Its been a long season, and with more injuries to a bad offensive line, it's going to be an extremely long rest of the year. Most people at this point are just begging for a crazy win and a glimmer of hope. Not me. I hope we lose every game for the rest of the year.
Obviously, this would put us in contention for a No. 1 overall pick, but it goes beyond that. It is going to take another two-win season for the owners to get it and finally clean house...about six years too late. So, to go with the QB/OL that we take No. 1, 2 or 3 next year, we need a new GM and above all, a new coach.
Everyone was on the Jim Haslett bandwagon after beating the 'Skins. Beating a beat up Cowboys team helped, but that's all you are going to get out of him. I attribute this to the "emotional coach bump" which can also been seen in San Fran with Singletary.
An emotional, angry coach comes in and just loses it. This scares the crap out of the team and finally gets them fired up. However, screaming at a team can only motivate them for so long. At a certain point, you need substance, scheme, and above all players. That's what this team does not have right now.
My proposal/hope: Lose every game, get a top pick, fire Haslett and hire the best available head coach: Lane Kiffin.
Kiffin got a raw deal in Oakland. "The Crypt Keeper" (Al Davis) obviously has lost his mind. How can anyone, especially a talented young coach, deal with that type of intervention.
Not to mention that Oakland has probably the worst talent in the league. They spent all of their money on overrated, overpaid free agents (see Javon Walker and DeAngelo Hall) and neglected what they really need.
Youth. JaMarcus Russel and Darren McFadden have been busts to this point. So why not give Kiffin a real chance with a team with some talent and see where he can take us? Whats the worst that can happen? It can't be worse than Haslett.
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