Today, the Raiders formally introduced Hue Jackson as the newest head coach in the East Bay. Give Coach Jackson credit. Even though there are going to be some hard feelings over Tom Cable’s departure, Jackson’s lone season in charge of the offense was a revelation. Not that he’s giving up the reins just yet though. While the word is Al Saunders is coming in as the OC, Jackson says he’ll still be calling the plays.
In his introductory presser, Jackson proved himself to be fluent in the language of Al Davis. Hue hit on all the major points.
Since he first arrived in Oakland, Jackson has always referred to Davis as Coach. His high praise of Davis and the entire Raider organization might sound political but coming from a Cali Native like Jackson you feel it is sincere.
Coach Jackson was also quick to reel of the names of all the young talent on his roster. Talent that Davis has had his hands all over in the personnel process over the years. Nothing warms Al’s heart like hearing how great his picks are panning out (we’ll just forget about JaMarcus for now).
But most important of all, Jackson uttered that magical yet dangerous word – Super Bowl. From here out Hue will be held accountable for every man in Silver and Black, not just the offense. His fiery presence gave the offense swagger in 2010. Now, he’ll have to translate that to the entire roster.
Best of luck, Coach Jackson! Raider Nation has your back and Al does for the time being. Just know that saying Super Bowl around Al is like telling a virgin you love her mere seconds before lying down and doing the deed. This is a commitment that must be met or it’s a court date that awaits in order to collect your final check.