Oakland Raiders: Al Davis Remains Steadfast in Beliefs

The Oakland Raiders' new coach, Hue Jackson, was king of the world for a moment Tuesday afternoon. He said the Raiders are chasing perfection and boldly predicted the team to win the AFC West next season.

The exuberant Jackson displayed a “Jon Gruden-like" passion as a first-year offensive coordinator; delivering the Raiders a sixth-ranked scoring offense. A remarkable upgrade from last season, as Oakland (31st in offense in 2009) struggled with JaMarcus Russell at QB and Tom Cable as play-caller.

Nonetheless, Jackson’s day in the sun was short lived. His strong talk about the Raiders becoming “Bullies of the NFL” was overshadowed by the original Raider bully—Al Davis. 

Now, despite his aging appearance and a noticeable cut on his forehead. Davis spoke with conviction at the Raiders presser—no doubt a little perturbed over missing his nap time. At first, the Raiders' boss sang the praises of his newly hired coach, and the team’s immanent return to greatness.

Then without any prompting by the media, Davis lashed out at former coach Tom Cable. Making everyone aware of Cable’s alleged transgressions—saying he only kept him on because the team was in the hunt for the playoffs.

Davis cleared the air on the situation and explained why he fined Cable $120,000 over a six-week period.

"Now, one of the things revealed (in one of the allegations) was too much for me," Davis said.

The Raiders owner believed Cable was bringing a woman on road trips, which apparently didn’t jive with Davis' core values.

"All of this stuff goes a long way against my wishes, against my way of living, against my life and against the Raider way, and I just wasn't going to take it anymore," Davis said.

Davis also tried to wrap his head around the future of free agent Nnamdi Asomugha without revealing ...

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