This is the second time Hue Jackson has been a candidate for the Dawg House, and it wont be the last.
Another week of “How the Hue turns” is in the books, and so far he’s been turned counter-clockwise instead of the latter. Last Sunday was the most peculiar coaching job done by Jackson since he’s been here.
The shoddy play-calling, and his clock management and timeout issues continued. I have not given up on Jackson at all, I just thought that we would see a semblance of what he did with the Oakland Raiders back in 2011.
Thus far, it’s been nonexistent.
The unnecessary timeout, and 4th and 1 play in the fourth quarter was one of the worst plays calls I’ve seen this season.
They already used two timeouts in the third quarter, and then he uses his last one in the fourth quarter to change the play from a potential game-tying field goal? Granted, Zane Gonzalez struggled all game,but it should be automatic from that distance.
I always like to harken back to a quote by Shaquille’ O’Neal and his tenure with the Phoenix Suns. Then-Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy accused him of flopping during a possession, and Shaq went on to call him the “master of panic,” referring to his quick instances of calling timeouts or changing plays.
Going for two instead of the tie was a “master of panic” moment for Jackson.
It could also be said with his decision to start Hogan over Kizer. Jackson is worried about maintaining his coaching job instead of developing a young quarterback. It’s obvious.
When he made his decision before Week 1, he said that he was going to stick by Kizer through the good and bad. Then for Week 6, he makes the decision to start Hogan? That can mess with a young players psyche, and destroy any trust they might of had in him.
In my draft article, which you should definitely check out by the way to see how the players I rated have progressed so far, I wanted the Browns to draft Kizer. He was my top quarterback for them to get out of all of them.
Unfortunately, that’s not how it turned out.
Kizer isn’t ready, and Jackson is realizing that six weeks too late. He needs to coach and run this team better, but I think what fans see is what they’re going to get. An overly optimistic, delusional coach whose job is on the line and failed terribly.
He is now 1-20. It doesn’t get much worst than that.
Jackson better find some wins fast within this tough schedule, or he’ll be in the unemployment line quick.