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Kiffin still here

Reports by ESPN.com and Fox News to the contrary, Lane Kiffin appeared at his weekly press conference Monday, addressed the issue of his job secrurity again and said he has no intention of quitting.

Kiffin said he will continue coaching the Raiders until told otherwise by Al Davis.

More to come later . . .

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • S&B – Nation Collective

    Brien — Yes, for what we are paying Hall, Routt is bettter…Routt is a competent corner back. Hall on the other hand…For $70million, we are supposed to have two Nnamdi level corners.

    The truth about D. Hall is that he isn’t a good man2man…he needs a safety over the top giving him support.

    its clear….all that speed he has and he is worried about getting burned deep.

    That’s two games of sub-par performance from Angelo Hall….the De if for defense and he don’t play it

  • Maryland Raiderfan

    if warren is out for the year that sucks. He was playing very well with kelly. Our depth at d line will be exposed–again on our gm al davis. Schefter has not had anything to report on a firing so its safe for now. If it does go down and ryan or some retread takes over than all local folks should boycott games and not spend a dime on them. Then possibly the franchise could be vulnerable for a buyout to get his demented head out of here. Ryan’s crap schemes are responsible and he will survive another HC?? amazing!

  • Brien

    If he is there then you know Al will not take a LB over a player like crabtree………not in a million years

  • PhillyRaider

    You clowns saying he should of went for 2 are plane stupid. You kick the extra point and make it a TWO score game. Not go for it, MAYBE get it just incase they score a TD you go 3 and out and they kick a fg to win it all in 6 mins. If you didnt get it, all they needed was to get in the endzone in 6 mins.

    Lane is a good coach , he cant open the O up because our WR are awful, we have suspect pass blocking, and raw young QB.

  • http://none Lane Kiffins’ Contract

    HEY LANE,

    NICE SIGNATURE!

  • http://www.thenextraidercoach.com Jim Lofton

    all great ideas, draft choices, etc.,..however none of that will make a bit of difference until someone stays home and stays out of the way,..period.

  • DoneDeal

    Brien, i notice you are a very astute person. probable well read and from a decent up bringing. rey would it nicely into our foray of LB’s. He is a monster, he is 51/50 on the field.

  • http://none Lane Kiffins’ Contract

    Raiders: Liar Liar Pants on Fire
    This is getting better all the time. Better in the sense of more ridiculous – but these are the Raiders and anything goes.

    I’m saying there was almost a fistfight in the Raiders press room after Lane Kiffin’s Monday press conference, a fistfight between a Raiders official and a columnist (not me).

    Yee-haw!!

    The tension had started a few minutes earlier during the Q&A with Kiffin. My friend Tim Kawakami from the San Jose Mercury asked Kiffin if he feels isolated on the Raiders. Kawakami mentioned an article he said the Raiders passed out to the media critical of Kiffin. From back in the room, Raiders official John Herrera – the one who allegedly passed out the article – interrupted the press conference. This act of interrupting was totally unheard of. Herrera yelled, “That’s not true. That’s not true, Kawakami.”

    Kawakami ignored him and so did Kiffin, who seemed mildly amused, and the press conference proceeded in an awkward way. I mean, how could it be the same? It’s like you’re invited to dinner at your boss’s house and your boss has white carpets and you spill a glass of red wine on the carpet. The boss’s wife says “Don’t worry, it’ll clean up,” but you know the evening is ruined.

    Well, the afternoon over here got ruined – or maybe it got better. You couldn’t make up this stuff, and in a weird way, it’s fascinating.

    When the press conference ended, Herrera started shouting at Kawakami.

    “You’re a liar,” Herrera shouted. “You built a whole column on a lie. So did Lowell Cohn.” (Hey, that hurts my feelings, John.)

    Kawakami put his hand on Herrera’s arm in a peacekeeping soothing way and said, “Calm down.” Herrera violently shook it off. “Get your hand off me,” he shouted. “Get your (bleeping) hand off me.”

    To which Kawakami replied, “Do you want to take a punch at me?”

    “Yeah, I’d love to.”

    And then I heard Kawakami say, “I’d love to own part of this franchise,” meaning if a Raider official slugged him he could sue.

    Hey, kids, they don’t teach you this stuff in Journalism 101. I may have missed the exact words in all the hub bub – things were kind of crazy – but I was very close.

    Herrera continued to make his point. “Nothing was distributed in this room,” he shouted. “Nothing. Nothing.”

    Herrera meant he didn’t actually make the critical Kiffin article available, although according to sources, he directly handed it to one beat writer. According to my sources he let other beat writers know the article existed. So, technically he didn’t hand it out, but he encouraged writers to know about it and read it.

    The last thing I heard, Kawakami – bravely to my way of thinking — told Herrera, “You’re welcome to sue me.”

    Another fun day at the Raiders. And get this, I went to see the coach get fired, but a fight broke out, instead. The Raiders always provide.

    – Lowell

  • Brien

    Hall cannot keep having guys get receptions on him. It is unacceptable

  • El Dirty

    Gerrard warren is out for the year?

  • http://www.thenextraidercoach.com Jim Lofton

    ya shawn I heard that live, it was odd, some dude in the background screaming down a reporter, I think it was jerry getting yelled at.

  • DoneDeal

    brien i hapen to agree with your post,
    al will take the rb from georgia knowshon moreno, or he
    would draft another punter, who know he likes speed he may draft usane bolt the track star first.

  • Wishbone

    Once again this proves without a doubt that Al Davis only cares about winning just not winning football games. AL is gonna put the screws to Kiffin until he either quits, hangs himself or mentally loses it. Things would be better if Al would just fire him so the players can focus on playing and not wonder who is the head coach. Al won’t pay off Kiffin at 3 mil yet pays ridiculous amounts to Javon Walker and DeAngelo Hall. Al please do us all a favor and have a massive stroke or heart attack. Anything MF, but just DIE!!

  • Brien

    Phuck Kawakami and Kohn

  • Ghost to the post

    Hall can not cover with no pressure,. He needs the blitz or help with his man or he will be victimized the other thirteen games too.

  • http://insidebayarea.com Raiderkoolaid

    I was wondering if it was Hall’s decision to play soft late in the game or if that was Ryan’s call. He did a decent job covering when he did play tight. He needs to keep that up and if he gets burned then he needs to have a short memory.

  • Robert
  • Cole Ford

    I just went on deathclock.com to see when Davis is going to dye. Bad news, he is going to live until 2018.

  • Ron

    What a flying circus! This is the only NFL team Andrew Walter has ever known. He may die of old age at 26.

  • dick v

    we may not get Rey malaluagaagaga… he will be a top five player: Detroit, KC, Cincy, Clelvland, and the Rams are guarding those positions pretty tightly.

  • Dakota

    Raiders: Liar Liar Pants on Fire
    This is getting better all the time. Better in the sense of more ridiculous – but these are the Raiders and anything goes.

    I’m saying there was almost a fistfight in the Raiders press room after Lane Kiffin’s Monday press conference, a fistfight between a Raiders official and a columnist (not me).

    Yee-haw!!

    The tension had started a few minutes earlier during the Q&A with Kiffin. My friend Tim Kawakami from the San Jose Mercury asked Kiffin if he feels isolated on the Raiders. Kawakami mentioned an article he said the Raiders passed out to the media critical of Kiffin. From back in the room, Raiders official John Herrera – the one who allegedly passed out the article – interrupted the press conference. This act of interrupting was totally unheard of. Herrera yelled, “That’s not true. That’s not true, Kawakami.”

    Kawakami ignored him and so did Kiffin, who seemed mildly amused, and the press conference proceeded in an awkward way. I mean, how could it be the same? It’s like you’re invited to dinner at your boss’s house and your boss has white carpets and you spill a glass of red wine on the carpet. The boss’s wife says “Don’t worry, it’ll clean up,” but you know the evening is ruined.

    Well, the afternoon over here got ruined – or maybe it got better. You couldn’t make up this stuff, and in a weird way, it’s fascinating.

    When the press conference ended, Herrera started shouting at Kawakami.

    “You’re a liar,” Herrera shouted. “You built a whole column on a lie. So did Lowell Cohn.” (Hey, that hurts my feelings, John.)

    Kawakami put his hand on Herrera’s arm in a peacekeeping soothing way and said, “Calm down.” Herrera violently shook it off. “Get your hand off me,” he shouted. “Get your (bleeping) hand off me.”

    To which Kawakami replied, “Do you want to take a punch at me?”

    “Yeah, I’d love to.”

    And then I heard Kawakami say, “I’d love to own part of this franchise,” meaning if a Raider official slugged him he could sue.

    Hey, kids, they don’t teach you this stuff in Journalism 101. I may have missed the exact words in all the hub bub – things were kind of crazy – but I was very close.

    Herrera continued to make his point. “Nothing was distributed in this room,” he shouted. “Nothing. Nothing.”

    Herrera meant he didn’t actually make the critical Kiffin article available, although according to sources, he directly handed it to one beat writer. According to my sources he let other beat writers know the article existed. So, technically he didn’t hand it out, but he encouraged writers to know about it and read it.

    The last thing I heard, Kawakami – bravely to my way of thinking — told Herrera, “You’re welcome to sue me.”

    Another fun day at the Raiders. And get this, I went to see the coach get fired, but a fight broke out, instead. The Raiders always provide.

    – Lowell

    hahahahhahahaha

    Herrera is going to get punched again, lol.

  • Brien

    Al will never die……….just get over it people. Al is in for the looooooooooooong haul

  • Ghost to the post

    Wishbone, nice perspective…. death threats/?/? humm.

  • DoneDeal

    is al davis really pulling the strings or does someone have there hand up his back. funny sh!t folks we as fans need to grow up.

  • http://view.playlist.com/12165303563/standalone NATION Collective-408RAIDER

    Dirty WTF where did you hear that about warren?

  • S&B – Nation Collective

    Losing Warren hurts badly. WHat happened to him to get hurt. Better bring back Joseph.

    Angie Hall is really letting down this team. and where the hell is Walker….

    Johnie Lee is one of our top 5 players right now and thats good. It seems Johnnie Lee responds well to coaching too. He also was smart on selecting which kicks/punts to return.

    Hey Lane, play the kids and put Javon “Lights On” Walker on ice. curry is too slow to help us anymore.

    Go with Lelie, Higgins, Schillens and Watkins…in that order

  • Brien

    Only a guy with thick skin can be head coach with Al there…….Kiffin needs to be smarter with this than he has been

  • willie

    Brien,the raiders will win this week,see what happens during the bye,who has a clue?

  • http://www.thenextraidercoach.com Jim Lofton

    later brien,…hang tough bro.

  • DoneDeal

    this circus goes on. every media outlet luaghs at the raiders. no one takes us serious. we are not an nfl franchise. we are like a group of guys playing pickup.

  • Nnamdi21

    Awesome “After Action Report”

    Great break down of exactly what players were doing on crucial plays.

    Part one covers end of the 3rd quarter.

    http://www.raidernationstation.com

    Can’t wait for more!!!

  • Brien

    Schilens,Higgins, Watkins and Lelie in that order

  • S&B – Nation Collective

    I mean DeAngelo is so bad that teams just throw at him almost exclusively.

    The only time they don’t throw to him is whem the Raiders play a “Soft to the Touch” zone…then they pick on our linebackers

  • Johnny Lee Higgins

    Yeah, you are right “M”, it is my fault that I burned their azzes for a 86 yrd bomb and scored a TD…I just should have dropped the pass like any other Raider receiver and not even tried to put my team in a position to win..It is not Rob Ryan’s fault that out D cant hold a lead, it is my fault for doing my job and putting 6 on the board for us….

  • Brien

    Too tough to win this week. How are we gonna pressure Rivers?

  • Crimedog

    Everyone stop worrying about Lane and Al and all this bullsheet. All that matters is the future. One thing that is clear is that the Raiders are still at least 2 years away from being a serious contender and that the pieces are in place for this to be possible. The thing that everyone seems to be worried about is all the money that was doled out to players who are obviously not worth what they are being paid…Javon Walker and DeAngelo Hall being the poster boys…I think Tommy Kelly could actually be worth it and Gibril is not making some ridiculous amount so he is worth it as well. Who cares about this money?? All it is is signing bonues and escalators. If you don’t like AL Davis then you shouldn’t care that he wasted his money on these signings. Javon can be cut after the year at a loss of about 12 million (5 million of that 16 guaranteed is a roster bonus for next year) and DeAngelo can be cut or traded down the line if he doesn’t start performing. At a salary cap that is continually rising, including an uncapped year in 2010, we do not have to worry about staying under the cap or having enough money to go around to key players such as Nnamdi, Kirk, Thomas, etc. Do you think Al cares about the money?? He knows his days are numbered so he’s gonna spend it.

    We only need a few pieces. Stud left tackle (Andre Smith from Alabama should be our target) and move Henderson to right tackle( he actually looks pretty good). A #1 receiver. And another solid d-lineman for the rotation.

  • Nnamdi21

    All we need is to start winning.

    And yeah, some receivers who can catch and create seperation.

  • DoneDeal

    how will the raiders win sunday?

  • http://none John Herrera

    Yeah cant we all just get along?

  • darkknight01

    Herrera,

    I’ll be glad to call you don’t worry!

    Too many guys over in thAT building of yours…have your own freakin AGENDA!

    Don’t be an Al Davis lap dog!

  • Charles Oakey

    I hope we keep Coach Kiffin. I do see progress being made with Kiffin as coach.

    As I’ve often said I’ve been a fan since the inaugural season of 1960. But I’ve lived in San Diego since 1968. The football scene is messed up here as well. A phonier group of fans you’ll never see, all parading around in brand new powder blue shirts jumping on the bandwagon.

    A historical note for Mr. Charged Up and anyone else who thinks the fans here are so great. During the 1960′s San Diego FAILED to sellout the three American Football League Championship Games that were played in Balboa Stadium (capacity 34,000).

  • DoneDeal

    his the scenario to the circus guys, te raiders will be winning on sunday but ryan installs the prevent defense and sd comes back to blow out the hapless raiders. sound familiar

  • willie

    BRIEN,they WILL find a way to get SD Shi-heads on that ass,RAIDERS

  • darkknight01

    Raiders need to draft Mauluaga or Crabtree next year!

  • http://none John Herrera

    Yeah! We will see Darkknight01.

    I will believe it when I see you, you bunch of stoners!

  • DoneDeal

    willie you are right, they will find another way to lose.

  • http://insidebayarea.com Raiderkoolaid

    If we are ahead in the fourth quarter the offense needs to keep playing with the desperation like we are tied or one score behind.

  • DoneDeal

    davis will draft the best punter next year

  • http://www.raidersdaily.com/countdown.aspx RaiderMight

    Did you guys ever see this story back in 98?

    http://news.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1998/09/17/SP88372.DTL&hw=sidelines&sn=081&sc=685

    If true, it’s funny how much the Rat hates Al. lol

    —————
    “Al Davis Target of QB Throw?”
    Shanahan jokes off report of ’94 sideline incident

    For the latest illustration of the enmity between Denver head coach Mike Shanahan and Raiders owner Al Davis, retreat to Monday night, Sept. 5, 1994.

    The 49ers and Raiders met in the season opener at Candlestick Park. Shanahan was offensive coordinator for the 49ers, nearly five years removed from his messy firing as head coach of the Raiders.

    Elvis Grbac was San Francisco’s backup quarterback. Grbac recently told the New York Times about an incident during pregame warm-ups, a story confirmed by a former Raiders coach.

    Shanahan spotted Davis roaming the sideline, as he always does before games. “See Al Davis over there?” Shanahan said to Grbac. “I want you to throw the ball right at him.”

    “I can’t do that,” Grbac replied. “If I hit him, you know what he could do to me?”

    Shanahan glared at Grbac and said, “Throw the ball.”

    Grbac threw the ball. Davis, standing about 30 yards away, ducked at the last moment, as the spiral sailed toward him.

    Asked about this during a conference call yesterday, Shanahan chuckled and said sarcastically, “I’m sure Elvis must have gotten me confused with another person. You guys know me too well — I wouldn’t do anything like that.”

    … Go to the link for the full story.

  • Dakota

    LT will drop 275 yards on us next week….take it to the bank.