He says he did it to reach a higher level. I don't buy it
although the team had a general manager, the Rat had full control personel, gameplans, draft and free agent acusitions.
No, I think Bowlin knew the teams talent level had dropped to a point that it is time to rebuild. But mostly, HE DIDN"T WANT THE RAT TO GET KICKED AROUND BY THE RAIDERS FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS OR LONGER!
He fired the Rat to save his (Shanahan's) legacy.
I personally think we KICKED HIM out the door.
But I will still love beating the crap out of the Donkey's (especally in Denver)!
Bolts and Chiefs too..