Al Davis talks openly about Lane Kiffin era

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon in Alameda regarding Lane Kiffin’s departure and the happenings around the organization during the young coach’s era. A livid Davis spoke about Kiffin’s reluctance to draft JaMarcus Russell, the rocky relationship between himself and the former USC staffer and the notion that he wanted out and attempted to do so through insubordinate acts among other hot...

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Raiders fire Kiffin

The Oakland Raiders have finally done what everyone has expected for several weeks and fired head coach Lane Kiffin. The team issued a one-sentence statement that reads: Lane Kiffin has been released as head coach of The Oakland Raiders for cause. Kiffin had a record of 5-15 in two-plus seasons as head coach, including 1-3 thus far in 2008. ESPN is reporting offensive line coach Tom Cable may be in line for the interim head coaching...

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Who’s to blame?

After the Oakland Raiders (1-3) agonizing 28-18 home collapse this weekend against the San Diego Chargers, the Lane Kiffin watch is back in full swing, especially with the team entering their bye week and recent reports that Al Davis has begun the process of replacing his young head coach. According to a report by ESPN, a source close to the situation stated that Davis had scheduled meetings on Monday with staffers Greg Knapp, Tom...

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Raiders offense comes out strong, Wilts in the second half: Chargers win 28-18

Oakland, CA - After donning white jerseys for the first time since anyone can remember and being introduced by positions instead of individual announcements to exhibit team unity, the Oakland Raiders looked to make a statement early in the game when they hit the field first. Oakland’s Johnnie Lee Higgins ran back the opening kick off to mid-field. The Raiders opened up with passes to march down the field. Initially, the Chargers...

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Countdown to Paydirt: San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders

  The Oakland Raiders (1-2) and the San Diego Chargers (1-2) will face off for the 97th time this Sunday at the McAfee Coliseum. Both teams are trailing the undefeated Denver Broncos in the AFC Western division, but the Chargers have looked far better in their one win start than the Raiders, especially after losing in heartbreaking fashion to the Panthers and Broncos at the onset of the season. Oakland – who has a bye week after the...

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