The Oakland Raiders have undoubtedly had the craziest off-season of any team in the NFL. They’ve been in the headlines for the past three months for handing out what seems like ill-advised contracts to questionable players.
Javon “Mr. Pop Bottles” Walker is the third highest paid receiver in the NFL (and he doesn’t deserve it).
Tommy Kelly is one of the highest paid D-Linemen in the league and nobody has ever heard of him.
etc etc.. I wont rehash the entire thing, but basically the Raiders handed out so much money, I made a parody post of them signing a bowl of oatmeal.
Anywho, word around town is that team owner Al Davis is regretting some of the moves he’s made. Al and the Raiders released a statement strongly denying that he’s second guessing anything.
Raiders public relations director Mike Taylor reacted sharply to inquiries from Cole on this point, and refused to ask Davis for a reaction.
“You obviously don’t know Al Davis,” Taylor told Cole. “Self-doubt is not part of the equation with Al Davis. I’m not going to justify this tripe, this drivel by even asking [Davis] for his response. It’s ludicrous, it’s insane, it’s rumor-mongering and it’s irresponsible journalism.
However, I remember a few years ago when there were rumors of the Raiders firing Art Shell, they released a similar statement about “rumor mongers” spreading lies…… and it turned out to be true afterall.