The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including former head coach Hue Jackson unloading on the franchise
Maybe it’s because he’s writing a book and trying to drum up some hype, but former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson just suddenly got himself thrown back into the spotlight out of nowhere.
In what has been the quietest offseason since returning to the NFL in 1999 for the Browns, Jackson decided he wanted to re-live his days with the team. And he wasn’t just going to talk about going 1-31 in 2016 and 2017.
Jackson also wanted to talk about who else deserves blame for those seasons. He wanted to throw a spotlight on owner Jimmy Haslam and chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta. Jackson wanted us to know that they were never honest with him about the teardown of the roster and he even said they offered him an extension in 2017 while the team was headed to 0-16.
But worst of all, Jackson wanted to pass all the blame for the failed draft picks to the analytics crew in Cleveland — which slightly contradicts another claim he made about being a major voice in drafting Baker Mayfield. So if he had a voice in that draft pick, how can he turn around and say he had no voice in the bad picks?
It was all out of left field and if we are being honest, it seems like a bad look for Jackson. But it is interesting to hear him unload so ESPN 850 had no issue letting him talk and it probably will help his book.
The story from Hue and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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“I’ll take responsibility for my role in it, but why isn’t everybody else taking their responsibility for it?” he said. “There’s people that are leading the organization today in Cleveland that was just as big a part of that as I was. And those guys are getting paid for doing that. So obviously they were paid for losing. Is that what we’re saying?”
Jackson said he’s tired of being the brunt of jokes which is understandable but attacking his former employers doesn’t seem like a good way to end that.
“Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer says his 9-month-old son Christian is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery on Monday.
Switzer announced that Christian is in stable condition.”
There might not have been any better news out there in the football world than what Ryan Switzer shared this week. His young son has been battling a bleeding condition for a while and it appears doctors finally have it figured out and the youngest Switzer should be good to go. Amazing news and well deserved for this family.
Originally a list of 8, the most disappointing quarterbacks in Cleveland history was updated recently to 20. Thank goodness this problem is in the rearview.