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Browns hiring Hue Jackson

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The Browns’ coaching search is over, and Hue Jackson is their man.

Jackson will be hired today as the Browns’ next head coach, according to multiple reports.

That’s a coup for Cleveland, as Jackson had become a very attractive candidate after doing good work as the offensive coordinator of the Bengals. Both the 49ers and Giants were interested in Jackson’s services, and some reports indicated that the 49ers had at one point identified Jackson as their first choice.

Jackson will have an uphill battle in Cleveland, having to turn around a franchise that has become viewed as perhaps the worst in the NFL in recent years. But Jackson is a well-regarded coach around the league, and the Browns can be glad that they got their man.

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  1. jimmybrock says: Jan 13, 2016 12:57 PM

    Huge get for the Browns. Hope they don’t blow it…again.

  2. howiehandles says: Jan 13, 2016 12:57 PM

    What a mighty fall for the 49ers, where the Brown’s job is a much more attractive option.

  3. extreme469 says: Jan 13, 2016 12:58 PM

    sure hope it works out this time…

  4. Florio Believer says: Jan 13, 2016 12:58 PM

    Poor guy, I certainly wish him luck, and he’ll need plenty of it….

  5. lscottman3 says: Jan 13, 2016 12:58 PM

    a reversal of a quote, and timely

    this isn’t Cinncinnatti

  6. dencar2014 says: Jan 13, 2016 12:58 PM

    Great Hire!!! Let’s hope he’s given enough time to turn the franchise around.

  7. craigkintexas says: Jan 13, 2016 12:59 PM

    So sorry Hue!

  8. crush22 says: Jan 13, 2016 12:59 PM

    He’ll be fired in 2 years.

  9. collectordude says: Jan 13, 2016 1:00 PM

    Better Cleveland than SF.

  10. ricko1112 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:01 PM

    The problem is, they still have the same owner, GM, and no QB. Until those things change, the Browns will be the same ole Browns.

  11. brassknuckles47 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:02 PM

    Two-year picture of the next ex-Head Coach of the Browns!

  12. chicagosportsfan11 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:02 PM

    R.I.P HUE

  13. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 13, 2016 1:02 PM

    Can’t believe a team goes from being a powerhouse and having Jim Harbaugh to two years later being beaten by Cleveland in the sweep stakes for a coordinator. What a freaking joke.

  14. connfyoozed says: Jan 13, 2016 1:02 PM

    Great hire, but it still makes absolutely no sense to hire the coach first, and then the GM.

  15. kcchefs58 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:03 PM

    Hue on the Browns thought this was a good idea?

  16. 24mountaincreeks says: Jan 13, 2016 1:03 PM

    ricko1112 says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:01 PM
    The problem is, they still have the same owner, GM, and no QB. Until those things change, the Browns will be the same ole Browns.

    They do not have the same GM, Farmer was canned.

  17. jdbaker01 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:03 PM

    They should go ahead and form a HC search committee so that in two years they are hitting the ground running.

  18. q1ller says: Jan 13, 2016 1:03 PM

    I hope he does well, but the best coaches hired in years are Arians and Zimmer and I don’t hear any names like that popping up this year.

  19. bluez32 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:03 PM

    Good hire I Hope .

    die hard lifelong Browns fan since 67 .

    every DAWG has his / her day . hopefully the bone turns in our favor .

  20. happy1114 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:04 PM

    Now with another strong draft like the new group brought in last year,
    get a DC and look out!!!!

  21. yorkmustgo says: Jan 13, 2016 1:04 PM

    Says a lot about Jed York and the 49er organization that the Cleveland Freaking Browns are a more attractive job than the San Francisco 49ers.

    York Family, if you really love the fans please let us go. Please sell this team to someone with even a modest amount of common sense and organizational development skills. For the love of God, please just go away.

  22. bengalsfreedom says: Jan 13, 2016 1:04 PM

    He’ll definitely be regretting that choice come next September, but wish him the best of luck.

  23. usa98j30t4 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:04 PM

    Cleveland being Cleveland.

  24. evermench says: Jan 13, 2016 1:04 PM

    And with this hire the torch has been passed. My Niners are now the biggest joke in the league.

  25. youreinthejunglebaby says: Jan 13, 2016 1:05 PM

    Dick move by Hue to stay in the division. Marvin resurrected your career when you had that Raiders stench on you. Good luck running that team with the 45 other “personnel” guys they hired.

  26. stevenwilliams2013 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:05 PM

    Is he gonna play quarterback too?

  27. PegulaBucks says: Jan 13, 2016 1:05 PM

    So this guys two coaching gigs are the Raiders and Browns, he had choices too!

  28. purpleguy says: Jan 13, 2016 1:06 PM

    Good offensive coaches need good QBs — best of luck in Cleveland Hue.

  29. igotbaggage says: Jan 13, 2016 1:07 PM

    I like Hue but, that organization won’t help him succeed. Front office is the dustbin of the league

  30. stoneydog1000 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:07 PM

    Now, they can trade their #1 draft choice for Andy Dalton. It’ll be like deja vu all over again.

  31. bobbyhoying says: Jan 13, 2016 1:07 PM

    Oh crap. Now I can’t say the Eagles are modeling the Browns. The Browns actually made a good decision.

  32. yyc2phx says: Jan 13, 2016 1:07 PM

    This is a good hire… However hiring a coach before the general manager in is in place is a recipe for disaster…Can they not do anything right

  33. niners816 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:07 PM

    howiehandles says:
    Jan 13, 2016 12:57 PM
    What a mighty fall for the 49ers, where the Brown’s job is a much more attractive option.
    ———-
    The Browns aren’t a more attractive option. The media is the one who said Hue was the Niners guy. Baalke will hire a Parcells guy like himself. That’s why Coughlin is there. That’s like saying the Browns job is more attractive than the Giants job, since he was supposed to interview with them too. Hue Jackson is overrated. He went 8-8 with Oakland, and if that’s a great resume for some then have him. I’d take Coughlin over Jackson any day (assuming the Niners get Coughlin). Our front office sucks, so we’ll see.

  34. -Alpha- says: Jan 13, 2016 1:09 PM

    While most posts on new hires here are just insults and snark – congrats, Cleveland. I think its a good hire and you got a solid coach.

    Good luck.

  35. noneckinc says: Jan 13, 2016 1:09 PM

    Congratulations?

  36. TS Johnson says: Jan 13, 2016 1:09 PM

    “Marvin resurrected your career when you had that Raiders stench on you.”

    —–

    Raiders “stench” was b/c Raiders were idiots. When is the last time they sniffed 8-8.

    I’ll wait.

  37. stairwayto7 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:10 PM

    Off to the Factory of Sadness.. fired in 2 years

  38. Rdog says: Jan 13, 2016 1:10 PM

    Hue gotta be kidding me. The Browns should be the last team left after all the other teams have filled their head coach positions.

  39. edelmanfanclub says: Jan 13, 2016 1:10 PM

    He’ll fix the offense. If they can hire a strong defensive mind to coordinator the defense, the team should be okay. The glaring problem is that their GM is a lawyer and I am not sure how good he will be in personnel decisions. Hue wasnt great when he had final say in Oakland, but the guy can definitely coach.

  40. sewalters79 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    Hire Pettine as the DC, no joke the players like him and he’s a very good Defensive guy.

  41. Big Ant TV says: Jan 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    now put Terrell Pryor at QB again and make him learn the position like he did in OAKLAND and we have something
    im glad we have damn OFFENSIVE COACH FINALLY AGAIN

  42. coltzfan166 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    Has hell frozen over?? The Browns actually got something right!!

  43. bearssuck says: Jan 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    Why would any coach with a lick what to go there? That place is a black hole. This Jackson must have been sold on a huge bag of goods.

  44. keem513 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    Where RG3 and Josh Gordon will reunite smh

  45. laces out says: Jan 13, 2016 1:12 PM

    certainly can’t be worse than what they had

  46. rocketmcstonebreaker says: Jan 13, 2016 1:12 PM

    The Browns need to can those horrific new uni’s and go back to the older ones. I’ve always thought they had the best uni’s in the league… until this year.

    Sincerely,
    A Patriots fan.

  47. mindelm42 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:12 PM

    So the Giants were too slow to the punch…What happened to the interview they had lined up for Thursday? Giants may regret this. Mara cared more about who was going to LA than who he was going to hire for his head coach, which now becomes a choice among Marrone, Smith, and McAdoo.

  48. whodey83 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:13 PM

    Oh come on. Guess we’ll save q spot for you hue, you won’t be there long.

  49. boss81hogg says: Jan 13, 2016 1:13 PM

    Godspeed Hue

  50. contender21open says: Jan 13, 2016 1:13 PM

    The Browns now have a brighter future than the Dolphins.

  51. bassplucker says: Jan 13, 2016 1:13 PM

    Did Johnny Highball sign off on this?

  52. getyourownname says: Jan 13, 2016 1:13 PM

    I’ll be the contrarian and say I don’t think this is a particularly great hire as HC. But perhaps it’s the best the Browns were able to do under the circumstances.

  53. clickablecontent says: Jan 13, 2016 1:13 PM

    This feels like the Raiders chemistry all over again. Hoping it works out better for Hue this time.

  54. nflpoker says: Jan 13, 2016 1:14 PM

    The Rooney Rule fulfilled for 2016. Now let’s put this affirmative entitlement rule to rest for the remainder of 2016.

  55. kevo95 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:14 PM

    First thing is to get rid of the clown Manzeil

  56. jpaq68 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:14 PM

    It doesn’t matter who they hire, the Brown will continue to hold a monopoly on the manufacturing of NFL sadness until Jimmy Hasslam either sells or is forced to sell the team.

  57. whodey83 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:15 PM

    And the mediocre, it’s ok to suck in every big game acceptedness continues. I hate mike brown and I hate Marvin Lewis. Please, somebody in that organization wake the F up

  58. pamperpro says: Jan 13, 2016 1:15 PM

    He didn’t want to be part of that whiner trash. Good for him!

  59. jpaq68 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:15 PM

    I sure hope the Browns drove a dump truck full of money up to his front door.

  60. jimmysee says: Jan 13, 2016 1:15 PM

    Coaching the Raiders and then the Browns is like visiting Rancho Cucamonga and Mobile and saying you’ve seen the world.

  61. brenenostler says: Jan 13, 2016 1:16 PM

    Wait I thought he was in NY meeting with the Giants today??

  62. contender21open says: Jan 13, 2016 1:17 PM

    sewalters79 says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    Hire Pettine as the DC, no joke the players like him and he’s a very good Defensive guy.
    =============================

    Demotions, within the same team, don’t work well in the NFL. See Dan Campbell, he’ll excel elsewhere due to the Phins incompetence.

  63. justintuckrule says: Jan 13, 2016 1:17 PM

    Proves he’s not Giants’ material.

  64. bensstinkyfingers says: Jan 13, 2016 1:18 PM

    Great hire for the browns. Hue should bring some legitimacy back to the franchise. Being well liked around the league by players, should also help with free agency acquisitions. Keeping him in AFC North also will be a huge benefit to the the browns, since he knows the opposition well. Gotta give Haslam some props for targeting his coach and getting this deal done quickly. Things might be looking up browns fans.

  65. theghostofberniekosar says: Jan 13, 2016 1:18 PM

    This is a win for fans who hoped for a respected coach with prior HC experience.

    It’s also a win for Tennessee billionaires who are totally stoked about hiring a right-hand man named Huge Action. YEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAW!

  66. cymbaline6 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:18 PM

    I think it was a big mistake on Hue’s part. The Browns will probably combine for 10 wins over the next two years – because that’s where their roster is right now – and Haslam will get impatient and fire everyone again.

    I’m not sure who said it first, but you only get two shots at being a head coach in the NFL if your first one isn’t a success. Picking the modern-day Browns for your second shot is not a good bet.

  67. samoanjungle says: Jan 13, 2016 1:18 PM

    Wow, that’s like career suicide

  68. metalman5150 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:18 PM

    Good Hire.
    Food for thought:
    the last two coordinators to be hired and taken away from Cinci (Zimmer and Grunden) both won their division, this year.

  69. hawkey says: Jan 13, 2016 1:20 PM

    24mountaincreeks says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:03 PM
    ricko1112 says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:01 PM
    The problem is, they still have the same owner, GM, and no QB. Until those things change, the Browns will be the same ole Browns.

    They do not have the same GM, Farmer was canned.

    They also have the #2 and #32 picks. So one of those will be a QB.

  70. bujuman69 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:20 PM

    Sign the apocalypse is nigh: Coaching the Browns is thought of as a better job than the 49ers! Sad!

  71. brookseyboy says: Jan 13, 2016 1:21 PM

    Don’t worry, he will be available in a year or two

  72. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Jan 13, 2016 1:21 PM

    Remember when he was with the Raiders and we all thought he was certifiable? Yeah. Me too

  73. 1969mojo says: Jan 13, 2016 1:21 PM

    Had to be the end of the road for Johnny or Hue would not have taken the job.

  74. ed3557 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:22 PM

    As a Bengals fan, I’m sorry to see him go; I would have liked to have seen him promoted to HC here and move Marvin up the chain somewhere; but I’m skeptical that this is a very good fit, unless he has his eye on one of the college QBs that he’s in love with at #2 (which would be overdrafting for any of them, a Browns’ tradition); interesting dynamic there with Josh Gordon and Manziel’s situation; the whole scenario there is hard to sort out

  75. iamkillerfin says: Jan 13, 2016 1:22 PM

    PLENTY of work to do Hue!!! Trade out some of your talent & start from scratch best of luck!!!

  76. mrfrostyj says: Jan 13, 2016 1:22 PM

    So this is the first time in 3 tries that the headline in the Haslam area is “Browns finally get guy to say yes to head coaching job after everyone including janitorial staff turns them down.

    It’s amazing how much more attractive the Browns job is when you don’t have to look at Joe Banner anymore.

  77. iammrbinky says: Jan 13, 2016 1:22 PM

    Hope he understands baseball.

  78. PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES says: Jan 13, 2016 1:23 PM

    Breakingnews:…The Browns just fired Hue Jackson…………just practicing

  79. jerruhjones says: Jan 13, 2016 1:23 PM

    Suck it haters!

    Go Browns and welcome Hue!

    Haslam, give the guy some time to clean up your mess.

  80. mmack66 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:23 PM

    niners816 says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:07 PM

    howiehandles says:
    Jan 13, 2016 12:57 PM
    What a mighty fall for the 49ers, where the Brown’s job is a much more attractive option.
    ———-
    The Browns aren’t a more attractive option.
    ————————

    With the Browns, you pretty much know what to expect.

    The Santa Clara 49ers on the other hand, fired Harbaugh, who had taken them to multiple championship games and a Super Bowl, only to hire Tomsula, who was promptly fired after one season.

    Add to that a sketchy quarterback situation, and the fact that they lost virtually half of their team last off season, and you have a recipe for a log burning dumpster fire.

  81. Patch24680 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:24 PM

    Hue……don’t unpack. Leave everything you bring in the boxes! It’ll save you some time later on!

    NEXT…………………

  82. Centered00 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:25 PM

    As a Raider fan, I will say this.

    Let Hue “be Hue” and he will give you his very best and turn the culture around in Cleveland.

    He does have creepy fetish for getting manicure/pedicures on game day though. (True story)

    Other than that, CONGRATS CLEVELAND. You improved with this hire!

  83. MichaelEdits says: Jan 13, 2016 1:25 PM

    Why not? Dysfunctional franchises are nothing new to him.

  84. contender21open says: Jan 13, 2016 1:27 PM

    evermench says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:04 PM

    And with this hire the torch has been passed. My Niners are now the biggest joke in the league.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Nope, the Phins are. See Adam Gase.

  85. dalvar1001 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:27 PM

    You go Hue. One would think if you did a good job as a coordinator you would not get this job. Only one way to go up… Go get your pedi and get to work. You have less than 12 months to turn this thing around..

  86. davikes says: Jan 13, 2016 1:28 PM

    Does Hue get to hire the GM? Seems like a win get him, but hiring the coach before the GM also seems like a bad idea. For the sake of the Browns fans, I hope it works, but Haslam’s record as an owner isn’t so hot.

  87. jerry944 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:28 PM

    Good hire except why hire the coach b4 the gm?

  88. sbaltimore says: Jan 13, 2016 1:29 PM

    Best of luck. (I still think it would have been better for Hue if Lewis had been canned and he’d been promoted to be HC of the Bengals.)

  89. rhf123 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:29 PM

    They finally got one right. He’ll be amazing.

  90. coltcountrysteelerfan says: Jan 13, 2016 1:29 PM

    Maybe the guy just wants to stay in Ohio, but I don’t think he made the right choice…

  91. charliecharger says: Jan 13, 2016 1:30 PM

    Hue Jackson is a great coach. Usually going to Cleveland doesn’t sound too good, but look what those idiots in Cincinnati cost him. Just a bunch of bad character players who shoot themselves in the foot. Then there’s the 49ers. The San Francisco Bay Area is a beautiful place to live, except the York’s aren’t committed to winning. I think Haslam is committed. I don’t agree with everything he does, but at least he wants to win. And the Brown’s fans have been starving for years. They’ll love you if you win. They’re in position to draft a great QB too. That’s the key. They have to get this one right and everything else should take care of itself. So Hue Jackson better get some tape on Jared Goff, Paxton Lynch, and all the other QB prospects. For every Peyton Manning, there is a Ryan Leaf. For every Andrew Luck, there is an RGIII. The Browns hired a bunch of numbers guys and baseball guys, so Hue has to get this next QB right. Then Jimmy Haslam can be the next Bob Kraft, and Hue can be the next Belichick. That’s how important this draft is. I guess you could also find a Carson Palmer, but if there is a young franchise QB in this bunch, I’d grab him.

  92. caeser12 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:30 PM

    Good first step, on a very long journey.

    Congrats Cleveland fans, you deserve some good news, now if only you were getting new ownership.

  93. jm91rs says: Jan 13, 2016 1:30 PM

    Well bengals fans, the good news is that we’ll have hue back at OC in 3 years

  94. TS Johnson says: Jan 13, 2016 1:32 PM

    Where RG3 and Josh Gordon will reunite smh

    —–

    Actually this isn’t a bad idea. Pick up RG3 and draft a QB in the later rounds.

    He turns around the Browns AND resurrects RG3’s career and he will be a football GOD.

  95. mmack66 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:32 PM

    Rdog says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:10 PM

    Hue gotta be kidding me. The Browns should be the last team left after all the other teams have filled their head coach positions.
    ————————

    That will be the Santa Clara 49ers. Have you seen the size of that dumpster fire out there? I’ve heard that you can see the smoke from space.

  96. cmj0121 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:32 PM

    JANUARY 13 2018

    Browns Firing Hue Jackson

  97. worstfranchiseinprofessionalsports says: Jan 13, 2016 1:32 PM

    Perhaps Cleveland Browns have been viewed as the worst franchise in the NFL in recent years but the All Time worst franchise still is the Minnesota Vikings and last Sunday’s game was just the latest chapter in their futility.

  98. barneyrumble says: Jan 13, 2016 1:35 PM

    I do not often say this, but I think you have made a Smart Move Cleveland! Good on ya!

  99. mikerobo1026 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:35 PM

    The Over/Under on seasons spent with the Browns for Hue is set at 1.5 seasons. I will take the Under.

  100. DrSteveBrule says: Jan 13, 2016 1:36 PM

    Sam Bradford could make a lot of sense for them. Hell, even bringing Colt McCoy back. He’s a lot better now than he was before. This team really isn’t missing too many pieces. Draft well and bring in some good fit free agents.

  101. RegisHawk says: Jan 13, 2016 1:37 PM

    I hope he doesn’t bring the same dysfunction he had at Oakland to Cleveland.

  102. wiseone50 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:38 PM

    The more I hear about this guy the more I like the choice. He makes mediocre QB’s much better. He’s an offensive coach, which is so important to a team that rarely scores more than 17 points a game… I’m sick of defensive minded head coaches only.

  103. Marshawn Lunch says: Jan 13, 2016 1:39 PM

    It’s okay. Hue will be the coordinator for a different team in 2 years.

  104. theclebrowns says: Jan 13, 2016 1:39 PM

    yyc2phx says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:07 PM
    This is a good hire… However hiring a coach before the general manager in is in place is a recipe for disaster…Can they not do anything right
    ======================================

    Carolina did it…but you’re right, they did lose a game this year sooo… yeah…..disaster.

  105. r8rstacey30 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:40 PM

    Congrats, Hue. Hopefully, the Browns show some patience and they’ll have found the right coach. As a Raider fan, I’ve seen him take an offense that was dead-last in the NFL to doubling their scoring average(with virtually the same personnel), getting a near-1,000 yd season from Darrius Heyward-Bey, the best football of Darren McFadden’s career, and I’ve always felt one of the biggest mistakes ever was firing him as HC. While I do like Jack Del Rio, I wonder what Hue could do with Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, and company, with the Raiders also now having much better defensive talent. Good coup for the Browns fans, you have yourself a fine football coach, IMO.

  106. dirtysouthironmen says: Jan 13, 2016 1:42 PM

    This just seems like a great fit. Hope he turns it around as the factory of sadness joke is getting a little stale.

  107. mightyminnie31topdawg29 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:42 PM

    I’m not sure why an offensive-oriented head coach would turn down the opportunity to potentially coach Eli and OBJ in the biggest market in the United States… but I am certainly glad he did. Let’s welcome Hue to the Dawg Pound!

  108. elimanningup says: Jan 13, 2016 1:44 PM

    Giants dodged a bullet. Thanks Browns!!!

  109. realityonetwo says: Jan 13, 2016 1:44 PM

    Hue, then cry.

  110. rainponcho87 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:46 PM

    York and Baalke thought treating a respected coach like dirt wouldn’t hurt them but they were wrong. I think Hue made the right choice and I am a 49ers fan. The 49ers job isn’t that attractive; dysfunctional front office, clueless man/child owner, no quarterback, years of bad drafting, and unrealistic expectations based upon a receding legacy of Super Bowl wins. Our only hope is that Jed failures lead them to selling the team.

  111. baddegg says: Jan 13, 2016 1:47 PM

    Well. there goes Hue’s promising career…

  112. badmoonrison says: Jan 13, 2016 1:49 PM

    Good choice by the Browns. They got the best candidate available. Maybe there’s hope yet for that franchise. And as for the Niners, you shouldn’t have let him slip out of your hands. Looks like more 3-13 seasons in your future.

  113. a1b24312 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:49 PM

    It’s a good hire but I worry about the dysfunction there for Jackson’s sake. It may be Hue…then cry, as realityonetwo suggested.

    Will never understand why Philadelphia didn’t interview this guy. But I realize they want to remain insular.

    Giants just got stiffed here. Unless they get a big name, guess they will wind up marginal.

  114. root4cleveland says: Jan 13, 2016 1:52 PM

    Third head-coaching hire by Haslam in as many years…

    If I’m Jackson have have written into my contract: any dismissal from head coaching duties prior to the expiration of the signed contract transfers majority ownership of the franchise to myself.

  115. mrfrostyj says: Jan 13, 2016 1:52 PM

    ricko1112 says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:01 PM

    The problem is, they still have the same owner, GM, and no QB. Until those things change, the Browns will be the same ole Browns.
    ——————————————————-

    Actually Hue will be helping to pick the GM and the Browns have two first round picks in the draft.

  116. bksk07 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:54 PM

    Sweet patriots keep their DC

  117. 23rdusernameused says: Jan 13, 2016 1:54 PM

    now get rid of cokeball johnny and you’re starting off right!

  118. liongator says: Jan 13, 2016 1:56 PM

    a players coach to enable Gordon and Manziel?

    sounds about right.

  119. guadalahonky says: Jan 13, 2016 1:57 PM

    Best hire Haslam has made to date.

    Hue Jackson should be recognized for the job that he has done in developing Andy Dalton and getting A.J. McCarron ready to play. He’s done a superb job.

    Hue is going to be able to pick his own QB with the #2 overall pick and he’s going to develop Memphis QB Paxton Lynch into a Top Ten pro QB.

  120. brownsclown says: Jan 13, 2016 1:58 PM

    What a shocking development. A move by Cleveland that makes sense. Is the world ending? Will I win tonight’s Powerball? Seems like anything is possible!

  121. araidersfan says: Jan 13, 2016 1:58 PM

    Cue the thumbs-down on this post but I said 2 years ago that any team drafting Manziel would be making a terrible mistake…and I was correct. And I am saying the same thing about Hue Jackson (with knowledge of him as former HC of my team). He’s a nut-job who wreaks havoc on a team if he gets the chance to grab roster power. And he’s as much (if not more) of an egotistical loudmouth as Rex Ryan.

    So my condolences again to fans of the Cleveland Browns.

  122. rickybobbie says: Jan 13, 2016 1:59 PM

    Hue has a very big bank account and even bigger task in front of him.

    He does not care if he is fired in two years, he is laughing all the way to the bank.

    Haslam overpaid but had to. He hires a coach before a GM. Just a matter of time before Hue’s ego gets in the way and Haslam is starting all over again. History will repeat itself!!

  123. scoobyscraps says: Jan 13, 2016 2:01 PM

    Now wait for the trade talks…AJ McCarron to the Browns.

  124. conormacleod says: Jan 13, 2016 2:02 PM

    Even if the choices were “Browns Head Coach” or “Unemployment”, I would still have to think on that decision a while.

    Why would anybody that has other choices agree to become the Browns head coach? Why???

  125. baldbuc says: Jan 13, 2016 2:02 PM

    There “Hue” go!

  126. scchamil says: Jan 13, 2016 2:07 PM

    Good hire… will miss him in Cincy.

  127. kingpel says: Jan 13, 2016 2:08 PM

    Now give the man three or four years to get it right!

  128. kevpft says: Jan 13, 2016 2:08 PM

    Kind of bizarre that all that success with Cincy, which shot him right to the top of the available coaching pool, only landed him the least-prestigious job available.

    You have to figure he’ll get a lot of control, at the least, but with no star QBs on the horizon and tons of talent elsewhere in the division for at least the next few years, it looks like a pretty thankless job for a while, maybe a long while.

  129. fttssm says: Jan 13, 2016 2:10 PM

    No Brainer here, Cincinnati has a Horseshoe Casino, Cleveland has a Horseshoe Casino. Carry over comps won this deal.

  130. firecracker87 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:12 PM

    What they should do is rename the team to the Cleveland Bulldogs, put bulldog on the helmet, and git rid of those girly uni’s. That’ll make all the difference in the world.

  131. mrdot1 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:13 PM

    Good hire for the Browns. Good-bye Johnny.

  132. jbaxt says: Jan 13, 2016 2:13 PM

    Wow, poor guy “got” to coach the 2 worst teams in league history. The Browns and Raiders.

  133. liongator says: Jan 13, 2016 2:18 PM

    He had two RB’s that are better than anything on the Browns in Hill and Bernard, still couldn’t do much in the run game. And with Hill having fumble problems this year, in the playoff game with the lead Hue hands it off to Hill instead of Bernard…and Hill fumbles, gives the game to Pittsburgh. Dumb.

  134. seabassfan says: Jan 13, 2016 2:20 PM

    Now, they can trade their #1 draft choice for Andy Dalton. It’ll be like deja vu all over again.

    Insert AJ McCarron instead of Dalton and you’re probably right.

  135. ballboy48 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:21 PM

    Very good hire for the Browns. The same old Browns would’ve been to hire Adam Gase, because it was a “splashy” hire. Gase also had the benefit of working with a Hall Of Fame QB that basically ran his own offense. Cleveland didn’t bite the bullet and hired a well regarded coach, in Hue Jackson, that once had Pryor as his QB. The guy will make Cleveland relevant again.

  136. ronarch13 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:22 PM

    Jimmy, I don’t know if what you are doing will work, but you appear to be learning.

  137. rutchaser says: Jan 13, 2016 2:24 PM

    Another great replacement option for Marvin Lewis is now gone. We are going to be stuck with Marvin until I die and I’m probably 20 years younger than him.

  138. reprob8 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:28 PM

    First the Raiders, now the Browns?:-/

    Congrats & condolences, Hue…I wish you all the best.

  139. NCWhoDey says: Jan 13, 2016 2:28 PM

    Congratulations Hue! Very sorry to see him leave Cincy, but will always be a fan of Hue.

  140. mandings36 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:29 PM

    dang it, I can’t lol the browns on this one — good hire

  141. jgedgar70 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:31 PM

    iammrbinky says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:22 PM
    Hope he understands baseball.
    _____
    He doesn’t have to be an expert. They already hired Jonah Hill. All they have to do is get Brad Pitt and they’re off and running.

  142. arwiv says: Jan 13, 2016 2:32 PM

    Im surprised he didnt meet with the Giants but in the end he knew he wasnt getting the control there that he will be in Cleveland. If that was his main focus than I cant argue with his decision. Hopefully he’s given more of a chance than the last 4 guys.

  143. liongator says: Jan 13, 2016 2:38 PM

    They managed to find the only guy with experience at getting fired after one year as head coach. Well, other than Chudzinski that is.

  144. mikeed575 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:39 PM

    Looks we lose to Cleveland AGAIN! What a joke! Ballke is the real problem this loser has to go before we can get a good coach!

  145. gofish721 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:40 PM

    Hopefully he will help them improve on their dismal drafting record. I saw where he said Johnny FB must go and it seems the team is agreeing. Good first personnel move coach! He should’ve requested the owner go too…

  146. kcflake says: Jan 13, 2016 2:45 PM

    I think Hue Jackson is a great coach, but it will take God himself to turn around the Browns. I;m surprised he picked the Browns with all the other openings out there.

  147. summitmech says: Jan 13, 2016 2:46 PM

    Good luck Browns. Hope to see you reach the playoffs soon and get that win you (and not Boston) deserved.

    -A Vikings fan

  148. icebowler says: Jan 13, 2016 2:48 PM

    If the Chicago Cubs can be turned around, anything is possible. Whoever does it with the Cleveland Browns will own that city.

  149. seahawks80 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:53 PM

    The search is already underway for Jackson’s replacement

  150. kwjsb says: Jan 13, 2016 2:53 PM

    Good hire…… but if they don’t give him 5 years and draft playmakers it won’t make a difference….. Paul Brown, Bill Walsh or Bill Belichick couldn’t win with what Ray has been drafting

  151. imsorryyoufeelthatway7 says: Jan 13, 2016 2:55 PM

    Hue was a great OC in Cincy and while I’m sorry to see him go. I wish him all the best of luck in Cleveland. I know it’s fun to smack talk the Browns, but they got it right this time.

  152. tindeaux says: Jan 13, 2016 2:58 PM

    any coach comes to Cleveland is expected to be fired in 2-3 years period.

  153. bordner says: Jan 13, 2016 3:00 PM

    howiehandles says:
    Jan 13, 2016 12:57 PM

    What a mighty fall for the 49ers, where the Brown’s job is a much more attractive option.

    —————————————————-

    “Huesgotitbetterthanus?!!”

  154. pats74 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:01 PM

    Good luck Browns….the city of Cleveland and its fans deserve a winning football team.

  155. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 13, 2016 3:01 PM

    The right Hue for the Browns.

  156. jonwill57 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:04 PM

    Hello Jerrah Jones? Yes, this is Mr. Haslem and we’d like to offer to you our first round pick from 2 years ago for your first round pick this year! Yes, that’s Johnny Manziel…we can have him there within the hour…in fact, look out your window, we’re in the stretch limo, waving at you.

  157. pioniere says: Jan 13, 2016 3:04 PM

    Hue Jackson is a fool for taking this job.

    The Factory of Sadness machinery chews up and spits out everyone who works there.

  158. jonwill57 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:05 PM

    Hue Jackson must be a man that loves challenges…the more difficult, the better for him.
    Here’s hoping he gets more than 2 years.

  159. doggeatdogg says: Jan 13, 2016 3:07 PM

    It sounds like Hue wanted the Browns all along. Good thing Miami didn’t wait on him. Good luck to him in Cleveland.

  160. ohand16 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:08 PM

    This hiring alone puts Cleveland light years ahead of Buffalo.

  161. unitas19 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:08 PM

    Congratulations Browns-Jackson’s a quality guy and coach.Get a competent GM who can draft and you could be in the mix in a couple years.

  162. a1b24312 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:10 PM

    One wonders why Brown let him interviews with the Browns. He could have blocked that.

  163. thefavorite77 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:15 PM

    Wanted him out of the AFC North… thankfully if anyone can under mine a quality coach it’s the Browns!

    Sucks for the Bengals and I couldn’t be happier about that!

  164. jhonnyklassik says: Jan 13, 2016 3:17 PM

    Hue nust not want to be a head coach for a long period of time.. browns was the worst team to go to out of all the teams needing a coach

  165. phillyphanatic77 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:26 PM

    Cleveland ABSOLUTELY has to start giving head coaches more than a year or two to succeed. There has been essentially no improvement by the franchise since its re-inception and that can mostly be attributed to an amazing amount of turnover. Maybe things wouldn’t be different if all the coaches got more time but it probably could have helped slightly.

  166. haslamdrinkshisownpee says: Jan 13, 2016 3:40 PM

    Due to the fact that Hue has head coaching experience, Jimmy has shortened the leash to 48 hours to turn this thing around. Good luck. Clock starts now.

  167. bam5239 says: Jan 13, 2016 4:30 PM

    It’s a good move but the fan and ownership need to have the expectation of year r being the first winning season. 3 coaches in 5 years means 3 different kind of players for 3 different schemes. It will take that long just to get the guys you need to run his system. This year would be good to pick up a QB/WR combo like cincy did. They have a LT, center, TE, and No. 1 WR; another WR and RB should allow any young QB to thrive. Then start building the D and rounding out the OLine.

    It can’t be done with free agency (notice how every free agency winner is at home now) and drafting takes time. 41 roster spots and 7 draft picks a year, have to give him at least four years to get the right roster.

  168. marcg1957 says: Jan 13, 2016 4:39 PM

    WTF!!!! That’s a career ending move by Jackson. He should have waited for other offers.

  169. realityonetwo says: Jan 13, 2016 4:53 PM

    charliecharger says:
    Jan 13, 2016 1:30 PM

    Hue Jackson is a great coach.

    —-

    He’s 50, and he has one year of head coaching experience and that was on an interim basis. How “great” can he be?

  170. kfoyo808 says: Jan 13, 2016 6:03 PM

    Vance Joseph should be his D coordinator. Knows him, coached with him, Denver already wanted to hire him last year.

  171. GrantRodgers says: Jan 13, 2016 7:26 PM

    Winning isn’t everything. Hue Jackson choosing Cleveland over SF is the only thing. Something like that.

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