OAKLAND (CBS Sports) — The Oakland Raiders have long been impulsive with coaches: when in doubt, fire away. Owner Al Davis is gone, but some say new GM Reggie McKenzie’s quick-trigger ousting of head coach Hue Jackson feels familiar.
Here’s a roundup of analysis from some of CBS Sports top contributors on the day after Jackson’s firing.
Mike Freeman, CBS Sports National NFL Insider:
Somewhere there is a football heaven and Al Davis is in it, laughing. He’s sitting with the legends of the sport: Lombardi, Brown, Mara — and they notice Davis chuckling to himself. “What’s so funny, Al?” Lamar Hunt asks. “They can’t blame this one on me, can they?” No, Al. They can’t. READ MORE
Pete Prisco, CBS Sports Senior NFL Columnist:
Firing Hue Jackson is a mistake by the Oakland Raiders. Do we expect anything other than that? To borrow from Raiders-speak: Just stupid, baby. READ MORE
Clark Judge, CBS Sports Senior Writer:
Every year there’s one firing of a head coach that qualifies as a surprise, and Hue Jackson is that surprise. At least it was to people outside the Bay Area. READ MORE
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