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Hue Jackson: “We are going to win the AFC West”

Hue Jackson,  Chad Ochocinco AP

At a time when Rex Ryan is cutting back on the rah rah rhetoric, Raiders coach Hue Jackson has taken a page out of the Ryan motivational playbook.

When you get knocked down, ramp up the confidence to new levels.  And throw in a bold quasi-guarantee.

“We’re not backing down from what the expectation is here by no stretch of the imagination. It’s not going to change,” Jackson said. “We’re going to win the AFC West. We’re going to do everything we can to get in the playoffs and go challenge for a Super Bowl. I am not backing down from that.”

The manner in which the Raiders have reached 2-2 actually makes us believe Jackson. Oakland’s effort was highly inconsistent in recent years. They could beat playoff teams, but lose to anyone.

Despite the 2-2 record, Oakland has played hard each week. Their run game is an enormous weapon.  Jason Campbell has been steady. They only played one team they clearly “should” beat and handled Denver rather easily.

The tough early schedule continues this week in Houston.  After that, they host the Browns, Chiefs, and Broncos.  That gives Oakland a chance to get to the halfway mark at 5-3 and right in the mix of what should be a two-team AFC West race with San Diego.

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  1. wtfpft says: Oct 4, 2011 10:21 AM

    Hue for President!

  2. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2011 10:23 AM

    Of course we are.

    Who’s going to beat us, the SD Dischargers?

  3. suhnum1fan says: Oct 4, 2011 10:24 AM

    You should Hue!!! You see the garbage in your division? In fact, if you don’t win your division, you should be canned

  4. ceo4eva says: Oct 4, 2011 10:25 AM

    I believe!

  5. tinbender2000 says: Oct 4, 2011 10:27 AM

    At least there’s a chance at winning the west. After all, any team that can put 500 yards up on the allmighty Pats….. Oh wait, Anyone can put up 500 yards on the Pats :)

  6. gregeer says: Oct 4, 2011 10:29 AM

    I don’t think they’re good enough to win the AFC West, especially since the Chargers have started well for the first time ever, even though Rivers has not performed like he was last year. They would be lucky for a wildcard place seeing as they’ve lost to two other potential wildcard teams in the Pats and the Bills.

  7. ajknox88 says: Oct 4, 2011 10:29 AM

    I wouldn’t discredit Hue on his claim. He’s got some great playmakers playing for his team.

  8. barneyrumble says: Oct 4, 2011 10:33 AM

    From what I have seen out of The Raiders, I believe him. They can win the West despite how good the Bolts look on paper, they don’t play the games on paper.

  9. fofofotey says: Oct 4, 2011 10:39 AM

    Loved him in X Men.

  10. Foresight2011 says: Oct 4, 2011 10:39 AM

    “We are going to win the AFC West”

    In Madden Franchise Mode.

    Jokes aside they could win it. The Chargers are not that much better then the Raiders.

  11. sourdough says: Oct 4, 2011 10:42 AM

    Not when your “bully” defense is giving up 6 yards a carry.
    Just more hot air from a team who hasn’t posted a winning record in eight years.

  12. 7pints says: Oct 4, 2011 10:47 AM

    Hue Ryan???

  13. tdk24 says: Oct 4, 2011 10:49 AM

    Dang it Hue, don’t say it, just go out and do it!

  14. whynotusecommonsense says: Oct 4, 2011 10:51 AM

    gregeer says:Oct 4, 2011 10:29 AM

    I don’t think they’re good enough to win the AFC West, especially since the Chargers have started well for the first time ever, even though Rivers has not performed like he was last year. They would be lucky for a wildcard place seeing as they’ve lost to two other potential wildcard teams in the Pats and the Bills.
    ———————————————————
    I disagree. The Chargers might be 3-1 but they’ve beat teams that are a combined 1-11, all at home. The only reason there is that one win is because the Vikings and the Chiefs played each other. Man I was hoping for a tie in that game.

    Give them credit for beating who they are supposed to, but they haven’t beat a quality opponent yet.

    Meanwhile the Raiders opened on the road on Monday night then had to travel east to play an early game versus the Bills then had the Jets and Patriots at home. Combined record for Raiders opponents are 9-7. I’d say that they have a very good chance at the division with their schedule getting easier after this week’s game in Houston.

  15. esposito35 says: Oct 4, 2011 10:51 AM

    Someone remind hue that San Deigo is in his division.

  16. 2sausage11 says: Oct 4, 2011 10:51 AM

    I’m not a Raiders fan,but Hue is a good coach and has you pointed in the right direction.If for some reason you don’t win the AFC west this year I see it coming in the very near future. Only if Al gives him a chance.

  17. mypuppyfarted says: Oct 4, 2011 10:57 AM

    You gotta love Hue. The bully isn’t built yet. There are still a few pieces missing but his attitude and brashness is rubbing off on the players. The Raiders may win the division this year but won’t challenge for a Superbowl for a few more years.

  18. nflhof says: Oct 4, 2011 11:00 AM

    The Raiders are close but not there yet. They are 2-3 felony convictions from taking the AFC West.

  19. mfclock says: Oct 4, 2011 11:01 AM

    In the off-season, after jackson is fired from the raiders, i hope he joins the broncos – could use the toughness and attitude.

  20. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2011 11:04 AM

    The combined record of the teams the Chargers have beaten is 1-11.

    The Raiders schedule is front end loaded, while the Chargers schedule is back end loaded.

    The Chargers are a mirage, nothing more.

  21. anhdazman says: Oct 4, 2011 11:05 AM

    The Chargers are always over rated in the AFC west. This year, a bunch of critics claim they’re going to the Super Bowl?!
    Injuries have began mounting for the Chargers and let me remind you that not only did the Raiders own the Chargers last year, they owned the AFC West last year. Won 8 straight AFC West opponent games and if anything, they look better this year. They’re not ready for the Super Bowl or anything far into the play offs because of their leaky defense, but if they believe in Hue and themselves, they’ll have the AFC West.

  22. huejackson says: Oct 4, 2011 11:10 AM

    Lat week game against the ats was a fluke.
    If Raiders played them 10 more times they would of won 9 of them..
    The refs were clearly out there to screw the raiders.. Raiders D is going to get better as the season moves along and wonce it gets a little better just a fraction better Raides will be unstopable.

  23. jackfnburton says: Oct 4, 2011 11:10 AM

    Wow Hue. Bold claim. Right now you’re like Kramer in that karate class for 15 year olds.

    WE’RE AT THE SAME SKILL LEVEL JERRY.

  24. richard92648 says: Oct 4, 2011 11:15 AM

    It’s going to come down to QB’s and coaching. At the end of the day I would take Phillip Rivers over Jason Campbell and coaching is a coin flip since Norv is awful and Hue is “inexperienced.” I’m guessing Week 17 match-up will be for the AFC West title. GO BOLTZ!!

  25. willyalistentothis says: Oct 4, 2011 11:19 AM

    Winning the AFC West = Tallest midget

  26. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Oct 4, 2011 11:27 AM

    Pryor will be allowed back in a few days, Hue should just start him in game 6 versus the Browns at home…get that started,..its going to start soon anyway why wait?…he will hit the ground running…then Hue`s prediction will come true. #Raidernation …. <——– crap, hashtags dont work here,..bummer. :(

  27. r8rsfan says: Oct 4, 2011 11:28 AM

    At the time, everyone thought Al was nuts for sending the Cable Guy packing. Now I think most would agree that it was the right move. Give Darth credit, he saw the potential in this guy. Shore up the D a little and we might be on to something here.

  28. radrntn says: Oct 4, 2011 11:30 AM

    time will tell…..raiders need a healthy secondary to do so. Can not compete w/o Huff, Johnson, Mitchell, Branch, DVD, and Routt all not playing…..they have not been able to play yet this year. Still no Louis Murphy, and we need Marcel Reece. I think with all of them healthy raiders will play much better.

  29. dogsweat1 says: Oct 4, 2011 11:31 AM

    It only takes 8 games to win the AFC West…..

    Brash prediction.

  30. pigskinswag says: Oct 4, 2011 11:32 AM

    Gotta admire Jackson’s moxie, but how “bold” of a prediction is it? Chiefs – Horrific this season Broncos – Horrible. If they sweep the Chargers they likely win the division. Even if they split its a good chance they win it.

  31. justwinbaby29 says: Oct 4, 2011 11:34 AM

    I love Hue. If the coach doesn’t believe in his team then who else is? I’ll take this approach over the aww shucks, so and so is hard to beat.

    Chargers are 3-1 but they’ve only beaten KC, Miami and Minnesota.

    Raiders are 2-2 after playing a tough road game at Denver, at Buffalo, NY Jets and New England.

    After Sunday at Houston (tough but winnable game) the Raiders host Cleveland, KC, Denver before going to SD.

    San Diego at Oakland will be for the division title Sunday, January 1st 8:30pm EST on NBC.. Print it.

    Go Raiders!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. slickster35 says: Oct 4, 2011 11:50 AM

    The fade….every years preseason, first month of the season champion. LOL

  33. bayoubauer says: Oct 4, 2011 11:51 AM

    It wont’ be a big surprise if the raiders win the divison, but does anyone honestly believe Jason Campbell could lead any team to a SB? It’s a QB league, folks.

  34. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2011 11:52 AM

    dogsweat1 says: Oct 4, 2011 11:31 AM

    It only takes 8 games to win the AFC West…..

    Brash prediction.
    *************************************************
    The Raiders won 8 games last year and missed the playoffs.

    Face plant.

  35. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2011 11:56 AM

    slickster35 says:
    Oct 4, 2011 11:50 AM

    The fade….every years preseason, first month of the season champion. LOL
    *********************************************
    “LOL”

    You know what’s REALLY funny, that everyone, including you, knows that it the Chargers who are .every years preseason, first month of the season champion.”

    “LOL”

    Loser

  36. dannymac17 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:02 PM

    Hue better hope Rivers doesnt catch fire late in the season like he usually does.

  37. icanspeel says: Oct 4, 2011 12:03 PM

    Every coach should believe they will win their division or else they aren’t trying hard enough, but does publicly stating it make it any more true?

    There is no denying the Raiders are much improved, but when is the last time they had a winning season? (8-8 doesn’t count) Might make sense to win first before talking.

  38. chiefspirate20 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:05 PM

    As a Chiefs fan i hate to say that the Hue is right so I won’t. The Raiders will wake up from their dream and once again fail at the end.

  39. richm2256 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:09 PM

    huejackson says:
    Lat week game against the ats was a fluke.
    If Raiders played them 10 more times they would of won 9 of them..
    The refs were clearly out there to screw the raiders.. Raiders D is going to get better as the season moves along and wonce it gets a little better just a fraction better Raides will be unstopable.

    —————————————————————
    Shut up

    Seriously.

    Your team got beat last week. Shut up about refs, and “what if’s” already.

  40. nicosanchez02 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:13 PM

    Wow Gregg, nice post!
    so there is some raider love deep down inside of you. You’re not going soft on us now are ya?

  41. cuzz4169 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:22 PM

    Denver would’ve beat the Raiders if Dumb ass Orton didn’t drop the ball with TE running wide open for score.

  42. ronlm says: Oct 4, 2011 12:24 PM

    Raiders have proven they can beat the teams in their division… yes that includes sandyeggo… they just need to take care of their business outside of it. Six of their eight wins last year were divisional… which is awesome… but winning only two outside is not gonna cut it.

    The Jets win was a good start… beat Houston and then we will be moving along.

  43. raiderinpa says: Oct 4, 2011 12:25 PM

    I love this man!! Tighten up the pass defense and we can hang with anyone!! Buffalo, shmuffalo… We shut them out in the first half, had them by the throat, then let them breath and lost…

    Jackson made bold comments? No folks, just tellin it like it is… The bully will keep building momentum!

  44. rdrs68 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:26 PM

    no offense to donkey lovers or the team that plays at Camarohead stadium but the da Bolts and da Raidahs are looking at 50/50 chance to win the west.

  45. mcthompso says: Oct 4, 2011 12:33 PM

    I kinda feel like he wasn’t necessarily making the guarantee, just following up on what his expectation is. He was talking about his expectations for the team before and after the quote.

    Hue is pretty talkative. While he is a good coach, I don’t think he has the smarts to show confidence without it coming off as a bit abrasive. I like Hue, I think he is a keeper coach–should be in Oakland for awhile. He just needs to learn to downplay his hyperbole.

  46. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 4, 2011 12:33 PM

    Tryin’ to make a dollar out of 15 cents.

  47. humb0lt says: Oct 4, 2011 12:44 PM

    This Chargers fan thanks Hue for giving my team locker room material.

    The Raiders puzzle me. Al Davis gave

  48. autumnwind999 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:47 PM

    The Raiders can hang with anyone and I honestly believe are the best team in the AFC West and one of the half dozen most talented teams in the NFL right now.

    Raiders took their foot off the gas in Buffalo to start the 2nd half and it cost them. Even the New England game, where NE took control of the scoreboard in the 2nd half, the Raiders actually outgained the Pats by about 100 yards for the game and were probably two plays (the Campbell INT and waived off PI flag) from that game being won by whoever had the ball last. In all honesty, I was nervous about the Pats coming into that one. After watching the game I observed that the Raiders, Brady aside, looked like the better, more talented team. Just made a few too many mistakes.

    If the Raiders get into the playoffs they’re a team no one will want to face.

  49. autumnwind999 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:49 PM

    Chargers hot start = A product of beating three teams (KC, Miami, Minn) that are a combined 1-11 with the one win coming when two of them played one another (KC over Minn). Chargers haven’t really been convincing in any of those wins.

  50. humb0lt says: Oct 4, 2011 12:52 PM

    This Chargers fan thanks Hue for giving my team locker room material.

    The Raiders puzzle me. Al Davis gave a $48 million contract to Kamerion Wimbley, $29 mil guaranteed. He gave Stanford Routt a $31.5 mil contract, $20 mil guaranteed over the first two years of the contract. He gave 32-year-old Richard Seymour a $30 mil contract, $15 mil guaranteed.

    But the Raiders have the 29th-ranked defense, and give up more points per game, 28.2, than any other team in the NFL, except the Chiefs. The Raiders are tied with the Rams for 30th in points given up.

    On Sunday at home, the Raiders offense managed to score 19 points on what is statistically the worst defense in the league: the Patriots.

    If the Raiders are going to win the division, they are going to have start scoring more points than their defense gives up.

  51. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:54 PM

    love Hue! still wish he was a part of the Ravens coaching staff, but he definitely deserves to be a head coach.

  52. dafixisin says: Oct 4, 2011 12:54 PM

    If only the Al Davis coached defense could carry their part of the equation, this team might be at least 3-1. Now that Al has got real depth on the D line, it’s back to Al being Al, running that straight vanilla defensive scheme. The secondary may be showing zone looks this season (which is still totally shocking to see), but the front 7 is still man-to-man.

    The Baltimore Ravens, by far a superior defense, show all kinds of complex looks. Their corners are no more talented than the Raiders, but they take full advantage of their front seven to compensate for that.

    I’m not gonna fault pumpkinhead for this defense, because everybody knows (and Bill Belichick admitted it) this is an Al Davis-led defense.

    Funny, how they’re not holding up against anyone with a halfway decent QB on their team.

  53. war27 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:57 PM

    “That gives Oakland a chance to get to the halfway mark at 5-3″

    Or, um 6-2. Houston is still very beatable.

  54. colinblowherd says: Oct 4, 2011 12:59 PM

    humb0lt says: Oct 4, 2011 12:44 PM

    This Chargers fan thanks Hue for giving my team locker room material.

    The Raiders puzzle me. Al Davis gave
    ————————————————–

    Did they not give you enough material last year with the numbers 35-27 and 28-13? The Chargers still have Norv and that in itself gives their opponents an advantage.

  55. countsnail says: Oct 4, 2011 1:03 PM

    Phillip Rivers vs. Jason Campbell…

    LOL, no contest. Chargers win the AFC West. Sorry Oakland. Run DMC can only get you so far.

  56. ppdoc13 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:05 PM

    Hue Jackson never had a problem with ego. His is enough to fill up a room even with Rex Ryan in it. But he may be right. His only real competition is SD. The broncos and the chiefs absolutely blow.

  57. rushmatic says: Oct 4, 2011 1:09 PM

    joetoronto says:
    The combined record of the teams the Chargers have beaten is 1-11.

    The Raiders schedule is front end loaded, while the Chargers schedule is back end loaded.

    The Chargers are a mirage, nothing more.

    ________________

    More refuse-loaded comments from the troll who seems to think his opinion is fact. The rest of us are just along for the ride!

  58. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2011 1:10 PM

    dafixisin:

    “The front 7 is in man to man”, WTF?

  59. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2011 1:12 PM

    The L.A. Chargers are now irrelevant, yesterdays news.

  60. Nevis says: Oct 4, 2011 1:17 PM

    I like Oakland this year. I hope they bounce the Bolts, who everyone is tired of seeing not go all the way.

    Sorry Chargers, but Norv Turner will never bring you a ring and anyone who knows his HC coaching history could have told you that the day he was hired.

  61. returntoexcellence says: Oct 4, 2011 1:23 PM

    humb0lt says:
    Oct 4, 2011 12:52 PM

    If the Raiders are going to win the division, they are going to have start scoring more points than their defense gives up.

    ———————————

    John Madden statement of the week…

  62. waxedagain says: Oct 4, 2011 1:37 PM

    Umm….rookie head coaches should STFU and let the team’s record at the end of the season speak for itself. What other head coaches are bragging that they are gonna win their division after 4 games?

  63. beastmode92 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:39 PM

    We dominated the broncos and barley came away with a win. We ran over the depleted Pats D and still lost. We had three picks on the final drive that went right through or off our hands against Buffalo to win it. Were a good team but we still have more to work on and prove before we talk about post-season. Hue, stay humble. Don’t become the West Coast Rex Ryan.

    Love the heart of this team though. Nothing matters but Houston.

    And enough with this refs screwed us b.s. We had some late hits on Brady that wern’t called.

  64. granadafan says: Oct 4, 2011 1:55 PM

    Hue Jackson has the right attitude. I liked him as an assistant down the road at CAL. Let’s see if Al Davis actually lets him coach the players and call plays or will he undermine Jackson as he has done with every other coach and send down plays from the owner’s box?

  65. go619chargers says: Oct 4, 2011 2:01 PM

    Alright all these raider fans that got stirred up over this post please calm down! First of all, Jason Campbell is STILL your QB! He’s not doing good right now he’s just not as bad as he has been in past years. You want to say you almost had the Pats? So did the Chargers! About last years games, the Chargers special teams gave you that game. The second one yes the raiders whooped us fair and square. Also, Ryan Mathews is turning into what he is supposed to be so now you don’t just have to worry about Rivers to Jackson you have to worry about Mathews. But in the end you have to play the game and we will see who ends up laughing at who at the end of the season. Go Chargers!!!

  66. hendeeze says: Oct 4, 2011 2:03 PM

    Texans are gonna run it right at the Raiders this weekend and they won’t be able to stop it.

  67. SM says: Oct 4, 2011 2:49 PM

    I never understood why saying something like this is such a shocker to everyone. What do we expect their goals to be? “We going to come in 3rd!”?

  68. dogsweat1 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:01 PM

    The Raiders won 8 games last year and missed the playoffs.

    Face plant.

    ********************************

    In 2011 it will only take 8 games to win the Strong AFC West.

    2011

    Raiders 8-8

    Chargers 6-10

    Chiefs 5-11

    Mules 3-13

  69. sjesse6 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:02 PM

    Memo

    To: Hue (and the Chokeland Raiders)

    From: SD, Denver, KC and the rest of the NFL for that matter

    Re: Hue Jackson: “We are going to win the AFC West”
    ___________________________________

    BWAAAAAA, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA….

    Stop! Man you had us goin’ there for a second.

    Seriously, thanks for the laugh though.

  70. bwisnasky says: Oct 4, 2011 3:10 PM

    Alright all these raider fans that got stirred up over this post please calm down! First of all, Jason Campbell is STILL your QB! He’s not doing good right now he’s just not as bad as he has been in past years. You want to say you almost had the Pats? So did the Chargers! About last years games, the Chargers special teams gave you that game. The second one yes the raiders whooped us fair and square. Also, Ryan Mathews is turning into what he is supposed to be so now you don’t just have to worry about Rivers to Jackson you have to worry about Mathews. But in the end you have to play the game and we will see who ends up laughing at who at the end of the season. Go Chargers!!!

    —————————————-

    At this point in the season, Campbell is outplaying Rivers.. and you can have Matthews.. the Raiders will ram Dmac down your throat all day… I bet Weddell’s head is still ringing from when Dmac trucked him on his way to the end zone last year.. and your special teams didn’t give the Raiders the first game, the Raiders special teams took the game from you guys… I just don’t see why they average Bolt fan can’t see what we’ve seen for years.. that Norv is a good co-ordinator, and a lousy head coach. He’s taken the most talented roster and made it worse every year… and now without Rivers having Sproles and Gates as his safety valves, his true colors are starting to show…. The Chargers will still make some plays, but if my team was 3 and 1 having beaten teams who’s combined records are 1-11 with the one win coming because 2 of said teams played each other, I wouldn’t be bragging. Not to mention SD has been squeaking out wins, against those said bad teams, in their own ball park. Raiders may have lost a game they shouldn’t have (Buffalo, albeit on shortened rest) and lost one they should have.. but for the most part, they’ve at least looked like they can beat anybody on any given Sunday… And San Diego still hasn’t hit a tough spot in their schedule. tsk tsk…..

  71. bwisnasky says: Oct 4, 2011 3:29 PM

    hendeeze says:
    Oct 4, 2011 2:03 PM
    Texans are gonna run it right at the Raiders this weekend and they won’t be able to stop it.

    ————————————–

    And Dmac is going to run it straight at the Texans and they won’t be able to stop it… unlike an injured Mendenhall with the pitiful Pittsburgh 3rd string line

  72. escoboltsfan says: Oct 4, 2011 3:40 PM

    The Chargers have been a slow starting team for years, now they are winning the games they would have lost last year, Oakland has a lot of speed, a lot of size, but they don’t have number 17. Should be a tight race, but I think scar face is getting ahead of himself.

  73. rajbais says: Oct 4, 2011 4:23 PM

    Not to be racially offensive, but Hue Jackson is the “Black Rex Ryan”!!!

  74. 2sausage11 says: Oct 4, 2011 5:24 PM

    waxedagain says:
    Oct 4, 2011 1:37 PM
    Umm….rookie head coaches should STFU and let the team’s record at the end of the season speak for itself. What other head coaches are bragging that they are gonna win their division after 4 games?

    ————————–

    The fat man that coaches the paper planes in NY

  75. granadafan says: Oct 4, 2011 6:28 PM

    “rajbais says:
    Oct 4, 2011 4:23 PM
    Not to be racially offensive, but Hue Jackson is the “Black Rex Ryan”!!!”
    ===================================================================

    Not even close. Hue doesn’t have a history of mouthing off or putting his foot in his mouth. He’s been a class guy throughout his coaching career and takes coaching one step at a time. His approach is to toe the line, especially with Al really running the show.

  76. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 4, 2011 6:33 PM

    The Bolts are winning 13 or 14. The Raiders lose too many games like they have the last two to even be looking past the Wild Card.

    Good thing for them they have one in the bag against a likely wild-card team. But slow it down Hue. You got BLATANTLY outcoached by Bill on Sunday. Figure out how to stop blowing big leads and not getting suckered into playing one-dimensional football (aka the Patriot Way) instead of forcing them to do ADAPT TO YOUR WELL-ROUNDED FOOTBALL TEAM.

  77. radrntn says: Oct 4, 2011 7:02 PM

    humb0lt says:
    Oct 4, 2011 12:52 PM

    If the Raiders are going to win the division, they are going to have start scoring more points than their defense gives up.
    _____________________________

    omg dumbolt you really are stupid

  78. hendeeze says: Oct 4, 2011 7:13 PM

    hue said 2 weeks ago that no players or coaches will call out another player while he is the head coach(after tommy Kelly shouted his mouth off at the secondary). today hue calls out Ronaldo McClain for not playing up to his potential. so yes he does put his foot in his mouth. contradict much hue?

  79. raiderapologist says: Oct 4, 2011 7:34 PM

    escoboltsfan says: Oct 4, 2011 3:40 PM

    The Chargers have been a slow starting team for years, now they are winning the games they would have lost last year, Oakland has a lot of speed, a lot of size, but they don’t have number 17. Should be a tight race, but I think scar face is getting ahead of himself.

    Scar face? Really? I won’t lump all Charger fans together, but some of you clowns really lack imagination.

  80. raiderapologist says: Oct 4, 2011 7:50 PM

    humb0lt says: Oct 4, 2011 12:52 PM

    If the Raiders are going to win the division, they are going to have start scoring more points than their defense gives up.

    Humb0lt went on to say that if the Raiders do win the division, they will need to win all of their playoff games in order to win the NFL championship, and the only way they can achieve that goal is to outscore their opponents. At least he thinks that is how it works, but being a Charger fan, he’s relying on second-hand information.

  81. lance19 says: Oct 4, 2011 8:08 PM

    The Chargers’ special teams disaster
    last year is well, known, and yes, the
    Raiders snuck in there and won both games.

    But can we stop this
    “Raiders know how to beat the Chargers”
    nonsense right now? The Chargers have
    won 13 of the last 15 games between the 2 teams…
    it’s WAY too early to pretend the Raiders have the
    Chargers solved.

  82. platinumraider32 says: Oct 4, 2011 8:09 PM

    Maybe I just don’t get it but I can’t see how this is such a “bold” prediction. They swept the division last year and because of inconsistency (reference the Arizona, 49′er and Jacksonville games, which would have made them 11-5, all things being equal of course), gave the division back. A good coach builds on things like that and lets his team know it’s time to take the next step. Sounds like a natural progression to me. What is he supposed to say?? We’ll “try”?? or “I hope we can?”. I would feel real uncomfortable with that attitude.

    This man is not new to the NFL and yes it’s his first head coaching gig, but he’s been at this a good many winters. He knows what it takes and how to get there. The Raiders have played far too long with “no” expectations except finding ways to lose games.

    San Diego has been picked to win this division at least the last 5 years running and are always considered a favorite to get to the bowl. Still….”no cigar”! And football is different from other sports. You can’t win your division year in and out and not make something of the opportunity because the game and teams catch up to you. Example: As good as the Patriots are, they haven’t won a playoff game since 07′. Sidebar – San Diego is the only team in the division that “hasn’t” won a Super Bowl.

    Hue is taking the right approach for the group of men he’s coaching. He has expectations and he’s determined to have them met.

    If you can’t appreciate that….then I just don’t know.

  83. lance19 says: Oct 4, 2011 8:47 PM

    “San Diego has been picked to win this division at least the last 5 years running”

    And 4 of the 5 times, that pick was right.
    The other time they missed by a game.

    “I can’t see how this is such a ‘bold’ prediction”

    9-7 would be bold for a team that hasn’t had
    a winning record since 2002, has lost 13 of 15
    to the Chargers, and has gone 41-95 in that time.

  84. trumpetjazz75 says: Oct 4, 2011 9:05 PM

    As a die hard raider fan, I like what he is doing. Just win baby.

  85. raiderapologist says: Oct 4, 2011 9:09 PM

    lance19 says: Oct 4, 2011 8:08 PM

    The Chargers’ special teams disaster
    last year is well, known, and yes, the
    Raiders snuck in there and won both games.

    “Snuck” in there? I thought both of those games were on the schedule.

  86. platinumraider32 says: Oct 4, 2011 10:06 PM

    Granted @Lance19.

    How bout this: Win a Superbowl already. I appreciate Charger fans, I really do!!!!

    However, this team with all it’s talent, all it’s “division” titles in the past 5 years, it’s 13 out of 15 wins against the Raiders, fails to pay dividends. When Marty Schottenheimer coached the Chiefs, they beat the Raiders 18 out of 22 and what came of that??? The fact they won 18 out of 22, that’s it!!!! Not even a Superbowl appearance. Sorry Nephew, in the NFL you are judged only by Lombardi Trophy’s and until the Chargers do that, it’s all conversation!!!!!

    I remember a Chargers team with Dan Fouts, Chuck Muncie, James Brooks, Wes Chandler, Charlie Joiner, Kellen Winslow, John Jefferson, Fred Dean. Woodrow Lowe, etc…. This team is no where near that inspite of their winning! Not even close.

    Yes Lance19, I remember them well. In all honesty, the Raiders have appeared in one more Superbowl than San Diego’s “only” trip to the big dance!!!!

  87. lance19 says: Oct 4, 2011 11:11 PM

    Yeah, I guess if MY team was 41-95 since 2002, maybe I’D be trying to change the subject
    (to glory long past) too… :)

  88. hendeeze says: Oct 5, 2011 1:02 AM

    bwisnasky says:

    And Dmac is going to run it straight at the Texans and they won’t be able to stop it… unlike an injured Mendenhall with the pitiful Pittsburgh 3rd string line

    ___________________________________

    Lets see here…
    Raiders
    Give up 28 pts per game avg (Tied for 30th)
    6 yd per carry against them (29th)
    12.2 per pass against them (25th)
    409.8 total defense (29th)

    Texans
    Give up 17 pts per game (4th)
    4.9 yds per carr against them (18th)
    7.9 per pass against them (10th)
    323 total defense (10th)

    Nope I dont see that happening at all. DMAC is outstanding, but he can’t make up for the giant hole that is your defense. (Stevie Johnson alone in the endzone anyone?)

  89. southtexasraider says: Oct 5, 2011 3:28 PM

    platinumraider32 says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:06 PM
    Granted @Lance19.

    How bout this: Win a Superbowl already. I appreciate Charger fans, I really do!!!!

    However, this team with all it’s talent, all it’s “division” titles in the past 5 years, it’s 13 out of 15 wins against the Raiders, fails to pay dividends. When Marty Schottenheimer coached the Chiefs, they beat the Raiders 18 out of 22 and what came of that??? The fact they won 18 out of 22, that’s it!!!! Not even a Superbowl appearance. Sorry Nephew, in the NFL you are judged only by Lombardi Trophy’s and until the Chargers do that, it’s all conversation!!!!!

    I remember a Chargers team with Dan Fouts, Chuck Muncie, James Brooks, Wes Chandler, Charlie Joiner, Kellen Winslow, John
    ————————————————–

    typical dolt fan trying to compensate some ground one way or another….lol. Raiders lead overall series 55–44–2. Y’all still couldnt catch up beating us 7 some years in a row, thats some funny schit…..try to counter that fact.

    RAIDER FAHQIN NATION!

  90. platinumraider32 says: Oct 5, 2011 7:44 PM

    ^5@Southtexasraider!!!!!

    I see you know the real story as well!!!!

  91. platinumraider32 says: Oct 8, 2011 1:28 PM

    @lance19:

    Upon the death of Al Davis, I find it ironic that, according to your login name of “lance19″ you are a fan of Lance Alworth!!!!!

    With that being said…. Who, in all probability, is the most famous Charger (Shout out to Dan Fouts, Coach “Air” Coryell).

    Let me ask you this: Why did Lance have “Al” present him as a hall of fame inductee?????

    Did you even know that??? I’ll give you credit and “presume” that you did!!!!!!

    Keep Hate’n!!!!!!!

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