Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Should Jets pursue Hue Jackson?
By James Walker
The Oakland Raiders made another surprising move by firing first-year head coach Hue Jackson following an 8-8 season. Jackson now becomes a coaching free agent with a solid pedigree with quarterbacks and offenses.
Would the New York Jets be interested in Jackson?
New York is in turmoil offensively. Players are unhappy and the team certainly needs help coaching up the offense and embattled third-year quarterback Mark Sanchez. Jackson also is familiar with Jets head coach Rex Ryan. The two spent time on the same coaching staff with the Baltimore Ravens.
A lot depends on what happens with current offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. He is a candidate to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. If Schottenheimer gets the Jacksonville job, Jackson could be near the top of the list of potential replacements. If not, the Jets will bring Schottenheimer back to run the Jets' offense for another season.