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Hue Jackson Has No Comment On State Of Raiders Run Game

If anybody out there has the right to say whatever he wants to about the pathetic performance of the Oakland Raiders’ offense this year its Hue Jackson. Under Jackson the Raiders became a top 10 NFL offense that featured a burgeoning MVP candidate in Darren McFadden and a trio of young playmakers out wide.

Under Greg Knapp…I can’t talk about it anymore. You know…

So when Jackson was asked about the Raiders becoming so dependent on throwing the ball (you know because they couldn’t run with a healthy McFadden all of a sudden) he avoided the question like McFadden used to do tacklers when he was  in the open field.

“Honestly I don’t want to comment because I’m not there. I don’t know exactly what’s going on. I know they have some very good players, I know the quarterback is playing extremely well. They’re rallying around him. Carson’s there to throw the ball because he knows how to throw the ball, and they have some weapons there. I’m not surprised. That’s a really good football team. They have some talent there and they’re throwing it all over the yard.”

Of course you’d expect Jackson to keep singing the praises of  Palmer. Whatever Raider legacy Jackson will ultimately have is as much tied to the success of McFadden as it is the failure of Palmer. No surprise he’d keep beating the how-great-is-Palmer drum.

What is revealing is that he didn’t even want to address anything about the Raiders struggles in running the rock when McFadden was healthy. Almost as if it’s painfully obvious to him what went wrong…cough, cough, Knapp, cough, cough…

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