Next step -- who will run the Raiders?

October 10, 2011, 4:08 pm
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HOUSTON -- Two days after the passing of Al Davis, questions are beginning to swirl about who will assume the power vacuum atop the Raiders' day-to-day football operations.Logically, the assumption is that the decision-making power falls to Davis' son Mark, who was with the team in Houston on Friday, flew back to Oakland Saturday morning after word broke of his father's death, and was back at Reliant Stadium in time for the Raiders' emotional 25-20 defeat of the Texans.

First-year coach Hue Jackson was asked after the game if he had spoken with the younger Davis yet about the organization's daily football operations would now be run."No, I haven't talked with him and I'm not really concerned about that," Jackson said. "I'm more concerned with today and what we were doing. I'm sure we'll all get together and make the right decisions, but that's not of any worry right now."Right now, we're Raiders and this team is still run by Coach Davis and his family and that's the way it's going to be."Mark Davis and Raiders CEO Amy Trask reportedly have a list of candidates for director of football operations andor general manager.Davis was on the sidelines before the game, exchanging pleasantries with players and again in the Raiders' victorious postgame locker room.