Oakland Raiders’ Commitment to Excellence in 2009

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Published: March 29, 2009


... less than four weeks away, the NFL has a rebirth on its hands - The Oakland Raiders commitment to excellence.

Go ahead ESPN and the rest of you skeptics, who say as long as Al Davis is in control, the Raiders will never win again. The Raider nation has heard that one before.

One simple transaction and one simple comment, both powerful, made last week by the Raiders bring clarity to this truth. 

First, Cable convinced, yes convinced, Davis to trade for starting center Samson Satele, a second rounder two years ago by the Dolphins.  Davis trusts Cable period, even after the Kwame Harris failure. 

Not just with the O-line but the whole enchilada—he made him head coach didn’t he? Davis complied by trading away a sixth rounder and a flop of fourths to make this happen.

Ironically, Satele was replaced by our former center Jake G...

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