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Hue Jackson: “The Old Raiders are back”

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Time will tell if Hue Jackson can lead the Raiders to their first winning season since 2002.   One thing is clear: Jackson already has the old school Raiders swagger down cold.

“The Raiders are not about losing,” Jackson said to Albert Breer of NFL.com in response to the team’s recent lack of success.  “We’ve fallen short, there’s no question. But those days are behind us. The old Raiders are back. We’re going to win, and we expect to win.”

Jackson has added a few former Raiders (Greg Biekert, Steve Wisniewski, and Rod Woodson) to the coaching staff.  It’s all in an effort to bring back a winning attitude to an organization that has been among the league’s worst over the last decade.

“My vision of what I want us to be is what the Raiders used to be,” Jackson said.  “And what the Raiders used to be, when they walked in town, everybody knew we carried the big stick and we were coming to get them.”

In my brief time talking with Jackson at the Combine, it was easy to see why Al Davis loves the guy.  He’s passionate. Confident.  And he calls Davis “coach.”  Like Rex Ryan in New York, Jackson seemingly wants his team to follow his brash lead.

“I’m gonna let my personality show through this football team, and this football team is going to let their personality show through me,” Jackson told Breer.  “We’re gonna be a fiery, get-after-you, come-get-you football team. That’s what we’re going to do. That’s what the Raiders are.”

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  1. northeastern31 says: Mar 25, 2011 3:19 PM

    I like when the coaches talk crap. It makes the wait for sunday seem longer sometimes though.

  2. tooz72 says: Mar 25, 2011 3:21 PM

    talk is cheap Hue, do it on the field..this team made great strides last year, gonna take a lot more though if we lose Nnamdi.

  3. wutthecrapman says: Mar 25, 2011 3:23 PM

    Losing Ndamdi will be a bigger loss then most think.

  4. chargerdillon says: Mar 25, 2011 3:26 PM

    Couldn’t get any older than Al Davis, that’s for sure

  5. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 25, 2011 3:27 PM

    Meh. They can talk all they want. Without a respectable QB they aren’t going anywhere.

  6. bfridley says: Mar 25, 2011 3:27 PM

    Really? Only one year of legitimate mediocrity and they’re gonna submit to reverting back to being a laughing stock again? Well THAT was quick…

  7. couldntthinkofaname says: Mar 25, 2011 3:27 PM

    I wonder what the next Raiders coach will tell Rosenthal at next year’s combine.

  8. turgidsen says: Mar 25, 2011 3:28 PM

    4-12 yes the Old Raiders are back

  9. terrellochouno says: Mar 25, 2011 3:31 PM

    I kinda hope Hue’s right. As hardcore as Raiders fans claim to be, they’re nowhere nearly as obnoxious & whiny as Chargers fans.

  10. vadog says: Mar 25, 2011 3:33 PM

    Ummm, Hue? You do realize that there is presently a lockout and there are no players in your locker room? So, noooooo The Old Raiders are NOT back, and neither are the New Raiders nor the Raiders of the Lost Ark! There is no NFL football now or for the forseeable future.

  11. Rex Grossman says: Mar 25, 2011 3:33 PM

    Hilarious questions I would ask Hue Jackson if this blurb were a live press conference:

    “Hey coach, wanna come over and have a cold Coors Light?”

    “Coach, how do you feel about Coors Light’s new cold activated bottle?”

    “Coach, coach, nice head. What happened to your hair lol!?!”

    I would do all of this as just a regular, normal, married guy. Wearing jeans and a sweater. Hanging with other married regular normal guys, one of which is black. Because our posse represents just an average group of American guys who love football and cold Coors Light. We are hilarious guys.

  12. galvestontexans says: Mar 25, 2011 3:34 PM

    He talks a good talk but it is going to take more than that to make the Raiders above average.

  13. orbearider66 says: Mar 25, 2011 3:39 PM

    This sounds an awful lot like what Singletary said when he started with the Niners. For Hue’s sake, however, I just hope Al remembers who he is.

  14. raiderman81 says: Mar 25, 2011 3:42 PM

    Hue def has the swagger… now if the team catches on watch out. always interesting for the nfl when the raiders are a winning team..

    bring the swag back hue… the nation has your back

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAiders ..

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAiders!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. bangrhard says: Mar 25, 2011 3:42 PM

    How many years are we going to hear this crap? The “OLD” Raiders? The Todd Marinovich Raiders? The Howie Long Raiders? You cant go deep every throw, especially with guys like DHB……the Raiders are a joke

  16. chargerbar says: Mar 25, 2011 3:42 PM

    The old Raiders who averaged 12 losses per season from 2003-2009?

  17. Kave Krew says: Mar 25, 2011 3:43 PM

    Tne old old Raiders or the old Raiders?

  18. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Mar 25, 2011 3:47 PM

    I love this guy. Gives me hope!

  19. elrushbo2 says: Mar 25, 2011 3:50 PM

    Maybe they should be drug testing head coaches.

  20. gugurich says: Mar 25, 2011 3:51 PM

    It sounds like a little funny coming from an organization that’s been the butt of so many jokes for years now but they had a great draft last year. Their second round pick Lamar Houston, their third round pick Jared Veldheer and their fourth round pick Jacoby Ford all had strong rookie years and should have gone much higher than they did. Their first rounder, Rolando McCain, wasn’t bad either. I was guilty of mocking their drafting philosophy just like everyone else (“Track guys who play a little football”) but after such a strong year in the draft, I’m going view their second and third day picks from the standpoint of what others missed. They could be a up and coming organization but minus a legitimate QB, that upswing might yet be far away.

  21. xxspartanx109xx says: Mar 25, 2011 3:53 PM

    So basicly what he is saying is this…

    “We’re going to take as many dirty shots that we can and try to get away with them.”

    The Raiders are the biggest cheaters in the NFL and the “Old” Raiders were 10 times worse.

    Raiders suck!
    Go Broncos!!!!! :D

  22. thevikes85 says: Mar 25, 2011 3:57 PM

    It’s ironic the next post you had was a former Raider being sentenced to five years in prison,did Hue Jackson mean it that way?

  23. mizzousooner says: Mar 25, 2011 3:59 PM

    Um, didn’t the old Raiders lose at least 11 games like 7 years in a row?

    LMAO!

  24. jlb10 says: Mar 25, 2011 4:03 PM

    he has the talk down. can’t wait to see if he can walk the walk. the roster has lots of talent. it will all be on hue to get them to play together

  25. raiderinpa says: Mar 25, 2011 4:10 PM

    Oh boy, you knew all the Haters would latch onto this one!! Keep on hating folks, truth hurts that YOUR team will get beaten by this team who many love to ridicule… Especially those fans of the other AFC West teams, expect the same of what you got last year!! Um, thats TWO losses to the Silver & Black, in case you forgot already!!

    Win, lose or tie… RAIDERS til i DIE!!

  26. r8drn8tn says: Mar 25, 2011 4:10 PM

    Al has definitely reverted back to 2002-09 ways. This is not going to change until he is gone.

  27. stixzidinia says: Mar 25, 2011 4:12 PM

    Yeah right, Hue. At least Rex Ryan can back up his talk because he has a solid organization. You’ve got Crazy Al. Just finish .500 baby!

  28. ocho says: Mar 25, 2011 4:16 PM

    I have to give Jackson credit, u would be hard pressed to find another (employed) coach displaying this kind of confidence despite having Jason Campbell listed at the starting qb

  29. fishbone80 says: Mar 25, 2011 4:17 PM

    The Raiders have spent 80+ million this off-season so far….TO GET WORSE!

    They won’t have Gallery or Asomugha (in that 80 million). Oh and they will have a tougher schedule too.

    So tell me how they got better.

  30. southtexasraider says: Mar 25, 2011 4:20 PM

    I want to know when the raiders became the so-called laughing stock if the nfl? I mean before the seven losing seasons we had in a row from 03-09, there has only been 10 since the raiders were born in 1960. some teams have more if not the same losing amount AND with no rings (like the dischargers, lmao!) so come on now, quit hating. the nfl is better when the raiders win anyways….. WE ARE THE TEAM YOU LOVE TO HATE!

    its ok raider brethrens, expect the hate especially when we win!

    RAIDER NATION BABY!

  31. acdrew22 says: Mar 25, 2011 4:22 PM

    Raiders suck!
    Go Broncos!!!!!

    Really… the broncos… the same broncos that went 6-0 an failed to make playoffs… or the ones that had that awesome season last year? The josh mcdaniels broncos who single handedly took all the talent and disposed of it… it really grinds my gears when people are ignorant… let’s be honest here, yea the raiders have had a horrible decade… but everyone has something bad to say about a team who’s on the verge of competing for playoffs… no ones knocking the lions, the rams, the panther, the browns, teams who haven’t won 3 superbowls and have had a worse decade … people love to hate the raiders and can’t keep them out of their mouths… so keep wasting time and energy on a team u hate… cause that’s smart… duh

  32. steeelfann says: Mar 25, 2011 4:28 PM

    Okay, you always have one of three scenarios:

    Winning Program New Coach – We are going to continue the winning tradition of toughness, of being physical, and playing XXXXXXXXXX’s ball.

    Middle of Road New Coach – This program has been doing some good things and we will continue to improve and get this program back to where it has been and should be by playing tough, physical ball, we will be putting a helmet on every helmet.

    Loser Team New Coach – We are going to get back to XXXXXXX football. We will be a tough team, a physical team. You will know you are in a game with us. We will get back to the basics and execute.

    Yawn………………………….

  33. p4hbiz says: Mar 25, 2011 4:31 PM

    12-4 IN 2011-12

    GO RAIDERS!!!!

  34. acdrew22 says: Mar 25, 2011 4:32 PM

    stixzidinia says:Mar 25, 2011 4:12 PM

    Yeah right, Hue. At least Rex Ryan can back up his talk because he has a solid organization. You’ve got Crazy Al. Just finish .500 baby!

    The offense of the jets is definitely not solid… I will say there is definitely potential for it to be solid, but that’s 2 years down… the defense is the only solid part of that team… an in case finishing .500 is an insult… there were 16 rams that finished less than that last year… I guess the raiders don’t suck as much as people say they do to finish better than half of the rest of the NFL

  35. wydok says: Mar 25, 2011 4:35 PM

    Does he mean the cheaters? Did they find a undetectable replacement for stickum?

  36. p4hbiz says: Mar 25, 2011 4:37 PM

    PITTSBURGH AND THE RAIDERS ARE THE BEST ORGINIZATIONS IN THE AFC..

    AND THE WINNIEST! THE JET’S – LOL! HOPELESS! – IF IT WASN’T 4 REX THE JET’S WOULD NOT BE TALKED ABOUT~

    ALL THAT TALENT AND NO RINGS TO SHOW 4 IT!

  37. bwisnasky says: Mar 25, 2011 4:42 PM

    xxspartanx109xx says:
    Mar 25, 2011 3:53 PM
    So basicly what he is saying is this…

    “We’re going to take as many dirty shots that we can and try to get away with them.”

    The Raiders are the biggest cheaters in the NFL and the “Old” Raiders were 10 times worse.

    Raiders suck!
    Go Broncos!!!!!

    ——————————————-

    This coming from a fan of a team whose only two superbowl wins came on the basis of Shanarats chopblocking scheme that ruined many a lineman’s knees? A team that cheated the salary cap to keep that team together to win those two superbowls so long ago? tsk tsk…..

  38. pizzon says: Mar 25, 2011 4:53 PM

    not to worry raider nation!! Mr Davis will find a way to screwup whatever progress this coach makes. maybe he need to find the definition of continuity.

  39. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Mar 25, 2011 4:54 PM

    “Coach” Davis…. As long as “Coach” Davis is the GM/head of scouting/head of player personell/part time DC calling all the shots. H. Jackson could be another Lombardi but the Raiders wont ever win another one……

  40. radrhatr says: Mar 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    Until Uncle Al kicks the bucket, the Raiders will suck!

    The biggest question of this decade is: Are Al Davis and Osama Bin Laden really alive, or are their videos doctored?

  41. edgy says: Mar 25, 2011 5:06 PM

    Wow, someone’s got a hair up their ass. Do you think me saying “I didn’t know that Rex Ryan had a black brother” was racist or what? GEEZ. Hope this stays here long enough for people to see it and realize how arbitrary some of the guys who delete these post are.

    PS, for the deleters: anyone that knows me knows that I defend minorities and that my post was more about how much he was like Ryan. On the other hand, why the hell should I have to explain myself to you?

  42. p4hbiz says: Mar 25, 2011 5:08 PM

    RAIDERS SUPERBOWL IN 2011!

  43. sdboltaction says: Mar 25, 2011 5:29 PM

    Trailer Nation!!!!!!! Woooohoooooooo!!!!!

  44. Chargers have no rings says: Mar 25, 2011 5:37 PM

    I love when Donkey and Charger fans run their mouths. The Donkeys might have been the worst in the league last year and were slaughtered twice by the Raiders… The Chargers have never won anything.

  45. richgannon says: Mar 25, 2011 5:37 PM

    Favre is telling me to come back.

  46. radrntn says: Mar 25, 2011 6:00 PM

    would have to think raiders are ready to compete in the AFC West this year. Chargers, just because of Rivers are probably still the team to beat, but we broke their jinx with two wins last year. So much of it is mental. Raiders are loaded with a lot of young talent, and coming off what could be their best draft of all time last year. AFC EAST, and NFC NORTH next year could be tough, but will make the raiders that much better for their first post season in a long time. 2nd round pick will be the 0-tackle kid from TCU.

    GO HUE- GO RAIDERS!

  47. thefiesty1 says: Mar 25, 2011 6:20 PM

    Only in your dreams, Hue.

  48. jc1958cool says: Mar 25, 2011 6:55 PM

    hue won’t last 2 years, mark it down!! he’ll be fired

  49. thetooloftools says: Mar 25, 2011 7:35 PM

    Don’t tell us what your going to do,
    go out there and do it.
    John Madden’s Raiders didn’t brag, they just went out there and punished people.
    The play on the field did the talkin’.
    (except when they played The Kansas City Chiefs.. then the SMACK talk was Hall Of Fame quality as they hated each other).
    That is part of the problem with NFL bottom feeders…
    they think TALK will raise expectations.
    Only winning CAN raise expectations.

  50. southtexasraider says: Mar 25, 2011 7:36 PM

    Chargers have no rings & TomBradyfumbled & ElwaysTeeth……

    best dam handles I’ve come across, lol

    RAIDER NATION BABY!

  51. mizzousooner says: Mar 25, 2011 7:40 PM

    Raiders just hit their high water mark for the decade by going 8-8, now it’ll be 7 more years of at least 11 losses per. Just suck it up baby!

  52. tatum064 says: Mar 25, 2011 8:31 PM

    mizzousooner says: Mar 25, 2011 7:40 PM

    Raiders just hit their high water mark for the decade by going 8-8, now it’ll be 7 more years of at least 11 losses per. Just suck it up baby!
    =========================
    I know that 59-14 loss hurt, bronco fan. You’ll get another chance this season….

  53. tatum064 says: Mar 25, 2011 8:39 PM

    thetooloftools says: Mar 25, 2011 7:35 PM

    Don’t tell us what your going to do,
    go out there and do it.
    John Madden’s Raiders didn’t brag, they just went out there and punished people.
    The play on the field did the talkin’.
    (except when they played The Kansas City Chiefs.. then the SMACK talk was Hall Of Fame quality as they hated each other).
    That is part of the problem with NFL bottom feeders…
    they think TALK will raise expectations.
    Only winning CAN raise expectations.
    ===========================
    I agree. I also agree Oakland took you to the woodshed in the finale, 31-10, then the Ravens basically repeated it…but you played them tough for 3 quarters. But you are right on the Chiefs..they hated each other…and it continues to this day

    Hue shouldnt do this in the initial campaign, he needs to get the character of the team evolved before pulling the “swagger card”

  54. ravensfan4life52 says: Mar 25, 2011 8:53 PM

    Ok Al Davis what you need is consistency. instead of bringing in a new coach every year or every year and changing QBs every year. stick with Hue give him 3 or 4 years. pick a QB or draft a new one and stick with him through wins and losses. be consistent and use the draft to build on what you have. stop changing things every year that’s the only problem the Raiders have. Hue Jackson is a good coach for the Raiders. If Davis sticks with him for a few years the Raiders will get back to what they used to be.

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