Hue Jackson is safe, according to Sashi Brown

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The Browns have lost 10 games in a row, and they’re staring at a winless season. Apparently, coach Hue Jackson will be back for 2017, even if the Browns join the Lions as the only teams in league history to go 0-16.

We want a team of people that are going to be here for a long time,” executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown told a small group of reporters on Monday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The quote appears after a characterization from Cabot that Brown said Jackson is safe. But there’s no quote from Brown that Jackson is safe, even if the Browns lose their next six games.

Even if Brown said it, would it matter? If the Browns go 0-16, only two people will decide whether significant changes are made: Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam. Surely, they prefer not to make decisions about hypotheticals that may never come to pass, especially since they hope just as surely that 0-16 will never come to pass.

Only if/when it does will the question of Jackson’s job security become relevant. At that time, everyone who doesn’t own the team will be spending a day or two worrying about whether fan and media reaction to one of the most humiliating seasons in league history — and definitely the low-water mark for the Factory of Sadness — will compel the Haslams to once again retreat to square one.

Which means that no one will be safe, at least not until ownership decides after 0-16 happens that the Browns will stay the course.

21 responses to “Hue Jackson is safe, according to Sashi Brown

  1. I’m surprised Haslam has lasted this long without blowing things up. One thing to say we will stay the course, build a winner, in for the long haul etc etc… but when the owner sees everyone in the building cashing his checks while he is looking at 0-16 and becoming even more of a laughingstock (if that’s possible), you better believe change is a-comin’ AGAIN

  2. I think its safe to say that the browns have the 32nd most desired head coaching job in the league. ALL of them fail, hard. Kind of makes you think the issues go beyond the head coach…

  3. If the deciding factor in staying the course is one or two wins that doesn’t say much for the decision process. Hoping a coach can make chicken salad out of chicken bleep is one thing, firing him when he doesn’t is another. From a reward standpoint winning a game before the one win Niners win another one is not worth losing out on the top draft pick. Wasn’t anyone paying attention when the Colts managed their winning expectations around what the other teams ‘vying’ for the top pick did?

  4. That’s what BB says. Some owners are impatient. It needs a few year to build a team. They got rid of BB. I’m glad they did, because he ended up with the Patriots. I still think BB has a soft spot for the Browns. Maybe he’ll ship another good one to them, to our detriment.

  5. The Browns are LUCKY to have Jackson.

    My wife’s family is from Ohio and are Browns fans, so I pull for them.

    Hue needs at least 3 full seasons and for the Browns to draft well.

    Drafting well is the hard part.

    I wish them luck.

    Carry on.

    Go Raiders

  6. If people haven’t learned by now, it doesn’t matter when you pick, it matters how well you evaluate talent. In the last draft, the Browns could have had Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, and much more. They could have traded back a couple slots and gotten Elliott in the first round, plus picked up a couple extra picks. They could have gotten Prescott in the third round, and still had many, many more picks. But their brain trust decided to go after RG3 instead, and some WR in the first round. I thought they came away with 3 or 4 good picks out of 14. That doesn’t cut it. Now they’re winless. I don’t know how much B.S. Jimmy Haslam is willing to listen to, but these Harvard guys don’t have a clue about drafting and building an NFL roster. I’m not against smart guys, and I love baseball. Heck, John Elway played baseball at Stanford. He’s doing a great job. But he has a background in football. I’m not sure Jimmy Haslam has a clue. He hired a baseball guy to run a football team. Hang in there Browns’ fans. This isn’t looking too good.

  7. Again, what is Jackson supposed to do with what he’s been provided? He has nothing. Any coach would need way more than a year to fix this mess. Not like this was a super bowl caliber team he drove into the ground.

  8. fumblenuts says:
    Nov 14, 2016 5:44 PM
    You need to give the man at least 4-5 years for a COMPLETE rebuild like the Browns.

    4-5 years before he can coach the team to lineup in the proper formation out of timeouts?

  9. If they fire another guy after 1 year, without giving him any talent or any chance to get things going, I wonder if anyone will even want the job next year. They’d have to be scraping the bottom of the barrel of has-beens and very desperate dudes.

  10. So… check me here:
    Hue is safe based on the word of the no-experience-in-the-NFL guy who is running a money ball experiment in the NFL. This guy doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows spread sheets.

  11. Five more years of this and the NFL will be stocked with players developed by the Browns, only they’ll be wearing other team’s colors.

    But hey, Dee will probably tire of the uniforms and colors, and make another change….just fabulous darlings.

  12. I love how everyone gives Haslam a pass. He has instructed his front offices to not spend on players. Thus they have been in the bottom six in salary cap spending every year he has owned the team. Haslam swaps out front offices annually, yet the Browns fans reward him with sellouts. Browns fans want change, boycott the games until they spend on talent. Think the Cavs won the title simply on talent?! No, they outspent all the other teams on their players. Wake up Browns fans.

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