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Hue Jackson: Call me crazy, but Raiders can win the Super Bowl

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The Raiders haven’t had a winning record since 2002, so talking about Oakland winning the Super Bowl sounds crazy. Raiders coach Hue Jackson knows that, but he’s talking about Oakland winning the Super Bowl anyway.

“Why not us? Why not the Raiders?” Jackson said. “We’re trying to win a championship. It’s what I talk about. It’s what I believe. I don’t know anything else. I know some of you look at me and say, ‘Man, this guy must be crazy.’ No, I’m not, because the first place we’re going to beat people is in the mind.”

Jackson’s enthusiasm comes across as genuine and infectious, and he wants Raiders fans on board.

“Oh wow,” Jackson said. “Oh wow. Is this fun or what? First of all, I have to say something to Raider Nation. Raider Nation, we are back. Back in business, back to playing football. I’m excited, our players are excited. We’re going to create something here that’s great. I am not interested in being good. I am interested in being great.”

Jackson will soon learn that Raider Nation will be with him just as long as the Raiders are winning.

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104 Responses to “Hue Jackson: Call me crazy, but Raiders can win the Super Bowl”
  1. Davo says: Jul 28, 2011 7:51 AM

    Dude, you’re crazy!

  2. vbe2 says: Jul 28, 2011 7:51 AM

    Hue Jackson, you’re crazy!

  3. 12strikes says: Jul 28, 2011 7:51 AM

    Please…. Let me be the first….
    “Hue….YOUR CRAZY!”

  4. duece5 says: Jul 28, 2011 7:51 AM

    “…..and monkeys fly out of my arse……”

  5. Davo says: Jul 28, 2011 7:52 AM

    That was too easy to resist, but I think Raider-Nation’s gonna make me pay for that one!

  6. 4dabears says: Jul 28, 2011 7:53 AM

    Yeah, you’re definitely crazy

  7. tangeuray says: Jul 28, 2011 7:53 AM

    I’m calling you crazy.

  8. 1bigtex says: Jul 28, 2011 7:53 AM

    As to the “Why not us” comment, two words, Jason Campbell.

  9. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 28, 2011 7:54 AM

    The Raiders have to make the playoffs first. Then they have to worry about getting past the ( Patriots, Colts, Steelers, etc).

  10. vikefan says: Jul 28, 2011 7:54 AM

    crazy……..or insanity?!!!!!!

  11. deanvernonwormer says: Jul 28, 2011 7:54 AM

    You are crazy. And stupid too.

  12. rayvens says: Jul 28, 2011 7:54 AM

    “Why not us? Why not the Raiders?”
    ————————–
    One name …Al Davis!

  13. billinva says: Jul 28, 2011 7:55 AM

    You so crazy Hue.

  14. kingjoe1 says: Jul 28, 2011 7:55 AM

    Well here is the obligatory comment, “You Sir are one crazy a$$ man”

  15. raven410 says: Jul 28, 2011 7:56 AM

    Umm…I’d go with insane.

  16. vikeme says: Jul 28, 2011 7:56 AM

    Ok. I’ll do it. You’re f’ing crazy.

  17. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Jul 28, 2011 7:56 AM

    Sure Hue, losing the best cover corner in the game is surely going to help.

  18. timmons94 says: Jul 28, 2011 7:57 AM

    your bald, your crazy and need to enter rehab

  19. richkotitte says: Jul 28, 2011 7:57 AM

    @Hue Jackson: You crazy!

  20. mrclearview says: Jul 28, 2011 7:57 AM

    I don’t know what they put in the water out there in Oakland….

  21. thetechnocrat says: Jul 28, 2011 7:58 AM

    Hugh is an awesome guy. I wish him luck this year. My advice is just don’t answer the sideline phone when it rings.

  22. mykelane says: Jul 28, 2011 7:58 AM

    Hello Crazy.

  23. bubbachuck125 says: Jul 28, 2011 7:58 AM

    CRAZY!!

  24. philwauke says: Jul 28, 2011 7:59 AM

    Crazy y

  25. angrycorgi says: Jul 28, 2011 8:00 AM

    “…the first place we’re going to beat people is in the mind.”

    I’d concentrate on trying to beat them on the field first, unless you only want to win super bowls in your imagination.

  26. brettfavrecellphone says: Jul 28, 2011 8:00 AM

    Crazy.

  27. Kaz says: Jul 28, 2011 8:01 AM

    Crazy

  28. vikingfan12 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:01 AM

    goodluck to the raiders……….but HUE your CRAZY!

  29. mc724 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:01 AM

    YOU ARE CRAZY!

  30. robf2010 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:01 AM

    OK, you’re crazy, Hue.

  31. anonimocontraditorio says: Jul 28, 2011 8:02 AM

    Crazy…

  32. dieharddolfan6493 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:02 AM

    So can the Dolphins and every other team but the question is not CAN they but WILL they win the superbowl? and that answer my friend is HELL NO!!!!!!!!

  33. cup1981 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:02 AM

    Dear Hue,

    We regret to inform you that we declined your request to join the UFL and for us to rename the UFL championship game to the “Super Bowl.”

    The NFL has a copyright on the name and we are chocked full of failing franchises; there is no way we can handle another.

    Sincerely,
    The UFL

  34. romosexual says: Jul 28, 2011 8:02 AM

    I guess demensia is setting in on the staff now as well. Th Raiders are a sad franchise…..pretty bad that the fans are rooting for the death of the owner as their only salvation….the league is better when the Raaaaaiders are relevent.

  35. mypuppyfarted says: Jul 28, 2011 8:03 AM

    Jackson isn’t crazy at all. The only reason any coach is in the league is to win Superbowls. If they aren’t they have no business taking the job.

  36. maven22 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:03 AM

    Dudes crazy

  37. skulman7 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:03 AM

    You’re crazy

  38. morefunthanrhoids says: Jul 28, 2011 8:03 AM

    You crazy Hue

  39. humbleminded85 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:05 AM

    Ok…ur crazy. Although that is what he should be sayin…nevertheless…ur nuts Hue.

  40. giantjeff says: Jul 28, 2011 8:05 AM

    Your crazy

  41. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jul 28, 2011 8:05 AM

    Hue, you’re crazy.
    I like your attitude though.

  42. jenniferxxx says: Jul 28, 2011 8:06 AM

    OK … OK … you’re crazy. There, satisfied?

  43. lostsok says: Jul 28, 2011 8:07 AM

    I don’t have a problem with a coach saying “we can” win the Super Bowl. The Rex Ryan “we WILL” is grating, but that ‘s different.

    Faith and confidence versus putting your wife’s foot in your mouth.

  44. southpaw2k says: Jul 28, 2011 8:08 AM

    Okay Crazy, I’ll bite.

  45. houstonhardhead says: Jul 28, 2011 8:09 AM

    Maybe on Madden..not in real life

  46. thevikes85 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:10 AM

    Is it too late to chime in with the ‘he’s crazy’?Good attitude to have,if you’re not there to win it all get out of the game.

  47. phillynac says: Jul 28, 2011 8:12 AM

    You are just plain nuts

  48. virginiaiggle says: Jul 28, 2011 8:13 AM

    Kind of sad. Jackson is pumped, and meanwhile rumors start to bubble up that the Raiders are looking for an upgrade to Campbell in a lockout-crunched preseason.

    Like the enthusiasm though!

  49. jbythebay says: Jul 28, 2011 8:15 AM

    Hue,

    Yes, yes you could. However, I am pretty certain the God hates Al Davis and the Raiders so therefore you won’t. So far the Raiders are the only team with a loss this offseason by not voting for the labor deal.

    What do I know? Jason Campbell did look pretty solid last year

  50. jbythebay says: Jul 28, 2011 8:16 AM

    Besides the Jets already won this years super bowl. Better crown yourself for the 2012 season before Rex does

  51. Panda Claus says: Jul 28, 2011 8:16 AM

    I’m not going to call Hue Jackson crazy, but someone needs to get this man a doctor. It appears he may have gotten into Al Davis’ medicine cabinet. Medic!

  52. handsatlanta says: Jul 28, 2011 8:17 AM

    Hue crazy.

  53. sassycat11teen says: Jul 28, 2011 8:18 AM

    Hahaha you suck

  54. jmcgoblue says: Jul 28, 2011 8:22 AM

    Herm Edwards also had an infectious enthusiasm…that worked out real well for KC.

  55. luckynumberlucas says: Jul 28, 2011 8:22 AM

    The Raiders are missing two key things.

    An OL and a QB.

    Essential for winning a SuperBowl.

  56. greenbaypeckers says: Jul 28, 2011 8:23 AM

    He’s optimistic, Al Davis is crazy

  57. tenotnamedmiller says: Jul 28, 2011 8:23 AM

    Sure they can. But they won’t.

  58. qdog112 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:23 AM

    He has it exactly right. What should he say? We’re just happy to be on the same field with our opponents… we are not worthy? You guys are the ones crazy. Last time I checked, the records for every team is 0-0.

    Nobody has a claim on the trophy. Quiz: what was Green Bay’s regular season record? I say Hue is right not to back into a season with excuses. Play the games.

  59. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Jul 28, 2011 8:23 AM

    angrycorgi says:

    I’d concentrate on trying to beat them on the field first, unless you only want to win super bowls in your imagination.

    ————————–

    Nope can’t do that as that is the rightful SB territory of the JESTS…

  60. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jul 28, 2011 8:25 AM

    Why is it OK when he says it but if Rex Ryan says it he is labeled and arrogant loud mouth?

  61. kevinoc63 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:25 AM

    Hue, I thought you were crazy when you decided to work for Al Davis.

  62. falconsfan says: Jul 28, 2011 8:29 AM

    Ok, maybe he’s not crazy, maybe he’s just talking about winning a Super Bowl while playing Madden 12.

  63. effthenfl says: Jul 28, 2011 8:29 AM

    not many teams let the best CB in the league walk away from them and then turn around and win the SB..that being said..Jackson is going to fit in great as the new coach.. dude is looney tunes

  64. dallasfan74 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:29 AM

    I say crazy is too weak of a word….who is your quarterback again? JC doesnt exactly inspire confidence, and who do you have for reciever other than DHB?

  65. scudbot says: Jul 28, 2011 8:30 AM

    Jackson just graduated from the Rex Ryan School of Buffoonery.

  66. slvrnblk4lf says: Jul 28, 2011 8:34 AM

    I am a die hard Raider fan, and I love Hue’s confidence…but Really? Let’s be realistic about a SB.

  67. raiderinpa says: Jul 28, 2011 8:39 AM

    Of course I dont think he is crazy! Love his drive and enthusiasm! Just what we needed to ‘right the ship’…. My boys in Silver & Black will romp the competition this year, with or without Nnamdi!! I’ll bet the rest of the AFC West wouldnt think Hue is crazy, although they’ll never admit it…

    RAIDER ON, Hue!!

  68. slvrnblk4lf says: Jul 28, 2011 8:39 AM

    @jbythebay

    You understood that abstaining to vote essentially means nothing., right? If Al were to vote “No” then there would be an issue. Not making a vote did not affect to CBA and the owners “unanimous” vote on the deal….

  69. fwippel says: Jul 28, 2011 8:42 AM

    Okay Hue, I’m calling you crazy.

  70. ubummer says: Jul 28, 2011 8:48 AM

    This is exactly why the NFL sells. Every year every team, ok almost every team, believes it has a shot at winning it all. If you can get to the playoffs, and get on a roll, you can win it all.

    Every team believes all it has to do is play hard and get just a few things to go its way and it can win its division. Then get hot in the playoffs, and you’re in the SB. Just ask the Cardinals.

  71. thetooloftools says: Jul 28, 2011 8:49 AM

    Guess who’s drinking Al Davis’ Kool Aid ?

  72. trollhammer20 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:49 AM

    Crazy? No.

    Batpoop insane? Definitely.

  73. dansnydersux says: Jul 28, 2011 8:51 AM

    Okay, Hue. You’re crazy! However, I would LOVE to see Minnesota and Oakland in the next Super Bowl, just so Jason Campbell and Donovan McNabb can do an “in your face” to Dan Snyder.

  74. mhs8031 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:52 AM

    Actually, you have a 3.125% chance of winning the super bowl. Factor in variables, such as a crazy owner, losing the best CB in the game and a starting OL, a rookie coach, and the fact that, in general, the Raiders lack superior talent in almost every area, that percentage drops substantially.

  75. mhs8031 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:53 AM

    Any coach who doesn’t have that as a goal should be fired.

  76. ocho says: Jul 28, 2011 8:58 AM

    This comment was completely taken out of context. Hue Jackson actually made this comment in 1980 and you are just now reporting it? Shame on you PFT.

  77. raidingtexas says: Jul 28, 2011 9:06 AM

    @luckynumberlucas

    Actually, you don’t need the QB to win a Super Bowl. Pittsburgh has proven that.

  78. pakrbakr76 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:14 AM

    Crazy isn’t the word I’d use…..try DILLUSIONAL.

  79. str82dvd says: Jul 28, 2011 9:17 AM

    Let’s see how many idiots type “your crazy.” Conjugate, people.

  80. raidingtexas says: Jul 28, 2011 9:22 AM

    @str82dvd

    Or make up words like “dillusional”. lol

  81. azcards says: Jul 28, 2011 9:23 AM

    Crazy! I like that everyone rushes to call Hue crazy! Even Raider fans think he’s crazy.

  82. humb0lt says: Jul 28, 2011 9:38 AM

    What do you expect him to say? The truth? “The Raiders have been the joke of the league since Rich Gannon threw 5 INTs in the 2003 Super Bowl.” Doesn’t sound very inspiring if you’re trying to get players to forget they play for Al Davis.

  83. blacktoothgrinn says: Jul 28, 2011 9:41 AM

    Very original “you’re crazy” comments guys, maybe you could have stopped after the first 50.

    The head coach on all of your teams should be talking about going to the Super Bowl. That is what this game is played for, right?

  84. ladymacesq says: Jul 28, 2011 9:45 AM

    Wait.

    Wolverine is coaching the Raiders these days? When did that happen?

    Oh… Jackson, not Jackman. Nevermind. If they were coached by Jackman, I might have believed it.

  85. cereal blogger says: Jul 28, 2011 9:45 AM

    You so craaaazzzy

  86. tomwill21 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:53 AM

    He’d be crazy (and fired) if he didn’t think his team COULD (not will) win a SB. Every coach says the same thing every year. You guys should look in the mirror…

  87. Chairman Al says: Jul 28, 2011 10:04 AM

    Right guys, because all those Raiders coaches we’ve had recently have worked out so well being polite and reserved with the media (Cable was only crazy behind the scenes).

    Why not give a little old-school Raider swagger a shot again? It’s the reason fans love them and others hate them. Without that bad attitude, they’re just another team.

  88. bwisnasky says: Jul 28, 2011 10:22 AM

    humb0lt says:
    Jul 28, 2011 9:38 AM
    What do you expect him to say? The truth? “The Raiders have been the joke of the league since Rich Gannon threw 5 INTs in the 2003 Super Bowl.” Doesn’t sound very inspiring if you’re trying to get players to forget they play for Al Davis.

    ———————————————–

    Because playing in San Diego with all their trophy’s is SO inspiring….

  89. mmmpieyummy says: Jul 28, 2011 10:51 AM

    Man, a lot of original posts on here saying the word ‘crazy’. Pure f’ing geniuses on this website…no wonder this country is slowing spinning clockwise down the toilet.

    But Hue, seriously…keep that talk in the locker room and pound it into the player’s minds…don’t let the internet trolls hear you say that. It just gives all the Raider haters something else to jerk off to.

  90. southtexasraider says: Jul 28, 2011 10:53 AM

    Stranger things have, do snd will happen.
    When youve been at the bottom the only way to look and go is up.
    Now I’m not saying superbowl, atleast not this year, but we are known as “The Team of The Decades” for a reason.

    We Will Rise!

    RAIDER FAHQIN NATION!

  91. raider17 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:21 AM

    I remember when Trent Green went down with a knee injury, Dick Vemeil saying that he was gonna start Kurt Warner. I thought he was crazy then, but look what happened. Every team always has a chance. The Raiders are no different. He should be talking this way. Not to mention the fact that the Raiders have been to the SuperBowl in every decade except the 90’s! Not many of u other fans can say that. I like our chances! Go Hue, Go Raiders, and Long Live Al Davis!

    Just Win Baby!

  92. jjbadd says: Jul 28, 2011 11:28 AM

    I dont see it, but what would you have him say? To do it, you gotta believe it. He’s got the right attitude, just the wrong team to execute his plan with !

  93. madamschefter says: Jul 28, 2011 11:40 AM

    What coach doesn’t preach winning it all?

  94. radrntn says: Jul 28, 2011 12:28 PM

    well 6-0 in nthe afc west last year laid a foundation to build upon.

    Raiders have a tough first month schedule. Back to back games with the Jets, and Pats. If they go 2-0 in those and I’ll book the flight to watch the raiders in the bowl, go 1-and 1 and I will say maybe we will, and go 0-2, and I will say we still got some work to do. It’s a long season. Raiders just need to resign Miller, and one o-lineman, and get Albert Haynesworth to play along Seymour.

  95. itsmebobd says: Jul 28, 2011 12:39 PM

    As a bengals fan, I remember him being our receivers coach just a few years ago. In 2005, when the bengals had one of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL (if not the best, we had a shootout with the colts in which 1 turnover lost us the game, every other drive both teams scored) and this guy got the best out of his players. He was like chads father, and turned him into the great receiver he WAS at the time. Houshmandzadeh was mentored under him, and became a GREAT posession receiver for our team. Chris henry had a huge impact as a rookie under Hue, and even kelly washington and kevin walter were DAMN good wide receivers under jackson. I remember bratkowski’s offense sputtered the next year, and I was calling for hue to be promoted to offensive coordinator, instead it didnt happen and he went to atlanta. After a stint there and then in baltimore, he goes to oakland. He was shuffled around like he was nothing, but the guy just didnt have much to work with on those teams. In spite of this, hue turned an abysmal raiders offense into a competitor! In his first year as HC, he swept the division rivals (something marvin lewis always preaches, that if u beat ur division guys and sweep them, u should go to playoffs, see our sweep of ravens, steelers and browns and 10-6 season in 2009). Hue Jackson has the right mindset, mental toughness, and know how to get it done guys. I think you raider fans have a winner and keeper as head coach finally, and am envious as we are still stuck with Marvin “giggles” Lewis and his terrible coaching. Having our idiot owner mike brown doesnt help.

  96. aintsfan says: Jul 28, 2011 1:36 PM

    The Raiders have won more pre-season Super Bowls than any other team except maybe the Cowboys. Try finishing a season above .500 for the first time in 9 years.

  97. ademell1 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:52 PM

    HAHAHA Hue is NOT crazy. You know who is crazy? The CHARGERS! I was ecstatic to hear Norv was back for another ‘run’. Raiders will take the west. Chargers will fire Norv after this yr…(unfortunately…he was doing a great job to us Raider fans u know) wondering what happened? The Chargers love fest to become champs officially gets put to an end this yr, by the RAIDUHS

  98. raider17 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:02 PM

    I know the. Raiders have been down lately, but low enough for a Saints fan to talk crap? U gotta be kidding me! Puhleze!!!!

    Long Live Al Davis!!!

  99. torturedraiderfan says: Jul 28, 2011 2:45 PM

    Wow…I can understand some optimism, but the Super Bowl????…and we’re going to do this without our best player and a new OL??? Hue needs to stay away from the rum cake.

  100. raideralex99 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:55 PM

    Sounds like a good coach to me.
    If you don’t think you can win … so should not be coaching.

  101. hendeeze says: Jul 28, 2011 4:18 PM

    Long live Al Davis hiring these clowns to puppet his franchise. What will he do when the inevitable losing record fast approaches?

    How is it he has all this time to be spouting nonsense, when he should be on his knees BEGGING Zach Miller to come back!

  102. raiderapologist says: Jul 28, 2011 8:10 PM

    Jackson is just saying what he needs to say. No matter your talent level, you won’t win if you don’t believe you can. Look at the Chargers. Every year they get the “contender” label because of all the talent they supposedly have, and every year they go out and crap their pants, leaving humbolt no choice but to attempt to deflect his favorite team’s ineptness by continuously bashing the Raiders.

  103. raidernation99 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:00 PM

    with all the rumors floating around, and the first day of training camp this is what you post? your an idiot what do you want him to say.

    he could pull a tom cable and be happy with 8-8 but davis doesnt roll that way

  104. slapyourselfstupid says: Jul 31, 2011 12:15 PM

    bwisnasky,

    Actually you should try educating yourself before opening up your piehole. San Diego has won one Championship during the AFL days. I believe circa 1959/196o, beating the Boston Patriots 44-0.

    If they decided to rename the Superbowl to the “NFL Main Game” and renamed the Vince Lombardi trophy the “Roger Goodell” trophy does it vacate all the previous Super Bowls the Raiders have won and trips therefore? No.

    So read a book you imbicil before making retarded comments.

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