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Yesterday the Oakland Raiders officially introduced Reggie McKenzie as their new general manager. His first order of business was announced during that introductory press conference: the firing of coach Hue Jackson. Why would the coach be let go after only one season on the job? A season in which they tied for the division lead?
The only logical rationale would be for McKenzie to want to make an immediate impact on his new team. This, coupled with the fact the new GM probably wants to bring in his own guy, most likely led to the end of Jackson’s tenure. Unfortunately this was the wrong move. In the NFL, many coaches lost their jobs this year either during the regular season or directly after their team’s exit. This is going to create a thin market for replacements, with a lot of competition for the top candidates.
Terrell Owens worked out yesterday at a high school in Calabasas, California; but the turn out to watch the reciever may have been a bit thinner than the 37-year old had hoped. Yes, former teammate and ESPN analyst Jerry Rice was there with a gang from Bristol, and of course T.O’s agent Drew Rosenhaus was in attendance but there were some glaring omissions. Of the 32 NFL teams, not a single one sent a scout or any personnel.
Rosenhaus stated today on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning”that this wasn’t a shock to him. He said that the workout was planned to generate interest or “create buzz.” Neither him or his client view their absence’s to be a negative.
“Just because they weren’t there doesn’t mean they weren’t interested,” he said. “I can guarantee that all 32 teams were interested.”