NFL 2011: The Road Now Ahead For The Oakland Raiders

January 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I thought I would write an article on what could be in store for the Oakland Raiders this off-season.
Before I begin, I thought I'd ruminate on a few things. 
I have nothing but respect for what Tom Cable did in changing the culture during his time as head-coach, but all in all, he made too many mistakes with personnel.  Had Cable made better decisions with personnel, the Raiders could have easily finished 12-4 in 2010.
I know I defended Cable, because I thought he needed a mere rebuke for the mistakes, but at the end of the day, I understand the decision to can him.  Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson called all the plays anyway, which led the Raiders offense to a significant turnaround from 2009.
Jackson did just as much to change the culture as Cable did.
Yet, anytime that Al Davis fires a coach, we hear murmurs about Mike Shanahan.  If you ask me, that "curse" has been reversed.  It ended when the Broncos fired Shanahan and hired Jos...

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