A combination of Rams loss and Al Davis finally doing what he’s been reportedly threatening to do everyday since the season has started could equal a historic Monday.
PRO FOOTBALL TALK notes that the firing of Scott Linehan, which Peter King reported yesterday would happen on Monday should the Rams lose today’s game against the 3-0 Buffalo Bills, combined with a Monday firing of Lane Kiffin could be the first time since the AFL-NFL merger that two NFL head coaches in the same season were fired before their team’s fifth game. Only five other coaches have been fired this early in the season and it’s never happened in the same season.
The previous coaches include:
Mike Shanahan, who started 1-3 with the 1989 Raiders, Kay Stephenson, who started 0-4 with the 1985 Bills, Jack Patera, who started 0-2 with the 1982 Seahawks, Howard Schnellenberger, who started 0-3 with the 1974 Colts, and Jerry Williams, who started 0-3 with the 1971 Eagles.
With both teams headed into a bye week combined with the way the Rams have been playing, be prepared for a little bit of history - at least of St. Louis. Who really knows what you’re going to get out of Oakland, though? You may think you have a grasp of the situation, but then you forget that Davis is a crazy person.