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Report: McKenzie contemplating Hue Jackson’s future

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The Raiders will introduce new G.M. Reggie McKenzie on Tuesday.  Already, however, McKenzie reportedly is tackling one of the most pressing challenges of his new position.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that McKenzie is contemplating whether to retain coach Hue Jackson.

We’ve previously reported that Jackson could indeed be fired, that McKenzie will have the power to do so in his contract, and that McKenzie and Jackson would be engaging in conversations regarding the future of the franchise.

The fact that agent Kennard McGuire represents both men could help smooth over any rough edges and get McKenzie and Jackson on the same page.  Still, McKenzie may want his own coach — and McKenzie may decide that Jackson’s brash (especially recently) style may not comply with the example set by the high-profile employees at McKenzie’s former employer, the Green Bay Packers.  Moreover, the situation that unfolded in Kansas City during the 2011 season, with G.M. Scott Pioli and coach Todd Haley reportedly butting heads on a consistent basis, underscores the importance of the G.M. and head coach having a good relationship.

It has been suggested that McKenzie may want to hire Packers assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Winston Moss.

In the days following the passing of owner Al Davis, a coaching change was unthinkable.  Now that McKenzie has been given the reins of the football operation, anything can happen.  Until McKenzie declares that Jackson will indeed be back in 2012, an ouster of Jackson remains possible.

 

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  1. 7pints says: Jan 9, 2012 8:48 PM

    Doesn’t matter. They will still be Jokeland.

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Jan 9, 2012 8:54 PM

    Here’s is what will happen. We’ll hear all different reports for a week leaving Jackson worried about his job. He’ll be retained but the message that he needs to calm down and check his ego will be sent.

  3. ownbay says: Jan 9, 2012 8:54 PM

    If that happens then Jackson will be really pissed at his team.

  4. KIR says: Jan 9, 2012 8:55 PM

    Everyone is complaining about the the Carson trade. Look at all of the 1st round picks the Raiders have had previously how has that worked out for them? At this point, I honestly can’t say a 1st and 2nd was a bad trade for Carson. We’ll have to wait until next year for a final evaluation.

    Hue did a pretty good job. The Raiders were looking like one of the best and most explosive offensive teams in the NFL, leading their division and were on their way to the playoffs before McFadden went down.

  5. jimmysimpson55 says: Jan 9, 2012 8:55 PM

    I wonder if Hue Jackson has signed off on that.

  6. mikeeg says: Jan 9, 2012 8:56 PM

    see ya, Mr. Bubbles….

  7. earthtopft says: Jan 9, 2012 8:58 PM

    So far Hue had washed the car, trimmed the hedges, mowed the lawn, and cleaned the eaves, with time still remaining on the alarm clock set up beside Reggie, poolside. Which he probably won’t hear anyway, since he’s got his headphones on and is on his fourth or fifth martini.

  8. joetoronto says: Jan 9, 2012 8:58 PM

    Who cares what Mort “the professional liar” Mortensen says about the Raiders, he has no idea.

    Jay Glazer of The NFL on Fox reported McKenzie was to meet with Jackson Monday and that it was his feeliing Jackson would remain as head coach.

  9. backindasaddle says: Jan 9, 2012 9:00 PM

    I hope he fires him. Jackson presided over a major collapse at the end of the season and then proceeded to through everybody else under the bus. He then started making egotistical blowviations about how he was going to have more say and authority over team management. What king of total arrogance and gall does it take to come out like this right after he had blatantly failed in his job? I find that sort of disingenuousness to be very ugly and a window into his character. Fire him.

  10. wadecounty93 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:00 PM

    Hue Jackson was an Al Davis guy. He’ll find another job somewhere.

  11. roamingabriel says: Jan 9, 2012 9:03 PM

    Reggie hurry while Fisher is still available!!!

  12. thomzao says: Jan 9, 2012 9:03 PM

    Jokeland with 3 SB rings, imagine with we were a serious organization we would at least double that.
    Haters gonna hate.

    Go Raiders

  13. newenglandsports11 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:04 PM

    Report: Al Davis ordered from his grave to hire the fastest coach in the NFL.

  14. clayshair says: Jan 9, 2012 9:05 PM

    McKenzie is the real deal, if he gets Moss, watch out for the Raiders over the coming years, they will totally remake this franchise

  15. pastabelly says: Jan 9, 2012 9:07 PM

    They should have canned him before he made the dumbass trade.

  16. mikeeg says: Jan 9, 2012 9:07 PM

    This article is about as boring as Bama/LSU….

  17. cardmagnet says: Jan 9, 2012 9:09 PM

    Hue deserves one more half season to prove himself, especially after the big Carson Palmer trade this season.

  18. docraider says: Jan 9, 2012 9:14 PM

    Moss becomes DC/assitant HC in Oakland ifyou can’t deal he is out

  19. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Jan 9, 2012 9:14 PM

    I think hr should stay ONLY as a head coach..nothing more, not even OC..

  20. ballsooharduniversity says: Jan 9, 2012 9:17 PM

    i used to think al davis was just getting old. now i think its something in the water. they need to start giving coaches a chance especially when they dramatically turn the team to a playoff contender. The only reason that they did not make the playoffs was the players seemed to give up

  21. irishfan31 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:18 PM

    Jokeland should be reserved for teams with no history or tradition. Every Raider fan would agree times have been tought since Gruden, Gannon, St. Timmy, and the boys left but the NFL loves the Raiders. Save the joke comments for teams with no rings. Lets hope we have the man to lead the franchise out of the wilderness.

  22. raiderapologist says: Jan 9, 2012 9:20 PM

    In the “Nothing New To Report” category, we provide you with this, dear reader.

  23. trbowman says: Jan 9, 2012 9:20 PM

    If Jackson is fired he should immediately be on the top of the list of every vacant coaching position. One of the top young coaches in the business.

  24. trbowman says: Jan 9, 2012 9:21 PM

    Would be terrible decision by McKenzie.

  25. r8danation says: Jan 9, 2012 9:24 PM

    Hue Jackson will continue coaching the Raiders in 2012. Winston Moss will be brought in as a DC. There are no quality coaches out there. Don’t bring up Gruden, Cowher or Vince Lomardi. It’s Ridiculous on behalf of the media to make such speculations. To being in a new staff will mean a new system and new schemes to be back at 8-8…. Raider Nation!!!!

  26. redguy12588 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:26 PM

    Told you that this was gonna end well.

  27. charism4 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:27 PM

    I can tell you that as someone who closely follows Green Bay, McKenzie at GM and Winston Moss as HC looks like exactly what Oakland needs. Classy guys that know football. Too bad McKenzie got handcuffed with the Palmer trade.

  28. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jan 9, 2012 9:27 PM

    Why do you keep mentioning that they have the same agent? McKenzie has a responsibility to the Raiders Organization not to making sure someone sharing his agent is taken care of.

  29. lovesmesomeme says: Jan 9, 2012 9:27 PM

    Uh-oh.

  30. wipackman1265 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:28 PM

    Build with your own coaches Reggie

  31. skinsrollyou says: Jan 9, 2012 9:29 PM

    Makes my franchise look stable

  32. grogansheroes says: Jan 9, 2012 9:30 PM

    Gee, ya think? Why would any intelligent GM keep that dink?

  33. houndog50 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:34 PM

    7pints says: Jan 9, 2012 8:48 PM
    Doesn’t matter. They will still be Jokeland.
    ———————————————-
    McKenzie faces his first two years with very few draft picks, two years after that the joke will be on you 7pints. Maybe you should cut back a bit, you obviously can’t handle even 1 pint!

  34. bearsstillsuck says: Jan 9, 2012 9:36 PM

    I guess raiders want to become packers 2.0

  35. wozzmann1955 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:39 PM

    Ole Regg will have his work cut out for him I’m sure,but he will bring the club around in a few years,,build up some picks like Thompson does and I bet he pulls it off.It’s going to take longer cause they are in a hole already cause Hue Hunni decided to pull a Bart Starr and trade mad picks for a old QB.(see the trade for John Hadle)

  36. slickzmoney says: Jan 9, 2012 9:40 PM

    Dear Mike(and gang), I am losing respect for you by the minute. Why are you cleansing the Philbin story so much? Do they own you like that or or you just ok with protecting the brand no matter what(see Penn St.)? Whats it gonna be Mike, Company Tool or man of the people?

  37. war71 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:43 PM

    This same story of no story is being rehashed in all NFL “insider” reporting. Hue Jackson may be fired, Hue Jackson may be retained. Reggie will let us all know soon enough.

  38. makimaguro says: Jan 9, 2012 9:46 PM

    I’m sure he’s contemplating a lot of things. No story here. Their agent gets paid either way. Quit kissing the agent’s butts please.

  39. arejay72 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:48 PM

    Lifelong Raider fan here. Hue, you can’t throw your squad under the bus like you did. And I like Carson, but you gave away too much for him.

    If you get to stay, fix the damn defense.

    If you are sent packing, I hope you can realize why. Either way I pray whatever decision McKenzie makes is the right one.

    Go Raiders!

  40. slickzmoney says: Jan 9, 2012 9:58 PM

    Seriously Mike, Grow some balls and “break” the story we all know about already. It makes me sick to read the comments in that story(Philbin) dripping with sympathy. This guy raped two passed out 16 year olds. You got kids right? Daughters? Stop protecting this scum.

  41. hiperactivodg says: Jan 9, 2012 9:58 PM

    No respectable franchise would tolerate Jackson’s comments demanding more power… he should’ve been fired right as he stepped down the podium.

  42. frenchy121212 says: Jan 9, 2012 9:59 PM

    Jackson will be fired. Stop acting like its some kind of mystery.

  43. skyleralan says: Jan 9, 2012 10:00 PM

    If the Raiders are going to part ways with Jackson, do it with someone with substance who has been there before. I don’t want another unproven head coach like “Winston Moss”, I would think with his reputation that McKenzie could attract several coaching candidates who are more qualified than both Jackson and Moss. Mark Davis is obviously taking a hands off approach, which has to make several coaching candidates excited about coaching this team again with Al Davis gone.

  44. mgflolox says: Jan 9, 2012 10:02 PM

    I’d like to see the Raiders give him another year. If the team doesn’t improve, then he’s out.

  45. commanderroman says: Jan 9, 2012 10:04 PM

    Cracks me up, where do you get this information? Could be, yes Tom Brady could get traded to the Chiefs, Aaron Rodgers may ask to be the highest paid QB if the win the SB this year. Is this just you thinking this or do you have that “source” that seems to be right about one third of the time. Why can’t you just end the throwing something on the wall to see if it sticks joournalism? There was a time that I liked reading your stuff, but you’re becoming grocery store.

  46. xpensivewinos says: Jan 9, 2012 10:08 PM

    If McKenzie comes in and dumps this clown immediately, they’ll be talking a major step away from being Jokeland.

  47. norcalmafia says: Jan 9, 2012 10:08 PM

    Commitment to disfunction

  48. heyweaver says: Jan 9, 2012 10:09 PM

    It ain’t Hue Jack’s City any mo’!

    This is an exciting new chapter for the Raider Nation, a chance to keep up some of Al’s questionable picks/moves (Bres @ DC) and create a hierarchy of decision making that is comparable to other successful organizations. As much as I respected old Al, his notorious badgering of coaches and need for control chased the upper eschelon of talented coaching away from ever wanting to be a part of the franchise.

    McKenzie’s got his work cut out for him, with no draft picks and a rookie coach who may have burned some bridges. I’m beginning to believe the quicker he moves on from Hue, the quicker he sends the message that a new era has started. This is not to say that Hue won’t have a good career, he just has to learn from his rookie mistakes and keep his criticisms of players in the locker room.

  49. heyweaver says: Jan 9, 2012 10:11 PM

    It ain’t Hue Jack’s City any mo’!

    This is an exciting new chapter for the Raider Nation, a chance to *CLEAN UP* some of Al’s questionable picks/moves (Bres @ DC) and create a hierarchy of decision making that is comparable to other successful organizations. As much as I respected old Al, his notorious badgering of coaches and need for control chased the upper eschelon of talented coaching away from ever wanting to be a part of the franchise.

    McKenzie’s got his work cut out for him, with no draft picks and a rookie coach who may have burned some bridges. I’m beginning to believe the quicker he moves on from Hue, the quicker he sends the message that a new era has started. This is not to say that Hue won’t have a good career, he just has to learn from his rookie mistakes and keep his criticisms of players in the locker room.

  50. weskcfan says: Jan 9, 2012 10:14 PM

    The hiring of McKenzie may end up being bad news for the rest of the AFC West.. For so many years, the Raiders were a joke. I think those days may well be over.

  51. jessethegreat says: Jan 9, 2012 10:14 PM

    Probably time to cut Hue loose. He needs to be held accountable for his decision to mortgage the future acquiring Palmer. He needs to be held accountable for not having his players prepared to win ONE game to make the playoffs.

    Hue needs to be prepared to have his offseason plans for the Raiders mapped out in grave detail. If Reggie is not pleased or in agreement with the steps taken to get the Raiders back to the playoffs.. changes need to be made.

  52. fittytuckin says: Jan 9, 2012 10:18 PM

    This team is a joke and will continue to be. This is the Raiduhs we’re talking, the golden standard of futility.

  53. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Jan 9, 2012 10:21 PM

    And Carson has reason to quit once again. Lol

  54. norcalmafia says: Jan 9, 2012 10:22 PM

    Now the Raiders can start new and build through the draft….oh wait they traded all there draft picks…doh!

  55. jimboslice208 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:29 PM

    Hue needs to be held accountable for not having a better backup QB option than Kyle Boller; who is arguably the worst back up in the league. If the Raiders had a better backup option, they could still miss the playoffs, but still have their first round pick in the upcoming draft. Not sure if Carson Palmer should be considered a bad trade yet, lets see how he does next year with a full training camp with the Raiders; with or without Hue Jackson

  56. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 9, 2012 10:46 PM

    I think Hue has to go and not for any reason given above. Hue has to go because the players saw him on his full power squeeze after Mr. Davis’s death and his subsequent throwing of the players under the bus. With the entry of Reggie, Hue has been castrated to a large degree – and that doesn’t garner much respect from players. Hue will be seen as being stripped of power (which is accurate) and the players will have a loss of respect for him as a result. (The degree of lost respect remains to be seen.). It’s human nature. I think with his list power/respect it’s just better for everyone to move on.

    Hue is a good OC and will catch on somewhere. All the best Hue.

  57. jdrules6977 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:57 PM

    Reggie McKenzie needs to get his guy in there and fast, somebody like Winston Moss or Dennis Green, etc…
    Hue Jackson is a young coach and in over his head, the Palmer deal was a perfect example of what happens when you put inexperience in a head coach and give him too much power. God rest his soul but Al Davis was not running the team the way it should have been run; now the Oakland fans got a opportunity to have a winner again. Carson Palmer is not the answer at QB Jason Campbell is a great quarterback especially with Al Saunders offense but then again Jason Campbell has played in every system known to man at least once and he still does great in all of them. The raiders should try to trade Carson and see if they can get whatever they can for him after that dumbbell trade Hue Jackson made.
    The Raiders have got to try to sign Jason Campbell and even Michael Bush to if they can and go to a 3-4 defense , also maybe try to get a veteran wide receiver and especially Jimmy Graham the tight end from New Orleans who is a free agent in the off season. Rolando McClain would fit into a 3-4 defense at inside linebacker too.
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  58. raiderrob21 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:00 PM

    “I guess raiders want to become packers 2.0″

    They were both Raiders before

    Once a Raiders ALWAYS a Raider!!!!!!

  59. riverhorsey says: Jan 9, 2012 11:04 PM

    McKenzie knows his ass from a hole the ground, please don’t disrespect him by comparing him to Pioli.

  60. axespray says: Jan 9, 2012 11:08 PM

    slickzmoney says:Jan 9, 2012 9:58 PM
    “Seriously Mike, Grow some balls and “break” the story we all know about already. It makes me sick to read the comments in that story(Philbin) dripping with sympathy. ”
    ————————————————

    dude was just found dead, I’m sure His father/family are mourning him…. Mike and the “gang” are trying their best to be respectful to the family that just got the news that a member of their group was found dead…. you know, that thing called common sense.

  61. raidersfreak says: Jan 9, 2012 11:15 PM

    Bottom line AL Davis RIP is gone. The 2011 season was Als team Al would of manged it and Hugh took advantage of the power vacuum when Mark was trying to put the pieces of the Raiders face back together while mourning his Iconic father. Hugh big love trade could be a huge factor and the arrogance of power was visually obvious into factoring his 8-8 season with delusional promises.

    Mark Davis is not like his dad he stated before he couldn’t fire someone so Reggie will have full team control for this very reason. Also for his expertise to handle the Raiders in way we have not seen for many decades. He will make this team competitive and by doing so he will pick who ever he wants to work with him. That is why I think if Reggie wants to succeed and became a top name in the league he will do whatever is deemed necessary, If that means cleaning house and bringing familiar faces that is what he will do. He does not want to fail or squander his opportunity . Reggie will dominate he has the power and if Hugh doesn’t fit in his plans for success hey its just another business deal in the NFL

    I want Reggie to fix the Raiders rep and make them a successful franchise once again, I could care less who is calling the plays on the sidelines as long as they are winning.

  62. eknirb says: Jan 9, 2012 11:17 PM

    Once I read those post-game comments, “Yeah I’ll have a bigger hand in how things are done here,” etc….I knew this guy was a goner.

    I mean, it’s the Ray-duhz.

  63. commitment2excrement says: Jan 9, 2012 11:21 PM

    I LOVE the Raider fans who come here and try to justify the trade for Carson by saying “the raiders have gotten better players with their lower picks, and their 1st round picks have been busts”

    Are you kidding me guys? Your using your OWN INEPTNESS for drafting good players early, as justification for wasting 2 top picks on a 32 y/o has-been. Just because the Raiders make a habit of wasting their top picks by choosing garbage doesn’t make then any less valuable. Using your own logic, consider this… How many 4-6th round picks you could collect by trading down your 1st and 2nd? DOH!!!!

    You guys seriously make me laugh more then Jim Schwartz’s antics on the sidelines. And thats saying alot.

  64. raiderapologist says: Jan 9, 2012 11:22 PM

    hrdcorbengalsfan says: Jan 9, 2012 10:21 PM

    And Carson has reason to quit once again. Lol

    Palmer quit on your team when he realized he wasn’t up to the level of your Hall of Fame players, like Anthony Munoz, and Anthony Munoz, and that guy that was good when he played for the Chargers, and Anthony Munoz. Maybe at some point in the future you will have something to talk about besides Carson Palmer, but so far, you don’t.

  65. asublimeday says: Jan 9, 2012 11:36 PM

    I’m a fan of an NFC team and have no real rooting interest in the raiders. To the rest of the NFL, the raiders are an absolute joke. They’ve really hit bottom if they fire yet ANOTHER coach. Bet the next guy doesn’t like Carson, and then they’re really screwed.

  66. stopthehate15bowdown says: Jan 9, 2012 11:51 PM

    I think Palmer is a good fit for Oakland, but it was a hilariously desperate move by Jackson. He would have been better off with a free agent qb and a losing record. At least he’d have a good excuse and some draft picks to rebuild their defense. Instead he mortgaged the future for a shot at the playoffs. That collapse was even worse when you take into account how lucky they where to win against Houston and K.C.. They should keep him… he’s like Rex Ryan without the playoff wins!!

  67. khuxford says: Jan 9, 2012 11:52 PM

    Hue should be gone for that horrendous trade he pushed for because he had Carson Palmer blinders on.

  68. jimmysee says: Jan 10, 2012 12:13 AM

    If McKenzie fires Hue, he is NOT going to replace him with a big name coach.

    He will find an assistant or a co-ordinator like Ron Wolf did with Mike Holmgren, and Ted Thompson did with Mike McCarthy, and they will begin a collaboration to rebuild the Raiders.

    That’s the way these guys work.

    Check your egos and drama at the door.

  69. FinFan68 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:18 AM

    Jackson had every right to blast the players but it should have been in the locker room and not in front of a media microphone. He threw his coaches under the bus as well even though as head coach he had the authority to make necessary changes. He didn’t do it and then he complained about it. He is ultimately responsible. The Palmer trade value is still unknown although they could have failed to get to the playoffs without it. Having an incapable backup qb is his fault. He did a decent job turning the team around but those comments followed by a public attempt at a power grab are enough to send him packing. The raiders have a good opportunity to right the ship. They should take it. Send the right message by firing Hue and then hire a respectable coach.

  70. roughneck11m says: Jan 10, 2012 12:21 AM

    If Hue does get fired then maybe taking “full responsbilility” will actually make sense now!

  71. deadeye says: Jan 10, 2012 12:31 AM

    Give him the axe Reggie! The Raiders are your team now, not his.

  72. raiderinva says: Jan 10, 2012 12:34 AM

    The truth is that the Raiders were done when Jason Campbell went down. He was consistently driving the offense on ten plays or more that ended with a score. that gave the defense time to rest and adjust.

    Carson Palmer is a turn over machine, because he is a different type of QB with a different set of skills. The receivers are not used to or trained to catch the ball in stride. Palmer throws a ball on target and Jason see’s the open receiver.

    The last two weeks of the season Hue Jackson had a meltdown and blew all his fuses. He had no idea of what to say to the team or how to handle the situation. Look no further then Chris Johnson being basically released for the season.

    I believe that with a soft voice and a hard hand Reggie McKenzie will square things away.

  73. dillinger702 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:03 AM

    If reginold releases baby huey, he will prob go be cheifs oc then make our team pay 4 it like every good coach we dont give time as a headcoach! Please bring in a dc I bet we will win afc west. Hue jackson let chuck butt f#€k call his own plays, mind u a tampa 2 against megatron! Then the 21-3 blown lead 2 buffalo. Fire hue and him and romeo in kc will dominate, just watch!

  74. tatum064 says: Jan 10, 2012 3:06 AM

    7pints says:
    Jan 9, 2012 8:48 PM
    Doesn’t matter. They will still be Jokeland.
    ================================

    Yet another a$% hurt former team we used to obliterate back in the day.

    Believe me, the good ol days are coming back.

  75. indywilson40 says: Jan 10, 2012 7:38 AM

    Fire him on Twitter.

  76. spellingcops says: Jan 10, 2012 7:39 AM

    @tatum64:
    It speaks to the level of scum your franchise and its fans have become when you have to resort to “yeah, well we used to win”! Raiders are garbage, top to bottom. Laughing stock of the NFL. Detroit was 0-16 like 3 years ago, yet they just made the playoffs in a much tougher division. Just proving once again, CHOKEland is where careers go to die.

  77. indywilson40 says: Jan 10, 2012 7:45 AM

    Did I just read that a Raider fan thinks they have a shot at signing free agent Jimmy Graham?

  78. jjboogie2011 says: Jan 10, 2012 7:47 AM

    mentioning they have the same agent over and over again and that it might help “smooth” things out is just plain stooopid.

    no way McKenzie (or anyone else that reaches his level in the NFL) lets an agent contribute to a head coaching decision…come on – that’s not even passable as speculation…

    the only thing that having the same agent will help “smooth” things over is McKenzie can ask their same agent to give the news to Hue that he’s fired…and to please make it sound nice…

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

    Get use to it Raider Fans, CHANGE is coming to Oakland……Carson Palmer is next…..

    Winston Moss – HC
    Edgar Bennett – OC
    Darren Perry – DC

    I don’t give me your “EXPERIENCE” crap…. Read Ron Wolf’s book….no re-treds…. McCarthy, Sherman, and Holmgren did not have experience…

  80. gmen1987 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:39 AM

    commitment2excrement says:
    Jan 9, 2012 11:21 PM
    I LOVE the Raider fans who come here and try to justify the trade for Carson by saying “the raiders have gotten better players with their lower picks, and their 1st round picks have been busts”

    Are you kidding me guys? Your using your OWN INEPTNESS for drafting good players early, as justification for wasting 2 top picks on a 32 y/o has-been. Just because the Raiders make a habit of wasting their top picks by choosing garbage doesn’t make then any less valuable. Using your own logic, consider this… How many 4-6th round picks you could collect by trading down your 1st and 2nd? DOH!!!!

    You guys seriously make me laugh more then Jim Schwartz’s antics on the sidelines. And thats saying alot.

    ==================================
    Thumbs up to commitment2excrement for telling it like it is about the Raidahs.

    Senile Al may be gone, but it looks like his hold on the Raidahs is not. Senile Al is still running them from his grave.

    Why is it that the Raidah fanbase has a bigger criminal element than any other NFL team?

  81. jimyritz says: Jan 10, 2012 8:58 AM

    Jackson should be fired for the Carson Palmer trade alone…Cincy had no options and Jackson caved…Time for a new coach to go w/a new GM…

  82. ern215 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:12 AM

    strange how all these fans of other teams are suddenly “raiders experts” , smh

  83. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Jan 10, 2012 9:53 AM

    I would be actually shocked if Jackson WAS NOT let go.

    McKenzie probably had replacement coaches in mind before his plane ever landed in LA for the interview….and now that he’s liable for the coaching position with this title, he may very well toss HJ to the curb and get the guy he really wants.

    He could have the top HC in football and you’d have trouble getting to the playoffs next year with that roster. Not sure if Palmer is his guy at QB, although he may not have a choice…RB situation needs to be addressed for depth and health concerns and there’s a few other holes on both sides of the ball that need to be filled too.

    McKenzie has learned a lot from some of the top GM’s over the years…he’ll do well if given the chance and not held handcuffed by ownership.

  84. beedubyatoo says: Jan 10, 2012 10:22 AM

    Hue did a pretty good job. The Raiders were looking like one of the best and most explosive offensive teams in the NFL, leading their division and were on their way to the playoffs before McFadden went down.

    —————————-

    BS excuse. The Packers had 16 players on IR last year and won the Super Bowl. A good organization has capable back ups for all skilled positions so an injury to one doesn’t devastate the team. McKenzie comes from that atmosphere and will do whatever it takes to make the Raiders better.

  85. tdk24 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:28 AM

    “bearsstillsuck says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:36 PM
    I guess raiders want to become packers 2.0″

    Just about every team in the league wants to be packers 2.0 right now.

  86. radrntn says: Jan 10, 2012 11:32 AM

    since BSPN has never been right about the raiders, I guess the one thing we do know since they are sayiing Hue is gone, is we all know Hue is staying.

    Go Raiders, Go Hue, welcome aboard Reggie, and I guess we will know more at 2pm today at the press conference.

  87. joetoronto says: Jan 10, 2012 11:36 AM

    beedubyatoo says:
    Jan 10, 2012 10:22 AM
    Hue did a pretty good job. The Raiders were looking like one of the best and most explosive offensive teams in the NFL, leading their division and were on their way to the playoffs before McFadden went down.

    —————————-

    BS excuse. The Packers had 16 players on IR last year and won the Super Bowl. A good organization has capable back ups for all skilled positions so an injury to one doesn’t devastate the team. McKenzie comes from that atmosphere and will do whatever it takes to make the Raiders better.
    **************************************************
    16 players, but no McFadden.

  88. radrntn says: Jan 10, 2012 11:36 AM

    bearsstillsuck says:
    Jan 9, 2012 9:36 PM
    I guess raiders want to become packers 2.0
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    yep that is why the packers hired former Raiders Ron Wolf , Reggie McKenzie, and Winston Moss. Also just fyi Raiders have had Wiston Moss back in Oakland evey year for the past three years for interview. Nothing new there.

  89. joetoronto says: Jan 10, 2012 11:39 AM

    gmen1987 says:
    Jan 10, 2012 8:39 AM
    commitment2excrement says:
    Jan 9, 2012 11:21 PM
    I LOVE the Raider fans who come here and try to justify the trade for Carson by saying “the raiders have gotten better players with their lower picks, and their 1st round picks have been busts”

    Are you kidding me guys? Your using your OWN INEPTNESS for drafting good players early, as justification for wasting 2 top picks on a 32 y/o has-been. Just because the Raiders make a habit of wasting their top picks by choosing garbage doesn’t make then any less valuable. Using your own logic, consider this… How many 4-6th round picks you could collect by trading down your 1st and 2nd? DOH!!!!

    You guys seriously make me laugh more then Jim Schwartz’s antics on the sidelines. And thats saying alot.

    ==================================
    Thumbs up to commitment2excrement for telling it like it is about the Raidahs.

    Senile Al may be gone, but it looks like his hold on the Raidahs is not. Senile Al is still running them from his grave.

    Why is it that the Raidah fanbase has a bigger criminal element than any other NFL team?
    **************************************************commitment2excrement and gmen1987 are the same person, too obvious.

    What a loser.

  90. raiderapologist says: Jan 10, 2012 11:50 AM

    gmen1987 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:39 AM

    Senile Al may be gone, but it looks like his hold on the Raidahs is not. Senile Al is still running them from his grave.

    What are you saying? Davis reached out from the grave and hired a legitimate GM to run his franchise? Tool.

  91. rajbais says: Jan 10, 2012 12:14 PM

    If Hue Jackson was “involved” in the coaching search you can’t blame McKenzie.

  92. bwisnasky says: Jan 10, 2012 1:10 PM

    beedubyatoo says:
    Jan 10, 2012 10:22 AM
    Hue did a pretty good job. The Raiders were looking like one of the best and most explosive offensive teams in the NFL, leading their division and were on their way to the playoffs before McFadden went down.

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    BS excuse. The Packers had 16 players on IR last year and won the Super Bowl. A good organization has capable back ups for all skilled positions so an injury to one doesn’t devastate the team. McKenzie comes from that atmosphere and will do whatever it takes to make the Raiders better.

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    But seriously, how many of those famous “16 players on IR” that the Packers had were starters? If I remember right… Finley was the only one.

  93. chris6523 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:59 PM

    I wish McKenzie the best and thank God that my nephew won’t have to face his son on the gridiron ever again!!

  94. chris6523 says: Jan 10, 2012 2:01 PM

    The packers players last year on IR that were starters: Finley, Ryan Grant, Mark Tauscher, Brad Jones, Nick Barnett, Morgan Burnett. 6 starters. 3 offense 3 defense.

  95. commitment2excrement says: Jan 10, 2012 4:27 PM

    @JoeToronto

    LOL, I make a valid point you cannot refute, and the best you can come up with is some NYG fan and I are the same. Think what you want. Doesn’t change anything I said.

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