The Oakland Raiders asked for and received permission to interview Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson for an unspecified position, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jackson has aspired to become a head coach, but Oakland also has been seeking someone that could work with and develop former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell.
When the Raiders will interview Jackson is uncertain. What they’re interviewing him for is uncertain. When there will be word on head coach Tom Cable’s fate also is uncertain.
Cable was scheduled to meet with Raiders owner Al Davis last week, but the meeting never occurred. The staff’s future remains up in the air until that meeting happens.
Is Al Davis really going to allow JaMarcus Russell to handcuff his franchise? I’m not sure how many coaches the team needs to go through before Davis realizes that the quarterback is the problem. For the Chiefs sake I hope it takes the Raiders owner a few more years to figure that out.
Since Jackson’s name hasn’t been mentioned for any head coach or coordinator position in the league, I would label him as a sure thing to be the next Raiders head coach.