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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: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 9:36 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Hey Prisco, You're trying to defend keeping Jackson? What in the world are you smoking? By all means, lets keep another coach in Oakland that has absolutely zero disipline. Once again the Raiders led the NFL in both penalties and penalty yardage. They hired Reggie for one reason. To clean up the constant state of stupidity that is the Oakland Raiders. Did you think for one moment that he was going to keep Jackson? If you did, I have some swamp-land in Arizona for you to bye.
The new owner of the Raiders, another Davis, seems like he wants to bring the team into the 21st century. What you want are good drafts, signing your own FA's, if they warrant it. And most importantly, you want your own Head Coach. Not some leftover with the same problems the franchise has had for the last decade.

Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 9:20 pm

Raiders make another mistake

So who believes the Raiders or anyone for that matter could find a starting QB with a first and or a second round pick.  A starting QB who could step on the field day one and play.  Don't give me the Andy Dalton pick, cause truth of the matter with him was he led a very talented team to nothing.  Backed into the playoffs and single handedly lost the first playoff game.  Truth be told a healthy and motivated Palmer in Cincy would be playing this weekend.  What an absolute joke.  A GM, who never has been a GM before, takes away the one guy who has put together a potent and improving offense despite losing his starting QB and one of the best RB in the the league.  Add in most of their WR's were gone due to injury, Al dying, no training camp, and no GM.  Hue did an absolute masterful job despite these handicaps.  With a modestly competent defense the Raiders could have easlily been 11-5.  They blew at least 4 games with late fourth quarter leads because their DC is an idiot.  How many times did he have our MLB covering the best WR's in the game 50 yards down the field.  Now he will hire Moss, a LB coach for one of the worst defenses in the league, to be a first time head coach.  Sad day in Oakland.  This sets us back at least another 5 years or until we run McKenzie out of town.  Oh yeah, Hue filled the stadium as well.  Record number of home sellouts this past year.  As a die hard Oakland fan I have witnessed and endured some of the worst decision making in the history of the game.  This one by far takes the prize as the worst. 

Since: Feb 15, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:37 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Jackson took no responsiblity, and threw his coaches and players under the bus. He's a self-promoting fraud, and deserved to be fired. Belichick has three SB rings, and every time his team loses, he says that he has to coach better. Jackson tried to save his job by blaming everyone but himself. McKenzie wasn't hired to keep the guy who got his job by going behind the back of his head coach. 

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:24 pm

Raiders make another mistake

In Oakland, doing things the way they've always been done hasn't worked of late. And finally someone noticed. Jackson's one costly year on the job will set the Raiders back on the draft front, but not as much as if McKenzie wouldn't have had the courage to cut the team's losses and move on. In Cable's final season of 2010, Oakland's 8-8 really did register as progress, being the first time in eight years the Raiders avoided a double-digit loss season. Jackson's 8-8 season, with its late-season collapse and dubious Palmer trade, will go down in Oakland history as a failure.

Firing a head coach who seemingly just got to town is a typical Raiders move. But that doesn't mean it's always the wrong call. This time, Oakland got it right. With Jackson gone, the McKenzie era is off to a very good start.

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Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:19 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Not a Raider fan at all...but I thought Jackson desrved another year.  The Raiders looked good at times during the year; better than they had the last couple years.  The Raiders have been known to be impulsive but I was hoping that passed along with Davis.  Oh well, some ol' Raiders, same ol' results.

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:15 pm

Raiders make another mistake

As a Charger fan I'm not impressed with the new GMs first decision - firing Jackson.  I was originally against the non firing of Norv Truner, but the more you look at the NFL Head Coaching candidates in 2012 I don't see anyone out there that isn't a reach.  almost a hope and prayer.  

With Cohwer and Gruden on the sidelines another season Jeff Fischer is the only safe pick - even Marty Shottenheimer is a reach at this point in his career, but probably a good choice in Tampa Bay.

We've seen this before where you take Coaches from a highly respected organization - read Patriots - and that doesn't guarantee sucess.  Look at Cleveland where they are right now.  Look at Spagnola at the Rams came out of two sucessful NFC organizations - Eagles, Giants gone in three years.

We'll see who gets hired in Oakland, but with a sold coach - Fox - in Denver and Crenel in KC and even Turner in San Diego I don't expect the Raiders to overwhelm anyone next year. 

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:09 pm

Raiders make another mistake

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

- Seriously, what was stupid was how Jackson thought that even though he was a ROOKIE head coach, he could run an NFL franchise top to bottom. Any moron could see that Jackson was not going to listen to anything that McKenzie says. This guy (McKenzie) helped build the 13-1 Packers compared to the guy who was smart enough to declare to his owner, boss,players, and staff that he was smarter and better than them and was taking over. I am a life long Raiders fan and we have been praying for a good GM to take over for years. If you are a Raider's fan and you are not excited, then you don't remember the glory years with Ron Wolf and Bruce Allen. It is true that there is basically no draft picks next year, but thanks to the horrible coaches/teams the previous decade the team is loaded with young early first round talent.

Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:07 pm

Prisco is completely WRONG!!!!

Hue Jackson sucked.  He is just not a very bright coach.  He sucked at USC.  He sucked with the Raiders.  He has no concept of clock management and blew a game or two because of it.  He also made games interesting at the end by him not being able to get the final first down that runs out the clock.  Instead the Raider fans had to pray the defense held up.  In all reality, he should be coaching at a high school at best.  Never seen a coach with less skill rise to such heights to be a NFL head coach as Hue Jackson.

He'll never a head coach again in the NFL.  Doubtful even at a major college.

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 7:51 pm

Raiders make another mistake

If Davis knew he was going in a different direction at the end of the season, why allow Jackson to handcuff the franchise with the Palmer trade? I think Hue Jackson had a window of control following AD's death and took a huge bite out of the apple he was given. His arrogance subsequent to that must have concerned Mark Davis enough to decide to start fresh and make this move. Can't really say Jackson didn't bring a lot of this on himself. Raider Nation will need to once again redefine itself.

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 7:51 pm

Raiders make another mistake

So the Raiders were on the verge of breaking out and now they will be set back decades because they have a new coach and all the players will have to learn a new system.  Well guess what, if the players are that good it shouldn't be too difficult to learn a new system. I seem to recall another team playing in California this season, right across the bay from the Raiders in fact, who had a new coach this year and those players had to learn a new system and if I remember correctly they did OK under that new coach and that new system.

Most GM's will want their own coach, especially if the inheirited coach is already making waves about the chain of command and comments about being in charge (that didn't go over to well for Al Haig back when Reagan got shot.) McKenzie will be a good GM for the Raiders and he will bring some stability after suffering through the Al Davis senility years but Raiders fans will just have to endure a bit more rocking of the boat before the smooth sailing sets in.  I see the Raiders taking the West next year.

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