Raiders Blog and Q&A

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September 5, 2007
If he tells you, he has to kill you

ALAMEDA - The Raiders are in full CIA mode.

Lane Kiffin doesn't have "any information" on his starting quarterback for the public.

The players are playing dumb, following Kiffin's cry to protect the team.

Things are never boring around here.

Kiffin won't reveal his starting quarterback and is a little testy about defending his decision.

And because there's not much else to talk about at this point, there wasn't a lot to talk to Kiffin about today.

Kiffin's still not announcing his starting center either, even though I've seen Jeremy Newberry do some work in drills as a starter the last two days.

But I still wouldn't put it past the Raiders to do so just to confuse the situation.

Even though Josh McCown played for Detroit last year (think they have no idea what he can do?) and Lions head coach Rod Marinelli faced Daunte Culpepper when they were division rivals with Tampa Bay and Minnesota, respectively, Kiffin is holding out.

It's his prerogative. Let's see if it works.

- Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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