Browns fire Jackson, promote DC Williams

Tuesday, 30 Oct, 2018

The 2-5-1 Browns next game is against the Chiefs.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and wide receivers coach Al Saunders are all interim candidates capable of finishing the season.

He shouldn't have been named head coach, and Haslsm doubled down on that mistake when he insisted incoming General Manager John Dorsey retain Jackson for this season rather than hire his own coach. But as the year went on, and losing continued, the two seemed to have underlying contempt.

The Cleveland Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley Monday.

However, there is open discussion within that organization below the ownership level about whether or not Jackson is fit for the job, and whether or not the future of Mayfield should be entrusted to him. Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski and Mike Pettine all met the same demise.

Meet today's Spanos, truck-stop magnate Jimmy Haslam, who bought the Cleveland Browns in October 2012. He has 20 years of National Football League coaching experience but was suspended for the entire 2012 season for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty issue.

Hue Jackson had this and next year remaining on his contract. Cleveland was 1-15 in Jackson's first season and 0-16 last season.

They lost 21-18 in New Orleans, 45-42 in overtime in Oakland and 26-23 in overtime in Tampa Bay and had a season-opening overtime tie with the Steelers. Mayfield, the first overall pick In the draft, was caught in the middle with Jackson and Haley.

They say that wisdom often never comes at all, so it's OK if it arrives late. I said wanted to help, that's it.