it had nothing to do with winning, it had to do with Al being a conrol freak.
I just don't believe that. I look at factsMe too and the facts tell me that Al Davis traded J.Gruden after had had just taken us to the playoffs two years in a row.
Fact is if Al was such a control freak why would he let Gruden run a philosphy that went against what Al wanted to do for 4-5 yearsWhat the fugg does that prove? He also let T.Cable run a west coast offense. He also let L.Kiffin hire G.Knapp to run a west coast offense. He also let Rob Ryan attempt to run a 3-4 defense when Al always favored the 4-3 look.
He also let T.Cable run a west coast offense.
Is he also a control freak?If he starts telling his Head Coach which players he has to start....then yes.
Never could quite understand how someone could like the <span style="color: #0d3a80;">Raiders, but not Al Davis.I agree with this but only to a point.
However, having said that, there's no denying that over the last ten years Al Davis did more harm than good to our favorite team. He fired coach after coach, season after season all because he wouldnt conform or adjust to the modern NFL. Instead of hiring quality coaches and letting them run the team the way they needed to, Al Davis was constantly meddling in his coaches business. That's the main reason that we were constantly turned down by quality coaches (J.Harbaugh, S.Payton, B.Parcells) and forced to deal with turd HC's.