Skip to content

Hue Jackson defensive about late game collapse

Oakland Raiders v Green Bay Packers Getty Images

Tebow-Brady got all the viewers on Sunday, but the Lions and Raiders played the game of the day.

Not only did the game include a thrilling end, Detroit’s win shook up the playoff picture in both conferences.

The NFC would be a lot more jumbled if the Lions had lost. And the Raiders’ once-promising playoff hopes are in deep trouble. It’s enough to make Raiders coach Hue Jackson rather defensive about his role in Sunday’s late game meltdown.

Here’s Jackson, trying to explain why linebacker Rolondo McClain was stuck covering Calvin Johnson deep down the middle of the field late in the game:

“Go make that play,” Jackson said via the CSNCalifornia.com. “It isn’t a scheme issue. The ball’s laying up in the air, you’ve got to go make that play when you’ve got an opportunity. Their guy made it and we didn’t, so they won the game.”

Even forty yards down the field?

“Yeah, that’s called the Tampa-2. That’s what the middle linebacker does — he runs right down the middle of the field. They made the play and we didn’t.”

McClain also had a chance to tackle Stafford on a fourth down play earlier in the quarter that would have sealed the game. He whiffed.

Perhaps Jackson’s biggest blunder was passing up a field goal early in the game to attempt a fourth-and-one. It failed.

“To me, you have to take that shot,” he said.

Jackson’s aggression should have paid off another time. He called for a deep pass on third-and-four with 3:54 to play. Gain a first down there, and the game is probably over. Carson Palmer had an open receiver and instead threw an incompletion.

As Jackson would say, go and make that play.

Permalink 74 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Oakland Raiders, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
74 Responses to “Hue Jackson defensive about late game collapse”
  1. edmazeing1 says: Dec 19, 2011 1:46 PM

    I thought he was going to state that the D.C was fired this morning!!

  2. goodluckking says: Dec 19, 2011 1:48 PM

    How about some coverage of Jeremy Boyd’s blind side hit on Carey and then his antics on the sideline afterward.

    To quote the announcer “look at this clown”

  3. duncanthecat says: Dec 19, 2011 1:50 PM

    Excuses, excuses and excuses…

    It’s the Raider Way.

  4. mt99808 says: Dec 19, 2011 1:51 PM

    I don’t know the exact time but 3:54 is definitely wrong. Time was probably somewhere around 2:30. Raiders immediately punted, Lions incomplete pass left I think 2:09 on the clock and then hit the 2 minute warning on a completion on the next play.

  5. jaggedmark says: Dec 19, 2011 1:53 PM

    Really? Hey Hue Jackson, throw out the 40yard completion to Johnson. What about his other 174 yards receiving and 2 TDs?

    It’s as if the Raiders never knew he was on the field, or who he even is.

    He’s MEGATRON!!! Learn him, know him, cover him!

  6. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Dec 19, 2011 1:53 PM

    Hue Jackson is over rated…. so is Carson Palmer.

  7. AlanSaysYo says: Dec 19, 2011 1:54 PM

    Even Madden ’12′s Ask the Coach feature thinks that defensive call was stupid.

  8. thetruth619 says: Dec 19, 2011 1:57 PM

    I like the aggression. The D let us down, not the offensive playcalling. Given the injuries this year, particularly DMAC and a QB switch midseason…even being in the hunt means Hue is doing his job

  9. earthtopft says: Dec 19, 2011 1:57 PM

    They failed to make the plays and now there is a great hue and cry.

  10. nomoreseasontix says: Dec 19, 2011 1:58 PM

    Hue is getting defensive because he’s wrong. Flat wrong.
    Not a legit head coach.

  11. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 19, 2011 2:00 PM

    The franchise desperately needs a leader to emerge. I like Hue and think he deserves another year. But this team has too much talent to perform the way they are performing. You’ve heard it before, new DC and Madden as VP of football operations.

  12. dgforreal says: Dec 19, 2011 2:01 PM

    Raiders should have gotten defensive on that final drive then Hue wouldn’t need to get defensive now.

  13. blitzdorsey says: Dec 19, 2011 2:01 PM

    The Raiders stink on toast! Thanks for those first and second-round picks for Carson! Haha.

  14. xtb3 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:03 PM

    One horrible decision after another by Jackson. 4th and one in first period from the Detroit 24 he passes on the sure field goal and has Palmer go for the endzone and a TD which he overthrew. Scoring with 7 and a half minutes left in game to make score Oakland 26-14 Jackson does not go for 2 to try to increase lead to 28-14m instead takes expoint to make it a meaningless 27-14. Then with just over 2 minutes left in game up 6 points and Bush grinding out yards on every play and running clock down on 3rd and 3 from the Oakland 48 Jackson has Palmer go for home run TD pass which again was overthrown.

    Then on final drive of Lions with no timeouts Jackson refused to blitz and make the one sack that would have ended the game. McClain covering Johnson.

    Too many of these coaches are getting their job solely on “diversity” issues.

    Raiders were much the best team yeasterday – Jackson is in over his head.

  15. stoogy says: Dec 19, 2011 2:03 PM

    we will make playoffs

  16. trollhammer20 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:05 PM

    Did he say “They are who we thought they were! And we let ‘em off the hook!”?

  17. r8rsfan says: Dec 19, 2011 2:06 PM

    The one knock on McClain coming out of Bama was his coverage skills. He’s improved some, but pitting him against Megatron with the game on the line is ridiculous. That play didn’t result in a score, but on the one that did they put Megatron 1 on 1 against Stanford Routt. Everyone in the free world knew where Stafford would be looking. Bresnahan has to be one of the worst DC’s in the league when it comes to protecting a lead late.

  18. norcal031 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:08 PM

    Just throw your players under the bus and not take credit when things go bad. That’s not good leadership. Especially when everyone knows you messed up. Don’t say players messed up in public. As much ad I hate the steelers I love mike tomlin. He knows what’s up. You don’t discuss family business in front of company Hue.

  19. r8rsfan says: Dec 19, 2011 2:09 PM

    And let’s not forget that Jerome Boyd was also in coverage on the long completion to Megatron, both he an McClain blew it. If there are any firings today it should be Boyd – he made at least 2 inexcusable mistakes in that game.

  20. marcsasharc says: Dec 19, 2011 2:11 PM

    “tough guy” coach that talks a big game and is just an inadequate leader. some “beast” he was brewing in Oakland. the new Mike Singletary in the Bay Area. awesome.

  21. norcal031 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:13 PM

    And there were like 2 and some change when they had that 3rd down pass. As big a blunder as Marion barber last week. It hurt the playoff chances so much. Possibly the biggest coach blunder all year.

  22. radrntn says: Dec 19, 2011 2:15 PM

    well i remember when lame kiffin wanted to bring his daddy along, and al said no way will the raiders ever play tampa 2 d,

    so much for resting in peace……if hue thinks a middle lb should be 50 yards downfield covering the best wr in the nfl, he smokes stuff that does not come from a seed.

  23. radrntn says: Dec 19, 2011 2:18 PM

    lets face it raiders have had way to many injuries this year, and now dmc is done for the year.

    more than anything we missed michael huff yesterday…..i think mitchell is a great player, but a huge drop off from huff to giordano, and boyd was toast all day yesterday.

  24. asublimeday says: Dec 19, 2011 2:19 PM

    If only he held a gun to stafford pre-game

  25. suhnami says: Dec 19, 2011 2:20 PM

    jamarcus who??

  26. suhnami says: Dec 19, 2011 2:22 PM

    lions have the most come from behind victories of 13+ point deficits in a season…yet all the talk is the opposing teams “late game collapse”??

    ahhh the hate….keep it coming, makes it more fun

  27. earthtopft says: Dec 19, 2011 2:23 PM

    McClain’s parents wanted to name him Orlando, but misspelt it on the birth certificate. What do you expect from the guy, really?

  28. spellingcops says: Dec 19, 2011 2:24 PM

    Loser coach, loser players, loser organization. Raiders are hot garbage from top to bottom. Maybe this should teach the silver and crack not to talk playoffs in September.

  29. granadafan says: Dec 19, 2011 2:28 PM

    A linebacker on Megatron? Defense call fail

  30. adamskic says: Dec 19, 2011 2:29 PM

    Sorry Tebow, Jesus was busy at the Lions game.

  31. knowerofallthings says: Dec 19, 2011 2:29 PM

    you had to go for the field goal; would’ve won the game. bad call

  32. souldogdave says: Dec 19, 2011 2:31 PM

    Pretty stupid, Hue. Coaches on both sides of the ball lost this game as much as stupid player mistakes. Boyd laughing on the sideline after chumping the play is terrible, he should be cut he sucks anyway. We might have survived the injuries with competent coaching, but this dog is done, stick a fork in it. Lucky if we match last years record, which got Cable FIRED.

  33. KIR says: Dec 19, 2011 2:35 PM

    @xtb3 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:03 PM

    Too many of these coaches are getting their job solely on “diversity” issues.
    __________________________

    I wonder if you had the same question for all of the other Raider coaches they’ve had in recent years? We all know the answer.

  34. slugdub says: Dec 19, 2011 2:35 PM

    DC Bresnahan needs to go. Pin them down inside their own 5 and they march down the field and score? Pathetic!

  35. tundey says: Dec 19, 2011 2:35 PM

    I don’t care what coverage you’re playing, you can’t have a LB covering Megatron. Maybe he might a 20% on quick slant passes but 40 yards downfield? Forget about it.

  36. r8rsfan says: Dec 19, 2011 2:39 PM

    Too bad Al isn’t here to hold Hue accountable. “Coach Davis” would be ashamed. I believe the saying “absolute power corrupts absolutely” may be applicable.

  37. realnflmaster says: Dec 19, 2011 2:41 PM

    This guys a joke. He talks more than Rex. The difference is Rex backs it up with with a super bowl ring and multiple conference championships. Along with hall of famers like Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata and Darrelle Revis under his tutilige.

    Blow hard Faiders. Good move for Palmer huh?!

  38. raiders4life says: Dec 19, 2011 2:51 PM

    Smh

  39. alpod says: Dec 19, 2011 2:55 PM

    The dumbest thing hue did this game was go for the xp with 7 minutes left in the game. GO UP BY 14! THEY’RE NOT GOING TO KICK 2 FGS AND SCORE A TD WITH 7 MINUTES IN THE GAME!!! i knew that would come back to haunt us.

  40. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 19, 2011 2:57 PM

    So, now that we traded the farm for Carson does that mean that Pryor is never going to see the field in the next 4-5 years? (I don’t think that was the plan when we took him with a 3 in the supplemental draft, pre-carson. Man, I hate having Carson on the team.)

  41. ninerdynasty says: Dec 19, 2011 2:59 PM

    Where is JoeToronto and RaiderRob21..?i bet if this had happened to the niners or most other teams these two jack asses would be here talking all sort of sh1t and how they suck..

    its funny how they don’t show up to their own teams blogs when they lose.

  42. war27 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:59 PM

    Boyd’s block is fine (and probably even legal) If he didn’t make that block Branch would have been tackled there and not had a 76 yard return. He was dead to rights tackled on that play so anyone acting like Boyd took 76 yards off the play is fooling themself.

    Palmer didn’t over throw Moore. He placed the ball almost perfect. The defender hooked Moore when Moore had him beat and the refs didn’t see it or chose not to call it.

  43. thetruth619 says: Dec 19, 2011 3:20 PM

    xtb3 says: Dec 19, 2011 2:03 PM

    Too many of these coaches are getting their job solely on “diversity” issues.

    Raiders were much the best team yeasterday – Jackson is in over his head

    ===================================

    Amazingly ignorant!!

    Hue was a hot commodity before joining the Raiders last year as OC. A year in which we became one of the better offenses in the league. We had to make a choice between Cable or Jackson this year as Hue was going to get a HC gig somewhere else if we didn’t promote him. Word was that he was really running the practices, not Cable. So that diversity argument is completely idiotic.

    The Raiders have dealt with as many, if not more injuries than anyone. Look what happened to KC when they lost their superstar back. This has been a completely chaotic year and he still has them in the playoff mix.

  44. war27 says: Dec 19, 2011 3:22 PM

    The blindside block rule was put into effect mostly because of interception returns. Player like Sapp would run down the field headhunting for players that were 20-30 yards AWAY from the play. It’s in place for saftey, especially for QB’s that Sapp would always try to clean out when they weren’t part of the play.

    To make that call for a player that is a part of the play is stupid. It wasn’t a block in the back, it was a huge hit. That’s the only reason it got called.

  45. wetpaperbag3 says: Dec 19, 2011 3:26 PM

    The fault lies with Bresnahan on that past Lions drive. With the last couple of minutes left in the game, the Lions had to go 98 yards to get a touchdown. So, I knew, the fans in attendance knew, the Raiders radio commentators knew, those with a brain knew that the Lions would have to pass the ball. And what do the Raiders do? Play Tampa 2; allowing deep passes underneath the umbrella coverage.

    Then on the last play of the game, the defense stayed in the same coverage and didn’t double Megatron as he sat there all lone deep in the endzone…uncovered.

    Bresnahan…the final Al Davis era hold over. Bresnahan should be shown the door by lunchtime today! That defensive scheme was pathetic at best.

  46. wetpaperbag3 says: Dec 19, 2011 3:31 PM

    nflofficeadmin says: Dec 19, 2011 2:57 PM

    So, now that we traded the farm for Carson does that mean that Pryor is never going to see the field in the next 4-5 years? (I don’t think that was the plan when we took him with a 3 in the supplemental draft, pre-carson. Man, I hate having Carson on the team.)
    ============================

    You do realize that Carson completed 32 of 40 passes…right? No interceptions, a passer rating of 111, and a TD with 367 total yards for the day. I’d take that ANY day!!!

  47. dirtyharry44 says: Dec 19, 2011 3:36 PM

    Same ol crappy Raiders. Same ol crappy Raider coaching. Same ol crappy Raider excuses.

  48. jbaxt says: Dec 19, 2011 3:52 PM

    You do realize that Carson completed 32 of 40 passes…right? No interceptions, a passer rating of 111, and a TD with 367 total yards for the day. I’d take that ANY day!!!

    Sure, what did he do the last 6 weeks though? haven’t the faiders been shut-out twice on 6 weeks? And you think Carson is good based on what he did against Detroit?

    Try some sense and average some games instead of blindly saying you’d take that based on one performance. Carson’s not going to be in the league for longer than 2 more full seasons and he was never worth a 1st AND 2nd round pick. Hugh acted like he was the sole piece needed and he choked. Now you trolls have 3 QB’s and your best one is the one that got hurt mid-season. What are you going to do with him next year? The other 3 teams in the west will continue to get better and the faiders will continue to fade. You have no draft and no future in Palmer. Pull you head out. Granted being a Jokeland fan must be hard with the ridiculous decisions in the last 20 years but try to look outside the pit you call raider nation. Everyone’s laughing at you clowns.

  49. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 19, 2011 3:53 PM

    A low percentage pass in a 3rd and 4 situation, late in the game, was stupid. We just needed a 1st down.

    Hue should have got “DEFENSIVE” when he had the Lions pinned down inside the 5 yard line, late in the game, with a 6 point lead.

    Same ole Raiders…they do everything….BUT WIN THE GAME!!!

    Gruden for Raiders coach 2012.

  50. bwisnasky says: Dec 19, 2011 3:59 PM

    norcal031 says:
    Dec 19, 2011 2:13 PM
    And there were like 2 and some change when they had that 3rd down pass. As big a blunder as Marion barber last week. It hurt the playoff chances so much. Possibly the biggest coach blunder all year.

    ————————————————

    Lighten up Francis.. this game in truth didn’t really mean that much to the playoff chances… especially considering the Broncos, Titans, and Jets lost. Should they have probably won? Yes. But it didn’t hurt their playoff chances that much.. their playoff chances were best by winning their last two and Denver losing to KC, which considering Orton probably has a big chip on his shoulder right now, may not be such a bad bet. Whether the Raiders can hold up their end of the bargain by beating those same Chiefs, and by beating a suddenly resurgent SD offense. If Breshnahan continues to cover #1 receivers with Romac and Boyd, my guess is probably not… but I’m not going to abandon ship at this point. Hell, it has been 10 years since I even was remotely excited in week 16 of a season.. I’ll take my little hope and run with it.

  51. r8rsfan says: Dec 19, 2011 4:09 PM

    Carson Palmer is NOT the problem. IMO he’s done a great job given the circumstances and I look forward to him getting better next season after he can put in the time with the WR’s. The issues are poor decision making by the coaches and lack of discipline on defense. Routt leads the league in defensive holding calls. Tommy Kelly has to be at or near the top for offsides.

    BTW – kudo’s to the o-line yesterday. They were outweighed by a considerable margin yet they kept one of the most talented defensive lines in the league pretty much in check.

  52. leftcoastnative says: Dec 19, 2011 4:11 PM

    Not a fair match-up to expect McClain run down the middle of the field for almost 40 yards to take away the middle of the field against probably the best WR in the game. Also, Hue needs to be reminded that he isnot coaching at UOP anymore. In fact, they dropped football up in Stockton years ago. Also, dropped it at Cal State Fullerton where he coached with Mariucci.

    Hue spent Saturday afternoon getting a mani and a pedi in the East Bay, as featured in the latest issue of ESPN. Maybe he should have been meeting with the defense to talk about its two-minute defense.

  53. orthodoxdj says: Dec 19, 2011 4:13 PM

    We could’ve used his defense in the final two minutes.

  54. sourdough says: Dec 19, 2011 4:18 PM

    Some bullies the Raiturds turned out to be.

    Just lose baby!

  55. radrntn says: Dec 19, 2011 4:33 PM

    ninerdynasty says:
    Dec 19, 2011 2:59 PM
    Where is JoeToronto and RaiderRob21..?i bet if this had happened to the niners or most other teams these two jack asses would be here talking all sort of sh1t and how they suck..

    its funny how they don’t show up to their own teams blogs when they lose.
    ______________________________

    funny how you, and softlips sourdough, and every other niner nimwit does. why don’t you be just like dumbolt and go away

  56. trollhammer20 says: Dec 19, 2011 4:41 PM

    Carson Palmer! Aaron Curry! SUPER BOWL!!!

  57. psychoraider904 says: Dec 19, 2011 5:03 PM

    Did anybody actually watch the game. Rolando McClain was in position to atleast bat the ball down and didn’t do it. Then he wiffs on the Stafford tackle a couple plays later that would have ended the game. This guy needs to go. I don’t care what they’ve got to pay him or how high he was drafted. This guy sucks. I’m not blaming him completely for the loss but he did his part. He hurts us way more than he helps. As for Chuck B. He’s gotta go too. There’s a reason this guy wasn’t coaching on an NFL team last season. As for Hue. I still believe he’s the right guy for us. I like the fact he’s got balls and he’s not affraid to go against the grain. Our offense has looked the best it has in years and we’ve got him to thank for that.

  58. psychoraider904 says: Dec 19, 2011 5:05 PM

    As a Raider fan I’m sick and tired of having to say this but, “maybe next year”.

  59. trollhammer20 says: Dec 19, 2011 5:10 PM

    Hopefully for the Raiders, McClain’s defense will be better during his trial.

  60. masterblaster78 says: Dec 19, 2011 5:24 PM

    Once again the Raiders shot themselves in the foot. To many penalties at the wrong times, to many chances blown and the defense gets blown up again at the end of the game. Hue makes blunder after blunder. Seems there isn’t any discipline on the team from the coaching staff down to the team players. I’m really disappointed in this team this year. They had the division won and they layed down and choked. Has Big Al’s death contributed to the downfall as a distraction? Not sure why they just don’t get mad as hell and play the smash mouth football that was winning them games. DMC and his lack of playing has contributed to the downfall. Not sure why it’s taking so long for him to get back. Other players on different teams have had the same injury and returned, some within the same game. This team just gets me so frustrated. So many years a fan, seems one can’t rely on winning the big ones anymore.

  61. therolandobottom says: Dec 19, 2011 5:26 PM

    Jackson is in way over his head. He makes terrible coaching decisions and blames the players at every turn. He is a total fake. I can’t wait for this clownshoe to get his pinkslip. RaiderNation!

  62. tatum064 says: Dec 19, 2011 5:38 PM

    Try some sense and average some games instead of blindly saying you’d take that based on one performance. Carson’s not going to be in the league for longer than 2 more full seasons and he was never worth a 1st AND 2nd round pick. Hugh acted like he was the sole piece needed and he choked. Now you trolls have 3 QB’s and your best one is the one that got hurt mid-season. What are you going to do with him next year? The other 3 teams in the west will continue to get better and the faiders will continue to fade. You have no draft and no future in Palmer. Pull you head out. Granted being a Jokeland fan must be hard with the ridiculous decisions in the last 20 years but try to look outside the pit you call raider nation. Everyone’s laughing at you clowns.
    =================

    What other QB was available, moron?

    Kyle Boller wasn’t leading this team anywhere.

    Maybe trade for a Kyle Orton (from a divisional rival?)

    Robert Griffith III in 2012?

    What QB was available? Nobody is laughing at us, we made a calculated decision based on the severity of the situation – there will be 22 other teams at home during the playoffs at well – Every team is trying to compete. Why don’t you consider that some teams will make desperate moves to off set a very bad situation (owner dying, etc)

  63. torturedraiderfan says: Dec 19, 2011 5:41 PM

    I have to admit, I was fooled into thinking the Raiders were a playoff team. Looks like they are back to being the same old Raiders.

  64. tatum064 says: Dec 19, 2011 5:43 PM

    Look,,you could talk about the worst game and bad decisions…

    you could talk about losing a game with 13 point lead with 6 minutes left

    you could talk about us being on Detroit’s 21 yard line and Hue Jackson going for on 4th down instead of taking the FG

    you could talk about Tennessee, Denver and the Jets losing, and, we let the Lions waltz for 99 yards with 2 min left

    or you could talk about Bresnahan calling a defense that puts our MLB in deep coverage on Calvin Johnson(!)

    the bottom line is…this team is having to come back from …its owner dying, its players getting relatives shot, a multitude of injuries, bad, long term expensive contracts (Seymour, Routt, Huff, Kelly and DHB) and bad trades.

    its having to come back from nearly 8 years of horrific coaching turnover and game management.

    We could have had Calvin Johnson, yet he went 9 catches for 241 yards and 2 TD’s…. what did our first round pick do…he had his best game
    yet dropped a key pass, then Schilens dropped another.

    This team has to get a GM and get the parts in place. We went for a QB and crapped out, mortgaging the future,
    but what choice did we have? There was no GM to make the key decision, nor an efficient scouting system that could work, because the coaching turnover lent us no identity?

    The Niners did it the simple way – play defense, run the ball and don’t turn it over. This element of a defensive minded head coach could help turn this around, but were swimming up stream. Simply not enough play makers MAKING PLAYS in key situations. – had Schillens made the catch late, that’d put Sebass in for a higher percentage 54 yard FG instead of a 64 yd FG that was partially blocked anyway.

    This team remains a work in progress that has to get an identity. Tim Tebow proved one thing, a man who is a winner can change the complexion of an entire team. They must search high and low for players with those intangibles; leadership, determination, perseverance.
    They have been losing for too long, and it has created habitual deficiencies they havent learned to overcome.

  65. efriedo says: Dec 19, 2011 6:04 PM

    “Excuses, excuses and excuses…It’s the Raider Way.”

    When did he make excuses? He simply said, “Our guy didn’t make the play. Their guy did and that’s why they won.”

    Nobody is making excuses…

  66. efriedo says: Dec 19, 2011 6:08 PM

    Some of these comments are hilarious! If one of those passes are complete and the Raiders won, nobody would be saying Hue is a bad coach. Remember Belichick going for it on fourth down against the Colts? Faulk is stopped short and all of a sudden Belichik is a horrible coach???

    Some people just don’t get it. They could have played Martyball and run it up the gut three times and punted. Hue went for the Jugular, and I respect that. You live by the sword and you die by the sword. That is the Raider way!

  67. r8rsfan says: Dec 19, 2011 6:25 PM

    I love DMC and when he’s healthy, he’s a lethal weapon. The problem is, he’s hurt every year and forces the team to make too many changes to the game plan in his absence. If you can get a first round pick for him I’d make the trade today. Jimmy Johnson says if you have a player who is consistently injured, regardless of talent you should get rid of him.

    What I wouldn’t do to be the GM for 1 day :)

  68. jbaxt says: Dec 19, 2011 7:12 PM

    Kyle Boller wasn’t leading this team anywhere.

    Maybe trade for a Kyle Orton (from a divisional rival?)

    Robert Griffith III in 2012?

    All are better calculated decisions than you DA coach made by getting Palmer for a 1st and a 2nd.

    Or you could’ve had nearly any #2 in the league for a 2nd or 3rd round pick. Instead your DA coach goes for a, past his prime, QB who hasn’t thrown a ball in 12 months and all for a team that clearly isn’t playoff ready. Except for yesterday, Plamer has put up 3rd string type numbers and you guys still think it was a good move. What are you going to do with Campbell? He’s a better passer and takes care of the ball. You can’t make Palmer your #2, then you have Pryor as well.

    Here’s what’s going to happen; You will miss the playoffs, of course, Hugh will have to stick with Palmer next year, Pugh will get fired around game 6, and Campbell will be your QB. You could’ve just as easily been below average, or maybe put it on your defense that they need to step up, and worst case you’re in the running for a long term solution at QB. All while NOT giving up draft picks. BRILLIANT!

  69. easyeddie says: Dec 19, 2011 7:55 PM

    trollhammer20 says:
    Dec 19, 2011 5:10 PM
    Hopefully for the Raiders, McClain’s defense will be better during his trial.
    ——————————
    The Raiders should hope for 20 years mandatory.

  70. raiders757 says: Dec 19, 2011 8:00 PM

    Not taking the three points early in the game against a pretty stout Lions defense was inexcusable. To make thing s worse, the play that was called worked perfectly until Palmer put too much on the ball and slightly over threw his wide open receiver. It pretty much bit the Raiders in the rear when the clock hit 0:00.

    That’s all on Hue.

    On the flip side the defense blew it big time and Chuck Bresnahan should be fired, let alone even hired to begin with. I remember wanting to puke when I heard he was returning. He can’t seem to make the proper adjustments as the game goes on. Look at the Bills game, the second Denver game, and yesterday’s Lions game for great examples.

    What killed me yesterday, is that Megatron was left running free in mismatches all over the middle of the field far too often. The to let a team with no time outs drive the ball the entire length of the field to win the game in little over two minutes? That’s just embarrassing as well as pathetic.

  71. skullraider says: Dec 19, 2011 10:57 PM

    Fire Bresnahan now!!!! What are you waiting for??? Another lose?????

  72. war27 says: Dec 20, 2011 2:31 PM

    jbaxt says: Dec 19, 2011 7:12 PM

    What are you going to do with Campbell? He’s a better passer and takes care of the ball. You can’t make Palmer your #2, then you have Pryor as well.

    Here’s what’s going to happen; You will miss the playoffs, of course, Hugh will have to stick with Palmer next year, Pugh will get fired around game 6, and Campbell will be your QB. You could’ve just as easily been below average, or maybe put it on your defense that they need to step up, and worst case you’re in the running for a long term solution at QB. All while NOT giving up draft picks. BRILLIANT!

    ———————–

    Um, while you just keep talking I’ll tell you what is going to happen. Jason Campbell is a free agent after this year and wont be with the team next year unless he knows he’s the number 2 and gets paid like one.

    next.

  73. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 21, 2011 12:04 PM

    Darren McFadden jogging in practice again. Let’s hope his foot is healed enough to get him out on the field of play.

  74. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 21, 2011 12:18 PM

    Bresnahan will be having his fairwell party at the Blue Oyster on new years eve.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!