Memo to Al Davis: At Least You Don't Have Scott Linehan

Peter FleischerSenior Writer ISeptember 29, 2008

Dear Al Davis,

One thing really sticks out to me when watching the Lane Kiffin saga unfold. This guy is a thousand times better than St. Louis Rams ex-coach Scott Linehan. Not that that is saying a whole lot, but, hey, maybe you should be careful what you wish for.

After all, who really wants to coach in Oakland? Who really wants the title with no power? Dude, you're approaching Bill Bidwell status.

One thing Lane Kiffin isn't is Scott Linehan. Be grateful for that.

Kiffin has never thrown his star quarterback under a bus, despite him being a respectable passer rating behind a horrific offensive line.

Kiffin has never rendered a star running back almost completely useless in a dysfunctional offense.

Kiffin has never been in love with Travis freaking Minor.

Kiffin has won five games in the last calendar year.

Al...buddy...think real hard before you let Kiffin go. You could end up with somebody like Linehan. Somebody with no backbone and even less intelligence. At first glance, you might think that that type of person would be perfect for you! You could manipulate and run them all day long.

But all that will get you is another head coach. And zero progress.

Be careful what you wish for, Al. This one might come back to haunt you.