November 12, 2008
Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp was stripped of his play-calling responsibility last week and told that he won't be used in that capacity for the rest of the season, a person in the front office told the Oakland Tribune Monday.
Raiders coach Tom Cable presumably is in charge of the play-calling. However, he made no mention of the switch at any point last week, after Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers or in his weekly news conference Monday.
The move came as a result of the Raiders' 77-yard, three-first-down effort against the Falcons. In that game, the Falcons amassed 313 yards offense and 17 first downs in the first half while the Raiders entered halftime with minus-2 yards and no first downs.
Someone had to take the blame. Knapp was the obvious target based on his job description. A phone call to Knapp was not returned.
The Raiders averaged 19.5 points the first four games this season. They've averaged 7.0 in the five games since Cable replaced Kiffin. The Raiders are last in the league with 113 points through nine games.
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