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Postgame wrap

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News, notes and quotes from Sunday’s 16-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum:

— The minimal production of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey didn’t prevent the rookie from getting the most work in the rotation of wide receivers.

By one count, Heyward-Bey played 54 of the 63 offensive snaps. Wide receiver Chaz Schilens, in his first game of the season, was in for 38 snaps, Johnnie Lee Higgins 22 and Louis Murphy 15.

What Heyward-Bey delivered was one catch for 22 yards and two huge red zone drops, the second of which resulted in an interception by the Chiefs’ Mike Brown that derailed a two-minute drill conducted by Bruce Gradkowski that had the Raiders in position to win.

When asked if the time is coming that Heyward-Bey will have to produce to validate his time on the playing field, Cable said, “I think so. I absolutely think so.’’

Heyward-Bey was gone by the time the media arrived, leaving his teammates to speak for him.

Gradkowski thought there plenty of plays to point at which were equally as damaging.

“I told him, I mean that’s a tough play,’’ Gradkowski said. `That stuff’s going to happen. It’s the game of football and it should’ve never came down to it.

“That’s what I told him. I said, “Look, it just stinks it happened then, but it shouldn’t have come down to the end like that and we had plays earlier in the game we needed to make.’’

“It’s something that everybody goes through, a moment like that,’’ cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said. “So, he’s going to have to mentally be strong and get through it. He’s a professional, so those moments are going to happen. But you have to be able to bounce back from them. It’s not the end of the world.’’

Schilens advice?

“Just keep your head up, man. He was open. It was there. Stay positive man, work on it in practice, catch it a couple times, get it out of your mind and go on to the next play really.’’

Said Murphy: “ I talked to him and I just told him, ‘I’m riding with you through thick and thin.’ We came in together, we work together, we work on all fundamentals together so I’m with him, I’m in his corner all the time.’’

— Higgins caught four passes for 41 yards in his most extensive time at receiver, but was a disaster returning punts. He had a minus-2 yards on three returns and let one ball bounce a few feet from him that rolled to a stop after 61 yards.

Cable said his role in that regard will be evaluated.

— Running back Michael Bush ran 60 yards on his first carry and finished with 119 yards on 14 carries as the Raiders had a season high 182 yards rushing. It was the first 100-yard game by a Raiders back since Bush had 177 in the regular-season finale last season at Tampa Bay.

Justin Fargas had 10 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown. Darren McFadden had 11 yards on four carries.

“It really was all of them, when they were in there,’’ Cable said. “It was the same stuff, just guys blocking up front, making the right read and running with good violence.”

— Bush has no problems with the Raiders making an attempt to diversify their offense when it sometimes appears as if they should just keep running against a team which is struggling to stop them.

“You just can’t run all the time. You need to pass the ball sometime,’’ Bush said. “But as long as we keep the running backs doing what we’re doing, I guess it’s only a matter of time before they get the passing game clicking.

“ I know it’s like Week 10 or Week 11; ya’ll is like, when is it gonna happen? But we believe. We gotta keep believing that positive things will come out of it.”

— Bush said he was caught on his 60-yard run by attempting to use technology to his advantage.

“What went wrong was I looked up at the screen, trying to see who was behind me, forgetting that it’s kind of a couple seconds delay,’’ Bush said. “And I was trying to read, thinking it was Darrius there in front of me to block. Next thing you know I feel something jumping on my leg.’’

— Cable wasn’t willing to say JaMarcus Russell would remain the quarterback for next week’s game against Cincinnati, a shift in his public tone which could impact his job status, as explained in my Web-exclusive column.

— Russell wasn’t helped by a spate of dropped passes _ Cable counted eight for the Raiders in the game, but it’s also true in most cases his passes weren’t exactly put in places where the catches are made easy.

“I love JaMarcus. I love him as a player, I love him as a person,’’ tackle Cornell Green said. “The thing is, he’s in a tough predicament just because everybody wants him to save the Raiders, and it’s not about that.

“It’s more than what you see on the field. You have to give him the support and you have to block for him. For the most part we blocked good for him, but at the same time, the drops we can’t have that.’’

— The ugliest play of an ugly game was a Keystone Cops fumble sequence in which Dwayne Bowe took a blow from Kirk Morrison and lost the ball, but the ball was missed by at least three Raiders before Brian Waters recovered at the Oakland 23.

The Chiefs ended up failing to convert a short Matt Cassel pass on fourth down.

— Sebastian Janikowski missed a 45-yard field goal attempt wide left, his first miss of the season after making 13 in a row. He had made 20 straight dating back to striking an upright last season against Miami on Nov. 16.

x-The Wildcat, or the “Wild Hog’’ as Cable calls it, made its return with McFadden taking the snap as a shotgun quarterback. On consecutive plays it gained five yards, the first with McFadden running it after faking to Higgins on a reverse and the second time actually giving it to Higgins.

— The Raiders were the victims of the first 100-yard game by Chiefs back Jamaal Charles, who had 103 yards on 18 carries as the starter in place of Larry Johnson, who was released.

Charles broke off a 44-yard touchdown run on a fourth-and-1 play.

“It was a toss crack and we misplayed it from the outside,’’ Cable said.

— Sam Williams and Jon Alston were alternating at strong side linebacker. Alston, who has had two so-called “minor’’ concussions this season, seemed a little woozy after one special teams hit and spent some time on the bench with his head down afterward. He re-entered the game later.

— Left guard Robert Gallery returned after being out since Week 2 and was the recipient of the tripping penalty which negated a big gain from Russell to Murphy to the Chiefs 5-yard line.

That play occurred after Heyward-Bey dropped a perfect post pattern from Russell near the goal line. The passes might have been the two best back-to-back throws by Russell this season.

“It was one of those things, I’m not going to let the quarterback get hit,’’ Gallery said. “I can’t put myself in that situation. It is what it is. It cost us pretty big, so it’s a hard one to swallow.’’

— The Raiders had one of their biggest penalty games of the year and were whistled 10 times in all for 88 yards. Both were season highs.

— Two of the worst statistical offenses in the league lived down to their reputations when it came to third down. They teams were a combined 0-for-18 at halftime and 3-for-31 in the game. Kansas City was 1-for-15, the Raiders 2-for-16.

A new low. The Raiders lose to a team that was 1-for-15 on third downs.

— Oakland has still scored two touchdowns in a game just once _ Week 1 against San Diego. They have seven touchdowns on the season. In Cable’s 21 games as head coach, the Raiders have had one or zero touchdowns 16 times.

— Punter Shane Lechler had 11 punts for a 48.3 average and his averaging 51.5 this season, a whisker ahead of Sammy Baugh’s NFL record 51.4 with seven games to play and three of them in potentially cold-weather sites.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • KK

    Cable isn’t to blame, but he is a big part of the problem. His play calling is suspect at best. I get to the game, second play of the game Michael Bush breaks off a 60 yard run. Then Cable just forgets about Bush until the 3rd quarter, constantly throwing on 1st down or handing it off to Fargas? That’s not Al Davis, that’s the play calling.

    If Al Davis was a distant memory Cable’s play calling would still be suspect.

  • meegwell

    djohnnyg: “Al Davis is no doubt staying up late scouring the internet looking to sue somebody who dares to be critical of his POS franchise”

    Thats funny. See, Al Davis is dedicated to tools such as abacus and morris code transmitters. I heard he will use the pony express if he can find a pony that has a good enough 40 time.

    As I type this I recal teh circa 1980’s overhead projector fromt eh Lance PR….too funny, there is actually some truth in this joke.

    What a farking joke this whole organization is.

  • Tom Cable will be the new O-Line Coach/Offensive assistant for the Tennessee Vols this time next year…

  • Exactly Dogg.

    Hey…did you put a jinx on my Lakers?

  • meegwell

    Who are Al’s direct reports? Freaking everyone. Classic organizational structure problem here. Everyone thinks they are second in command and the boss is not managing, hes mingeling.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Silver-n-smac,

    You just don’t get it do you? It is not about naming 22 starters; it is about getting the team ready and prepared for every game and developing the players. Cable is failing miserably at that job.

    I am saying that another NFL HC would do a better job, not that I can do Cable’s job. Do you understand that?

    *****************************************************

    Dakota:

    Please explain the better preparation you’re referring to.

    So, a better coach would do WHAT exactly to have this young team prepared?

    More spaghetti for DHB the night before?

    Run a few more laps for Murphy in practice?

    Scream at Jamarcus a little more in practice?

    A few more Rah-Rah speaches?

    Slap some fines around? J-Russ – I’m fining your $1000 for every pound you’re overweight?

    Never throw that ball when the running game is going well? Just keep on running, all game long?

    (Hint,Hint: When the running game is going so well, that’s the whole reason to play-action pass).

    I guess Mike Shannahan would have poured glue all over DHB’s body to make him catch the ball?

    Oh, that’s right – that would be the receiver coach’s job.

    Let’s send Sanjay some Elmer’s immediately.

    Sorry man –

    It is YOU who doesn’t get it. I agree with you that Coaches can make a difference in football.

    But at the pro level, there is only so much difference they can make. How many different ways can I express that no matter who the coach is this is a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY young team.

    Any coach would be having to deal with that.

  • Raider Dell

    Silver Smac

    I’ll try to answer. Most of the comments in the blog are short/with a sole purpose to make a quick point.

    Your question has so many variables to your answer you seek from me or Dakota. I’ll stick my neck out. I have been going to the games since they came back from So Cal.

    My starters are based on the current team, were 2-7 with this team. Your question should be then “who should be starting that currently is not”

    Let me start with the QB. Cable received the job offer in February. He had to have mtgs with Jamarcus during that time before or after the hiring. He could have seen this fat overweight QB and asked him to get committed, or face some problems. I would have called in Brad Roll to help this QB with a eating and weight program.

    Cable should have been insistent to see him in Alameda with Hackett with a program to work on his footwork and other issues he has in the film room.

    My first change would be to find a better back up QB to play for Jamarcus and I don’t care if it’s Frye or Grad.

    here are my 22 starters

    Frye
    Henderson, Gallery, Satele, Carlisle, Walker.

    Bush, Miller, DMAC, Murphy Schilens, Higgins.

    Defense

    Ellis, Kelly, Bryant, Seymour

    Brown, Howard, Morrisson

    Nnamdi, Johnson, Branch, Mitchell.

    There’s a few changes, based on down and distance that will change to different players will change and play.

    That’s the main 22.

  • jhill

    id give anything just to whack a few of these fools in the face with a shovel.

    —————————————————–

    That was HILARIOUS, New England!

  • Ghost to the Post

    Dakota and KK you could say the same thing about John Madden, Tom Flores, John Gruden, and even Lane Kiffin before they were hired they were all assitant coaches. None of them had head coaching experience. And Madden and Flores actually had veteran leadership in key roles. You can not say that about todays Raiders. So, to blame Cable is not right.

  • DMAC

    Cable= No team preperation
    There’s one thing to play hard and lose, but to not show up every weekend and get blown out by mediocore teams is something else.

  • Silver-n-Smac says:

    Dakota:

    Please explain the better preparation you’re referring to.

    _______________________________________
    Silver n smac,

    I’ll say it once more for you because you obviously rode the short bus to school and I am a patient guy…I personally don’t have the answers because I am not privy to his practices and I am not a football coach…but I am confident a qualified NFL head coach would have this team playing better than Tom Cable has it playing. That is all I am saying. I never said fire Tom Cable and put me in charge…I said fire Tom Cable and get a decent HC.

    Do you really think that a qualified NFL HC like, say, Jim Fassel, a man who took the NY Giants to the SB wouldn’t have this team better prepared than Tom Cable?

    We can’t just give Cable a pass because Al Davis is a moron.

  • Dakota Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 11:34 am
    Exactly Dogg.

    Hey…did you put a jinx on my Lakers?”

    I have been a little disconnected from basketball, what happened? I did hear this morning that Stephen Jackson and Acie Law were traded to the Charlotte Bobcats for Raja Bell and Vladimir Radmanovich(sp). Good to see the Warriors granted Jackson’s request to be traded to a playoff team! LMAO. I also heard that Don Nelson is seriously considering stepping down as the W’s HC.

    So what’s up with the Lakeshow?

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Raider Dell:

    O.K. – so I’m Al Davis:

    Example: “No, I want Jamarcus, DHB & Murphy to start. Period.”

    O.K.

    So, now. . . .You’re Tom Cable. You got an opportunity to coach an NFL team, only 1 of 32 of its kind in the world. And it happens to be for the team you loved growing up.

    Your response would be?

    “NO”?

    That may be the correct response, but, it’s a hell of a lot easier for a schmuck like me to sit here and say that. Come on man. You guys make it seem so easy to just say “screw you Al, I’m doing it my way”

    There is a fundamental difference in what Gruden did with the Gannon/Jeff George scenario than what Tom Cable is going through.

    Jeff George had already had a career in the NFL and it was clear what he was and was not.

    Gruden made a compelling argument to Al, and Al listened. And it worked.

    This is different.

    Al invested over $30 million in Jamarcus. He has played in roughly 25 whopping football games.

    Is it really the intelligent thing to do, to pull the plug on a 24 year old player with immense talent?

    Wouldn’t it be more prudent to let him ride out the year and find out, at season’s end, if you think he’s your man or not? Is starting Gradkowski really your answer?

    Again, if you’re gonna rip on Cable, put yourself in his shoes right now. Frankly, I think Al’s way is going to work in the long run.

    It make look horrible right now, but, I think it’ll work.

  • Dell

    I was very disappointyed to find out that I had lost my job as the musical director at the Coliseum. Please tell me that I have been promoted 🙂

  • DMAC

    Go DUBS baby! Good luck getting that championship ring w/ the Bobcats Capt. Jack.

  • Dogg,

    Sadly we lost back to back games to Denver and Houston. Thankfully the Celtics lost back to back games too, lol.

    Hey, I like that trade…Jackson is a douche bag…Vlad can drain the three and Bell is a scrappy defender. I think your team will get better now.

  • Dell for Head Coach. He can’t take us any lower than Cable has…

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Dakota:

    I actually walked to school. Yes, this may explain my ineptitude.

    Regardless. . . .again. . . .you keep referring to the team not being prepared.

    Explain an example of different preparation leading to different results with THIS roster.

    If you want to talk scheme (i.e. not blitzing enough, not running enough reverses, etc., etc.) that’s a different topic.

    And when it comes to schemes, we know Al has at least some influence in that.

    But you keep referring to preparation.

    And you haven’t provided one example of how you or a different coach would prepare THIS team differently.

  • Dakota Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 11:53 am
    Dogg,

    Sadly we lost back to back games to Denver and Houston. Thankfully the Celtics lost back to back games too, lol.

    Hey, I like that trade…Jackson is a douche bag…Vlad can drain the three and Bell is a scrappy defender. I think your team will get better now.”

    Man I hope so. Hey, the loss to Denver was the 2nd of a back to back right? I wouldn’t sweat that loss, but to lose to Houston is a little concerning. Please don’t tell me that Ariza exacted some kind of revenge…

  • Trolls 35 Raiders 0

    A-F-F-L-A-L-O 😎

  • Dakota Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 11:55 am
    Dell for Head Coach. He can’t take us any lower than Cable has…”

    He’s going to need to surround himself with some quality assistants. I am ready for the call. The question is Dakota, are you ready to re-locate to Alameda?

  • Silver-n-Smac

    I’m hoppin’ on the “short bus” to Lunch!

    Talk to you fellas later.

    We’re all pissed, frustrated, etc.

    It’s all good. At least we’re still breathing.

  • Have a good day Nation.

    I am off to the lake with my son.

  • DMAC

    I’ll take the special teams coaching position!

  • sacraiderfan

    Al Davis drafted:
    JaMarcus Russell
    Darren McFadden
    DHB

    THEY ALL SUCK! I’m tired of booing the players. DUMP DAVIS!
    http://evoltees.com/savethenation.html

  • DMAC

    It’s only a fk’n game, but it hurts!

  • Ghost to the Post

    Go Raiders!!!!! Sometimes I feel like they are going to take my last breath.

  • jhill

    Silver and Smac,

    Tom Cable is in over his head. As soon as he admits that then he may be able to save his job.

    If Davis is mandating that DHB, Russell, and Murphy get the start then so be it. I highly doubt that Davis is mandating the play calling.

    DHB should be in the slot, have reverses run for him, and short quick patterns. Not just vertical routes.

    Cable should not be calling 4 verticals from our end zone when he says he knows better. Him saying he just wants to be aggressive is a bad move for a HC when you know better. For him to do that in the Denver game, and come right back and do it in the Jets game was ridiculous.

    I could go on and on about the mistakes this guy is making. At a minimum, he should NOT be calling plays and wearing all these hats. Hire a real OC and let him call the plays.

  • Raider Dell

    Silver Smac

    Your point on the current NFL salary is a big reason were in this discussion about playing Jamarcus or sitting him.

    I heard on the radio coming back from the game yesterday even George Atkinson remarked that Stabler waited 5 years for his opportunity. The reason was to learn and watch to see the work required, to be the starting QB.

    Since were working with the current salary cap, look no further than Tenn. VY sat the remaider of last year and sat for the first 6 games this year. The change so far has been a pleasant surprise. Maybe he finally saw the light.

    So Jamarcus plays because he was paid $30 million dollars, I think not. You have to earn playing time with hard work and a commitment.

    AL paid the money and drafted Jamarcus. Davis chose the QB and knew from draft reports what type of QB he was drafting.

    Cable is following a program that you have commented worked before. Cable having been a fan and watching the Raiders is on board with the decisions AL and Himself have made. So do you convince the owner that his current QB is not mentally prepared and committed right now. I would, and yes risk being fired. You’ll earn more respect, if you advise Davis he needs to sit and work with dedication towards a starting position as the QB of the Raiders.

    Be factual, and have a plan in place and have the plan reviewed with a commitment towards improving the play of this young QB.

  • Silver-n-Smac Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 11:55 am
    Dakota:

    I actually walked to school. Yes, this may explain my ineptitude.

    Regardless. . . .again. . . .you keep referring to the team not being prepared.

    Explain an example of different preparation leading to different results with THIS roster.
    _____________________________________

    Do you think Dungy would allow his franchise QB to be 30 lbs overweight and unprepared each week?

    Do you think Coach Cowher would allow a WR that can’t catch to start? Or not find a way to get that WRs problem fixed? Cowher would find a new WRs coach.

    Do you think Shanny would have allowed Kwame Harris to start over Henderson?

    What exactly has Cable done right? This roster isn’t talentless, and yet they have been blown out at least 8 times under Cable, and yet you think he has them prepared to play?

    DHB is not getting better. Russell is not getting better. McFadden is not getting better. The o-line is not getting better…Cable is the OC, and we are scoring 10 points a game.

    What exactly do you think Cable is doing right? He is not holding the players accountable. He is not adjusting the game plan. He just keeps doing the same things over and over and the results remain the same.

    The man had two weeks to prepare for a home game against one of the worst teams in the NFL and what adjustment does he come up with? The wildhog formation! LMFAO It is a joke.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Jhill,

    First of all, thank you for doing something that Dakota seems incapable of doing: Answering my question.

    And you did it intelligently. Wow, imagine that.

    Your point is well taken and is a good example of poor coaching decisions.

    But, do you feel there are enough of those to warrant his firing?

    I mean, I agree with finding a way to get DHB more involved, but, did we really draft him to run slants?

    That’s the answer?

    Calling some bad plays should get Cable fired? I actually like a lot of the plays he’s called. If guys actually MADE the plays, we’d be having a different conversation about Cable’s ability, would we not?

    Admit that much.

    Damn! I’m hungry!

  • Dakota Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 11:27 am
    KK,

    I agree, certainly Cable is nothing more than a symptom of a deeper problem…that problem being Al Davis…but I don’t think Al will be firing himself in December…
    ___________________

    Dakota,

    I seriously think otherwise. We’re talking about the survival of the Franchise now. 7 consecutive blackouts in the 5th largest media market in the US is a serious handicap to his NFL Partners.

    I really think something has to give in that regard, next year.

  • Jim Fassel and JP Losman in 2010!!!!

    In the UFL championship game in a few weeks. Do you think Tom Cable and Jamarcus Russell could lead a team to a UFL championship?

  • CJ Legend 34

    All man that is pathetic. I am looking at highlights of the game for the Raiders and guess what they did not have any. They had KC get a big run then they had micues and showed all the drop passes. How pathetic.

    I guess you “die hard” Al Davis Raider fans who love Al and the Raiders over good football will start saying now there is a conspiracy with NFL Network to make Al Davis and the Raiders look bad. LMAO!!!!

  • Raider Dell

    RaiderDogg Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 11:49 am
    Dell

    I was very disappointyed to find out that I had lost my job as the musical director at the Coliseum. Please tell me that I have been promoted

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Dogg

    I decided to make a change. I appreciate your commitment and experience. I’m looking for a new exciting musical director who has a broad view of the musical industry. I decided to move this year, to Lucifer666 as the current Musical director. Dogg we appreciate your time and wish you and your family well.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Vega Raider with some of these LA LA Land fans on this blog anything is possible. LMAO!!!
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    vegas raider Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    Jim Fassel and JP Losman in 2010!!!!

    In the UFL championship game in a few weeks. Do you think Tom Cable and Jamarcus Russell could lead a team to a UFL championship?

  • I hope so KK.

  • DMAC

    You nailed it Dakota. I totally agree!

  • Raider Dell

    Dakota Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 11:55 am
    Dell for Head Coach. He can’t take us any lower than Cable has…

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Dakota

    I’ll need for my first hire a hot administrative assistant.

  • RaiderDogg

    Monte Poole:

    Cable in the second quarter called for a play sending rookie sprinter Darrius Heyward-Bey deep downfield. The wideout has been a monumental bust partly because he has had few opportunities but mostly because he has squandered those he’s been given.
    As if on cue, Heyward-Bey dropped a gorgeous second-quarter pass near the goal line. He then disappeared until the final, desperate seconds — when he reappeared and killed Oakland’s last chance by bobbling another perfect pass. Chiefs safety Mike Brown cruised over to grab it out of midair.
    Cable was trying to deliver exactly what he knows his boss wants — probably demands — and got scorched.

  • CJ Legend 34

    I wonder when Ice Cube will be doing that documentary showing how hip hop culture was influenced by the Oakland Raiders. Clarify “Gangster Rap was influenced by the Raiders.”

    Gangster? LMAO!! This team gets b!t(# slapped more than Cable’s X-Girlfriends. LOL!!!

  • morilla

    “Silver – You are missing the whole point. What you saw Sunday was a HC that sold out his QB. That just crosses the line.

    All of you complaining about JR accuracy …well this game you can shove it. Lets do the math here: 9/24, 8-10 dropped passes, 9+8=17 … 17/24 = 71% MINIMUM completion percentage!”

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    What game did you watch? Are you serious? Yeah there were some drops, but did you see all his inaccurate passes? He had a F–k load. He can’t throw for sh-t, biggest bust ever.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    O.K.

    I give up. You all win.

    Fire his ass!

    Bring in Bill Cower. Oh that’s right – he wouldn’t come here.

    Bring in Gruden. Oh that’s right – he wouldn’t come here.

    Shouldn’t we at least have a LEGIT replacement, one that’ll really stick?

    Or do you need some instant gratification?

    If that’s the case. . . .yeah, fire his ass!

    Let’s just bring in anyone! Hell, anyone will do!

  • Mistabrown

    Like I been saying since week 1.
    Leave Cable alone he’s doing whats he’s told.
    ============================================

    Monte Poole:

    Cable was trying to deliver exactly what he knows his boss wants — probably demands — and got scorched.

  • morilla

    I heard a interview a couple weeks ago with Brian Billick. He sat down with Al Davis last year and I guess they have some sort of relationship. He kept gushing on how he liked the Raiders and what they once were. Also how he and Al got along. But I also know that Billick is a control freak and I really don’t see it happening unless the emporer changes his ways.

    So right now, the only legit guy out there that there is a small % of coming to Oakland it’s Billick IMO.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Fire Cable.

    Message to Jamarcus: It’s not you. It’s the coach.

    Fire Cable.

    Message to DHB: It’s not you. It’s the coach.

    Fire Cable:

    Message to NAMDI: It’s not you. You don’t need to get in anyone’s face when we need a vocal leader. It’s the coach.

    Fire Cable.

    Message to Chris Johnson: It’s not you. It’s the coach. You’re right. Let’s not worry about just winning our next game. Let’s proclaim that we can still go 8-0 and finish the season 10-6. It’s the coach.

    Fire Cable.

    Message to Michael Bush: It’s not you. You’re right – you shouldn’t do what the team needs from you and be a temporary fullback. You need to get your individual numbers. It’s the coach.

    Uh. . . .

    Have you all not seen the results of this approach before?

  • DMAC

    Later Nation!

  • Mistabrown

    You can read between the lines when Cable speaks he is a beaten down lump of balogna. AL is wearing him down to a nub. Cables comments on JaMeatball are very telling, he has ZERO confidense in the big dummy!

    If Cable had his way he probably would have started Garcia. So every Monday Tom has to standup and defend AL’s failed schemes.

    Pretty dam rough job if you ask me…

  • DMAC

    Cable sux as a HC. Should stick coaching the O-line.

  • The Blackouts will continue until the fans see some REAL CHANGE.

    More lipstick on this pig, in the form of Re-tread Coaches, rookie no-name coaches, or sons of coaches will not get it.

    Al Davis will have to cede power to lift the blackouts.