Hue Jackson should want the Giants job

AP

Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has replaced Adam Gase as the coaching carousel’s belle of the ball. So with several different options, which job should Jackson want?

Glad you asked. Even if you didn’t.

First, the 49ers reportedly want Jackson so badly that they reportedly were considering offering him the job on Sunday. They didn’t. That doesn’t mean they won’t. But should Jackson want the job?

He needs to consider the overall environment in the organization, starting with the extremely high expectations created by CEO Jed York. For York, winning isn’t everything; winning the Super Bowl is the only thing. And if the team doesn’t turn the thing around quickly, more changes will be coming. Also, unless Jackson thinks he can turn Colin Kaepernick around, the team needs a quarterback.

Second, the Browns. With a lawyer-turned-executive controlling the roster, an owner with a knack for firing everyone, and the best hope for a franchise quarterback being a roll of the dice on the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, is staying put in the ultra-competitive AFC North all that attractive?

Third, the Giants. The team has stable ownership, a commitment to continuity, and quarterback Eli Manning. While Manning, now 35, may not have many years left, he has enough in the tank for Jackson to compete at a high level right away, especially in an NFC East that currently seems to be wide open.

This assumes that Manning (who has openly pushed for Ben McAdoo to get the job) and Jackson hit it off. Actually, Jackson’s gregarious nature could be the perfect complement to Manning’s reserved nature.

But first the Giants have to want Jackson. And the Giants have yet to show the same level of interest that the 49ers and Browns reportedly have. Which is almost enough to spark curiosity that the supposed interest of the 49ers and Browns has been embellished in order to get the Giants to make a move.

Then again, things like that never happen . . . I type as I roll my eyes in the same way Rodney Dangerfield did when telling Judge Smales that the hat that comes with a free bowl of soup looks good on him.

35 responses to “Hue Jackson should want the Giants job

  1. The Giants haven’t quite shown extreme interest in any of the thousands of coaches they’ve spoken to. Apparently candidates are expected to interview, followup and present an offer to themselves.

  2. If I were in his position I would look at my options like this

    HC jobs available:

    Giants
    Titans
    Eagles
    49ers
    Buccaneers
    Browns

    This would be how I ranked the openings and I would rather take my chances next season as a coordinator anywhere else than HC either of those last 2… Both are to dysfunctional and poorly built on offense and defense so next season will be a losing one!

  3. 49ers fire everybody, whether they’re good or not.
    Browns fire everybody. They’ve never had “good”, so not sure how that would play.
    Giants have had two coaches in 18 years.

    Tough decision.

  4. “Third, the Giants. The team has stable ownership, a commitment to continuity”

    Hiring a power-hungry headcase like Hue Jackson is a recipe for instant chaos and even a stable organization like the Giants wouldn’t be immune. I’d be very surprised if they seriously consider hiring him. Jackson is best suited for the team in Frisco where dysfunction and political intrigue is the order of the day.

  5. Man, rarely do I ever but I agree w/ this opinion 100%. Giants also at a good position in the first round of the draft (10) to get Eli’s successor, if they’re so inclined. I fear the overt dysfunction has left any coach worth a damn hesitant about joining the Niners.

    -Niners fan

  6. If the Patriots lose in the next two weeks, cue all the Belichick to the Giants rumors, real or not. It will provide the media with fodder until the issue is settled. Then again, everyone knows where Belichick’s heart lies, (watch A Football Life) and the respect he has for the Mara family. As good as Brady is playing, he will not be there long, and there have been rumors of a rift since BB threw TB under the bus at the beginning of the Deflategate scandal. Them again, because of the perceived rift, if Belichick stays, there will be Brady to the LA Rams talk. Time to start stirring the pot, the Patriots always get some major bogus controversy thrown at them during serious playoff runs. Just doing my part to help the media and maybe, just maybe help my Giants.

  7. This a strange dance. If the intent is to have McAdoo be the guy then why the foot dragging? If Jackson is the one they want are they really going to risk him going elsewhere by taking too long trying to get Eli to come around? I understand he’s not Peyton and there’s a concern he might opt to retire if he’s not comfortable but is it that realistic a worry?

    I’d like to think the delay is because the area in greatest need of attention is the D and they have a defensive minded coach in mind that either may not be currently available or whose name they don’t want out there yet

  8. grandpoopah says:
    Jan 11, 2016 7:27 PM

    What in god’s name are the Eagles doing?

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    Not winning Super Bowls

    Duh…

  9. Of course, Jackson should want the Giants job. But should the Giants want him? Nothing against Jackson, but I’m having trouble seeing a failed Raiders coach as a real contender for that position. If you’re going to walk away from a two-time Super Bowl winner, you need to bring in someone with a more exciting résumé than Jackson’s.

  10. He needs to consider the overall environment in the organization, starting with the extremely high expectations created by CEO Jed York. For York, winning isn’t everything; winning the Super Bowl is the only thing.

    So if the Niners go 8-8 or 9-7 and miss the playoffs or lose in the first round that’s all the fans should expect? Right, let’s get a new owner who will lower the bar and strive for mediocrity so everyone will be happy. York has made some huge mistakes but aiming high is not one of them

  11. Apparently the level of dysfunction has reached such a high level at the moment, no team is hiring. Paralysis by analysis.

  12. Hue learned some hard lessons from his time with the Raiders. This coupled with the fact that he’s already worked for the second worst owner in the league (Mike Brown), I put his odds of taking the job working for the worst owner in league at 75 to 1.

  13. Deb says:
    Jan 11, 2016 8:04 PM
    Of course, Jackson should want the Giants job. But should the Giants want him? Nothing against Jackson, but I’m having trouble seeing a failed Raiders coach as a real contender for that position. If you’re going to walk away from a two-time Super Bowl winner, you need to bring in someone with a more exciting résumé than Jackson’s.
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    He was 8-8 with the Raiders which is like 14-2 anywhere else. I’m not against this hiring. I’d rather have him over Doug Marrone or Mike Smith.

  14. Eli[te] Manning is no “gunslinger” like Andy Dalton. Hue Jackson to Miami with Tannehill would have been best — but now they have Gase lol

  15. ehsguy72 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 8:04 PM

    He needs to consider the overall environment in the organization, starting with the extremely high expectations created by CEO Jed York. For York, winning isn’t everything; winning the Super Bowl is the only thing.
    ————————————–
    So if the Niners go 8-8 or 9-7 and miss the playoffs or lose in the first round that’s all the fans should expect? Right, let’s get a new owner who will lower the bar and strive for mediocrity so everyone will be happy. York has made some huge mistakes but aiming high is not one of them
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    Aiming high is one thing, failure to understand & accept that things won’t change overnight is.
    When you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got!

  16. York only cares about Super Bowls. He then fires Harbaugh and hires Tomsula.

    York prioritized 1) profit for his family 2) his ego 3) PSL sales …. 763,432) Super Bowl win

  17. Tampa Bay has the most overall talent out of any of the open teams. They could be a playoff team next year with the right coach.

  18. It’s funny I see every teams Fanbase rooting for their own team except for the Niner fans. Just goes to show you 49er fans are still the spoiled children of the NFL. They have been since the 80s and they always will be.

  19. I’m a born Browns fan, and in the case of Hue Jackson, while I would love to see him in Cleveland, he seems like too nice of a guy for that….right now.

    He went through enough with the Raiders, he doesn’t need the circus act of Hillbilly Haslam. Only with the Browns do you have the scoundrel Haslam, his wife, their lawyer, and some baseball geek on the HC selection committee. (that should work out well)

    He deserves a better chance than that.

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