A tweet came down this afternoon from Alby Oxenreiter, Sports Director for WPXI (NBC) in Pittsburgh that Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin may be considering former Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson for the vacant Coordinator position on the offense.
Jackson has spent time with a number of teams over his professional coaching career; starting out with the Redskins as their Running Backs Coach from 2001-2002. He was promoted by then Head Coach Steve Spurrier, to Offensive Coordinator. He then moved on to coach the Bengals Wide Receivers through the 2006 season where he worked with big names such as Chad Ochocinco and T. J. Houshmandzadeh , two names that Steelers fans know all too well.
In 2007 he became the Offensive Coordinator of the Falcons but that only lasted 1 year before moving on next to the Ravens to be their QB Coach. He worked with Joe Flacco, another name all too familiar to the Steelers, for the next 2 seasons.
In 2010 he took over as the Head Coach of the Raiders. Under Jackson’s guidance, the Raiders offense finished fourth in the AFC and sixth in the NFL in scoring (25.6 points per game) also finished fifth in the AFC and 10th in the NFL in total offense (354.6 yards per game) and second in the NFL and AFC in rushing (155.9 yards per game). The Raiders more than doubled their scoring output from the previous year, totaling 410 points.
There has been no official word yet from the Steelers if an interview will take place but it’s certain something to watch for.