Many names have been thrown around in past weeks about who the new GM of the Raiders should be. But I say the new GM should be a RAIDER!
I think the biggest reason for it is because the Raiders are a differant and special team! This is something all of us in the Nation understand! That is not just rampant Homerism it is a fact! We have the most dedicated fan base and a team that has many times changed NFL history! and only a Raider can truly understand what this team is about!
This is why I think there are really only 2 choices unless we go with a big name football guru and no Madden and "Chucky" are not the names in my mind! Madden is too old and does not like to travel and Chucky just signed a 5 year contract.
The two guys I feel are best suited to be the new Raiders GM are (Drumroll please) Rich Gannon and Jim Plunkett! Both were nobody before they came to the Raiders and both achieved GREATNESS with the Raiders! Plunkett is still the only QB with 2 SB rings and is not in the HOF and he should be if nothing else for that! I know his career stats aren't great but still he has 2 SB RINGS! Gannon was explosive as a Raider and really in 4 and a half years he was just a couple hundred yards shy of what Kenny "the Snake" Stabler did in 10 years!
Gannon and Plunkett are both intelligent guys who have been off the field for a while yet are both still very involved with football and both know what this team needs! Most of all both of them are still Raiders to the core!
So what do you think Nation? Should Mark and Amy get one of them or go with some football guru who doesn't know us and this team? Or should they go with guys who will really give a shit about this team and give it all they have got like they did when they played for us?