Found November 01, 2011 on The Penalty Flag:
PLAYERS: Hue JacksonAl Davis
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders
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 [...]

Darren McFadden looks to be out for week 9

The injury bugged has hit the Raiders offense hard this season.  Darren McFadden is looking like he’ll miss this weekends week 9 match up against the Denver Broncos according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times.  McFadden went down in week 7 against the Chiefs and the Raiders were hoping the week 8 bye would be enough time for McFadden to heal. The Raiders are planning...

Raiders sign Sheppard, Housh next?

The Oakland Raiders returned from their bye week on Monday by signing former Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard and are planning a workout for former Pro Bowl receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Houshmandzadeh played in Cincinnati with new Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer and was coached by current Raiders head coach Hue Jackson, but has been out of the league so far this season. Houshmandzadeh...

EXCLUSIVE: Oakland Raiders Considering Picking Up Terrell Owens

Things must be falling apart in Oakland, as a rumor is PICKING UP STEAM in Oakland that Quarterback Carson Palmer "friend" Terrell Owens could join the team.It's being said that Carson Palmer and Terrell Owens had GREAT teamwork when both were playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, as Owens racked up 983 yards and nine touchdowns, which the Raiders want to use heading...

Raiders' Jackson says Palmer looked sharp in return to practice

Now that Carson Palmer knows more than 15 plays, we're expecting some improvement in his second game with the Oakland Raiders.

WR Houshmandzadeh rejoins Palmer with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a contract on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Houshmandzadeh, who played with the Cincinnati Bengals, is no stranger to coach Hue Jackson and quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer and Houshmandzadeh actually practiced during the former's self-imposed retirement. The 34-year-old wideout hasn't played...

Bye-Bye Bye Week

The Raiders are coming fresh off the bye week and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Raiders are nursing a host of injuries and spent extra week getting Carson Palmer ready and advance scouting for the Chargers next Thursday. The coaching staff also spent time evaluating their own team so don’t be surprised if there [...]

Raiders add Sheppard, to see Houshmandzadeh

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders returned from their bye week on Monday by signing former Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard and are planning a workout for former Pro Bowl receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Raiders sign WR Houshmandzadeh (AP)

The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a contract on Tuesday, reuniting him with his former quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer and Houshmandzadeh were teammates in Cincinnati for six seasons and both had their greatest NFL success when they were together. Houshmandzadeh, 34, had been out of the league since playing with Baltimore last season but had been working out in...

Analysis: Houshmandzadeh Helps

The Raiders signed T.J. Houshmandzadeh to veteran minimum contract on Tuesday. Houshmandzadeh is familiar with Hue Jackson and Carson Palmer from their days together in Cincinnati. Palmer also worked out with Houshmandzadeh during his “retirement.” Aside from Houshmandzadeh’s familiarity with Jackson and Palmer, what does he bring to the table as a receiver? Houshmandzadeh...

Veteran WR Houshmandzadeh to audition for Raiders

Veteran wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh will work out for the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday.
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