Nate Dunlevy noted that the inclusion of Brad Childress in the coaching search would only make other candidates look better. ESPN’s Bill Williamson takes the idea and suggests if Chilly is worthy of consideration so is recently available Hue Jackson:
If Childress is on the Colts’ list, Jackson – who was fired last week after one year at the helm in Oakland – should be, too.
Jackson wasn’t fired in Oakland because he can’t coach. I think Jackson, 46, is one of the bright, young offensive coaching minds in the league. His work with Oakland’s offense the past two years shows how capable a coach he is.
His problem in Oakland was that he took on too much power after the death of owner Al Davis — and that he talked too much. But those are issues he can quickly resolve. The Colts have a strong power structure in which Jackson would simply be asked to coach. And whether the Colts’ quarterback in 2012 is Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning, Jackson would be a good leader for either.