Modern Day Raiders’ Not Fit to Wear the Silver and Black


Published: September 30, 2009

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... list of Hall of Fame members have worn
the silver and black.

From Marcus Allen to Fred Billetnikoff and Art Shell to Howie Long, the
Raiders were a storied franchise during the 70’s and 80’s. The teams
assembled by John Madden and Tom Flores attained legendary status in
NFL folklore.

How times have changed.

The failings and shortcomings of the current Raiders have been
dissected across the internet and media at large for many a year and
the fact is that players, coaches and even the owner himself are a
pale shadow of what the franchise used to be.

The “Commitment to Excellence” is officially over. The only
“Commitment” the Raiders now achieve are high salaries to
underwhelming players and long contracts to equally incompetent

The ineffective, unprofessional structure of the club is galling for
all Raider fans.

Where is the General Manager? Where is the scouting structure? Where
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