Hue Jackson was on ESPN 850 today to talk about his upcoming new book, as well his most recent interactions on Twitter with fans of the Browns. Needless to say, it wasn’t a very uplifting or positive interaction and Jackson made a lot of big statements in his little Twitter rants.
For those new to the game, Jackson was the worst coach in the history of the Browns. Sure, he had Sashi Brown as the guy to draft and sign players, which didn’t help but at the end of the day, he was still the coach. Despite many on the cable sports side taking up for him, the fact is Jackson had soured his relationship in Cleveland tenfold.
Part of the issue was clearly that players didn’t buy into his whole spiel. Jackson spent the entire 2017 season throwing the squad under the bus, blaming the lack of talent, especially after the final game of their 0-16 season, a loss to Pittsburgh.
Something Jason McCourty and others took issue with. McCourty flat out said that the Browns couldn’t keep doing the same things over and over and expect different results, a shot at Jackson and the upper management.
Remember, Jackson was told players took his comments negatively and he replied with (via Mary Kay Cabot)
"It does. It does. But we’re all professionals and I hope everyone learns how to take people’s comments with a grain of salt and move on. It doesn’t bother me, but it may bother some people to the point where it upsets them."
Jackson also took responsibility for his 3-36 record once. Keyword in that sentence; once.
In an SI interview, he flat out says
"I failed tremendously. Regardless of how you look at it."
This is all a primer because Jackson has added to his laundry list of things said that make no sense; like when he claimed he did some of his best coaching during the 0-16 season. So let’s get into it.