Former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin recently talked a little bit about his time working for Al Davis and the Raiders.
From an interview on ESPN.com:
In retrospect, was going to Oakland an unwinnable situation?
It is almost impossible. I don’t know why I didn’t listen, [because] so many people told me that. That’s why, if you ask [Steve Sarkisian], he didn’t go. He had a chance to go. You’re just so far behind other clubs. You’re waiting for [owner Al Davis] to wake up and come to work at 2 o’clock in the afternoon to make decisions that the rest of the league is making at 6 o’clock in the morning. You’re still running videotapes over to the hotel so he can watch practice at night.
I am not sure Kiffin is being fair here. Sure, Davis might not rise until 2PM but let’s see if Kiffen can get up bright and early after roaming the streets all night feeding on the souls of the innocent when he is in his 80’s.