Head coach of the Raiders Hue Jackson joined Grant Napear for his weekly show to talk all things Raiders.
In regards to T.J. Housmandzadeh Jackson said, “I see a guy who played for me before, who is very strong working inside, who’s a veteran presence on this football team, knows how to play the type of tempo I’m that looking for with this offense, and I think he can really be a mentor for some of our younger players.”
He went on to say; “Here’s a guy who has been in the league for 10 years that’s seen probably every secondary coverage known to man and how linebackers play. He knows how to work really diligently underneath and how guys need to sink their hips and get out of breaks and how to prepare.
“I think our guys are getting that and are working at it, but I think when you have another pro in the room who has done it at a high level real consistently, I think the guys tend to follow that guy just a little bit more.”
When asked about Carson Palmer’s progression coming off the bye week Jackson said, his rhythm and timing as well as his tempo has gotten better. Tied for first place in the AFC West at (4-3) coach Jackson said that “I am happy because it is the record we have earned. I know this team is excited about playing and we control our destiny.”