Raiders news: It’s a beautiful story of Al Davis


If you are a Raiders fan, you will never tire of hearing the stories of the late and legendary Al Davis.

The Raiders godfather was a Hall of Fame figure as well as an NFL icon, the stories are endless and former Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell recently shared a story about the Next round about Davis who is hilarious and totally believable.

Campbell, who was the Raiders quarterback from 2010-2011, said during a game against the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 he was told on the sidelines that he had a phone call. He thought he was a position trainer. To his surprise, the voice on the other end of the line was not Davis’. The owner had a room he wanted Campbell to run. Campbell was hesitant and Davis, in no uncertain terms, made it clear he wanted a certain room.

Campbell timidly stepped into the squad and pleased wide receiver Darius Heyward-Bey to open up on this bombshell game. The result? Landing, Raiders.

The Raiders beat Seattle, 33-3, on Halloween that day. Davis died the following October.

What a legend.

Links from other Raiders:

  • Beginnings as a recruit: Athleticism reports third-round pick, safety linebacker Divine Deablo could play the last preseason game, Aug. 29, against the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Mail time: The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a Raiders’ mailbag.
  • Line D rankings: ESPN ranked the Raiders’ defensive line 17th in the NFL.


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