Can Hue Jackson Keep The Oakland Raiders On Track To a Super Bowl Win In 2011?

  "I can't go through another head coach".

The above comment was made by Oakland Raiders, Hall of Fame kicker, Shane Lechler. Shane Lechler has already played under six head coaches in a decade and you have to wonder how the rest of the players feel since the release of former head coach Tom Cable.

  Shane Lechler went on to further comment that the release could affect the team's ability to retain free agents OL Robert Gallery and RB Michael Bush.

   This is not good news the Silver and Black. In fact, it disrupts the positive spirits of a team, that under coach Tom Cable, had swept their AFC West rivals. 2010 had also marked the first regular season since 2002 that the Oakland Raiders posted a non-losing regular season.

 So which direction will the Oakland Raiders head in the 2011 season.? At this point it appears that Hue Jackson will "clench" the Head Coaching position in Oakland and this is speculation based on the recent firing of Tom Cable. Al Davis does not normally fire a coach unless he has someone in mind and Hue Jackson appears to have come to the team knowing that he had a shot at the job.

 Tom Cable was an excellent coach and as Shane Lechler mentioned he pushed "hard nosed' football much like that of the great John Madden who wanted the opponents to know that they had played against a tough team.

 This season its pretty obvious that the defense was the core and heart of this team. It was their hard rushing and QB hurrying that was able to get the ball back into the hands of Jason Campbell and Darren McFadden.

 The Oakland Raiders are definitely heading towards the title of "tough and mean' that made them the legends they are today. There are still holes in the defense and plenty of costly mistakes. It should be noted that although the team dominated the AFC West 6-0 they played horribly against the Colt, the 49ers and the Miami Dolphins...

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