New Oakland Raiders Ready to Strike Back


Published: May 3, 2009


... commenting on the selection by the Raiders of Darrius Heyward-Bey. Weisman graded the Raiders an F for their 2009 Draft.


"Al Davis is borderline crazy"

—Matt Williamson, ESPN's Scouts Inc, commenting on the Al Davis-led 2009 Draft on ESPN's Dave Dameshek Podcast.


"To me this has bust written all over it"

—ESPN's Todd McShay on the selection of Heyward-Bey.


The above comments are but a mere sample of media views on the decisions taken by the Oakland Raiders at the 2009 NFL Draft.

We all witnessed the unanimous disbelief and wild disdain expressed by various media members (Mel Kiper Jr., Mike Mayock, Cris Carter, Tom Jackson, et AL) when the Raiders selected Ohio safety Michael Mitchell in the second round.

The disbelief quickly turned into outright condemnation from journalists and pundits alike as they struggled to find any information on t...

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