Late for Work 1/18: Coaching Staff Headed to Oakland?

Plus Owner Steve Bisciotti to weigh in on offense and Brad Childress is a name to keep in mind.

Posted by Sarah Ellison on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 9:35 am | Categories: Late For Work, Sarah Ellison

Jackson Signing In Oakland Could Shake Up Ravens’ Coaching Staff

The Oakland Raiders officially promoted Offensive Coordinator Hue Jackson to head coach Monday. Jackson helped the Raiders more than double its scoring output in just one year with the team.

With Jackson’s ties to the Ravens as their former quarterbacks coach, rumors indicate Jackson could tap into his Ravens connections for openings in his own staff.

“Look for [Ravens Senior Offensive Assistant] Al Saunders to be Hue Jackson’s likely offensive coordinator,” wrote ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Tweeted Ravens Insider Aaron Wilson, “Strong rumors that Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zorn won’t be back with Ravens. Not confirmed.”

Wilson also named Running Backs Coach Wilbert Montgomery, Secondary Coach Chuck Pagano and Tight Ends Coach Wade Harman among those who could possibly leave for Oakland.

“I’m hopeful that they will be back, but guys get opportunities and career things like that, and you never want to hold people back from opportunities,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll just have to see how that goes. It’s kind of hard to see down the road too far.”

Brad Childress A Name To Keep In Mind

Even though Harbaugh stated “Cam Cameron is our offensive coordinator” Monday, there are many folks still asking if there is a chance that could change.

Wilson points out that Harbaugh will meet with Owner Steve Bisciotti this week, but it’s unclear how Bisciotti feels about the offense and the coaching staff at this time. He will speak to the media on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Wilson said that he is hearing that former Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress is a name to keep in mind if something does change with Cameron.

The Vikings relieved Childress of his coaching duties in November. Childress, 54, compiled a 39-35 regular-season record in five seasons with the Vikings and was 1-2 in the playoffs.

Childress and Harbaugh worked together in Philadelphia for seven years.

Depressing Day At The Castle’s John Eisenberg described the day players cleaned out their lockers as “depressing.”

On top of a heart breaking exit from the playoffs, the players don’t know who will be back next season or when anybody will be back because of an unresolved collective bargaining agreement.

Check out this video of players packing up their belongings and giving their final thoughts on the season.

Quick Hits

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  • Holy shmoly! Why is Jets linebacker Bart Scott screaming at ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio in this nationally-televised post-game interview after Sunday night’s win over the Patriots? He’s clearly pumped up from the win, but easy big fella.

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