Archive for January 10th 2012

The Oakland Raidersfired coach Hue Jackson on Tuesday after just one season at the helm in the first major move since Reggie McKenzie was hired as general manager.

The decision to get rid of Jackson came four days after the team announced the hiring of McKenzie as the team’s first general manager since the death of longtime owner Al Davis in October. McKenzie, who is the first Raiders executive to hold the title of GM, was formally introduced later Tuesday.

Since 2002, the Raiders have had six different head coaches and all have lasted fewer than three full seasons. Since the start of the 1996 season, the Raiders have had nine different head coaches, the most of any team over that span, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

When reached by CSNBayArea.com, an angry Jackson said, “(McKenzie) is going to gut this place.”

“He wants to bring in his own guys. No job is safe right now,” Jackson told the website.

The move marks a rapid fall for Jackson, who was in charge of personnel decisions and coaching after Davis died of heart failure on Oct. 8.

Jackson made the trade for quarterback Carson Palmer after starter Jason Campbell broke his collarbone, costing the Raiders a 2012 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2013 second-rounder.

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