Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Was Davis the 11th Raider on the field?
By Bill Williamson
This story keeps getting more amazing.
Hue Jackson told his players Sunday after the amazing win over the Houston Texans, that owner Al Davis -- who died Saturday at the age of 82 -- had something to do with Oakland safety Michael Huff's interception of Matt Schaub in the end zone on the final play. There was room for Davis on the field.
The Raiders had 10 men on the field for the final play of the game.
Thanks to all the readers who reached out to me about this. I watched the film of the play. It sure looks like 10 players on the field to me.
The story was already amazing. Now, it’s poetically stunning.
Meanwhile, the Raiders are doing what they can to ensure a full house Sunday for their first home game since Davis’ death.
In other AFC West news:
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers are signing veteran linebacker Gerald Hayes. He was cut by the Cardinals’ this summer. He spent eight seasons with three Cardinals. The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting Stephen Cooper will be put on the injured reserve. He tore his bicep last month.
- San Diego defensive lineman Jacques Cesaire is practicing after missing the past two games with a leg injury. He could be ready to play Oct. 23 at the Jets.