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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: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:47 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Man, have some patience. I guess the verbal outbursts don't help, but didn't they learn their lesson after firing Cable last years? CONTINUITY.



Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:54 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Its the poor decisions Palmer made during those games.  He looked like a rookie out there.  I believe he was the casuse of the Bengals sucking and the Raiders are in for more of the same.  Palmer has been way overrated his whole career.



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:46 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

If the Raiders had been out of it, I would agree that Pryor should have gotten some playing time. But the Raiders have a good young nucleus which is starting to reach its peak. The problem is, you can go from young to old in the NFL in three years. The Raiders do not have time to develop a new QB. They need one who can play right now. What's wrong with 300+ yards every Sunday?




Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:42 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Well, Hue Jackson was hired by Al Davis and Davis is gone. When you change management, change QBs, even change other key players, it often mean a new coach. Not winning the division was big, not that Oakland would have beat Pittsburgh. But if Denver hadn't gotten in, we would never have that comparison to make. Would we?



Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:40 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Palmer is not the answer!!! He couldn't take a good Bengals team anywhere in his prime.  I don't get why we did not start Pryor!! We traded a draft pick to get him.  Why not get him some reps and see if he could be our QB of the future.  Instead we trade more picks for a washed up Palmer.  Thanks Jackson for screwing us and setting the record for penalties.  Very disappointing time to be a Raiders fan.




Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:26 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Well Jackson was right, he won't feel like he felt on that day again...he'll feel unemployed  lol.  RAY-DUHZ lol what a joke of an organization...undisciplined. unruly, unwatchable, unbelievable lol. 



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:12 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Screw it!  Let's keep with the tradition of having crappy head coaches.  Let's hire Rich Kotite, Wayne Fontes, or Wade Philips to run the Raiders.  Laughing 


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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 9:18 pm
 

Raiders fire Hue Jackson

Since Jon Gruden left the Raiders after 2001 the Raiders have had 6 HeadCoaches in a 9yrs span. From 2002 to 2011....To put it Truthfully, the Raiders have Stunk because of Horrible Mismanagement by the Owner. You can go and Blame Past Players, Draft Picks, and Coaches but they are Not the problem with the Raiders, Mismanagement IS! The Owner needs to find a Coach and Devote himself to revive the Raiders by giving the Coach that he signs atleast 3Seasons to Progress. Yes the Raiders need QBs and Stack their DEF with Talent. The Raiders of have a Young Team and should stick to their Guns and stay young. Though its Sad that Hue was fired they will be Hardpressed to find someone that can be a Force and make Progress with this Team. Raider Fans should be concerned to see if a capable HeadCoach is choose or if they will continue with the 1yr and Done Trend.


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