Hue Jackson sacked

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.

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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