Oakland Raiders Fire Head Coach Hue Jackson after 1 season?

Posted: January 10, 2012 in NFL
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The Oakland Raiders made their first major move of the offseason by firing first year Head coach Hue Jackson.

The decision to get rid of Jackson after an 8-8 season with a disappointing last home game lost to the struggling San Diego Chargers for a potential playoff berth cemented his fate to coach next season. The biggest problem this season for raiders was the defensive side of the ball and leading the NFL in penalties. He was the team’s offensive coordinator last season under Tom Cable. But the offense never bounced back after injuries to RB Darren McFadden and QB Jason Campbell.

The Raiders also announced early tuesday their new General Manager, Reggie McKenzie. McKenzie is the former Green Bay Packers Director of football operations. He was also drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 10th round of the 1985 draft as a linebacker out the University of Tennessee.

McKenzie will now have the opportunity to make a complete overhaul of football staff and change the organization’s culture, which hasn’t seen much change since Al Davis took over. Many suspect that he will bring in a lot of personnel from the Packers.

Some potential candidates for the coaching vacancy are the Parkers secondary coach, Darren Perry and Tom Clements, the Parker’s quarterbacks coach.

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