Mark Davis: Oakland Raiders need progress, not losses


It's been another lost season for the Oakland Raiders, and owner Mark Davis isn't happy.

Davis briefly addressed the media Sunday after the Raiders dropped their third consecutive game. At 3-7, Oakland is in grave danger of missing the playoffs for an 11th season in a row.

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"I'm patient, but I want to see progress. I don't want to see regression," Davis said after the Raiders' 38-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. "Nobody does. And that's why I'm unhappy today."

The Raiders were never competitive Sunday, trailing 35-10 by the end of the third quarter. Oakland has given up 125 points in the last three weeks.

"I'm not happy, I'll put it that way, but why should I be?" he said. "Why should we be? Why should anybody in this room be? But they'll fight and fix it."

Davis was asked what he's looking for in his first full season as the Raiders' owner. Al Davis, his iconic father, passed away in October 2011.

"I think finding a direction for the franchise, and moving forward and seeing progress week-to-week would be a happier time right now, but it's still possible," he said.

Davis didn't seem particularly angry during his interaction with reporters, repeatedly deferring to coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie on matters regarding the Raiders' personnel. Davis said he has "plenty of confidence" in quarterback Carson Palmer.

If the Raiders keep losing, we'll find out how much confidence Davis has in the rest of the operation.

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