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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.

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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?

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Comments

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:20 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Used to be 2-14 got you fired. Now 8-8 does. Sad.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:20 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

In Hue Jackson'r post season rant, not once did he take ANY responsibility for his teams failure. He threw his team under the bus. Did he really think any legit GM was going to bring him back? He could never have been respected in that locker room ever again. Hell, he will be lucky to ever get a Pro coordinator job again. Have fun coaching at Florida A+M or somewhere like that.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:20 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

This guy deserved it after the way he threw his team under the bus. Mckenzie is doing a good thing by building HIS team. Hopefully Mckenzie keeps Carson, given the time to adequately know the system Carson is a pro bowl caliber QB, is he Brady or Brees? No. But he could still be close to elite.



Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:19 pm
 

Report: Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Personally, I think Jackeson was a part of the downfall, he used Al Davis' death as a cattle call and placed blame on everyone but himself, that whole building a bull crap was stupid.. I like Campbell better than Palmer and to give away the future for him was dumb.  McKenzie is a stud GM in the making, I'm sure he has a plan.  I would like them to re-sign Campbell and get a solid DC for the crazy front 7 we have. 

Laters Hue, don't let the door slam too hard you ego maniac.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:17 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

The words Mike Freeman and Confirmed never belong in the same sentence. Hey Mike, is Hines Ward retiring? Is that CONFIRMED? Why CBS keeps this hack around is beyong me. Is he someone's nephew?
There are idiot commenters on every site.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:15 pm
 

Report: Raiders fire Hue Jackson

The words Mike Freeman and Confirmed never belong in the same sentence. Hey Mike, is Hines Ward retiring? Is that CONFIRMED? Why CBS keeps this hack around is beyong me. Is he someone's nephew?



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:12 pm
 

Report: Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Didn't Al Davis die?  Shouldn't there be some kind of normalcy around Oakland for at least a year or two?  As if any other quarterback was going to give the Raiders a shot after Jason Campbell went down and then Darren McFadden at Running back?  

The Raiders will never be normal.  Lead the league in penalties and replaced coaches.   



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:10 pm
 

Report: Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Some people make better Cordinators than HC's. He threw his team under the bus after the last game. He wrote his own ticket. It sounds as if Reggie has Moss in mind for a HC. I also think Reggie wants to build his own team, from the ground up. I have no hard feelings with this one.



Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:10 pm
 

Report: Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Great move Raiders! Keep rotating coaches and coordinators season after season and you'll continue to be a horrible franchise!

So now the AFC West will be a two team race between the Chiefs and the Broncos. Raiders will fall back to their typical 4-12, 5-11 or 6-10 and the Chargers, with Norv Turner at coach, will finish about the same.



Since: Jun 24, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:07 pm
 

Report: Raiders fire Hue Jackson

I really liked Hue Jackson so for me this stings a bit.  He may have been over his head as a head coach but he is a brilliant offensive mind.  The Raiders need a really good Defensive coach to help scheme the players they have.  Of course they need additional help on defense as well but offensively I like what we have right now.  The worst part about it all is the constant change in this organization.  Winning teams have continuity with their coaches and front office, let's hope Reggie McKenzie has a plan in place to provide that.


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