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Raiders | Davis requested Ryan press conference last week

Nancy Gay, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders managing general partner Al Davis requested defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to speak to media last week, according to multiple team sources. Ryan's media conference followed head coach Lane Kiffin's declaration that Davis and Ryan worked together on weekly defensive game plans. Publicly, Ryan made himself the fall guy. However, inside the team's organization, he assumed the mantle of hero. "Hell, somebody had to stand up and be a leader on this team," one team source said. "Rob acted like a leader. He stood up for this team and these players. He took responsibility. Unlike the head coach."

2008-09-15 09:56:47 | Source:

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