When Tom Cable got canned there were plenty of players upset by the timing Al’s dicey decision. It’s not that there was no support for Hue Jackson. It’s just that Cable had earned the respect of the locker room, something no coach had done in the East Bay since Chucky took a trip to Tampa.
Now nobody is saying Coach Jackson is going to have as much success as Gruden. Well, nobody except Trevor Scott who sees Jackson being able to do what Chucky couldn’t accomplish in Oakland – win a Super Bowl.
Football News Now ran a story yesterday in which they quoted Scott in his support for Coach Jackson.
“I think Hue Jackson getting hired as a head coach is a huge step forward. It kind of stinks seeing coach Cable go . . . he did nothing but go up every single year, so best wishes to him, but I feel like Hue Jackson is going to take that next step to where we were and he’s going to take us to where we want to go and that is to win the AFC Championship and then win the Super Bowl.”
Scott gave a little of his time to former teammate Jay Richardson for the JRich Report which will be a part of an upcoming radio show featuring the one-time Raider.
As we know, Scott’s season was cut short thanks to an ACL injury he acquired on kick coverage. Thanks to this pointless lockout, Scott has been alone in his rehab efforts and he’s none too pleased about the situation.
“It’s kind of been some BS, the fact that I’ve been doing my own rehab and not allowed to talk to trainers I’ve been putting my faith and my trust elsewhere to the guys rehabbing me now. It just kind of sucks the whole thing.”
For guys like Scott these are scary times. As a rookie Trevor Scott showed plenty of promise as a pass rusher. After a failed attempt to move him to weakside linebacker, Scott was sent back to his natural end position. Problem was he found himself in a crowded rotation. With the arrivals of Richard Seymour and Lamarr Houston plus the emergence of Matt Shaughnessy, Scott is suddenly on the outside looking in.
Scott is clearly an asset and if healthy there is no reason why he won’t figure into Chuck Bresnahan’s rotations along the line. The problem is that’s a big if. Suffering a torn ACL is one thing. To not be able to get the proper guidance and assistance necessary from team officials is another.
Hopefully Scott will be back up to speed in time to get back into the rotation. Of course that all depends on when we might actually see an end to this listless labor dispute. If the Raiders are going to get back to the top of the football world then they’re going to need guys like Scott to be in the mix.