Browns Coach Hue Jackson knows what Browns fans have been through, and he knows external expectations for his team weren’t high even before last week’s 29-10 loss to the Eagles.
Jackson isn’t just promising better. He said during his press conference Wednesday that, eventually, the Browns will win a championship.
Like, an actual championship. He actually said it.
“I don’t know if there’s going to be a ton of struggle before there’s a ton of great times, but I don’t worry about people not being happy right now,” Jackson said. “I’m going to do the best job I can with our staff and these players and we’re going to keep working at it.
“My point is eventually they will love me because we’re going to win. We’re going to win a championship here for the Cleveland Browns.”
The Browns last avoided a last-place finish in 2010 and last had a winning record in 2007.
Jackson isn’t fazed by all that. He said he “didn’t come here to be average” and though he didn’t promise an instant turnaround, he’s not wavering from his belief.
“The fans might not like me for a while, but they’re going to love me here pretty soon,” he said. “That’s OK. Eventually they will love me. I promise you that, because I do plan on winning here and I do get it. I know with every loss there’s another dagger that drags you down another few feet deeper.
“That’s OK. I’ve been there before. I’m a fighter. We’re going to get back up and we’re going to keep swinging. We’re going to be fine.”