Hue Jackson doesn’t like the negativity surrounding his Raiders team after their ugly loss to the Dolphins.
He wants everyone to know the Raiders are still in first place (tied) and they will still make the playoffs.
“We lost one game. We had a three-game winning streak and no one was asking me about the mental state of the team then,” Jackson said via Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. “So why are we going to ask about it now? Here’s the deal. We need to get back to playing football, go win a game.”
What the Raiders really need is healthier players. Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford, Denarius Moore, and Taiwan Jones all missed practice again Thursday and should miss Sunday’s game against the Packers.
“This team is 7-5 and still in first place in the AFC West,” Jackson said. “Obviously we share it with somebody now. That’s our doing. Everybody’s going to write and say what they want and pour dirt on us, but this team will be back.”
The question is whether the Raiders will still be in first place after this weekend. Odds are they won’t.