Al Davis, Raiders Sink To New Low in Response To Gannon

As the House of Usher that is the Oakland Raiders continues to crumble from within, we occasionally get a little peek at the madness. Al Davis is surrounded by yes men and women who continue to tell him how great and right on track he is. They also tell him he doesn't need advice from his former players, so they can continue to have his ear. They keep him walled in, paranoid of the intentions of those outside Raider headquarters.

Former Raider quarterback, and 2002 MVP, Rich Gannon recently reached out to Al Davis to offer his help in tutoring JaMarcus Russell. Gannon wasn't the most talented QB and had the opposite career path from Russell. As Gannon went through the workout process before being drafted, a few teams wanted to convert him to defensive back.

Gannon had to make himself a good QB through film study, fine tuning his technique, and understanding a game plan. He had to learn everything he could from his team's other QBs and the coaching staff. 

The Raiders responded to Gannon's offer through team executive John Herrera. From the Oakland Tribune :

"It's Rich that needs the help," Raiders senior executive John Herrera said. "When he goes on a radio show offering Mr. Davis help, Tom Cable help, the Raiders help, maybe it's Rich that needs the help."

What the hell does that even mean? That doesn't even fit as a response. It's like in Dodgeball when Ben Stiller's character responds with "touche" at a completely inappropriate time. Sounds like John Herrera basically just said, "I know you are, but what am I?" or "I'm not a towel, you're a towel." Are they trying to say he's desperate for work?

So this is how you treat the last QB to take you to the playoffs? In previous verbal spats through the media with Rich Gannon, Herrera and the Raiders have said, "He seems to be a guy who can’t get over the fact that he played the worst Super Bowl in the history of the game and he wants to blame ev...

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