Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Ravens lose QB coach
By James Walker
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will have a new position coach for the 2010 season.
Sources tell ESPN's Michael Smith and Adam Schefter that Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson accepted an offer to become offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. Jackson spent most of last week in Oakland meeting with the team. He also was scheduled to interview with the Chicago Bears before taking the job with the Raiders.
Jackson has done very well in Baltimore developing Flacco, a first-round pick in 2008, and that went a long way in helping secure the new gig with Oakland. To date, the Raiders have failed to develop former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, who has been a colossal bust in three seasons.
For Baltimore, a search for a new quarterbacks coach begins this week. This will be an important hire as Flacco continues his development in his third year.