Hue Jackson To Join Bengals’ Staff

The firing of defensive coordinator Teryl Austin wasn’t the only coaching staff change for the Bengals today. “Hue Jackson is slated to be in Cincinnati imminently to join the staff of Bengals coach Marvin Lewis”, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link).

While Rapoport notes the “title is not yet clear”, it will definitely be in some sort of offensive capacity, so it’s not related to Austin’s firing. Jackson was the offensive coordinator in Cincinnati for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, and was the running backs coach the year before that. He also had a stint as the team’s receivers coach from 2004-2006.

Lewis has always been very fond of Jackson, as has Bengals ownership, so this reunion makes plenty of sense. Jackson’s tenure as head coach of the Browns was disastrous, but before that he was always a highly respected offensive mind.

Jackson helped craft some of the best play of Andy Dalton’s career during his time as coordinator, so he should have an immediate role in the game-planning. Jackson’s reign in Cleveland went so poorly that it led most to forget he was a very highly regarded coach before that. It’s definitely not a bad move for Cincinnati.

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18 comments on “Hue Jackson To Join Bengals’ Staff

  1. Jkolti

    It’s a good move for him to go back to coordinating. It seems to me like hes a good football guy, he just wasn’t ready for the pressure and spotlight of being a head coach in a really tough situation.

    • Clark K

      Lmao you’re funny, people said he wasn’t ready for the pressure and spotlight when he was with the Raiders. He’s not a good coach period, doesn’t belong anywhere near a team you only hire him if you don’t want to win games. Bengals are the biggest joke in all of sports and it’s not even close

        • gene95988

          There is an AFC West team in Oakland that would be a good challenge to the Bigger Joke title.

      • slpdajab55

        Let me remind you as bad as the Bengals have been the last few games .. they are still 1 of 7 AFC teams with a winning record. So it’s not all bad .. just saying..

      • mitchrapp

        Biggest joke in all of sports is a bit out of touch with reality. They are choke artists with a cheap owner but there are plenty worse, especially across all sports.

      • Kenleyfornia74

        No there is a legitimate difference between being a coordinator and coach. Some great coordinators make terrible coaches and this has been proven. So your opinion he should not have a job period is just bad.

  2. bucketheadsdad

    I’m not sure if this is going to have to work out for Hue this time around.

    I’m going to have to watch the tape.

  3. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    As a Steeler fan, all I can say is this: Ah hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaha


    • ekrog

      I would rather my football team suck worse than the Bengals and Browns combined than have a rapist playing quarterback.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    The white comedy duo of Martin and Lewis gets transformed into a black comedy duo of Jackson and Lewis.

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