Hue Jackson decided that he would rather go work for Al Davis and Tom Cable in Oakland rather than even interview here. So goes the Great Coordinator Search 2010. The Bears can’t even get guys to come in for an freaking interview. It’s pathetic.
ESPN 1000′s Waddle and Silvy had Jackson on their show this morning. Here are some choice excerpts:
“I’ve been to the Raiders and spent time with [owner] Mr. [Al] Davis and talking to [coach] Tom Cable,” Jackson said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “I had worked with Tom. We had worked together in college, and we have very similar thoughts, and the biggest thought is that we want to win. I was very impressed with my time with Mr. Davis, talking about his vision, talking about his vision for me, for the organization and what he is trying to accomplish. It just kind of worked out.
“I woke up, and I don’t ever want to lead anybody on. [Bears coach] Lovie [Smith] is such a great man, and I didn’t want to go down [to Chicago] and think I was going to put my all into it when I knew my heart was in California. I’m from California. It’s a chance for me to go back home among family and friends and try to do everything I can to help the Raiders get back to where they want to be.”
When asked about Jay Cutler and how he may have factored into his decision, Jackson had this to say:
“With great expectations comes great performance. I’m sure Jay relishes in that,” Jackson said. “He’s played real well in his career. The guy has been a Pro Bowl player. It was a new start for him and obviously things were a little bit different for him. I suspect he will come back this year and have a great season.
“My decision had nothing to do with Jay. If you look at both situations, obviously Jay is the more established quarterback. There’s more to it. It’s the whole team. When I looked at the whole situation with family from California and the Raiders’ tradition. I grew up rooting for the Rams and Raiders.”
You know what makes this situation even worse? It’s the fact that I didn’t know who the fuck Hue Jackson was yesterday and today I’m mad he’s not coming here.
So the California weather, Raiders tradition and whole team, crazy-ass owner Al Davis and JaMarcus Russel swayed him to go to Oakland. Wow, I didn’t realize how pathetic this situation was. I used to call it Jokeland, but guess what Bears fans, the JOKE is on US.