Originally Posted by 4xSBChamps
You are correct on all counts here, he is in a position to deal from STRENGTH, not weakness, so why would Whisenhunt subject himself to a once-proud organization, whose owner, if he looked at who REALLY ran his team so-poorly the last 20+ years (himself ), would fire that man instantly, yet he won't allow himself to do that?
Evereybody here realizes and accepts that Whisenhunt will become a Head Coach, and that he'd probably like to do it sooner-rather-than-later:
I just don't think that he has-to jump at THIS job, at THIS time, for THIS owner/organization.....
He'd be better-served if he could find structured team/organization, with either a young QB and 'mould' him (ala Manning in New York ), or take an aging super-star with something left in the tank, as Shanahan did in Denver with Elway in the late-'90s:
at this time, Oakland offers neither the 'stability', nor the QB, for either criteria to be met.....
..... but as my Dad used-to-say "what the Hell do 'I' know about football....."
I understand where you are coming from, but I also think that you are letting your bias against Al Davis get the better of you. The Raiders haven't been as bad as it seems over the past 20 years. As good as they used to be? No. But they haven't been at the bottom either, except for these past three dismal years. C'mon, they were just in the SB three years ago! They won the AFC West in 2000 - 2001 - 2002.
You don't think that Andrew Walter is a good young QB that the Wiz could work with? He moves in the pocket very well, avoids sacks, has a big arm and deep accuracy. He is 6'7" and 235 lbs. He is almost a clone of Ben. I would think Wiz would love to work with him.