Al Davis has been running the show in Oakland Raiders since 1966 and he has 3 Super Bowls to prove what an outstanding job he has done. Al Davis gave the Oakland Raiders an image, the image that the Raiders have the toughest, strongest, meanest, fastest and biggest players. Though he has made some questionable moves before his passing, we all know he was trying everything in his ability to make the Raiders relevant again. So I've asked myself, what would Al Davis have done this off-season? And these are some of the moves that Al Davis would have made:
Traded 1st Rounder for Darrelle Revis:
Al Davis always loved a good cornerback, and with Nnamdi Asomugha gone, Al would be looking for the next great Raiders cornerback. If Al Davis found out that the best man-to-man cornerback, Darrelle Revis was on the block, he would hesitate to trade the 3rd overall pick for him, after all, it makes a lot of sense.
Signed Mike Wallace:
Mike Wallace is another guy who fits into Al Davis' philosophy and that's the vertical game. Mike Wallace is perhaps one of the fastest receivers in the league and he excels in the vertical game and thought of Terrelle Pryor throwing a touchdown pass to Mike Wallace would be a dream come true and Al Davis would sign him even if that meant going way over the cap.
Signed Cliff Avril:
One of Al Davis' quotes were, "The quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard", and Cliff Avril defines that quote. Avril's intensity and ability to get to the quarterback is something Al Davis would have loved.
Signed Jared Gaither:
Though he has off-the-field issues, Jared Gaither has rare talent with his athleticism and size. Al Davis would have definitely taken a chance on this 6'9, 340 pound Offensive Tackle.
Signed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie:
Man would think Al Davis would bring back Nnamdi Asomugha to pair up with Darrelle Revis but the fact is that once you lose Al Davis' trust, you may never regain it again and we learned that from Marcus Allen, and Nnamdi Asomugha ditching the Raiders is probably the worst thing you can do. So instead, Al Davis would take a chance on fellow Eagles teammate Domique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was a good man-to-man cornerback before he went to Eagles and he is also one of the fastest players in the league, and Al Davis would have loved that.
So these are some of likeliest moves I think Al Davis would have done, and it looks like it would have been a pretty good team.