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:

  1. Lamonica could throw a ball 50 yards with very little effort.
  2. #81 Warren Wells had phenomenal breakaway speed.  He is practically uncovered in many of these clips.
  3. Al Davis LOVED the deep pass.