Posted on: September 30, 2008 2:35 pm

Oakland Raiders: Angst to Anger!


Lane Kiffin has finally been fired by the Raiders. The team announced Tuesday that Kiffin was released 'for cause.'
Once upon a time ...Pre Super Bowl 2002 - The Oakland Raiders were a team with mystique.  Those days are gone- Long gone my fellow compatriots of the Raider Nation.   With the firing of Lane Kiffin, hope has been lost for this year.  Sure JaMarcus Russell will continue his development into a future All-Pro, but this season, to me is gone.

The constant angst I've felt has left me depressed every Sunday until the optimist in me arose for the next weekend.  No More     Not this year.

Was Kiffin a good coach for the Raiders?  We'll never know but I liked the way the team appeared to be gel'n.  Until the end of the season and a new permanent Head Coach is in place, I'm taking a sabaticle. 

Go Raiders.

Al Davis- What is wrong with you, man?

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 26, 2008 5:49 pm

Raiders Spinning Out Of Control

Another NFL season, another year of Oakland Raider turmoil.  At least this year, for the most part, the turmoil is between the head coach and the "powers that be."

To his credit Lane has done an admirable job in a "no-win" situation.  "No-win" IMO, because he refused to tow the company line.  Al Davis  doesn't respond well to criticism of his team, nor does he react well to someone else's input on personal  ala' Jon Gruden or "The Rat."

Unfortunately, if when Lane is dismissed as the Raiders coach, any continuity that has been achieved will be gone.

It pains me to no end to see My Franchise (Management & Coaches) behaving like teenagers.  When will the madness end?  How long will this insanity continue?  I see more dark days to come from where I'm watching.

How will a coaching change retard JaMarcus Russell and his growth?  Nnamdi Asoughma a franchise player again next year? (Charles Woodson flashback)

As the years progress I got more questions and precious few answers.

Go Raiders.
Category: NFL
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