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!