John Dorsey Not Sold On Hue Jackson As 2018 Coach?

The top two Browns decision-makers have endorsed Hue Jackson, despite the coach’s historically futile start in Cleveland. Jimmy Haslam did prior to John Dorsey‘s official hiring, and the new Browns GM followed suit hours later.

But Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports the “persistent sense” around the league is Dorsey will attempt to make the case to the owner to make his own HC hire. If Dorsey is allowed to select his own coach from the start, Florio hears the first-weekend GM knows who he would hire.

This would be a remarkable reversal, but it’s not like the Browns can be counted on for much reliability given what’s transpired in Cleveland over the past two years. Jackson’s team blew a 21-7 lead Sunday to drop to 0-13, and Florio notes an 0-16 season would make a potential Dorsey case against retaining Jackson stronger.

However, Haslam said Friday he wanted Jackson to be his coach for “a long, long time.” Dorsey said in a statement he looked forward to working with Jackson, who has now dropped to 1-28 as the Browns’ head coach.

But Jackson would obviously be on a scorching seat next season if he were given a third year. Jackson did not see eye to eye with Sashi Brown‘s approach, leading to numerous disagreements, and was kept in the loop as the team searched for a new football-based exec.

So, it would be interesting if the Browns bail on both Brown and Jackson after this unique rebuild attempt, while giving Dorsey prime resources (five first- or second-round draft picks in 2018 and more than $100MM in cap space). Regardless of how long-term a plan is, a team clearing the 1976-77 Buccaneers’ futility bar wouldn’t stand to make anyone involved completely assured of a job.

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14 comments on “John Dorsey Not Sold On Hue Jackson As 2018 Coach?

  1. fonz13

    Jackson should have been fired after the game today.

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    • Thronson5

      I always laugh at you guys saying he should be fired. Because he didn’t win with a terrible roster? Give the guy two more years with a decent GM and let’s see if they improve before saying to fire the guy.

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      • Polish Hammer

        He interviewed for the job with a terrible team and said hire me I’m the guy, I can make us a winner. They didn’t hire him to be 1-28.

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  2. Surprisingly a Bucks Fan

    “I hope the leaks stop”……

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  3. Thronson5

    Wonder who it is that he would hire since he knows who he’d hire if he’s able to bring in his own HC.

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  4. WalkersDayOff

    110 percent the Browns will hire a young offensive guy for their next gead coach.

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    • Michael Chaney

      Jim Bob Cooter would fit that description, plus that name is just incredible

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  5. Strauss

    Haslems an idiot! Dump Jackson and start over there also. He’s as much of the problem as Brown was.

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  6. qbass187

    “The top two Browns decision-makers have endorsed Hue Jackson”

    Does that not say it all?!

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  7. Peterd

    Both yesterday’s loss to the Pack and the one to the Jets earlier this year were losses that any coach would get fired from. Also the guy that missed that tackle on the 60 yard punt return should be cut today to make a statement. That’s the Patriot way and it works

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  8. jgiun1@yahoo.com

    I think everyone under owner should be let go (like to including owner) and let the football guy GM hire the whole thing down.

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