Hue Jackson planning to deploy 'Bengal coast' offense


Hue Jackson has been mum on specifics of his offense since taking over as the Cincinnati Bengals coordinator.

While he has praised individual players -- as he is wont to do -- Jackson hasn't fully displayed the intentions for his scheme. But the well-traveled play-caller said he plans to take parts of all his varied experiences.

"You got to do a little bit of whatever it takes to win," Jackson said, per The Cincinnati Enquirer. "Whether it is West Coast, East Coast, side coast, north coast, whatever coast. We'll be whatever coast you need us to be to win games.

"It will be Bengal coast. That's what it is going to be."

We expect a big part of the "Bengal coast" offense to rely on the running game. Jackson runs an effective ground scheme that should help protect Andy Dalton from drive-killing mistakes.

The Bengals will deploy a lightning-and-thunder-style backfield with Giovani Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill. While Bernard is the smaller back, coach Marvin Lewis told Ross Tucker, "A smart guy would say Gio gets a little bit more (touches)."

Cincinnati's offense improved each year under former coordinator Jay Gruden, but Jackson's "Bengals coast" style could eventually prove to be an upgrade given the weapons he has at his disposal. 

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