Found February 17, 2012 on
Almost exactly four months ago, Hue Jackson, then the Raiders head coach, pulled off a midseason stunner with the acquisition of quarterback Carson Palmer.
Now, Jackson finds himself as a member of Palmer’s previous employer.
Funny how the NFL works sometimes.
According to various reports, the Bengals hired Jackson an assistant special teams/secondary coach on Friday. He’ll reunite with Marvin Lewis, whom he worked under from 2004-06 as the team’s receivers coach.
It’s an odd fit for Jackson, who’s regarded around the league has one of the more creative offensive minds.
Though, after his season-ending press conference with the Raiders, in which he basically threw everyone — but himself — under the bus, it’s no surprise that he couldn’t land a better gig elsewhere.
He’ll probably try to re-surface as a coordinator next offseason, but it has to be disappointing for Jackson, going from a young, up-and-coming head coach on the rise to settling for a menial low-level assistant job.
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According to the official Twitter feed of the Cincinnati Bengals, former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson Ha been hired as an assistant coach and will help with the secondary and special teams.
Jackson was previously the Bengals wide receivers coach from 2004-2006.
Sounds like Jackson is going from being a head coach to being a “helper.” That has to hurt his ego a little.
The Bengals have announced former Bengals wide receivers coach and ex-Raiders head coach Hue Jackson is joining Bengals as an assistant coach. He’ll be helping with secondary and special teams.
Jackson has extensive experience as an assistant in the NFL, working in Washington, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Baltimore for nearly a decade before joining the Raiders.
He has coached quarterbacks...
The Cincinnati Bengals announced that former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson is joining the Bengals as assistant coach helping secondary and special teams.
Former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson has been hired as an assistant with the Cincinnati Bengals.It will be Jackson's second stint with the Bengals. He served as wide receivers coach from 2004-2006.Jackson was fired by the Raiders on Jan. 10 after the team finished with a record of 8-8 and missed the playoffs.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson has been hired as an assistant with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Cincinnati Bengals hire former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson as an assistant coach.
Hue Jackson has reached the mountain top. But now, it seems he’s walking through the valley of the shadow of death. Jackson has gone from being the Oakland Raider’s head coach and de facto general manager to what on paper amounts to being an assistant to two different assistant coaches with the Cincinnati Bengals. In [...]
Last season the Raiders – led by the ever-confident Hue Jackson – executed the trade of several seasons by acquiring the rights to Carson Palmer for no less than a first and second round pick in the 2012 and 2013 drafts, respectively. Palmer started the season in a rough position, coming in unprepared to play and throwing 3 INTs the next Sunday against Kansas City before cramming...
After a rough decade, back-to-back .500 seasons made it look like the Oakland Raiders may have been heading toward a resurgence. But the death of Al Davis and the firing of Hue Jackson – who was the team’s fifth head coach in nine years – have Oakland heading in yet another new direction as the offseason gets underway.
Add in a new general manager, another new coach, big salary...
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According to ESPN, the Cincinnati Bengals have hired -- actually re-hired -- Hue Jackson to be on the team's coaching staff. Jackson was the team's wide receiver coach from 2004 to 2006 before he left offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons in 2007, the quarterback's coach for the Ravens in 2008 and 2009, the offensive coordinator...