Cleveland Browns fire Coach Hue Jackson

Arnold Nichols
October 30, 2018

The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Hue Jackson, who went 3-36-1 in two-plus seasons.

The wonderful thing is Jackson and his supporters can make the argument that the 2-5-1 record could be as good as 6-2, based on the close results that went the wrong way.

The Browns also dismissed offensive co-ordinator Todd Haley and named defensive co-ordinator Gregg Williams interim coach.

The team fired Hue Jackson after their 33-18 Week 8 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers after winning just three games in three seasons.

In a weird and coincidental twist, the past five Browns⁠' head coaches - Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski and Mike Pettine - were all fired after the second Steelers game of that season.

The Browns host the Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) on Sunday. Williams went 17-31 in three seasons as Buffalo's coach from 2001-03, but the animated assistant is perhaps best known for being suspended by the National Football League for the 2012 season for his role in the "Bountygate" scandal that rocked the New Orleans Saints.


Jimmy Haslam and Dorsey are scheduled to meet the media later Monday to discuss the shakeup.

Fans have been calling for a change for much of the 2018 regular season, with the Browns appearing destined for another losing season, and Ohio.com's Marla Ridenour joined in this evening.

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley indicated he has no interest in the Cleveland Browns' vacant head coaching job.

Jackson has displayed a propensity to obsess over the comments of other coaches and staff to the media, sources said, parsing out words to determine whether or not he is being given sufficient credit for the team's progress. "We need to coach better, we need to play better".

ESPN and the NFL Network were first to report the news of Jackson's firing.

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