Job Posting: Head Coach for worst NFL franchise

October 2, 2008 at 5:11 am 2 comments

I really don’t like referring to the Oakland Raiders as the worst NFL franchise but, until Al Davis leaves, that’s the way it’s going to be. Davis finally fired Lane Kiffin, officially. After months and months of speculation about whether or not Kiffin was coming or going, the ordeal has finally come to a rest. Or has it?

Al Davis claims that he fired Kiffin for a cause, meaning that he does not plan on paying Lane Kiffin what he surley deserves. Hell, anyone willing to work for Al Davis should either be paid top-dollar or put into a nuthouse. But doesn’t this story sound familiar? Al Davis doesn’t want to pay a coach that he fired after about 3 years; how about Mike Shanahan in the late 80’s? Al Davis claimed that Lane Kiffin was a liar and that Kiffin was, in fact, responsible for the absurd money being spent on players like Javon Walker, Tommy Kelley, and DeAngelo Hall.

Al Davis has done so much for the game of football, which makes it hard to say that he’s the basket case of the NFL. But when you think about it, no one tops him. Davis promoted the offensive line coach to run the team for now, and I would assume that he won’t be there at the end of the season. Davis should just put an ad in the Oakland newspaper asking for any one to come out and interview for the interim head coaching job, because that’s the only coaching job that will ever be available as long as Davis owns the team.

Sources are saying that his son, Mark, is primed to take over the team when his pops kicks the bucket. But who knows if that will be better or just an Al Davis v2.0. The Oakland Raiders are the second-least valuable team in the NFL, which makes me wish that I had $891 million to buy them and give the “turn-around” a shot.

Anyone in their right mind would not work for Al Davis. When his son takes over, maybe then you can go and interview for the job. Until then, stay away from Oakland. Kiffin, on the other hand, will certainly find a job elsewhere, most likely in the college ranks. However, I would not be surprised if Kiffin makes his way back to the NFL ranks without even taking that trip to college first. Kiffin, giving him the benefit of the doubt, is not an idiot. He lived through almost three years of extreme hell that we know as the Oakland Raiders football team. And I believe, as of late, that the Raiders have been showing signs of improvement. No? Can we give Lane a little bit of credit? If not credit, how about sympathy?

Kiffin is the second coach to be fired this season, Scott Linehan being the first. Here are some other coaches around the league that may be on the hot seat:

  • Marvin Lewis (CIN) – Lewis has completely lost control of the team, not to mention they can’t win games.
  • Rod Marinelli (DET) – It’s the Lions. “Mr. Marinelli? Mr. Ford will see you now.” Don’t act so suprised.
  • Herm Edwards (KC) – He’s a good coach, but he needs a QB. The Chiefs may not wait for that to happen.
  • Romeo Crennel (CLE) – Had a good year last year, against pieces of cupcake. Romey needs to win now!
  • Gary Kubiak (HOU) – I like Kubiak and I think the Texans are good. How patient are the owners?

Amd of course, Tom Cable (OAK)! Cable was just promoted but should expect to be fired after the Raiders finish 5-11 on the year.


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  • 1. soundoffwithdave  |  January 6, 2009 at 12:09 am

    I’m on board with you 100%. The Raiders are a lost cause under Al’s leadership.


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