Pagano wasn’t coming to Oakland


It appears Chuck Pagano, newly named defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, was never in the mix for the same job with the Raiders.

Working for the Raiders in 2005 and 2006, the second year through the whole Art Shell fiasco, was enough.

“Two years was plenty,” Pagano told reporters in a story on the National Football Post.

Pagano extended his congratulations to Hue Jackson, with whom he worked on the Ravens staff, noting, “He will earn every cent they pay him. And that won’t be much.”

Pagano left after the 2006 season to become defensive coordinator at the University of North Carolina before joining the Ravens as secondary coach in 2007. He became defensive coordinator Tuesday when Greg Mattison left to become defensive coordinator at the University of Michigan.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • So RR what do think? Will RM be good or a bust?

    I did not say I expect RM to be RL, and I never mentioned Willis. I said I want a MLB like RL, and I think RM has the tools to come close.

  • 150.RaiderRockstar Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    paying Peyton Manning $100 million leaves almost NO ROOM to sign our free agents …

    Al Davis is going to let Miller, Bush, Reece, Seymour, Asomugha & Wimbley. It’s already in the works

    McFadden, Murphy, Ford & Myers will be Pro Bowlers

    Don’t sweat it!

    skill position guys are not a priority with PM under center. We only have so many draft picks to remake Cable zbs scrap heap O-Line. combine that with a few undrafted guys and FA’s nobody else wants for the vet minimum. Bank on a CB in RD2 to replace Nnamdi and Routt getting “modest” starter money


    How do you know we will have no room? Do you have some info yer not sharing? What will the cap be in 2011? How would PM contract be set up??

  • Ya know RR I like you, so I gonna stop now. Have a good day.

    RAIDER on my brother.

  • RaiderRockstar

    So RR what do think? Will RM be good or a bust?


    I haven’t seen enough. Give him a few years

    He had some ups and downs as a rookie

    He was supposed to be the most NFL ready dominant MLB to come out in the draft over the past 10 years and our Run Defense ranked 29th!

    I also know it takes 11 guys to stop the run and our DC was not retained for a reason … these things have a way of working themselves out

  • RaiderRockstar

    5pm in Podunk – later gents!

  • Just Win Baby Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Jim Rome is a tool.
    Hehe, wish I had heard his take today.

  • RaiderRockstar Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    It would be nice to have a better short yardage FB though.
    Mike Bush is enough.

  • I’ve just been reading the kind words expressed about Marcel Reese.

    I just want to remind the consistent readers that can go back three years when Reese first made his apperance.

    Mind you I had the opportunity to view Reese dorung his formtive years @ the U of W (a veritable bastion of talent that Al regurarly picks through. Usually comes away happy).

    So I just want to see how much love is out there for a fellow reader tht has been touting Reese EVER SINCE HE PULLED UP IN OAKTOWN.

    So; a little love? Homeboy makes good!

  • ONE I AM

    I saw Bush play a few games in college with the Cardinals.I was specifily watching him because of course we needed a carry the load type RB at that time and he was that but was never a power runner.He has power but he was never a real hammer type,former QB.I saw the game when he broke his stick man it reminded me when LT did Joey Theisman.Thought we could get em with a steal and we did.Would love for us to try and re-sign him but?

  • ONE I AM

    Someone is going to pay him to be a starting RB? I know I would if I needed a full time back.
    So should Al pay him starters money when we have that in Run DMC now? I dont think he will,depending on what the tags are like in the new CBA he may franchise or T Tag him. Atleast he could get a pick for him and if not then we will still have him for atleast another year.

  • joker94583

    Well Pagano was a candidate in Al’s demented Senility ridden mind. Oh so was Harbaugh. This job will set Hue back a good 3-5 years. Few NFL teams want a vormer Raiders head coach.