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Could be a re-interview for Hue

Didn’t see the ESPN report where Chris Mortensen speculated Hue Jackson could be moved aside by new general manager Reggie McKenzie in favor of Green Bay defensive assistant Winston Moss. It was picked up by Profootballtalk.com and apparently was said over the air because ESPN hasn’t seen fit to give it a headline on its Web site.

The PFT headline reads “Reggie McKenzie will have the power to fire Hue Jackson” . . . of course he does. McKenzie doesn’t take the job otherwise. He has been a candidate for GM before and it was a matter of time before he got hired. There’s no way he accepts any job without the ability to hire and/or fire his coach.

The fact is, once McKenzie came aboard, Jackson was essentially re-interviewing for the job he got a year ago. While GMs like the idea of hiring their own guy, don’t discount the fact that Jackson has some distinct advantages over an outside candidate and McKenzie knows it. He’s passionate about the organization, knows the roster and already has been implementing a system of offense for the past two years.

He already started the process of rebuilding it for Carson Palmer, who will be the quarterback for the foreseeable future.

It’s just as easy to speculate Jackson will be retained as it is to assume he’ll be dismissed. He’s got one of 32 NFL head coaching jobs, and it’s not like he’ll be in great demand for another if he butts heads with McKenzie over power. It’s more likely he’ll get on board with McKenzie and relish the opportunity to coach the team and work with someone who will rebuild the infrastructure of the organization.

Bottom line is it’s McKenzie’s call, but a lot of this is up to Jackson and his willingness to work with the general manager rather than feel he has been stripped of power. Following the Green Bay model, McKenzie will stay out of Jackson’s way when it comes to on-field stuff. Mike McCarthy has input with the Packers but ultimately it’s Ted Thompson’s call when it comes to player acquisition, the draft, contracts, etc.

As much as Jackson was willing to take on more within the organization, as he said following the season-ending loss to the Chargers, the McKenzie hiring could be the best thing that could have happened for his career. It’d be better for the organization if McKenzie gives Jackson at least a year to maintain a semblance of continuity unless he thinks they simply can’t work together.

BROWN A FINALIST

Will the third time be a charm for Hall of Fame finalist Tim Brown?

The guess here is no, simply because from what I’ve gleaned from talking to people involved in that process is that numbers for wide receivers don’t carry enough weight because the game changed so dramatically to favor the pass. Without a signature moment in a Super Bowl or having played for more winning teams, it’ll be a tough go for Brown.

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  • VanHeathen

    Hue is like the Captain of a sinking ship, that takes the only life boat for himself…

    If Al had any viable/ legitimate HC candidates, Hue wouldn’t be our HC…just like Cable & kiffen.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    GG,

    We will know what’s the deal by Friday

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    JUST DONT STRING THE THING OUT..SAY HUE IS THE HEAD COACH INTO THE FUTURE,OR HE HAS BEEN RELIEVED OF HIS DUTY’S AND THE ORGANISATION IS STARTING THE INTERVIEW PROCESS 4 A NEW HEADCOACH..

  • Master Beeecham

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    Yo the competition is getting mad fierce here at the beach volleyball court.

    One of my shorties (cross eyed stripper from Spearmint Rhino) just squirted out her tampon diving for a save.

    Anyway we’re boarding the Reggae Party Boat in an hour to get back in time to watch the Lake Show “Take a Wizz on the Grizz” (patent pending on my new hot phrase).

    Yo, now we gots to pump up the Coolio, word

  • TerrapinRaider

    Don’t get me wrong, remember opening night in Denver and how Hue began using Ford (before he got injured and behind). Thats what you will see next year. Ford is like Hue’s dynamic toy. I think you start Moore & DHB with Ford getting significant snaps in mulitple lineups.

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    TerrapinRaider Says:
    January 8th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    Don’t get me wrong, remember opening night in Denver and how Hue began using Ford (before he got injured and behind). Thats what you will see next year. Ford is like Hue’s dynamic toy. I think you start Moore & DHB with Ford getting significant snaps in mulitple lineups.
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    IF Hue is retained….I hope you are right….

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    McKenzie…please keep in mind:

    Giants win 4 of last 5 with only loss to Green Bay by 3

    Raiders lose 4 of last 5 with only win due to Seymours two blocked kicks.

    One coach known for being too much of a hardazzz

    The other known for ESPN spreads showing off his manicure

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    The Raiders should be running out of the tunnel at the O, RIGHT NOW.

    I hate you Hue.

    Go Raiders!

  • TerrapinRaider

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    January 8th, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    The Raiders should be running out of the tunnel at the O, RIGHT NOW.

    I hate you Hue

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    Its not Hue its that damn Chuck B. Hue didnt want him to begin with.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    The phantom itch of the Raiders BURN.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    There’s nothing necessarily wrong with short receivers, look what Marino did in that Air Coryell system with his two main short speedy wideouts.

    Ford and Moore are more playmakers, making plays on the ball, reel in deep throws, having to make sensational leaps, tracking balls overhead, running good deep routes. Murphy is probably the next best in that regard. DHB is more reliable running 5-10 yard curl and in-routes with passes into the bread-basket.

    He’s actually making a case to be the Z not the X receiver that he was drafted to be.

  • TerrapinRaider

    This is the only game I’m interested in watching just to see the Broncos get blownout.

    Raiders would have killed the Steelers (with an OK defense that is)

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    U R RESPONSIBLE 4 THE PEOPLE UNDER YOUR COMMAND..

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    new post

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Amidst the doom and gloom pessimism resulting from the Raider implosion down the stretch and the dreadful state of the defense, it should be noted that there were some positive developments this season.

    The emergence of DHB as a legitimate WR.

    Wiz and DMoore played well and appear to be solid additions.

    But the most important development was that the Raiders moved away from the bottom tier, scrub of a QB, Jason Campbell.

    This was an essential move.

    Whether or not Carson Palmer pans out remains to be seen.

    There is deserved skepticism about the Palmer trade. There is a widespread belief that the Raids overpaid for Palmer and that he might ultimately fail to be the franchise QB the Raids desperately need – but the move away from Campbell was an absolute necessity.

    Raider fans should hope that another NFL team is foolish enough to sign JC and give him significant playing time. We can use the compensatory pick.

  • MikieG

    GG Says:
    January 8th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    For instance, what would you rather have DHB or a true stud NT?

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    For Haoli Ngata? In a heartbeat…but only if we ran a 3-4..if were still running the 4-3 what is the point..A?) and B) What other NT would you give up DHB for? We can’t keep dumping our first round picks for nothing..I have seen too many wild assed scenarios from people who want to dump our first rounders for a 3rd or a 4th round pick it makes me sick. Yeah, lets give up McFadden for a 2nd and a 5th rounder…WTF ever…

  • MikieG

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 8th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Should be the last time we see Tebow start at QB in the NFL though.

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    Crazy-talk.

    You might see him start next week.
    +++++++

    In Jimmy Connors Voice: “You CANT be serious!!!!!!!”

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  • JB

    I want to vomit – Denver wins in OT.

  • Raidernationdave

    MikieG Says:
    January 8th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 8th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Should be the last time we see Tebow start at QB in the NFL though.

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

    Crazy-talk.

    You might see him start next week.
    +++++++

    In Jimmy Connors Voice: “You CANT be serious!!!!!!!”

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    Too bad Jimmy Connors NEVER said, “You can’t be serious!!!!!”

    That was McEnroe. Duh.

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