Found November 01, 2011 on The Penalty Flag:
PLAYERS: Hue JacksonAl Davis
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders
Baltimore-ravens-2009
The death of Oakland Raiders’ owner Al Davis earlier this month changed the lives of many people in the organization, but probably none more than Head Coach Hue Jackson. His first year as head coach, and second year with the team (offensive coordinator in 2010), Jackson needed to get out of the gates quickly if he expected to remain the coach for 2012. The Raiders have been turning over coaches faster than a small child rolling down a hill, and Coach Jackson could easily fall into Al Davis’ doghouse if he did not improve on last season’s relative success. That is, until October 8th, when Al Davis passed on and left the organizational decisions to son Mark and CEO Amy Trask. Over the past 40-plus years Al Davis held nearly all of the decision-making power in the Raiders’ front office, and had extremely little patience with his coaches. We may never know why, but it could certainly be attributed to the Raiders’ high level of success in the early AFL/NFL days. Regardless of the possible reasons, the Raiders have had a new head coach in seven of the last nine years. None of these coaches have been able to produce [...]
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