Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Gannon reaches out to the Raiders
By Bill Williamson
Rich Gannon apparently is ready to let bygones be bygones with the Oakland Raiders.
Will Al Davis feel the same way?
Months after he was temporarily banned from the building of the team he led to the Super Bowl and won the NFL MVP award with seven years ago, Gannon has reached out to help the team.
“I did something yesterday that I can’t believe even I did,” Gannon said Wednesday on his Sirius NFL Radio show. “I picked up the phone and I reached out to Al Davis. So I called Mr. Davis, I have not spoken with him yet, but I’m happy to help out in any way I can. I’d love to help JaMarcus Russell if he wants help. I’d love to help Tom Cable and that organization. It’s important. Listen, seven straight seasons where they’ve lost 11 or more games? Something’s not right.”
Earlier this season, the Raiders banned Gannon, who was working as a television announcer, from their facility. The Raiders were upset about critical comments Gannon made about the team.
It will be interesting to see if Davis is open to listening to Gannon. My guess? Don’t count on it.