Raiders adamant Jackson is O-coordinator candidate


A pair of Baltimore area reports have Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson in Oakland not only as a candidate for offensive coordinator, but head coach as well.

Both the Carroll County Times and the Baltimore Sun reported Jackson could ascend to the top job.

Raiders senior executive John Herrera, however, said the Raiders have conducted no outside interviews for job of head coach.

“I would vociferously deny that any head coaching interviews are taking place while (Davis) is still meeting with Tom Cable,” Herrera said.

Jackson’s contract status is not known, but he was allowed to interview for the 49ers offensive coordinator job last season while under contract with Baltimore. Coach Mike Singletary even brought back Jackson for a second interview, but in a mild surprise, instead selected Jimmy Raye to run the 49ers offense.

In other news, the Raiders are finalizing an agreement with Mike Waufle to return as defensive line coach. Waufle coached at Cal from 1992 through 1997 and with the Raiders from 1998 through 2003. Swept out with much of Bill Callahan’s staff, Waufle was hired by the New York Giants, with his shining moment coming following the 2007 season when his unit dominated the unbeaten New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Waufle was fired following the 2009 season as part of a Giants shakeup. He has almost exclusively coached four-man lines, which seem to rule out any chance the Raiders would switch to a 3-4 defense.

The Raiders made no announcement regarding the status of incumbent defensive line coach Dwaine Board, but chances are he will be in Mobile, Ala., for the Senior Bowl next week, still under contract with Oakland but with permission to look for another job.

The contracts of assistant coaches Aaron Pelch (special teams), Rich Scangarello (quality control offense) and Bert Leone (quality control defense) were not renewed, although it’s not inconceivable they could return unless they find other employment first.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • M Lonetree

    new word for you MR? or should I have used smaller words such as “spoke in favor of”. Is that easier to understand? always use multiple words when one will suffice. I’ll have to remember that.

  • Well, Maverick, I guess one of the enlightened insiders here needs to let Gannon know that Gruden wanted to leave anyway. I mean, what does Gannon know? He was only the quarterback on that team, and spoke to Gruden every day.

  • Good point, Lonetree. I am an advocate of you.

  • What’s worse, Seymour, is that conservatives are accusing the liberal justices of trying to harness free speech for voting against this.

  • “I would vociferously deny that any head coaching interviews are taking place while (Davis) is still meeting with Tom Cable,” Herrera said.


    vociferously !!!!


    he was crying out in great pain, perhaps… gnashing teeth and schit… wow… no, double wow… no, damn !!!

    well that settles it for me…

    how about you guys???

  • This was no doubt a hail mary by corporate America, and they got it, albeit with a pass interference penalty.

  • What good does it do to humiliate your Head Coach in front of the NFL?

  • Pretty Rick

    Jerry Jones rocking the ridiculous leather jacket at his press-conference. Must’ve swiped that right out of Al’s closet.

  • M Lonetree


    shocking as it may seem, this land has been owned by the corporate overlords since the days of King Cotton (cotton still rules per se with the antebellum notions which created the Electoral College) and the Railroad Barons.

  • M Lonetree


    What good does it do for the Head Coach to humiliate himself by calling for four straight passes by Charlie Frye from the two yard line?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Minutes later, the locker room door opened. Journalists entered. To our left, the players were silently dressing at their lockers. But to our right, Harbaugh was standing between Al Davis and a wall. Neither the wall nor Davis was budging. Davis was inches away from Harbaugh’s face, angry about the Tuisasosopo interception.

    “I thought you told me that you were teaching him how to throw that pass over the linebacker’s head!” Davis said, although I am leaving out the profane adjectives between some of those words. Davis kept up this lecture for quite a while, with impressive saltiness.

    And what was Harbaugh’s response? Well, he couldn’t go anywhere. So he just kept repeating: “Yes, Mr. Davis. Yes, Mr. Davis. Yes, Mr. Davis.”


    this is kind of a big deal. why are we just now hearing about it? I think it’s a bunch of hogwash …

    76 year old man trying to bully an asst coach? not likely. he would have barked at Callahan.

  • That damned First Amendment!

  • M Lonetree Says:
    January 22nd, 2010 at 2:55 pm


    What good does it do for the Head Coach to humiliate himself by calling for four straight passes by Charlie Frye from the two yard line?
    Well, if he’s got a problem with that, fire the guy. No need to be classless. It’s COUNTERPRODUCTIVE like all of Al’s drama.

  • RaiderRockstar

    “Journalists entered”

    but only 1 of them wrote this story?

    and it was 7 years after the fact?

    and Harbaugh still has a close relationship with him?

    bogus story!

  • RaiderRockstar

    5pm in Podunk. later fellas

    have a great/safe weekend!

  • Mistabr0wn

    MR is just following his leader 0bama. Same way Barback blamed BUSH for Mass electing Brown, LOL

    Barback 0bama = Capt Delusional

  • MistaBrownStains,

    The unskilled and uneducated are facing more and more systemic problems in the 21st century.

    Maybe you could take some classes?

  • I meant man-made disaster or whatever we are supposed to call them now, oh wait, now it is okay to call it terrorist attacks again right?

    I wish they would make up their minds….

  • Pretty Rick

    So I guess its official about Mike Waufle be our old,new D-line coach. Maybe now T. Kelly can learn to make a few plays from time to time & Seymour can move inside to 4-3 DT where he belongs. A few more assistant hirings, then maybe we’ll get a head coach.

  • Then who were you referring too when you said people were getting swept out of office, MB? Corzine, Kennedy’s seat going Republican…

    Obama blamed Bush for everything, and won, huge. It’s not a bad strategy. Coakely’s problem is that she didn’t blame him. FoxNews told her not to, so she didn’t. Worked out well.

  • MistaBrownStains

    If you’re so concerned about Labor, why don’t you vote with them?

  • What did Murtaugh say? I missed that one….

  • bjbrown1968

    If Herrera denies that Jackson interviewed for the HC spot… then I guess he DID interview for the HC spot. Herrera is a compulsive liar… Oh, and he’s an idiot. FIRE HERRERA!!!!

  • Seymour Bush Says:
    January 22nd, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    In fact most economic indicators are up. Factory orders are up, the leading economic indicator indexes rose for the 9th straight month, a surprising 1.1% for December and above consensus prediction. The LEI indexes are surprisingly accurate, having been used for decades to predict future economic activity 5-9 months out. There is NO DOUBT economic activity is picking up. The issue is how far down it was. Blame the Republicans for that.

    Well, since everything is still Bush’s responsibility as the libs like to point out on a daily basis, I guess the Bush administration gets to take credit for those indicators as well correct?

  • Mistabr0wn

    Seymour its amazing how you use all the same phrases as OakGlen.

    Just a one in a million coincidence Im sure..lol

  • BrownStains,

    Would it make you happy if the economy was still contracting?

  • Seymour Bush

    # Mistabr0wn Says:
    January 22nd, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Yes OakGlen, the economy is booming! We’ve never seen prosperity like this! Must have been the 800 BILLION job stimulus…lol


    Seymour Bush Says:
    January 22nd, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    In fact most economic indicators are up

    I take the oakglen reference as an extreme compliment. You can fight all you want, but you are fighting undisputable facts. Fox news can frame it anyway they want, but even if the unemployment rate is a staggering 10%, that still means 90% of people are working. And if the new administration had not stepped in for George Herbert Hoover Bush (of course Hoover was another Republican) the unemployment rate probably would have hit 20%.

  • Mistabr0wn

    OakGlen, hows Govt Motors stock doing since 0bama decided to takeover a car company ?

  • Seymour Bush

    # Mistabr0wn Says:
    January 22nd, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Seymour its amazing how you use all the same phrases as OakGlen.

    Just a one in a million coincidence Im sure..lol

    What I find amazing is of all the posters in here that converse with me, only you and richochet bring up who is who. And you two are generally accepted as the biggest losers is all of blogdom. Wonder why?

  • Goooo Saints and Gooooooo J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!

  • Mistabr0wn

    OakGlen, you always did like to speak for the entire blog. Its a sociopathic tendency..


    # Seymour Bush Says:
    January 22nd, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    And you two are generally accepted as the biggest losers is all of blogdom. Wonder why?

  • Cable’s status with Raiders still in limbo
    By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer
    Posted: 01/22/2010 03:29:24 PM PST
    Updated: 01/22/2010 03:29:24 PM PST

    ALAMEDA, Calif.—Tom Cable’s status as Oakland Raiders head coach is still in limbo almost three weeks after the end of the regular season.
    Cable has been talking with owner Al Davis about his job since the season ended Jan. 3. Senior executive John Herrera says those talks will continue “until it comes to a resolution.”

    Davis has also been talking to potential assistant coaches. He met this week with Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson. Herrera denied reports in the Carroll County Times and the Baltimore Sun that Jackson was also interviewing for the head coaching job.

    Cable’s status is in question after he went 5-11 in his first full season as coach and failed to develop JaMarcus Russell into a legitimate NFL quarterback.


    Al, you had reservations about Cable before you hired him last year, and you have reservations about him today. Go with your gut and fire the POS.

    Then let someone else hire the next HC….

  • Zymurge

    And here goes the politics again . . . so let’s look at relevent facts:

    During the last 6 years of the Bush administration:
    – Raiders lose at least 11 games a season

    During the first year of the Obama administration:
    – Raiders lose at least 11 games

    There is no change people! Politicians are politicians. All the rest is just smoke and mirrors to give the masses a reason to have useless debates between two unbudging sides so that they can all feel better about their own warped set of values.

  • Seymour Bush

    Mistabr0wn Says:
    January 22nd, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    OakGlen, you always did like to speak for the entire blog

    Wrong as usual. I am not speaking for the entire blog. I am just reading what others have written. Do you NOT feel you are the most shat upon person posting on this blog other than richochet? Or is brownstains some version of a mistype?

  • Mistabr0wn

    Seymour, do you still think Russell is a “Bonafide NFL Qb” ?

  • The Raiders have predictably denied multiple reports that Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson was interviewing for the Raiders head coaching job.

    “I would vociferously deny that any head coaching interviews are taking place while [Al Davis] is still meeting with Tom Cable,” Raiders senior executive John Herrera said.

    Both reports about Jackson came from Baltimore, so it’s not a stretch to say that people close to Jackson believe he’s got a chance for the top job. The Raiders say Jackson was just meeting for the offensive coordinator job.

    NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi said that Jackson’s meeting was more “exploratory” and that Cable was set to meet with Davis again Friday.

  • Mistabr0wn

    OakGlen, why bother asking me? You claim to know what everybody says and thinks so why have a debate?

    At least I dont hide behind screen names like a busta…lol

  • Seymour Bush

    I have learned not to debate debilitated monkeys. I refuted all your points and then you bring in oakglen or aig or whoever you think I am. All I can say is you got trounced. Sux to be you.

  • Gradkowski for president!!!

  • Bill & Hill got pummeled by the Corporate Lobby too in their 1st year, for trying to reform Corporate Health Care.

  • Plunketthead

    Life is grand. I have two days off. I am holed up in my crib. Its snowing outside, fireplace is roaring and I finaly found something other then dirtweed.

  • Enjoy yourself Plunkett. All the mountains around here have snow on them, with some more on the way.

  • Plunketthead


    Oakglen declared internet war against MB & Rico we have not seen him for months.
    Poor fella is MIA.

    Just saying.. good luck

  • Anybody worth watching in this East-West Shrine game this weekend?

  • BS

  • Plunketthead

    I skied Mt Charleston many times, first ones down after a good storm. They get some great snow there.

    But It doesnt seem like anyone skis anymore, let alone me.
    My knees are almost as bad as Gradkowskis

  • Wrong again.

    Don’t include me with that guy.

  • My wife just told me that Monday on the Food Network the show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives will feature a Raiders Tailgate Theme.

    The Snake will be the guest host.

    Thought you might want to check it out. Maybe some of you guys made the show.

  • Vegas, Lee Canyon…now that’s something else!
    I’m gonna see if the wife and kids are up for it this weekend. If weather allows!