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NBC Bay Area:
While the rest of the NFL was moving swiftly into the second decade of the 21st century, the Oakland Raiders remained a throwback to the days of the AFL.
As the 2011 season began, Al Davis remained the man in charge, just as he’d been in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The Raiders and Davis were one in the same. Everything that happened – from uniform design to contracts and media statements -- went through Davis.
He was the feudal lord, hiring (and firing) coaches, making personnel moves, moving his franchise up and down the state of California and still making decisions with his gut and his football mind.
But it was a franchise run by feel and instinct rather than organizational structure, cost-benefit analysis and a deep front office full of diverse voices.
The Raiders hadn’t been to the playoffs since the 2002 season, and the head coaching job had become a carousel of failure. As Lynn Zinser of the New York Times wrote, “The Raiders have been the league’s unintentional reality...
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Hue Jackson said he was shocked by new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie’s decision to fire him as Raiders coach Tuesday.
“You know I did everything possible to keep my job,” Jackson told Comcast SportsNet California. “McKenzie told me I am not in his plans for the future.”
McKenzie called Jackson into his office Tuesday morning and notified Jackson he was relieved...
This just proves that you can run an NFL football team and have millions of dollars with a terrible hair cut! Break out the shears and a salad bowl! Mark Davis, the new owner of the Oakland Raiders, has the worst Caesar haircut since… Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) in Dumb and Dumber!
Another good comparison is John Daily in his drunk, golf god years.. Wow, how cool...
Did Reggie McKenzie do the right thing in firing Hue Jackson?Taking, two sides on this topic, one from a business prospective the other from a fan prospective. Trading for Carson Palmer for two draft picks-let alone a first rounder and a second- is way too much, and it goes without saying way that desperation often forced Hue to do things others may not have.
It seems that no general...
The Oakland Raiders dropped the hammer on head coach Hue Jackson.
ESPN broke the news which was soon confirmed by our partners at Comcast Sports.
This is a breaking news story. Check back for details.
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 [...]
ALAMEDA, CALIF. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders fired coach Hue Jackson on Tuesday after just one season at the helm in the first major move since Reggie McKenzie was hired as general manager.The decision to get rid of Jackson came four days after the team announced the hiring of McKenzie ...
The Oakland Raiders fired coach Hue Jackson, who went 8-8 in his only season. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars hired Mike Mularkey as coach.
New Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie wasted no time in putting his stamp on the organization, firing coach Hue Jackson on Tuesday.
Reggie McKenzie officially became the Oakland Raiders GM today and proved the rumors right, he fired Hue Jackson. I thought the rumors were just that, rumors. McKenzie, much like a