Former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has replaced Tom Cable as the head coach for the organization and he says that he is looking forward to his new role with the franchise. Jackson ran the Raiders offense this season, and the Raiders experienced significantly more production on the field this season.
Under Jackson’s guidance, the Raiders scored 410 points offensively this season, an average of 25 points per game. The Raiders ranked 10th overall in offense and 2nd in the NFL in rushing based on the breakout season that Darren McFadden experienced. Oakland also finished without double digit losses for the first time since 2002. All signs pointing towards progress for the Raiders.
Oakland’s new head coach appeared on KHTK in Sacramento to discuss his hiring and his vision for the Raiders next season. You can listen to the entire interview right here.
Jackson told the radio station that “it’s a tremendous opportunity for me, It’s a dream”, when asked about the opportunity to coach the Raiders.He also commented that he doesn’t think it will take long to build up trust from the current players on the roster.
Jackson also commented on heading into 2011 with Jason Campbell under center and whether or not he’s concerned. (as transcribed by sports radio interviews.com)
“None whatsoever. Jason obviously ended the season doing a fantastic job. Obviously the struggles early in the year were well documented and not just him. It was just our offense in general. We were trying to find our way. After that little blip early in the year, he came on, started battling, and played as well as I thought he played anywhere that he’s played. Heading into this season, in the same system, knowing the environment, knowing the players, and creating an environment where we can get more good players around him, I think is gonna really allow him to go on and play the type of football that we need him to play this year.”