Hue Jackson: Will the NFL Lockout Affect the Oakland Raiders Head Coach?

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson was hired in 2010 as an offensive coordinator. Raiders owner Al Davis hired Hue Jackson in the hopes of developing young QB Jason Campbell and to develop the running game. Hue Jackson had previously been with the Baltimore Ravens where he was able to "mold " QB Joe Flacco. Under Hue Jackson, Joe Flacco made it to the playoffs twice and the Ravens flourished.

Hue Jackson also developed Carson Palmer when he was the offensive coordinator at USC.

Hue Jackson had the opportunity to become the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears but instead chose the Oakland Raiders. It is very possible that Raiders owner Al Davis had plans to release then head coach Tom Cable and give the reins to Jackson at that time.

Prior to his arrival in Oakland the Raiders got little production form their wide outs. In total, the Raiders had only 99 catches from the entire Oakland Raider receivers. Most fans can recall how rookie Darrius Heyward -Bey dropped many of his passes then was sidelined with a foot injury in his last five games. Very unproductive indeed.

Hue Jackson is not only a QB coach he has had success with the wide receivers.

Last season however, the wide receivers were a bit more improved. While WR Jacoby Ford stepped up in his game, WR Louis Murphy seemed to falter. Hue Jackson will have to focus on the hands of the Raider receiver when the lockout lifts. The Oakland Raiders need productivity from the passing unit.

Enter the NFL Lockout. Much to the surprise of football plans around the globe, the NFL  lockout arrived and took away NFL training camps. For the Oakland Raiders, it meant that Hue Jackson will not be able to train the wide receivers, nor can he help QB Jason Campbell.

The Oakland Raiders went to 8-8 last season. Tom Cable had done a fine job  with Hue Jackson in turning this team around. But with no time at all to work the players and t...

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