After compiling a dreadful record together with the Cleveland Browns, Hue Jackson is without an NFL gig for its 2019 season. Given his 3-36-1 record in 2 and a half seasons in Cleveland and the strange 8-8 year with the Oakland Raiders at 2011, it would seem Jackson would be hard-pressed to convince an owner to give him a second shot.
The former Browns and Raiders boss, however, told WFNZ Charlotte on Wednesday he believes that he can be a head coach.
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“Oh, yeah, I mean I think I can,” Jackson said, via Pro Football Chat. “I mean, simply because the situation in Cleveland [didn’t work out] doesn’t mean that you can not coach. There’s a good deal of excellent coaches who did great things and came before me that went and coached there. From time to time, the situation is different. I think if folks dig in and really take the time to examine the total situation there, perhaps they’d know it more. At precisely the same time, I understand what narrative gets put on the market, that is what people know. Hopefully, people will think back to the times once I’ve put myself in this place. I had to be doing something right. To go back and be a coordinator again or become a head coach, I think it’s in my future. I have only got to undergo the process and see where it goes”
Jackson interviewed for the Cincinnati Bengals training gig this offseason and the Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator job. Neither 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 in Cleveland. The stench of this 0-16 year will follow him everywhere. The record is bad enough to make it hard for a owner to sell him to the public. Worse than the 3 wins in Cleveland could be quarterback Baker Mayfield’s public rebuke of Jackson’s design — something owners would be aware of and weigh heavily — and also the troubling back-and-forth meetings shown throughout HBO’s Hard Knocks last training camp.
Yet it only takes a team, and one proprietor to be convinced the situation had more to do with Jackson’s bad tenure than his ability to coach.
“Here’s a guy who knows how to conquer,” Jackson said when asked his narrative. “There is a lot of people who’d run from it all. I’m not likely to run out of it. In the end of the afternoon, our staff and the individuals who headed Cleveland, that does not mean those coaches can’t coach or they do not know what they are doing. Perhaps that just was not the right fit, the ideal situation for that group, and they simply should have the right chance to have success.”
Jackson would likely need to do heavy picture rehabilitation, beginning with landing a lower-level training gig for a team to even consider giving him a second shot. At a league where trainers are constantly recycled, perhaps there’s a possibility for the 53-year-old to build back up his crippled image. It is going to take a great deal of time, and a huge sell job to people for it to take place. Even then, it’d be a stunner when Jackson landed another head coaching gig in the NFL.
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