Oakland Raiders: This Team Cannot Afford To Let Hue Jackson Go

Two days into the offseason and rumors about the coaching staff are flying. We've heard stories suggesting the Raiders will not retain Tom Cable, that Hue Jackson will be promoted to head coach and even that Josh McDaniels could be the Raiders next coach.

Not just rumors but news as well, terrible news.

Only two days into the offseason and the San Francisco 49ers are already requesting to interview the Raiders' offensive coordinator Hue Jackson for the opening at head coach across the bay.

Upon coming to the Raiders, Hue said, "I want to be a head coach at some point and won't necessarily spurn any overtures from other teams."

Do not underestimate the brilliance of Hue Jackson.

He inherited an offense that ranked 31st in total yards and 31st in points scored. After just one year under Jacksons' guide, this team improved to sixth in total points and ninth in total yardage. Also under Hue Jackson, the Raiders' former first round draft pick, Darren McFadden, shed his bust label with a break out season.

If Hue Jackson left, it would destroy all progress made on offense and the Raiders cannot afford to let that happen. The system and playbook he brought in would leave with him. And the Raiders would have to hire someone else who would would bring in a new playbook, a new coaching style and a new play-calling style.

All continuity on offense would be lost.

Jackson may very well be playing the system, and playing it well. Being African American, Hue Jackson will be effected by the Rooney Rule. Every team looking to replace any coach on their staff is forced to interview at least one minority for the job.

Name a better minority offensive minded coach that will be available this offseason.

You can't, though I can name two on defense: Ron Rivera, the Chargers' defensive coordinator and Leslie Frazier, the Vikings' interim Head Coach and former defensive...

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