The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including more waves from the Hue Jackson saga being felt
When the Oakland Raiders failed to make the playoffs thanks to a loss in Week 17 back in 2011, head coach Hue Jackson went on a rampage. The over-talkative coach blamed his players publicly as he showed that he believes he’s above the team.
Oakland wisely let him go after this but the Cleveland Browns did not learn from this. They foolishly hired Jackson as their head coach in 2016 and convinced themselves he learned from his time with the Raiders — which was ludicrous considering he told us all he did nothing wrong and that it was everyone else.
Jackson then went 3-36-1 in two and a half seasons and was fired in the middle of the 2018 campaign. Now, in the year 2022, he’s still blaming everyone for his failures there. Jackson even recently attached himself to the Brian Flores class-action lawsuit — only to backtrack later.
Still, he made waves as he always does and bitter players from that stretch are now also starting to take shots at the Browns. The story on Hue Jackson, the overly-dramatic gift that keeps on giving, and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“There’s no way we were trying to win. It was very obvious,” McCourty said on his podcast on Friday. “That is no surprise to anyone. You don’t need me to corroborate the story and say, ‘Oh yeah, we were tanking. We were trying to lose.’ Duh.”"
Again, people are not understanding what Jackson has done. He flat-out claimed he was paid money for each loss, which is vastly different than tanking. Yes, we all know the Browns were tanking, this is not news. McCourty didn’t need to jump in on what Jackson was saying because he was accusing the team’s ownership of something much worse. Plus, “standing with Hue” is always a mistake, especially since he’s already backed off and won’t even stand with himself.
"“Former Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown failed to win with the Browns, but now he’ll try to beat them.”"
Sashi Brown wasn’t treated right in Cleveland. He spent years accumulating draft picks and when he finally had a slew of them, he was ousted in favor of John Gruden who burnt through all the picks and all the cap space Brown accumulated in two years — and never even had a winning season to show for it.
Now, Brown gets another chance to show he can get the job done as he’s the new president of the Baltimore Ravens. It will be interesting to see how he does in this new role.
Jacksonville has a new coach and that could lead to them making a few deals before the 2022 season begins. If so, there are a few names the Browns should call them about.
Jacob Roach took some time to look at three safeties in the 2022 NFL Draft that could help the Browns improve this coming season.