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"Davis in Desperate Gambler Mode"

More: https://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/davis-in-desperate-gambler-mode/Content?oid=12239076

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is being praised in some circles for “acting decisively” in firing head coach Jack Del Rio moments after Sunday’s loss to the Chargers ended a disappointing 6-10 season.

Let’s call it for what it is: an act of desperation from an overleveraged owner with an astonishing lack of business acumen and a major case of buyer’s remorse.

If Davis moves his $2.4 billion franchise to Las Vegas under the current financial terms, he just might lose the team one day if he’s unable to pay off the huge debt he’s taking on. And judging by the moves Davis made last weekend, nobody is more aware of this alarming possibility than him.

The NFL’s army of blowhard pundits have already begun talking up Jon Gruden’s football expertise as the Raiders’ possible new head coach. But they’re missing the larger point. Davis’ abrupt and classless pink slip — delivered to Del Rio before he’d even held his postgame press conference — was made in the board room, not the film room. It was all about money, not football.
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