The Truth About Oakland Raiders Draft Picks and Michael Lombardi

Posted: 21st September 2009 by David Xaviel is Mr. X in NFL
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Since 2003, the sports media has led non-Raider fans to believe that the draft-pick flops by the Oakland Raiders were solely the responsibility of Al Davis. I however disagree, and I will explain why. In 2006, Art Shell called-out personnel director Michael Lombardi and banned Lombardi from the practice field for, "rooting against the team."  After the 2-14 season, Shell was let go, as was Lombardi as personnel director for the Raiders. As Lombardi's last move on Draft Day in 2007, he orchestrated the trade of WR Randy Moss to the New England Patriots, and the acquisitions of QB Josh McCown and WR Mike Williams from the USC offense of new coach, Lane Kiffin. On one hand, Lombardi told Davis that Moss couldn't run and even said the same thing to any dope in the media willing to listen ...

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