Found January 12, 2012 on Raider Take:
Well, it's time to dust off News You Can't Use, thanks to this hit piece on Mark Davis.Titled "Raiders owner Mark Davis is in over his head," this piece is a series of mental leaps designed to arrive at a predetermined conclusion, but it ultimately fails to reach its destination due to numerous dead ends of faulty logic and assumption. The author begins by quoting anonymous sources who tell stories of Mark Davis being openly belittled by his father Al Davis in front of Raiders staff. The author uses these stories to delve into all sorts of Freudian-style analysis, suggesting that this is the reason why Mark, not McKenzie (despite McKenzie's own words), fired Hue Jackson. Essentially, the author declares that Mark Davis wants to rid the organization of anyone who saw him belittled by his father, which would be everyone in the organization if the anonymous sources are to be believed: "To project an image of authority, Mark Davis needs to surround himself...

Hue Jackson Sealed His Fate in Oakland With Forgettable End to Season As Raiders Looked to Future

Hue Jackson was fired this week by the Oakland Raiders. That sucks for him because getting fired is never fun. It's even less fun presumably when you're the head coach of an NFL football team, a job that's probably pretty cool. However, Jackson should have seen the writing on the wall, as he was more or less looking down the barrel of a 45 as new general manager Reggie...

Oakland Raiders suggest a move to Los Angeles could be in their future

Haven’t we see this before? The Oakland Raiders suggest that a move to Los Angeles for the franchise could be in their future. Like father, like son. The Raiders made a lot of news on Tuesday as the franchise introduced their new General Manager, former player Reggie McKenzie and fired first year head coach Hue Jackson. The firing of Jackson did not come as a huge...

Signs point to Raiders switching to 3-4 defense

For the past few years now the question of whether the Raiders would be switching to a 3-4 defensive scheme. Well, it appears there is some evidence that suggests that time may have finally come. The most recent clue we got for this switch came from new General Manager Reggie McKenzie. I asked him during the Raiders' press conference whether his experience in the 3-4 and the...

Winston Moss Front Runner for Raiders Head Coaching Job

According to Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle,  the current front runner to become the Oakland Raiders next head coach is current Green Bay Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss.  Some other candidates could end up being Packers secondary coach Darren  Perry,  offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and quarterbacks coach Tom Clements. If McKenzie and the Raiders want...

What Really Lead To Hue Jackson’s Firing?

Allow me for a moment to walk the Raider Nation through a timeline of Hue Jackson’s tenure with the Raiders. 2010 Al Davis hires Hue Jackson to revamp an offense that hadn’t been good in many years. With the aide of competent quarterback play and a healthy Darren McFadden, Jackson is wildly successful in his first year. 2011 [...]

Top 10 reasons why the Raiders fired Hue Jackson

10) Wanted to prove that the spirit of Al Davis is alive and well9) Had to prove to Carson Palmer for once and for all that they are, in fact, more dysfunctional than the Bengals8) New GM Reggie McKenzie wants to get fired next year with his own guys7) While Jackson's team set a new NFL record for penalties, they weren't the right kind of penalties6) Wanted to have at least...

DALY: NFL coaching pool seems to have dried up

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The Oakland Raiders fired their coach Tuesday — a brave move, to say the least. After all, when you get rid of your coach, it means you have to find another, and the supermarket shelves aren't exactly overflowing with quality candidates. In fact, you could make the case that ...
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