PFT per Schefter: Art Shell to be fired

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    POSTED 1:20 p.m. EST, January 4, 2007


    Adam Schefter was right, after all.

    A league source tells us that the Oakland Raiders are firing coach Art Shell. Today.

    More to come.
  2. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Mike Martz pack your bags.
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I thought he had already been fired. :confused:
  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    That team is done.

    They just cant stick with 1 guy and try to build any kind of consistency.

    They need to sit down and think long and hard about a coach and stick with that guy for at least 4 years. AT LEAST.
  5. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    they already have a D, don't know why they won't let him try to build an O
  6. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Al Davis has lost his mind, Raider fans are some of the biggest idiots in the world and Al Davis puts them all to shame.
  7. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    As long as Al Davis is still there the Raiders will be wildly inconsistent at best, and generally just bad. Al has become an anchor, and not in a good way.

    The Mike Martz mention sounds just about right though......
  8. stealth

    stealth Benched

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    not wishing it on anyone, but that team is screwed until al davis dies
  9. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Why? Why? Why? He is just getting started.
  10. yesfan

    yesfan Well-Known Member

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    Lol,so true.I don't want to offend anyone here,but let him have
    Brady Quinn.
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Art is the new Billy Martin. 2 years from now Al Davis will hire him once more. :lmao:
  12. Cliff

    Cliff Benched

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    can't say how i know, but davis is gonna sell the team in the not-so-distant future
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Al is the downfall of that team. No two ways about it.

    And seriously why would anyone want to go there to be a HC, they would have to pull a miracle to make it work.

    People can rip on Jerry, or Danny boy, or Bill Bid in zona, and some other owners.

    But Really Al is the worst right now.

    He is not afraid of spending money...but really he can not expect to keep going the way things have been going. They have some of the craziest drafts, they have no order in the locker room, he will not give up real control to any coach and not to be mean or make fun of him but his age and health probably has a great deal to do with some decisions.

    He just needs to hand the reigns over.

    Actually I don't even think he is an official owner, I think he is more of a CEO. so maybe someone needs to stage a takeover lol.
  14. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I heard the same thing.
  15. Cliff

    Cliff Benched

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  16. CalCBFan

    CalCBFan Well-Known Member

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    I can believe that. I don;t know what he's got, but Al appears to be in very poor health, although he sounded pretty good at the HOF awards this summer...
  17. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    The Oakland Raiders: Institutional dysfunction personifed.
  18. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Bill likes and respects Al. And perhaps even Davis realizes now he needs more than a stooge to turn his team around.

    So it won't be long til THOSE rumours start flying..;)
  19. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
  20. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Al doesn't like spending money on coaches. Shanahan and Gruden both had financial struggles with Al.

    Art Shell basically took the job as a favor. No surprise that he didn't last long. Really had no chance of winning with the guys on that offense. Of course he made it worse by highering an old offensive coordinator. Just kidding, his age didn't matter, but the fact that he was out of football for a long time does matter. You can't keep up with the changes in the NFL if you are running a bed and breakfast.

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