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Jackson quick hits

Subbing for Steve Corkran today . . .
Will have more later, but some quick hits from Hue Jackson’s press briefing Monday:

– While acknowledging there are always calls and plays you’d like to have back after a one-point loss, the only thing Jackson sounded as if he regretted was not going for two points following the touchdown that put the Raiders up 26-14 with 7:47 left.

His thinking? We’ll get a stop this drive then work the clock. No fear of back-to-back touchdowns and the 14-point number that would put them behind.

As for the fourth-and-1 incompletion to Denarius Moore in the end zone and the third-and-3 incompletion to Chaz Schilens in the fourth quarter, Jackson felt those plays were there to be made.

Same goes for the 48-yard reception by Calvin Johnson against the Raiders’ Cover 2 defense with Rolando McClain and Jerome Boyd in coverage. The ball was up there, waiting to be intercepted.

– Stop if you’ve heard this one before _ Darren McFadden is day to day. Jackson said unless he’s told definitively that McFadden is out, then he’s a possibility.

– With the concussion to Bryan McCann, sounds as if the Raiders will go into the next game with Moore returning punts and Tyvon Branch kickoffs rather than bring in someone else. There’s also the possibilty McCann could return.

– Jackson isn’t taking any time going over the permutations of how the Raiders could still be in the playoffs, taking more of a “let’s win ‘em both and see where we stand” philosophy. The Raiders could also finish last in terms of seeding with two losses _ having already lost once to Kansas City _ but he considered that possibility to negative to dwell upon.

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  • bcz24

    Thats it for me fellas. Gonna go watch Contagion and detox from football for a few.

  • stablersbeard

    Oh… Never mind… The plays were there to be made…
    Got it.
    What a bunch of weak crap.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    92.KoolKell Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    Like I’ve said before. Palmer’s a good pocket passer, but he takes too many sacks, throws too many interceptions, and can’t make any plays with his legs.

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

    That’s actually pretty close to the truth.
    Palmer did have six seconds to throw on that one sack in this game.

  • gtown1_sj

    It’s almost 4:30… WHY is Bresnahan still employed?
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    I’ve been crying for his firing since March 7, 2011 http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Bresnahan-Named-Raiders-Defensive-Coordinator/56f04156-d1fe-4868-b6f4-715bdb648005

  • raiderinparadise

    I’m out.

    I have to go close Kobe’s divorce settlemtns to his wife.

    Dueces

  • gtown1_sj

    The DLine is where we have decent depth, but we could still do better. Kelly and Seymour aren’t going to get ANY better, and I agree with many people who say one of them should be traded, if they have any value left.
    ————————————————
    I think they both should go. I watch them on a consistent basis and when double-teamed, they just stand around and watch. Its pathetic. Its like, I have 2 guys on me, so I’ll let the next guy go get them.

  • autopalm77

    Kell, your right about calling out the players…Without a doubt…My point of the post was at least be consistent with the criticism…Go to last weeks posts regarding Barnes and not one word this week…At least take the entire body of work before condemning someone to the gallows…..Very easy to criticize sitting on the sidelines with perfect 20/20 hindsight vision…..

  • autopalm77

    98….Thanks for sharing that post, Kell, they are color blind in the Navy…..too…..

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Maddens’ too old, but some of you wish Davis were still here? How old was he?

  • luvmarvhub

    The major decision facing Mark Davis, Amy
    Trask, and those advising them in the search for a GM (Madden, Lombardi)is this: Do we hire a GM to whom we turn over the decision of whether to keep or fire Hue Jackso, or do we tell a prospective GM he cannot fire(should he wish to) Hue until his contract is up, that is, another year.

    Or, do we hire a GM and not give him the power to hire/fire a head coach?

    If you don’t give enough power to a GM from the get-go, you are already undermining his influence and making the head coach feel as if he’s still the guy in charge of the franchise and the way it’s headed.

    You can be sure Hue will not be too happy with a powerful GM because it would undercut the influence he has had since Al passed.

    Another problem for everyone: if McFadden doesn’t get back on the field this year, they haven’t the foggiest notion of just how wellor poorly that foot has healed and can perform under game conditions. looks to me as if we’ll not know until training camp and actual pre-season games whether that foot will be fine or not, leaving us ill-positioned to plan for what our offensive needs really are.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Hue, I’m still too pizzed at your performance yesterday
    !!!! And tomorrow isn’t lookin good either!!!@! F head!

  • 2romes

    61.LA to TheBay Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    2romes,

    I’d have to look at it again, but I remember watching it live like Mitchell was just glued to the turf and didn’t start moving until Johnson came running past him.

    Terrible.

    Mitchell should be used to shut down TEs and help in run support ONLY.

    _______________________________________________________

    Yes, Branch stopped running as fast as he was an Megatron cross him with ease after faking toward Mitchell. If T.Branch kept running as hard as he was he could have placed a different angle on Megatron and he may not have been able to get to that ball. Yes, Mitchell and boyd seem to spell big trouble in the defensive passing game. Both seem to play flat footed

  • luvmarvhub

    I’d like Jeff Fisher to apply for the
    GM position. I’d love to see him as head coach if not GM.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Autopalm77 Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    98….Thanks for sharing that post, Kell, they are color blind in the Navy…..too…..
    ———————————-
    Yep.

  • luvmarvhub

    Sometimes we forget that the Raiders don’t have access to a lot of really great players. We don’t have the revenue stream that can land great free agents. To do that, you need a new stadium with lots of seats and seats the franchise can fill.

    See New England Patriots.

  • DutchRaider77

    So funny…Derek Jeter gift baskets for one night stands!

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/jeter_booty_hauls_smU8lFebpsBGJXpyHoMKSN

  • RAIDERMAN99

    **While acknowledging there are always calls and plays you’d like to have back after a one-point loss, the only thing Jackson sounded as if he regretted was not going for two points following the touchdown that put the Raiders up 26-14 with 7:47 left.**
    ================================================
    Good. Would be better if he acknowledged he effed up, but at least he realizes he made a mistake. At least he’s not saying ‘he’d do it again’ like he did after royally effing up by not kicking the FG against the Browns.
    =================================================
    **Same goes for the 48-yard reception by Calvin Johnson against the Raiders’ Cover 2 defense with Rolando McClain and Jerome Boyd in coverage. The ball was up there, waiting to be intercepted.**
    =================================================
    This is absolute crap. A poor pass by Stafford is absolutely not a justification for having Boyd and McClain covering CJ deep over the middle in that situation. CJ was WIDE open. The coverage and scheme both sucked. Actually would have benefited the Raids if the pass hit him in stride and the Lions scored immediately.

    ===============================================
    **As for the fourth-and-1 incompletion to Denarius Moore in the end zone and the third-and-3 incompletion to Chaz Schilens in the fourth quarter, Jackson felt those plays were there to be made.**
    ===============================================
    Yes, they were there to be made. But what must be acknowledged is that they were not EASY conversions and they were NOT made.

    Not like this is the first time HJAX has made the SAME mistake. SAME thing happened in Houston when JC missed. SAME thing happened against the Jets on the end zone throw to DHB. Those are NOT easy plays to complete when the PARAMOUNT consideration is to get a completion – hopefully for a first down – but also to keep clock moving.

    The one time HJAX went for a relatively safe and easy completion in the same sort of circumstance, was to DHB in Denver, and it iced the game.

    I don’t think anyone has a problem with being aggressive – but dammit, BE SMART ABOUT IT.

    Get your head out of your sphincter, Hue.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    If Mark hires a GM, Hue’s gone. Maybe not right away, but he will be. Does Amy Trask really want a GM? Because she may be gone, too. No GM worth a damn is going to tolerate her meddling. If it’s for business reasons, that’s fine. But Amy starts getting all Al-nostalgic and telling him to draft some track star, her ass is gone.

  • JB

    REPOST
    Back from the game, digested what I saw and have finally thawed out – it was really cold out there today.

    In this posting I think I’ll focus on who failed from my perspective. First of all, WE lost so that was the biggest overall failure. There were subsets of failures that contributed to the end result. They included, not in any particular level of importance:

    • HuJack calling a TD pass play on the 14 on 4th & 1. Just get the first down easily or kick the FG. Quit gambling when it’s not necessary. That was 3 or 7 lost points.

    • Bresnahan playing a modified 3-4 defense and NOT doubling Megatron on EVERY play. The 3-4 structure was the right idea especially since they had no run game whatsoever.

    • Schillins for running at least 3 patterns short of the first down marker on third down plays.

    • D-WOW for dropping a couple of receptions and zigging-in when he should have run an out pattern on a key third down play.

    • Palmer missing a wide open D-wow on two potential scoring plays – one n the end zone and the other on about their 20 yard line.

    • DHB fumbling after a long reception. But, he’s forgiven in my book because he otherwise had a best effort day receiving. And yes, he has turned out to be a better choice than Crabtree. Good pick Al.

    • Houshmanzadha caught his 2nd & 3rd receptions for the year today! Both were short of the first down marker. Adios Housh.

    • HuJack not going for a two point conversion after recovering the fumble for a TD. If he had gone for it, we minimally would have had a tie at the end. Another didn’t think it through Hue. 1 key point lost – possibly, the 28th point!

    • Stanford Routt for getting so many pass interference calls. In his defense, he was covering the best receiver on the field, often one on one. Overall, I think he did an admiral job.
    
• Rolando McWhiffer while recording one great sack, also whiffed on some key tackles.

    • Bresnahan struck again on a 4th & 2 near our goal line and pulls Seymour & Kelly, our middle of the line heavyweights and goes with Moss & Houston I believe. Stafford then runs it up the middle for a first down. Just a dumb decision IMO.

    • MBush hasn’t really done anything exceptional for the last 3 weeks. Today he was VERY ordinary & unimpressive.

    • HuJack did NOT call Reece’s number often enough. He had the hot hand today but was not used enough.

    • For whatever reason, HuJack refuses to play runners other MBush. This is inexcusable especially when MBush is not holding a hot hand. MBush had a number of 1 yd. and 0 yard runs. He’s not really a starter in my book.

    • While Palmer’s numbers were good, his play simply did not look all that dominant. He didn’t look like an elite franchise QB today.

    • For the most part, the O-line played adequately. They could have been more dominant but the guys they were playing against were pretty good too.

    • Lechler was right on all day. He’s simply the greatest punter in the NFL today.

    • SeaBass is GOLD. The absolute best possible finish would have been him making the 65 yd. FG with 3 seconds left. It would have been a new NFL record and as important, a necessary win for the team.
    UNFORTUNATELY, IT WAS NOT TO BE.

    So who do I point the fickle finger of fate at for today’s fiasco? I think I have to award the digit to HuJack this week. He could have done a lot of things differently that WOULD have made a difference. This game was very winnable. It’s one thing to be a gambler, but it’s a different thing when you are betting with someone else’s money. I like Hue and DO want him back. I hope he has finally learned from his mistakes and makes the necessary changes for next year. Here’s what I suggest for next year Hue:

    * Get a GM on board

    * Fire Bresnahan and get a decent DC

    * Take a serious look at the following Asst. coaches for possible replacement:
    
– Sanjay Lai – WR
    
– Brad Roll – Strengh & Conditioning
    
– Greg Biekert – LB
    
– John Fassel – STC

    * Switch to a 3-4 defensive structure

    * Acquire/draft a starting NT, LB, RT, BU-RB, tall WR

    * Move Taiwan Jones from RB to slot WR – he can’t pass block & could easily be our Wes Welker if he can catch.

    * Do whatever you can to $ incent Jason Campbell to remain as our BU-QB. Boller is bush league and having a good BU-QB is key as we’ve seen many times this year.

    * Let MBush go – He’s NOT what we thought he was and he can’t/won’t pass block

    * Trade Schilins & Murphy. Release Houshmanznanda

    * Move Wiz to center. Use Heyer @ LG & Barksdale to RG or RT. Get BCampbell up to snuff or dump him. He should either start on the O-line next year @ RG or RT or be gone.

    * Let Al Saunders call the plays next year. Hue needs to focus more on micro-managing coaches and players. Besides, I think Saunders is a wiser gambler.

    I realize that statistically we could possibly still make the playoffs. Realistically, we are now in the next year’s planning cycle.

    I’ve already prepaid my season tickets for next year and will get to make a personalized visit to next year’s training camp in Napa (that’s a nice perk). Maybe I’ll print out this post & give it to Hue at camp next year. Maybe he might even consider some of this WISE ADVICE.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BEST WISHES TO ALL THE RAIDER NATION FOR NEXT YEAR.

    Remember, this year was practice. Next year is the real deal. Playoffs are NOT the goal. A SUPERBOWL VICTORY IS!

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Dutch77, where he screwed up was giving a lady seconds, forgot her from the last time, and gave her the same basket! She talked, lmao! Clueless idiot!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Luvmarvhub Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Sometimes we forget that the Raiders don’t have access to a lot of really great players.
    ————————————–
    They never had access to great Coaches.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    The world knows the game was lost yesterday when the Lions pulled off that bomb. And, a high school secondary could have handled that better than ours did. So theres where you start making serious changes. And, really, no changes can be made until FA begins.

  • JB

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    If Mark hires a GM, Hue’s gone. Maybe not right away, but he will be. Does Amy Trask really want a GM? Because she may be gone, too. No GM worth a damn is going to tolerate her meddling. If it’s for business reasons, that’s fine. But Amy starts getting all Al-nostalgic and telling him to draft some track star, her ass is gone.
    *************************

    Sullivan, you are an IDIOT! The GM reports to the President/CEO. Not the other way around. The GM will be the CEO’s subordinate. The CEO is only subordinate to the Chairman of the Board. If Amy tells the GM to schit, his response is how much & what color.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Worst thing about that play: The ball was underthrown! He just turned around, ran back and caught it, while 3 Raiders ran into each other.

  • DutchRaider77

    So am I wrong that either Barksdale or Campbell would/should have ended up playing RT, but they cannot beat out K. Barnes? Kinda like all the anger at Barry Simms was always playing, b/c the guys they brought in to replace him were much worse?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    JB Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    The GM reports to the President/CEO. Not the other way around. The GM will be the CEO’s subordinate. The CEO is only subordinate to the Chairman of the Board. If Amy tells the GM to schit, his response is how much & what color.

    ……….

    Sounds like we’re really serious about luring a top notch GM here, aren’t we?

    “Hey, we want you to be GM for the Raiders! It’ll be great! Basically, you don’t f’n move until Amy Trask tells you to!!”

    There’ll be a line a mile long…

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Let me reiterate,

    No GM worth a damn is stepping foot here if they have to answer to Amy Trask when it comes to football related decisions. Unless that GM’s name is Wiznewski, or Atkinson…

  • RaidingTexas

    Gtown1_sj Says:

    Most young QB’s sat behind a good veteran and learned a lot, find me a SB winning young Qb who did not learn from a good veteran?

    ————————

    Peyton Manning? Played all games as a rookie.

    Eli Manning? Sat a handful of games behind Warner before taking over in his rookie season.

    Ben Rapistberger? Sat a handful of games behind Maddux and Batch before taking over in his rookie season.

    Drew Brees? Sat a handful of games behind Flutie before taking over in his rookie season.

    Super Bowl quarterbacks don’t necessarily need much if any tutelage from a veteran QB.

  • autopalm77

    Safe and joyous Holiday Season to you, JB…..AP77…

  • No Mas Diamante

    Hue needs to learn how to use a tight end for something other than blocking. I know Boss has been hurt a bit but I think he’s been way under utilized by Hue and co. TE is a huge weapon. lokk what NE is getting done with theirs.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Opening:

    Raiders GM

    Salary: competitive

    Duties: Whatever Amy Trask tells you to do!

    My goodness, you can already here the top notch GMs just tripping over each other to be considered. Parcells is already buying a house in the east bay! lmfao!!!

  • JB

    AN INTERESTING POINT I HEARD YESTERDAY: Supposedly, 25% of the total active players of the league will be UFA next yea. That’s unprecedented. There will be a lot of opportunity to make some key changes. Most of our main UFA’s happened this last years. – good for us. If we can pick up a starting NT and a couple of real LB’ers we can switch successfully to a 3-4 defense. Let’s make sure we get a new GM and the right DC. Hue needs to be more HC and less OC – that’s really Al Saunders job. Let Al Sunders call the plays. Hue should be out there micro-managing asst, coaches and key players.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    Opening:

    Raiders GM

    Salary: competitive

    Duties: Whatever Amy Trask tells you to do!

    My goodness, you can already here the top notch GMs just tripping over each other to be considered. Parcells is already buying a house in the east bay! lmfao!!!
    ————————————–
    I don’t Amy Trask is any impediment to hiring a solid GM. I think John Madden will be a big plus in hiring a GM.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Can’t wait for the first Al-less off season. No more prioritizes speed and jumping ability. Just football players. Gonna be sweet.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    No, Kell, it’s just that JB is declaring that any GM will answer to Amy Trask, even on football related decisions. Well, that ought to attract all of the top notch GM’s, right? lol. I mean, I’m sure Parcells would just leap at the opportunity to come to Oakland and have Amy Trask lead him around by his nose! lmfao!!!!

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    I’ve always wondered, what does a head coach do if he isn’t heavily involved in playcalling on at least one side of the ball? Just walk around and pat players on the ass?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    No, Kell, it’s just that JB is declaring that any GM will answer to Amy Trask, even on football related decisions. Well, that ought to attract all of the top notch GM’s, right? lol. I mean, I’m sure Parcells would just leap at the opportunity to come to Oakland and have Amy Trask lead him around by his nose! lmfao!!!!
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    There’s no evidence Amy Trask is dominating football decisions. Just look at what Huejax’s authority has been.

  • LA to TheBay

    Texas,

    It’s on.

    What are the stakes?

    Playoffs? Set number of wins?

    Has to be something objective and undebatable.

  • silverback

    I don’t Amy Trask is any impediment to hiring a solid GM. I think John Madden will be a big plus in hiring a GM.
    —–
    I think the owner has great trust in Maddens advice.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I read today in the Chronicle, that it was Amy Trask who’s been responsible for this year’s sellouts. Giving away tickets, to ensure sellouts.

  • LA to TheBay

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    No, Kell, it’s just that JB is declaring that any GM will answer to Amy Trask, even on football related decisions. Well, that ought to attract all of the top notch GM’s, right? lol. I mean, I’m sure Parcells would just leap at the opportunity to come to Oakland and have Amy Trask lead him around by his nose! lmfao!!!!

    ———

    If Hue can make a trade involving a QB that will likely be here for several years and deal away a 1st and 2nd, I think a GM would be good to go on decision making.

  • silverback

    Trolls gonna troll

  • JB

    Sullivan, specifically what bad decisions has Amy Trask made? She’s solely responsible for seeing that the O.co was sold out each game so that it would be televised. Has she refused Hue anything football that he wanted? I think you assume because she wears a skirt she can’t be one of the boys. I believe she is one of the boys and has demonstrated extreme flexibility while having to work with & for Al Davis. Cut her some slack until she actually screws something up. For all we know he may smoke cigars too.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Guys, I’m just responding to JB. Take it to him. He’s the one who said that a GM would say, “how high” when Trask asked him to jump. I don’t know why you guys are responding directly to him. Some of you got Sully on the brain? Lol.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    JB, you’re the one who said that if Amy Trask asks our GM to jump, he says how high. Or something of that nature. Did you not? Now you’re saying Amy Trask would back off? Which is it?

  • zopi

    For us ignorant as$$es, speaking for my case, I have been a football and Raiders fan long enough to recognize an incompetent head coach when I see one. And HueSux is definitely a sorry excuse for a head coach. Not worthy now or ever, too much BS and little of everything else. Great in having a team underachieve at crucial moments, a lack of leadership qualities. My guess is that he must give great speeches.

    The NFL’s history is full of HueSux, offensive and or defensive coordinators that could never match their successes as coordinators when they took over the entire team. A lot of them have tried to be head coaches with different teams, but failed and still ended up as coordinators.

    People here thinking that someone such as Jack del Rio, an established NFL coach, is going to come in here and play second banana to an incompetent and arrogant fool with an inflated ego.

    Do you really believe that an established and knowledgeable GM will put up with HueSux BS?

    The dolts fans were screaming to get Jeff Fisher, the fins fans are begging for Bill Cowher or Chokey Gruden, and fans here are talking about keeping an overrated offensive coordinator.

    Do you think that given a chance, Mr. Davis would have signed Jim Harbaugh rather HueSux?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    JB it’s interesting you’re now trying to make Amy sound down to earth and relaxed, after this:

    JB Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    The GM reports to the President/CEO. Not the other way around. The GM will be the CEO’s subordinate. The CEO is only subordinate to the Chairman of the Board. If Amy tells the GM to schit, his response is how much & what color.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Why such a quick change of heart, JB? 10 minutes ago Amy was Sgt. Slaughter. Now she’s all hip and easy going. Remember this?

    JB Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    If Amy tells the GM to schit, his response is how much & what color.

  • gtown1_sj

    Most young QB’s sat behind a good veteran and learned a lot, find me a SB winning young Qb who did not learn from a good veteran?
    ——————————————————
    The point of the convo was Palmer is 32. I said he is at a prime age and that no young QB wins SB. All the people you mentioned played for a few years before getting to the SB. They didn’t get drafted and won a SB, so I think its pointless to use Palmer’s age as an argument against the reasoning of getting him.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Big Ben won the SB his rookie year. But he did have the advantage of a very stable organization.