Oakland Raiders: It’s Time for a Bold Move

It's playoff time in the NFL , which means that the conversation about the Raiders moves on to the next year. 

Will the head coach be fired or retained, which prized free agent will the team pursue in search of a quick fix, what will be the latest Al Davis draft mistake, etc., etc., etc.

The fact of the matter is that another year has passed, and the organization remains in the same position—irrelevant, down, and out.

The players and several card-carrying members of the Raider Nation have spoken of consistency in regard to Tom Cable remaining the head coach.

So-called inside sources/sources close to the team/unnamed sources/people who feel like they know have stated that Cable went rogue in benching JaMarcus Russell.

Has it come down to Al choosing between Tom Cable and JaMarcus Russell? Does that make any sense?

Oakland needs stability in the front office with a coach who can teach the game of football, recognize weaknesses to exploit, devise solid game plans, motivate, and lead the team to victory.

Regardless of what you or I think, those questions and that issue will be decided by Al Davis in a meeting on Jan. 10.

However, the reaction of the players and especially the fanbase should provide a stubborn owner more signs that Raider fans have had it. I think that Al Davis needs to break out the overhead projector and fire himself as the team's general manager.

Drastic times call for drastic measures and, for this team, now is the time.

Beyond the obvious of someone else handling the draft for the team, Al Davis needs to make a bold move, such as offering a package deal to the Rams for the No. 1 pick in the draft.

He should offer RB Darren McFadden , QB JaMarcus Russell, and SS Michael Huff in an attempt to land DT Ndamukong Suh.

He should also be on the alert just in case the Rams decide to use that pick on QB Sam Bradford, who will...

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