This week two head coaches were relieved of their duties…fired! First, Scott Linehan of the St. Louis Rams, and now, Lane Kiffin of the Oakland Raiders, why? Jim Haslet replaced Linehan. What’s the difference, the Rams are horrific! Kiffin is being replaced with O-line coach, Tom Cable…who? Yeah, that’s right, I never heard of him either!
Al Davis, in one of his many “brilliant” moves, has fired another head coach…we should have seen it coming…it’s his M.O. Every couple of years he changes the head coach and forgets to look in the mirror…he is the problem! Kiffin, who has never been a Head Coach before, was given 20 games (5-15) to prove himself. When Davis hired Kiffin, he was 31 years old…barely older than many of his players. If Big Al wanted a quick fix, then perhaps he should have hired someone like Bill Parcells, Brian Billick, Bill Cowher, you get the idea…someone with experience!
Since 2003, the Raiders are 20-64…pathetic. In that time span, they went through Bill Callahan, Norv Turner, Art Shell, and now Monte’s boy. Cable is now their 8th Head Coach since 1995…with the only constant being, Al Davis. How does Davis expect anyone to embrace his “Commitment To Excellence”, when they are not given a chance to excel? If Al Davis wants instant gratification, maybe he should visit Hugh Hefner at the Play Boy Mansion!
Cedric Benson, after being cleared of his legal troubles, has signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. Benson and Chris Henry on the same team…nice!
Rashard Mendenhall fractured his shoulder in his first NFL start on MNF. He gained 30 yards on 9 carries and added another 6 yards on his lone reception. These are not exactly gaudy stats…but not many put up great numbers against the #1 defense of the Ravens. The Rookie will be placed on IR, according to coach Tomlin. Now, Mendenhall will have plenty of time to text all his friends!Newly crowned Head Coach Haslet has reinstated Marc Bulger as the starting QB…I guess the Trent Green experiment is over?
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