Al Davis Is the Problem in Oakland


Published: April 28, 2009


... a Raiders fan, but even I can see how much of a poison he is to Oakland.

It has to be depressing for Raider fans to even watch the draft each year.  There are always great players to choose from, but somehow Davis always seems to find a way to pick a player that would, more than likely, still be there for a few rounds. 

For example, starting with the 2004 draft, Davis selected Robert Gallery.  At the time, it seemed like a good selection, until you see just a few of the players that he passed up on to get Gallery: Larry Fitzgerald, Phillip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger (who has won two Super Bowls), Lee Evans, and Steven Jackson.  These were just first round picks that he passed up. 

Then in 2005, he drafted Fabian Washington over Shawne Merriman, Marcus Spears, and Demarcus Ware.  2005 was not as bad in terms of his ignorant picks, but he did pick up where he left off in 2006 by drafting Michael Huff over Jay Cutler, Jason Allen, Bobb...

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