ESPN: Davis will fire Raiders head

ESPN: Davis will fire Raiders head

There are 18 comments on the ABC7 - KGO-TV/DT story from Sep 15, 2008, titled ESPN: Davis will fire Raiders head. In it, ABC7 - KGO-TV/DT reports that:

Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin did exactly what you might expect Sunday in the face of published reports of his potential firing: He acted like he could not care less.

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TBone

Sacramento, CA

#1 Sep 15, 2008
Al Davis is a jerk. Memo to Al: Yeah, you own 51% of the raiders but do you think you could take into account your fan base. What an egotisitcal jerk. We are so tired of a 7o year old man throwing tantrums.
Big AD

Acworth, GA

#2 Sep 15, 2008
Anyone with the moniker "TBone" must be gay.

And yes, I am internet active ya putz!
John in Mass

Haverhill, MA

#3 Sep 15, 2008
Al Davis has destroyed the Raiders..........what an Ass.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#4 Sep 15, 2008
This is just getting old. One season is not long enough to resurect a team back to winning ways. Kiffin has this team pointed in the right direction, but Al Davis's politics seem to be the biggest thing holding this team back. If Mr. Davis would just shut up and let coach Kiffin do his job, we might have a winning team soon. I do agree with Kiffin questioning some of the high priced aquisitions and offseason actions. At the top of my list

1. Wide Receiver: Javon Walker got a deal with 17 Million guaranteed and has not caught a single pass all season. Fragile knees and high injury risk. We drafted 2 rookies and one got hurt. Then we claimed another former Bronco Ashlie Lelie that was cut from San Francisco to a minimal deal and he has shown more signs to being a contributor.

2. The running back situation: If the plan was to draft Darren McFadden, then I would've just let Fargas go in FA and retained Dominic Rhodes for at least another season and invested the $$ elsewhere especially with Michael Bush on the rise as well.

3. Defensive line: William Joseph and Greg Spires didn't make the team and Kalimba Edwards isn't starting. Tommy Kelly got a deal he couldn't refuse and now teams are double teaming him and Gerrard Warren did a good job against KC by taking advantage of it showing that he needs to be accounted for too. Pro Bowl DE Derrick Burgess is still waiting on a new long term deal he was promised by a member of management that is no longer with the team.

4. Offensive line: Not much effort was made to improve here. I hope Mario Henderson can do well on a consistant basis. KC is not that good and made us look good, so what does that mean for weeks to come with the only new aquisition Kwame Harris injured and Paul McQuistain out for the season. Oh and John Wade was supposed to be an improvement but Jake Grove beat him out to reclaim the starting center spot. Grove and Robert Gallery are finally showing signs that they are the anchors of the OL that they were expected to be and 2nd year Raider Cooper Carlisle has been solid at RG.

5. Secondary had the biggest improvements. Gibril Wilson is the Raider type safety like Jack Tatum and George Atkinson that the secondary has lacked. DeAngelo Hall was a good pick up that should help make a solid secondary more solid. Michael Huff oughta do better at free safety and that should force them to throw towards Nnamdi Asomugha more this season. Asomugha should've gotten a new long term deal.

Above all else; if Al Davis really wants a winning team sooner than later, then he needs to stay out of the picture and let the coach do his job. It's bad enough when players (like Randy Moss, or Terrel Owens in Philly or Keyshawn Johnson in TB) become distractions on & off the field, but this drama that Davis started with Kiffin early in the offseason is the worst team distraction that any team can endure.
RAIDER MISTERIO

AOL

#5 Sep 15, 2008
texasraider lives in a dream world, we suck. get over it and accept it (LOL)

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#6 Sep 15, 2008
RAIDER MISTERIO wrote:
texasraider lives in a dream world, we suck. get over it and accept it (LOL)
If any member of the RaiderNation lives in a dream world, it's Al Davis...

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#7 Sep 15, 2008
...and until he either passes away or decides to stick with a coach that can get this team rolling in the right direction, I don't expect much of anything out of them...I see the talent out there, it will just take time for them to gel and it won't happen as long as Al Davis intervenes and becomes a team distraction.
RAIDER MISTERIO

AOL

#8 Sep 15, 2008
true, hope al davis lives for ever.

Since: Jul 08

AOL

#9 Sep 15, 2008
...it is funny to watch the Raiders change coaches everytime the players underachieve...
RAIDER MISTERIO

AOL

#10 Sep 15, 2008
RAIDERS "w" 1-1 I LIKE IT!=)
RAIDER MISTERIO

AOL

#11 Sep 16, 2008
the way we played the donkeys, i thought it would be that way with kc. although it was kc. we kicked ass on the running game and deffense worked out better. j-russ looked rusty but receivers did not help much either. but it's comming together. one week at a time! GO RAIDERS!
trim

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Sep 16, 2008
MUTINY. The raiders are no longer in debt to Al Davis. He has ruined the franchise. Kiffin has brought hope to the team.

AL, LET A COACH BE A COACH!
RAIDER MISTERIO

AOL

#13 Sep 16, 2008
RAIDER MISTERIO wrote:
the way we played the donkeys, i thought it would be that way with kc. although it was kc. we kicked ass on the running game and deffense worked out better. j-russ looked rusty but receivers did not help much either. but it's comming together. one week at a time! GO RAIDERS!
only 3-4 more victories to be the jokes we always are! GO RAIDERS!
RAIDER MISTERIO

AOL

#14 Sep 16, 2008
hate us haters we won our game! GO RAIDERS! you don't like it huhh.(LOL)RRRRRAAAIIDEERRRRRSS S!!
RAIDER MISTERIO

AOL

#15 Sep 16, 2008
again, there is no hate when we suck all the time! hard to hate continuous losers! just laughs! GO RAIDERS! you don't like it when we suck huhh.(LOL)RRRRRAAAIIDEERRRRRSS S!!
Big AD

Acworth, GA

#16 Sep 16, 2008
I'm the best thing that ever happened to football, ya bunch of whining sissies!
RAIDER MISTERIO

AOL

#17 Sep 16, 2008
(LOL) you mean you don't like it when we win! GO RAIDERS

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#18 Sep 16, 2008
And winning only comes around 5 times a season for you joke.

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