People may be missing my point.
I’m not saying we are all the sudden more successful than the teams who haven’t been to the Superbowl. We have on fact been the worst.
The point of including that was to point out to people that Al Davis was able to lead us to a Superbowl five years ago. People think he has lost it, but Madden didn’t seem to think so just last season. People that talk to him don’t believe that to my knowledge.
The fact is Davis runs HIS team a certain way and his coach, who has yet to prove he can win in the NFL, doesn’t get much say.
The villian is Davis because people love to make him the bad guy, but Kiffin is no angel. Davis owns the team and has won in the not so distant past. Kiffin has yet to prove he can win on a regular basis and we didn’t exactly have to pry him away from USC. They didn’t even care.
Who is to say we get better if Davis gives more control to Kiffin? No way to know. I’ll trust the guy with an NFL track record. Feel free to trust a 5-13 HC.
Update: Mark Kriedler may have said it better. I didn’t know Kiffin interviewed for GM either.
Check his column out here.