Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

Lane Kiffin Approaching Final Hours Of Employment Under Snarling Corpse

After week-long speculation about the fate of the Oakland Raiders beleaguered head coach Lane Kiffin, it appears scary-old-tree-looking owner Al Davis has informed young Kiffin via his silver and black henchmen that he's about to (officially) get canned. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported last night that team sources have confirmed Kiffin's imminent departure today and Chris Mortensen piggy-backed off of that tip to get his own anonymous confirmation. Glazer's report says that Al Davis barked the latest command after yesterday's last second loss to the Buffalo Bills: "Davis blamed Kiffin for the Raiders' 24-23 loss on Sunday to the Bills, and told his underlings that he will make the move on Monday. However, word was leaked out last week in a similar fashion and Kiffin survived. Players reached out to to express hope that the move would not be made, and with Davis you can never be certain." Right now, is there a more unappealing job in the NFL than the Oakland Raiders? Regardless of the surplus of young talent and the storied tradition why would anyone voluntarily put themselves in such a miserable situation. Granted, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan appears to have the best mental make-up to withstand the craziness of Al Davis, but Ryan's so volatile himself that he may just walk into Davis' office and suffocate the old man with his own hemorrhoid cushion the first time his job security is threatened. Although, he may be able to get off on a self-defense plea if he has great lawyer. To be continued... Raiders' Davis To Fire Kiffin Monday [Fox Sports]


Share This Story