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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: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:46 pm

Raiders make another mistake

I always find it hilarious when no-nothings like some on this post and Petey Pricko hand down their proclamations, like anyone cares what you think about Jackson's firing?  Reggie McKenzie, who is ultimately responsible for what this team does, as Jackson's boss, said "Hey, if my ass is ulitmately on the line, then I am bringing in MY OWN COACH".  Simple to understand, except for Pricko and some of these idiots.  Reggie McKenzie,....the Raider organization....does not "owe" someone a chance, or a "fair" chance.....they pay the bills, they say who comes and goes.  Again, simple....for MOST understand.  Now, I know Pricko, with his past football general manager experience and skills may thi....oh, that's right...he HAS NONE.  There's a reason.

Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:45 pm

Raiders make another mistake

To realize why this was the right move - not a mistake like Prisco writes - you need to have paid attention to the Raiders all year. Sure, Hue Jackson may not be a bad tactical game coach, and injuries certainly played a part in the team's poor finish. But after listening to Jackson for a whole year, it was clear that the guy was too arrogant to learn from his own mistakes, take ownership of the team's performance, and have the realizations necessary to actually improve. Just listen to his last press conference - where he essentially blamed the team for losing despite his own brilliance.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:45 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Unlike Norv Turner and AJ Smith, Hue Jackson didn't give good enough hed so they axed him.

Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:43 pm

Raiders make another mistake

If you are not a Raiders fan than STFU because you have no clue what you are talking about. And if you are a Raiders Fans to need to switch teams because this is a GREAT DAY IN OAKLAND!!!

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:40 pm

Raiders make another mistake

HUGE mistake & I'm not even a Raider fan.

The Raiders were a shoe-in for the playoffs next season now, who knows.

Just like the Raiders to mess it all up all over again.

Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:37 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Totally disagree! They could of won 3 more games, had Hue learned a thing or 2 about clock management. Not to mention, worry about the defense, more than the offense. The D was brutal. Long time Raider fan here, and this was by far the most frustrating season in a long line of frustrating seasons. It starts from the top, and I'm glad they got rid of this quack!

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:35 pm

I agree in the new GM cleaning house

Sick of seeing the Raiders having the lead and then they go into a prevent defense and lose 90% of the games because of that.  The secondary was sickening.  Love the linebackers and the DL and OL.  Got tired of hearing it falls on "me" as you Huey spoke after the loss.  What the heck is up with the HOME losses.  Sort of starting to think we are lost in the Black Hole when we play in Oakland.  The fans seem more into sometimes then some of the team.  I mean look at me in the past. I loved to listen to Whitney Houston when I was sitting on the bench watching Gradkowski play...

Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:31 pm
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Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:30 pm

Raiders make another mistake

What part of "The new GM wants to bring in his own guys" does Prisco not understand?

What part of "Leading the NFL in penalties year after year after year" does Prisco not understand?

What part of "Going 8-8, then announcing your plans to run the entire organization" does Prisco not understand?

What part of "Get better columnists" does CBS not understand?

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:27 pm

Raiders make another mistake

Agreed. There are several reasons you fire a head coach, and it's a stretch to say any of them existed in this situation. If your team was healthy and fell well short of expectations, that would be a reason. If your coach says or does something embarassing or otherwise damaging to your team, that would be a reason. If a coach has been given 3+ years opportunity and either there hasn't been a winning season and/or there hasn't been any improvement from the first season, that would be a reason. However, anytime your starting QB and/or another star offensive player(s) misses significant time due to injury, all bets are off. You can't fire a coach in that situation. That happened this year with the QB, RB and WRs this year for Oakland. You can't fire a coach after only 1 year of service, especially if the team didn't have a losing record and the last time they had a better record was 9 years ago. I get MacKenzie wants his own guy, and Hue Jackson may have been the wrong hire a year ago. Whoever the Raiders replace him with better be a significant upgrade. A healthy Raiders team easily makes the playoffs this past season. Maybe MacKenzie fires Jackson anyway. A 2012 with no signficant injuries and anything less than the first winning season since 2002 will be a failure, and potential grounds for another firing.

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