Oakland Raiders Mark Davis Throws Marc Badain Under The Bus In Tee Martin Blast
In his rant to S.L. Price in MMQB, Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis was reported to have said this (which has to be set up by Price’s paragraph): “Though it was officially affirmed that Oakland had complied with the Rooney Rule by first interviewing USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin and Raiders assistant Bobby Johnson, it was clear that both minority candidates were called in for form’s sake. Asked later if, lacking Gruden, he would’ve fired Del Rio, Davis says: “I don’t see how I could have. To spend $20 million, and on top of that hire Tee Martin? No. What I would’ve done is probably brought in a president—somebody with X’s and O’s ability—to work with Jack, and I would’ve gotten some more competent coordinators.”
Wow. Consider this: “What I would’ve done is probably brought in a president—somebody with X’s and O’s ability—to work with Jack..”
Amazingly, S.L. Price did not ask Davis if he was dissatisfied with Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain. In fact, no one has to date. Still, Davis simply threw Badain under the bus.
That’s sad, because Marc must be credited for the hard job of running a football team and trying to relocate the team and then trying to build a new stadium, all at the same time. No, Badain is not a football guy, and he will tell you that. But for Davis to say he wanted to get a PRESIDENT and not a special executive with X’s and O’s ability has to be questioned.