Message to Al Davis: Time to send a memo to the league office.

Tony from NBCorrespondent ISeptember 10, 2008

Mr.Davis, it's the fans that I feel for the most. Those in the stands on Monday night that have seen this movie way too often. That have paid good money and have invested so much emotion to an owner that appears to be selfish.  Those fans who are very proud to call themselves part of the I am.


So, this message is directed at you Mr.Davis. Do the right thing for your franchise, fans, and players very soon. Send a quiet memo to the league office announcing you are stepping down in your operations capacity. While at the same time announcing a new President and GM of football operations for the Oakland Raiders.


Mr.Davis, here are some "serious" candidates to run your team:


Marc Trestman:

  Has 17 years experience in the National Football League as an Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach. In 2002 with the Raiders, he was named Offensive Coordinator of the Year while leading the Raiders to the Super Bowl and also coaching that year’s NFL Most Valuable Player, QB Rich Gannon. His coaching experience has lead to his teams appearing in the playoffs 15 times, including 2 AFC Championship Games and 1 Super Bowl appearance. His experience even dates back to the QB coaching position at the University of Miamiin 1983 when Bernie Kosar led the Hurricanes to a National Championship and received the Orange Bowl MVP award. He now works in the CFL as a very successful coach for the Montreal Alouettes.


Brian Billick:

Former coach in the National Football League, most recently head coach of the Baltimore Ravens from January 19, 1999 to December 31, 2007.

Billick led the Ravens to a 34-7 victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, the franchise's only Super Bowl appearance.


Peter Carroll:

 Former National Football League head coach, and the current head coach of the University of Southern California Trojans football team, having held that position since 2001. In his time at USC, the Trojans have made it to multiple national championship games (winning the National Championship in 2004 and splitting the National Championship in 2003) and have consistently emerged as Pacific-10 Conference champions. Carroll's winning percentage (.844) is the highest among all active coaches with a minimum of five years at a football bowl subdivision program.

He may not have had a successful run as a NFL coach, but his skills at building a program are second to none.


So, Mr.Davis, take this advice very seriously. Your fan base can’t wait for many more seasons…..