Sunday, August 21, 2011
AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
Oakland coach Hue Jackson said his team went “backwards” in a 17-3 loss at San Francisco on Saturday night. I like that Jackson recognizes problems and is bent on fixing the issues. It bothered me when former Oakland coach Tom Cable put sugar on nearly every problem, downplaying major issues. Jackson seems focused on addressing problems and fixing them. That’s how a team will improve.
Denver safety David Burton was taken to a hospital with a head injury after Saturday night’s game against Buffalo.
What a tragic story of senseless violence at the Raiders-49ers game. What can you say? Just senseless. Shooting people over a game? It’s not worth it, folks.
Expect Denver rookie safety Rahim Moore to get a fine after a helmet-to-helmet hit against Buffalo on Saturday night. Moore seems like he’s an aggressive player, which is good for Denver. But that hit likely put him on the radar at the NFL offices. Players who lead with their helmets are not popular at 280 Park Ave.
San Diego-area columnist Jay Paris catches up with former Chargers executive Bobby Beathard.