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Raiders statement

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 11:59 am in Oakland Raiders.

The following statement was issued by the Raiders:

The Oakland Raiders are pleased to announce that Hue Jackson has joined The Oakland Raiders coaching staff as Offensive Coordinator. Jackson is a veteran assistant who has vast experience as an offensive coordinator both at the college and National Football League levels.

Jackson, who most recently as Baltimore’s quarterbacks coach helped the Ravens advance to the postseason in 2008 and 2009, is excited about the opportunity to join the Raiders. Jackson and Coach Cable previously worked together on two college staffs – as assistants at Cal State Fullerton in 1990 and at the University of California in 1996.

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  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    AIG, what did Florida Pete say? I don’t scroll up. Not my style. Speak your mind or sit down, dude. I take that as a non answer.

    And, of course you need someone who understands young guys to help young guys. But how does that demonstrate that Jackson would help Russell? How does that prove that it takes a black guy to help a young black guy? I asked you how Jackson would be able to help Russell just by being black alone. I didn’t ask you what it takes to motivate young people.

  • aig

    Mr.

    Take for example Vernon Davis. Finally another black man of authority told him to stfu and do his work. so far so good no?

  • LakeCountyRaider

    JaMarcus does not have a role model who can show him how to be a leader. Leadership is required at the QB position and Jackson will have to show him the way. Cultural similarities definitely played a role in this decision, matching up the OC and QB. I does matter that he is Black.

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    In the days I coached in oakland it was mostly black especially at Mac, being hispanic I was a little privy to some of the goings on about coaches from the black kids and so forth, it was mostly ignorant stuff about white man cant play ball how can they coach stuff, never seen a coach in my 40 years of coaching I have never seen a coach disrespect any kids more than the others. This is what I have experienced in my time as coaching. What have you experience to you have in the field.

  • aig

    Mr.

    no one is saying its for sure going to work. I’m saying may be they give it try. Who the hell know if it is going to work.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    AIG,

    What does Singletary being black have to do with his ability to motivate Davis? What evidence can you cite that race played a role in Singletary motivating Davis? You seem to think about race an awful lot, applying it to everything. Why?

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    And by disrecspect I mean the yelling and raising hell that coaches used to do in the day.

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    And Mr Madden you can take the example of it the other way around, Shell didnt have his lockeroom and he was black, just tellin you what I have experienced

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Frank, the reason the black kids you coached said that white people can’t play ball is because from their experiences, it’s true. That’s not an ignorant statement, just an obvious observation. Again, how do you know that some black kids will only be motivated by black coaches? You’re yet to answer that. You just keep going off topic, and then trying to pass off being a coach in Oakland as expertise. I haven’t seen it. Sorry.

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

    Wow!

    yall some racist… smh

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Thank you for proving my point, Frank. Shell didn’t have his locker room, and he was black. Al probably hired him with the same flawed logic you guys have, that black players will somehow respond to him just because he’s black, like black people speak this coded language to each other. Goes to show Al Davis has slipped in his whole race relations legacy, too. Only a slave owner could have though of trying that sooner.

  • SR Raider

    Most people do relate better to people who are similar to them – that’s only natural. However there’s a lot more to that than skin color – attitude, work ethic, sense of humor, musical taste, etc.

    Russell’s problem is that he has no passion for the game. If Jackson can help with that, then great. Personally, I believe Jackson will become as fed up with Russell as every other coach and player on the team. How can you pay $15+ mil to a guy who isn’t even self-motivated?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    SR Raider Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Most people do relate better to people who are similar to them – that’s only natural. However there’s a lot more to that than skin color – attitude, work ethic, sense of humor, musical taste, etc.

    …………….

    Comment of the day.

    Talk about an injection of common sense.

    Well put.

  • Seymour Bush

    LakeCountyRaider Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    JaMarcus does not have a role model who can show him how to be a leader.
    ==================================================

    This is a really good point. What most of you miss, is the game has come SO EASY for this guy up until this level. Pop Warner, Pee Wee, High School, even the SEC, this guy could just go out there and be a Man among boys. That is VERY unusual. He didn’t have to do ANYTHING, and he could excel. Well, that’s not the case in the NFL. Those are paid pro’s on the other side, some of whom take their craft VERY seriously. The mistake the Raiders made was they brought in Dante Culpepper to mentor Jamarcus. Daunte does most of his film study at home, passed out on his couch. They would have been better suited to have Mike Vick mentor Jamarcus from his cell in Leavenworth.

  • http://www.elvis.com Lucifer-666

    Whatever

    Who cares

    What this news really means is that Cable is here to stay nothing more nothing less.

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    Mr Madden, it is an ignorant statement as being disrespectful to coaches of other colors than black, that is what I am saying I have heard it I have seen it, its good enough for me. If it applies to Jabubbagump then so be it if it doesnt I stand by what I have seen and heard, thats all not looking to start a fight and call you names like all the other bloggers you fight with. In fact I call you Mr Madden, alot nicer words than most people call you because I have respect for you, even though you have a different opinion.

  • aig

    Mr.

    Grow up. Stop twisting everyone’s posts. The bottomline is they tried a few white guys to motivate him. It didnt work. Now they are going to try a brother to hopefully make it work. Nobody is saying it will work. For all the money and the fact that Al Davis is committed to Jawalrus, I hope it works for our sakes.

    Dude, you just love to argue for the sake of it.

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

    MR Now you’re just going off! Al doesn’t care about race. He will hire the guy he thinks will help him win regardless of race..

  • http://www.elvis.com Lucifer-666

    Russell’s problem is that he has already been paid what else is there for him to earn?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    I think Al hired Jackson to take the fall for Russell. Jackson’s just using the gig as a stepping stone. The typical two way street in Oakland.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    AIG, yes, they tried a few white guys to motivate Russell, and it didn’t work. But you’re saying it’s because they’re white? How do you know that?

  • http://www.elvis.com Lucifer-666

    Bad business model to keep hiring several guys to try and reach one bad draft choice that has already been paid and thinks there is nothing wrong with his current work ethic.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    # 408RAIDER Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    MR Now you’re just going off! Al doesn’t care about race. He will hire the guy he thinks will help him win regardless of race..

    ………………

    Not according to AIG, Frank, and Florida Pete. They’re all saying that Al hired Jackson because he’s black, and that only a black man can motivate Russell.

    Pay attention, 408 Raider.

  • http://www.elvis.com Lucifer-666

    Forget black and white guys hire a 4 star chef for that fat lazy loser!!

  • M Lonetree

    MR,

    calm down.

    finding negativism in every hire and decision (i.e. Hue Jackson) by the Raiders just makes you sound like a buffoon with your pre-ordained agenda.

    some circumspection and creativity in your thinking would be a little less non-aesthetic.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    # Lucifer-666 Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Forget black and white guys hire a 4 star chef for that fat lazy loser!!

    ………………

    I agree. But AIG, Frank, and Florida Pete can’t forget about race. They’re convinced Jackson was hired because he’s black.

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    Saw Stabler last night on diners and dives and they were checking out food at raiders tailgate, he looks in better shape than Jabubbagump

  • aig

    You idiot Mr.

    Who the hell knows.

    as fans, that’s all we can speculate. That is my speculation. You dont like it. That’s your problem. Unless you actually were in the room with Al, you dont know shcytt either.

  • RaiderfanNY

    Just the fact that Hue Jackson is willingly entering this morass makes me question his sanity.

    How can he succeed?

    Big Al is doing his best to weaken the team by taking away any authority Cable had. He’s disrespecting his head coach in front of the whole world, making him go the Senior Bowl before “the process” is concluded, just so Big Al can tell Adam Schefter he’s wrong.

    The players will know that Cable is hanging by a thread from Day One of camp. Those who don’t want to listen to him, especially those with Big Al Scholarships, simply won’t.

    Davis continues to believe that coaches don’t matter, and that only he and the players determine who wins. But he’s wrong, like he’s wrong about everything.

    After JaMarcus fails again, Cable and Jackson will get the boot. And Big Al will start all over with another group of stooges who can’t get jobs anywhere else.

    The great thing about having Herrera as team spokesman is that he doesn’t put a professional gloss over the team’s disfunction. He’s the perfect flak for Big Al — mean, buffoonish and unintentionally hilarious.

    I haven’t seen “Jersey Shore,” but it sounds like a good representation of Big Al’s staff meetings.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    O.K. Dumbass. . . (a.k.a. Richocrap). . . .

    You asked someone else to name you 5 things Cable does well:

    1. Cable is blunt with his players. If you suck, he tells you suck. When Michael Huff sucked last year, Cable benched him. And that’s made him a better player today. Cable let the $30 million dollar QB have ample opportunity to prove himself (which he never did). And then he pulled the plug on him. Whether or not this was done with the owner’s consent is irrelevant. The point is that he has more clout with the owner than any Raider coach since Gruden. And Jerry has pointed this out to your pee-sized brain on numerous occasions. There are numerous examples of this and I’m not gonna waste another paragraph citing examples for you.

    2. Cable wants to be a Raider. He respects what the Raiders are all about and is fully aware of the wacky ways of the owner. You can minimize this all you want, but, frankly – it’s a big deal. If you don’t acknowledge that, you’re an idiot. (of course, this is no news to anyone)

    3. The team has finished the season with desire and effort each of the previous 2 seasons. A head coach has one fundamental role on any football team and that is to manage 53 different personalities and keep a team focused until the end. Shortcomings of talent or players simply playing like crap (i.e. Russell) is not in the head coach’s power. I’ll be the first to say that effort should be inbred in every single professional athlete. But, as we’ve seen in years past, that hasn’t been the case around here. None of the coaches between Gruden & Cable got that kind of effort from the players at the end of the season.

    4. Play calling. You wanna laugh? Go ahead and laugh dumbass. Transfer all the plays Cable called this year to the Saints or Colts or any of the “respectable” teams and those play calls would have led to success. Was Cable a bit too ambitious given the QB he had to work with? Sure. But you can only dumb down your offense so much. At some point, players have to get it done and they did not. Don’t blame that on the coach. I’ll criticize a guy for being way too conservative, but, not for being ambitious. (i.e. 4 pass plays from the 2 yard line). Guess what – if one of those 4 passes is completed by the QB, we don’t have this conversation.

    5. Handled all the crap that was thrown at him this year (some deservedly, some not) with minimal-to-no distraction to his players. He kept his focus on his team, without ever snapping at the media and without losing focus on his players. Players see that and as a result, form a tighter bond with their coach. Sappy? Yeah, whatever – that’s the truth.

    By the way, did I mention you’re a dumbass?

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

    Ha! Racist

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    Not convinced Mr Madden, just thinking a change may work………like everyone says he’s been payed already, kind of hard to get motivated no matter what the color coach

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    You’re saying Jackson was hired as nothing more than a black field hand, so to speak, to motivate Russell, and you’re calling me negative? If what you believe is true, it’s an indication that this franchise is beyond dysfunctional. Al’s now reduced to thinking that the answer is hiring black coaches solely to pump up his black players? I know he’s lost it pretty much already, but if that’s true, he’s a certifiable nut job. He probably needs to be committed.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    aig Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    You idiot Mr.

    Who the hell knows.

    as fans, that’s all we can speculate. That is my speculation.

    …………

    You can speculate, and I can mock your idiotic speculation, especially when it includes a dumb, racist point.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    # Frank YoooooooLLL Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Not convinced Mr Madden, just thinking a change may work………like everyone says he’s been payed already, kind of hard to get motivated no matter what the color coach

    …………

    Well, now you’re starting to face reality and making a little more sense, so I give you props. But you still seem to be a little hung up on the idea that a black coach will somehow help black players because he’s black. And then, you debunk your own point, by bringing up Art Shell’s ineptitude. Thanks, genius!

  • http://www.elvis.com Lucifer-666

    “By the way, did I mention you’re a dumbass?”

    Quote of the day!!!

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    Gotta run nice debating with you mr Real Madden Raider. I respect your opinions

  • Tom cables pimp hand

    Im sorry but Obama couldn’t motivate jamarcus’s sorry ass… not even Dr.king, malcom x, nelson mandela, or sam jackson can help this slouch. I almost thought the raiders were going to deny hiring jackson for a while as well though.

  • M Lonetree

    RaiderfanNY,

    if someone offered you a million dollars (whatever the going rate is for an OC these days) for a year of working at a game in California would you find it insane to take the offer or insane not to take the offer?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Alright, Frank, nice debating with you too, I guess. Although it would be a stretch to say that I respect your opinions. Suggesting that only black coaches can motivate black players? It’s hard for me to respect idiocy and racism. But I wish you a good day, nonetheless.

  • SR Raider

    I believe that Al hired Jackson because Jackson came in and presented a compelling vision for what he wanted the offense to do. He may have had some specifics relating to Russell, but more likely he just impressed Al with his desire for coaching and his offensive football knowledge. That, and a whole lot of ass kissing.

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    Mr Madden now I know why so many people call you such rude names, maybe you need to calm down and get you a white anger management coach.

  • http://www.elvis.com Lucifer-666

    Best Jackson post of the day:

    #91 SR Raider

    You are more than likely dead on!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Well, SR, that’s a fancy way of putting it. Al hired Jackson to either motivate Russell or take the fall for him. The Russell buck now stops at Jackson. If Russell fails, don’t look at me, it was Jackson. He was supposed to whip him into shape. I find it very trouble that the noted Davis worshipers in here are suggesting that Jackson’s being black will help him motivate Russell. It makes you wonder if that played a role in Al’s decision, too. Figuring he can just hire a black assistant, put him in charge of Russell, and he Russell fails, it’s all on Jackson now, not Davis.

  • Frank YoooooooLLL

    I must repeat myself I never said a black coach will motivate a black player every time, maybe not any of the time but if Jackson is black and Jamarcus is black maybe just maybe it might make an improvement, but I dont think so. And never in my life have i ever been called racist, I have been a victim of racism many times but never accused.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Hue Jackson will do no better than 5 wins if he’s stuck with Russell at QB. his play the past 3 seasons has been atrocious. If he continues on the same path he will be labeled the biggest bust in Raiders (possibly NFL) history …

    give Hue an open QB competition. let Russell EARN the starting job. bring back Bruce, Charlie, Danny & J.P. If JaMarcus outplays them and gains the respect from his coaches & teammates, then he should and will start.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Does it ever occur to the media that when it all comes down to it, it’s none of their damned business how long the Raiders want to remain quiet about what their coaching decision process involves.

    Some clown speculates that the Raiders have interviewed this guy or that guy.

    The Raiders deny it. The guy himself denies it.

    Who’s the one being responsible?

    The Raiders?

    I think not.

    So Mr. Jerry, before you repeatedly make fun of this team’s management, just think about that fact for a minute.

    The Raiders aren’t the ones who said anything about Cable being let go or not.

    It was all media speculation. And THAT is what’s irresponsible.

    Could the Raiders make things more simple by just coming out and declaring that Cable is remaining as head coach?

    Sure they could.

    But if they choose not to, they haven’t done anything wrong because it’s none of your damned business.

    If you can’t stand it, then write about something else.

    There’s nothing more irresponsible than bogus media proclamations from bogus sources.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    I’m not concerned with people who call me names in here, Frank. I speak my mind, if people don’t like it, so be it. Again, I can not respect your arguments when you unnecessarily invoke race. I thought your points today were very stupid. It’s almost as if you were insisting on something that you made up in your own mind. And the real highlight was when you brought up Shell, essentially debunking yourself! Got to thank you for that. It’s like running into the wrong end zone. Thank you for the easy 6.

  • http://www.elvis.com Lucifer-666

    You see people this is how racism starts:

    “but if Jackson is black and Jamarcus is black maybe just maybe it might make an improvement,”

    People who divide and label people by their skin color are racists and Frank your a racist!

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

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Alright, Frank, nice debating with you too, I guess. Although it would be a stretch to say that I respect your opinions. Suggesting that only black coaches can motivate black players? It’s hard for me to respect idiocy and racism. But I wish you a good day, nonetheless.
    ————————–

    C that’s why I’m down with MR that isht is funny!