The Cincinnati Bengals new offensive coordinator made it clear Friday that he wants his unit on the run next season.
Hue Jackson was introduced Friday as the new offensive coordinator for the Bengals, replacing Jay Gruden who is now the new head coach of the Washington Redskins after three season as the Bengals offensive coordinator.
Jackson was the Oakland Raiders head coach in 2011 and the Bengals running backs coach this season. Today, head coach Marvin Lewis said assistant offensive line coach Kyle Caskey will replace Jackson as the backs coach.
Jackson takes over an offense that tied for sixth in the NFL in scoring and was 10th in total offense. The team ranked 18th in rushing, an area where Jackson wants them to improve big time in 2014.
He said this during his press conference Friday. “You have to be able to run the ball.” said Jackson. “That’s where it starts….. our offense starts with being physical. You have to run the football to win games.” Oh, Hue couldn’t agree even more.
Jackson has been around with the Bengals for a while, returned in 2012 to help with defensive backs and special teams after he was the wide receivers coach from 2003-2006.
He’s seen it all and I think all Bengals fans will like what he’s going to do with this talented offensive team. I truly believe this move will benefit the running backs and quarterback Andy Dalton.