The Legendary Al Davis Passes Away

He may not have been a Colt and maybe his methods were questionable at times, but Al Davis will always be remembered for being a legend that gave so much to the game of football. Whether it was through winning three Super Bowls or breaking racial barriers, Davis set a standard of excellence that he was constantly trying to exceed. Davis was responsible for hiring the first Latino head coach (Tom Flores) in the NFL and the second African-American coach (Art Shell) since the 1920s. Hopefully the Raiders can get a big W for Al when they travel to Houston on Sunday. Just win, baby. Rest in peace, Al.

Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.