John Madden Still Thinks Al Davis Is Sane

Thursday, October 02, 2008


I guess if we're talking crazy it's good that it's from one crazy person to another. John Madden was on Adam Schein's, Sirius radio show, and the former Raiders' Coach had this to say about his former employer. Via PFT....

“People say, ‘Why did he have that press conference and why did he go through everything?’ I think that he just heard so many things that he wanted to just straighten them out. And it was one of things, he was going to be damned if he did and damned if he didn’t. If he didn’t have a press conference they were going to say, ‘Why didn’t you come out? Why didn’t you talk to the media? Why didn’t you show yourself?’ And then if he does [have a press conference], ‘Why do you have to air all of your laundry in public?’ In that situation there was probably no right way to do it and if you want to criticize him and the Raiders, then either way that he chose he’s going to be criticized anyway.”

As to the press conference, Madden had two observations. “One, he was making a coaching change and that announcement and that was one part of it,” Madden said. “And then I think all the things that he’s been living with the last maybe six months and hearing and not reacting to, he reacted to. That’s what I think. So I think it was a double agenda. One, a coaching change and, one, let’s get some things straight that have been said the last six months that I’ve been completely quiet about.”

Finally, Madden addressed whether the situation in Oakland can be repaired. “I think it is fixable,” Madden said. “Anytime you have an organization and an owner that wants to win as badly as Al Davis wants to win, and will spend the money to win, I don’t think you have as many barriers as you think. Those are easy. The ones that would be tough is where you didn’t have any good players and you had an owner or an organization that didn’t want to spend any money to get good players.”
Do you think that the Raiders may have had a mind erasing machine back in the day? I know Madden loves Al Davis, and that he owes his career to him, but that was a pretty egregious step around there. Oh and no....the Raiders situation is not fixable. Sorry Raider fans....just jump ship now.

John Madden On Al Davis (Pro Football Talk)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:19 AM

10 Comments:

Anyone notice how much Al Davis now looks and sounds like Monty Burns?

Moseydog said...
Oct 2, 2008, 10:33:00 AM  

I can't wait to hear Howie Long put another pro-Raiders spin on this story come Sunday.

GMoney said...
Oct 2, 2008, 10:50:00 AM  

Al Davis may certainly have a short leash on coaches, but if he didn't look like Skeletor, people wouldn't be so critical of him, of this I am sure.

Tick Stuclife said...
Oct 2, 2008, 10:58:00 AM  

Keep it up, Al. We in Broncos Country love to see you decimate your stupid franchise with your perpetual ineptness and senility. Hopefully, you obtain eternal life while in mortality and never stop in your path of destruction.

Brad James said...
Oct 2, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

What's with the spam comments? Al needs to join Abe in the Springfield Retirement Castle. He's crearly lost it.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 2:32:00 PM  

What's with the spam comments? Al needs to join Abe in the Springfield Retirement Castle. He's crearly lost it.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 2:32:00 PM  

AA having technical difficulties today???

GMoney said...
Oct 2, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

The fumes from inside Brett Favre's butt must really be getting to John Madden

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 5:38:00 PM  

Dear EA Sports:

Add Al Davis to the Franchise mode in Madden 10.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 6:54:00 PM  

Reason # 122 why John Madden is not a GM: There is a difference between spending money to win, and spending money WISELY, to win

jimwtaylor said...
Oct 3, 2008, 6:11:00 PM  

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