Eight home games for the Oakland Raiders this season and eight sellouts. Not a single game was blacked out and Raider Nation’s renewed sense of pride can be attributed to Hue Jackson.
When Al Davis first introduced Jackson as the newest head coach of the Raiders he boldly claimed his guy would “light a fire under Raider Nation.”
What can you say? When Mr. Davis is right he’s on the money.
Al’s moved was met with mixed reviews but the balance sheet for the Raiders in 2011 will ultimately show it wasn’t a gamble at all. In fact, the decision by Davis was one of the safest bets he made in recent years.
Now the good times aren’t back but you feel like they are on the way. With the way the AFC West is shaping up there is no reason why the Raiders can’t return to dominating the division. But that is getting too far ahead.
For now let’s just concentrate on getting another win over the Chargers and hopefully getting another home game. You’d better believe it will be a packed house if Hue’s team hosts a playoff game.