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    Shell out as Raiders

    BREAKING NEWS
    Shell out as Raiders head coach
    The Oakland Raiders have announced that Art Shell will no longer be their head coach. He might remain a part of the organization.

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    Re: Shell out as Raiders

    Davis said he long regretted firing Shell, and finally brought him back for a second stint after some other candidates bowed out during a lengthy search to replace Turner.
    I wonder how Al feels about it this time?

    Shell's departure from the sideline marks the third coaching change for Davis in the past four years. Oakland has just a 15-49 record in that span, including a 2-14 mark this season that was the Raiders' worst since 1962.
    I wonder what idiot will be dumb enough to accept an offer to coach this team? Maybe Martz will reconsider?

    The Raiders finished in last place in the AFC West for four straight years and their struggles have been most evident against division rivals. Oakland is winless in the division the past two seasons, losing 14 straight and 22 of 24 games to San Diego, Denver and Kansas City.
    Wow, are they the role model for bad, or what? This is such a beautiful thing....

    Does this mean I'll have to change my signature? ...nah.
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    Re: Shell out as Raiders

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

    "ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Art Shell's second stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders ended after just one season, the franchise's worst in more than four decades.

    Shell met with owner Al Davis on Thursday, and afterward the team announced that he would not return as coach for the final season of his contract.

    "While Art will no longer serve as head coach, he and Mr. Davis have discussed and will continue to discuss opportunities for Art to remain a valued member of the Raider organization," the team said in a statement.

    Shell's departure from the sideline marks the third coaching change for Davis in the past four years. Oakland has just a 15-49 record in that span, including a 2-14 mark this season that was the Raiders' worst since 1962.

    When Shell was hired to replace Norv Turner last February, he vowed to return the Raiders to their glory days. Instead, Oakland had the league's worst record and set franchise marks for losses and fewest points scored.

    ESPN and Yahoo.com first reported that Shell was out as coach.

    Shell was unavailable for comment Thursday, but said Monday that he expected to be back for a second season.

    "I firmly believe in what we're trying to do," he said then. "And I firmly believe in where we're headed with this thing. Many times, a record is not an indicator, and I know it's wins and losses that count, but I think and believe that we're a better group than we were at the beginning of the year or at any time in the offseason."

    Shell, a Hall of Fame offensive tackle in his playing career with the Raiders, was previously fired by Davis following the 1994 season after posting a 54-38 record in five-plus years and leading the team to three playoff berths.

    Davis said he long regretted firing Shell, and finally brought him back for a second stint after some other candidates bowed out during a lengthy search to replace Turner.

    This stint wasn't nearly as successful.

    Jerry Porter, the team's leading receiver in 2005, clashed with Shell's coaching staff over offseason workout plans and publicly demanded a trade on the first day of training camp.

    That ultimately led to Porter being benched and later suspended, leading some players to question whether the feud was damaging the team.

    Those questions only grew louder as Oakland lost its first five games, sparking talk of a possible winless season.

    Consecutive home wins in late October against Arizona and defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh provided a brief respite, but Oakland lost its final nine games.

    While the defense under coordinator Rob Ryan was a bright spot for the team, the offense was by far the worst in the NFL. Ryan is expected to be a candidate to replace Shell.

    Shell hired his old friend Tom Walsh as coordinator even though Walsh had been out of the NFL since 1994 and most recently had been running a bed and breakfast in Idaho.

    Walsh's background and the team's poor performance made the Raiders a laughingstock around the league. They failed to score an offensive touchdown in eight games, including all four national television appearances in prime time.

    Shell demoted Walsh late in the season but the team did not fare any better under John Shoop and finished last in the league with 168 points -- the fifth-lowest total in a 16-game season. The team also allowed a league-worst 72 sacks.

    Shell was unable to generate much at all from big-play receiver Randy Moss, another player who criticized the staff. Moss complained about being worked too hard, said things were "fishy" and speculated that he might be better off on another team.

    The Raiders have struggled mightily since returning from Los Angeles following the 1994 season. They have had just three winning seasons in that time, including the final two seasons under Jon Gruden and Bill Callahan's trip to the Super Bowl following the 2002 season.

    Callahan was fired after going 4-12 the next season and replaced by Turner, who was just 9-23 in his two seasons.

    The Raiders finished in last place in the AFC West for four straight years and their struggles have been most evident against division rivals. Oakland is winless in the division the past two seasons, losing 14 straight and 22 of 24 games to San Diego, Denver and Kansas City."

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    Re: Shell out as Raiders

    Hmm. Remember this:

    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.
    Maybe the Faiders spin doctors should have just kept quiet, they're making Adam Schefter look like a truth rumor mongerer.

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    Re: Shell out as Raiders

    If I'm Adam Schefter, I'm putting in a call to the Raiders front office to ask if they'd finally like to confirm his report about Shell being fired after the season.

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    Re: Shell out as Raiders

    Ya know? I'm sorry if this is innapropriate but al davis either needs to sell the team...or die because he ran that franchise to the ground, and it won't be easy to recover from that, he is sucking the life outta the franchiese
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    Re: Shell out as Raiders

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsplaya16 View Post
    Ya know? I'm sorry if this is innapropriate but al davis either needs to sell the team...or die because he ran that franchise to the ground, and it won't be easy to recover from that, he is sucking the life outta the franchiese
    unless you a raider fan al davis is mr wonderful!

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    Re: Shell out as Raiders

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    If I'm Adam Schefter, I'm putting in a call to the Raiders front office to ask if they'd finally like to confirm his report about Shell being fired after the season.

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    I remember seeing that on the NFL network. I think everyone knew this would occur, however.
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    Re: Shell out as Raiders

    on one hand it's the worst HC job in the NFL, on the other hand theres nowhere to go but up so if you can make them even alittle better you will look like a hero.

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    Re: Shell out as Raiders

    Who would have thought just a few years ago that the Jokeland Faider HC job would be less appealing than the Arizona Cardinal HC position? ...How times have changed.

    I really wonder who in their right mind would take this job? How many coaches turned down the job before Shell got it by default? I can remember at least 4 coaches applying, then turning down the job earlier this year. What happens this time? It'll have to be a total unknown, desperate to get a start in the NFL.

    I equate what's happening to the Faiders now, to the Rams in the '90's. An owner that is so out of touch with the game, or in our case, clueless, that insists on meddling in the affairs of the football operations. Only when Ms. Georgia and John Shaw kept themselves out of the picture, did we begin to recover from the mess she/he created. And only when Al decides to take himself out of the football operations will the Faiders have any hope of recovery. In a few short years, the Faiders have become the joke of the NFL, taking the spotlight off Cleveland and Arizona. Bet they hope Al lives forever...
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