In a radio interview, Oakland coach Hue Jackson denied there are any issues between him and his players during the Raiders’ two-game losing streak.
"We don’t have a problem in our locker room,” Jackson said. “We don’t have a problem with this team. Hue Jackson is the head coach of this team and trying to get this team as good as he can. Sometimes you hit a few bumps. We’ve hit them right now and unfortunately we have. That’s not what any of us want.”
Tensions rise when teams lose. It is not unusual. I don’t think Jackson has lost his team, but this is a critical time for him in his young head-coaching career. He and his team must respond accordingly or issues could arise.
In other AFC West nuggets:
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The Chiefs are still looking for Tamba Hali to get some pass-rushing help.
ESPN Stats & Information looks at the tight AFC West race.
Denver linebacker Von Miller remains No. 2 on ESPN.com’s rookie watch.