Adam Jones feels bad for Hue Jackson after thrashing Browns

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The Browns are in the business of accumulating assets for the future.

But after getting their present assets beat by the Bengals, Cincinnati cornerback Adam Jones said he felt sorry for Cleveland coach Hue Jackson.

“As people know I’m a fan of Coach Hue,” Jones said, via Zac Jackson of The Athletic. “I know you say they’re getting a lot of talent, but I don’t know. From watching today and watching film, I probably shouldn’t say this but it’s going to be hard to win with that group. I’m just saying all around football, I don’t know if Hue has enough to win.”

Jones grew close with Jackson when he worked for the Bengals as an assistant, and didn’t have much hope for his old friend given the current roster following a 31-7 game which wasn’t really that close.

“He only can get so much out of the group that he has,” Jones said. “I was with Hue when he was with us. He’s one of the guys that you would, . . .if we had to go to Iraq right now and he had to pick friends to go, I would [go with him] because I know what type of leader and person he is.”

The Bengals improved to 1-3 with the victory over the 0-4 Browns, so neither team has a great resume. But Jones clearly sees a big difference in talent.

31 responses to “Adam Jones feels bad for Hue Jackson after thrashing Browns

  1. Well after a quarter of the season it really looks like this year will be a cakewalk for the 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers to make it 14….

  2. BINGO….Garrett hasn’t played, but this has to be the worst set of wr’s in nfl history…Britt- whoever signed this guy- should be fired asap… 3 yrs 24 mill for that stiff….only in Believeland….and quit saying that o line is good….it stinks….Peppers was a reach- he stinks…kid from the U stinks…they stink every darn year….

  3. Accumulating talent right. 41 mil under the cap last season, almost 63 million under right now. How can they possibly compete when most of the teams are 12 mil or less under it. You cannot have a 51 million dollar budget gap and have any real chance of being competitive.

    Cleveland fans you are being scammed. Haslam conned millions from his Pilot FlyingJ customers and should be in jail. With that scam busted he had to find a new one and its the Cleveland Browns.

  4. laukkanen5 says:
    October 1, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    BINGO….Garrett hasn’t played, but this has to be the worst set of wr’s in nfl history…Britt- whoever signed this guy- should be fired asap… 3 yrs 24 mill for that stiff….only in Believeland….and quit saying that o line is good….it stinks….Peppers was a reach- he stinks…kid from the U stinks…they stink every darn year….

    You make a great point that not many people are willing to acknowledge considering how hard the national sports media rides Michigan’s jocks. Peppers was a huge reach as a first round pick. He’s not a very good db he had one interception in his entire college career including zero his senior year and he’s way too small to play linebacker in the NFL like he did sometimes in college. They would be smart to go the same route that was taken with the last overhyped Michigan product,Denard Robinson, and give him a try at running back

  5. Hue Jackson, future former Browns head coach. One in a long string of them. Maybe he was right to flip out in his last press conference with the Raiders, pleading with them not to can him. He must’ve known where he’d end up.

  6. Adam Jones is an average player on a bad football team, and he’s trying to call out another team…😂😂😂. That’s hilarious! The bengals stink, Marvin Lewis will be fired at the end of the year AND pacman will no longer be employed with them either, so we’ll see how coach Hue feels about him this offseason. Tell him to worry about all the plays he’s NOT making instead of worrying about a team that doesn’t sign his game check…just sayin 😒

  7. There’s been recent reports and more about Hue Jackson vs Sashi Brown.

    Browns cut decent-good players, sat on cap space, traded down, and the drafted players and replacements so far aren’t up to snuff. Remember the team spent a load of draft picks and cut or did not re-sign multiple receivers at the receiver positions.

    Sashiball’s approach in Haslam short term land always felt like the worst match.

  8. How many games do Cleveland have to lose before they realize Jackson is not a good coach. Cincinnati never won while he was there and now Cleveland will not win with Jackson. Sorry, incredibly over-rated due to his relationships with his past and current players. He probably is a great guy, but just not a good coach.

  9. They aren’t supposed to be good this year and aren’t going to be. They have a lot of young players that need to be developed. One more solid draft and over pay to get a few free agent starters and they will become competitive. Follow the Raiders model for rebuilding and hope they nail their draft picks

  10. willing to acknowledge considering how hard the national sports media rides Michigan’s jocks. Peppers was a huge reach as a first round pick. He’s not a very good db he had one interception in his entire college career including zero his senior year and he’s way too small to play linebacker in the NFL like he did sometimes in college. They would be smart to go the same route that was taken with the last overhyped Michigan product,Denard Robinson, and give him a try at runn

    No bias there right? People don’t ride Michigans jock bro.. yeah people said he was a great pick but it’s amazing how you turn this into a Michigan thing.. like MSU flocks the league with talent.
    That being said, remember when everyone said Kizer was gonna be a stud?

  11. Worst-case scenario: The Browns continue to suck, Hue Jackson eventually loses his job and eventually retires. He gets to spend more time with his family, with a comfortable amount of money to live on.
    Best-case scenario: For the rest of his life, Adam Jones stares into a mirror and sees Pacman Jones staring back at him. Based on his past behavior, we all know what other scenarios could play out for him.
    Game, set, match to Mr. Jackson.

  12. When Adam “Felony” Jones is feeling bad for you, things really are bad.

    We were missing 3 defensive players and we are missing an entire wide receiving core. It makes it hard to do anything meaningful.

    Still, I get the sense Hue is a hell of an offensive coordinator and a good guy. Give him more time to find out if he can do the rest. He needs players.

  13. Pacman is a heck of a player. Like him or not personally, he leaves it all out there on the field. This is not the Boy Scouts. The Browns are happy to have the youngest team in the league. They see a bright cheap future. But the other teams see a warning sign. Nobody wants the youngest team in the league. That just means you are going to lose a lot of games!!! Being such the team sport, players need time to play together and I mean years, ie. the offensive line. They should have kept more veterans this year and paid to keep some that were already on the team and have given them that second year in the system. And in no way should they have started Kiser on such a young team. That is inexperience leading inexperience. How are you supposed to even win this way-this is the NFL!!! A lot of QB’s don’t even make it to the SB until they are over 30 years old.

  14. Not a fan of Pacman Jones, but it’s good to see somebody speaking the truth. The Browns have had lots of extra draft choices recently but it doesn’t do any good to have extra choices unless you use those choices to select good players, and there sure haven’t been many indications that the guys the Browns have chosen in the past couple of years are any good. The tight end, Njoku, looks decent, but Garrett’s always hurt, Peppers doesn’t look good at all, and Kizer looks absolutely terrible. If I was Haslam I’d let his guys know that they’d better find some studs in the next draft or it’ll be time to let someone else start picking the players.

  15. It looks to me like the Browns ownership is just using the team to make a lot of money or they’re just very stupid. You can’t build a team with ALL young players and no quarterback. Hue Jackson is definently not the problem.

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