Tuesday, September 29, 2009
AFC West news and notes
By Bill Williamson
Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson
- Former Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon reacts to his rift with the Raiders.
- Speaking of the Raiders, coach Tom Cable says his team is close to getting it together. I understand that Cable believes in staying positive. But we’ve heard this talk ever since he took over in Oakland. Coach, just show us, please. Sunday’s game at Houston is Cable’s 16th game as Oakland’s head coach, which equals a full season's worth. The Raiders are 5-10 under Cable. Again, show us the improvement and please stop telling us it is on the way.
- Lost in the report that Oakland defensive assistant Randy Hanson told police that Cable broke his jaw is the fact that Hanson’s attorney said that Oakland defensive backs have sought out Hanson for advice since he has been kept away from the team. It that is the case, it is another example of dysfunction in Oakland.
- Denver has allowed just 16 points in the first three games, which is one of the best starts in NFL history.
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on "SportsCenter" Tuesday that Dallas running back Felix Jones will likely miss the game against Denver on Sunday.
- The Chargers believe they are going to get rookie guard Louis Vasquez back on the field this week after he missed two games with a knee injury.
- The Chargers are suing former linebacker Steve Foley for owed bonus money.
- Oakland tackle Cornell Green is tied for the league lead with three false starts this season.