In a long overdue move, Raiders new GM Reggie McKenzie fired Hue Jackson. Not for McKenzie, but for the team. McKenzie wasted little time in pulling the trigger.
Did anyone not see this happening? Now Jackson is saying it was all Mark Davis and Davis really pulled the trigger by not offering him a vote of confidence. Furthermore, Jackson engaged in egomania by complaining about not being consulted in the general manager search.
As we say here, are you kidding me?
Jackson was a one-year head coach; two years removed from quarterbacks coach. The guy was clearly on a power trip. While I think Hue Jackson is a decent coach, he overplayed his cards. In my opinion, the tirade at the end of the season sealed his fate. The Carson Palmer trade did not inspire faith in Jackson’s credentials as a general manager.
Bottom line here: If Jackson had gotten Kyle Boller to work as a serviceable backup until Jason Campbell returned, he still might be employed. His public efforts to gain more say in player personnel decisions couldn’t have possibly worked in his favor. I hope the next time Jackson gets a gig, he has a bit more humility.