Jim Fassel Wants To Coach The Raiders. Is He; 1) Stupid, 2) Masochistic, 3) Desperate, 4) All Of The Above
Clearly, Fassel is desperate to get back into the coaching game. So desperate, in fact, that he sent a handwritten note to arguably the worst owner in the NFL, essentially begging for a chance to coach his train wreck of a team. From ESPN.com:
"Fassel recently sent a handwritten letter to Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, expressing his respect and admiration for Davis and his desire to coach the embattled franchise."
Oh, Jim Fassel. How desperate art thou? Let me count the ways...
1. He wrote a letter to the worst franchise in football over the past few years, begging for a chance to coach.
2. Said coaching job might be the most volatile and least secure position in the NFL, with the lowest opportunity to actually run anything.
3. The note was handwritten. Not an email, not a typed letter... handwritten. Like a stalker or something.
4. Al Davis would immediately become his boss.
5. Yes, the same Al Davis who has a history of not paying his coaches after he throws them under the bus.
6. The team has little to no chance of success in the near future, and has a history of making terrible personnel decisions, with no reason to believe that will change.
This job is THE worst coaching job in football. I have a funny feeling that Al Davis might get in trouble for violating the Rooney Rule when he looks for a new coach, because whenever he tries to interview a minority candidate, they will probably just decline the invitation. The job is THAT bad. And Jim Fassel is begging for it.
Jim Fassel's Note To Al Davis: He Wants To Coach Oakland Raiders [ESPN]