Al Davis Quotes

21 Al Davis quotes:

"This organization's not going to turn back. We're going to find a way. I'd like my next head coach to be winning-oriented. I want the right guy."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Coach Quotes
"Bill was a great friend, a brilliant performer and an exceptional man. I say this with great admiration and love that Bill becomes one of the people that I give the cloak of immortality. Time never stops for the great ones."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Admiration Quotes
"It's time John took his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He certainly brings an excellence to it that no one can deny. I saw greatness in him and he lived up to it."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"You have to win and you have to win with a vision for the Super Bowl. That's our passion here. I just didn't feel the fit was right, and I think he agreed with me."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"I saw greatness in John and he lived up to it. I also saw a tremendous competitor who loved to win. John is a standard bearer, someone that players, coaches, fans and the Raider Nation can all look up to. One of his great virtues, the fire that burned brightest in him, was his love and passion for football, which was seldom ever equaled."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes
"I don't think Sean Payton turned down the job because Sean Payton was never offered the job. Sean Payton has a lot of good credentials, but I don't know if that's the direction we're going."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Job Quotes
"In Texarkana, school integration was approached quietly, because they didn't want to have the problems like those taking place in Little Rock. That didn't mean there weren't problems. In Little Rock, with the integration of Central High, that didn't happen quietly, so here they tried to avoid those problems. I was at Grambling at the time, and we were doing things for the civil rights movement there. We were hitting the streets like a lot of colleges did, so we started going to other campuses and other cities."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Problems Quotes
"Once a Raider, always a Raider."
"Approximately four years ago, we were told that Jerry Rice would be a free agent and there were people who felt that he no longer could contribute."
"Jerry Rice made the decision and we honestly tried to accommodate him the best way we can."
"We've got to run the football better. We've got to run it with toughness. This guy (Shell) knows what I'm talking about."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Football Quotes
"I have never forgiven myself ... that I might have made a mistake."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Forgiveness Quotes
"Why should I talk to you? I don't know where you're from."
"We must run the ball better. It's unbelievable. I thought one of our standards of gold this year would be our offensive line. We have some bright young players there. And we never did get the toughness, or what I would call the power running, that I thought we were going to get."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Gold Quotes
"No one could have brought in more personnel than we have to build a football team."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Football Quotes
"Wake up, Carolee, the plane is waiting for us, we have to get to the game."
"You don't adjust. You just dominate."
"There were plenty of role models for us. My mother believed in education and she put all three of us through college at Grambling. She did not have a high school education, but it was something she impressed upon us. After I graduated, I left Texarkana for California, because I knew I could not get a job here. I was in business with certification and accounting, so I figured it was best to go out West. So I went there. It was still tough to get in that field, but things opened up for me."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Mike has always been of interest because he is dynamic, he is not afraid. But there is a fear right there of the physical. I don't know if we are ready to accept that."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"We've gotta run that football better, we've gotta run it tougher, and people have to understand that they're gonna get knocked. Not what we call zone blocking."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: Football Quotes

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