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Al Davis: The Dictator

Posted on: October 8, 2008 8:40 am
Edited on: October 8, 2008 8:53 am

Why was Lane Kiffin fired?  Sure Al Davis went on a spending spree, but did that really make this a win now team?  No, just because Merrimen is hurt doesn't mean the Raiders needed to win now.  Davis may have just added another year to his already 6 season long rebuilding phase.  Under Kiffin the Raiders went from a terrible offense to a marginal offense.  He added 115 points to their offensive campaign.  They say Kiffin got fired because the Raiders lost more leads in the fourth quarter than games they actually won, but isn't that usually a defenses fault?  This team was making progress at the very least, but because Al Davis' "Commitment to Loserdome" this team will go nowhere.  Because anything Cable does this season probably could've been done by Kiffin.

Art Shell was a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, Hall of Shame head coach.  He couldn't do anything with Randy Moss!  Whether or not Moss wanted to be their doesn't matter Shell couldn't get this defense to score.  The problem with this team is the owner...hey lets just be glad Davis isn't in a real position of power like congress or vice-president, or we'd really be in trouble!

Category: NFL

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2008 11:16 pm

Al Davis: The Dictator

No doubt the old guy is crazy. The sad part about it is Davis thinks he's going to be alive long enough to watch his team win 2 more Super Bowls. What a joke. He needs to relinquish control to his son NOW! The Raiders can use modern ideas and get the team moving in the right direction. Warren Sapp summed it up the best.

"[Davis] is the common equation," Sapp said on "Inside the NFL." "You take him out, put him at home watching film or whatever he is doing -- you have a functioning football organization. But once he comes over the top, he goes and starts moving it around.

"Al Davis knows football -- it's just '60s and '70s football. That's what it is. He's thinking that Cliff Branch is outside and [Jim] Plunkett is dropping back and you can throw it 80 yards down the field -- deep ball, deep ball, deep ball."

-ESPN excerpt.

Too funny. The reality is that it's not funny for the players on the team that have to suffer through all the losing. Any rookie drafted by the Raiders is pretty much throwing 3-5 years of their careers away.

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