5 Head Coaching options for the Detroit Lions

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Sep 14, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates with Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson against the Atlanta Falcons at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

2. Hue Jackson

Jackson only has a year of experience as a head coach, leading the Raiders to an 8-8 record in 2011. His firing after just one season was one of the more disputed decisions in recent Raiders history. 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).  Jackson accomplished that while having to start three different quarterbacks : Carson Palmer (9), Jason Campbell (6), and Kyle Boller (1).

In addition to the Raiders, Jackson has spent time on the staff of Washington, Atlanta, Baltimore, and most recently the Cincinnati Bengals. Jackson has been the offensive coordinator for the Bengals since last season. Jackson has worked well in the development of quarterback Andy Dalton while formulating great balanced game plans. As of the time of this article the Bengals are 6-0. The Bengals currently rank 3rd in points (30.3 ppg) and yards (410.3 ypg), are 5th in passing yards (288.2 ypg) and are 11th in rushing yards (122.2 ypg).

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