Al Davis Introduces Hue Jackson

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    Raider owner Al Davis makes his case against former coach Tom Cable. (Published Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011)

    Al Davis may be 81-years-old and many may believe the game has passed him by but the legendary owner is showing he still has some of his old moves.

    Davis fired head coach Tom Cable after leading the team to its first respectable season since 2002 when the team went 11-5 and under Bill Callahan.

    Tuesday Davis is expected to speak at a press conference announcing the hiring of new head coach Hue Jackson.

    The hiring of the team's former offensive coordinator has been expected by some even before Cable was fired but Davis appearing before the public has some surprised.

    The elusive owner hasn't appeared before the media since Sept. 30, 2008. That was the fateful day that Davis fired former head coach Lane Kiffin, hired Cable and detailed the struggles of the team in great detail on an overhead projector and added to his legend.

    A lot has happened to the team since then. A broken jaw, scuffles with the media, an end to the JaMarcus Russell era, the beginning of the Jason Campbell era, the victory in the Kiffin grievance case and the team actually played a few games on the field and looked good.

    But this week, just ahead of formally introducing Jackson as the next coach of the Raiders, word leaked that Davis withheld $120,000 during the season from Cable's paychecks. Jackson beware.

    Al Davis' media appearances are so legendary that the San Jose Mercury News' Tim Kawakami has a primer to get through one of his pressers. The veteran journalist has some good advice for Jackson and some of Davis' greatest hits over the years.

    You can watch Davis speak today at 1 p.m. right here.