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Raiders Fire Art Shell

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  1. Thumper

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    Not that this is a surprise, but I guess Art Shell isn't going to "bring back the nasty" after all. :icon_rofl:

    Shell loses Raiders' head coaching job for second time

    By John Clayton
    ESPN.com

    Art Shell has been fired as head coach of the Oakland Raiders for the second time in 13 years.

    After a daylong meeting between Shell and owner Al Davis on Thursday, Davis decided to go a different direction with his head coaching position. The Raiders finished 2-14 this season, and the offense scored only 12 touchdowns in 16 games.

    The sides were expected to meet again Friday morning to determine whether Shell would return as head coach in 2007 season, but two hours after Thursday's meeting, the decision was made: Shell was out as head coach.

    Shell is expected to meet with his staff Friday to inform them that he's done as the Raiders' coach.

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  2. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    This is not good news and IMO Shell was doing an excellent job.
     
  4. bucnasty

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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    No one wants to be Raiders head coach. Fukc that organization - they should resign from the league in shame.
     
  5. When Lightning Strikes

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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    Agreed. Shell was the perfect coach of the Raiders. The constantly befuddled expression, the glazed over stare, his ability to alienate his players, his game "management", they all made him the ideal Turd coach.

    It will be hard for the Raiders to bring in another coach as suited for the job. In fact, it might be hard for them to get anyone to come in from the outside. Who would want to coache here? One of the local papers up here is screaming for Al to hire Bill Cowher, as if that would ever happen. Why the hell would Cowher want to come to Oakland?
     
  7. Kinch

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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    Hah, man that...organization....well maybe that isn't the best term to use. The Raiders are in shambles right now. I love how ESPN always shows that clip of Merriman sacking Aaron Brooks when discussing the failure of the Raiders.
     
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    Art Shell fired again!!!

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    Thanks to SDRAIDERH8ER for this one.
     
  9. AnteaterCharger

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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    the big question is who in their right minds would want that job
     
  10. When Lightning Strikes

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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    i can do it....i stayed at a holiday inn express last night
     
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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    ESPN's Bill Simmons is seriously bummed. He enjoyed the Art Shell era more than anyone:

    "In last week's column, I mentioned two silver linings for Art's comeback: The gambling implications (with Aaron Brooks involved as well, it felt like the Perfect Wagering Storm) and the comedy implications (because an entire generation of NFL fans under 22 could enjoy the Art Shell Experience for the first time). But I never imagined how Monday night's game against the Chargers would play out. San Diego completely obliterated the Raiders from the first snap, to the point that Marty Schottenheimer opted for the three-runs-and-a-punt routine for the entire second half, content to let his defense protect a 13-0 lead that seemed more like 93-0. The Raiders couldn't have looked more disjointed, mismanaged and untalented. It's not possible.

    Here was the best part: Shell standing motionless on the sidelines, rarely moving, rarely blinking, seemingly oblivious to the ongoing apocalypse on the field. One of my readers wondered if ESPN was looping the same Shell shot for four quarters, kinda like how Keanu Reeves rigged the bus camera in "Speed." And just like the old days, Art was wearing a headset, only it's unclear if the headset was on or off since he never said anything into it; for all we know, the headset was playing show tunes. There was one moment during a commercial timeout when he was listening to Randy Moss, who suddenly looked up and nudged him toward the field, like he was saying, "Yo, Coach, the game started," followed by a jolted Shell scampering back toward the sidelines like a nursing home resident who just realized he was late for BINGO. That's the only time we saw him move. In other words, it was just like old times.

    And my readers were delighted. I ended up receiving 10 times as many Art Shell e-mails as Dream Team e-mails after USA's loss to Greece. (If you're interested, you can read the best ones HERE.) There were the requisite "Weekend at Bernie's" cracks, jokes about the music selection in his headset, dozens of descriptions of the Art Shell Face, people honestly wondering if he's really alive, even younger readers simply thanking me for taking the time to warn them. Although we weren't able to see Art work his magic with a two-minute drill, everyone agreed that it remained an immensely enjoyable TV experience ... and that's even before the Governator's 3rd quarter cameo when he lauded Art Shell for pulling off a "miracle" with this Raiders team, followed by Ron Jaworski doing a legitimate double take and looking like he just smelled a noxious fart.

    You know what? In a roundabout way, Arnold was right. This WAS a miracle. See, I wasn't old enough to remember Elvis in Vegas or Ali in Zaire, but I'll always remember watching a rusty MJ drop 55 on the Knicks, and I'll always remember the night Art Shell came back and may or may not have been alive. So thank you, Gambling Gods, and thank you, Comedy Gods. Some things are better the second time around."


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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    That article was the best of the year, no doubt. I laughed my *** off the first time I read it and this time too. Good shiat.
     
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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    Great Article. I really never see him move or talk and I wonder how anyone can coach like that. I see more emotion from the guy holding the measuring stick for 1st down.
     
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    Over at RF.net they are happy about it.

    So funny how he WAS the next coming and how he would bring the Turds back to the glory at the beginning of the year. :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
     
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    I seriously thought he was going to stay because Al's running out of candidates. I wonder who will come out of retieremnt next!!!
     
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    It is sad, I cant even loathe Raider fans any more. I more pitty them....
     
  18. SDRaiderH8er

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    I dont, I love every second of it!

    Enjoy it while you can, things might change in the next decade.
     
  19. Thumper

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    Is Tom Flores still alive?
     
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    He was gong to "Bring Back The Nasty". :icon_rofl:
     
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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    LA wants an expansion team, but the number of teams we have now (32) is perfect. It keeps all the divisions with the same number of teams, etc.

    Now since it's pretty much universally understood that the Raiders are a discrace to the NFL, that franchise should be removed from the NFL. Then there would be room for LA to get a new expansion team. :tup:
     
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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    do you think we'd miss the raiders? I mean who would every team in hte league look at and think themselves better then? Think of their feelings people!
     
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    All he brought back was the "Stank".

    I think they set some all-time lows as far as records are concerned.
     
  24. SDRaiderH8er

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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    Thanks, and you beat me to it
     
  25. SDRaiderH8er

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    Art Shell fired again!!!

    I am thinking of their feelings, and I am enjoying every nano-second.

    I for one enjoy watching them suffer! And laugh at them while they continue to grimace.

    We did it once, maybe we should do it again, maybe someone should go over to Faiderfan.net, and ask them if they have ever cried after a Raider loss. :lol:
     
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