Raiders Night Chapter One The Back Pack hit the gym in the early afternoon, Matt in the lead, before the yuppies marched in from work, while the young moms were rushing out to pick up their kids from day camp. Matt liked the way their hot eyes roamed over him, wondered if they knew he was still in high school, wondered if they cared. He felt big and hard.
Having enjoyed a successful collegiate coaching career at Navy during the s, San Francisco native Eddie Erdelatz was hired as the Raiders first head coach. In Januarythe Raiders were established in Oakland, and because of NFL interference with the original eighth franchise owner, were the last team of eight in the new American Football League to select players, thus relegated to the remaining talent available see below.
The Raiders man roster included 28 rookies and only 14 veterans.
In their debut year under Erdelatz the Raiders finished with a 6—8 record. Ownership conflicts prevented the team from signing any top draft picks the next season. On September 24,after the dismissal of Erdelatz, management named Los Angeles native and offensive line coach Marty Feldman as the Raiders head coach.
The team finished the season with a 2—12 record. Feldman began the season as Raiders head coach but was fired on October 16, after an 0—5 start. From October 16 through December, the Raiders were coached by Oklahoma native and former assistant coach Red Conkright.
Under Conkright, the Raiders went 1—8, finishing the season with 1—13 record. Following the season the Raiders appointed Conkright to an interim mentor position as they looked for a new head coach.
Wayne Valley hired Al Davis as Raiders head coach and general manager. At 33, he was the youngest person in professional football history to hold the positions. Though the team slipped to 5—7—2 inthey rebounded to an 8—5—1 record in The famous silver and black Raider uniform debuted at the regular season opening game on September 8, Prior to this, the team wore a combination of black and white with gold trim on the pants and oversized numerals.
Two months later, the league announced its merger with the NFL. The leagues would retain separate regular seasons until With the merger, the position of commissioner was no longer needed, and Davis entered into discussions with Valley about returning to the Raiders.
On July 25,Davis returned as part-owner of the team. AFL championship[ edit ] On the field, the team Davis had assembled steadily improved. Led by quarterback Daryle Lamonicaacquired in a trade with the Buffalo Billsthe Raiders finished the season with a 13—1 record and won the AFL Championshipdefeating the Houston Oilers 40—7.
The following year, the Raiders ended the season with a 12—2 record and again winning the AFL West Division title. Citing management conflicts with day-to-day coaching decisions, Rauch resigned as Raiders head coach on January 16,accepting the head coaching job of the Buffalo Bills.
Madden credited Coryell as being an influence on his coaching. InMadden was hired by Al Davis as the Raiders linebacker coach.
On February 4,after the departure of John Rauch, Madden was named the Raiders sixth head coach. The first post-merger season saw the Raiders win the AFC West with an 8—4—2 record and advance to the conference championshipwhere they lost to the Baltimore Colts.
Despite another 8—4—2 season inthe Raiders failed to win the division or playoff berth.The First Joint Action.
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