Hue Jackson’s claims against Cleveland Browns don’t reveal anything

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The Cleveland Browns are at the center of the sports world for allegations by former coach Hue Jackson that the organization incentivized losing.

Jackson’s claims come after former Dolphin coach Brian Flores alleged Miami owner Stephen Ross offered him $100,000 per loss/per game.

Jackson found himself on SportsCenter after using Twitter to drop suspicious bombs that cast the Browns in an unflattering light.

Now, the question…where’s the smoking gun? The rebuilding plan at the time was always tough to swallow, but always obvious. Cleveland counted on veteran journeyman Josh McCown and a guy fighting to hang onto his career, Robert Griffin III, in 2016. I don’t think they thought it was going to be a 1-15 campaign, but injuries to both quarterbacks submarined the season.

Jackson entered the 2017 season with three quarterbacks who had never won an NFL game in DeShone Kizer, Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler. To spell it out in six letters: D-O-O-M-E-D.

Coaches coach their players up to win. That said, they can only work with what the front office gives them to work with and there was no way that version of the Browns was going to win.

We all knew Cleveland Browns were tanking

What about the allegations from Kimberley Diemer, the executive director of the Hue Jackson Foundation, who claimed Sashi Brown, Paul DePodesta and Andrew Berry all received bonuses for losing?

Some might call it a bonus. Others might a show of faith for buying into a plan.

Nowhere, does it seem like the owner or the GM approached Jackson, and told him “Lose!” The roster given to the coach assured that would happen.

Even with Jackson re-appearing in Browns news, I’m not upset with the current Grambling State head coach. He did get a raw deal with the Browns, and I never understood the hatred for which fans have for him.

When the Browns were actually ready to win, Jackson went 2-5-1, although describing that team as “ready to win” is still a stretch. New GM John Dorsey didn’t want rookie Baker Mayfield to play. Fate intervene and the first-year signal caller was forced into action. Jackson was canned halfway through the year and Gregg Williams went 5-3 with the same roster.

Being the head coach of the Cleveland Browns cost Jackson his reputation. He went from offensive guru to a guy who couldn’t get a sniff at another NFL job, and I think he’s using Flores’ situation to remind everyone that, “Hey, see, it wasn’t all my fault in Cleveland.”

Ultimately, Jackson’s words are just that. Those Browns teams stunk. They went 1-31 in a two-year period. It was the worst time to be a fan of the once-storied franchise.

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Nothing will change with what Jackson’s presented so far.