Pep Hamilton OK with not calling plays in Cleveland


Former Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, fired during the 2015 season, has landed on his feet in Cleveland. During games this year, he’ll be twiddling his thumbs, since coach Hue Jackson will be calling the plays.

“It’s not a drawback,” Hamilton told reporters regarding the situation on Thursday. “I want to win. I want to win this division, get to the playoffs and win some games, and ultimately, hoist the Lombardi. That’s what it’s all about. Personally, I don’t feel like — it’s not about me. I do know that for a fact. I do know that ultimately in order for us to have a chance to be successful, everybody has to be all in and support each other and ultimately support the head coach. I’m on board with whatever Coach wants to do.”

Hamilton has a knack for seeing the glass as half full; he even found the positive in getting fired by the Colts.

“I think it’s fortunate as a coach in the National Football League to be in a situation where you’re expected to win the World Championship, and ultimately, we didn’t get that done,” Hamilton said of his last stop.

The bar is much lower, at least for now, in Cleveland. But the owner in Cleveland is every bit as impatient as the one in Indy, if not more. If/when the Browns are ever considering a midseason coordinator change, however, Hamilton can’t be blamed this time for the playcalling.

9 responses to “Pep Hamilton OK with not calling plays in Cleveland

  1. He’ll still be calling plays in Cleveland.

    If Browns past history is any indicator, he’ll call them “lackluster”, “stupid”, and “hopeless”.

  2. The Browns, as it stands now is a COMPLETE dumpster fire. The owner needs to give Hue, Horton and Pep AT LEAST 5 years to get this team going in the right direction. Anything less just won’t matter….

  3. Don’t believe the quotes, they are just ‘spin.’ Reality is he is just happy to get HUGE paychecks for doing half of the job.

  4. Hue is such a creative play caller it would be ridiculous if he wasn’t calling plays, regardless who the OC is.
    Hue Jackson will transform the Browns into a winning franchise

  5. “I want to win. I want to win this division, get to the playoffs and win some games, and ultimately, hoist the Lombardi.”

    Well, Pep, you’re now in a division with the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens (with Flacco back) and Andrew Luck didn’t come along for the ride. I wouldn’t count on taking the division any time soon.

  6. hahahahaha how did he get another job? Better yet, how did his o-line coach get another job in the NFL or on any football team for that matter????????? Worst offensive line in the NFL last year (documented). Andrew luck is the happiest guy in the NFL now that he is rid that inept system and terrible coaching. Good staff??? Compared to what other NFL team?

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