Trade Proof of Jackson's Control

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As has become Jackson’s MO, the Raiders went further than most people would have expected by reportedly giving up a 2012 first-round draft pick and a conditional first-rounder in 2013. Anyone who has watched the Raiders play under the rookie head coach knows that he’s a go-for-it type. As he likes to tell reporters in the Bay Area, he likes to “live on the edge.”

Whether that means throwing deep at times when a run into the middle or a simple 8-yard pass play would be fine, or running a fake punt in your own territory on the road, or running a fake field goal at home when you’re already leading, or whatever else the Raiders have done lately, Jackson is one of those people who climbs to the top of Half Dome at Yosemite, walks to the edge and leans over for a better view.

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