While it was just an interview, the Arizona Cardinals meeting with Hue Jackson for the open offensive coordinator position was not good move
When word came out on Friday the Arizona Cardinals were interviewing former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson for their open offensive coordinator position, the reaction for the most part was not shocking. Many were left wondering asking themselves why?
The mere fact that it happened means the Cardinals have reached the bottom of the barrel. At least the bottom from the viewpoint of fans. It makes no sense.
Jackson, as head coach of the Browns, was 3-36-1 during his time there. So that was a head coach. Maybe he’s better as a coordinator?
Well, don’t count on it. Sure he’s held the position with several different teams but none of them lasted long at all. The last one was with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2014-2016. He went back as a special assistant in 2018 after the Browns fired him mid-season. We saw how well the Bengals did down the stretch in 2018.
He was with the Washington Redskins for one year in 2003, one year as coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007, and one year with the Oakland Raiders as coordinator in 2010, but then parlayed that into a one-year head coaching gig in 2011 for them.
The fact is, he doesn’t hang around in one spot long enough. If you look at his coaching resume, he’s never been in any spot longer than he was in Cleveland.
Why does this guy hope around a lot? He certainly was not media savvy. He rarely placed blame for downfalls on himself. His hire would be a disaster.
The fact the Cardinals are talking to him tells me they’ve turned over a lot of stones that covered themselves right back up after looking at the Cardinals situation. Steve Sarkiasian went back to Alabama, John Defilippo went to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Defilippo preferred the Jaguars over the Cardinals and they have a very unstable quarterback position. Maybe the Cardinals are trying to find a guy alright with not calling the plays? That will be done by head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Either way, Jackson isn’t it. Let’s hope the Cardinals are planning on finding someone else.