Hall of Famer
- Oct 19, 2009
- Somewhere near Kansas City, MO
Davis loved borderline dirty players too. He wanted guys that made offensive players fear going over the middle. I would throw in Davidson and the Tooz, also Jack Tatum and Otis Sistrunk were viewed as dirty.I saw the Raiders play on TV when Al Davis was the coach on the sidelines during 1963-65. Although he liked to be thought of as a rebel or different, Davis always had about the same black-white ratio on the Raiders as everybody else, then and now.
I've mentioned this before, but Davis used to like a certain type of white player. These were "street kids" from the northeast. Phil Villapiano, Mike Siani, Lyle Alzado, and Howie Long come to mine offhand. Davis went out of his way to draft or trade for white players with this background.