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Raiders make another mistake

Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:53 pm
 

Firing Hue Jackson is a mistake by the Oakland Raiders.

Do we expect anything other than that?

Jackson had one year to show what kind of head coach he could be, and then he's gone? I know he might not be the handpicked choice of new general manager Reggie McKenzie, and I know he can be volatile and outspoken, but did he really get a fair shake?

The Raiders missed the playoffs at 8-8, but they had a ton of injuries decimate the speed on offense in the final six weeks. That showed up. It's why Carson Palmer never looked like the player the Raiders expected he would look like when they traded premium draft picks to land him.

Yes, the Raiders led the NFL in penalties, but when have they not?

Jackson deserved at least another year. I don't know he would have turned into John Madden or Tom Flores or any of the other successful Raiders coach. But he needed at least another year to show if could have done so.

To borrow from Raiders-speak: Just stupid, baby.

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Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 1:04 pm
 

Raiders make another mistake

2nd thoughts:  The Raiders?  Who exactly is the Raiders? L'l Davis? The team on the field?  Ironic is it not that li'l Davis hires a black GM and gets no kudos what so ever coz his new GM fires a black HC.  Come on Prisco...just tell us who fired whom by name. Just sayin' the Raiders made a mistake is worse than all those nameless, gutless Jets who villified their QB.  Did li'l Al fire Hue or was it Reg?  Not PC to blame Reg is it? lol 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:39 am
 

Raiders make another mistake

You could put a chimpanzee in charge of this organization and it would do a better job than the current and past regime. It has to be maddening to be a Radiers fan.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:56 pm
 

Raiders make another mistake

Raiders make another mistake

The Raiders missed the playoffs at 8-8, but they had a ton of injuries decimate the speed on offense in the final six weeks. That showed up. It's why never looked like the player the Raiders expected he would look like when they traded premium draft picks to land him.
Hmmm. Excellent observations, Pete. May I edit it a bit for you?
Then it could be:
The Chargers missed the playoffs at 8-8, but they had a ton of injuries on offense during the season. That showed up. It's why Phillip Rivers never looked like the player the Chargers expected he would look like when they started the season.
AND the raiders traded their future prime picks for a .500 season. 8-8 is exactly that, my friend. win a few...lose a few. So quit making excuses, dude. The raiders made some suck-@ss moves this year, (remember McClain dude with a gun? yet he played) AND Jackson was coaching with his mouth, not his brain.
Teams with discipline dont lead the NFL in penalties/penalty yards, and undisciplined teams don't win in the NFL. PERIOD. Hue had an awfully BIG mouth for a rookie coach, but then again where have I seen THAT before?? That's right! Just look at the nirvana emanating from the Jets camp these days.
How about:
"Just ZIP-IT, baby"


Yet, the head coach of the Chargers has perennially underperformed with his staff. While injuries are a valid problem with his team, he's been there long enough to show he can't take them to that next level.

As for Hue, he'd been at the party for an hour before getting thrown out.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 6:54 pm
 

Raiders make another mistake

The Raiders missed the playoffs at 8-8, but they had a ton of injuries decimate the speed on offense in the final six weeks. That showed up. It's why never looked like the player the Raiders expected he would look like when they traded premium draft picks to land him.
Hmmm. Excellent observations, Pete. May I edit it a bit for you?
Then it could be:
The Chargers missed the playoffs at 8-8, but they had a ton of injuries on offense during the season. That showed up. It's why Phillip Rivers never looked like the player the Chargers expected he would look like when they started the season.
AND the raiders traded their future prime picks for a .500 season. 8-8 is exactly that, my friend. win a few...lose a few. So quit making excuses, dude. The raiders made some suck-@ss moves this year, (remember McClain dude with a gun? yet he played) AND Jackson was coaching with his mouth, not his brain.
Teams with discipline dont lead the NFL in penalties/penalty yards, and undisciplined teams don't win in the NFL. PERIOD. Hue had an awfully BIG mouth for a rookie coach, but then again where have I seen THAT before?? That's right! Just look at the nirvana emanating from the Jets camp these days.
How about:
"Just ZIP-IT, baby"







Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 6:53 pm
 

Raiders make another mistake

Pete, you need to go to NFL.com & read some articles by people who know what they're talking about? I'm a Chargers fan & even I winced at Jacksons last press conference. Not to mention the horrible collapse down the stretch. Also, what would've changed next year for them since they severely handicapped their chances of addressing the teams needs next season by sending a bunch of picks to the Bengals.




Since: Jan 21, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 5:44 pm
 

Raiders make another mistake

How could fans not be excited at the possibility of Winston Moss as the HC? Hue Jackson is a carbon copy of Rex Ryan without the AFC Championship appearances to squash critics. Because the Raiders are in Oakland and they rarely see National coverage is the only reason it wasn't National news. He really wasn't much different than Tom Cable. And thinking he should have a say in the G.M.? That's just crazy.



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 5:26 pm
 

Raiders make another mistake

Reggie will turn that franchise around.  As a Packer fan he was highly regarded and it made people nervous when he interviewed in the past.  Very professional and he's worked with the best.  Crisco is right as much as his picks each week.



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:57 pm
 

Raiders make another mistake

I agree, this move let's you move on from AL Davis's outdated and idiosyncratic ways, in the same way Al Davis would have done it himself.  By firing everyone.  Now let a whole new wave of outdated and idiosyncratic ways begin for the Raiders. What is that definition of insanity?  Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Check, and check.

Looking at some successful organizations like Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Giants.  All have continuity within the organization and keep coaches for more than a year.  Who the heck is going to want to coach the Raiders knowing they will be fired after 1 year?  When was the last Raider coach the coach for more than a single season?  I'll bet it was Art Shell's ghost. 

Actually you guys need to go the other direction and have a raffle with the winner getting to coach until they lose a game.  Coaches coach harder when their jobs are on the line anyways.  It is like the king of the hill for coach wannabees.



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:52 pm
 

Raiders make another mistake

  • Hue is a very good positional coach but not a head coach
  • surely the future of the Raiders seams bright...if McFadden,Ford...stay healthy they are very dangerous...but with so many young players i think they need an experience head coach who shows them he has power...Billick,Fisher,Cowher..probably Hue Jackson is not so far from them(regarding football knowledge)but he doesn't have the leadership to be a head coach
  • raiders targets:a solid Wr or TE to get 1st down when needed...improvment on OL and Cbs... 

 




Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:51 pm
 

Raiders make another mistake

Prisco is an idiot! They fired him because Mckenzie wants his own guy, someone he can trust, why would he keep Jackson and put his own neck on the line for him. I can't figure out who is stupider Prisco or CBSsportline for paying him all these years to write garbage like this.


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