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#pounditTuesday, June 25, 2024

Dennis Green Would Not Pick Up the Phone if Al Davis Called

For some reason or another, legendary NFL coach Dennis Green, always seems to be linked to the Raiders any time there’s talk about a coaching vacancy in Oakland. Prior to the Raiders tabbing Lane Kiffin for the job, it was said that Denny Green would be their man. Not so much. Now reports have pegged Lane Kiffin as a dead coaching walking, and we all know Kiffin would like to be fired to collect his money and not deal with owner Al Davis. Could Denny Green be a potential replacement? It only took a matter of words for Green to express his thoughts on the matter when asked by the Two Live Stews on Sporting News Radio:

Stews: “It’s obvious that some time during the course of the year, Lane Kiffin is probably going to be dismissed from his job. If that happens and your phone rings and the caller ID says ‘Al Davis,’ do you answer that phone call, Coach?”

Green: “No I do not.”

Nothing else needed to be said. The whole mess with Lane Kiffin pretty much embodies why the Raiders’ head coaching job is one of the least desirable gigs in all of sports. Who would want to deal with the whimsical Al Davis? Certainly it’s not Denny Green, who put any thoughts of that job to rest. And now for the obligatory post game press conference blowup video:

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