He Maximizes Weapons
As this duo’s relievers coach in 2006, Johnson and Houshmandzadeh became the first pair to gain 1,000 yards in Bengals’ single-season history. Houshmandzadeh ended that season with 1,081 yards, while Johnson netted 1,369.
Browns fans will also remember coach Mike Pettine stressing the importance of running the ball entering what turned out to be a disastrous 2015 campaign.
Well, when Jackson took over as coordinator of the Bengals in 2014, he vowed to improve the run in Cincinnati. Unlike Pettine, Hue made it work. The Bengals averaged 134.1 yards per game on the ground, which was the most since 2000.
Under Jackson, Jeremy Hill become a star during his rookie season, as he led the NFL in rushing over the last nine weeks of the 2014 season.
This season, the Bengals offensive line allowed the third fewest sacks (23) in the NFL, in addition to the third least in sack yardage allowed (130).
The Bengals were already good when Jackson took over as coordinator. He made them better.
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