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Jackson confirms he’s Raiders OC

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 8:36 am in Oakland Raiders.

Hue Jackson confirmed to the Baltimore Sun he accepted the position of offensive coordinator with the Raiders.

Jackson’s statement:

“After much consideration I have decided to accept a position as offensive Coordinator with the Oakland Raiders. I will miss the fans here and I thank them for all the encouragement and support they have shown me while I called Baltimore my home. I’d like to extend my deepest gratitude to Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie Newsome, Dick Cass and especially Coach John Harbaugh who brought me to Baltimore. Baltimore will always hold a special place in my heart and I’m especially thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to work with a world class organization, a top notch coaching staff and some of the best talent in the league.”

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  • Midwest Fan

    This works for me. Jackson, please call JRuss RIGHT NOW!

  • jhill

    Go ahead and let iut start sinking back in Chris, lol.

    Jamarcus Russell is your starting QB!

    Stop building yourself up for a big letdown talking about Gradkowski or Losman. It’s NOT going to happen.

  • http://www.sidelinetweets.com/default.aspx?source=ibabuzz RaiderMight

    And get his chunky rear on a diet asap. We are stuck with him, mightest well make him work.

  • jhill

    Weasle says that Russell is in Az working out with some famous Olympic trainer. Says it’s finally been mandated or else he’ll be cut.

  • raidertay

    I guess some Coaches do want to work for the Raiders.

    This looks like a very nice addition. Hue is smart. He knows that if can get Russell to perform he will be able to write his own ticket.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Promote Hue to HC, and Fire Cable Now!!!!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    7th?

  • Teabag

    Let me repost this for all the dummies that swear the Raiders are still a great franchise and everybody is dying to be a Raider…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    LOL @ People gloating because Hue Jackson “chose” the RAIDERS over the Bears….

    Let’s be REALISTIC people…..

    Did Gibril Wilson “choose” the “Raiders” over a championship quality team?? Or did he choose 38 million??

    Did Javon Walker “choose” to play for the “RAIDERS” over a handful of other suitors (more talented ones) or did he choose 50+ million??

    It is much more likely that Hue got an offer he couldn’t refuse… Trust me, he probably would have preferred to mentor Jay Cutler over a lost cause like Jamarcus Russell..

    there are some very stupid posters on here LOL

  • http://www.ralphlicciardi.com/images/ibew.gif r8eray

    Good Morning Nation!!

  • Teabag

    Weasle says that Russell is in Az working out with some famous Olympic trainer. Says it’s finally been mandated or else he’ll be cut.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I’m lost… What is “weasel”.. is this a joke… sorry for being naive..

  • jhill

    Cable has one year left on his contract.

    He’ll have nothing to do with the offense or defense this year.

    If Jackson gets this offense on track with Russell, he’ll be the head coach after Cable’s contract runs out.

    If Jackson doesn’t get this offense up and running, Cable will be out.

    Either way, Cable has a SLIM chance of returning after this year.

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    wow Jerrrys on it today!

  • http://www.mrc.org Simon

    Is Al still with the team? oh, well then it doesn’t matter.

  • RaiderRockstar

    repost -

    Paul Hackett was at USC with Hue Jackson from 1998-2000.

    He might have a good relationship with Hue?

    I need to ask Jerry Mac a question during his live chat.

    do teams ever carry an Offensive Coordinator AND Passing Game Coordinator ???

    My guess is “no” …

  • Teabag

    Cable is a good coach…. that’s what people are forgetting… The players play for the dude… His play calling is questionable.. But as far as being a HC, he isn’t a bad one.

  • RaiderRockstar

    repost –

    Hue Jackson played QB at UOP in Stockton.

    1987-2000 Jackson was a college coach.
    2001-2009 Jackson was an NFL coach.

    Jackson began his coaching career in 1987 at his alma mater, the University of the Pacific. After three years there, he moved on to Cal State Fullerton (1990-91), Arizona State (’92-95) and California (’96). At Cal, he was Offensive Coordinator and helped lead the Golden Bears to an Aloha Bowl berth.

    His last college post was as Offensive Coordinator for the University of Southern California from 1997-2000. Jackson’s duties in his last three years at USC included the recruiting and early development of Bengals QB Carson Palmer, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. Palmer came to USC in 1998. Jackson also helped recruit Matt Leinart before he left USC.

    ***

    Is Matt Leinart a free agent?

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    I’m especially thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to work with a world class organization, a top notch coaching staff and some of the best talent in the league.”

    poor dude is in for some hardcore culture shock…

  • jhill

    Weaselbit is a “contributor” to the blog …

    Last week, he “reported” that his sister ran into Russell “and 2 big black dudes” at her gym. He filled us in on the trainer and who/what/why Russell was there.

  • raider81

    # jhill Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Weasle says that Russell is in Az working out with some famous Olympic trainer. Says it’s finally been mandated or else he’ll be cut.
    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I think weasle got his wires crossed.
    http://www.jrtconnection.com/html/about_rescue.html

    Still a good cause. :)

  • http://atm Raider O

    They played for him!!

    Yeah, they played so hard for him, they finished 5- 11!!!!

  • Teabag

    # jhill Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Weaselbit is a “contributor” to the blog …

    Last week, he “reported” that his sister ran into Russell “and 2 big black dudes” at her gym. He filled us in on the trainer and who/what/why Russell was there.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6

    Call me skeptical… But I don’t believe an ounce of that

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    RRS

    Al wanted to draft Leinart..

  • VanHeathen

    jamarcus russell= Coach Killer!

    Paul Hacket gets the Ax cause he couldn’t get JR to work at is JOB!
    Yeah,it’s all the Coaches Fault,
    Sure Al!

  • Teabag

    # Raider O Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    They played for him!!

    Yeah, they played so hard for him, they finished 5- 11!!!!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Yea, do you think Don Shula would have fared better with probably the biggest bust at QB in the history of the NFL??

    another idiot poster……

  • jhill

    Cable is a good coach….

    ——————————————————

    But is he a good Head Coach?

    I’d like to know what you were impresses with from a HC perspective?

  • Chris in NY

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 8:46 am
    repost -

    Paul Hackett was at USC with Hue Jackson from 1998-2000.

    He might have a good relationship with Hue?

    I need to ask Jerry Mac a question during his live chat.

    do teams ever carry an Offensive Coordinator AND Passing Game Coordinator ???

    My guess is “no” …

    —————————

    Hackett is the QB coach and it is common for teams to have a QB coach and OC.

    Passing game coordinator and running game coordinators are new titles that have been popping up around the league. Ted Tollner is our passing game coordinator. Not sure what’ll happen with him but the position does seem superfluous with an OC on board.

  • Crow

    Now, get Gradkowski on the phone, start studying, and get ready to run an NFL style offense.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jhill,

    Russell is working out hardcore already this offseason?

    he’s been in Vegas and he’s been in his hometown to be crowned King Elexis so far this offseason.

    those things have been confirmed.

    some dude that shows up and says “my sister saw JaMarcus at the gym” doesn’t count as an insider. Remember Bobby’s insider that told us it was a lock the Raiders were drafting BJ Raji? LOL.

    these guys are clowns Jhill. not reliable sources for “breaking news”

  • jhill

    Odds Gradkowski is offered a contract to return, lol?

  • http://atm Raider O

    A talking Monkey who calls himself Teabag is calling me an idiot!!

    I love this blog.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Don’t be a puzzy Jackson, run the ball no matter what Al and Cable say.

  • Chris in NY

    Am I the only one who thinks JaMarcus’ weight issues are completely overhyped? He could come in 30 pounds lighter and it won’t make one damn difference if he doesn’t get control of the mental and technique aspects of the game.

  • Teabag

    # jhill Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Cable is a good coach….

    ——————————————————

    But is he a good Head Coach?

    I’d like to know what you were impresses with from a HC perspective?
    ——————————————

    If you listened to the players talk and read between the lines.. They all knew Jamarcus was the problem..

    Did you see this team in the Steelers game? They rallied around Grad… They rallied around Grad in the Bengals game..

    When Grad went down in the Washington game you felt the air come out of this team..

    These things aren’t coincidences.

    Hue Jackson will let Cable do what he has to do.. And hopefully Jackson will find a creative way to salvage McFaddens career..

  • VanHeathen

    Without Gradkowski, we don’t have 1 NFL ready QB on our roster…well maybe Losman if he’s still here.
    Bring back Grads in ’10, period!

    JR’s working on his throwing motion, one strand of Mardi Gras Beads at a time…
    what a joke!

  • NancyGayFan

    I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HERRERA CALL HUE JACKSON A FALSE RUMOR MONGERER…

  • http://atm Raider O

    LMAO @ They played for him!!!

    They are 5-11!!!

  • jhill

    some dude that shows up and says “my sister saw JaMarcus at the gym” doesn’t count as an insider.

    ——————————————————-

    Hey, I said “contributor”, not insider!

    I’m sure if Russell was in NO enjoying the festivities, their would be some youtube or Cam Inman post about it, lol!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Teabag Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Cable is a good coach…. that’s what people are forgetting… The players play for the dude… His play calling is questionable.. But as far as being a HC, he isn’t a bad one.

    ++++++++++

    Really? Then why the 9+ blowouts under Cable and his inability to motivate them to back to back wins last season? Yeah, they really play hard for him lol.

  • bjbrown1968

    Hue Jackson. I like it! Now Cable won’t be calling the offense anymore. Hopefully, it will result in some better offense.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I honestly think the play of Bruce Gradkowski saved Cable’s job this year – just like Mike Bush’s big game in Week 17 did it for him last year …

    otherwise we’re 4-12 with JR last year and 3-13 with him this year

    Hue Jackson is going to puke when OTA’s start and he sees the walrus in person. I’m sure he was impressed in Week 17 when JR had 2 turnovers and no TD’s and Raider fans on this blog called it one of his most impressive games of the season :)

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Chris in NY Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 8:55 am
    Am I the only one who thinks JaMarcus’ weight issues are completely overhyped? He could come in 30 pounds lighter and it won’t make one damn difference if he doesn’t get control of the mental and technique aspects of the game.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I agree that Russell has other problems, but at least losing some weight would make him more mobile allowing him to avoid a few more sacks behind this horrible o-line. Also, if you have ever played sports you know that carrying extra weight just affects your entire game….hell he probably can’t learn the offense because his blood sugar is all out of whack and he can’t concentrate for more than 10 minutes lol.

  • Teabag

    # Dakota Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Teabag Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Cable is a good coach…. that’s what people are forgetting… The players play for the dude… His play calling is questionable.. But as far as being a HC, he isn’t a bad one.

    ++++++++++

    Really? Then why the 9+ blowouts under Cable and his inability to motivate them to back to back wins last season? Yeah, they really play hard for him lol.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6

    it’s something called TALENT.. and the Raiders extreme lack thereof…

    Again, you ignore the points made and just read selectively.. A good amount of that has to do with Cables game calling..

    Which he will be relieved of…

    If you think Chucky (one of the most overrated coaches ever) would fare any better… Than you are a fool.

  • jhill

    If you listened to the players talk and read between the lines.. They all knew Jamarcus was the problem..

    Did you see this team in the Steelers game? They rallied around Grad… They rallied around Grad in the Bengals game..

    When Grad went down in the Washington game you felt the air come out of this team..

    These things aren’t coincidences.

    Hue Jackson will let Cable do what he has to do.. And hopefully Jackson will find a creative way to salvage McFaddens career..

    ——————————————————-

    I notice you didn’t list ONE thing HC related.

    The players choosing Cable over Russell doesn’t make Cable a good HC.

    The Steelers game? We got lucky. Grads flinging up a pass tha stayed in the air as long as a punt, and Murphy coming down with it was LUCK! Pitts DB dropping the game clinching pick was LUCK!

    Anyway …

    How about the decisions at the KR position? Nick Miller not IRs until week 16? Holland and Russell returning kicks?

    The Oline play?

    DHB?

    No backup OGs on the roster?

    No dime corner on the roster? Holland?

    No Mike Bush?

    Guys not in shape?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dakota,

    you were kind enough last offseason to create a pro/anti list for Terrell Owens in Oakland.

    can you create one for Cable & Russell?

    that would be interesting to see who’s right & wrong next year after we finish with 4 or 5 wins again.

  • Ryan

    Dakota,

    I’m hoping to make you eat your words on Cable at this time next year. (I know nobody would be happier then you if you were made to eat your words)

    Tom Cable is the Head Coach of my favorite football team, and I will back him until the day he gets fired. I get the feeling his current players will do the same.

    Fuk Sapp. He’s a media whore.

  • Norco Bob

    I as you know attend all Raider home games, and one or two road games a year,..this year we will go to Arizona and Jax,…as you know I want the Cable Guy as HC,..I fear Hugh Jackman as OC is trouble, as he was hired because he told Old Al he can make Russell a decent player.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Now Teabag says it was a lack of talent…so a team that lacks talent beat Pitt, Philly and Cincy?

  • RaiderRockstar

    so a team that lacks talent beat Pitt, Philly and Cincy?

    ***

    and denver (“dungver” as I like to call them)

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Ryan Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 9:04 am
    Dakota,

    I’m hoping to make you eat your words on Cable at this time next year. (I know nobody would be happier then you if you were made to eat your words)

    ++++++++++++

    Don’t worry, if the Raiders offense is better next year (which will be the key to winning) then Jackson gets the credit, not Cable.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Why would anyone want Cable back?? Name one thing he improved.

    We are worse at rushing, and we still finished 5-11.
    We were 6th and 10th at rushing before Cable took control of the team.