By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 12:45 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Warren Sapp held an chat on NFL.com Thursday and while he paid a glowing tribute to Al Davis, he apparently doesn’t think much of the ability of his former boss to select a coach.
Q: Do you think Cable is good enough to lead the Raiders?
Sapp: Tom Cable couldn’t lead the Raiders to a picnic in his own back yard.
When asked about how he really felt about Davis, Sapp said, “One of the true legends of the game. It was an absolute pleasure to play for the man. The only thing is, I wish I could have won more for him. He embodies everything that the NFL is. He’s unmistakable. Recognize greatness when you see it, because it won’t be around too much longer. I love Al.”
Al may beg to differ on how much longer the greatness will be around.
Asked about the Raiders draft, Sapp said, “My people in Oakland are talking about picking something crazy like a safety. So don’t be surprised if they do something you don’t like in Oakland.”
Not sure at this point who Sapp`s “people” are. It’s not like any of his former defensive teammates are privy to information regarding the draft. His former coaches, Rob Ryan and Keith Millard, are gone.
There really aren’t any safeties worthy of the No. 7 overall pick, with the real outside shot being Ohio State corner Malcolm Jenkins being taken as a safety.
But that’s Warren. Never let the facts get in the way of a good quote.
Cable to talk draft Tuesday
Cable will address the media Tuesday regarding the draft and the progress of his team in the offseason.
The schedule will be announced Tuesday as well, but probably after Cable speaks.
Picnic baskets are optional.