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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.

Category: NFL

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 4:02 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Prisco ... you are way off on this topic.

Jackson had his chance during the 2011 season. 

His team was 7-4, and he coached them to an 8-8 record.

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 4:01 pm

Some Players Liked Hue Jackson, but

I'm thinking the reason being is he had no discipline on all the dang penalties that at least cost them 2 games this year.  Can anyone remember the last time the Raiders had a coach that awarded them for great plays. but also disciplined them for lame AZZ penalties?  Please speak it out if you know.. I am thinking Gruden, but I may be wrong.  I was too young to think if Madden did

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:58 pm

Raiders make another mistake

The Raiders turned out to be a huge disappointment this year.  After going 8-8 last year, they were supposed to take the step to the next level.  The AFC West is WEAK, and the Division was there for the taking.  Jackson is the Fall Guy, and he should be to a great extent.  McFadden gets hurt, but Bush did a good enough job for that team.  They lead the league in penalties, and that is a reflection on the coach, and the lack of discipline.  Raheem Morris had the same problem in Tampa.  Last, whoever in the organization pushed to get Carson Palmer for those draft picks should be out the door as well.  Maybe it was Jackson.   

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:57 pm


How can you take sides, when you most likely haven't put on a helmet since the peewee league came to your schools playground.  Sick of hearing the pro's and con's.  Let the TRUE Fans of Oaktown speak their RAGE!!!!!!!!

Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:54 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Tom Cable was the first Raiders coach in years who seemed to have the team moving in the right direction, but it made sense to fire him after he was having so many domestic problems and seemed to cause a distraction. Jackson, on the other hand, has really been very impressive in a lot of ways. It's true that the Raiders were in position to make the playoffs and fell like a brick in the latter half of the season, but this is certainly too soon to have a verdict on Jackson. It's silly that coaches aren't given a chance to build their teams anymore. Even the all-time greats would get fired before getting started in today's sports world.

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:54 pm

Raiders make another mistake

I saw a dismal team really trying to improve itself.. nobody  would ever guess the Eagles and the Raiders would have the same record this year because of the talent levels. The Raiders loved playing for Jackson and he had more than most coaches have to deal with on a yearly basis let alone his first season. The GM may get "his man" as coach but he lost his locker room as a cost. Bad move!

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:53 pm

Raiders make another mistake

TOTALLY AGREE with you CDG, He started losing the team before the Miami game by NOT discipling McClain-terrible move! Reggie McKenzie will finally impose some discipline both on and off the field and force the players to take ownership! Keep in mind he'll have a strong challenge with improving personnel due to poor drafting and trading in the past. He'll find a strong coach that mirrors his beliefs and I am confident he'll secure personnel to do the same. I've been a Raider crazy since Lamonica to Wells! 

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:52 pm

Raiders make another mistake

I hear ya,,,,but isn't it like clockwork now?  I'm referring to the Raiders getting a huge lead, then the offense goes to crap and then the defense basically lets the other team back into the game.  Why in the hell can they just put a spanking on a team and play till the final buzzer!!!!!!!

Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:51 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Great points Duck.  Clearly this is Not Al's ghost running the team as one poster said.  This is a GM with a clear vision.  He knows what he wants and he knows what he needs.  Hue's tirade after the San Diego loss was to little to late.  Where was that Tirade earlier.  Rather then being players friends he need to be their coach.  All that tirade did was strengthen the concern that Hue was power mad.  You can't make statements where you say you will have more control. Not with a new GM coming in.  After starting 7-4, going 1-4 and missing the playoffs is not acceptable.  And I can not blame a Mckenzie for coming in and feeling the waters and saying this is on me so I will win or lose with my guy, not Hue Jackson.

Since: Jun 24, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:46 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Is anyone else sick of these stories CBS Sportline keep turning out where Pete Prisco or some other clown takes one side of an argument and then another writer takes the opposite side.  Neither of them ever has a clue and I don't want their opinion.  Just report the news.

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