Report: Jackson fired by Raiders
Al Davis may be gone, but the chaos and dysfunction that is the Oakland Raiders continues with yet another coaching change.
A report from ESPN.com says that the Raiders have fired head coach Hue Jackson after one year at the helm. Jackson guided the Raiders to an 8-8 finish in his only season as Oakland set a league record for penalties this season.
New general manager Reggie McKenzie is to be introduced today and apparently will bring in his own man to coach the Raiders, who have now gone through a ridiculous seven coaches since 2001. That's seven different men at the helm in 11 years.
It's understandable that McKenzie wants to put his own man in charge as coach and let him help steer the Raiders in the direction he wants to take them, but the continued turnover in coaches is unsettling to stay the least.
It will also be interesting to see how the firing of Jackson plays with quarterback Carson Palmer, whom Jackson helped lure out of retirement to join the Raiders in a midseason trade with Cincinnati.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com