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.