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Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Posted on: January 17, 2011 7:52 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2011 9:37 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The wait is over -- Hue Jackson has been named the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders on Monday night, the team announced. Jackson's now the sixth (!) head coach of the Bay-Area franchise since 2003.

Jackson's been expected to be named the head coach ever since Jan. 4, when the Raiders announced they wouldn't pick up Tom Cable's option. But things have progressed at a typical Raiders-style pace until it was finally reported by multiple outlets (Michael Smith of ESPN was first) that Jackson had been hired.

It appears that Al Davis finally made up his mind, however, and made a move (coincidentally one day after it was reported that he docked Cable, $120,000 during the 2010 season). Davis was lured to Jackson based primarily on Oakland's improvement on offense since Jackson took over last year -- after taking over the playcalling duties from Cable, Jackson helped the Raiders double their scoring output from 2009.

Al Saunders is the expected candidate to fill the role from which Jackson was promoted -- offensive coordinator -- and while the Raiders' lag time meant many people were scooped off the coaching-staff pile of names, Jackson's been calling around about forming a staff for a week or so.

More importantly, we can finally put our Coaching Hot Seat Tracker to rest (at least until next year) as every NFL team has filled the position.

Amazingly, as Tim Kawakami points out on Twitter, this is Al Davis' 11th consecutive head coaching hire that followed the pattern of alternating between offensive coordinator and offensive-line coach (Mike Shanahan was an OC, Art Shell was a line coach, Mike White - OC, Joe Bugel - OL, Jon Gruden - OC, Bill Callahan - OL, Norv Turner - OC, Art Shell - OL, Lane Kiffin - OC, Tom Cable - OL, Jackson - OC). That's a terrifying amount of predictability from such a kooky character.

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Comments

Since: Apr 29, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Is there a way you the fans can dump their owner or something?
If there was, we would have done it Cincinnati by now, believe me, though Al, at times, makes Mike Brown look like a prodigy.

As for Hue Jackson, I only wish he could have gotten a job with a better organization. Honostly the Bengals should have fired Bob Bratkowski and promoted Jackson from wide recievers coach in order to keep him here. Since he left in 2006 the wide reciever corps has gone to the crapper.

I wish him the best of luck, but if doesn't work out in Oakland, maybe (squints and hopes real hard) he can come back here as offensive coordinator, oh pretty please.



Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Keep lining them up Al.
You keep knocking them down.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:10 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

I dont understand why Tom Cable was let go...he had the raiders actually playing hard and heading in the right direction.  They have alot of young players that just need time and they all had bought into cables system.  Seems like a typical Al davis move, he needs to prove to whoever (seems like mostly himself) that he is still the big dog on campus and any success the team has should only be credited to him.



Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:04 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

It does not matter? Crazy Al is still alive. Forget about it.



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

For how long?




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:01 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

raiders = commitment to mediocrity. This Elmer Fudd w/ fit right in



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 9:43 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Roll em' in, roll em' out.



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

So we should assume the OL coach will be filling this guy's position next year?



Since: Jan 30, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

2:  Note to Hue:  Better set aside a small % of your paycheck to pay "fines" imposed upon your deranged owner.

No need for that , Al will do it for him!!  Money mouth



Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Why anyone would be upset about this hire is beyhond me. This guy is the reason for the raiders turnaround. He is the buy who is almost, other than DMC himself, responsible for the turn around of darren Mcfadden. Michael bush can thank him too. Ill agree that he does have that lost puppy look. But the man knows his offensive stuff.The entire offense will be happy. louis murphy, chaz shillens, and even dareus heyward-bey had carrer years. although that isn't saying much for heyward-bey.



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