Cleveland Browns fire head coach Hue Jackson

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After what seems like months, years, even decades of waiting for news to break, most of the Dawg Pound finally got their wish. Hue Jackson is out as head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

Following a 3-36-1 record in three seasons, the Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Hue Jackson.

The news comes as a shock to absolutely no one, considering that Jackson was “on thin ice” following a week seven overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They gave the so-called “quarterback guru” one more shot in Pittsburgh, but he just couldn’t get it done.

So, after ownership had finally had enough, they canned the second-worst coach in NFL history, which was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Earlier in the season, many highlighted the midpoint of the season as “Hue’s Last Stand,” and it seems those predictions have come true. But how were the Browns ever supposed to survive with a head coach who, at times, seemed like he had no business being there?

The reality is, the Browns were never going to hold on to Hue Jackson past this season. A firing before the bye week was a bit unlikely, but here we are, through it all. For now, it remains unseen who the interim head coach will be, before the Browns go coach hunting again this offseason.

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The end has been nigh for Hue Jackson for a couple of months now. The fact that Jimmy Haslam held onto Jackson for as long as he did, letting him survive an 0-16 season, is admirable in its own. You had your fun, Hue. But the jig is up, and the Browns are going back to the drawing board once again.