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Hue hasn’t gotten any assurances, yet

Oakland's coach Jackson argues with side judge Cheek during their NFL football game against Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri Reuters

There was a report making the rounds last night that Raiders coach Hue Jackson already has received an assurance from new G.M. Reggie McKenzie that Jackson will return in 2012.  Though it’s possible that Jackson eventually will receive such a guarantee, a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells us that hasn’t happened, yet.

While tracking down the truth on this one, we’ve learned that McKenzie will indeed have full control over the football operations, notwithstanding any power or influence Jackson may have acquired and/or usurped following the passing of owner Al Davis.  And we’ve confirmed that McKenzie will have the power to hire and fire the head coach of the team.

McKenzie, who’ll be officially introduced as the new G.M. on Tuesday, and Jackson soon will commence a series of meetings and communications, which may have already begun, regarding the future of the team.  Agent Kennard McGuire, who represents both men, is believed to be working hard to ensure that the two men are on the same page.  And despite speculation and/or rumors that Jackson could be on the way out, there’s no reason — yet — to believe that McKenzie will decide to move on from Jackson.

Still, it’s not impossible that a change will be made.  And in large part the outcome will hinge on whether Jackson is willing to retreat from being an NFL head coach with considerable power over personnel to simply being an NFL head coach.  When the alternative is being a former NFL head coach, it would be wise for Jackson to kiss McKenzie’s ring (or other regions) and comply with the wishes of the new boss.

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  1. whynotusecommonsense says: Jan 8, 2012 9:56 AM

    Hue’s arrogant, but not necessarily stupid. I’d expect him to fall in line. He’s got one of 32 highly sought after jobs, he’ll do what it takes to keep it (at least for 2012).

    The Winston Moss speculation is probably more about defensive coordinator than head coach.

  2. jmclarkent says: Jan 8, 2012 10:00 AM

    My biggest problem with Hue is the lack of discipline. When you focus on the penalty problem from day 1 and the result is breaking a NFL record in futility, that concerns me.

    As a fan, I can’t tell you how exciting it is to finally (potentially) have a real GM/ real team structure.

    Al Davis was the man, but for the last twenty or so years (minus one or two) the ride has painful!

  3. edmazeing1 says: Jan 8, 2012 10:02 AM

    Just remeber who made the Oline a little better the last too years & who made Run Dmc a star when healthy!!!

  4. nogoodell says: Jan 8, 2012 10:03 AM

    I’d give him a year more with Palmer.

  5. thegreatness34 says: Jan 8, 2012 10:03 AM

    How does agent McGuire NOT have a conflict of interests there?!?! He needs to stay the hell out of it, or dump one of them.

  6. blancanieve00 says: Jan 8, 2012 10:06 AM

    Hue needs to stay he had alot on his plate this year and i think he did the best he can under tough circumstances.What we fail to forget and i have not seen it it mentioned anywhere is that Reggie Mckenzie is taking over a pretty solid football team his main goal should be to put the right people in place on the defensive side of the ball.

  7. packerup says: Jan 8, 2012 10:06 AM

    Mckenzie learned from Wolf and Thompson….he is cleaning house…..(and Madden has his back)……only way to do it….

    Oakland will be Green Bay West….

    Head Coach – Winston Moss
    Off. cord. – Edgar Bennett (pack wr coach)
    def. cord.. – Darren Perry (pack sec. Coach)

    qB Matt Flynnn. And maybe make a run at Jermichael Finley….(and the entire GB practice squad)

    trading away anyone they can get picks for…including Carson Palmer….

    Who wants to bet a case of wine ?

    Raiders fans will need to become Draft Junkies…..

  8. hscorpio says: Jan 8, 2012 10:07 AM

    Reggie McKenzie got a front row seat for a GM gaining authority over an existing HC in the Ted Thompson/Mike Sherman year. It was a 4-12 year. It’s been strongly suggested that Mike Sherman did not handle the demotion well and Thompson didn’t have much choice but to can him.

    Kenard McGuire would do well to advise Hue Jackson of that situation prior to any conversation between McKenzie and Jackson. Because I’m guessing McKenzie will have his radar up for any hint that Jackson houses any bitterness over being cut out of personnel decisions.

  9. blancanieve00 says: Jan 8, 2012 10:11 AM

    jmclarkent says:
    Jan 8, 2012 10:00 AM
    My biggest problem with Hue is the lack of discipline. When you focus on the penalty problem from day 1 and the result is breaking a NFL record in futility, that concerns me.

    As a fan, I can’t tell you how exciting it is to finally (potentially) have a real GM/ real team structure.

    Al Davis was the man, but for the last twenty or so years (minus one or two) the ride has painful!

    —————————————————————————————————-

    I agree with what you said that is the only thing that concerns me also cause it says the guys are not buying in to Hue

  10. letsgosharks says: Jan 8, 2012 10:14 AM

    Mckenzie would be wise to fire some of Al’s lackeys such as Herrera and get a fresh start with this franchise as a whole.I think Jackson will be given one year to make progress but a solid one year.I like this uncertainty for the Raiders right now it’s something this team has needed for years.Theres a new sheriff in town and things will change dramatically.

  11. JakeDSnake says: Jan 8, 2012 10:16 AM

    Let’s not be hasty here people. Give Hue & the crew a few more years to work it out. A winning record can be theirs in 2015…or 2016 if we are patient.

  12. hackraid says: Jan 8, 2012 10:30 AM

    “And in large part the outcome will hinge on whether Jackson is willing to retreat from being an NFL head coach with considerable power over personnel to simply being an NFL head coach.”

    Hello: In case you forgot, that is how Hue was hired in the first place, as a head coach with no power except for the offense. Al Davis had all the power and controlled the defense. There shouldn’t be any problem with Hue going back to his original role. I know Moss keeps coming up, but he has not even be a coordinator yet. He has been a linebackers coach/assistant head coach. Maybe bring him in as assistant head coach/D coordiator.

  13. tombradyfumbled says: Jan 8, 2012 10:31 AM

    When I saw Hue break down in tears after beating the Texans, the week following Al’s passing, I knew he was the right man for the job. He’s not going anywhere. Chuck Bresnahan was the issue and that will be fixed in a matter of time. I’m sick and tired of seeing coaches go to Prevent D in the 4th quarter of football games instead of staying with what works. Rob Ryan used to do this too. All it allows is an NFL QB to stand in the pocket with no pressure and pick you apart. I have seen the Raiders lose so many games in the 4th quarter because thy did not stick with what worked the prior 3. Prevent is designed to stop a hailmary or bomb. That’s it. So stay after the QB and let him make a mistake instead of allowing him to pick you apart. You think Tebow enjoys prevent D? You wonder why a team would even go prevent against Tebow. Chuck Bresnahan did. It’s sorry coaching on the Defensive side of the ball. Al messed up when he didn’t keep Marshall at DC… Hue has the offense moving in the right direction. He made some questionable calls throughout the year but he will learn from them and get better. There is no questioning his passion and desire to win. Hue and Reggie will work great together. As far as DC, anybody got any suggestions cause this team is in desperate need of a good DC? I say they keep Mike Waufle and Rod Woodson. Keep Willie Brown around too and let everyone else go.

  14. thatobnoxiousguy says: Jan 8, 2012 10:32 AM

    It doesn’t matter what happens out there in wasteland(oakland)
    The AFC West is KC’s. They will have all their playmakers healthy next year, better head coach , and defense.

    In fact I bet KC’s defense will be top 8 next season as KC wins the West

  15. packerup says: Jan 8, 2012 10:33 AM

    Not be hasty ?? Giving away your first 4 picks in the NFL is the kiss of death….that is a 2 year step back at least….and the give Hue another year ? Raider fans it is time to rebuild…..get ready to be the ‘youngest’ teams in the NFL (behind the Pack)

  16. thelionsrgreat says: Jan 8, 2012 10:42 AM

    I think he must go now. Blaming your players at the end of the season? He had to lose the locker room after that.

  17. jimr10 says: Jan 8, 2012 10:46 AM

    Hue hasn’t gotten any assurances, yet
    and he should not get any.. the sooner the axe falls the better…

  18. commandercornpone says: Jan 8, 2012 10:49 AM

    it isnt so much the prevent that hurts.

    it’s predictability. if the other team knows u will go in it and stay in it… they can go to town. if u jumble from play to play…

    rush 4 then 6 then 3 then 5 then 2 then 7 then…

    u get the idea. they are kept guessing.

    hue’s ego is out of control. he played gm and it didnt work.

    kc? no depth. perhaps no qb. no margin for error. they got pounded badly 5 times in 2011 (and 3 times in 2010. probly the weakest 10 win division champ ever.). denver 4. oakland 3. san dee 1. sure kc can improve. but the others have an easier road to improving on their deficiencies.

  19. ern215 says: Jan 8, 2012 10:53 AM

    funny that the people calling for hues head are all fans of other teams………………im just sayin.

  20. raiders757 says: Jan 8, 2012 11:01 AM

    thatobnoxiousguy, you must be off your meds. The Chiefs aren’t doing anything but finishing last in the west again. You guys are pretty loud mouthed and delusional for a team that came in last place.

  21. snaponrules says: Jan 8, 2012 11:04 AM

    So an agent is going to make the management decisions for the raiders? Is he going to base his decision on whats best for the raiders or whats best for his pocket, I wonder.
    Same old raiders, dysfunctional as ever. Maybe it wasn’t just Al or this is just the mentality he has instilled in it.

  22. raiderredleg says: Jan 8, 2012 11:15 AM

    Though it’s possible that Jackson eventually will receive such a guarantee, a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells us that hasn’t happened, yet.
    ————————————————–
    Yeppers PFT has ALWAYS had a finger on the “pulse” of what is happening inside Raider Nation!

    PLEASE!

    I laugh everytime the media uses “undisclosed sources”…If you are so sure, put your “money” where your mouth is…Lord know the football world has enough Mortenson/Sheffler/Silver types in this world.

    Next you are going to tell me that McKenzie is planning on replacing Herrera with Chris Mortenson as team spokesman!

    Really, PFT needs to stop posting “non-stories” or at least contact some Bay Area journalists (Jerry McDonald and Steve Corkran are great sources for Raider news) and get their take. Even BSPN tries to do that every once in a GREAT while!

  23. dd393 says: Jan 8, 2012 11:16 AM

    The only way the Raiders will succeed is if McKenzie cleans house and gets rid of the Al Davis cult. Then, bring in his own people and his own culture of winning. And it seems as though the Raiders are willing to let him do it. This will take a couple of years to build this team into any semblance of a winner with the draft being gutted this year. But given time, McKenzie will build a winner. He is a disciple of Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson. There’s no doubt that he’ll bring that winning attitude to Oakland.

  24. raiderredleg says: Jan 8, 2012 11:21 AM

    From CSN Bay Area:

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/football-oakland-raiders/news/Sources-Jackson-to-remain-Raiders-head-c?blockID=626814&feedID=5885

  25. psychoraider904 says: Jan 8, 2012 11:22 AM

    most of the people commenting on here must not watch much Raider football. Our offense has looked the best it has in years and we got Hue to thank for that. If they let Hue get away, they will regret it. let’s work on making the defense better and everything else will fall into place.

  26. mikeeg says: Jan 8, 2012 11:22 AM

    Why is everyone acting like Raidas will now be Packers west. Last time i checked Mckenzie and Moss were Raidas.. they just want to come back home…

  27. jgrange says: Jan 8, 2012 11:22 AM

    BREAKING NEWS ON PFT!!! Raiders allow McKenzie to choose what he eats for breakfast since upgrading the mess hall after Al’s passing. Al dieted on Carnation Instant Breakfast and Fibercon every day at 1pm for daily brunch. Amy Trask tasked John Herrera with adding a fully stocked cafeteria in which McKenzie can make all of his own decisions…

  28. hackraid says: Jan 8, 2012 11:29 AM

    packerup, not sure where u are getting information but Hue did not trade the first 4 picks. He traded the first round in 2012. Al Davis traded the 2nd round pick to the pats for their 3rd and 4th in 2011. Al Davis “traded” the 3rd round pick to draft terrelle pryor. Al Davis traded the 4th round pick for Jason Campbell.

  29. jimmysee says: Jan 8, 2012 11:30 AM

    packerup says:
    Jan 8, 2012 10:06 AM

    Mckenzie learned from Wolf and Thompson….he is cleaning house…..(and Madden has his back)……only way to do it….

    Oakland will be Green Bay West….

    ————————————————————-

    Very well said — Thompson also saw pretty straight-away that Ray Rhodes was not working as head coach and fired his butt after only one year.

    I expect Reggie will make a similar eval of Hue and act accordingly.

    The jury is out on whether he will be retained — but the groundwork has been laid by Hue’s own performance one way or the other.

  30. bick54 says: Jan 8, 2012 11:37 AM

    Non-myopic Raider fan here…much of Oakland’s success on offense the past couple years began with the O-line, and that was Cable’s bailiwick. Not really surprised to see Lynch’s career suddenly resurrected up there, right?

    Discipline – you know, the stuff you need to actually win a ring – starts and ends with the leader. Hue Jackson ain’t the guy that can deliver that. It really is that simple.

  31. raiderredleg says: Jan 8, 2012 11:59 AM

    @bick54,

    The same Tom Cable that couldn’t turn Robert Gallery into a LT, thought Cornell Green could be a RT and Kwame Harris a LT? followed then by Mario Henderson?

    Thank goodness that Al decided to draft Jared V. and Wiz II (two of his last, best picks) and wisely replaced Cable and his “8-8 is good enough philosphy” with Waufle and the “original” Wiz.

    Besides Lynch’s career was resurrected in Seattle before Cable arrived there…He is a competent OL coach, nothing less and certainly nothing more.

    As far as discipline…Tom Cable I believe was the only NFL Head Coach to break an assistant’s jaw wasn’t he…Coach Jackson may have a BIG mouth, but at least he is disciplined enough not to throw punches.

    Hue may or may not be the long term answer, but Tom Cable was not either.

  32. ronlm says: Jan 8, 2012 12:02 PM

    Why would McKenzie fire a head coach who had almost zero control over the part of the team which actually lost the season… the Defense? And why would he fire that same man who, despite losing his starting QB for the year, despite losing his “Peyton Manning” in Darren McFadden for the year… despite losing a plehtora of other critical playmakers for stretches at a time… still produced a top ten offense(9th)?!

    The “fans” here clamoring for Hue’s release are clueless. The last thing this team needs is another change at HC and startingover from scratch once again. Let’s see… you’re starting your new job at GM, a position you’ve never held, and you fire your entire coaching staff? Yeah… that makes sense.

  33. snnyjcbs says: Jan 8, 2012 12:02 PM

    It is being reported in the Bay Area that Jackson and McKenzie will be joined at the Hip. The reporter verified this with 3 people within the organization. My guess is that at Tuesdays Presser with Mr Davis and rumor has it John Madden you will be made to look much like you did on the “Quinn takes 50% of reps in practice article”

    Sure McKenzie can hire and fire, but Jackson is going no place anytime soon so add this garbage to the long list of misinformation you have spread over the years on the Raiders.

  34. db105 says: Jan 8, 2012 12:10 PM

    Hue is an outstanding offensive coordinator but he is a poor game manager. Hue is better suited as an offensive coordinator.

  35. joetoronto says: Jan 8, 2012 12:11 PM

    Tom Cable is right where he belongs, so far off the radar that nobody talks about him or the team.

    When you’re a wife beater, that’s important.

  36. raiderredleg says: Jan 8, 2012 12:12 PM

    packerup says:
    Jan 8, 2012 10:06 AM
    Mckenzie learned from Wolf and Thompson….he is cleaning house…..(and Madden has his back)……only way to do it….

    Oakland will be Green Bay West….

    Head Coach – Winston Moss
    Off. cord. – Edgar Bennett (pack wr coach)
    def. cord.. – Darren Perry (pack sec. Coach)

    qB Matt Flynnn. And maybe make a run at Jermichael Finley….(and the entire GB practice squad)

    trading away anyone they can get picks for…including Carson Palmer….

    Who wants to bet a case of wine ?

    Raiders fans will need to become Draft Junkies

    ————————————————–
    Are you kidding me…You’re formula is a sure fire way for Reggie McKenzie to fail and FAST.

    Hopefully Reggie learned enough from the Packers to NOT to field a team with a HC, OC and DC with NO PRIOR experience in those positions!

    While Flynn is an intriging talent, I would still put more faith in wither Carson Palmer or Jason Campbell at this point…Maybe Flynn is the next Tom Brady, but he could also be the next Rob Johnson/Scott Mitchell. Makes much more sense to let C. Palmer have one more season before you risk the next few years of the franchise on relatively unproven QB.

    Besides the Raider franchise is NOT the Packer franchise and never will be…In the end there is NO WAY they are going to gut the roster and start completely over after two straight 8-8 seasons in continually mediocre AFC West!

    Right or wrong the near future is C. Palmer and Coach Jackson…2012 is an audition (as Jerry McDonald rightfully said) for both.

    They fail badly in 2012 THEN it will be time to make drastic changes…Until then doing anything more than would be as dumb as bring back Art Shell and Tom Walsh (yeah that one was sure painful!).

  37. bick54 says: Jan 8, 2012 12:15 PM

    @ raiderredleg…

    I wasn’t saying Cable was a good head coach. Talk about lack of discipline – he was a poster child for a lack of self-control for those reasons you mentioned.

    He’s a difference maker when it comes to OL play, and that was what was behind the offensive success IMO – not Jackson’s ability as an OC (let alone HC).

    Al Davis’ biggest problem, like what you’ve been seeing the past decade w/ Jerry Jones in Dallas, is that their egos wouldn’t let them continue to work with coaches that would challenge them. They hired “yes men”, and now they’ve stuck their franchises into mediocrity.

    Look at the successful coaches like Belichick, Payton, McCarthy, etc., and tell me what they have in common with Hue Jackson besides the whistle around their necks?

  38. raiderapologist says: Jan 8, 2012 12:18 PM

    Jackson was less than a head coach under Davis. Assistant head coach/offense was more like it.

  39. nomoreseasontix says: Jan 8, 2012 12:23 PM

    As a Raider fan , I’m not terribly impressed with Hue.
    His most apparent skill is the ability to self-promote.

    People like to talk about how he turned the offense around, but that was more a result of losing JaCarcass Russell than anything Hue did.

    He did install the frequent end-around, which isn’t fooling anyone anymore.

    I’m gonna ride with McKenzie and trust that he’ll make the right call for the team.

  40. raiderredleg says: Jan 8, 2012 12:34 PM

    @bick54,

    Valid points all.

    I will have to agree to disagree with you as far as when the offense really started to play better…I do think the offense played better when Hue arrived as OC and progressed well this year despite losing both #1 QB and RB…Few teams could end up even at 8-8 with that happening to them.

    Will Coach Jackson be a successful HC ultimately?

    Not sure, but with what is already invested in him and his relationship with Carson Palmer (two high draft picks) to me it only make sense to let him see what he can do in 2012.

    Remember he didn’t have a full offseason/training camp in 2011.

    He fails? He is gone and Carson Palmer may be right behind him but not until after the 2012 season.

    Any sooner would be a HUGE risk that Reggie doesn’t need to make right now.

  41. fremontrambler says: Jan 8, 2012 12:40 PM

    Never mind the specific of who…if you were a recently hired GM, why not leave the current coach in for a year? If it doesnt work out you’ve bought another year to acquire players.

    And the previous poster is right – this is a league run on drafting, and the Raiders hardly have any picks in 2012, which means improvement will be slower. I’d look for Reggie to see what he can get for at least one of these QBs, that would be the Ron/Ted thing to do anyway.

  42. varaider says: Jan 8, 2012 1:08 PM

    Bick54…

    Obviously, your Raider knowledge is lacking a little info… the improvement to our run AND pass game, came AFTER Cable was let go…

    The running game thrived because Jackson went AWAY from Cable’s Zone-blocking scheme and switched to his man on man power blocking scheme, which DMC was more comfortable with… It was even admitted that the success of the running game was due to this scheme… which the OL was more comfortable with (assignment blocking)…

    The pass protection instantly got better with the acquisition of Jared Veldheer, our LT for the next 10 years… and the development of Jason Campbell , whom Cable benched for the likes of Bruce Gradkowski…

    And Marshawn Lynch is just a beast.. it was shown in 2010… BEFORE Cable was even in Seattle…

    Hope this helps…

  43. packerup says: Jan 8, 2012 1:26 PM

    funny that the people calling for hues head are all fans of other teams………………im just sayin.

    That Raider offense looked so unstoppable at Lambeau in December…and the TALENT GAP really wasn’t that much….

    I know I had a few beers that day, but the Raiders fans must be drinking a lot more than me if the RAIDERS are “close”…. They couldn’t win the worse division in football….

    You ripe for disappointment if you don’t think McKenzie will (and needs to ) blow this up and start over again….

    Long live the King, but Al is gone, time for this franchise to step into the modern era… and do it the PACKER WAY…..

  44. mikeeg says: Jan 8, 2012 1:27 PM

    Packerup = tool

  45. jeremyb91 says: Jan 8, 2012 1:30 PM

    bick54:

    He’s a difference maker when it comes to OL play, and that was what was behind the offensive success IMO – not Jackson’s ability as an OC (let alone HC).

    His run blocking is always among the best in the NFL, is pass blocking is pathetic and always among the worst.

    The Raiders went back to their man scheme blocking instead of zone blocking and it’s shown to be a good thing for the Raiders running game and passing attack as Jared Veldheer was named a Pro Bowl tackle. It’s a better system for the Raiders.

  46. conjecture101 says: Jan 8, 2012 1:35 PM

    How gullible are you guys? What was Hue thinking about when those tears streamed down his face? Was it the passing of King Al? Or was it how days later he would trade for Aaron Curry and bench Al’s guy Q Groves, or maybe it was how he would go out and sign the washed up wr Tj Housmenzada whom Al specifically said he did not want. Or maybe it was how he was going to start running more zone and blitz packages than man to man, the staple of this organization for 50 years. If Reggie Mckenzie has even an ounce of respect for the man who’s legacy makes his job worth having, he will not only fire Hue Jackson, but do so emphaticlly.

  47. hscorpio says: Jan 8, 2012 1:58 PM

    fremontrambler says: Jan 8, 2012 12:40 PM

    Never mind the specific of who…if you were a recently hired GM, why not leave the current coach in for a year? If it doesnt work out you’ve bought another year to acquire players.
    ==============================

    That’s a really good point. And a really good reason to buy into raiderleg’s post that 2012 is audition year for Palmer and Jackson. Maybe moreso with Jackson than Palmer.

    Between practice and his two starts, McKenzie has seen plenty to form an opinion about him. Flynn won’t be available if the Palmer “audition” goes bad. McKenzie was also the pro scout in GB so he paid attention to guys on other teams, like Carson Palmer. So a lot depends on McKenzie’s evaluation of the two QBs.

    The thing about McKenzie is that he observed both Thompson and Wolf. Both guys got their QB of the future with their first big player move. Wolf traded for Favre and Thompson drafted Rodgers. It would not surprise me at all if McKenzie’s first move was going after Matt Flynn.

  48. masterblaster78 says: Jan 8, 2012 3:49 PM

    Keep Hue for another season. Fire the defensive coaches, get rid of the sub par players, try for some decent free market players this year for defense. That’s what cost the Raiders the playoffs. The meltdowns near the end of the games. They just couldn’t shut down the other teams in the final minutes. Bush needs to be resigned as a back up to DMC who can’t play an entire season without getting hurt. Pick up defensive coaches who know how to call plays. Punish the players who are always getting flagged. Bench’m if needed.

  49. varaider says: Jan 8, 2012 4:02 PM

    Packerup…

    The Raiders were without Darren McFadden.. the STAPLE of our offense, Jacoby Ford AND Denarius Moore was fresh of an injury, first action in 4 weeks.. we were also missing our best pass rusher in Shaughnessy…

    So when about 75% of the offensive talent of a team is NOT even on the field… yea.. you might see a bit of a GAP…

    Next time know your facts… when you speak on something…

    And I’m sure you’ll come back with some “new facts” just to save face… but it still won’t catch you up from the major fail of your last post…

    Hope this helps you in advance to actually make some sense with your next post…

    I’M JUST SAYIN!

  50. souldogdave says: Jan 8, 2012 4:30 PM

    No facts here, just an observation . Perhaps this is good for Hue,gives him breathing room and support.He did the best he could in a tough spot. Sure, the bravado got old.Yeah, the D sandbagged him along with critical injuries. But we WERE in it until the end.

  51. MichaelEdits says: Jan 8, 2012 4:59 PM

    If they trade him to Tampa for some draft picks, the Glazers can keep hugging the salary floor.

    Do you think the Raiders will draft for football talent instead of time in the 40-yard dash now?

  52. raiderapologist says: Jan 8, 2012 6:39 PM

    thatobnoxiousguy says: Jan 8, 2012 10:32 AM

    It doesn’t matter what happens out there in wasteland(oakland)
    The AFC West is KC’s. They will have all their playmakers healthy next year, better head coach , and defense.
    In fact I bet KC’s defense will be top 8 next season as KC wins the West

    That’s pretty scary. Just wait ’til next year! Actually, the AFC West is Denver’s. The bottom of the AFC West is KC’s. That is your reality. Deal with it. Even Oakland, with a rookie head coach and a rash of injuries of their own, finished better. Keep your fantasies to yourself, you delusional hick.

  53. packerup says: Jan 9, 2012 12:47 AM

    varaider ( and all you other Raider tools) what was the score that GB RAIDER game ? Your right with your “full house” I am sure the Raiders go 15-1…. the raider roster is comparable to the Packers ??..

    Hue was a fool to trade picks in Rounds #1 and #2 knowing the team ( god bless Al) gave away #3 and #4…no well run organization would EVER put themselves in a position to have no picks in Rounds 1-4….

    Carson Palmer is such a stud that he sat at home for half the season ? And that did he do for you ?….The Broncos are playing next week….

    Reggie McKenzie is going to sit on his ass for the 1st year and ‘see what’ Palmer and Hue can do ? He was brought in buy Davies/Madden/wolf to give people 2nd chances ?

    wolf and Thompson didn’t wait and see (no good GM does)…..Reggie just help put together the Super Bowl champ….he knows who can play from GB….and he knows Flynn can play……..and like the rest of the league…he knows Palmer can’t…. All Good GM’s go get THEIR coach and QB..

    wolf first HC Mike Holmgren….no experience…Thompson….McCarthy no experience……..GB OC Sherm Lewis Joe Philbin….no experience….

    I am sorry Raider Nation that you are still clinging to the past…Reggie McKenzie is your chance at being relevant again ( after you ran Gruden out town)…New .GM’s are usually brought in to clean house…and your roster needs youth and depth…..Super Bowl contenders are not created via Free Agency….

    the Packers are one the best run organizations in the NFL….and Wolf/Madden knew where to find help…..

    Look at the Pack model….get ready for a new coach….new QB ….and building via the draft….

    Maybe….maybe….you can play GB in the Super Bowl soon….

  54. tdk24 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:12 PM

    Bring in Wade Philips as DC….championship!

  55. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 9, 2012 4:16 PM

    Can the Raiders get a compensatory pick for losing their owner and having a boob trade away draft picks for a non-elite QB?

  56. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 9, 2012 4:31 PM

    If Hue understands and willfully submits himself to Reggie there could be a chance for success together. But before that happens Hue must demonstrate that he is willing to subjugate himself to the direction of Reggie. Only then can Hue really find peace in his role as the chief play caller for Oakland’s offense.

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