Kiffin has been around the game long enough, and I think he has the credentials to be a head coach, what most fans fail to see is you can't and will not be successful if you are challenged at every corner by an owner who believes his ways of doing things are correct.
Originally Posted by Attyla
While Kiffin may have gotten out coached last night, it was clear the Raiders don't have the talent upfront to beat the elite of the NFL.
Think about this offseason when the head coach wanted to fire his DC and bring in someone different to run a defense more suited with the HC philosophy, what happens?
If doesn't matter who the head coach is bro, Al Davis will give the thumbs up or the thumbs down on everything and no coach will succeed in that environment... and you know as well as me, that Davis doesn't and won't pay to have a real coach on the sidelines.
"You can't Appoint, Hire, or Declare Leadership" ~ Sonny Barger
"Al Davis thought all owners were dilettantes with a new toy. He said to me many times through the years that owners are often the problem with their franchises, that too many of them think they can run things when they cannot, and the teams that succeed are the ones where the owner hires the best people he can and turns the game over to them."