superbowl will be on the NFL channel today as well as a show about Mr. Davis.

  • fingers

    Born in Richmond… First pro football game was a Raider / Kansas city game …went to the superbowl in Pasadena when the Raiders destroyed the Vikings….

    Thanks for everything Al ….

    Long live Raider Nation….

  • Big O the Raider

    RIP Big Al….you provided me and my family with some incredible memories throughout my lifetime. My father was almost a Raider in 1960, although he didn’t make it on the team, he and mom became Raider fans. My brother and I were born Raider fans, and grew up looking forward to Sunday tailgate parties with family and friends @ the Oakland Coliseum. For 16 years going to games, seeing the rivalries grow and playing football at halftime behind the bleachers with other kids (including Brian Shaw Asst. Coach L.A. Lakers). Bringing in all the great Raider players like Ken Stabler, Otis Sistrunk, Gene Upshaw, Willie Brown, Ted Hendricks…..the list goes on. We were and always will be Raiders for life. Al Davis thank you for the memories. May your legacy of Raider greatness live on under your vision.

  • lorrie

    My daughter had cerebral palsy and passed away january
    10th of this year. She was a die hard raider fan. She would get excited when the RAIDERS were on tv. She would smile like it was her party time. Well now she has Al Davis up there with her cheering The Raiders to victory!!!!! THEY CAN BOTH YELL WIN BABY WIN !!!!!!!!