I grew up a silver and black fan. I wore my Darth Raider shirt to bed on Saturdays and put on my Marcus Allen, Howie Long , or flashback Stabler jersey on every Sunday before the games kicked off....oh my how things have changed. Draft strategies have to change. Davis has to start going outside of his comfort zone and take a few skilled position players from outside the west coast schools and the pac 10 in particular. Great area and a wealth of talent but you can not make it happen in this day and age unless you take the best player available. But this is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. Davis has to relinquish some control. Until this happens the Raiders will be doormats. He has to understand a coach needs a little say in his program. The entire Gruden fiasco came about because Davis was not willing to pay the man what he was worth....and then calaidoit happened...but that is another story I guess. In conclusion, I think the Raiders are doomed to failure until Mr Davis relinquished his grip on this team one way or the other. I would love to see the man set back and allow some other people to guide this team back to the "commitment to excellence" days and watch his team win a title before God calls his up to the big owner box in the sky. Micro management, totalarism, what have just does not get it done in this day and age.