Could Monte Have Been A Raider?
October 01, 2008 at 08:19pm by Scott • 5 Comments »
Al Davis took a break from lumbering around slowly and scaring Abbott and Costello to have a press conference/character assassination about his reasons for firing Lane Kiffin. During his tirade and in between diaper changes, he happen to let fly that Monte Kiffin really wanted to be a Raider.
“Monte told me that he wanted to come here…even though he is under contract with Tampa,” Davis said at his news conference Tuesday.
Davis said he the Raiders did not want to tamper, so he called Buccaneeers general manager Bruce Allen but ended up talking about Lane, “even though Monte wanted to leave.”
Today, Monte did not deny those claims. Or really say anything at all.
“It was a long day and I really don’t want to go there and all due respect to you guys and you guys have been great in this matter,” Monte Kiffin said.
I dunno. It sounds plausible. What dad wouldn’t want to work with his son during the final leg of his career? I know when I get to be Monte’s age, I’d like to think one of my sons would take over shaking down Js and keeping the hos in line while I kept the books or something. ** cue Cat’s in the Cradle ** But Al Davis is batshit crazy and can we really believe anything he says that doesn’t have to do with Jell-O? My guess is that the truth is somewhere in between. Monte probably mentioned it in passing, and who can blame him?