Mike Tice: Gabe Jackson starting to develop a mean streak

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Offensive line coach Mike Tice believes guard Gabe Jackson is worth every penny the Raiders are paying him. The only knock on Jackson, according to Tice, is he’s too nice sometimes.

“Gabe is such a good young man,” Tice said, via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Religious, everything is about his family, doesn’t go out at night. . . . There were times he was almost nice on the field.”

The nastiness of center Rodney Hudson, left tackle Donald Penn and left guard Kelechi Osemele started to rub off on Jackson last season, though. Tice said Jackson played as “good as anyone in the league” late in the year.

“He started to play with more tenacity and aggression last season, and you can see him becoming an a-hole at the end of plays,” Tice said. “He’s realized he’s one of the most powerful guys on the field, and exploiting that.”

Jackson, 25, likely only gets better, and considering his temperament, he isn’t likely to let his new five-year, $56 million deal go to his head.

8 responses to “Mike Tice: Gabe Jackson starting to develop a mean streak

  1. Gabe Jackson is a beast, and at times he’s like a man vs. boy’s. A great signing by the Raiders. If you don’t believe me , watch his highlight’s, he’s well worth the money. I’m happy he’s signed through what should be his prime years, and hopefully his best years are ahead of him. I’m glad he’s finally getting some much deserved recognition. He’s easily one of the best guards in the league.

  2. Remember when?? Many Raider Fans were asking for Reggie to be fired! Patience is truly a virtue in building an All-Star roster and I have much respect for Mark Davis, he learned from his Dad’s impatience, don’t get me wrong, AL Davis RIP was a football genius but was to impatient in the last decade to build a truly grass roots roster with sprinkle of free agents to potentially build a competitive football team four many years to compete for Super Bowls. NOW IT’S OUR TIME RAIDER-NATION, LET’S KICK SOME ASS!

  3. alfredogarciashead says:
    Jul 6, 2017 9:06 PM
    Tice salivating over the thought of playoff tix he can scalp.

    That was damn funny, almost spit my coffee on my keyboard. Still, meathead is one hell of an o-line coach.

  4. Tice’s biggest contribution to the NFL was when he was in Seahawks Locker Room Rock…and that aint sayin’ much.

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