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Mark Davis talks change

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Raiders owner Mark Davis, accepting the Tank Younger Award on behalf of his late father Friday night, talked to the NFL Network about organizational change.

Under his father, the Raiders have been referred to as a “mom and pop” organization in a league that has become corporate. Without being specific, Davis said the Raiders are going to be more modern.

“The business part really wasn’t there. It was all football. Just win,” Davis said. “Over the years, it just grew and grew and grew, and I think the size of the league and the size of the organization and the different things you had to deal with, media and all those things, kind of dwarfed the capabilities of the organization. Instead of a clean start with the organization, there’s been a lot of plugging holes.”

Davis has entrusted the football side of the operation to Reggie McKenzie, saying, “I have the utmost confidence he can do it.”

The Tank Younger Award is presented on behalf of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which promotes diversity in all areas of a football organization.

“He wouldn’t have accepted this award because he hired great people for jobs, and that’s just how he felt,” Davis said. “He wasn’t doing it for awards. That’s the truth.”

Both McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen have talked about how the Raiders intend to scout and identify players, getting away from the height-weight-speed prototype that Al Davis favored and putting a heavier emphasis on film study and football skill.

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  • lefty12

    DK007-thanks.I just looked it up myself.It seems they got a stay but things don’t look too good.Been putting off playing there,might have to rethink that.Supposed to be a nice course.

  • Have to say I’m impressed by Mark Davis, he says the right thing every time, seems like his own man already but always respectful about old Al.

  • Raider O Says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    You do realize our economy is based on oil, Iran is one of the largest oil producing/ distributing countries, and Israel bombing Iran will hurt our economy and relations with that area. That will create more problems for us.

    Get out of your bubble.

    ========================================

    Well, if Romney, Santorum or Newt gets elected, we’ll have an Iranian war. Thought Iraq was bad? This will be 10 times worse.

  • da trinity

    I respect the president because he is in charge of our country, but I do not agree with how he is running this country. I didn’t vote for him nor will I vote for him in the upcoming election. He is running up debt just like bush but he gets a pass? I could go on with more of his errors but libtards and demacraps seem to be to blind to see any truth.
    I’m out

  • Just Win Baby

    I think we are just waiting for Iran to nuke Israel so we can swoop in, smear Iraq off the map, save the day and control their govt/oil. Just my take for what it’s worth.

  • Well, if Romney, Santorum or Newt gets elected, we’ll have an Iranian war. Thought Iraq was bad? This will be 10 times worse.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I agree. I hope we calm things down in that area. We should have some influence over Israel. We give them a lot of money/ military equipment/ etc in the form of aid.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Israel will smash on Iran if they need to.

    We will not get involved outside of assisting Israel.

  • I think we are just waiting for Iran to nuke Israel so we can swoop in, smear Iraq off the map, save the day and control their govt/oil. Just my take for what it’s worth.
    $$$$$$$$

    You can’t save the day after Israel gets Nuked by Iran.

  • Just Fire Baby

    It is going to be Romney and Rubio, and they will either win or barely lose.

    It is going to come down to like 6 states (Ohio, New Mexico, Nevada, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan)

  • Just Fire Baby

    Iran won’t even get off the ground.

    The Israel air force is the second best and one of the most heavily funded in the world, and if things get crazy, I am sure we will loan them as many SR blackbird’s as they need.

    Meanwhile, Iran will be trying to take off in some single jet, 1980 Russian thing.

  • We will not get involved outside of assisting Israel.
    $$$$$$$$
    Some people never learn. Let’s keep effing with those Muslims over there, and they will keep effing with us.

    Genius!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Some people never learn.

    **********************

    Yup, those stupid rock-throwers just don’t get their place in the world.

  • You do realize a lot of Muslims/ Arabs live in Israel, so if Israel bombs Iran this time will be different than what they did in Iraq a few decades ago.
    Muslims will not tolerate any more carp from us or Israel. We should know!

  • Yup, those stupid rock-throwers just don’t get their place in the world.
    $$$$$$$$

    You do remember 9/11? Leave these people alone. We have enough problems.

  • Just Fire Baby

    They may not tolerate it, but they can’t really do much about it.

    20% of Israel is Arab (according to Wiki). They get out of pocket, they will be handled as well.

  • Just Fire Baby

    You do remember 9/11? Leave these people alone.

    **************************

    Fck that.

    They wrote the check, now they have to cash it.

  • **********************

    Yup, those stupid rock-throwers just don’t get their place in the world.
    $$$$$$$$$$

    Those stupid rock throwers and their friends managed to bomb us and disturb our freedom and life style.

  • DKnight007

    # lefty12 Says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    DK007-thanks.I just looked it up myself.It seems they got a stay but things don’t look too good.Been putting off playing there,might have to rethink that.Supposed to be a nice course.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Yeah, its not a bad course for where it is located. It’s too bad though, if the owners lose it which they probably will. However, I think Calaveras County can’t wait to kick the owners out and take over that land.

    I think whoever takes it over, will keep the course and probably try and make improvements.

    You have to play target golf there.

    I started off fast on the front 9 and then I got caught in some sand traps in the back nine and I hurt my game.

  • They wrote the check, now they have to cash it.
    $$$$$$$$$

    The same could be said about us.

  • Just Fire Baby

    My brother is on the USS Abraham Lincoln as we speak, on the way home from flexing a little muscle over there.

    And of course, Iran started with the threats once they left.

  • 20% of Israel is Arab (according to Wiki). They get out of pocket, they will be handled as well.
    $$$$$$$$$

    LMAO

    Get educated about the subject then we can talk about it some more.
    You obviously don’t know what you are talking about.

    A lot of Arabs are considered Israeli. Only Arabs in the west bank are considered Arabs and not Israeli

  • DKnight007

    # Raider O Says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    They wrote the check, now they have to cash it.
    $$$$$$$$$

    The same could be said about us.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Exactly.

    People seem to forget, the Bush family was in bed with the Saudis for years.

  • My cousin is a green Beret. I rather have my cousin safe at home (protecting us) than fighting someone else’s war.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I want my brother to continue to fulfill his duties, serving the Commander in Chief.

    It’s not like W sent him over there a few weeks ago.

  • ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Exactly.

    People seem to forget, the Bush family was in bed with the Saudis for years.
    $$$$$$

    Who helped Sadam, Mubarak, and the rest of those schmucks get power? Wasn’t Iraq our ally against Iran?

  • Vegas,

    Dude, you are miss informed brother, so I don’t blame you for the things you say.
    Remember: I’m thinking of us first, and not trying to protect Arabs/ Muslims. I’m not from Iran.

  • Kirk

    “Flim study”

    What a concept!!!

  • DK,

    Most of the people responsible for 9/11 and other bombings were from Saudi, so how come we never took actions against them?
    Crazy!!!!

  • Trinity, the Iraq war bankrupted the country. And Bush owns that war. Bush, Republicans, and the overall American right wing mindset. You OWN that war, and that war has ruined our economy. So sit there in the sticks and blame 0bama all you want, for “running up a deficit”. LOL. Don’t make me laugh. History will have the last word. And in 100 years school students will be laughing at people like you that exist today.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I don’t doubt that I am not fully informed. Never said I was up to speed historically on all that goes on there.

    I just know, they don’t like me, so I don’t like them.

    I am from the school of “step on my toes, and I will stomp on your feet” mentality.

    And I come from a military, gun-toting, police officer type family. Not afraid to paint with a broad brush if on the whole, it helps the community and/or country.

  • I want my brother to continue to fulfill his duties, serving the Commander in Chief.
    $$$$$$$$

    My cousin serves his country. Period!

  • I just know, they don’t like me, so I don’t like them.
    $$$$$$$$$$

    Wow!!!!
    You have a lot to learn. They don’t hate us, they hate our Gov. Many of us Americans feel the same way.

  • Nnamdi21

    Greetings Raider brethren!

    Have to say RNS mentioned this first:

    Jerry Mac says KC may trade up to get RG III

  • Republicans will not be in the white house for another 20 years, and the Iraq War is the reason for it. But go ahead and talk about 0bama and his deficit, trinity. lol. Yeah, that will be remembered in history. 0bama’s deficit. Not a war against a nation that wasn’t even a threat, that turned out to be nothing more than a cash grab by private contractors at the expense of the American tax payer.

  • I see the trolls are here today.

  • JFB is a failed hip hop producer from rural, Northern California, in case anyone wants a little more background than what he just offered.

  • Nnamdi21

    Politcal discussions?

    Its soooo far beyond Repub / Dem right now. BOTH parties are owned by multi-national Corporations bent on takin over the WORLD not just America.

    Thats why you’ve got 10s of MILLIONS of Occupy protesters on every Continent on earth.

  • Excuse me, JFB is a failed hip hop promoter, is what I meant. He used to try to sign rappers. He’s from Tracy, CA. lol. Guess he was rebelling against his military police upbringing?

  • Nnamdi21

    Hate that Davis football died with him but hate the fact we may need to suffer through even more losing seasons while we rebuild.

  • Nnamdi the difference is at least most Democrats went into politics for the right reasons, some just got corrupted along the way. Republicans went into politics because they really want to help big business and they hate minorities. There’s a difference between the two. Two different mindsets.

  • 0bama pulled troops from Iraq. Bush/Cheney promised Iraq to be an “endless war”. That’s a difference.

  • If they hate US, then how come there are a lot of Americans (not part of the military) in that area?
    If they hate us so much, then why do they immigrate here, live here, and join our military?

    Stop being Racist dude. I thought you were better than that, but I guess I was wrong.

    Btw, I know that some of those things you will not say to my face. Let’s be civil.

  • If there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans what are tea partiers so afraid of?

  • Just Fire Baby

    LOL

    Sign rappers? I just had some good friends that I grew up with that are still rapping (Dubbsack Music). I tried to ride some coattails and be involved, but those coattails weren’t very long.

  • 0,

    JFB isn’t a racist. He’s a wannabe hip hopper from Tracy. He’s said so. I think he got rejected by the hip hop biz and this is his revenge. In real life he probably kisses every black ass he’s in the presence of.

  • Just Fire Baby Says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I tried to ride some coattails and be involved

    …………

    Next.

  • Just Fire Baby

    In real life he probably kisses every black ass he’s in the presence of.

    **************************

    Just Cashmere, Katrina and Mercedes’

  • A lot of racists today are former wannabe blacks who got rejected. They want full circle to the other end of the political spectrum. They’re basically overreacting to not being accepted by blacks. THAT is Just Fire Baby aka Vegas Raider. You can see this sentiment in every one of his political comments.

  • Nnamdi21 Says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Politcal discussions?

    Its soooo far beyond Repub / Dem right now. BOTH parties are owned by multi-national Corporations bent on takin over the WORLD not just America.

    ===========================================

    “I like the puppet on the LEFT!”

    “Well, I like the puppet on the RIGHT!”

    “Wait a minute. The same guy’s holding BOTH puppets!”

    (hat tip to the late great Bill Hicks)

  • Vegas, the only reason you’re hanging around white republicans and golfing is because black people rejected you. If you’d been accepted in hip hop, you’d still be in the bay promoting shows. Your entire identity is founded on your scorn for black hip hoppers.