Hue Jackson is hopeful he’ll get to function head coach once more in the future.
Whereas talking Wednesday on WFNZ Charlotte, Jackson opened up about being unemployed for the primary time in over 30 years and expressed his want to get again on the soccer subject.
“Oh, yeah, I mean I think I can,” Jackson mentioned. “I imply, simply because the state of affairs in Cleveland [didn’t work out] does not imply which you can’t coach. There’s loads of nice coaches who got here earlier than me that coached there and went on and did nice issues. Typically, the state of affairs is completely different. I assume if folks dig in and actually take the time to have a look at the general state of affairs there, possibly they’d perceive it extra.
“On the similar time, I perceive what narrative will get put on the market, that is what folks know. Hopefully, folks will assume again to the instances when I’ve put myself in that place. I needed to be doing one thing proper. To return and be a coordinator once more or be a head coach, I do imagine it is in my future. I’ve simply acquired to go work via the method and see the place it goes.”
Jackson coached the Browns to a 2-5-1 document final season earlier than he was fired by Cleveland. Over the course of his profession, he is put collectively one of many worst head teaching information in NFL historical past. Though his groups have gone 11-41-1 collectively, the Bengals employed him as a particular assistant on their workers shortly after the Browns launched him.
However he did not final lengthy in Cincinnati, because the Bengals additionally fired head coach Marvin Lewis shortly after he didn’t win a playoff sport for the 16th consecutive season.
“Here’s a guy who knows how to overcome,” Jackson mentioned when requested his narrative. “There’s a lot of people who would run from it all. I’m not going to run from it. At the end of the day, our staff and the people who led Cleveland, that doesn’t mean those coaches can’t coach or they don’t understand what they’re doing. Maybe that just wasn’t the right fit, the right situation for that group, and they just need to have the right opportunity to have success.”
Regardless of interviewing for the Bengals teaching job and the function of offensive coordinator with the Cardinals, Jackson stays on the job hunt.