August 21, 2014

Hue’s Baaaack!

The Bengals have announced the addition of Hue Jackson to the staff.

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced that former Oakland Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson is returning to the Bengals as an assistant coach. Jackson spent 3 seasons with the Bengals as Wide Receivers coach where he helped Chad Johnson and TJ Houshmanzadeh become one of the best tandems in the league. Currently Jackson will serve as an assistant to the secondary and Special Teams.

“Hue is a tremendous addition to our staff,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “I relied on Hue greatly when he was with us (in 2004-06), and his success overall in the NFL, including being selected for a head coaching position, is well documented. He has expertise in all aspects of the game, and we are fortunate to have obtained his services.”

“I just want to coach football. I have a long relationship with Marvin and I’m looking to helping and assisting whoever in trying to help the organization attain its goal,” Jackson said. “I’ve got a lot to learn, but who better to learn from than Marvin Lewis and Mike Zimmer? Those are two guys that I know and I’m comfortable with and Darrin is one the better special teams coaches in the league.”

It is also reported that former Raiders CB Stanford Routt is in town visiting the Bengals as well.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Comments

  1. Travis says:

    You gotta give credit were credit is due. Great job Hue!!! Welcome back. I know its been awile, Just when i think you couldn’t be any dumber, and you go and do something like that, and totally redeem yourself, and bring 1st Rd picks back after you sold the Raiders on the fact that C.Palmer is still that guy. You mission is complete. Welcome home!!

  2. Nate says:

    When I first saw this, I was worried about how he would mesh with the offense that Jay Gruden has put in. I like that he’s been assigned to coach the defensive backs and special teams instead. Mike Zimmer will keep him in check if need be. And it certainly can’t hurt to have another guy around with head coaching experience and an eye for talent. I wonder if it will influence/affect a potential pursuit of Raiders free agent Michael Bush.

  3. CK says:

    Would LOVE to have Michael Bush.

  4. Travis says:

    He can also help with the AFC west part of the schdule next year

  5. renzo lee says:

    Wow…”How the Mighty have Fallen!”. I have 2 problems with this hire. 1) How bad of of coach do you have to be, that after going 8-8, you get the boot from an organization that hasn’t had much success recently? I understand “cleaning the slate” in Oakland, but are you that bad of a coach that you can’t get a job elsewhere pertaining to your specialty-Offense. Let’s look at the fired coaches this year and where there at now. Haley, Sparano, and Del Rio all fired midseason are working for other teams as coordinators. Spagnolo(DC), Caldwell(QB), and Morris(DB) have all found jobs on the side of the ball that was their specialty. We hire Jackson as assistant db and assistant special teams, really? Hue, you’re not even the lead dog…you’re the assistant to the assistant, “Thank you Sir, May I please have another?” Should have took a year off, did the analyst thing and saved a little credibility.
    2) Bengals have found another way to “Bungle” another situation. Why wouldn’t owner M. Brown just create a new title for HJ and call him a Sr. Assistant to the Offense, therefore when Jay Gruden or Ken Z leaves for a job next year HJ can slide right in? For one thing, he will be around the offense all year now and knows what works and doesn’t work for the offense, instead of twiddling his thumbs as a “what is your title again?” on defense. We always seem to take the cheap way out, even when it’s not costing us anything…Way to go ‘Cats’! Squaler