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    Raiders deny report that Shell will be fired

    Raiders deny report that Shell will be fired
    By Bill Soliday
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    Posted on Fri, Dec. 22, 2006

    The Raiders responded angrily to an NFL Network report Thursday that owner Al Davis will fire Art Shell as coach at the end of the year.

    The report, by NFL Network's Adam Schefter, cited a club source as saying Davis was displeased with several aspects of the job Shell has done.

    It cited his handling of receivers Randy Moss and Jerry Porter, the team's offense and quarterback situation and that Shell and his staff "have lacked inspired leadership" during the club's 2-12 season.

    The Raiders promptly denied the firing allegations.

    "Adam Schefter has always been a false rumor mongerer with respect to the Raiders and (is) anti-Raider based upon his relationship with Denver and with Mike Shanahan," they said in a statement.

    Before joining NFL Network, Schefter covered the Broncos for the MediaNews-owned Denver Post.

    The Raiders' response went on to say that "no decisions have been made relative to the 2007 Oakland Raiders nor will they be made for some time. Schefter could not have gotten his information from a 'reliable source' because there's only one reliable source, and he doesn't trust Adam."

    The reference to the "one reliable source" is to Davis. In his report, Schefter used the words "high-ranking official," rather than "reliable source."

    At the conclusion of his report during the pregame show before the Vikings-Packers game Thursday, Schefter said, "Now Al Davis has been known to change his mind and could again. But as it stands now, Shell is expected to be let go."

    Saturday's Raiders game against Kansas City will be telecast by the NFL Network. It also will be shown on KPIX, Channel 5.

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    Re: Raiders deny report that Shell will be fired

    The Raiders promptly denied the firing allegations.

    "Adam Schefter has always been a false rumor mongerer with respect to the Raiders and (is) anti-Raider based upon his relationship with Denver and with Mike Shanahan," they said in a statement.
    Well, I guess they'll have to keep Shell around now or have to eat some serious crow.

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    Re: Raiders deny report that Shell will be fired

    The Shell game....ask me if I care?:x

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    Re: Raiders deny report that Shell will be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    The Shell game....ask me if I care?:x
    Ah yes, but watching the rudderless Faider ship sink into the depths of pathetic despair is extremely entertaining.

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    Re: Raiders deny report that Shell will be fired

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Ah yes, but watching the rudderless Faider ship sink into the depths of pathetic despair is extremely entertaining.
    That it is matey

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