Dec 22, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis (left) talks with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson on the sidelines at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 37-28. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Buffalo Bills interviewed Hue Jackson as a possible head coaching replacement for Doug Marrone and the Buffalo Bills. The Buffalo Bills ultimately choose Rex Ryan, former New York Jets coach instead of Hue Jackson, but Jackson thought that he was a perfect fit here in Buffalo.
Hue Jackson has since moved on and was kept as the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator, but was or is he a better fit than current head coach Rex Ryan?
Hue Jackson came out of his interview with the Buffalo Bills organization and felt really good about the interview and thought his chances were good to become the 18th head coach in Buffalo Bills history.
"“I thought it was the right fit, the right situation. I had a good working knowledge of what they are trying to do, but, hey, it didn’t work out,” Jackson said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Everybody has aspirations, but it’s still got to be the right fit. It’s got to be the right situation. Every head coaching job in the National Football League might not be for me and I might not be for everybody. I think when it’s time it will happen. Until then, I have a really good offensive football team here that, if we can get some luck and stay healthy, we can be one of the better offenses.”– Profootballtalk.com"
Hue Jackson was a head coach for 1 year in the NFL and that was with the unorganized Oakland Raiders. That year he went 8-8 and the only reason he got fired from that coaching job was Al Davis and his unpredictability to do whatever he wants when he wants. Everyone from that year got canned, with not a lot of backing, seeing as it has been one of their best years in recent history.
Hue Jackson brings a lot to the table as a coach and even as a head coach. He is able to work with little and have it be productive. He is able to win with an average team. He is involved with his players and will be successful where ever he lands as a head coach.