The Bengals on Feb. 17 of this year signed Hue Jackson to an assistant coach position. Head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2011 and a Bengals assistant from 2004-06, Jackson is slated to assist primarily in the areas of special teams and defensive backs, working closely with DBs coach Mark Carrier and special teams coach Darrin Simmons.
I thought Hue should have gotten another year.That said I also understand why he was probally let go and am good with it...He,s gone and nothing can change that...Time to move forward and hopefully upward.
He was put in a bad spot, the defense did bring the team down, but him and Reggie don't seem cut from the same cloth.
And im liking the soundbites im hearing from the players, theres some real changes going on this year, Tommy Kelly made it sound like training camp is night and day from last year, no non sense this year, get down to business.
Sounds like what this team needs, and im not sure Hue would be the guy to do that.
I'm trying to stay positive right now. Football season is back. I love it. But come on guys, Gregory Knapp is a HORRIBLE playcaller. He didn't get the nickname "take a Knapp" for nothing... Saying we're running Houston's offense isn't saying much. Both teams run a WCO.
We want to win. The Raider fans deserve it. The Raider players deserve it, even my organization deserves it. You have to win and you have to win with a vision for the Super Bowl. That's our passion here. - Al Davis
That I would have been ok with (except it never could have worked with having been the HC last year). Hue was much better as an OC than a HC. With someone else running the show and Hue as OC I think things would have been better. But as an HC I was never a fan.
That said I do feel our offense will be better (yes I said better) with Knapp as the OC. I think the new offense fits our personnel better and I do like him better as a play caller. Hue hurt us with his agressiveness as much as he helped us. We were always big play or nothing with Hue. I think we will see more actual drives with Knapp and I think our redzone O will be better.
And more than anything I LOVE what I hear and read about DA. I think he is the kind of coach the players will respond to and we will see a big overall improvement this year in overall team play.
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