Found January 02, 2012 on
After losing a shot at the AFC West title via a 38-26 loss to the San Diego Chargers to end their season, the Oakland Raiders prepared to go into their ninth straight early offseason — that it, a regular season without a playoff punctuation — and the first without Al Davis on this earth. The postseason droughts may be par for the course with some in the organization, but for first-year head coach Hue Jackson, there was nothing good about a loss that prevented the Raiders from the AFC West title. After the Denver Broncos lost their third straight game to close their season out, the Raiders had the inroads, but couldn't close the deal.
This led to a scathing, profane post-game press conference in which Jackson threw just about everyone under the bus -- including himself, to a certain degree.
"I'm pissed at my team," he began. "At some point in time, as a group of men … you can say whatever you want about coaches, but [players] win the game. Here's your time...
BEST OF MAXIM
Raiders defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan is facing the hot seat after head coach Hue Jackson called his team's defensive struggles this season "unacceptable."Jackson ripped into the defense after it fell from 11th in the league two seasons ago to 29th in 2011."I haven’t sat through it all, but obviously I’m going to meet with everybody here soon and we’re...
For the Oakland Raiders after loosing a chance at the playoff spot and the AFC title this past Sunday with a loss to the San Diego Chargers 38-26. Hue Jackson started by first putting most of the blame on his players, in disgust. Having finishing the season 8-8 was simply unsatisfactory to the Jackson and quarterback Carson Palmer [...]
Raiders coach Hue Jackson has made it clear that he wants to be involved in the search for a new G.M. in Oakland. But Jackson doesn’t know whether he will be. One man who will be involved in the process is former Packers G.M. Ron Wolf. And there are indications that Jackson may not be…
With a day to cool off, Raiders coach Hue Jackson was a lot more calm Monday than he was following Oakland’s season-ending loss. His message, however, didn’t really change. Changes seem likely to happen to Oakland’s defensive staff. And Jackson wants a big say in the future of the franchise, including the hiring of the…
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After the Raiders fell apart in Sunday’s must-win game against the Chargers, head coach Hue Jackson went on a rant.
He blamed the players and took not-so-veiled shots at his defensive coordinator, who most certainly will be fired.
But what about Jackson himself? He was head coach of a team that was 7-4 after 11 games and then lost four of five to finish 8-8 and out of the playoffs...
Black Monday Aftermath
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is on the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ list of head coach candidates. [ProFootballTalk]
Josh McDaniels is the lone surviving coach in St. Louis. [ESPN]
Winning four of their last five may help Chargers coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith keep their respective jobs. [CBS Sports]
The Colts‘ Pollians aren’t so lucky...
Would Al Davis, the deceased owner of the Raiders, fire coach Hue Jackson after his team finished the once-promising season 8-8 and missed the playoffs?