Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis on the field before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Last week saw the owner of the Oakland Raiders in Mark Davis exposed as a report coming out of the local media in San Antonio tied the Raiders owner in discussions with city officials of the Texas center surrounding a potential relocation should the Raiders fail to get a new building in Oakland.
Davis confirmed that he met with San Antonio officials, and while some have taken the meeting between the two parties more seriously than others the fact is that most are still not buying the meeting as anything more than a bluff from Davis. A trend that continued as a source who spoke to Davis during the Hall of Fame festivities this weekend surrounding former Raiders punter Ray Guy being inducted into Canton told Sirius XM NFL Radio producer Eddie Borsilli that the Raiders are as likely to move to Canton as they are likely to move to San Antonio from Oakland. (That is to say there is very little chance of either happening)
This recent drop of information should continue the attitude around Oakland as well as around the league that San Antonio is just a pawn in Davis’ game to get the City of Oakland to stop balking at the pricetag it will cost the city to build a new venue for the Raiders. That may be the case, but it is still unlikely that Davis was talking about the Alamo and the San Antonio Spurs when he was visiting around last month. The Raiders may not be likely to relocate anywhere at this point, but regardless of what the likelihood is the only facts we have right now is that discussions have happened between the two sides.