Shanahan jokes about Raiders' situation
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- Some hilarious stuff from Denver coach Mike Shanahan on his conference call with the Tampa Bay media.
Shanahan, who had a well-publicized parting with Oakland and Al Davis, provided a unique perspective on the Raiders' firing of Lane Kiffin.
"I was a little upset because Lane actually lasted 34 days more than me,'' Shanahan said with a laugh. "That means Al likes Lane better than me. I was a little upset with that. Our records were fairly close, but I just thought I'd lighten the mood a little bit.
Shanahan then kept the mood light.
"You think about it, it doesn't seem fair,'' Shanahan said. "I was 8-12. He was 5-15, but he got 34 days more paid than I did. It doesn't seem right.
Shanahan sure sounded like a man who believes he's had the last laugh on Davis.
"Anyway, I told people the press conference speaks for itself,'' Shanahan said. "I don't have to say anything.''