Hue Jackson says the Raiders’ mental state is just fine


Hue Jackson doesn’t like the negativity surrounding his Raiders team after their ugly loss to the Dolphins.

He wants everyone to know the Raiders are still in first place (tied) and they will still make the playoffs.

“We lost one game. We had a three-game winning streak and no one was asking me about the mental state of the team then,” Jackson said via Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. “So why are we going to ask about it now? Here’s the deal. We need to get back to playing football, go win a game.”

What the Raiders really need is healthier players. Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford, Denarius Moore, and Taiwan Jones all missed practice again Thursday and should miss Sunday’s game against the Packers.

“This team is 7-5 and still in first place in the AFC West,” Jackson said. “Obviously we share it with somebody now. That’s our doing. Everybody’s going to write and say what they want and pour dirt on us, but this team will be back.”

The question is whether the Raiders will still be in first place after this weekend. Odds are they won’t.

35 responses to “Hue Jackson says the Raiders’ mental state is just fine

  1. The only annoying thing is that he now doesn’t give an estimate of when the player will be back. People want to have an estimate even if it’s wrong. If you need to revise it, revise. They’ll then stop along everyday.

  2. They’ll still make the playoffs by winning-out after this weekend’s loss. Keep your heads up, Raider nation… your last 3 games will be a cake-walk with McFadden, Ford and Moore back in play.

  3. Hue is in denial, he is an idiot, he wouldn’t know a mental state from the state he lives in. Hue and the Raiders are frauds. Packers 45-17!

  4. After the throttling they took at the hands of a 3 win team last Sunday?
    And it really shouldn’t matter if Miami was “playing better” at the time.
    One and done…if they even manage to get past Tebow.

  5. Who cares, better question is whats the mental state, of the winless colts, their fan base and sucking for luck, now that’s just a shame?

  6. tebow and the broncos are going to the playoffs for sure. and hear me out, anyone else think they’re playing great football? the broncos I mean.

  7. Looking at the standings, I’d prefer the Raiders get in as the last wild card because that would mean they face Houston. If they win the division they’ll likely face Pittsburgh.

    If Oakland were to face Houston and win, and if the top-seeded teams were to win, Oakland would go to New England. A rematch of the Snow Job would be nice.

  8. That’s what being a Raider fan is all about. No support until we win and win and win. Back in 2002 I saw Raider Flags flying and shields everywhere. A lot of fans came out of the woodwork! since then its been a disappointment every season ! So it’s hard to pull out of that stigma. A true Raider fan knows that until we string along a few winning seasons together. We will not get respect we deserve.

  9. i agree with the odds don’t, but raider have been underdogs pretty much the past 8 years….so gets played and if raiders show, and the ball bounces their way , and packers are flat, anything can happen……but we do need to get healthy to make any serious noise, and be consistent.

  10. nomoreseasontix says:
    Dec 9, 2011 12:25 PM
    Obviously coach uses the word obviously way too often.


    Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  11. This just in, Ford and Moore are on the practice field right now, they’re going to give it a shot.

    No sign of McFadden or Jones though.

  12. And here i was thinking this could be the game that tripped us up, as the Pack have a clunker each year to a team they should annialate. Not this Sunday. 13-0!!!!

  13. The Broncos will win the AFC west. They will be lucky to win the wildcard. The Raiders have GB, Detroit, AT KC which is a tough place to play, and the Chargers. Bronks have Chicago with no Cutler or Forte, NE at home which for some reason the Pats struggle in Denver, a depleting Bills team, and KC at home. I say raiders go 1-3 and Broncos go 2-2. From a biased Bronks fan tho.

  14. The Raiders need to make a strong run these last few weeks we have left. We need to show a strong presence and show they are the bully of the division. We just need someone to beat the Broncahoes twice to create a convincing distance between us and them. It will be cold in Greenbay this Sunday, but if the same Packers defense that played both the Chargers and the Giants shows up on the 2nd half, as they did in those two previous games, I have hope for a better game from the Raiders. I am concerned about our injuries, but we will see how it goes. GO NATION!

  15. Seriously the media is pathetic.
    A team wins or loses a game and they jump on or off the bandwagon every week.
    Remember the worst starting QB before the season started was Dalton … he wins afew game … they praise him now.
    Remember Tebow will never make it in the NFL … now they said the Broncos are going to roll the table … give me a break.
    It’s a long season … teams go throught injuries, easy part of their schedule … the list goes on.
    If there’s one thing you learn in the NFL it’s on any given Sunday anybody can beat anyone.

  16. The Raiders will be fine even if they lose to the Packers. The Donks are a flash in the pan that’s about to fizzle out. We all should have seen the Phins loss from a mile away, as they have matched up very well with the Raiders over the past few seasons. This just a bump in the road for now.

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