I have been extremely excited about Jackson's move to lead our offense! You hear great things about his coaching style and the respect and discipline he demands from his players. There is no doubt in my mind that Andy Dalton will get a Tough Mudder treatment and become a better QB. There are so many players that can use the tough love, and I think this is just what they needed.
In all fairness lets give Gruden some credit. He did a fair job but came up short in games that really meant something!. (And I am still scratching my head with the WK17 goal line INT after BJGE ran effectively.)
Its good to see that the Bengals will finally have an true identity on offense and it wont be an "Arena Football" identity. With the established running game this will take a ton of pressure off Dalton and lead to more plays opening up with the defenses having to play but ran & pass.
One thing that comes to mind with this new move is the transformation of Alex Smith's play in Kansas City. Alex Smith has had tons of critics while in SF, but he has reemerged in KC with their offensive identity. I look forward to a similar transformation with Dalton in Cincy.