Hue Jackson Wants Another Opportunity

Things didn’t go Hue Jackson‘s way in Cleveland, but he’s eager for a shot at redemption. In an interview with WFNZ 102.5 FM, the former Browns head coach said that he wants another crack at running an NFL team. 

Oh, yeah, I mean I think I can,” Jackson said. “I mean, just because the situation in Cleveland [did not work out] doesn’t mean that you can’t coach. There’s a lot of great coaches who came before me that coached there and went on and did great things. Sometimes, the situation is different.”

At one point in time, Jackson was regarded as one of the NFL’s best offensive minds. After a .500 season with the Raiders, however, Jackson’s stock plummeted with a 3-36-1 record across two-and-a-half tumultuous seasons with the Browns. The Browns, obviously, placed much of the blame on Jackson’s shoulders. Jackson, naturally, sees things differently.

I think if people dig in and really take the time to look at the overall situation there, maybe they would understand it more,” said the 53-year-old. “At the same time, I understand what narrative gets put out there, that’s what people know. Hopefully, people will think back to the times when I’ve put myself in that position. I had to be doing something right. To go back and be a coordinator again or be a head coach, I do believe it’s in my future. I’ve just got to go work through the process and see where it goes.”

Jackson is currently without employment, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him hook on as an assistant or consultant between now and the start of the season.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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14 comments on “Hue Jackson Wants Another Opportunity

  1. hoosierhysteria

    People in hell want ice water too. Hard knocks confirmed one thing: this dude is not smart and not a leader of men.

  2. When the browns went 0-16, there were a few winnable games during that season and Hue showed how inept he was when it mattered most. He was the OC as well don’t forget. Also, his handling of Kizer should be the handbook for how not to treat a rookie QB. Hell, perhaps his handling of Baker may make for a better book. Browns were noticeably better after that joker was gone. Good riddance. He has no leadership and looks to blame others constantly

  3. Michael Chaney

    I’m willing to somewhat ignore his record in Cleveland since the team pretty much tanked for a few years. There were a few games he could have won with better coaching, but that would have taken them out of the running for Garrett and Baker anyway.

    The real problem was everything other than the record. He showed no concept of how to build an offense around his players (sure they were bad, but he continuously tried putting square pegs in round holes and it never worked). He also wasn’t a good leader, and any time something went wrong he would publicly blame someone else. They also got much better immediately after he left.

    I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Hue was Cleveland’s version of Jeff Fisher with the Rams.

  4. Binks

    And I want my gf to stop front farting in public but I just don’t either happening

  5. itslonelyatthetrop

    It could be awhile. He’d need another chance as a coordinator first.

  6. partyatnapolis

    hue also said he did some of his best coaching in cleveland and that the losses didn’t always fall on him…. what a joke lol

  7. king beas

    Worst coach in the league…had to be 30 games under .500 to get fired but mike freeman will write an article pulling the race card as if his skin color is why teams don’t want him as their coach

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