Hue Jackson said at his introductory press conference as the new Raiders head coach that he believes the team is ready to get back on top after eight straight seasons of missing the playoffs.
“There is no question that we’re going to win this division, and we’re going to get in the playoffs and challenge for the Super Bowl,” Jackson said. “That’s what I’m here for.”
Jackson, who served as the Raiders’ offensive coordinator last season, said Raiders fans can expect a big-play offense in 2011.
“We have some tremendous football players,” Jackson said. “The future is so bright on the offensive side of the ball.”
But while Jackson’s new job was the reason for the press conference, it was Raiders owner Al Davis who stole the show with a rambling introduction in which he endorsed Jason Campbell as the team’s franchise quarterback and said the personnel is there for the Raiders to be great.
“I’m proud as hell,” Davis said. “Today is a big day for the Raiders because we have an opportunity to bring to you someone who has made a tremendous impression on the organization and did a great deal for the organization this season.”