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Raiders WR Streater bounces back from concussion Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater made a quick recovery from the concussion he suffered early in training camp and is expected to be cleared for full contact for Thursday's practice. Streater didn't participate in any team work Wednesday and was limited to light duty wearing shorts and shoulder pads while the rest of the team worked out in full gear. Many players need a full week to ...

Oakland Raiders owner says he has talked with San Antonio Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

Oakland Raiders Should Not Move To San Antonio Could the Oakland Raiders become the San Antonio Raiders? The San Antonio Express News reported yesterday the team is considering such a .

Jerry Jones not too worried about Raiders’ San Antonio flirtation OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to...

Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas. ''Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and Henry suggested I take the opportunity to meet with some city officials while I was in town,'' Davis said in a statement Tuesday night. ''I have nothing further to ...

Oakland Raiders owner talks to San Antonio about move Perhaps there's room for a cowboy hat on the vintage Raiders logo. Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, upset with the stadium situation, met with San Antonio officials about possibly relocating his team, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Oakland Raiders Confirm Talks with San Antonio Officials The Oakland Raiders have been in discussions with San Antonio officials on possibly moving the team to Texas. Josh Baugh and Tom Osborn of The San Antonio Express-News reports Raiders owner Mark...

Raiders looking at move to San Antonio: report The Oakland Raiders, whose stadium lease expires next year, are reportedly looking at San Antonio as a possible new home should the National Football League team decide to relocate. The San Antonio Express-News, citing unnamed sources, said Raiders owner Mark Davis and two others with the team met with key people in the Texas city, including former mayor Julian Castro and city manager Sheryl ...

Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio; stays mum on relocation Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

Oakland mayor says she is not concerned about Raiders look at San Antonio Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday that she's not concerned about reports that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis recently met with San Antonio officials to discuss the possibility of moving the football team there.

Ken Stabler
 Ken Stabler

"Snake" was at the forefront of the Oakland Raiders glory years under Coach John Madden. In his 10 Raider years, the left handed All-America quarterback from Alabama was named to the Pro Bowl five times ('73 to '77) passed for more than 200 yards 36 times in league play, in 1977 led the Raiders to Super Bowl victory over Minnesota. While a Raider he set a record of 143 attempts without an interception, completed 1,182 passes for a Raider record. Enshrined into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

Kenny "The Snake" Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders under coach John Madden (1970-1984). He is left-handed, and at the time of his pro career left-handed quarterbacks were looked on as being unsuitable for professional football, with a variety of semi-credible excuses being given for this view. One such was that the spin on passes would be the reverse of "normal", resulting in problems for receivers.

Born on Christmas Day 1945 in Foley, Alabama, the left-handed Stabler became a highly touted football player in high school, earning the nickname "The Snake" from his coach after a long, winding touchdown run. He was recruited by Alabama's Paul "Bear" Bryant and joined the team in 1964. In 1965 he led Alabama to a national championship. He finished his career with the Crimson Tide in 1967, having compiled a 28-3-2 record as a starter. He was drafted in the second round of the NFL draft in 1968. Stabler first made his mark in the NFL in a 1972 playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After entering the game in relief of Daryle Lamonica, he scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a 31-yard scramble. The Steelers, however, came back to win on a controversial, deflected pass from Terry Bradshaw to Franco Harris, known in football lore as The Immaculate Reception.

After suffering severe knee injuries, Stabler became less a scrambling quarterback and more a classic, drop-back passer, known for deadly-accurate passes in the 10-to-20 yard range and an uncanny ability to lead late, come-from-behind drives. During the peak of his career he had an impressive receiving corps consisting of sprinter Cliff Branch, sure-handed possession receiver Fred Biletnikoff, and Hall-of-Fame tight end Dave Casper. As a starter in Oakland, Stabler was named AFC player of the year in 1974 and 1976, and was the NFL's passing champion in 1976. In 1977 he guided the Raiders to their first Super Bowl victory, after a narrow playoff victory over the New England Patriots in which he scored the winning touchdown on a surprise quarterback keeper. In the 1977 AFC Playoffs against the Baltimore Colts he threw a crucial 4th quarter pass to Dave Casper that set up a game tying field goal that sent into overtime in which the Raiders eventually won; that incredible 4th quarter pass was dubbed The Ghost To The Post.

In 1980 he was traded to the Houston Oilers for Dan Pastorini, whom Raiders' owner Al Davis regarded as a more effective deep passer. The Oilers in turn saw Stabler as the missing ingredient that could finally get them past the Steelers and into the Super Bowl. Ironically, Pastorini lost the starting job in Oakland to Jim Plunkett after an injury, and Plunkett then led the Raiders over Stabler and the Oilers in the playoffs. Stabler played one more season with Houston and then finished his NFL career with a three-year stint with the New Orleans Saints.

He currently provides color commentary alongside Eli Gold for broadcasts of Alabama football.

 


 

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