Florio and our friend Paul Gutierrez pointed this out on PFT Live Tuesday, but it’s worth repeating: Hue Jackson is suddenly a one-man show in Oakland.
The Carson Palmer trade makes it obvious that Jackson is the one making the decisions for the Raiders. Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com has confirmed that fact, reporting that Jackson has complete control of all personnel decisons.
That may not be a long-term solution, but Freeman believes it could last through the end of the season.
Does this trade get done if Al Davis is still alive? Jackson’s relationship with Bengals owner Mike Brown was said to be a key factor in making the move.
As a coach, Jackson is going to think more about the short-term interests of the team. He has a playoff-caliber squad and doesn’t want to see it sunk by Kyle Boller.
Jackson had the unique power as coach and personnel boss to do something dramatic.
(Picture courtesy of Raiders.com. The trade is now official.)