This is what Al Davis had to say after watching the combine:
"Thank you for the press conference. The only players that I'm considering drafting with the 8th pick is Trent Williams, Bruce Campbell, CJ Spiller, Jacoby Ford, Jahvid Best and did I say Bruce Campbell? Being born in the '90s, I lose track. Now to questions.
Reporter: First off, Al, you're drooling, so I'd suggest a tissue! (A couple seconds later). Al, I noticed that all of the players you mentioned ran top-five 40 times for their positions. Is that how you grade players?
AD: Not really. I don't even think about ...
Heading into the 2010 NFL combine, many people said Bruce Campbell was the fifth best talent at OT in the draft this year. Coming out of the combine, the Oakland Raiders, and more specifically Al Davis, could consider him the best raw talent of this year's offensive line class.
The 6’6”, 314 pound lineman from Maryland is making a case at the combine to prove that he is a better athlete than the other lineman at the Indianapolis complex this week.
Campbell benched the standard bench press weight of 225 lbs. 34 times, had an outstanding broad jump, and a great vertical ...
It is so difficult, sometimes, to both honor a senior person, and then do what you believe is right for your own situation, career, or even the Oakland Raiders.
I am convinced that a balance is needed in order not to upset the apple cart in life.
I know this to be true because I have dealt with the situation and, to some extent, I am dealing with it now in my family life.
So many people have acidic criticisms of Al Davis. Some say he is out of touch, when, in fact, they have never touched anything near to his career or ...
The NFL Football season ended just under three weeks ago when the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl 44.
For the first time ever, the annual Pro Bowl was played one Sunday before the Super Bowl. Usually, it is held the Sunday after the Super Bowl.
As most know, the Pro Bowl is where the NFL's best players from that particular year all get together on one field and play a game. The Pro Bowl roster can be looked upon as the All-Season team for the year in which the roster was selected.
Since this last season was ...
The 2010 NFL Combine kicked off this week in what has seemed to be nothing of a disappointment.
We have begun to witness many of the NFL's top prospects attend the combine to improve their draft stock and show scouts what potential they truly have in the NFL.
With many of the quarterbacks backing out of the combine and settling for their Pro Day instead, we have just been waiting for one storyline to take control of this week-long event.
And I believe we have officially found a story, involving Maryland offensive lineman Bruce Campbell.
Before the combine even began, the tackle from Maryland ...
And no, no one in their right mind would say this to his face.
Al Davis never learns a lesson, from anyone...he simply adapts things to "his" point of view.
Recently an article had appeared, mentioning the Raiders were giving up on the stopwatch, long thought of Al Davis' primary tool for judging talent for the Raiders.
Looking at past mistakes, ranging from Darrius Heyward-Bey to Carlos Francis, speed is one thing that Al Davis has always loved...just like winning.
After a number of losing seasons though, Al Davis was rather give up on speed, if it meant he had the chance to win ...
Bruce Gradkowski is currently among the Raiders long list of restricted free agents.
In 2009 his playing time was cut short by injury as he was only able to play in three full games. Yet in that short time he was able to impress and bring hope to much of the teams fan base.
As a restricted free agent the Raiders have a lot of options and will need to make a choice on what to do with the journeyman QB.
Here's a look at what the Raiders can do with the scrappy QB.
1. let him walk.
The Raiders choose to do nothing. ...
A Tribute to Senior NFL Players for Black History Month 2010
Certainly a great wide receiver ought to know a good quarterback. Well, Warren Wells, former wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions, had his say on the potential of JaMarcus Russell. Wells was coached by John Rauch and John Madden.
Wells who resides in a Texas town was available for a taped interview on February 26, 2010 for a Black History edition of a Bleacher Report article.
Wells looked great. He still has the build of a professional athlete, both lean and muscular for his 67 years.
He walks straight and he thinks deeply ...
Tim Tebow is not projected to be a first round pick in this years NFL Draft, and it is possible for him to slip past the second round. This has to make you think if Al Davis would draft Tebow if he is available in the third round.
Last year they took Louis Murphy—Tebow's old college teammate—in the fourth. He was a value pick that paid off pretty well for the Raiders. He brought in the championship swagger from Florida, and Tebow could do the same.
Jamarcus Russell is still scheduled to be the Raiders QB, but it appears that this is ...
For a moment, pretend you're about to touch the free agency market. You've had some great years; you have talent; and you have the possibility of going wherever the money will lead you.
Then you get a call and your agent tells you, you've been locked down for another season.
What sort of thoughts run through your mind? Is life unfair? It's just business? Or do you feel like you're being held hostage in the NFL?
A lot of those thoughts depend on your point of view and your mindset.
First things first.
Richard Seymour came to Oakland last year, shortly before the first game ...