Sound Off: Jim Fassel

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Here's this week's sound off topic: Should Oakland owner Al Davis consider former Giants head coach Jim Fassel to be the Raiders coach in 2009?

ESPN reported Sunday that Fassel sent a letter to Davis expressing his desire to be the team's coach next year. Davis is expected to hire a new coach after the season. Offensive line coach Tom Cable took over as head coach on an interim basis when he replaced the fired Lane Kiffin on Sept. 30.

Davis usually looks for young coaches. Fassel is experienced. He is an offensive-minded coach, which Davis loves. Should Davis forego his usual plan to go for someone younger and go for an older, steady hand like Fassel?

Let me know what you think. Hit my mailbag with your thoughts. I will post some responses later in the week.