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Remembering Al Davis a year later

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at 7:57 am in Oakland Raiders.

Some of the people closest to Al Davis are still coming to grips with his loss last Oct. 8.

Here’s a link to a Bay Area News Group story story on the death of the icon and what some of his friends miss about him.

Here are some additional notes and quotes posted on the Web from a few players about Davis . . .

For a sense of how much things have changed in the past year, consider 25 of the 53 players on the Raiders roster one year ago today no longer are here, with Chimdi Chekwa on the practice squad.

Here’s a breakdown of the changes from the Oct. 9 game against the Houston Texans:

Starters gone: C Samson Satele, TE Kevin Boss, QB Jason Campbell, FB Manase Tonga, CB Stanford Routt, CB DeMarcus Van Dyke, LB Kamerion Wimbley, LB Quentin Groves,

Reserves: QB Kyle Boller, RB Michael Bush, RB Rock Cartwright, WR Louis Murphy, WR Chaz Schilens, CB Chimdi Chekwa, CB Chris Johnson, CB Joe Porter, CB Ron Parker, S Jerome Boyd, LB Darryl Blackstock, LB Bruce Davis, OT Joseph Barksdale, OT Bruce Campbell, OT Stephon Heyer, DT John Henderson, DE Jarvis Moss, DE Trevor Scott.

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  • DMAC

    Haven’t got a chance to re-watch games, but is it just me or does it seem like we always blitz up the middle to no success?
    What about blitzing off the edges?

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    POST-842,NO,THE ARE JUST HAPPY THEY HAVE JOBS..

  • raiderkoolaid

    I use to get frustrated with Kelly’s off sides, but now I would rather have them with some pass rush to go with it.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Albert Klas, just because you had another nerd-out loser weekend at your mom’s house doesn’t mean you have to be salty

    I was partying serious with the Lake Show and major babes, getting my now 1ft Beeech Lawg tenderly stroked

    You probably watched Ice Age on DVD and drank Kearns Nectar until you passed out in your PJs

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues, holla

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Albert Klas, just because you had another nerd-out loser weekend at your mom’s house doesn’t mean you have to be salty

    I was partying serious with the Lake Show and major babes, getting my now 1ft Beeech Lawg tenderly stroked

    You probably watched Ice Age on DVD and drank Kearns Nectar until you passed out in your PJs

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues, holla
    ——
    You probably passed out watching Cinemax and woke up with your finger up your own ass.

  • realtruraider

    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 11:23 am
    I say we just blitz bascially every play against Atl.

    Send Carter, Sho-Nice, and Burris every play.

    Why not? I mean really, what do we have to lose?

    Blitz and Pray defense.

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    Josh Dubow‏@JoshDubowAP

    Opponents are 38-52 for 442 yds, 3 TDs, 0 INTs and 1 sack for 117.6 rating vs #Raiders blitzes
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    Josh Dubow‏@JoshDubowAP

    #Raiders have 1 sack on 53 pass blitzes (1.9%) down from 17 in 188 last year (9%)
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    This might change your mind, this is part of the defense that people were excited about with this new scheme, more blitzing etc… We won’t blitz with production like this

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Albert Klas, me and my Blog Brahs are wondering what ever happened to your super flaming nerd gang the Genius Gays

    While the PM Party Patrol has taken over the blog, the Genius Gays seem to have completely fizzled out

    Guess it really was a Summer Bummer, huh

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    The Genius Boys broke up after MR got shot in a drive-by.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    man i would give anything for als athletic press man defense right now…this zobe crap with “football players” suckkcs soo bad…

  • DMAC

    Can’t judge Tarver until we get our starting corners back.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Brahs, about to get the PARTY WEEK off to a sweet start, I’m heading over to Olive Garden with the Certified Platinum Posse for some major lunchtime turds

    Fart City, USA

    Probably go with the never ending pasta bowls and some delicious Chianti

    By bowl #8 I’ll have alfredo blasting from my rectum, will definitely need a massage when I get home

    Just keepin’ it real

  • Al_is_theraiders

    sure we can…he is worse than chucky b or havent you read the stats?

  • realtruraider

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    “@sostrowsky: is Curry the new mlb when he returns? >> no, I think he returns to OLB and they start getting Burris reps at middle LB

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    I was hoping McClain would turn into a player in this new defense, he looked damn good in the game against SD, but ever since then he hasn’t looked that good, I know he had an ankle in that game and then a concussion in Miami. The defense as a whole is horrible. I still hope McClain can turn it around starting this week, it would be the best for the Raiders, not sure Burris is ready to take over MLB just yet

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I just had dinner here in Zurich, and Dumb Beeech is headed for the Olive Garden in East Sac, and bragging about it.

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL
    Terrelle Pryor throwing on the run. We going to see this in a game soon? pic.twitter.com/dbeH5x7G
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    I doubt it.

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    KoolKell Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 11:55 am
    I just had dinner here in Zurich, and Dumb Beeech is headed for the Olive Garden in East Sac, and bragging about it.
    ——
    LOL

  • Marks hair

    Make em wear pink save the tits jerseys until they learn how to play football..

  • raiderexplore

    idea for the banner:
    Reggi
    And
    dennIs
    Dont
    Embrace
    Raider
    ruleS
    (JUST WIN BABY)

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    Evidence that the Jaguars are completely clueless. They chose to wear black jerseys yesterday in the Florida heat when they could have made Bears wear their dark jerseys.

  • 2sense

    You all better find some patience. This offseason will be the time to judge on the worthiness. The short leash is understandable for as dismal as this team has been for so long but this team has been average or worse for A LONG time. Like decades long minus gruden. No money, no draft picks. It’s like Reggie got handed a pocket full of quarters and directions to a fire sale and they said go make us a winner. And here’s some more bad news for you. The depth on this team is brutal which means even more bad news for the immediate future. There are only so many draft picks and free agents and when youdo get them it takes them time to build chemistry. Reggie could have pieced together an 8-8, 9-7 team this year but that’s what this franchise has been doing for the last 25 years. Patching holes with duct tape. Hanging on to overpriced talent at the sacrifice of a solid foundation.

  • JB

    If you enjoy NFL Football You’ll enjoy this humor: http://imgur.com/a/9H0Hv

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  • Brownbomber

    Mark needs to be real with us and say he is L.A. bound. sabatoging our team with incompetent staff is not wise. Were football fans not first graders( no diss on lil people) we can sniff out lack of effort(JRuss)a mile away and Mark Davis find the wackest, weakest,cheapest GM&Coach money can buy. Atleast with Al,who was about put the best marketable product out there for winning and when he didnt like the current situation he said it.Rest in Power Al D