“It hurts because I picked the guy. I picked the wrong guy.”
– Raiders’ owner, Al Davis, on former head coach, Lane Kiffin (Denver Post).
He’s picked the wrong guy over and over. He’s going on to his fifth coach since 2003 accumulating a 20-64 record. That tells you something right there about the ownership. Not only did Al Davis finally fire Lane Kiffin, but he did it over the phone like a real champ chump. He also told him that he’s firing him for cause which means that Kiffin will not be paid for the remainder of his three year deal which is worth $6 million. Here’s a video of the press conference that Davis held yesterday:
As long as Al Davis is still suffocating the Raiders organization, they will continue to lose games. That’s evident. He fired Mike Shanahan 4 games into the Raiders 89′ season, and still owes him money. The Broncos should welcome Kiffin into their organization because I guarantee a Broncos’ Super Bowl win before a Raiders’ Super Bowl win.
Offensive line coach Tom Cable will take over the head coaching job. The Raiders have a bye this week, and will face a tough test on Oct. 12th against the Saints.