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Lechler is not happy with Raiders organization

Posted on: January 5, 2011 8:56 am
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Al Davis' decision not to pick up Tom Cable's option was not seen well by Oakland P S. Lechler (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

On Tuesday, we told you about the, um, interesting decision by owner Al Davis not to renew the option of Raiders coach Tom Cable, casting him into unemployment instead of rewarding him for the team’s best record in eight seasons and a clean sweep of the AFC West.

Now, the fallout begins.

Oakland punter Shane Lechler told CSN Bay Area (via Pro Football Talk) that the decision was a “huge setback” and intimated that it might cause the team’s best players to not want to play for the organization.

“I’m not so sure this isn’t a terrible decision,” Lechler said.

A few other spicy quotes.

On Hue Jackson, the team’s offensive coordinator who now could be in line for Cable’s old job: “Yes, I do respect (Jackson) … Whether he can call plays and pull off the whole head coaching deal and deal with Al Davis on the side, I don’t know.  That’s a lot on somebody’s plate, so we’ll see.”

More on Cable: “I just want to know . . . how do you justify firing somebody when you just went 6-0 in the division and 8-8 in the season after we put in so much as a group, as a unit, as a team with our leader being Tom Cable, how do you just go ahead and whack this guy with, I mean, no reason?”

If anybody can say this in the Raiders organization, it’s Lechler. He’s regarded as the NFL’s finest punter, and if Davis wants to part ways with him because of the above comments, Lechler would have no problem finding a job in the NFL. Hell, maybe that’s exactly Lechler’s plan.

Maybe Lechler’s not just pissed, but maybe he’s also quite brilliant.

And as we all know, pissed and brilliant is a dangerous combination.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Lechler is not happy with Raiders organization

And for Hosmonster........... since when is one mistake considered a "plethora". Get yourself a dictionary pal.



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Lechler is not happy with Raiders organization

Horse 17........ as one idiot to another thanks for the correction.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Lechler is not happy with Raiders organization

Oops, now I'm the idiot.  Didn't realize the first one posted.  CBS told me I got an error, so I tried again.  What a doofus I am! Ha, Ha!




Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Lechler is not happy with Raiders organization

Ha! Ha! Ha!  Thanks for calling MaxxDog out on the spelling error.  I find it hilarious when people try to insult other peoples intelligence but do it with a plethora of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.  When you start applying the knowledge you learned in third grade, then you can call someone an idiot.  Thanks again for that Horse.  You made my day!



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Lechler is not happy with Raiders organization

Ha! Ha! Ha!  Way to call Maxxdog out for the spelling mistake.  I find it hilarious when people try to insult others but do it with a plethora of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.  That made my day.  Thanks Horse!




Since: Jun 9, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:37 pm
 

Lechler is not happy with Raiders organization

Good ol Mr Burns Al Davis probably just wants to lose again so he can move the team back to LA.  Does anyone see this team doing better than 8-8 next year?  Nahh, maybe 6-10.   That pic of Al though looks like Squidward outta the water.




Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Lechler is not happy with Raiders organization

MaxxDog... Just to let you know,grammer is spelled grammar,idiot


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