In a previous article , I suggested 10 offensive numbers that I felt should be retired. That position didn't go over as well as I expected.
Raider Nation made it clear they liked the fact that Al Davis didn't retire numbers. The readers made a strong case, and I must admit, my mind was changed. That isn't something that happens very often.
The consensus seemed to be that the Raiders shouldn't retire numbers, but that the fans would very much like to see a "Hall Of Excellence" or something to honor these legendary jersey numbers and the men that wore them.
Based on my change of heart, this article will not suggest that any numbers or jerseys should be retired, but rather jersey numbers that should be honored.
Let's take a look at some of the defensive numbers that should be honored...