Shane Lechler Blasts Raiders' Decision to Fire Tom Cable
"I'm not so sure this isn't a terrible decision," he added, saying he thought Cable's "no-nonsense" approach was "exactly what we need." According to Lechler, the move will cause the team's free agents to not want to re-sign with the squad.
Lechler said he tried to call Al Davis and other executives, but has gotten no response.
"I just want to know what the hell's going on," he said. "I just want to know ... how do you justify firing somebody when you just went 6-0 in the division and 8-8 in the season after we put in so much as a group, as a unit, as a team with our leader being Tom Cable, how do you just go ahead and whack this guy with, I mean, no reason?"
The Raiders are reported to be very high on their offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who is also rumored to be on the radar of other teams. There's been whispers that Cable's firing was to make room to promote Jackson.
"Yes, I do respect [Jackson]. ... I totally agree and like the energy he brings to the offensive side of the ball. Whether he can call plays and pull off the whole head coaching deal and deal with Al Davis on the side, I don't know. That's a lot on somebody's plate, so we'll see."
Lechler's played under six coaches in his 10 years with the Raiders.
"I can't go through another head coach," he said.