Hue Jackson wants to push Marvin Jones and A.J. Green

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In his recent interview with the team’s official website, new Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said plenty.

And it’s clear that Jackson expects plenty from his top two receivers.

“Marvin Jones came on like gangbusters [last year] and he’s got to go chase A.J. [Green],” Jackson said.  “Why not knock A.J. off the pedestal?  When you have the friendly competition among your teammates, that’s when things get really, really good, in my opinion.”

It won’t be easy for Jones (pictured) to overcome Green, since it’s also Jackson’s opinion that Green is really, really good.

“A.J.’s has had one of the most historic first three years this league has ever seen,” Jackson said.  “And he is that player.  He is everything I thought he was and more.  But I think there’s more in there.  I think there’s a lot more in there.  My challenge to him is, ‘Why not be the best?  Why not be the best this league has ever seen?  Because he has the ability to be that.  And when they talk about A.J. Green, I want people to be talking about one of the greatest ever.  Because he is and he has that.  He’s got to set out every day to prove that because I think he’s that kind of player.”

Meanwhile, Bengals owner Mike Brown surely would prefer that Jackson hold off on the superlatives about Green until Green signs his next contract.  Jackson’s remarks are destined to be mentioned when it’s time to negotiate his long-term deal.

30 responses to “Hue Jackson wants to push Marvin Jones and A.J. Green

  1. Marvin Lewis better watch his back. Jackson will soon be wanting to “push” Lewis out the door and take his job.

  2. After watching HardKnocks last year, i have an idea how Hues gonna get these guys fired up.
    Speaking of hardknocks, last year Hue was a RB Coach but he sure did have more camera time like he was the OC and sometimes also like the HC,haha!!

  3. The entire Bengal offense would benefit from Andy Dalton realizing he has options in addition to Green. Too often he locks on AJ and telegraphs his passes. Green is so damn good that most of the time he bails out Dalton – but when he can’t, they fail spectacularly.

  4. Marvin Jones is the Bengals #2 wide out. He had somewhat of a breakout year last season with 51 receptions 712 receiving yards and 10 TDs.

    Sanu took a lot of snaps away from Jones last year and didn’t produce. He had a better rookie season then Jones did though.

    and then there is AJ Green.

  5. … and this is how a high level NFL coach respectfully calls out a receiving corps that has under-performed.

    YES… even A.J. Green needs to improve. Anyone that watched the receivers saw Green dog it on a lot plays due to the opponents blanketing him since Marvin Jones is so easily defended.

    Get Andy Dalton a REAL #2 wide receiver!!!

    5th rounder Marvin Jones is a #3 wr playing at the #2 wr spot.

    Marvin Jones only has 8 games in his career with more than 3 receptions and only 2 games with more than 66 yards. EMBARRASSING.

  6. wait till Cobi Hamilton get’s more time, not to mention Dane. Cobi is that WR that isn’t afraid of contact, and has enough speed, height, and hands to take it to slot or the outside. If #82 want’s the job he is going to have to #StepItUP

  7. Cobi Hamilton is not the answer.

    The guy might not be afraid of contact… but… a receivers job is about quick contact and quick release.

    Hamilton doesn’t separate.

    Even out of college… NFL’s draft “experts” compared him to…. Mohamed Sanu (a big guy who has trouble getting separation).

  8. Jones had 10 TD’s, that’s great production for a #2

    The issue is making Eifert a legitimate threat.

    Bengals have never figured out how to use TE’s

    Oh, and they need a fullback

  9. “Bengals might be really, really, really good next season.”

    And then the playoffs begin.

  10. They do not have an award for it, but Hue will be the OC of the Year this coming season.

    He did a great job calling plays to player’s strengths in OAK. Other than trying to run Jano on a fake FG, I can’t remember anything but being pleased with his play calling.

  11. Marvin Jones is just one more of these former Cal Golden Bears who are taking the NFL by storm – Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch, Desean Jackson, Keenan Allen, Marvin Jones…

  12. The way Hue coaches and teaches his players love him and will run through a wall for him. Losing Gruden to the Redskins was the best transaction the Bengals made this off season.

  13. Jones is talented, but he needs to be able to secure the ball better. More than a few of Dalton’s “interceptions” last year were ripped right out of Jones’s hands.

  14. Hue Jackson is simultaneously talking about making AJ “one of the best ever,” and creating a WR competition while also pledging “a strong commitment to the run.” Can we have it both ways???

  15. Why don’t you worry about pushing Andy Dalton and creating some friendly competition at the QB position? Our receivers are only as good as the person throwing the ball to them.

  16. The players will run through a wall for Hue….until they find out that he s a complete phony. Until they see him getting his nails done instead of being in meetings. As soon as they see him stabbing the HC in the back. Hue is for Hue….in the long run, it’s not good.

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