Hue Jackson thinks Raiders were shortchanged on Top 100 list

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As the folks at NFL Network prepare to unveil the next 10 members of the Top 100 list (No. 20 through No. 11; 8:00 p.m. ET), one of the league’s coaches isn’t happy with the manner in which his team has been represented.

Coach Hue Jackson recently told KNBR that three Raiders simply aren’t enough.

“I would have guessed the three they picked, and I think they left out about seven more,” Jackson said, via the San Francisco Chronicle.

Jackson thinks some of his younger players could earn spots on future lists, including defensive end Matt Shaughnessy, safety Tyvon Branch, and receiver Jacoby Ford.  Though it’s unclear whether Jackson thinks receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is headed for great things, Jackson said that the team needs more out of him.

Of course, it’s hard to envision getting much less from Heyward-Bey, especially in relation to his entry into the league as the seventh overall pick in the draft.

33 responses to “Hue Jackson thinks Raiders were shortchanged on Top 100 list

  1. Really? Seven more?

    Hue thinks 10% of the top 100 players in the NFL are Raiders?

    …..

    You are a moron Hue.

  2. Isn’t complaining about the list in public kind of silly, because every team and a ton of players have a legitimate argument here?

  3. Matt Shaughnessy is going to be a stud very soon, Tyvon Branch had an off year last year but hes still young and good, Jacoby Ford got snubbed from the list(should have replaced josh cribbs), and DHB well yeah………

  4. 7 more Raiders? Hahaha Hugh must be smoking a little too much these days.

    You want to see a team that got screwed, look at the Pittsburgh Steelers. They go to the Super Bowl and they have just 4 players on the list and the first 3 players that were shown (LaMarr Woodley, Ben Rothlisberger, and James Harrison) were too low IMO.

    There are very good arguments for Mike Wallace, Rashard Mendenhall, Lawrence Timmons and James Farrior to be on the list as well.

  5. 3 Raiders, 32 teams, 100 total players on the list… seems like a fair allocation for a team that hasn’t exactly dominated.

  6. The list was picked by the players, it’s not like this was some “official” League ranking.

    This list is about as meaningful as the Pro Bowl, which is worthless. It’s mostly popularity. How else does Donovan McNabb, after his 2010 season make the top 100 players in the entire 2010 NFL?

    Maybe the top 100 of the past 10 years, but not of 2010. He’s just popular with the other players (minus Terrell Owens of course).

  7. Hue this is the Raiders. Get used to getting shortchanged, its you against the world.

    The Raiders have been getting shortchanged on everything from calls to Hall of Fame recognition. Shortchanged on a few rings possibly.

    Dont expect the Raiders to get props in Madden or on NFL lists.

    Most people (not fans) in general hate or love the squad depending on their degrees of separation.

    Either way it is impressive when any head coach & team of the Raiders wins because its twice as hard to win when your hated by everyone, including the league.

  8. If you asked any head coach in the NFL the same question they would give the same answer.. It is a coaches responsibility to get their players to produce.. If they don’t, then the coaches fail.. The Nation is going to love Coach Jackson.. In a couple years the players he named will be top 100.. Minus DHB most likely

  9. You need to stop changing the meaning of his sentences. If you read the whole thing he says that guys like Shaughnessy, Branch, etc. are future top 100’s.. Not current.

    But what head coach isn’t going to be overly positive about his players? Was he gonna say: “I only think Seymour deserved it”?

    But then again, everytime fans of other teams can get a shot at the Raiders, they’re gonna go for it..

  10. >>>Though it’s unclear whether Jackson thinks receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is headed for great things, Jackson said that the team needs more out of him.<<<<

    Great things??? Only in the alternate universe "Coach" Davis lives in……The only thing the Raiders need more of with the lobster claw-hands of stone dhBUST. Is more time on the bench so he can't hurt the team. Hes a "Great playaaa" like JaMarcus was…..

    Jacoby Ford is actually a football player who is fast instead of just one of Al's track guys trying to play football…..

  11. Hue Jackson, Al Davis’ current yes man/puppet, became the Mr. Irrelevant of NFL coaches when he took this job. Next story please.

  12. Funny, pretty sure I’ve heard of every member of the top 100. Never heard of the guys Jackson is talking about.

  13. Uhhh they already had McFadden get in over Lesean McCoy which is BS considering McCoy lead in yards from scrimmage for the entire NFC.

  14. @ jermely

    Uh, dude, Jackson said here should have been an additional seven Raider players selected. Go back and read the original quote. The idea that 10% of the top players in the league coming from a team that is 8 years removed from a winning record is just a bit laughable. Okay, it’s more than just a bit.

  15. @jermely

    Thats not true. I only take shots at Davis when I can.

    Seriously, I thought the Raiders would be the Chiefs. The team that seemingly came out of nowhere and knocked SD off its perch in the West.

  16. @ 1bigtex:

    If you cant tell that after the first quote where he says seven more should have gone in, that he was implying not at the moment, but in the near future. Then I cant argue with you 🙂

  17. ratbastardshanahandjob says:
    Jun 26, 2011 8:04 PM

    Jacoby Ford is actually a football player who is fast instead of just one of Al’s track guys trying to play football…..

    ————

    Jacoby Ford had more drops than DHB did last year but let’s not let facts get in the way of sensationalism.

  18. Wow!!

    Getting to .500 after 7 consecutive seasons of losing >=11 games vaults a franchise into a position where they have 10% of the top 100 players in a 32 team league.

    I’m going to really enjoy Jackson in Oakland. The flamework as the Raider franchise rapidly descends from its current lofty peak is going to be very very entertaining!!!!

  19. What would you expect him to say if asked the question if more players deserved to be on the top 100 now or on the top 100 in the future. If he said 3, then he’s cutting down his players potential. If he says 10 then he lets his players know he believes him.

    Ask any other coach the same question and they’ll say they deserve more players on that list.

  20. jgrange says: Jun 26, 2011 9:53 PM

    Jacoby Ford had more drops than DHB did last year but let’s not let facts get in the way of sensationalism.

    Ford is shorter and poorer than Hayward-Bey, but is a much better player. Ford did a lot more with his time last year than Hayward-Bey has in two years.

  21. @ jermely

    “Question: The NFL Network is passing the time doing a top 100 players in the game today and three Raiders made it. Would you have guessed the three they picked?
    Answer: I would have guessed the three they picked and I think they left out about seven more.”

    Nowhere in that quote does he mention the future. Now, I’m pretty sure that Hue is blowing (or ingesting) a considerable amount of smoke. However, when I see or hear BS, I have a habit of calling it BS.

  22. You silly silly delusional man, Have you been taking Al’s Meds? This is a list for the top 100 players not top 100 “up and comers” 3 players on the top 100 is already 2 more then the Raiders deserve.

    I am glad he has a mouth, You want to be Rex Ryan west, but unfortunately for you, you coach the Raiders. Thus this next season (if we have one) will be a spectacle of a man who spouts his mouth, but cant back it up. (You dont have a foot fetish do you Hue?)

  23. Gotta love all the haters… Keep on hating my friends… Good way to hide your true feelings that you know the Silver & Black is on the rise… and is coming to kick your team’s A$$ this year and for many more to come!!!

    Coach Cable helped to right the ship, Coach Jackson is set to sail it right past all of y’all…

    Oakland = AFCW Divisional Champions and will control their own destiny in the playoffs!!

  24. randysavage4ever says:

    Dont expect the Raiders to get props in Madden or on NFL lists.

    ————

    I got news for you — the majority of NFL fans don’t give two thoughts to the Raiders. Your team hasn’t been relevant in over a decade.

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