Wide receiver Corey Coleman’s broken hand is the latest calamity to befall the Cleveland Browns this season and the latest in a long list of problems the organization has been dealing with long before they hired Hue Jackson as their head coach.
Jackson won’t let Coleman’s injury or any of the other things that have gone wrong for the team in the short time he’s been part of the organization get him down, however. Jackson admitted it’s tough to start three quarterbacks in the first three weeks of the season, but said injuries are “part of this thing called football.”
“This organization depends on me having a positive outlook … I’ve seen this before,” Jackson said, via Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan.
It feels like everyone who has been associated with the Browns since their return to the league has seen something like this before and none of them have been able to navigate it well enough to steer the team back to calmer waters. If there’s a plus for Jackson’s chances of faring better, it’s that expectations were low enough for the Browns coming into the season that you might as well weather as many storms as you can now in hopes that the experience lays the foundation for better things in 2017 and beyond.