1. Oakland Raiders' Front-Office Profile: John Herrera (and Friends)

    Talk about stealth. It turns out John Herrera is no simple flash in the pan media-room enforcer. He's been around the Oakland Raiders' front office since season one of Al's arrival in Oakland (1963)...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 5,978 reads 18 comments

  2. Who is the Information Leak at Raiders HQ?

    Up to now, I was really getting tired of the Oakland Raiders soap opera but today, I was really amused.John Herrera, Raiders Senior Executive, almost flew off the handle in a Raiders HQ media room with several key Bay Area sports reporters in attendance..

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 3,732 reads 22 comments

  3. 4th Quarter conditioning a big factor in Oakland Raiders loss to Buffalo

    In looking around Oakland Raider forums and blogs this evening it looks like the majority of Raider faithful want to blame the defense or Rob Ryan specifically for the last second loss to the Buffalo Bills today...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 282 reads 0 comments

  4. Oakland Raiders' RB Injuries Are the Result of Poor Coaching Decisions

    I don't want to harp on the guy, because I know he is doing his best with his given system. However, with each passing week, my confidence dwindles in Offensive Coordinator Greg Knapp...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 4,008 reads 37 comments

  5. Lane Kiffin Fired? Al Davis Says Not So Fast, I'm Enjoying This

    Let’s quickly rewind the flow of events as they transpired since Norv Turner was canned. Not that the Norv era isn’t relevant to the discussion, but we only have so much time and space on the page...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 968 reads 8 comments

  6. Oakland Raiders' Rob Ryan and Lane Kiffin Are Out of Sync

    It's hard not to like Rob Ryan. As frustrating as the Raiders defense has been at times throughout his stay as Defensive Coordinator, the guy projects well. He looks and acts the part of Raiders coach...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 2,691 reads 11 comments

  7. Broadway Joe, Weeb & Super Bowl III

    [yeah, I know this is a tired old tale, but it's been on my back burner forever, so now it's out] Long before he damaged his reputation by making a pass at a female sideline reporter on Monday ...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 444 reads 3 comments

  8. The Oakland Raiders of the AFL

    I've been reading a book called Pride & Poise: The Oakland Raiders of the American Football League by James McCullough. I was hoping for a few things out of this book...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 649 reads 3 comments

  9. What Contributed to the Amazing QB/WR Duos of Zorn/Largent, Snake/Freddy B

    The Seattle Seahawks entered the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1976. Few people remember they actually played in the NFC West their first season and switched to the AFC West in '77...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 374 reads 0 comments

  10. Some observations on the Raiders offensive strategy

    In case you missed it, the Arizona Cardinals handed the Oakland Raiders their hats 24-0 in both team's third pre-season game last night. Not that there's any reason for Raider fans to panic...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 260 reads 7 comments

  11. Lane Kiffin Won't Win the Battle of Attrition By Playing Al Davis' Game

    Knockdown slugfests between Al Davis and his head coaches are normal. It is to be expected, actually. It's always been that way, with the exception of Tom Flores and John Madden (though we can presume Madden was his own man more so than Tom)...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 299 reads 6 comments

  12. Tommy Kelly bucks up and speaks

    For as long as he's been an Oakland Raider, Tommy Kelly has shunned the media. He has refused to make any comments, even when sharing an elevator with a reporter by chance. He has been polite but stand-offish at all times...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 94 reads 1 comments

  13. Javon Walker is this year's training camp head case

    Raider Nation knows that it's no secret. When Emperor Al Davis went looking for a wide receiver to compensate for losing an unmotivated, clearly contemptuous Randy Moss and Jerry Porter, he replaced one head case for another...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 571 reads 3 comments

  14. Lane Kiffin Will Be Replaced By Al Davis' "Yes Men"

    This topic has been rehashed in so many different forms and the Raider Nation is STILL divided. There are believers in Al, and there are those who cannot fathom why Lane Kiffin would be jettisoned ...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 552 reads 5 comments

  15. Daunte Culpepper's Golden Grin Does Not Land Him a Job in '08

    For all of Daunte Culpepper's stature last season—the possible savior of the Oakland Raiders' offense—his play was marginal. His best day came against the worst team in the NFL last season (Miami)...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 710 reads 6 comments

  16. LaMont Jordan Talks Himself Out of a Job with the Oakland Raiders

    Just a few short years ago, the Raiders' rushing attack was on LaMont Jordan's shoulders. He was awarded a sweet, multi-million-dollar package to be an Oakland Raider after subbing in admirably for Curtis Martin with the Jets for four seasons...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 6,904 reads 17 comments

  17. Rick Neuheisel: From San Antonio Gunslingers QB to UCLA Head Coach

    A few months ago I noticed Rick Neuheisel was appointed head coach at UCLA. It's great to see Rick back in the saddle. You have to wonder if the opportunity was afforded to him because UCLA is his alma mater...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 1,368 reads 6 comments

  18. Woe to the Snake

    I just got finished reading Ken Stabler's autobiography "Snake" for the third or fourth time since it came out in 1986. In many ways it's a great book, easy to read, informative, hilarious. But also, it's a revealing book...

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  19. A sharper, more agile, white jumpsuited Al

    All kinds of civil officials had opportunities to keep the Raiders in SoCal in the 80's but a deal for a new stadium did not get done. It's a muddled area, POLITICS...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 7 years ago 66 reads 1 comments

  20. Al and the Media

    There are those who say the media is out to get Al and the Raiders any chance they get. To an extent that may actually be true. Over the years, Al has grown weary of the media turning on he and his team and not showing enough love...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 6 years ago 70 reads 0 comments