Jackson's Tuesday Morning Quarterback | NBC Bay Area

COVERING ALL THINGS SILVER AND BLACK

Jackson's Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Raiders take step toward building bully in opener

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images
    Hue Jackson will lead the Oakland Raiders in 2011.

    Hue Jackson talked about building the Oakland Raiders into a bully ever since getting the head coaching job nearly eight months ago.
            With 190 yards rushing behind a bruising offensive line, five sacks and a defensive front that held Denver to 38 yards rushing, consider it mission accomplished in a 23-20 victory that gave the

     Raiders their first season-opening victory since their 2002 AFC championship season.         Jackson managed to do what his four predecessors could not by starting the season with a win. But many of the issues that have plagued the Raiders in a run of eight straight non-winning seasons
     still were apparent, most notably 15 penalties for 131 yards that nearly cost Oakland the game.