It’s been a decade of constant losing season disappointment, coach after coach, and internal organization drama for the Oakland Raiders. Since the 2003 Superbowl loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Raiders haven’t had a winning season in more than nine seasons. The franchise has been in a state of decline. Since 2003, the Raiders have had seven head coaches, such as Bill Callahan, Norv Turner, Art Shell, Lane Kiffin, Tom Cable, Hugh Jackson, and now newly appointed Dennis Allen. The franchise has been very unstable, and every two years they have a new direction or system, because of coaching changes. Until recently, the Raiders did not have a general manager, and late owner Al Davis called all the shots, making him a very controlling figure. In the last decade, Al Davis did draft some good players, but he also drafted some bust draft picks, such as JaMarcus Russell in 2007. Russell was a complete bust pick, who was given a six-year $60 million deal, collecting more than 31 million in guaranteed money. Davis also signed several players, including wide receiver Javon Walker, corner back DeAngelo Hall, and safety Gibril Wilson, who did not pan out at all, but collected big pay days. These type of decision put the Raiders at least more than $24 million over the salary cap.
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