Lane Kiffin out of the Raiders

Lane Kiffin has now earned the title of former pro football head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was hired by Raiders‘ owner Al on January 23, 2007, making history by being the youngest head coach in the Raiders staff, and the youngest head coach since the formation of the modern NFL. Later that year, On August 12, 2007, in his NFL head coaching debut, Kiffin and the Raiders won their NFL preseason opener 27-23 over the Arizona Cardinals.

Problems apparently started since the beginning of 2008, when it was reported that Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis drafted a letter of resignation for Kiffin to sign after his first season with a record of 4-12. Kiffin said he was not going to sign the letter because it would cause him to forfeit his salaries for the remainder of his contract (2 years remaining at $2 million per year on his contract). The Raiders denied the story.

There were many rumors in the past few months and then on September 15, 2008 NBC Sports reported Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis was unhappy with the head coach; Lane Kiffin was officially fired on September 30th, 2008.

Lane Kiffin was preciously an offensive coordinator for the USC Trojans and football flows through his veins given that he is the son of veteran college and NFL coach Monte Kiffin, who currently serves as defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The future is not certain for the young head coach Kiffin right now since the Oakland Raiders said the move was made for cause, meaning they will avoid paying Lane Kiffin for the remainder of his NFL contract. He signed a two-year deal worth about $4 million with a team option for 2009 when he took over last year.

 

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Monday Night Football Betting

 

 

Monday Night football kicks off today after much anticipation from its’ fans. NFL sports betting aficionados will start the week with a great game to look forward to: The main course will consist of Green Bay Packers against the Vikings and for desert we’ll have Raiders vs. Broncos. What will it be like for the Packers during this first Monday Night Football game without Favre? We’re all about to find out tonight. The Packers are scheduled for 3 games on the Monday Night Football spot for this 2008-2009 NFL football season.

Although in my personal opinion Monday Night Football will never be the same without John Madden and Al Michaels, I still can’t wait for this years Monday Night football opening game in  prime-time network television.. Tonight Oakland should be ready to step it up for their eternal rivals: the Denver Broncos. The Green Bay Packers on the other hand count fully on quarterback Aaron Rodgers –their substitute for good ole’ Favre– but I’m not sold on Rodgers just yet. Ok I’ll admit he did alright on the preseason but c’mon this guy has only done 1 touchdown in his entire NFL professional career. All I know is he has got some big shoes to fill and the pressure is on among both NFC North teams. The defense will be in charge of making sure the Packers survive this one victoriously however, we have to think of other factors like the weather –chances of rain tonight-  the Minnesota Vikings running game and even the tampering charges against them may play a role in tonight’s’ opening match up.

Now I did say there were two games this Monday Night Football correct? Well here’s what I think of the 2nd game for the night: Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos:

This has always been one of the most interesting rivalries in the NFL. Both AFC West teams have their strengths well defined: The Raiders will rely heavily on their defense and we’ll get to see the debut of rookie Darren McFadden. The Denver Broncos will need to show a revitalized, more solid offense to put on a decent fight. Overall both teams have a history of playing each other tough. This game (I’m crossing fingers) won’t be any different.

For those looking for free Monday Night Football picks I’m going to say that for the first Monday Night Football game this season the Packers won’t be celebrating much as the Vikings are going to leave the field as winners. On the Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos I’m going to go with the Broncos.

What are your picks on both games? 

 

Favre and Taylor, team legacies are over

 

Wow! This coming NFL football season will have two important changes in what team legacy concerns, as Brett Favre might join a different franchise, and Jason Taylor is now with the Redskins.

 

Favre spent his entire career with the Packers, and nobody expected him to go and play anywhere else; in fact everyone considered this a good time for him to say goodbye to NFL, but the soap opera he’s been having with Green Bay every end of season is coming to an edge.

 

On the other hand, Jason Taylor spent all of his career with the Dolphins, but even though Miami had some good picks at the past NFL football draft, Taylor probably felt that the team is still in the development stage, and he wants to earn a championship ring soon, that is why he decided to part ways with the Dolphins and come to play for Washington, a team that is truly a contender this year now that they have Taylor in their roster.

 

So with things like that, there will be a power struggle at the NFC East between the Cowboys and the Redskins, but I personally prefer Washington this time…


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Favre, Green Bay Packers and REALLY too much drama…

 

 

 

Favre, the Green Bay Packers and REALLY too much drama…

 

I was talking to a few friends this past week about the soap opera in NFL football about Brett Favre and the Packers, whom are still discussing the posibility of Favre returning as starting quarterback for Green Bay.

 

We even got some lines on what the outcome of the whole story will be: one saying that Favre will return to NFL football and play starter quarterback for the Pack, another one saying that Favre will return and serve as back up quarterback for Aaron Rodgers, and the last one with Favre coming back to NFL sports and playing starter quarterback for another team (most likely the Vikings).

 

Of all of these options, the one that approaches the most to reality is Favre returning and playing somewhere else… why? Well, because he’s old. He will turn 38 in October, and the gap of age between him and his teammates is of notice, as most of the starting line-up for the Pack is full of guys on their early 20’s. Even Aaron Rodgers is just 24 years-old, and being a first-round pick, he’s ready to take on Favre’s position, plus Rodgers will probably perform at the same level and for a few million dollars less… not bad.

 

We bet NFL football and made some cash with these futures, so we encourage Favre and the Packers to continue with their theater play, thank you for helping us making some quick cash!

 


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NFL football season 2009 – Watch out for Tom Brady & the New England Patriots

NFL sports teams are ready for this coming NFL football season, and if you want to bet NFL football, it’s time to take a look at what is coming.

 

Let’s talk about the Patriots: they  will have to deal with the fact that now other teams are aware of how to beat them by holding Tom Brady still. And I honestly don’t see them winning each game this coming NFL football season. I think they missed their chance of having a place in NFL sports history by losing the most important NFL football game: the Super Bowl.

 

The Patriots are the kind of team they are because of Tom Brady, he’s the guy that is trusted to guide the rest on every single NFL football game and when he fails to do so, consequences are not positive at all. The most clear example of this is the last Superbowl, as Brady got injured with a high ankle sprain just days before the big game, and any person who saw the game could notice that Brady just wasn’t the same person: He didn’t deliver as expected and sadly, they lost the game that would have gave New England a perfect NFL football season record.

 

But Tom Brady is back in shape and chances are that the Pats are going to be tough contenders since the 2-people team made up by the All-Star quarterback and Randy Moss is ready to prove that they can do as good as last football season.


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