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Open season on speculation

Which of the following discussions was more likely to occur when Al Davis and Tom Cable met Thursday night?

Clarification: There is no confirmation that Davis and Cable ever met, although both were in the building.

A) A second job interview of sorts, how Cable will make sure the Raiders contend next season in the AFC West. Issue of JaMarcus Russell tabled until Friday.

B) A serious talk about how to resurrect Russell as a prospect, and a plan of attack of how to get it accomplished. No talk of a change.

C) The beginning of a protracted evaluation of Cable’s performance as the head coach, from play-calling, to use of personnel and potential changes in the 2010 staff.

D) The start of a process in which Davis details the reasons for Cable’s dismissal and attempts to get him to resign rather than have to face the Randy Hanson and domestic violence issues in an arbitration hearing should he be fired “for cause.”

E) Taking a moment to go over the pile of anti-Lane Kiffin clips piled on Davis’ desk as the owner gets some national respect for correctly identifying his former coach as a “flat-out liar.”

OK, probably some combination of the above . . . except for the Kiffin thing. I’m sure he has the clips, doubt he’ll bring it up with Cable.

Traded e-mails with someone I respect who understands the ways of the Raiders and floated the idea that if Cable and Davis were to meet Friday, it would have to be a good sign for Cable. Was advised not to think in conventional terms and not to assume anything.

Good advice.

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  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    HEY 4EVA, HOW R THING’S IN THE FINE STATE OF FLA, ?

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  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    not 2 bad Dirt-Lot….been chilly for here,like 31 in the morning but going up to around 60-65 in the afternoon.Raining where you are I see?

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    What happens on M.L.K. day anyway ??

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    YES,RAIN AND FOG SEASON HERE IN CENTRAL CALIF.WHAT R THE NEWSPAPER’S SAY’N ABOUT THE RAIDER’S OVER THERE IF ANYTHING ?

  • RaiderRockstar

    DHB is a player. Russell isn’t – Tim Brown

    cool man, thats what I was thinking!

    I think Tom Cable should be strapped to the goalpost.

    then Michael Huff, Darren McFadden, Michael Bush & Javon Walker can each take turns punching him.

    thats what you get for keeping me on the bench while guys like Eugene, Fargas & DHB stink it up on the field!

    of course Hanson & Herrerra should get some shots in too. plus all the ex’s Tom abused.

  • RaiderRockstar

    What happens on M.L.K. day anyway ??

    ***

    Tom Cable gets fired!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    “strapped to the goalpost”…….maybe Al will have it written into the next Head coaches contract.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Post 107…..LOL!!!!!!!!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    USE DUCTAPE,.

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    neilb Says:
    January 15th, 2010 at 6:35 am

    What happens on M.L.K. day anyway ??

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    i think there’s a lot of mountain climbing…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Kell goes to the barber shop for a free haircut.

    thats about it

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    and dreaming =)

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    Dirt-Lot….not much about the Raiders,but the press is having a field day on that “gut-less” lame kitten lol

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    shouldn’t herrera be strapped to that same goalpost???

    or, better, strap him to the front of Al’s wheelchair on a ramp… then remove the brakes…

  • hwnrdr

    Florida Pete Says:
    January 15th, 2010 at 6:47 am
    shouldn’t herrera be strapped to that same goalpost???

    or, better, strap him to the front of Al’s wheelchair on a ramp… then remove the brakes…

    With Otto kicking him with his one good leg…

  • hwnrdr

    Dirt Lot…the only news in the local papers here is that Rob Ryan would be interested in the job if Cable is let go!

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    Dirt-Lot….in Rocky-top the state legislators pas a resolution honoring the Vols football coach yearly.This year it was a unanimous NO!!!!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    2 FUNNY ROCKSTAR, HOW U DOING MAN ?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Rob Ryan would be interested in the job if Cable is let go!

    ***

    no doubt. Slob Ryan would indeed be an improvement as long as he doesn’t take on the defensive play calling

    Blob Ryan would probably start the Walrus though. so nevermind. NO DEAL !!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    the President isn’t advised to make anymore speeches in Missouri because every time he steps on the platform the old farmers start bidding on him!

  • RaiderRockstar

    doing great Dirt Lot. you?

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    test

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    WOULD BE A GREAT DAY IF LANCE GOT BOUNCED OUT OF USC AFTER 1 YEAR,GUY COULD SET A RECORD 4 NUMBER OF PLACES COACHED IN A 5 YR SPAN…

  • hwnrdr

    Ouch…that is bad Rockstar! Haha!

  • RaiderRockstar

    sorry if that joke offended anyone.

    I thought it was funny because I live in MO and they were the second to last state to free slaves (just 5 months before Texas)

    heard that one last night. the wrong crowd perhaps? forgot most of you fellas are Cali democrats

    I’ll get sued for using the term “black” haha

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    I think so Dirt-Lot,even tho who wouldnt drop everything to coach at USC? I cant blame Kiff 4that

  • RaiderRockstar

    whats next for Lane?

    he’ll leave USC next year and take the Chargers HC job?

  • hwnrdr

    No offense Rockstar…I laughed. People gotta keep an open mind to things sometimes. Like Eddie Murphy once said…if you get offended easily, then get the F out!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    NO PROBLEM HERE ROCKSTAR,THE DAMN, GOVENATER IS A DEM ALSO. JUST TO CHKNSHYT 2 ADMIT IT, HE IS MARRIED 2 A KENNEDY.THAT’S ALL U NEED 2 KNOW..

  • RaiderRockstar

    will the next Raider HC (or Cable) accept the staff, including Randy Hanson ???

    I’m wondering if Hanson will fill a bigger role now since Willie Brown has retired. you know Hanson is involved in the same 2 fields. scouting & DB’s

    I don’t think he could handle being director of squad development though. That job goes to Danny Southwick

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • hwnrdr

    Yeah, I found that funny…Ah-nold is a Republican while he’s married to the Kennedy’s…

  • SouthernStyle

    What do ya’ll think of Rob Ryan’s comments of coaching the Raiders?

    I’m sick of promoting asst. coaches to on the job training. Al thinks he’s always going to find a diamond in the ruff, and he’s cheap as it get’s when paying coaches. We need a proven head coach…

    You pay for what you get, open up your checkbook.

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  • RaiderSam

    “Was advised not to think in conventional terms and not to assume anything.”

    LMAO! Who the heck understands the ways of a double-digit consecutive loss team. Yeah, not thinking in conventional ways…REALLY WORKED.

  • usmarine338

    the REAL MADDENRAIDER needs to stop talking schitt over the internet, only a coward would do that, and i see i’m not the only one that thinks you have way too much time on your hands, here’s a clue…get a JOB

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