Raiders owner Mark Davis wants to be just like his father and return the raiders to what they once were. That’s the conclusion of a “Real Sports” profile on Mark Davis, which will debut Tuesday night on HBO and HBO Max.
In the “Real Sports” profile, coach Jon Gruden voiced his support for the boss while hitting back at people who always have something to say about his hair.
“I think that’s a bunch of bullshit,” he said. “If you know Mark Davis, you like Mark Davis. And if you don’t, you can have your own opinion.
“Sorry he wasn’t as experienced as some of the other owners, but he got here and he learned fast. He probably took some heat from some of those people, but he kept swinging and kept digging and kept producing and look where we are now.”
Mark Davis has now carried this franchise into Las Vegas with a brand spanking new stadium and a team that has a shot to make some noise.
“I hope he would be very, very happy and proud,” Mark Davis said of setting up a capital of Raider Nation in southern Nevada and Allegiant Stadium. “But they won. We have to win. That’s where I have to get it right.”
“He fought a lot of battles, and he was right in the battles he fought,” Mark Davis said of his father. “But sometimes you win the battles, but lose the war.
“I felt maybe it’s a little easier to get things done with sugar rather than salt. I felt like I wanted to start on a clean slate with the NFL and the other owners. I thought it was important to do that.”