Jackson Expected to be Candidate for Bills HC

Hue Jackson has plenty of NFL coaching experience. Currently the Bengals offensive coordinator, Jackson is expected to be a candidate for Buffalo's head coaching position.

Another candidate has emerged for the Buffalo Bills' head coaching vacancy. The team already has quite a few coaches lined up for interviews, but another intriguing candidate has been added to the list. Mark Maske, an NFL reporter for The Washington Post, said that Hue Jackson, currently the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator, is expected to be a candidate for the job:

"Bengals off. coordinator Hue Jackson expected to be head coaching candidate for Bills, maybe Falcons, source says. Can interview next week."

This season, Jackson is in charge of an offense that is 15th in points (22.8) and yards (348), 21st in passing (213.8) and sixth in rushing (134.2). He's done this with certain offensive weapons missing time throughout the season. Jackson rejoined the Bengals in 2012 as the assistant defensive backs coach/assistant special teams coach and in 2013, he was Cincinnati's running backs coach. This is his first season as the team's offensive coordinator. Before his time in Cincinnati, Jackson was with the Oakland Raiders.

In 2010, Jackson was Oakland's offensive coordinator. The Raiders averaged 25.6 points per game, sixth in the NFL, and the offense was 10th in the league, averaging 354.6 yards per game. After Tom Cable was fired in 2010, Jackson became head coach of the Raiders. In his one year as Oakland head coach, Jackson had to start three quarterbacks: Carson Palmer, Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller. Another offensive weapon, Darren McFadden, was only able to play in seven games. McFadden was coming off of a 2010 season where he rushed for 1,157 yards, caught 61 passes for 507 yards and had 10 total touchdowns. Despite all of these injuries, the 2011 Raiders went 8-8. The Raiders fired Jackson after the season.

Jackson also has NFL experience as a quarterbacks coach (Ravens) and wide receivers coach (Bengals). 

His vast coaching experience could help him land Buffalo's head coaching job. 


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