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Old 01-19-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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Ten more highlights from the epic Al Davis press conference

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 19, 2011, 9:37 AM EST

We need more Al Davis press conferences in our lives. For all the jokes made at his expense lately, he’s one of the 5-10 most important figures in American professional football history. He doesn’t speak often, but he’s absolutely fascinating when he does.

We’ve already gone over some of his scathing words about Tom Cable and Hue Jackson’s promise to win the AFC West, but there was too much fun stuff otherwise to ignore.

Here’s a sample, with a big assist to Jerry McDonald at the Oakland Tribune and David White of the San Francisco Chronicle:

1. Davis on beating Lane Kiffin in arbitration: “I beat him because he lied. He’s a liar.” (Davis called him “Lance” Kiffin at one point. He also called Cam Newton “Kim” Newton.)

2. Davis said Cable would have been fired after the season even if the team made he playoffs because of his off-field problems. The Raiders owner crushed Cable for saying “We’re not losers anymore.” It was pretty obvious Davis saw Jackson as a potential head coach the moment they hired him.

3. A reporter asked Davis about the efficacy of the team’s background checks considering Kiffin and Cable’s history: “We’re very bad at it,” Davis said. Awesome.

4. In an upset, the line of the day went to Jackson: “What Tom Cable is as a football coach is an exceptional line coach.” (Ouch.)

5. Davis on JaMarcus Russell: “JaMarcus is gone. I decided we no longer as an organization to fight the battle of personal problems with certain players. . . . JaMarcus hurt. Any time you lose a first-round draft choice it hurts. But it’s over.”

6. Tom Cable’s old zone blocking scheme is gone. Davis hinted that Jackson faced “resistance” on some offensive changes in 2010.

7. Jackson cited Jon Gruden as one of his biggest influences: “He was like, what’s his name? Gruden,” Davis said. “Gruden was like that — feisty, he could lead the defense. But they are different, definitely, Hue Jackson and Jon Gruden.”

8. Davis wasn’t too worried about the support for Tom Cable in the locker room and found punter Shane Lechler’s comments amusing. He noted Lechler once said he was leaving town just before signing a huge deal to stay in Oakland.

9. On Nnamdi Asomugha: Davis wants to keep him, but indicated he wouldn’t have picked up the option in the cornerback’s contract: “That 17 million dollars can bring you two or three players that can help you win.’’

10. Davis said he hired a front office member to help him more than a year ago that has already left. “One worked here about eight months and you people didn’t even know he was working here,” Davis said.

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May he live to be 110 years old....

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My lord, this guy looks like death warmed over. I'd blame it on the wine, women and song but we know it's that cotton pickin' demon possession.
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Wow, he looks bad, doesn't look like he has much time left.
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He is aging fast....just listening to a portion of him yesterday and it was bad
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10. Davis said he hired a front office member to help him more than a year ago that has already left. “One worked here about eight months and you people didn’t even know he was working here,” Davis said.

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His name was Larry. You guys would've liked him.

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This is photo shopped right?

I'm sitting in the sun on my deck so it's kinda hard to see the screen but damn this can't be real can it.
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Global untreated hormone decline and deficiency in living color .. catabolism in full swing. No reason at all he had to look that bad even at 110! Specially with his money.

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Global untreated hormone decline and deficiency in living color .. catabolism in full swing. No reason at all he had to look that bad even at 110! Specially with his money.
I agree... there's simply no medical excuse for looking like this at 81:

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I think Al Davis' contract with Mephistopheles requires him to fire a head coach every so often and, in doing so, consume their soul in order to keep his tattered soul tethered to this mortal coil.

Hue Jackson's a dead man walking. You can only appease the Crypt Keeper for so long.
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I enjoy reminding Raider fans in the office that his mother lived to be 100.

Edit: She made it to 103.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:35 PM   #24
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I think Al Davis' contract with Mephistopheles requires him to fire a head coach every so often and, in doing so, consume their soul in order to keep his tattered soul tethered to this mortal coil.

Hue Jackson's a dead man walking. You can only appease the Crypt Keeper for so long.
Yep. Part of taking the Raider job is you have to agree to 1) be slandered upon your exit, and 2) have a pay dispute.
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I enjoy reminding Raider fans in the office that his mother lived to be 100.

Edit: She made it to 103.
And I'll bet she looked better than he does at 81.
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