Hue Jackson out in Cincinnati

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The Browns fired Hue Jackson on Oct. 29. The Bengals fired him today, Elise Jesse of WLWT reports.

That means Jackson has lost two jobs in less than three months. Neither firing should have come as a surprise to Jackson.

He went 3-36-1 in Cleveland, and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis hired Jackson as special assistant to the head coach on Nov. 13. Lewis parted ways with the team after the season, and the Bengals are set to hire Rams assistant Zac Taylor when Los Angeles’ season ends.

Jackson interviewed for the head coaching vacancy in Cincinnati, and when the Bengals went another direction, it made sense Jackson would go in a different direction.

That might mean sitting out this season.

44 responses to “Hue Jackson out in Cincinnati

  1. It looks like Mike Brown’s daughter is sharper than her dad! At least she realized Hue is head weight and his reputation is as bad as it can get right now. Sounds like the daughter and her husband brought in Taylor rather than going the usual in house route that cheap Mike B usually goes.
    Who knows if Taylor is ready to be a HC but I would be thrilled as a Bengals fan to know that the days of only looking at the yes men on Brown’s coaching staff may be coming to an end.

  2. You mean sitting out every season???? No one should ever hire this clown. He and Jeff Fisher can hang out together!!!!!

  3. I would love to see how Marvin Lewis would do if he were to become the HC of a different NFL team. He has made it to the playoffs, and a lot of head coaches can’t claim that on their resume.

  4. the same Hue Jackson that the Fritz Pollard Alliance endorsed as deserving of head coach consideration this cycle…that guy? LOL

  5. I would love to see how Marvin Lewis would do if he were to become the HC of a different NFL team. He has made it to the playoffs, and a lot of head coaches can’t claim that on their resume.
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    He had 16 years! No one else is going to hire him as a HC.

  6. A shining example of the Peter Principle. Jackson should have stayed as a coordinator. The Browns were outright stupid to let him be the coach that long.

  7. He can play fantasy football this year and still be able to proudly proclaim, “I’M in this chair! I’M the head coach of this football team!”

  8. Hats off to him for being sooooo terrible at his job and still getting paid millions. Mr Magoo level coaching while cashing CHECKS for several years beyond what he should have, then to become a barnacle on the Bengals sinking ship again to top it off. Truly inspiring actually.

    To be synonymous with losing and still rewarded is quite a unique skill. I was beginning to think the Browns and Bengals were just gluttons for punishment. Why else would they both settle for such pathetic football for so long with the same coaches?

  9. Remember how just a few days ago Florio was predicting Jackson would be the hire in Cincy? He was positive the Bengals would hire internally (so he could make fun of them). Meanwhile……he ignores the hot mess that is his beloved Steelers!

  10. bassplucker says:
    January 11, 2019 at 5:10 pm
    But he’s still getting paid… by both teams?
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    No, most likely offset language in his Browns contract. No double dipping for Hue.

  11. rutchaser says:
    January 11, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    He had 16 years! No one else is going to hire him as a HC.

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    Of the Bengals.

  12. bringbackkosar says:

    the same Hue Jackson that the Fritz Pollard Alliance endorsed as deserving of head coach consideration this cycle…that guy? LOL
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    Yes, but in their defense their list isn’t based on coaching talent. It’s based only on skin color.

  13. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    January 11, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Jackson is unfortunately linked to his losing record in Cleveland.
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    He’s more linked to the winning they did after he left.

  14. Thank goodness, the thought of Hue being a part of the team still was wearing on my soul…Many thanks and praise to the great Flying Spaghetti Monster!!

  15. Look for Jackson to land back in Baltimore, as either a position coach or special assistant. The Ravens add a recently-fallen-out-of-favor ex-head coach or offensive coordinator every couple of years: Jim Caldwell, Al Saunders, Mornhinweg, Roman. Three of the four got bumped up to coordinator.

  16. Hue would make a great OC for some team.
    I’d love to see one of my teams division rivals hire him.
    He could mess them up for a couple of years.

    Maybe the Falcons should hire him…

  17. Hue Jackson always did a great coaching job when he was with the Bengals. He was a great WR coach, Great offensive coordinator and believe it or not the idea of having Lewis coordinate the defense while Jackson oversaw everything on the field actually worked as far as improving the defense. I’m no Baker Mayfield which means I will wish the man good luck.

  18. This was the best news I heard all week. I was worried that Hue would still be here in some capacity.

    I guess Baker is going to have to find someone else in the AFC North to use for his motivation.

  19. Katie realizes the value of the team is low and took drastic action (for them) to try to make the team more viable in case they decide to sell the team as the Bengals lease in Cincy is up after 2025. To maximize the sales price, the team would have to move to another city.

  20. xli2006 says:
    January 11, 2019 at 6:08 pm
    Hats off to him for being sooooo terrible at his job and still getting paid millions. Mr Magoo level coaching while cashing CHECKS for several years beyond what he should have, then to become a barnacle on the Bengals sinking ship again to top it off. Truly inspiring actually.

    Sounds like Kirk Cousins, SKOL!

  21. Poor guy will forever be blamed for an intentional tank job. It ruined his coaching career for all intents and purposes. Fans had to blame someone other than ownership, and they found their fall guy.

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