Jett could benefit from coaching change

One player who has to be welcoming the new coaching regime in Oakland is wide receiver James Jett. Jett never really fit in with Jon Gruden's style of offense and had become a forgotten man in the Raiders attack in 2002 but might get a larger role now that Bill Callahan is calling the offense.

Jett caught just two passes for 19 yards during the regular season last year, and though he caught a touchdown in Oakland's AFC Divisional playoff loss to New England in the postseason, there was serious doubt as to whether or not he would even make the squad in 2003 with Gruden as head coach. Jett's best asset has always been his speed but Gruden preferred a grinding-style of offense and a short passing game that never meshed with what Jett offered. Callahan, who took over after Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay earlier this month, has said he intends to keep the same basic offense but will tweak a few things here and there. Callahan has reportedly said he favors more of a deeper passing game, which could open the door for Jett's return to the offense.

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