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Oakland Raiders: Arr Mateys—Is Al Davis Seeking Treasure In Mike Leach?

LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 08:  Head coach Mike Leach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during play against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Lubbock, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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James WalkerAnalyst IIOctober 17, 2016

First Mike Leach gets fired from Texas Tech, and now he's purportedly being sought after by Al Davis to replace Tom Cable as head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

See what happens when you lock players up in a closet, allegedly?

To get an opportunity to coach in the NFL could be the dream of any head coach.  This, however, is the Oakland Raiders we are talking about here.  This dream is more like a nightmare.

First, Lane Kiffin disagreed with Al Davis about drafting JaMarcus Russell, and now it seems that Tom Cable feels that Russell is the primary reason for the Raiders failure to reach the playoffs.

Maybe Cable wants to be put out of his misery.

I can see it now.  Here comes the 1970s overhead projector, the transparencies, and the great oratory in another classic Al Davis press conference.

"Cable, just like I told that liar Kiffin—get over it!"

Then comes the conversation Al Davis has with his new swashbuckler, Mike Leach.

Davis: Matey!  Arrr—life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be?  I'm a pirate after all!

Leach: Aye!  I love pirates.  May I call you Blackbeard, sir?

Davis: Matey! You may call me Mr. Davis.  Do I have a Black Beard?

Leach: Arrrr—eleven men on the dead man's chest!  Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

Priceless.

Seriously, would Mike Leach consider taking the job if it were offered?  He is quirky enough to consider it, and he may attempt to put Al Davis in a dark closet and forget about him.

That may be exactly what the NFL needs.

A pirate-lover as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.  A match made in heaven?

"It's not every day you get to make a pirate movie, you might as well go for it."

How will this movie end?  Al Davis has threatened not to retire unless he wins two more Super Bowls or dies.

"Dead men don't bite."

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