Jan. 4, 2010RAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul Gutierrez
The Raiders have confirmed they have given the 49ers permission to interview Hue Jackson for their head coaching vacancy.
Raiders senior executive John Herrera said owner Al Davis gave the cross-bay rivals the go-ahead.
Als very happy to do that, Herrera said Tuesday. He would not stop Hue Jackson from having the opportunity to interview for a head coaching position. He believes in diversity. He didnt need the Rooney Rule to hire Art Shell (in 1989).
Nor for Tom Flores in 1979.
The Raiders giving permission is a formality, since Jackson would be interviewing for a head-coaching position.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.
Carr put that megaphone to good use.
Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.
The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.
That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.
Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.
Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.
In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.
Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.
That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.