As I watched this weeks press conference with the Oakland Raiders, I noticed that Hue Jackson stated he would be here for a long long time. Well Hue, don’t get too comfortable. Al Davis has gone through six coaches in the last eight years. Every one of these coaches has left on bad terms. It makes me ill thinking of the “What ifs”.
I look at teams like that Titans and see coaches like Jeff Fisher who will have been there for over 15 years. He has not had winning seasons all of his years coaching, yet he is still their coach. I’m just saying Hue, if you do not take us to the AFC Championship or the Super Bowl this year, pack your bags. Al Davis does not put up with mediocrity very well. You are on a short leash but I’m sure you already knew that. Al Davis is “committed to excellence”. He is also committed to kicking your ass out the door if you do not win within the first two years.
Hey Hue, who are you drafting this year? I know, whoever Al tells you to. Hey Hue, who are you re-signing this year? I know, anyone Al tells you to. Get used to that! You are in Al’s world. If Al tells you to draft a kicker in the first round, you do that! Its Al tells you to give the ball to the running back eight plays in a row, (because he thinks Marcus Allen is still in the backfield), you do that!
Don’t get me wrong Raider Nation, I hope Hue Jackson kicks some serious NFL butt this year. I am also aware and I know the realities of being a Raider coach. Expectations are so high as a raider coach, even if you are winning you still may lose your job. Ask Jon Gruden or Tom Cable about that.
Just win or just sue Al later!
JBB Staff Writer