“Al Davis’s passion for football and his influence on the game were extraordinary. He defined the Raiders and contributed to pro football at every level. The respect he commanded was evident in the way that people listened carefully every time he spoke. He is a true legend of the game whose impact and legacy will forever be part of the NFL.” _ NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“It is because of this accomplished man and his forever love of Silver and Black, the fire that burned in him I will honor and will always and forever burn in me.” _ Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson.
“Al Davis was a good man, and we were friendly rivals. He was a football man and did a lot for the game of football. I had a lot of respect for him, and he will be missed throughout the entire NFL.” _ Pittsburgh Steelers chairman emeritus Dan Rooney.
“It’s a sad day. When you look at the landscape of the National Football League and what Al Davis did, it’s immense. It’s no secret that we didn’t see eye-to-eye at times, but I’ve always been grateful for the opportunity that he gave me, and I’ll always remember that.” _ Marcus Allen, the MVP in the Raiders‘ last Super Bowl win.
“We’ve got to rally together. The only thing Mr. Davis would want us to do is win. That’s the only thing he ever talks about is just winning, and going out there and playing as hard as you can play. That’s how you have to do it from here on out. You just have to go out and if you want to honor him, just honor him by going out and playing as hard as you can to win.” _ Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell.
“He was a pioneer. He did so many things. He was a coach, he was the commissioner of the AFL, became the owner of the Raiders and he ran that club the way he saw fit. He brought in players that everyone else was discarding, including me, and he made it work. And he let you be who you were. We had some guys who liked to have a lot of fun, me included. But when it came Sunday and game day, those guys were always ready to play. He had a knack for getting all of them to play together.” _ Jim Plunkett, who won two Super Bowl titles after Davis revived his career by bringing him to Oakland.View Entire Story
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