If they want to be anything more than a joke to the rest of the NFL, the Raiders will have to make some critical structural changes this offseason.
Al Davis ran a one-man show, and when he died, he left a total vacuum. Amy Trask handles financial and legal matters, but she doesn’t make football decisions. Long-time front-office holdover John Herrera has done myriad jobs, but none of them has involved making football decisions. Read More
One of the big changes for the Raiders with Al Davis gone: They can now pursue a shared-stadium option with the 49ers in Santa Clara. Read More
A Raider for life. So many who wore the Silver and Black came back. So many in the organization never left. Fueled by a ferocious passion and vision, Al Davis rightfully earned their loyalty.
Unfortunately, his trusted inner circle was often left with little sway or say. Now, at the risk of sounding like a heretic, it’s possible the Raiders will actually improve as they transition from dictator to democracy. Read More