by Adam Gretz
Raise your hand if you didn't see this one coming. So, yesterday, I talked about how Raiders coach Tom Cable, presumably unhappy with his team not scoring any points, decided to take away offensive coordinator Greg Knapp's ability to call plays.
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Well, as it turns out, the story was only half-right. It's true Knapp is no longer able to call plays, which is probably a good thing based on recent results, but it wasn't Cable who stripped him of the ability.
It was Al Davis! From Nancy Gay of the San Francisco Chronicle:
"Knapp just happened to be the next in line to be a scapegoat," said one source, speaking on the condition of anonymity but eager to clarify who stripped the play-calling duties from the offensive coordinator. Under Davis' orders, Knapp had been calling plays since shortly before head coach Lane Kiffin was dismissed Sept. 30.
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