Raiders Zero In on Offensive Coordinator
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski #5 of the Oakland Raiders talks with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 24-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bruce Gradkowski; Hue Jackson
Updated at 12:30 PM PST on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011
Now that Al Davis has a coach for the Raiders, he is ready to hire a staff.
Wednesday Baltimore Ravens' consultant Al Saunders met with the team's new head coach Hue Jackson to talk about the vacant offensive coordinator position. The position was vacated when Jackson became the team's head coach.
The NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports that Saunders, a former coordinator and head coach, is considered a front-runner to land the job. He says "league sources" expect the Raiders to hire him.
Under one season with Jackson as the team's play caller, the Raiders' offense improved from No. 31 in yards and scoring to No. 10 in yards and No. 6 in scoring.
Published at 12:03 PM PST on Jan 19, 2011