What if you woke up one morning and realized you had set yourself up for future success without even knowing it?
You know, like positioning yourself on the toilet for your morning dump without even waking up? Or accidentally sending flowers to the 'wrong' girl at work who turns out to be hotter; who then proceeds to shove you into a bathroom stall and go Big Ben all over your ass?
Well, if your name is Hue Jackson...then the 'what if' is 'whatever', because you kind of just did that.
Last season the Raiders – led by the ever-confident Hue Jackson – executed the trade of several seasons by acquiring the rights to Carson Palmer for no less than a first and second round pick in the 2012 and 2013 drafts, respectively. Palmer started the season in a rough position, coming in unprepared to play and throwing 3 INTs the next Sunday against Kansas City before cramming as much of the offense as he could the following bye week. With so inauspicious a start, it seemed a worthwhile question to see how he looked at season's end – as a barometer for what he does well and what he does poorly.
I thought it only right that I let all the loyal Thoughts From the Dark Side readers (and anyone else who happens to pop in) know that I will be moving on to an exciting new sports writing venture that will mean I will no longer be producing content for TFDS. I will be covering the team we love as the Lead Writer for our friends over at Silver and Black Pride and SB Nation.no comments
First off, how about that Superbowl halftime show, folks? My goodness, was that something. Madonna's “dancing” was almost as striking as Steven Tyler shrieking the national anthem. Anyway, let's get cooking on the topic at hand...
Remember back when Darrius Heyward-Bey was drafted seventh overall in the 2009 NFL Draft? Remember how skeptical a lot of people were? Sure you do.
The Raiders have just announced they have added six more assistants to the 2012 coaching staff including two who are in their second stints with the Silver and Black—quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore, tight ends coach Mark Hutson, defensive backs coach Clayton Lopez, defensive backs coach Johnnie Lynn, and defensive line coach Terrell Williams.no comments
The Raiders defensive staff has slowly but surely been filling out since they hired their defensive coordinator last week. That new coach is Terrell Williams who will take over as the team's new defensive line coach according to a report. And he is another coach with links to Head Coach Dennis Allen.
The Oakland Raiders have added two more assistants to the 2012 coaching staff, assistant special teams coach Keith Burns and linebackers coach Johnny Holland.no comments