Hue Jackson tells Gregg Williams not to call players “stupid” in the media

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Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams told reporters after rookie Denzel Ward got hurt making a tackle that the injury was Ward’s fault because of the “stupid” way he tackles. Browns head coach Hue Jackson was not happy about that.

Jackson told reporters today that Williams needs to watch the way he talks about the Browns’ internal business publicly.

“Gregg does not get to do just what he wants to do. We will work through all of that. . . . We do not need to do all of that stuff in the media,” Jackson said.

This isn’t the first time there’s been tension on the Browns’ coaching staff. On Hard Knocks, offensive coordinator Todd Haley was shown taking issue with Jackson’s decision to give players days off during training camp, leading to a tense exchange.

With Jackson’s record as the Browns’ head coach at 1-31, any issues between Jackson and his assistants will be heavily scrutinized. If the Browns win this year, it will be easy to overlook any suggestions that he and his coordinators aren’t seeing eye-to-eye. If the Browns keep losing, problems on the coaching staff will be magnified.

105 responses to “Hue Jackson tells Gregg Williams not to call players “stupid” in the media

  1. Gregg “Bountygate” Williams is a dirtbag piece of trash so it isn’t a surprise he is talking out of turn. Hopefully Hue tells him to kick rocks. After that hopefully Haslam tells Hue to also kick rocks.

  2. Looks like the media darlings of the preseason are returning to form.

    Because, Cleveland.

  3. Jackson will be gone along with Williams. Jackson is just too soft & isn’t a good coach & Williams just likes to call all his players names & cuss at them. Great way to motivate them. Browns still a hot stinking mess

  4. It’s not a problem with the coaching staff. It’s a problem with Hue. Not a guy who should be captaining the ship.

  5. Stupid Huey has no room to talk. Even as bad a head coach as Williams won, he’s won nearly six times as often. There is only one person who is truly stupid. He’ll be gone by the end of the year.

  6. I don’t care about “bountygate”. That crap has always happened. So what. Regardless, Williams is just an overall punk with poor leadership skills.

  7. The whole crew is second rate. The HC is fortunate to have his job and both Coordinators the same. Haley ain’t no box of chocolates gang!!!! See what happens and more than likely clean house at seasons end.

  8. Hi,

    My teams have won 1 of the past 32 games.

    I am worried about coordinators calling those players ways of tackling “stupid”

    We need to protect their feelings.

    Sincerely,
    -Hue “Soon to be out of a job” Jackson

  9. One problem with this. Williams did not call Ward “stupid”, he said Ward has to quit tackling players in the stupid way he does. He was calling his tackling method stupid not Ward.

  10. You have to know the assistants just want to scream “YOU ARE 1-31. YOUR RESULTS SHOW THAT A LITERAL BLIND PERSON COULD GET MORE THAN 1 WIN IN 2 SEASONS”. Please let this come to fruition.

    Gregg Williams at least has a Super Bowl on his resume. What has Baby Huey ever done?

  11. Gee Hue, can we all share orange slices after practices together too? This is pathetic. Making sure that we protect the sensitivity of our millennial players who would rather quit a team or have some group protest if a coach gets tough on a guy is killing sports.

  12. Hue should fire Gregg Williams and hire Rex Ryan to be his new DC. I’ll say this for Rex…a very lousy head coach but if all he has to do is concern himself with the defense, he’s not a bad DC. Kind of like Wade Phillips except Wade was 10x better as a head coach than Rex.

  13. gregg williams is something else man. they used to call him the ‘evil genius’. if you can followi his rules and understand his concepts tho hes fiercely loyal to his players though

  14. like hue but after watching hard knocks…kinda easy to understand why they only won 1 game in 2 seasons

  15. This team will never be good no matter how many good players they sign/draft…. you can see the dysfunction and ineptitude just by watching hard knocks…. the hard working loyal fans of Cleveland deserve better

  16. Oh these poor 21st century players are soooooo sensitive!!! Williams was right — he did get hurt because of the stupid way he tackles.
    I’d give a lot to see these players today be snapped back in time to the 1960’s and see how they like playing for the coaches back then. They couldn’t handle it. They’ve been pampered and babied for so long, they’d break down and cry if they had to play for the coaches back then.

  17. finzfan49 says:
    August 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm
    Haley will be HC by week 6

    ==============================

    and he will be in a bar fight by week 11

  18. Gregg Williams is a tool and has always been one. He shouldn’t be allowed to coach in the NFL period.

  19. sometimes i almost think the patriots put in so much work not only to win super bowls, but to be exempt from having to do hard knocks.

  20. nyneal says:

    August 27, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Oh these poor 21st century players are soooooo sensitive!!! Williams was right — he did get hurt because of the stupid way he tackles.
    I’d give a lot to see these players today be snapped back in time to the 1960’s and see how they like playing for the coaches back then. They couldn’t handle it. They’ve been pampered and babied for so long, they’d break down and cry if they had to play for the coaches back then.
    =================================================
    Not only that, back in the 60s the players played both offense and defense…

  21. Gregg Williams will do what he wants…because he’s next in line to be the interim head coach. Hue will be fired sooner than later due to his utter incompetence, which has been on display in Hard Knocks.

  22. Hue is a great person, amazing position coach and a good OC. His style really does motivate players but it either doesn’t work as a HC or the loses have just damaged his ability to be a good HC.

    He’s made big mistakes like how he handled the rookie QB and he is often inconsistent on things. Poor choices for his staff too.

  23. There’s a reason why Todd Haley took this OC job, after 5 minutes with Hue he knew he would be head coach at some point this season

  24. After all this futility, how do the Browns have ownership, HC and both coordinators the most dysfunctional in all of sports? Doesn’t even matter who Dorsey drafts, it will be a waste of talent and ruin his career. It’s so bad, the league should step in.

  25. Hard Knocks has given a lot of insight into why the Browns were 0-16 last season. Hue Jackson is a buddy coach who has no idea what he is doing. Poor browns.

  26. thejetssuck2001 says:
    August 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    finzfan49 says:
    August 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm
    Haley will be HC by week 6

    ==============================

    and he will be in a bar fight by week 11

    ——————————

    and the problem with that is?

  27. Poor babies. If names cause them to go nuts, just think what a kick to the groin would do.
    Probably slap the kicker and go to mommy.
    Must remember the psyche of these 300 pound warriors is very fragile.
    Hue must be a PC fellow.
    HAHAHA

  28. Gregg Williams is still and idiot going all the way back to his New Orleans Saints days It may be time to fire him again.

  29. I’m sure Hue Jackson didn’t go out and personally recruit Williams and Haley the be his DC and OC. Both these coaches are quite a few bricks short of a load! Which make me wonder how much does Haslam really know about football and building winning a team.

    I’m not convinced Jackson is a good example of a head coach. Jackson may be better suited to be an OC. I know Williams and Haley aren’t HC material!

  30. Don’t worry about Hue though. A couple years on NFL Network and he’s a shoe in for the Hall of Fame. You know, can’t write the history of the league without him, bla, bla, bla etc. Lol

  31. So Tanya said he ain’t got no juice so…y’know. Girl goon bite. Noawww…what? Oh no he didn’t! Ah! Well that baby finna flee by time next Friday with my chick. Oh…yeah. No we tight. Gotta get through this weekend though, you know? Gone be lit especially when Ryan shows with his new side. Well put me in a cowboy suit and call me ranch dressing.

  32. I liked Hue Jackson as an OC but trying to change Gregg Williams approach to how he coaches defense is just silly. Why would you change something that has had such clear success over the years.

  33. There is no other team that would tolerate a HC coaching record of 1-31 except the Browns. Do what you’ve always done, get what you’ve always got. Very sad for a passionate fan base.

  34. Gregg is the bad guy in the linked article but now Hue Jackson is the bad guy in this article? STOP writing this crap. Next on NBC Hard Knocks

  35. thegreatgabbert says:
    August 27, 2018 at 6:38 pm
    Hue won’t sit back and have his players called stupid. He’s taking affirmative action.

    126 51 Rate This

    I don’t think Hue is a great coach or anything but man….and so many up votes? What’s with the racism on this site man? It’s always kinda soul crushing.

  36. Hugh Jacksons coddling of his players will be his doom –
    Gregg Williams tells it like it is – why should Hughs coaches be softies?
    I expected Hugh to be fired up & emotional for this season, showing some genuine intensity
    towards his players & coaches to not want a repeat of last years debacle!
    When you throw your DC under the bus like this it sends the message that the HC doesn’t
    want his coaches to coach & more worried about feelings getting hurt.

  37. For Haley or Williams to be considered worthy of a promotion to HC they have to significantly improve the performance of the team which in turn gives Hue job security. And as a players coach the team is unlikely to turn on him so a mid season firing is unlikely.
    The whole program is a mess

  38. Haley deserves the HC job. He made the Steelers offense what it is. Without him it’s just Big Belly Ben chucking ducks in the general vicinity of AB and hoping he catches it.

  39. Before Hue calls anyone “Stupid” he might want to look in the mirror 1st. How this guy has a job is any ones guess.

  40. dryzzt23 says:
    August 27, 2018 at 6:57 pm
    Is it wrong if some of the players ARE stupid?
    No, not at all.
    In fact, some of these players NEED to be put in their place.

    If you ever end up having managerial responsibilities you will very quickly notice that very few people respond well to being publicly shamed. At the very least, this is almost never the most effective way to get the desired change in behavior. This is even more true when the media is part of the equation. All that said, if the quote is all Williams said, that’s not really so bad and Jackson should have followed his advice and addressed him in private.

  41. Gregg Williams is an absolute joke show.

    Nice hair you clown. 60 year old men who dye their hair dirty blonde should be pointed and laughed at, like clowns. How can you respect a word that comes out of this fools mouth.

    I hope Myles Garrett punches this douche right in his fake face.

  42. Irony?

    Jackson told reporters today that Williams needs to watch the way he talks about the Browns’ internal business publicly.

  43. Ralph Wilson made the mistake of hiring Greg Williams as head coach of the Bills a ways back. His unprofessional personality lost him the locker room within a few weeks. Players wouldnt play for him and he was gone in 3 lousy unproductive years. Williams is a POS and should not be allowed to coach in the NFL after Bountygate.

  44. Gregg Williams needs to calm down and quit playing into the hard knocks Cameras..
    Some players can take it, some won’t. Hue is doing the right thing to talk about it publicly.

  45. youwillbecertain says:
    August 27, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    Greg is embarrassing himself on hard knocks, too much swearing, looking like he is trying too hard for the camera. Players going to start tuning him out.
    ——————————
    Maybe this is exactly who he really is and how he coaches.

  46. Gregg (2 “g’s”, lol) can’t do what he wants? Huue do you have any idea who you’re dealing with? Gregg with 2 G’s Williams is the most feared bounty Hunter in the Galaxy. And if ya don’t pipe down Huue, he’ll put a PRICE ON YOUR HEAD SO BIG you won’t be able to go near a populated star system again.

  47. Hue Jackson’s W/L record defines the stupidity of Jimmy Haslam in insisting on keeping him as Browns HC. Haslam is the worst owner in the NFL although Son-of-Al with my Raiders is right down there with him.

  48. In fairness to Gregg he wasn’t calling the player stupid. He was saying the way he tackles is stupid. That’s a big difference. It wasn’t personal.

  49. Cleveland will keep Hue as coach this year to ensure another TOP 10 Draft Pick! Then he’ll be gone, mission accomplished!

  50. Hmmmm, so if a players tackling technique is “stupid”, who’s at fault? Isn’t it a part of the coaching staff’s job, to teach technique, and if there is an issue, then to correct same?
    That said, I would lay the blame, for the “stupid” tackling squarely at the feet of the coaches. If anyone, in this is “stupid” I would have to say it’s the coaches.

  51. “with Jackson’s decision to give players days off during training camp”
    ******************************

    I mean c’mon, he’s got a record of 1-31 in the last 2 years, so apparently whatever he’s doing really works…

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