Im with hateall. Ron Wolf was the biggest mistake this team made by letting him go. Now he didnt go right to Green Bay he went to New York for a year before going to Green Bay. But when you look at the first significant move that Wolf made it was trading for Brett Favre. Now IDK if he was still here or if he was already gone, but Im quite sure the Raiders knew they wanted another qb the year Favre was gonna enter the draft and they picked Todd Marinovich over him.
Had they gone with Favre IDK if Wolf would have stayed or if he was already on his way out or what have you. But Favre with those speed demon of reveivers they had and his gunslinger mentality would have fit perfectly with the Raiders and they wouldn't have missed a beat in the 90s. They had some sub par seasons in the 90s but nothing like they experienced after the Super Bowl run of the 00 - 02/03 campaigns.
Biggest mistakes all teams make seem to revolve around who is their qb and more often than not its who they drafted or failed to draft at that position. Marc Wilson help set the team back. Marinovich certainly set the team back. Russell absolutely set the team back. But the Raiders aren't alone in that category. For as great as the Ravens have drafted, drafting Kyle Boller and running with him easily cost them one more ring maybe two with that defense still being at its prime. Even the Steelers made a huge mistake in 83 when they didnt draft Dan Marino a Pittsburgh native and it caused riffs in that orgainzation mainly between the Rooney brothers if Im not mistaken.