Blog Entry

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:56 pm
Edited on: January 10, 2012 10:28 pm
 
The last head coach Al Davis hired lasted just one season. (AP)

By Ryan Wilson

The Raiders have fired head coach Hue Jackson, CBSSports.com Mike Freeman confirms. NFL Network and ESPN originally reported the news. Jackson, who coached just one season with the team, met Monday with new general manager Reggie McKenzie, who had the authority to make a coaching change, according to CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Eric Gilmore. McKenzie will hold his introductory news conference at 2 p.m. Pacific time.

Latest Coaching Rumors, News
One of McKenzie's first acts was to get rid of Jackson, the man responsible for sending a first and second-round pick to the Bengals for quarterback Carson Palmer.

The Raiders began the season 4-2 before losing starter Jason Campbell to a broken collarbone. Jackson promptly acquired Palmer in a move that came under much scrutiny, and Palmer's NFL return got off to a rocky start -- he threw three interceptions in a relief appearance against the Chiefs after just days with his new team. 

It took Palmer, who was willing to retire instead of playing for Cincinnati again, several weeks to get acclimated to his new offense. But when he did the Raiders improved. They won three in a row to get to 7-4 before losing four of five to finish 8-8 and in a three-way tie atop the division. (Oakland lost the AFC West tiebreaker to the Broncos.) 

Jackson probably didn't help his cause by commenting that he was "pissed at my team" following their Week 17 loss to the Chargers.

“I’m going to take a stronger hand in this whole team, in this whole organization,” Jackson said at the time. “There ain’t no way that I’m going to feel like I feel today a year from now. I promise you that."

But he wasn't done.

“There’s no question. Defensively, offensively and special teams. I ain’t feeling like this no more. This is a joke. To have a chance at home to beat [the Chargers] that is reeling after being beaten by Detroit, is one of your rivals, and come in and beat us like that . . . yeah, I’m going to take a hand in everything that goes on here.”

Jackson indicated that defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan's job could be in trouble.

"I think Chuck knows how I feel,'' he said. "I'm disappointed over there. I have been. It's not like we haven't had conversations. Chuck knows what I feel, and it's not good enough.''

And today, Jackson feels worse. But the news isn't out of nowhere. We discussed the possibility that his job could be in danger in late November while the Raiders were in the middle of a three-game slide. We touched on the topic again on Tuesday's Pick-6 Podcast, hours before the news became official.


The next question: who replaces Jackson in Oakland?

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, subscribe to our NFL newsletter, and while you're at it, add our RSS Feed.
Comments

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:52 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

franchise is a joke



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:46 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Steelcity chris: "They should fire McFadden too."

So, why don't you start with all your injured steelers?  Fire em all....oh wait, TT and the Broncos took care o' that!  Ha ha...  had to say it.


I Dig Trudy
Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:44 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:43 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

It really comes down to changing the culture of the team.  With Al Davis no longer aroud to steer every aspect of the organization in his own bizarre way, the folks in charge want to get rid of the dysfunction that has haunted the team for the past decade or more.  Hue Jackson was a holdover from that set of authority figures, so he had to go.  They have plenty of talent on this team to work with.  They just need to change the mindset, attitude, and culture of the organization from top to bottom. 


Time for the pink jerseys?



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:43 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

MAn, too bad it didn't happen earlier in the season. Raiders could've ben playing the Pats. Jackson's ego-centric power play on Heyward-bey cost them two games. Right when Heyward-Bey was peaking, Jackson puts him in his dog house, effectively grounding him and the Raiders only legit wideout that wasn't injured. Bad move Jack. Now, your job is grounded.



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:42 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

It's Raiders TRADITON!

 
The ANNUAL Firin' 'O The Coach!



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:42 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

It really comes down to changing the culture of the team.  With Al Davis no longer aroud to steer every aspect of the organization in his own bizarre way, the folks in charge want to get rid of the dysfunction that has haunted the team for the past decade or more.  Hue Jackson was a holdover from that set of authority figures, so he had to go.  They have plenty of talent on this team to work with.  They just need to change the mindset, attitude, and culture of the organization from top to bottom.  It looks like that's what they're working towards with this move.  This continues to be a team that seems to be moving in the correct direction, even if that means some addition by subtraction.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:39 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Never thought they should have let Cable go.   Hue's playcalling was terrible.  His choice of coaching staff was terrible.  His clock management was terrible.  And most of all, his throwing his players under the bus when the coaching staff set them up to fail (Buffalo/Det/SD games) is intolerable. 

Feel bad for the man.  Feel great for the Organization and the fans.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:37 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

I would have fired him for his grammar.



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:35 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

With Al dead, Jackson might be the first fired Raider head coach to get paid. Can they keep the Raider tradition of stiffing fired coaches? Only time will tell.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com