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Raiders owner Mark Davis gets over losses by going to P.F. Chang's

Raiders owner Mark Davis gets over losses by going to P.F. Chang's

Al Davis never got over what might have been the biggest loss he experienced as Raiders owner.

Maybe he should have gone to P.F. Chang's.

That's apparently what his son Mark does after defeats as the team's current owner.

In explaining how he rebounded from the NFL's decision to move the Rams and Chargers to Los Angeles -- his preferred destination for the Raiders over Las Vegas -- Davis revealed his typical method for getting over losses.

"I have lost games before,” Davis told The Athletics' Vic Tafur. “That’s how I have learned to live my life -- you lose on Sunday, you’re pissed about it, I go to P.F. Chang’s on Monday, I have lunch and then I am on to the next week. 

"We got our ass kicked in LA, and we went back to Oakland with our tails between our legs. And then [Former Coliseum Authority executive director Scott] McKibben backtracked and tripled our lease, and it was total disrespect. It was like, how are we going to work with these people?

“Vegas had been after us for years, but I told them I will only talk to you if Oakland and Los Angeles don’t happen. Losing the LA vote was probably the best thing that ever happened for us."

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Davis seems to have no regrets with the way things turned out. Even still, the Raiders are bound to lose plenty of games during their tenure in Sin City.

Good thing for him, there currently are three P.F. Chang's within the city limits.

Raiders rookie Bryan Edwards drawing comparisons to Pro Bowl receivers

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Raiders rookie Bryan Edwards drawing comparisons to Pro Bowl receivers

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on Tuesday compared rookie wide receiver Bryan Edwards to Carr’s former Fresno State teammate and current Packers’ star Davante Adams. On Friday one of Edwards’ high school coaches said he has long seen similarities to another perennial All-Pro.

“He’s always reminded me of A.J. Green,” said Conway (S.C.) head coach Carlton Terry, who was an assistant when Edwards played there and coached against Green in high school. “They both just have that ability to make plays at receiver and return punts. Just men on the field in comparison to the other players. Not only did they stand out vertically, but for big men to have that athleticism is just so rare.”

Edwards’ natural gifts were evident from the moment he walked into Conway High School as a 13-year-old freshman.

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Raiders place Maxx Crosby, Rod Smith on NFL's COVID-19 reserve list

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Raiders place Maxx Crosby, Rod Smith on NFL's COVID-19 reserve list

Raiders coach Jon Gruden on Thursday talked about the need to adapt every day to the practice availability of his players.

It went without saying he was referring to the potential impact of COVID-19, the constant shadow he and the Raiders will be operating under this year.

By late afternoon, that possibility became a reality when Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby and running back Rod Smith were added to the COVID-19 injured reserve list.

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