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10:54 AM ET 01.08 | ESPN's Chris Mortensen speculated Saturday on the network's "NFL Countdown" show that new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie may consider replacing coach Hue Jackson with Packers defensive assistant Winston Moss. At his season-ending news conference, Jackson allowed for the fact that a new general manager could look for his own coach and a new start but didn't think it was headed that way. CSN Bay Area reported that "three sources close to the team" said Jackson will remain with the team and that "Reggie McKenzie and Hue Jackson are joined at the hip." Jackson has helped improve a moribund offense in two years, the first year as offensive coordinator.

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January 8, 2012  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Keep Hue!!!

+1

January 8, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Can't believe he went Alexander Haig in his press conference. Loved it but it may come back to haunt him. Hope he stays. +2

January 8, 2012  12:00 PM ET

No. He will give it a year , then if the results are the same, he is out of there.

January 8, 2012  12:03 PM ET

he should give Jackson another year, he did well after losing his starting QB

January 8, 2012  12:06 PM ET

Nice to read a different name associated with a potential HC job. One might think the only coaches left of the planet were Jeff Fisher, Brian Schottenheimer and Jay Gruden.

January 8, 2012  12:07 PM ET

And congrats to Romeo Crennel... it looks like he's keeping the HC job in KC.

January 8, 2012  12:20 PM ET

I agree, he should be given another year. As far as the press conference goes, he was just being honest and passionate. Why is it that certain coaches...(i.e Tony Dungy, Lovie Smith, Leslie Frazier, etc.) are always accused of not showing emotion or being passionate. However, when they do show passion ala, such as Dennis Green in 2006 and as Hue did it becomes a detriment; why? It's a double standard.

January 8, 2012  12:48 PM ET

Lets see... Hue Jackson gave away Oaklands 1st round draft choice in 2012 and possibly 2013, for Carson Palmer, who only came to Oakland out of retirement because Jackson was the coach. You fire Jackson you will probably have Palmer go back into retirement, and Oakland would be without a #1 pick in 2012 and a #2 pick in 2013. Its not that urgent they get rid of Jackson for now, and they won't for at least 1 maybe 2 more years depending on how Oakland does. McKenzie should concentrate on hiring a defensive coordinator, that is the core to their problems.

January 8, 2012  12:51 PM ET

Depends. Reportedly Hue's contract specified he reported to "top" management(someone named Davis) and not to a future GM. Hue may decide he doesn't like the new status quo...Hard to say at this point...

But outside of that, I would agree with the sentiment here of at least another year.

January 8, 2012  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I agree, he should be given another year. As far as the press conference goes, he was just being honest and passionate. Why is it that certain coaches...(i.e Tony Dungy, Lovie Smith, Leslie Frazier, etc.) are always accused of not showing emotion or being passionate. However, when they do show passion ala, such as Dennis Green in 2006 and as Hue did it becomes a detriment; why? It's a double standard.

As far as Dennis Green is concerned, he hadn't won more than six games in the previous two seasons, and finished the 2006 season at 6-10. Showing emotion like that when winning is one thing; showing that type of emotion on a perennial loser will help get one fired.

January 8, 2012  01:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

And congrats to Romeo Crennel... it looks like he's keeping the HC job in KC.

I hope he does well. It's not like he had a lot of good players when he was in Cleveland.

January 8, 2012  01:41 PM ET

I it's a bad idea, the guy did well with what he had and should win the Divison Next Year!!!

January 8, 2012  01:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I it's a bad idea, the guy did well with what he had and should win the Divison Next Year!!!

I wouldn't count my chickens just yet.

January 8, 2012  06:23 PM ET

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGmen!!

January 8, 2012  06:26 PM ET

The should totally fire Hue. A third head coach in three years is exactly what the Raiders need to go from 9-7 to the playoffs. Who needs consistency when you can keep blowing things up year after year, while dealing away all draft picks to avoid building for the future. JUST FIRE HUE BABY! That will fix your problems. LOL

January 8, 2012  09:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The should totally fire Hue. A third head coach in three years is exactly what the Raiders need to go from 9-7 to the playoffs. Who needs consistency when you can keep blowing things up year after year, while dealing away all draft picks to avoid building for the future. JUST FIRE HUE BABY! That will fix your problems. LOL

What was your record this year?

January 9, 2012  01:55 AM ET

They should not have fired Tom Cable. I didn't love Cable, but how could Cable win, when Davis was demanding he play JaLazy Russell? Cable had to play him, because he got his job because the previous coach didn't want to play JaLazy. Yet, they fired Cable after they finally let him stop playing Russell, and he got the team going in the right direction -- they went 6-0 in the division. If anything the team has regressed since last year. And, as Denver now seems resurgent, that's gotta sting.

January 9, 2012  06:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I wouldn't count my chickens just yet.

One Chicken, two Chickens, three Chickens!!!

 
January 9, 2012  07:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

he should give Jackson another year, he did well after losing his starting QB

until he traded the farm for Palmer, he gave up way to much ....but besides that he's a good guy

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