Published: September 15th, 2009 | Tags: A.J. Feeley, Al Davis, Arizona Cardinals, Brady Quinn, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Drew Brees, Eric Mangini, Matthew Stafford, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Phil Barber, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sean Morey, Tom Brady, Troy Polamalu
No team celebrates its past more than the Raiders. So it should come as no surprise that Raiders managing general partner Al Davis told Santa Rosa Press Democrat reporter Phil Barber that he loved seeing those throwback uniforms on Monday night. Davis wanted to wear the throwbacks previously but was turned down by the NFL.
- “The reason they didn’t want to use it in the past is the film cannot identify certain players in the throwback uniform — the silver numbers are tough to identify,” Davis said. “So teams start complaining. … I always loved those things. In ’63 everyone said, ‘Wow, that’s the best-looking uniform ever.’ But we just got away from it because of the filmwork. They’re always complaining about something.”
Other news making the rounds Around the Web on Tuesday.
- Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers believes that the Raiders have shown a commitment to the opposite of excellence in recent years.
- San Francisco Chronicle columnist Scott Ostler believes that the Raiders have shown some signs of life, despite losing on Monday night.
- Cardinals WR Sean Morey is one fo three NFL players who will donate their brains after death to a Boston University medical school program that studies sports brain injuries.
- Providence Journal columnist Jim Donaldson says that Tom Brady returned to being Tom Terrific in the final four minutes of Monday night’s game.
- Saints QB Drew Brees‘ quiet excellence speaks volumes.
- Is QB A.J. Feeley the answer for the Panthers?
- Browns coach Eric Mangini praises QB Brady Quinn for his ’poise’, and is confident of improvement.
- How will safety Troy Polamalu‘s injury impact the Steelers defense?
- Even as a rookie, Lions QB Matthew Stafford likens himself to Vikings QB Brett Favre.