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Davis-Jackson: Fit for print

Today’s Bay Area News Group offerings regarding Monday’s festivities as Al Davis speaks for the first time in 15 months, and oh, by the way, Hue Jackson is hired as head coach:

Columnist Monte Poole reminds everyone that even at age 81, Al Davis remains a proud and defiant warrior.

Beat writer Steve Corkran reports on a coaching change to Jackson that was a year in the making.

Columnist Tim Kawakami says it was a “blunt-force destruction” of former coach Tom Cable.

Beat writer and Steve Corkran and I compile a notebook of some of the day’s events.

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Columnist Cam Inman says Hue Jackson’s day lasted about 10 minutes before Davis dominated with his case against Cable.

Kawakami’s `Talking Points’ blog has the post-press conference gaggle at the desk where Davis is seated, with other items and thoughts preceeding it.

A slide show of Tuesday’s press conference.

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  • DMAC

    Can we fire Lal, already? Bring in Saunders to help coach our receivers also.

  • Silver-and-black666

    so funny I was making a Hometown Buffet joke and here is a PFT article:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/19/time-to-take-the-keys-from-al-davis/

  • bcz24

    You argued with me and grads was a better player. You lost that debate, didnt you?
    ************
    Your still gloating about that?

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    In case anyone cares:

    “Stuart Schweigert joins Saginaw Sting as director of player development

    SAGINAW – Former Heritage High School star Stuart Schweigert will become the director of player development for the Saginaw Sting indoor football team.

    Schweigert starred at Purdue before being drafted in the third round of the 2004 draft by the Oakland Raiders. He also played for the Detroit Lions.

    This season, Schweigert played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL.

    Schweigert’s job duties will include support and guidance for the players, which includes their participation in Stu’s Crew, a non-profit organization headed by Schweigert.

    The Sting’s opener is on Friday, Feb. 18.”

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Sorry about the name-calling. I was ranting today.

  • aig-raiders

    2 years from now Hue will get the Al Saunders will get the HC gig and Al will blast Hue for being a traitor for leaving for a big fat check somewhere else!

    Guaranteed!

  • J Hill

    LeRonMcClain33 Le’Ron McClain
    by VittorioTafur
    @ @JasonLaCanfora I HOPE HE GETS IT. AL SAUNDERS IS AN GREAT COACH!!! GREAT TEACHER!! UNDERSTANDS THE GAME SO WELL. OAKLAND GONNA GET A GOOD 1

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Al Suanders is off the air coryell, gilman davis tree, its a perfect fit!!

  • J Hill

    RavensInsider Aaron Wilson
    by VittorioTafur
    Chuck Pagano said he had a great ‘two-year sentence’ in Oakland.
    37 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply »
    RavensInsider Aaron Wilson
    by VittorioTafur
    Chuck Pagano on Hue Jackson: ‘He will earn every cent that they pay him, and it won’t be much.’

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    Ouch!

  • DeuceDeuce

    KoolKell Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Sorry about the name-calling. I was ranting today.


    Totally understandable. I hold no grudges..

  • YoungAmerican

    Sign LeRon McClain to replace Bush?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    bcz24 Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 11:59 am
    You argued with me and grads was a better player. You lost that debate, didnt you?
    ************
    Your still gloating about that?

    =======================================================

    Only because this dude just tried to call me out.

  • M Lonetree

    Luvmarvhub,

    over the years as I have travelled about meeting all manner of folk throughout the world (mostly living on a shoestring budget necessitating cultural immersion wherever I have been), many persons have expressed their consternation about “American culture” and have asked if I could explain it to them. The best I could tell them is that overall it is an adolescent culture. Beyond that, the single best synopsis I could give them was Whitman’s “everything you can possibly say about the United States is true.”

  • DMAC

    Here’s a little A’s news for my fellow A’s fans like myself….

    Ahtletics signed LHP Brian Fuentes to a two-year contract with a club option for 2013.
    Terms weren’t disclosed, but he will reportedly earn $10.5 million over the length of the contract. With the recent additions of Fuentes and Grant Balfour, the A’s now have one of the most impressive bullpens in the American League. Fuentes profiles as an elite left-handed specialist, though he’s not a bad insurance policy for Andrew Bailey, who is working his way back from elbow surgery.
    =======
    Watch out! Billy Beane is putting together a championship pitching staff. Now we need our power hitters.
    Go A’s!

  • J Hill

    296.YoungAmerican Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 11:56 am
    He cant resign anyone or give anyone new deals, or perform any transactions with players at all until a new CBA is worked out.

    ————–

    Could have signed Wimbley, for instance, to a new deal after trading for him, though. Could have done a lot of things during the season.

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    GB just gave their young CB a new deal. I’ve actaully seen a few deals made so far, and was kinda confused about how they could do that.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    Al Saunders (born February 1, 1947) is the current Offensive Consultant for the Baltimore Ravens.

    Born in London, England, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1960, and is one of four foreign-born coaches in the NFL. In college played Defensive Back and Wide Receiver for the Spartans of San Jose State University (SJSU) from 1966–1968 where he was a three-year starter, team captain, and an Academic All-American. Saunders also joined Theta Chi Fraternity while at SJSU.

    In the 1970s, Al Saunders joined the coaching staff at USC and San Diego State University (SDSU), whose SDSU Aztecs were then under the control of Head Coach Don Coryell. Saunders would go with Coryell to NFL when Coryell became the head coach of the San Diego Chargers.

    From 1983–1986, Saunders was the wide receivers coach for the Chargers. He was tapped as the Charger’s interim head coach when Coryell resigned during the middle of the 1986 season. Saunders would eventually replace Coryell as the head coach from 1986-1988.

    From 1989–1998, Saunders was with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he served as the assistant head coach and wide receivers coach under Marty Schottenheimer.

    Saunders would then join the St. Louis Rams coaching staff. From 1999-2000 he served as the wide receivers Coach under Dick Vermeil and later as assistant head coach under Mike Martz. During this period, the Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.

    Saunders would rejoin the Kansas City Chiefs in 2001 as the offensive coordinator when Vermeil came out of retirement. In his second stint with the Chiefs, Saunders built the NFL’s top offense, which was ranked #1 in the NFL from 2002–2005.

    On January 19, 2006, he joined the coaching staff of the Washington Redskins as the Associate Head Coach – Offense, reuniting him with fellow Don “Air” Coryell alumnus, Joe Gibbs. At the time, his 3-year, $6 million contract made him the second highest paid assistant coach in the NFL behind Gregg Williams. Players such as recent additions Antwaan Randle El and Brandon Lloyd have claimed that the signing of Saunders to the Washington coaching staff was a major pull factor in their decision to sign with the Redskins. In this role, he served the team like he did in Kansas City, as the primary play caller and offensive coordinator.

    Saunders offensive playbook reportedly has approximately 700 pages of various plays. When the Redskins struggled offensively in the 2006 pre-season and during the first two regular season games, the lengthy playbook became the subject of criticism -both humorous and serious- by Washington sports media. However, desiring not to provide scouting information to opponents, the Redskins only used a small number of plays (estimated by Saunders at around 2% of his playbook) during the pre-season. Beginning with the third game of the regular season, Washington’s offensive production increased but later fell.

    Many believe that the pairing of Al Saunders offense and the veteran quarterback Mark Brunell was a bad fit. The Al Saunders offense, an Air Coryell offense, requires a quarterback with a very accurate sense of timing and trust with the receiver which could not be replicated in Washington during Brunell’s 2006 season.

    In 2007, Jason Campbell dislocated his left knee in a week 14 game versus the Chicago Bears. Veteran back-up Todd Collins, who took over the reigns and was very effective as he led the Redskins to four straight victories and into the playoffs. Collins’ success can be attributed to the fact that he had been studying under Saunders’ offensive scheme since 2001.

    After Joe Gibbs retired as head coach of the Redskins on January 8, 2008 and Jim Zorn was hired as the new offensive coordinator by Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder on January 25, Saunders was fired by Snyder on January 26.

    On January 30, 2008, Saunders was hired as offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams. After Steve Spagnuolo was hired as head coach in January 2009, Saunders was informed he would not be retained for the upcoming season.

    In 2009 Saunders was hired as an offensive consultant with the Baltimore Ravens.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    J Hill Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    RavensInsider Aaron Wilson
    by VittorioTafur
    Chuck Pagano said he had a great ‘two-year sentence’ in Oakland.
    37 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply »
    RavensInsider Aaron Wilson
    by VittorioTafur
    Chuck Pagano on Hue Jackson: ‘He will earn every cent that they pay him, and it won’t be much.’

    —————————————————–

    Ouch!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    Brutal. Looks like Pagano wasn’t going to be coming here anyway….

  • M Lonetree

    EnglandRaider et alii,

    supposing HueJack to be fired in two (?) years…
    who’s gonna do that? Mark Davis?
    Al doesn’t look like he’s got that long.

  • J Hill

    311.YoungAmerican Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Sign LeRon McClain to replace Bush?

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    To replace Reece at FB, and move Reece to TE!

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 11:58 am
    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I cant wait to spank the impostors!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Good grief!
    This guy’s a RAIDER fan?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ======================================================

    Are you a raider fan. If i remember correctly you were one of the people trying to say grads should be the starter! You argued with me and grads was a better player. You lost that debate, didnt you? You have the balls to question me? You obviously dont know much about football. Gradkowski…..laughable

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You remember incorrectly Miss.

    I think that Gradowski AND Campbell are BOTHG average quarterbacks.

    Campbell was playing like crap and I wanted Bruce to play instead.
    Which is actually something that Hue Jackson also wanted.
    The truth is that neither captain checkdown nor brittle bones Bruce are the answer.
    And you’re right, you ARE laughable.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Las Vegas sports talk radio opened their noon show hammering Al Davis for 10 minutes.

  • DMAC

    # J Hill Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    311.YoungAmerican Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Sign LeRon McClain to replace Bush?

    ——————————————————-

    To replace Reece at FB, and move Reece to TE!
    ==========
    Hell yeah. I’m with that!

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    M Lonetree Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    EnglandRaider et alii,

    supposing HueJack to be fired in two (?) years…
    who’s gonna do that? Mark Davis?
    Al doesn’t look like he’s got that long.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hey Lonetree.
    As I said to Dakota, what’s an 82-year-old guy supposed to look like?
    It would be interesting to find out what Al has planned for the future of the Raiders-if not his son, who?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yes of course we will have an “aggressive” defense.

    We will play aggressive man defense on the corners, and our 4 man rush will be aggressive getting into the backfield.

    That is the Oakland Raiders tradition of “aggressiveness”.

  • DeuceDeuce

    DMAC Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    # J Hill Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    311.YoungAmerican Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Sign LeRon McClain to replace Bush?

    ——————————————————-

    To replace Reece at FB, and move Reece to TE!
    ==========
    Hell yeah. I’m with that!


    Ditto.

  • bcz24

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Las Vegas sports talk radio opened their noon show hammering Al Davis for 10 minutes.
    **************
    Dan Patrick ranted about him for like 30 minutes today.

  • DeuceDeuce

    So Mathias Kiwanuka is most likely a FA….hmm….Waufle get on this..

  • DeuceDeuce

    Dave Tollefson too…

  • Carl Weathers

    bcz24 Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Las Vegas sports talk radio opened their noon show hammering Al Davis for 10 minutes.
    **************
    Dan Patrick ranted about him for like 30 minutes today.
    ************
    Pat Kirwan just opened up his show on Sirius by ragging on the old man.

  • bcz24

    Pat Kirwan just opened up his show on Sirius by ragging on the old man.
    *****
    Sirius NFL 124 is like the anti-raider station! They never say anything positive.

  • Silver-and-black666

    He brings it on himself!

    “Las Vegas sports talk radio opened their noon show hammering Al Davis for 10 minutes.
    **************
    Dan Patrick ranted about him for like 30 minutes today.
    ************
    Pat Kirwan just opened up his show on Sirius by ragging on the old man”

    He should focus on how to get more people to the games

  • oo

    What am I going to do, sit here and take the wrath of a lot of women because I supposedly did it

    LMFAO

    Goodnight Nation