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Silver Minings: This a great Al Davis story

Former Raiders’ QB Jason Campbell tells classic tale

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If you’re a Raiders’ fan, you never grow tired of hearing stories of the late, legendary Al Davis.

The godfather of the Raiders was a Hall of Fame personality in addition to being an NFL icon, The stories are endless and former Raiders’ quarterback Jason Campbell recently told a tale on the Next Round about Davis that is hilarious and totally believable.

Campbell, who was the Raiders’ quarterback from 2010-11, said during a game against the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, he was told on the sideline he had a phone call. He thought it was a position coach. To his shock, the voice on the other end of the line was none of that Davis. The owner had a play he wanted Campbell to run. Campbell was hesitant and Davis, in no uncertain terms, made it clear he wanted a certain play.

Campbell sheepishly went into the huddle and pleased wide receiver Darius Heyward-Bey to get open on this bomb play. The result? Touchdown, Raiders.

The Raiders beat Seattle, 33-3, on Halloween that day. Davis died the following October.

What a legend.

Other Raiders’ links:

  • Rookie debut: The Athletic reports third-round pick, safety/linebacker Divine Deablo may play in the final preseason game, August 29 against the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Mail time: The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a Raiders’ mailbag.
  • D-line rankings: ESPN ranked the Raiders’ defensive line as the 17th best in the NFL.