Oakland Raiders: Time Is of the Essence in a Coach’s Career Under Al Davis

January 28, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Have you ever read the words in the contract of an Oakland Raiders coach? Probably not. Neither have I.
One thing that may be in the legal document could just be the basis of the reason the coaches get released or their contract expires. Might the concept "time is of the essence" be in those contracts?
When the phrase "time is of the essence" is used it means that no matter what outstanding accomplishments may be attained if, in fact, the main goals of the contract are not achieved, then the performance is still not good enough to maintain the coaching position.
This means, in my mind, that a coach needs to make certain that he accomplishes whatever he promises to accomplish in the designated time frame. Progress may be reported and milestones may be achieved. Unless, however, the coach takes the Oakland Raiders to a championship, playoffs or Super Bowl, he falls short of the requirements of his contract.
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