The Raiders made a number of high-profile moves during the 2008 offseason, trading for DeAngelo Hall and signing free-agent safety Gibril Wilson and receiver Javon Walker. Hall and Wilson are no longer on the team, and Walker failed to live up to his billing. But that doesn’t mean Al Davis won’t make moves this year. Davis told the Contra Costa Times that while there were lessons to be learned, the Raiders will still strive to improve their football team.
- “You always learn by experience, but I don’t believe in consistency,” Davis said. “I don’t believe that you (change) because you failed one year, that you can’t succeed in the next year.”
- “It’s a tough year for me because we didn’t do well in free agency. But I’d rather be right than be consistent. So, we’ll see what happens.”
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