Hue Jackson wants another chance as head coach

After compiling a dreadful record with the Cleveland Browns, Hue Jackson is with no NFL gig for the 2019 season. Given his 3-36-1 album in two and a half seasons in Cleveland along with the strange 8-8 year with the Oakland Raiders at 2011, it’d seem Jackson will be tough to convince an owner to give him another shot.
The former Browns and Raiders manager , however, told WFNZ Charlotte on Wednesday he believes he can be a head coach.
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“Oh, yeah, I mean I think I could,” Jackson explained, via Pro Football Talk. “I mean, just because the problem in Cleveland [didn’t work out] doesn’t indicate that you can’t coach. There is a lot of coaches who arrived and did amazing things. From time to time, the situation is different. I think if people dig in and really take the time to examine the total situation there, maybe they would understand it more. At the same time, I know what narrative gets put on the market, that’s what people understand. Hopefully, people will come back to the days once I’ve put myself in this position. I had to be doing something right. To go back and become a planner again or become a head coach, I do believe it is in my own future. I’ve only got to undergo the procedure and see where it goes”
Jackson interviewed for the Cincinnati Bengals training gig this offseason along with the Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator job. was landed by him.
Once viewed as the prime candidate to succeed Marvin Lewis in Cincinnati, Jackson’s public reputation got ripped to shreds during his stint at Cleveland. The stench of the 0-16 season will accompany him everywhere. The record is bad enough to make it hard for an owner to sell him to the general public. Worse than the three wins in Cleveland could be quarterback Baker Mayfield’s very public rebuke of Jackson’s style — something owners would be aware of and weigh heavily — and the troubling back-and-forth meetings revealed throughout HBO’s Hard Knocks final training camp.
Yet it only takes one team, and one proprietor to be convinced the situation had to do with Jackson’s bad tenure than his ability to coach.
“Here’s a man who knows how to overcome,” Jackson said when asked his story. “There is a great deal of individuals who’d run from it all. I’m not going to run from it. In the end of the day, our staff and the people who headed Cleveland, that does not mean those coaches can not coach or they do not understand what they are doing. Maybe that just wasn’t the ideal match, the ideal situation for that group, and they simply should have the ideal opportunity to have success.”
Jackson would probably have to do heavy image rehabilitation, beginning with landing a lower-level coaching gig for a group to even think of giving him another shot. At a league where trainers are constantly recycled, perhaps there is a possibility for the 53-year-old to build back up his crippled picture. It will take a lot of time, and a huge market job to people for that to happen. Even then, it’d be a stunner when Jackson landed another head coaching gig in the NFL.

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