Life Changes In a Blink Of an Eye, It’d Be Nice If the Raiders Wouldn’t Part 2

When you think of the Oakland Raiders you think of the most monumental owner in NFL history. Al Davis has done so much for the game of football I would be doing him an injustice by trying to write down all of his accomplishments. 

Al has always kept the details of his personal life on a need to know bases and he felt that most people didn't need to know.  I have more respect for Al Davis then most people have for their own family members. And in respect to Al there are things I have learned about him that I will never share. But respect doesn't mean turning your head on the truth.  Every person on this earth has been wrong about one thing or another and needed to be put back in place.

Al is simply out of control, he really had no reason to fire Tom Cable the only thing I could come up with is the players said Tom was starting to stand up for himself.  Al gets very defensive when asked why he fired Tom and the only thing that he can say is" I am still the boss I can do anything I wants."  In the state of California that doesn't justify firing someone but Al has gotten away with it time and time again. 

Al's story to the public doesn't match up with what the players are telling me.  Most players have bought into Tom's philosophy and respect Tom for telling them the truth.  Al has made comments about not liking what direction Tom was taking the team even though the Raiders finished 6-0 in their division and 8-8 on the season.  The truth is Tom has gained more trust from the players then Al, an Al doesn't like that one bit.  A similar occurrence happened with Lane Kiffin, Kiffin gained the respect of the players and stopped listening to Al all together.  That is why Al went out of his way to make Kiffin look like a bad person and coach.

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