Raiders head coach Hue Jackson has expressed his disappointment with Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayarea.com, that his team isn’t 4-0 to start out the season.
“I’m disappointed but not discouraged because I know what’s in the locker room. I’ve said this before: I have to keep coaching and keep pushing and keep grinding on these players. And these players have to keep responding, and they’ve responded every time I’ve asked them to. Maybe not as fast as I want them to, maybe not as fast as everybody wants them to, but I know the message is there, and it’s clear.”
Jackson remains confident in his team and believes they’ll come out on top of the AFC West at the end of the season.
“And I think they know what needs to happen, and I trust them that they will get it done. We have a great group of leaders in that room. I call on them, and I call on the rest of our football team and our coaching staff. We’re not backing down from what the expectation is here by no stretch of the imagination. It’s not going to change. We’re going to win the AFC West. We’re going to do everything we can to get in the playoffs and go challenge for a Super Bowl. I am not backing down from that.”
I can’t argue with Jackson’s belief that the Raiders could win their division.
The Chargers haven’t playing very well and both the Broncos and Chiefs are bottom feeders right now in the NFL. So the division is wide open for the Raiders to come in and snatch it up.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone