Odd Offer of Help From Former QB
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 25: Quarterback Rich Gannon stands with Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Field on December 25, 2004 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 31-30. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Updated at 3:15 PM PST on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Rich Gannon, the 2002 league MVP for the Oakland Raiders, is offering his help to the team.
Gannon said on Sirius NFL Radio on Wednesday that he called Raiders owner Al Davis the previous day to offer whatever help he can to the organization, quarterback JaMarcus Russell or coach Tom Cable.
Raiders senior executive John Herrera declined to comment on Gannon's request. The organization was at odds with its former quarterback earlier this season. The Raiders tried to ban Gannon from the facility for a CBS production meeting in September because of what they called his frequent criticism of the organization. They later relented.
The Raiders (5-11) just finished up their seventh straight season with at least 11 losses.
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