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Jackson’s leadership skills on display at early age

The leadership skills of Raiders coach Hue Jackson, according to a former Pop Warner football teammate, were on display when he was 8 years old.

Craig Austin’s reflections on Jackson, as well as others from his years as a youth and teenager in South Central Los Angeles, paint a portrait of someone who was born to be a coach and never wavered from his goal even while growing up in difficult surroundings in South Central Los Angeles.

A Jackson profile as seen through his Los Angeles years runs in today’s Bay Area News Group papers.

A couple of other posts worth noting:

– Offensive coordinator Al Saunders is thrilled to be with the Raiders, according to the National Football Post (by Baltimore Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson).

Take note of this one, because when Jackson was hired as offensive coordinator last year, he immediately gave a couple of interviews to Baltimore-area publications and then was forbidden to use the spoken word with the media until a few weeks into training camp.

– CSN-Bay Area’s Paul Gutierrez drew the tough duty of covering the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, where he caught up with Nnamdi Asomugha, who said all the right things about his impending free agency and the possibility of returning to the Raiders.

Gutierrez talked with Asomugha at a hotel swimming pool. He may have to get Lechler on the golf course.

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  • SilverNBlackPA

    When you have a guy like Darren McFadden out in the flat, checking down is not always the negative thing it’s portrayed as. Especially when you have receivers who aren’t exactly known for their ability to separate from coverage.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:41 am
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    Investigators say a dispute between Petrov and another math professor was the motive.

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    SF Gate

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    R.kelly’s cousin

  • LA to TheBay

    All I can say about Chaz is I hope he stays healthy.

    I had the EXACT same injury in high school and was cutting, running, jumping at full strength within 6 weeks, no lingering effects.

    I was always a fast healer and a tough dude. Just didn’t have the talent. Which is why I was always floored with guys like Russell.

    All the talent in the world and no heart/desire.

    Also, throw in an addiction problem and you got the trifecta.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    wow carimi and b campbell?!?! talking about building a bully

  • DeuceDeuce

    LA to TheBay Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:39 am
    Don’t mind a checkdown in the right situation. I think Campbell got more ballsy as the season went on.

    I think if Campbell plays in 2011 like he did down the stretch in 2010, we’re fine.

    I like when he let it rip. My knock on Campbell is that he’s too safe. Also, would like to see him leave the pocket more.

    —-

    Definately want to see him run more…i think the million stingers he got cuz of Henderson had something to do with that tho lol..

  • DMAC

    When is Carimi projected to go? 2nd round?

  • ArchiveTony

    # Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    of course russell has himself to blame, you are really off the track from my point.

    Hu Jack can realate to players from the hood the way other coaches never could. this can only be a bonus
    ====================
    Arguably one of the dumbest comments on this board, ever.

    players from the hood? Can relate? Damn, that’s just ignorant

  • Kirk

    My problem with Campbell is that at least once a game one of our receivers would break ten yards behind the defense, and the supposed big armed Campbell would underthrow him EVERY SINGLE TIME.

    I hope I’m wrong.

    But I am jacked up about Hue Jackson as our coach. I think he will be our best coach since Gruden.

  • El Tato

    Hue said “that could change” when asked about Raiders lack of a first round pick, Carimi is an option.

  • DeuceDeuce

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:44 am
    wow carimi and b campbell?!?! talking about building a bully

    —-

    That would be one physical right side…

    Veldheer
    Gallery
    —-?
    Campbell
    Carimi

  • El Tato

    Carimi is a late 1 – early 2nd pick supposedly

  • DMAC

    Look for Al to pull off another trade w/ the Pats and move back into the 1st round.
    You heard here 1st buddy!!!!

  • buckeyeraider

    SnBPA,

    Almost my sentiments exactly. Campbell got off to a very shaky start last year. He was playing much better by the end. His pocket presence improved. He was pulling the ball down if nothing was there and scrabling for first downs.

    His two int game was vs. Denver. The first was a fluky, freakishly athletic play by a DL to bat a pass to himself and catch it. The second was one play after a penalty negated a TD pass to Zach. Illegal formation. Tasker who was calling the game said it was bad call..nothing wrong with formation. I believe Cable was going to file it in his post game report.

  • DeuceDeuce

    Kirk Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:46 am
    My problem with Campbell is that at least once a game one of our receivers would break ten yards behind the defense, and the supposed big armed Campbell would underthrow him EVERY SINGLE TIME.

    I hope I’m wrong.

    But I am jacked up about Hue Jackson as our coach. I think he will be our best coach since Gruden.

    —-

    Good thing you didnt see the times a WR was streaking wide open and he didnt throw it lol…

  • DKnight007

    LOVE what Hue did with our screen game this year.

    He made it a VIABLE weapon after years of me screaming for this team to perfect the SCREEN game with DMC and Bush and now Reece also.

  • DeuceDeuce

    DMAC Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:48 am
    Look for Al to pull off another trade w/ the Pats and move back into the 1st round.
    You heard here 1st buddy!!!!

    —-
    Trade em for their later 1st…

    and the Seymour trade would end up being:

    Seymour for a swap of 1st rounders…and a later pick…?

  • DKnight007

    262.DMAC Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:48 am
    Look for Al to pull off another trade w/ the Pats and move back into the 1st round.
    You heard here 1st buddy!!!!

    ^^^^^^
    That would NOT surprise me at all!

    I can see the old man Al trading the 2nd and 5 Round pick to the Pats to move back up into the 1st IF there is a player Hue, the coaches and scouts want bad enough.

    The reason why the old man connects with Belicheat so much, is because Belicheat is an AFL historian. He doesn’t mind talking old AFL football with old man Al.

  • RaiderDebo

    Hue Jackson was hired a year too late. Never in a million years should Al have let Cable bring in his own staff. He just didn’t have the track record to assume he’d get it right. Knapp and DeFillipo were doing fine with Jamarcus. Why screw that up? Buddy Whackit and Tollner are clowns and because of them we ended up with that parasite Gradkowski and also made the mistake of signing Garcia, a move that undermined JR with the media and thereby the fans. It was the beginning of the end for him and I blame Cable/Whackit/Tollner/Gradkowski for it. Three down, one to go, but it pisses me off to think about what the hiring of Cable cost this organization. JR could have been great here.

  • El Tato

    Team observations:

    Oakland Raiders – They spoke with Jalil Brown for a bit, but I saw a Raiders scout with Cedric Thornton for a good ten minutes on the field. He’s a good athlete, raw, with baggage: Perfect for Oakland.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    ArchiveTony Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:46 am
    # Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    of course russell has himself to blame, you are really off the track from my point.

    Hu Jack can realate to players from the hood the way other coaches never could. this can only be a bonus
    ====================
    Arguably one of the dumbest comments on this board, ever.

    players from the hood? Can relate? Damn, that’s just ignorant

    ====================================================

    In what way? please explain what you mean.

    I notice that you have a habbit of blasting what i say but you never make a case. Disagree? fine, but have a take otherwise stop taking up everyones time.

  • buckeyeraider

    People complain about him checking down so much and playing it safe. Hell, sometimes that was his best, if not only option. What’s wrong with getting the ball into DMAC, Bush or even Reece’s hands in the open field?

    Besides, I think it was vs. the Colts, JC dropped a dime on Murphy 40 yds down field. Damn ball went right through his hands. Same with DHB late in Jax loss I believe.

    I think another offseason would do wonders to improve the timing and hopefully the trust between JC and this young WR corps. DHB and Murphy need to step their game up as well. Time to put their big boy pants on.

  • DeuceDeuce

    I better hear a report this off season that the WRs have been flown into Mississippi to work with Campbell…And ALL of them…not a few with Campbell a few with this or that guy…

  • RaiderRockstar

    wow carimi and b campbell?!?! talking about building a bully

    ***

    Carimi = bully

    BCamp = guy getting bullied (or shall I say bull-rushed?)

  • El Tato

    Raiders Senior Bowl interst:

    OT Gabe Carimi
    CB Jalil Brwon
    DT Cedric Thornton
    DE Allen Bailey
    CB Kendric Burney
    SS Joe Lefeged
    RB Roy Helu
    ILB Casey Matthews

  • DutchRaider77

    Hue Jackson was hired a year too late. Never in a million years should Al have let Cable bring in his own staff. He just didn’t have the track record to assume he’d get it right. Knapp and DeFillipo were doing fine with Jamarcus. Why screw that up? Buddy Whackit and Tollner are clowns and because of them we ended up with that parasite Gradkowski and also made the mistake of signing Garcia, a move that undermined JR with the media and thereby the fans. It was the beginning of the end for him and I blame Cable/Whackit/Tollner/Gradkowski for it. Three down, one to go, but it pisses me off to think about what the hiring of Cable cost this organization. JR could have been great here.

    ___________________________________________________

    What no comments about Justin Giffith being a race traitor for spreading those inflamatory lies about JR?
    Damn the white man!

  • RaiderRockstar

    What no comments about Justin Giffith being a race traitor for spreading those inflamatory lies about JR?
    Damn the white man!

    ***

    LOL @ Dutch!

    Eddie Borsilli slammed JaWalrus yesterday too

  • DeuceDeuce

    who was the last #1 overall pick to not even get picked up by another team?…if theres been one…

  • ArchiveTony

    # Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    ArchiveTony Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:46 am
    # Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    of course russell has himself to blame, you are really off the track from my point.

    Hu Jack can realate to players from the hood the way other coaches never could. this can only be a bonus
    ====================
    Arguably one of the dumbest comments on this board, ever.

    players from the hood? Can relate? Damn, that’s just ignorant

    ====================================================

    In what way? please explain what you mean.

    I notice that you have a habbit of blasting what i say but you never make a case. Disagree? fine, but have a take otherwise stop taking up everyones time.
    ====================
    It’s simple.
    This is the pro’s. Not PeeWee. Not JrHigh. Not High School. These “boys from the hoods” have been out of the hood for some time. Minimum last 3-4 yrs of college. Where they grew up from boys to men.

    What do you think they do? Come in as multi-millionaires, surrounded by other multi-millionaires, and revert back to hood mentality? Or that they now need Hue to come up and explain how things are in the “real world”? Think they’re lost? Confused? Where Hue will guide them along?

    go back further. 4 years of highschool ball. Means they stayed the course, stayed out of trouble, maintained their grades, in order to stay on the team, and get into college.

    Besides a few exchanges of “yeah, been there, done that, glad you made it through” thinking Hue has this “in” that “no other coach can possibly offer”, again, is ridiculous.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Kirk Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:46 am
    My problem with Campbell is that at least once a game one of our receivers would break ten yards behind the defense, and the supposed big armed Campbell would underthrow him EVERY SINGLE TIME.

    I hope I’m wrong.

    But I am jacked up about Hue Jackson as our coach. I think he will be our best coach since Gruden.

    ================================================ I guess you didnt see the long tds’ deep throws to ford miller murph and dhb, not to mention the drops by for murph and nick miller.

    More unsubstantiated hype

  • RaiderDebo

    What no comments about Justin Giffith being a race traitor for spreading those inflamatory lies about JR?
    Damn the white man!
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Guess there was no way to talk about JR before someone pulled the race card, huh? As far as Griffith is concerned, whatever. I’d probably be distracted if my $300k car was being towed as well. Bottom line is that in 2008, JR had some fine moments, especially during the last six games of the season where he posted a passer rating over 90. That two-game streak at the end of the year should have been a springboard for the team going into 2009. Behind a legit coach, it would have been.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    # RaiderDebo Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Hue Jackson was hired a year too late. Never in a million years should Al have let Cable bring in his own staff. He just didn’t have the track record to assume he’d get it right. Knapp and DeFillipo were doing fine with Jamarcus. Why screw that up? Buddy Whackit and Tollner are clowns and because of them we ended up with that parasite Gradkowski and also made the mistake of signing Garcia, a move that undermined JR with the media and thereby the fans. It was the beginning of the end for him and I blame Cable/Whackit/Tollner/Gradkowski for it. Three down, one to go, but it pisses me off to think about what the hiring of Cable cost this organization. JR could have been great here.
    ……

    Read some stuff on twitter yesterday about him. Posted the links if you want to look for them.

    http://www.optimumscouting.com/scout-s-notes/articles/2011-senior-bowl-wednesday-daily-notes.html

    1. Rumored to be headed to Miami next season
    2. Rumored to still weigh at least 270lbs

    Dude will never be great because of himself. Not the coaches.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    man, I hope Carimi is still there in the 2nd, that guy would be an instant starter at several spots on our line.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    RT @OptimumScouting: Cam Newton wore JaMarcus Russell’s number in college, talked to Fairley about him; heard he absolutely uses him as motivation to not fail @BrianGalliford

  • Midwest Fan

    If we could end up with Carimi, Matthews, and Titus Young I would consider it a coup. Not sure that it’s likely though.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    Some quotes of Hue on radio via twitter…

    cottovic Victor Cotto
    “Coach Davis has done a great job of creating an environment for the players & coaches to be successful.” #Raiders HC Hue Jackson

    cottovic Victor Cotto
    “That’s not true. I’m hiring this (coaching) staff. He made me the head coach of this team & said, ‘Hue, let’s go.’ – Hue Jackson on Davis

    cottovic Victor Cotto
    “Obviously, I bounce everything off of him. Why wouldn’t I? This is his team.” #Raiders Hue Jackson about Al Davis on Sirius Radio

    cottovic Victor Cotto
    “But he doesn’t sit there & rule everything with an iron-clad fist.” #Raiders H.Jackson about Al Davis

    cottovic Victor Cotto
    “This guy knows football. To not use him as a resource would not be very smart on my part.” #Raiders Hue Jackson on Al Davis

    cottovic Victor Cotto
    NY #Jets secondary coach Dennis Thurman will not talk to #Raiders Ryan wants to keep that guy around badly; Revis & Ravens Ed Reed love him.

  • DeuceDeuce

    Midwest Fan Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    If we could end up with Carimi, Matthews, and Titus Young I would consider it a coup. Not sure that it’s likely though.

    —-

    Another young WR?…who we getting rid of?…

  • DeuceDeuce

    Dolphins to make a hard push to get DeAngelo Williams also…They dont expect Brown or Ricky back unless its with a huge pay cut

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    Gabe Carimi Quote:
    “If someone’s going to pick me, I’m not someone that’s not going to pan out. I’m going to constantly work to add to my achievements. I can’t live with myself if I’m not trying to achieve something great.”

    Intangibles: Solid player with strong work ethic, as well as football and general intelligence. Received multiple Academic All-American and All-Big Ten awards. Missed three games in 2008 with right MCL sprain, but played through maladies in 2009: slight tear in right MCL scarring, left AC joint (shoulder) sprain, H1N1 virus. Fasted for 24 hours before 2008 game against Iowa in observance of Yom Kippur.

    the kid has my vote and Al should like that last intagible.

  • priesttj

    Post#219 very interesting stat and if i’m not mistaken JC was also #1 rated QB in the redzone as well.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    Carimi, Matthews and Titus Young would be awesome, but I think Titus Young just made himself some serious cheddar and will move way up in the draft. But crazier things have happened.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    ArchiveTony Says:

    What do you think they do? Come in as multi-millionaires, surrounded by other multi-millionaires, and revert back to hood mentality? Or that they now need Hue to come up and explain how things are in the “real world”? Think they’re lost? Confused? Where Hue will guide them along?

    go back further. 4 years of highschool ball. Means they stayed the course, stayed out of trouble, maintained their grades, in order to stay on the team, and get into college.

    Besides a few exchanges of “yeah, been there, done that, glad you made it through” thinking Hue has this “in” that “no other coach can possibly offer”, again, is ridiculous.
    ===================================================

    Bra, your foot is so far in your mouth youll be crapping out toe nails tonight.

    Yes they do revert to a hood mentality, pac man jones, jamarcuss, chris henry, all th way back to guys like hollywood henderson and so on. its not just football either, shawn kempm jr rider, mike tyson, pernell whitaker, floyd mayweather. Get real.

    No just because they made it to the pros doesnt mean they were doing the right things off the field. Do you think all blue chip athletes actually went to class? Wrong. They have people turn in papres, and take test for them going back to high school. Where have you been?

    I didnt say hu can offer what “no other coach can” meaning he is the only one. There are other coaches in the nfl that are from the hood as well, ( not sure how many head coaches though).

    Yes young players look up to coaches as father figures, especially guys from the hood, as father figures are not as abundant in the hood.

    Its a hood thing you wouldnt / couldnt understand

    NEXT!

  • http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sofia_vergara_01.jpg r8eray

    There’s a story behind every scar…I wonder what Hue Jackson’s is?

    Growing up in South Central and all…hmmm??

  • DeuceDeuce

    Cromartie to Matt Hassleback:

    @Hassleback hey Matt if u have something to say then be a man about it. Dont erase it. I will smach your face in.

  • DeuceDeuce

    *smash

  • RaiderRockstar

    75,

    after reading that … pass on Nick Fairley!

  • RaiderDebo

    Read some stuff on twitter yesterday about him. Posted the links if you want to look for them.

    http://www.optimumscouting.com/scout-s-notes/articles/2011-senior-bowl-wednesday-daily-notes.html

    1. Rumored to be headed to Miami next season
    2. Rumored to still weigh at least 270lbs

    Dude will never be great because of himself. Not the coaches.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Wrong. JR could have been the world’s hardest worker and teetotaler, but that wouldn’t have saved him from the league’s worst pass-protecting OL, worst pair of starting WRs, worst run game and a defense that couldn’t stop the run to save its life. Can’t wait to see what he does with his next chance. If it is Miami, I’d be willing to put down money that he ends up as the starter.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Post#219 very interesting stat and if i’m not mistaken JC was also #1 rated QB in the redzone as well.

    **********************************

    If he was the #1 rated QB in the red zone, and the 19th overall, he must have been one of the worst in the league over the other 80 yards than.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Debo,

    if JaWalrus lands in Miami, he’ll be 3rd string behind Chad Henne & Tyler Thigpen…

    Print That

  • Just Fire Baby

    Jamarcus had the same crappy O-line, coach and WR’s in 2008. And what did he do? Posted very decent stats, really right at about what Soup did this past year.

    Than he become a drug-riddled, mo-hawk wearing, not giving a crap loser and went into the toilet.

    Had nothing to do about anything but himself Debo.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Mids,

    should the Raiders get 2/3

    Young and Matthews, (or Carimi falls to us which I seriously doubt would happen, we would have to move up to the first ten picks of the 2nd round to get him, I think he goes in the 1st round as well).

    In fact I would love to see the Raiders draft both Boise States’ WRs Young and Pettis.