Jackson: Ford will be ‘household name’ for Raiders

Raiders coach Hue Jackson checked in with “NFL Total Access” Wednesday for an offseason update of sorts. Given the locked-out offseason, Jackson, like other coaches, can’t have contact with any of his players. So there’s only so much for Jackson to update.

Looking ahead to next season, one player who evidently gets Jackson  fired up is second-year WR Jacoby Ford. Jackson made it pretty clear Ford will be a bigger part of the offense after starting the last nine games of last season and posting two 100-yard games.

“You better believe I do,” Jackson said when asked if he intended to get Ford the ball more next season. “Obviously, Jacoby is going to become a household name, because he has some very special ability. He’s very good with the ball in his hands — he’s very good without the ball in his hands — because he draws a lot of attention.

“He’s just scratching the surface of what he truly can be.”

Speaking of drawing attention, we can now consider the bar officially set high for Ford.

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