This one’s pretty interesting. Personally, I don’t think the Raiders will ever return to glory until Al Davis either sells the team or passes away. As much as I loathe Al and think he’s a joke–narcissism and dementia mix to form a toxic cocktail, obviously–I love the guy’s passion. I’ve always longed for the Chiefs (and my Pacers and Royals, for that matter) to have an owner who cared more about winning than money.
Of course, it doesn’t work when the owner won’t take a somewhat hands-off approach and let the football people he brings in make the football decisions. Al’s problems are: A.) He thinks he’s smarter than everybody else, even when it comes to Xs and Os; B.) He wants everyone to be subservient to him. Yeah, like dogs basically; and C.) He knows his time is winding down, so he’s gotten ridiculously impatient. Lane Kiffin was doing fine. He already had the Silver and Black playing much better. Hell, they’re a few plays away from being 3-1. I would have traded him for Herm Edwards and even thrown in some Metamucil for the Crypt Keeper. Either that or a Ouija board so that his employees could actually speak with him. Yes, I know I’m going to take heat for bashing Herm after last week, but save it. He’s still a terrible game coach.
Will the Raiders ever win again while Al Davis remains in power?