Few Job Prospects For Hue Jackson


In his two years in Oakland Hue Jackson took a lifeless offense and made it a top 10 performer. His one year as the team’s offensive coordinator was impressive enough that Al Davis quickly promoted Jackson to his first head coaching position.

One year as the head coach and one ill-advised press conference later Jackson is back on street looking for work. Thus far there has been little to no interest reported in Jackson’s services.

Jeff Fisher’s hiring of Brian Schottenheimer to coordinate the offense in St. Louis ended another potential opportunity for Jackson. It is highly unlikely Jackson will get any head coaching offers so an assistant position is his best bet of being employed in the NFL.

There are those that think the Indianapolis Colts should reach out to Jackson for their head coaching gig but that looks unlikely. Given the way Jackson threw his entire team under bus after a bitter end to the season, general managers around the league have got to wonder if he is truly head coach material.

No doubt Jackson’s swagger can rub his players the wrong way. But that usually goes for most outspoken coaches. In the end winning is all that matters. With a .500 record Jackson can’t boast of being a winner. However there were moments during the season in which Hue had the Raiders playing at a high level.

There is no telling what the word on Jackson is around the NFL at moment. However the silence speaks volumes. I’m sure some team will eventually give Jackson an opportunity. The question is when, if ever, he’ll get the chance to be a head coach again.

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  • limetiger

    I really thought that the Raiders should have took a shot Kyle Orton for a fourth or fifth round pic from the bronco`s but that probably would have been next to impossible. Hindsight is 20/20. Hue I’m sorry but the Carson Palmer trade is what ultimately cost you your job and it didn’t help that after going all season long taking all the hits for the team you should have stuck it out and took one more.

  • limetiger

    I really thought that the Raiders should have took a shot Kyle Orton for a fourth or fifth round pic from the bronco`s but that probably would have been next to impossible. Hindsight is 20/20. Hue I’m sorry but the Carson Palmer trade is what ultimately cost you your job and it didn’t help that after going all season long taking all the hits for the team you should have stuck it out and took one more.

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  • akn1956

    What’s up with this dude, next he will have Richard Seymore on the aution block or waive him to may some cap room, the Raiders were close before the injuries, that was not hue jacksons fault, are whole division are hit harder than any other in the NFL

  • akn1956

    What’s up with this new coach, before long the only players left will be the one’s brought in by free agency, the team was very close before the rash of injuries, the last two coaches were on the right track, it is not usual for those many starters to be out for a season so it was not the coaches fault, as with many of the other teams in the AFC west, players out for the entire season.

    Next he will want to auction off Richard Seymore saying he does’nt play every down and justily it by clearing cap room for free agents.

  • akn1956

    Before cambell was hurt he was playing lights out, do you think palmer would be here if cambell was not hurt, what chance has the kid had with different schemes to learn for each team he has been with since he has been in the league and was just starting to roll when he was hurt, cambell was not that good to begin with with the bengals with all the fighting on the team.