When fans look to navigate to the nearly complete Allegiant Stadium, they need only ask, “Show me the way to Al Davis Way.”
The street sign bearing the name of the legendary former owner and coach of the Raiders was installed last week off Dean Martin Drive on the north end of the $2 billion facility.
“I think the changing over of the street name (to Al Davis Way) is an important step in highlighting the legacy of the incredible franchise and the work that so many people put into this stadium,” Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft said. “The thousands of men and women who literally built the stadium — the reward of that is soon to be seen and noticed around the world.”
There were very few doubts about Lynn Bowden’s ability with the ball in his hands from anyone who watched him rip through defenses in Youngstown, Ohio.
Once he discovered the motivation to turn those talents into a career, his fate was sealed.
“He’s a young man who has been through a lot,” Kentucky offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Eddie Gran said Tuesday. “When he was growing up, things weren’t all perfect. He’s a young man that’s had to mature and he’s done that. A guy that’s grown and is a great father who loves his child.
Derek Carr the person seems fairly uncomplicated. Husband. Father. Profoundly devoted to his faith. But his reputation as an NFL quarterback is more complex. He’s sort of an enigma in shoulder pads.
Numbers suggest Carr exists among a tier of players just behind those considered stars in the league at his position. Compare strictly his stats on a board of blind resumes and he more than holds his own among most.
But opinions about the Las Vegas Raiders leader vary like fashion trends. Have for a while now. And those who hold a skeptical view of Carr’s overall significance to the team’s pursuit of a championship only intensified in the off-season. All it took was the signing of former Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota.