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Raiders | Shell defends his decision on hiring Walsh

Jim Jenkins, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell defended his decision to hire offensive coordinator Tom Walsh, who was operating a bed and breakfast and serving as mayor of Swan Valley, Idaho, when Shell picked him. Shell said, "He hasn't been involved in the NFL, but he's been involved in football. He's a great football mind. He's a smart guy. He knows what I want. He knows how I want to do things. He knows the system I like to run. We've been talking two or three years now about football. I told him, 'If I ever got back into this thing, I want you to come with me.'"

2006-04-08 19:47:32 | Source:

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