Jackson wasn’t interview subject


Hue Jackson may have the advantage when it comes to being the Raiders next head coach, but not enough to be the first candidate interviewed.

The Raiders confirmed they had begun the process of replacing Tom Cable Monday, but beat writer Steve Corkran is reporting Jackson did not interview, citing a source close to Jackson.

That doesn’t mean Jackson won’t be interviewed or won’t be the head coach, of course. But if Al Davis is considering leaving Jackson as the offensive coordinator and hiring another head coach, it opens up the possibility of a coach with a defensive background being under consideration while leaving the offense to Jackson.

This is strictly speculation, but keep the name Rob Ryan in mind. His status is tenuous at best in Cleveland with Eric Mangini out, he’s interviewed for the job before with Davis and made sure not to burn any bridges when he left after his contract expired.

Although Ryan’s defenses weren’t particularly successful, players on both sides of the ball loved him. And while that may not be a big criteria for Davis, it could go a long way toward making a lot of players who were upset over Cable’s departure feel better about a change.

Like Nnamdi Asomugha, for instance.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Miller, Wimbley, Routt will stay 4 sho. imo

    Seymour, Bush, huff, Gallery… 60% chance of leaving

    Nnamdi is gone.

  • aig-raiders

    Routt will stay because nobody believes he is worth as much as the Raiders believe. Bush will get a chance to start somewhere else. Hate to see him go but Rankin is a pretty good back up though.

    Jerry MC,

    You’re hating wayyy too much on Nnamdi. Sir, one player doesnt make a team but can def break them. Cwood was avoided but he wasnt avoided like Nnamdi had been avoided the last few years. Why? Eric Allen was a probowl CB opposite him while Routt and CJ took turns getting toasted. Dont even dare tell me Routt and CJ are anywhere near Eric Allen.

  • Mr. Davis will sign them all…thats not the problem, the REAL problem is do they desire to remain Riaders?
    If they don’t they’ll sign elsewhere. Free Agents!

  • McNabb and Vernon Davis tweeting each other…”I’d love to throw you passes!”

  • buckeyeraider

    How ya doin O?

    No, they got nada up there. Have you ever driven through Detroit? Ugh. That’s all they can do is try to steal from Ohio. Hell, even Bo Schembechler himself, was pilfered off the staff of the great Woody Hayes.

    And not sure why it matters, but there have always been rumors that Kordell Stewart was gay. Going back to his playing days in Pittsburgh. Supposedly he called a players only meeting to address the rumors. He stood up and said I just want to tell ya’ll that I believe in Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve..and then sat back down. For whatever that’s worth.

  • 75, @ Ricky’s!

  • joker94583

    The only coach more retarded than Rex Ryan is his brother, Rob. Seriously, Al? Rob Ryan? Really?

  • Raiderbuck

    Yes but I’m a BIG Jets fan this weekend. I hate the Patriots,….. just sayin’,…..

  • Phat, actually…FYI before Eve, God created Lilith.

  • phatcable

    FYI AL DAVIS created adam too play football!eve too be a raiderette!

  • FYI.. Al created GOD!

  • phatcable

    FYI GOD is a raiders fan

  • phatcable

    on the seventh day god rested and al was scouting players at the first combine.

  • Thec07

    KoolKell Says:
    January 11th, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    Mr. Davis will sign them all…thats not the problem, the REAL problem is do they desire to remain Riaders?
    If they don’t they’ll sign elsewhere. Free Agents!


    that would not be good…

  • Good Night Nation…gotta get up early!

  • Thec07

    Jerry, why the censorship earlier? are you a limburger fan?

  • 100PercentRaider

    Nnamdi, Miller, Huff, Seymour, Wimbley. Definately the most important 5. Huff is much better than anyone on the market at playing one of the most difficult positions in the NFL

  • Thec07

    Mr. Davis and the “other forces” will get it done…

  • Thec07

    Jerry nothing in my earlier post warrented censorship.

    Rush limbaugh is a stooge for the elite…
    He is also a dope head…

  • Thec07

    “so called”

  • phatcable

    ESPN’s John Clayton on Inside the Huddle touched on Oakland’s free agent situation in his latest segment. He stated that we were hit hard because Seymour, Miller, and Asomugha are all Pro Bowlers in contract years.

    Note: CB Stanford Routt had the second lowest completion percentage per pass attempt, only to Revis.

  • Thec07

    anyway i am out, back into the shadows…

    1 NATION…

  • olinesux

    rush is a dopehead thats been proven

  • phatcable

    new post

  • Buckeye,

    I have been to mich before they killed the American Auto Infustry. I was happy to be back in Ohio.
    I liked Slash.

  • manassamauler

    it makes NO sense for AD to hire ROb Ryan as DC. there must be 30 DC types looking for jobs in the nfl. Ryan was here as DC for a long time. AD no doubt interviewed Ryan of the HC job IMO. Hue has to atleast stay on as OC. ROb Ryan as HC would be better than Cable IMO. Cable was bad as HC in college, so AD knew that cable was a quick fix. 28-62 as a head coach. thats cables record. Rob Ryan should come back as a DC or HC. Ryan being HC just might keep some of the FAs here and attract more.