Rest In Peace AL Davis . Just Win Baby Legendary Owner,and former Coach of the Oakland Raiders dies, born on th 4th of July 1929 - October 8 2011 . AL Davis was one of the best , a Sports legend and a Giant on and off the filed.

October 8, 2011

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Raiders owner Al Davis

Rest in Peace to one of the best in all of sports . Born on the 4th of July 1929 – October  8 2011. A True Giant on and off the field . AL Davis passes away.  he did it his way !! hired the first Black head coach  fomer Raiders player and Hall of Famer Art Shell at 2 time Raiders head coach . AL also hire the first Latino head coach in former Raiders quarterback Tom Flores. Tom Flores then went on to become a 2 time Super Bowl Champion head coach with the Raiders !  something  AL Davis did was take care of the players  and treat them with Family many of his former  players say.  Tom Flores is with the Raiders as a radio color commentator  on Raiders radio with Greg Papa the Voice of the Raiders. Former All Pro Center and Hall of famer Jim Otto  is in the front office handling special duties with the Raiders and being a great Raider legend and a team representative. Jim Otto is always at game Day watching Raiders Games in Al Davis’s owners Box ! AL Davis also had some of the best players play for  his Raiders and had respect among the whole league with players and coaches respecting ALDavis.  Jerry Rice the 49ers All Pro Wide reciever and Super Bowl champion  also  shared in that Respect for  AL Davis. When Jerry Rice left the 49ers still wanting to  play in the NFL  and contribute it was AL Davis and the Raiders who  brought Jerry Rice from across the Bay !  At the time when AL Davis spent a Number one draft round pick on a Kicker he had critics but that pick proved to be the right pick , Sebastian Janikowski one of the  best Raiders and has made record breaking field goals and has helped the Raiders pull out several important victories.  The Raiders are Relevant and are winners thanks to AL Davis. his Slogans Just win Baby and Commitment to Excellence are borrowed by many companies in the bussiness world.  Thank You AL Davis for making it cool  to be a Raiders fan and for all  the memories, you will be missed by coaches , players and fans. Rest in Peace  AL Davis  .  Go Raiders and Just win Baby  !         by  : Phillip from Galt .