It looks like the great stalemate of 2008 may be coming to an end next week. According to the San Jose Mercury News, coach Lane Kiffin could be fired as early as Monday or Tuesday if the Raiders don’t look improved against Kansas City in their Sunday matchup.
“Wouldn’t surprise me if people around the Raiders are all but planning the firing press conference–whether it comes next week, the week after or in two weeks.
Because it’s coming. The Rob Ryan Blow Up on Thursday–dictated, I’m sure, by Davis himself and directed at Kiffin and Kiffin’s supporters–told us all that things are at a boiling point in the Raiders offices right now and the only way to ease it up is to fire Kiffin.
Kiffin is the focus of the Al Fury. Kiffin will be blamed for wasting all the big-money and big-ego talents Davis just acquired. Kiffin is being blamed.”
If/When Kiffin is fired, we can expect the Raiders to play like chickens with their heads cut off….. oh wait, they’re already doing that. In fact, I can’t forsee this team looking any worse than they did last week, this might actually be an improvements.
Sapp vs. Hall
Everyone knows DeAngelo Hall got publicly embarrassed by Broncos receiver Eddie Royal last week, and now Hall is vowing to make up for the disaster.
“One of my coaches told me I didn’t play angry,” Hall said. ”I told him, ‘Well, I’m angry now.’ Just go out there ready to fight, play the way I play and that’s aggressive, 100 miles an hour.
“Let the penalties fall as they may.”
But Warren Sapp ain’t buying any of this… he flat out says DeAngelo is HORRIBLE.
“DeAngelo Hall has been getting burnt since he was in Atlanta,” Sapp said. ”DeAngelo Hall is the flashiest burnt-up corner ever in the history of the game. I mean, he gets burnt more than anybody else, and he all of the sudden is this great Pro Bowl cover corner.”