Daily Archives: October 15, 2012

Daryle “The Mad Bomber” Lamonica

Daryle Lamonica floundered in relative anonymity for four seasons on the Buffalo Bills bench, backing up the great Jack Kemp.  Once he arrived in Oakland, however, his cannon-like right arm melded with Al Davis’s penchant for the deep pass, and thus Lamonia earned his nickname, The Mad Bomber.  This video illustrates a few points very well:

  • Lamonica could throw a ball 50 yards with very little effort.
  • #81 Warren Wells had phenomenal breakaway speed.  He is practically uncovered in many of these clips.
  • Al Davis LOVED the deep pass.
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