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Coach Jackson conference call transcript

By Steve Corkran
Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 7:43 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Here is the transcript from Friday night’s conference call with Raiders coach Hue Jackson:

 

Q: Update on Eugene, Schilens?

Answer: Obviously, I talked about Hiram last night, that he hurt his hip, a dislocation there. The other guys are, obviously, we are further evaluating some knees, and we’ll know more as we move forward.

Q: Anything you see from tape that revealed something different from what you saw live?

A: Yes, I did. Obviously, when you get a chance to go back and watch it all, there was a lot of positives. Obviously, there’s some things to clean up. But, starting with the positives, just the tempo of the defense, the six plays that they were able to play, it was outstanding. Obviously, SeaBass was incredible in the game. The offense kept the ball for 31-plus minutes, 20 first downs. We threw the ball with more confidence and more assurance. There was only one three-and-out the whole football game. So, those were positives. Obviously, there were some negatives, too, with the penalties, our issues in the scoring zone that we have to fix and, obviously, the explosive plays that we gave up on defense. Those things in a first preseason game are things that a lot of people are trying to overcome, and we will. It was good to see some guys really competing and getting after it. We have something to build on there.

Q: Is being better in the red zone a matter of practice, or play-calling?

A: It’s a matter of practice. Like I said, we’ve been there for two weeks and we’re trying to pack everything in as fast as we can and sometimes you don’t get to hit on all the things that you got to hit on right away. You get bits and pieces. We weren’t trying to truly gameplan a team. At the time, one time it was Trent (Edwards) down in there and another time it was Kyle (Boller). Kyle’s been around the team, and we might have had the opportunity to do some different things with him, but Trent hasn’t been here very long. So, you didn’t want to put a guy in a situation to try to do something he really hasn’t had an opportunity to practice. As we move forward, we’ll make sure that those things are all tidied up and ready to go.

Q: What do you say to the young guys who had rough games, that games are different than practice?

A: There’s no question. As I keep talking about performance. It’s the performance in games. Napa’s beautiful, very comfortable, very great place to train and prepare a football team. But, when it’s all said and done, you got to go do it on game day. When the lights are on and when you’re playing against an opponent. It’s all about performance. That light is on now. Our guys understand that. These young guys will come back and fight this week.

Q: Are you comfortable with the young players you have at cornerback?

A: I’m comfortable because they’re young players, and young players got to play to get better. It’s something we’ll continue to look at as we continue to move forward. But those young guys, they’ll step up. They got to rise up and play, and I expect that they will.

Q: Can they rise up in the next month?

A: Yeah, I think so because, again, you get back into the groove of practicing, you get back into the groove of competing, understanding the (tendencies) of people you’re playing. As you know, last night we didn’t do anything to say, Let’s go take some receiver away, to assist or to help. Sometimes you got to put them out there and let them fail a little bit so you can find out about them. Our guys will rise up to the challenge this week.

Q: You like that DeMarcus Van Dyke went up against Larry Fitzgerald right away?

A: Absolutely. And what I’m going to tell the young man, I’ve seen that man catch that ball on a lot of great cornerbacks. But the thing that was most impressive was the next opportunity that he had to cover him they threw another deep ball and he was right with him stride for stride and there was an opportunity there to make a good play on the ball. So I was impressed with this guy. He’s not afraid. I think he wants to compete and again, we’ve just got to continue to indoctrinate these young players into pro football. And they will get it. Every play you have to go out there and compete as hard and as fast as you can to give yourself a chance to have success.

Q: Is there an update on Hiram?

A: No, I don’t have that information at this time.

Q: What about Schilens?

A: Not right now. We’re just further evaluating what’s going. I think later in the week we’ll know.

Q: Some coaches make players run for penalties in practice. Are you going to have to do that?

A: Yes, if it continues exist. I want to chalk it up to two weeks in training camp, first-game jitters, out with the old in with the new, more emphasis on snap count and all the things we’ve tried to address. That’s what I want to say when this happen, that’s what I want to say it was about. If it continues to exist then yeah, we have to turn the page and try something different. I’m not going to just sit there and keep letting it happen. Obviously Khalif (Barnes) was very disappointed as were all the young men who had illegal procedures. As I said after the game, I was able to address all that with out team. They were very disappointed and they know it’s something we have to fix. I don’t want them to stress about it too much, but it is something we obviously have to take care of.

Q: Did Zac Etheridge get hurt?

A: Yes, he did get hurt last night. I think there’s also, there’s something with a knee and again, we’re getting all that information and we’ll get that to you guys as soon as we can.

Q: What are the main things you wanted to see in the game that didn’t happen?

A: I think the biggest thing I wanted to see was us execute our offense and our defense at the next level where when we’re in the scoring zone we expect to score touchdowns, and when we’re defending the scoring zone, we know exactly where we need to be. Sometimes communication things, there were a couple of communication breakdowns here and there. That this team takes the next jump from training camp to one preseason game now to the second preseason game. It’s time to turn up the intensity a little bit more and continue to get better.

Q: What did you see from the three quarterbacks?

A: I was impressed with all of them. Obviously, Jason (Campbell) did a fabulous job of running the first team and getting the ball to different people. That’s what we were trying to do last night is get everybody an opportunity to touch the ball. Got Kevin Boss involved real early, tried to get Marcel (Reece) involved real early, got Darrius Heyward-Bey involved early and Jason did a great job of spreading the ball around. Kyle came in and he lit it up, eight of nine, he was spectacular. That’s what I expect from him. Obviously Trent, who hadn’t been here very long, I was so impressed with him because here he is getting the information from me and trying to figure it out in his mind and then going out and executing pretty flawlessly. I thought he did an excellent job. There’s a couple of throws he wished he had back but I thought all three of those guys showed me the poise, showed me the hard work they put into this and they have the ability to lead this football team.

Q: Is No. 2 quarterback one of most intriguing camp battles?

A: It could be, no doubt, because both of those young men are very competitive and they want that opportunity. It also makes it fun. Those guys go and every day they compete in the classroom and they compete on the field and they’re very good friends. It’s a very good room and very good chemistry in there. I think it’s exciting.

Q: Might you give Boller more time than Edwards in upcoming games?

A: Oh yeah. We’ll see as we go. Obviously as we get closer, we get ready to play a game. I have to make sure our first group is ready to go. There’s no doubt. I also have to know what our backup quarterback can do. I think we have two very good candidates back there that we can pick from.

Q: How did things go with you in terms of red flag, timing, talking to Al up in the box? (This was in reference to offensive coordinator Al Saunders. Jackson took it to mean managing general partner Al Davis.)

A: I didn’t talk to Al up in the box. Let’s make that clear right now. I don’t know where that one came from. I was very comfortable. As I told you I have very good coaches who give me information. Obviously I threw the flag last night. It was awesome. The officials were great other than a couple of situations. I thought for the first night I felt it was a great night for everyone involved. Obviously we wanted to win the game. We didn’t do the ultimate which was win the game. But for the first time for all of us to have an opportunity to go play a game, be in the stadium, be on the headset, coach a game, talk to each other, get our players out there playing against a different opponent. I thought it was a good start. That’s all it was, was a start. By no imagination is that who we are or what we’re going to be. Like I tell everyone, we’re going to become something. I really like what we’re going to become.

Q: Did you think of going for it on 4th-and-goal from the 3-yard line instead of kicking the field goal?

A: Yes, I did. I truly did. All of those thoughts go through your mind but you know, there’s a time and a place for everything. The thing I liked about last night is there is so many different situational football things that we got to practice. We got to practice coming out. I got to practice making a decision, exactly where that ball was, as you’re talking about, at the 3-yard line. We got to work on scoring zone, which we weren’t very good at last night. We got to work at a two-minute situation. We got to work at the last three, four plays of a game. There was so many things that are on this tape to grow from and get better at that we would have already done way back in OTAs and mini-camp. Not against an opponent, but things we would have rehearsed over and over and over and now those things are coming up, and for the first time out of the chute to have all those things happen, I thought it was fantastic.

Q: Which of the offensive linemen stood out?

A: I think when I go back and I watch the tape, I really thought that Sammy Satele played good, I thought (Stefen) Wisniewski did an excellent job, I mean, unbelievable job. I thought that Stephon Heyer did some really good things. I thought that even Joe Barksdale was in there battling. I thought our second group, ’cause they played more football, obviously than the ones, those guys really showed up. They did a good job. I mean, our quarterback, there was one sack that we had, which was a communication issue and the other one was right before the half, which never should have been a sack. So for the most part, they kept the quarterback pretty clean. And that was good to see. Do we need to continue to get better? No doubt. But I think our guys, that front, is really starting to come together.

Q: That sack before the half that shouldn’t have happened, what happened there?

A: Sometimes when you ID a defense, the communication between everybody has to go throughout the whole offense, from the front to the back, and the guy didn’t see him correctly and those things happen sometimes. Those things do creep up on you when you haven’t had a ton of practice time.

Q: Jared Veldheer seemed to do a nice job on Joey Porter, so is he a guy you’re more comfortable with out there at left tackle?

A: There’s no question, and I feel remiss to not mention him. He did a great job, too, I mean, Stephon, Jared, Sammy, (Joseph) Barksdale, those guys all did a real good job, and obviously Heyer. I thought those guys battled last night and I think they’ll get better as we go.

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  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    WRs:

    I think Mr. Hagan makes the 53-man roster, that was nice catch he made deep over the middle; if he continues that in camp and more preseason games Raiders will keep him, Denarius showing off his skills and all the quarterbacks were focused on him.

    Mr. Nick Miller was solid, once again making it difficult for the coaches to cut him.

    Mr. Ford proved his value on the field it will carry over this year, I like how he supported his teammates during his sideline interview.

    Mr. Heyward-Bey caught the sure-thing catch. He will make the roster.

    as for Mr. Murphy and Mr. Schilens they need to do what it takes to rehab and get healthy or at least one if not both will be cut or traded.

    Locks at WR:
    Ford, DHB, Moore

    50/50 for Miller, Hagan, Chaz, Murphy, Bodiford only 3-4 make the cut Hagan & Miller in the lead.
    ************************************

    Brother….no way. There ae four locks at WR….you excluded Murphy, no way will he not be on this team

  • Thec07

    Our top 5 O will put JCAMP in the running…

    30 TD catches…

    JFORD 7
    Reece 2
    DMAC 3
    LMURPHY 4
    DHB 3
    BOSS 3
    AUS 3
    TJ 1
    DMOORE 4

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    I hear yall and all but DHB has no ball skills. You dont get what I’m gettin at Jhill. Ford is a short cat and would have fought for that ball…even Murphy does at times. When have you seen DHB do that?

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Thec07 Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    Our top 5 O will put JCAMP in the running…

    30 TD catches…

    JFORD 7
    Reece 2
    DMAC 3
    LMURPHY 4
    DHB 3
    BOSS 3
    AUS 3
    TJ 1
    DMOORE 4
    *************************

    LOL wow you asking alot…..what about Bush?

  • Thec07

    So what you are saying is I should go to Vegas and drop a check on Raiders winning the AFC West,AFC Championship and Super Bowl before the odds drop?

    ++++++++++=

    I saw 13-3…Not sure how it gets done, hats what i saw…

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Thec I got Murphy for 6 TDs and Ford with 5 Tds….doubt Boss only gets 3.

  • Thec07

    LOL wow you asking alot…..what about Bush?

    ++++++++

    Thats the problem mayne we have too many weopons…Take 1 from Aus, and 1 from Murphy…

  • J Hill

    BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011 Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Jhill the fact of the matter is…if JC hits that pass to Murphy the Raiders win that game

    —————————————————–

    Iguess you can say the same thing about Ford catching the deep pass a few plays later.

  • Thec07

    Brother….no way. There ae four locks at WR….you excluded Murphy, no way will he not be on this team

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

    Agreee…Howeve I would keep Hagans, and NMILLEr over fools gold…

  • Thec07

    306.BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011 Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    Thec I got Murphy for 6 TDs and Ford with 5 Tds….doubt Boss only gets 3.

    ++++++++++

    BOSS is going to split some of those with Ausberry.

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Thec07 Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    So what you are saying is I should go to Vegas and drop a check on Raiders winning the AFC West,AFC Championship and Super Bowl before the odds drop?

    ++++++++++=

    I saw 13-3…Not sure how it gets done, hats what i saw…
    *******************************

    Wow bruh…you talking big…Raiders aint won 13 games in a regular season since what 76?

  • Thec07

    I hear yall and all but DHB has no ball skills. You dont get what I’m gettin at Jhill. Ford is a short cat and would have fought for that ball…even Murphy does at times. When have you seen DHB do that?

    +++++++++++=

    Thats something you cannot teach…Its instictive, built int onse DNA.. Either you have it or you dont…

  • big fan

    J Hill Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    BigFan,

    It just doesn’t look like 49 is in a position to make a play on DHB at all if the pass is on point. 49 is in a full sprint just trying to get into position to cut him off at the 25 yd line. The play was happening at the 33.

    I don’t want to sound too critical of the play. It’s early, and they have time to work on it.

    No biggie.

    ———–

    cool…

  • J Hill

    So what you are saying is I should go to Vegas and drop a check on Raiders winning the AFC West,AFC Championship and Super Bowl before the odds drop?

    —————————————————

    don’t forget to parlay the 3 for 100 to get a mill ticket.

  • Thec07

    Wow bruh…you talking big…Raiders aint won 13 games in a regular season since what 76?

    ++++++++++

    I remember that season, only loss was to the pats 42-27 something like that…76 Raider, best NFL team of all times….We will see though, thats what I saw

  • Thec07

    J Hill Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    So what you are saying is I should go to Vegas and drop a check on Raiders winning the AFC West,AFC Championship and Super Bowl before the odds drop?

    —————————————————

    don’t forget to parlay the 3 for 100 to get a mill ticket
    ++++++

    will be in vegas in a couple of weeks will do it then…

  • Thec07

    Anyway i am ottro…LTR NATION…

  • armond

    lets stop the bullsh!t with the underthrow. if jc hits him on a line its game over. a accurate line drive throw hits dhb in full stride who will have the chance to run past the defender or adjust himself to side step the guy down the sideline. if he gets popped so what. i saw mcfadden get drilled right after making a catch. this is football dammit and people get hit. yall make me sick with this bullsh!t. we can have our guys hit people hard on defense and its a good job by our team. well shouldnt the other team be allowed to hit us too? 40-70 years ago guys would get clotheslined and it was no big deal. now people biotchin about safeties over the top hitting our wrs. just pathetic.

  • J Hill

    DHB has no ball skills. You dont get what I’m gettin at Jhill.

    ——————————————————

    I just simply disagree with you to an extent on DHB.

    I’m fine with the role DHB plays.

    That 26 yd pass to Moore was a perfect example of how I’d like the majority of our offense to go. DHB going deep, underneath routes are wide open for guys like Moore, Ford, Boss, McFadden, and Reece.

    Mixing in a few throws to DHB to keep the defense aware of his deep threat is cool with me.

    Even though that play we are debating was incomplete, it certainly is going to have an impact on the way DCs call a game against us. That had the potential to be a big gainer and DHB was certainly 4 yds behind his guy.

    DCs will try and keep DHB in traffic as we all know that is where he struggles. That attempt at creating traffic for him opens up the offense.

  • lefty12

    Armond,actually the guy was saying DHB can’t take a hit.No use trying to discuss it with them,their minds are made up and no matter what happens they won’t be changed.

  • armond

    how the hell do any of u know if dhb could take a hit or not? u dont know sh!t! yes he needs to get aggressive going after the ball but none of us knew that ford could make the type of catches he made until we saw him do it. im not blaming the wr for an underthrow. mistic and brien yall are full of sh!t! if gradkowski made that throw u would talk sh!t about his weak arm limiting the offense. thats doesnt make me a jc hater its just the truth.

  • J Hill

    Armond musta put down a couple of Code Blacks!

    I’m with cha mayne!

    There is Glo for MVP talk going on. He needs to zip it in there.

    They’ll get it together.

  • armond

    i want jc to be a superstar. we need more than just game manager stuff. if he plays to his ability he should be one of the better qbs in the league. he has to cash in on those money plays when they are there.

  • lefty12

    “if Gradkowski made that throw you would talk sh!t about his weak arm”-LMFAO.So true.

  • Thec07

    armond Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    how the hell do any of u know if dhb could take a hit or not? u dont know sh!t! yes he needs to get aggressive going after the ball but none of us knew that ford could make the type of catches he made until we saw him do it.
    +++++++=

    With all due respect I gotta disagree with you on this point Bruh…I knew what JFORD was…
    He is a football player with great ball instincts…

  • J Hill

    Hue Jackson has no ties to Chaz.

    If Al would get rid of Moss b/c Kiffin didn’t want him, hard to imagine Al giving Hue a hard time about parking Chaz on IR.

    There are viable option on the roster to replace him.

    Bodiford and Hagan look real good as 5th and 6th WR candidates.

    Moore can give us everything and more that we were expecting from Chaz.

    DHB
    Moore
    Ford
    Murphy
    Hagan
    Miller/Bodiford

  • J Hill

    I threw this out there the other day …

    Is there any chance we keep 4 TEs and 5 WRs this year?

    Gordon looked HUGE out there, and we ran a lot of 2 TE sets.

    We are deep at TE, lol.

    Don’t see how anyone can say we took a step back at that position.

  • armond

    lefty im just gettin pissed at the stuff i see in here.its the same sh!t over and over and ive had enuff. nobody saw me complain 1 bit when russell got cut. gave no excuses when he didnt pan out. i waited out to see if he would get it and he didnt. u heard me call up the post game show criticizing him in 09. people in here make excuses for who they like to the point of stupidity. now we should cut chaz before we even know how hurt he is. they turn on muhfuggas left and rightin here. im just done with it man.

  • Raiders for life

    Ford is a short cat and would have fought for that ball…even Murphy does at times. When have you seen DHB do that?

    #######################################################

    Ford proved that in the 1st KC game last season. Basically bailed out Soup by fighting for the ball.

    I’m exaggerating a little by saying Ford bailed him out, that win was a team effort.

  • Thec07

    Fools gold can go to IR today…

    JFORD
    DMOORE
    LMURPHY
    DHB
    NMILLER
    HAGAN

  • armond

    jhill remember how the jackazzez in here said we shouldnt keep matt shawny cuz he kept sayin u know over and over in his 1rst interview as a pro? be damned that he may have been nervous or just says u know a lot. if it was up to them he would be cut and ballin for some other team. now they love him. pathetic

  • dvrick

    Told you guys this coach is a fool!! CABLE CABLE CABLE At least we’d still have SOME decent players that would’ve stayed!!!

  • lefty12

    It seems as though little N.Miller is always overlooked.Granted we have injuries at the WR spot,but Miller was on the field before most of the other WRs.Could it be he is one of those guys the coaches value much more than the fans do?

  • Try Some Reality

    This team will have issues with JC and DHB as starters. And that’s not intended as a knock on either one. Let me explain…

    DHB’s specialty is going deep and using his speed. JC has trouble with the deep ball. Either JC gets hit timing right and let’s her fly earlier (doubtful considering he struggled with this last year), then they need to look at promoting the guys behind DHB. And it seems like we have quite a bit of depth there too if Moore turns out to be the real deal.

    I’m just calling it like I see it. To have someone taking up a valuable WR position where the QB can’t take full advantage of his strengths is a complete waste.

    Either JC gets his timing down on the deep ball or you pull DHB. Get a guy in there instead that can take a 15 yard pass and turn it into a 45 yard score.

  • dvrick

    Better get ready for lots of field goals!

  • armond

    theco7 u did call out ford. i guess i should say most in here.

  • Try Some Reality

    I’ll take Hue over Cable any day of the week and 10 times on Sunday. Cable can go coach the line somewhere. It’s what the guy does best.

  • Try Some Reality

    And forget about Schilens. It’s clear the guy is made of porcelain. Let’s move on already.

  • J Hill

    he has to cash in on those money plays when they are there.

    ——————————————————

    Agree 100%.

    When Glo throws his deep balls, I get this picture of Nowitzki’s rainbow 3′s.

    That ball he put on Moore was on a damn line. I know he has the gun to put that ball on his WRs deep instead of putting so much air under it.

    They’ll get it together though.

  • lefty12

    TSr,no offense,but besides maybe Ford,who is more likely to turn a 15 yard pass and take it 45 yds to score than DHB?

  • Thec07

    336.armond Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    theco7 u did call out ford. i guess i should say most in here.

    +++++++++++==

    Man i called out JFORD right after the draft and got ridiculed for it….I even called JFORD RON…Got even more heat…

    I said MAY 1st that DMOORE should start…and predicted he would be RON…

    All credit goes to our player personnel dept as they have been lights out the last few years…

  • armond

    TSR i agree to an extent. i believe dhb will get every chance to prove he can be more than a deep threat. he really isnt 1 yet and part of that is jc fault. jc has to use that arm properly. his problem IMO is the attitude it takes to make that throw. u have to have a swagger gunning the ball down field. thats why i would like to see him just fire it on a line more so the ball doesnt hang up too long. the wrs are too fast for him to puzzyfoot around with. just throw the damn ball.

  • Try Some Reality

    Well, you said it yourself Left. Ford. And I’d like to see what this kid Moore can do.

  • J Hill

    Yeah, it’s not like we wanted ShoNasty to be the director of public relations.

    That was probably just some troll looking for attention.

  • Thec07

    333.lefty12 Says:
    August 13th, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    It seems as though little N.Miller is always overlooked.Granted we have injuries at the WR spot,but Miller was on the field before most of the other WRs.Could it be he is one of those guys the coaches value much more than the fans do?

    +++++++++++===

    Exactly…He balls when he is in, and is our PR…Would never cut him…I keep him before fools gold…

  • Thec07

    JCAMPBELL<——- MVP Candidate…

  • Try Some Reality

    If JC starts hitting DHB on those deep balls. Then it’s a different story. Now the DBs have to respect DHB’s speed which opens up the short pass. Otherwise? Heck, if I’m a DB I say ‘go ahead DHB, go deep. Lot of good it’ll do you’. At least until JC proves he can hit him.

  • Thec07

    1 NATION…

  • dvrick

    Well no post season again this year!

  • Try Some Reality

    I hope they get that deep pass down because, if they do, look out.