Hue Jackson doesn’t name Baker Mayfield the starter going forward

AP

Anyone and everyone who witnessed tonight’s game knows that the starting quarterback for the Browns from this point forward is and should be Baker Mayfield.

Everyone except coach Hue Jackson.

Via James Palmer of NFL Media, Jackson said that he needs to “watch the tape” before deciding on his starting quarterback for Week Four in Oakland.

Of course, there may be no decision to make. Tyrod Taylor exited the game on Thursday night with a concussion. If he’s not cleared by next Sunday, it will be Mayfield facing the Raiders and not Khalil Mack.

79 responses to “Hue Jackson doesn’t name Baker Mayfield the starter going forward

  1. Baker just doubled his win total over the last 2+ years and this is the thanks he gets. LOL

    JUST FIRE HUE RIGHT NOW!

    Yes Todd Haley sucks but it can’t be worse than Hue.

    Just based on the “I didn’t know my kicker was injured” thing alone, he could be fired with cause.

    This is crazy.

  2. Maybe the Browns finally made the right pick, Mayfield may very well be the best QB in this year’s draft, he looked good tonight, better than Dsrnold on the other side tonight. Hue Jackson has to make that statement post game, you can’t just bench your starter publicly 3 minutes after the football game but he must not care much about his job if he is going to actually play Tyrod over Mayfield.

  3. I watched the game, heck I watched every game so far and there’s no need to watch the tape I can see with my own eyes who the best quarterback for this team is. Dude is the truth, I’m sold! if we lose games, I’d rather lose with Baker than with Tyrod at least I know Baker will get better.

  4. I understand people like this guy as a person but cmon!! This guy should not be the head of a multi million dollar organization! Anyone who watched hard knocks or this game will surely understand my thoughts. He has no clue on how to run this team, they have plenty of talent on the roster. Average coaching should get them near 500. If you give them good coaching then they have a chance at the playoffs!! This is coming from a non Cleveland fan

  5. So you have 41 yards of offense from your placeholder QB in 2Qs and your 1st overall pick comes in and throws for 200 yards in 2Qs as a replacement, sparks your offense, ignites your crowd and leads you to your first win in 19 games and you aren’t sure whether you’ll start him???
    Yeah i would say the Browns won tonight in spite of Hue. To quote James Franco in ‘This is the end’

    “HE’S GOTS TO GO! HE’S GOTS TO GOOOOO”

  6. Oh c’mon Hue, we know who’s starting next week. I think Drew Bledsoe already consoled Tyrod on Twitter.

  7. Why would he tell the world before he gets a chance to talk to his players? There is a reason players and former players love him, as Joe Thomas said tonight.

  8. Browns are lucky that an injury to TT is going to make them realize what the rest of the football world already knows… Baker should be playing. The fact that they gave him 0 first team reps in training camp is just such a Browns thing to do.

  9. It is out of respect for Tyrod, yes Tyrod was terrible but you tell someone like this in private and not at a press conference while your starter has a concussion. I agree Baker will start but you do that within the organization. Not a press conference.

  10. The fact that Hue couldn’t see the obvious that Mayfield gave them a better chance to win from the get go is a serious indictment. I mean, seriously, Browns only barely lost first two games, the could be 3-0 right now if he had been able to see it.

    That he still can’t see it after tonight is just ludicrous. Yeah, he’ll look at tape and announce it sometime next week, as if to gain a competitive edge over next week’s opponent, right.

  11. I think Hue said that out of respect to tyrod, it would be insulting for tyrod to learn about his demotion on tv or twitter, instead of hue telling him face to face.

  12. Doesn’t have to, you ain’t putting that toothpaste back in the tube. He is the starter. He did the Favre draft photo and had a very similar introduction into the NFL.

  13. This guy is literally detrimental to the organization and has been for years but he still stays. It reminds me of some guy I work with who damages everything he touches yet he remains in the company. He must be a distant relative of Haslam or have some serious dirt on someone.

  14. Respect to Tyrod but that oline already made that decision for Hue, they chose who they wanted to block for tonight.

    Browns threw the kid to the fire and he came out unscathed, its his time to rock.

    Tyrod will always be timid with the football, he knows if he turns it over hes got almost 0 value. Hes probably up there with best backups in the league and can give you some clutch spot starts but hes proven who he is by this point.

  15. It’s going to be Baker, but Hue owes it to his players to let them know first and not just have a reporter put a MIC in Tyrod’s face and ask if he heard what the coach just said.

  16. Dude has a concussion and is liked in the locker room. Go ahead and kick when he is down and announce your new QB before you even talk with him. I see it as a classy move.

  17. Hugh being Hugh. Browns being brown. No big surprise here. That’s why they are the Browns. Baker was exceptional tonight. How can you not start him him next week?? Browns being brown. Good luck. I am happy for your win. Loved it!

  18. Baker was fun as hell to watch. And Hue is not a bad coach, give him this season – It’s pretty clear Baker is starting the D is pretty good…there might be a surprise playoff team in CLE!!!

  19. I think this is more just to take pressure off Baker.

    That and whoever they play next week will have to game plan for both.

    Hate Hue but that’s a smart move.

  20. If “No Clue Hue” doesn’t start Baker Mayfield the next game, he just may be hearing Oliver Cromwell’s words: “You have sat here too long for any good you are doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

  21. I’m trying to remember the last time any coach named a new starter for the next game immediately after a game was just played….It’s never happened. I know this is a microwave, instant reaction world we live in, but anyone expecting Jackson to name Mayfield next weeks starter Thursday night is a fool.

  22. Hue definitely can see what we all do. The problem is he either can’t, or won’t back down from his absolute back in early training camp that Mayfield will not start this season.

    Like an immature young hothead he thinks reversing a decision after learning a lot more information makes him weak, when the opposite is true.

    And like an immature hothead,the more information piles up that proves him wrong,the more he doubles down on it instead of fixing it.

    The only thing more destructive and self-defeating than an immature young hothead running a multimillion dollar organization is a middle-aged, should-be-mature hothead.

  23. Why??? Because he threw for zero touchdowns, ran for zero touchdowns, fumbled, AND… had a horrible would-be interception dropped?

    Yeah… everyone knows he “should” be starter.

    Anyone and everyone could see how either: The jets stopped playing defense OR the browns finally decided to start blocking up front. That was the only difference between the two halves.

    Keep pushing the storylines though. Can’t wait to see Mayfield against the Ravens in 2 weeks.

  24. I don’t think Tyrod Taylor even showed up for the game. He looked lost the whole night. Slow and inaccurate. He had at least 1 easy TD to Calloway which he severely under threw and then tried to blame Calloway.

    The Cleveland offense was unwatchable with him under center. The key to beating the blitz? The quick pass. I don’t think Taylor got one quick pass off.

    Mayfield will have his ups and downs but even his worst game has to be better than Tyrod Taylor.

  25. Agreed. This is about respect to his veteran qb. He’s not gonna bench him while the dude is still getting his concussed noggin checked out.

    Or could just Hue being a dummy as usual.

  26. Obviously out of respect to a veteran QB who got injured, he wasn’t going to name Mayfield the GOAT immediately after the game. He needs first team reps as well. Ever think the guy is a bit more savvy than that?

  27. “If he’s not cleared by next Sunday, it will be Mayfield facing the Raiders and not Khalil Mack.”

    And the Steelers will be playing the Bucs without Leveon Bell but the Raiders got 2 1st rounders for Mack and the Steelers will most likely get nothing at all fort Bell.

  28. Jackson’s answer amounted to “can you guys at least let my team enjoy their win and let me find out if Taylor is still alive before you ask me to make announcements for a game that’s a week and a half away?

    I don’t blame the media for asking but I do blame them for expecting an answer other than what they got from any coach.

  29. He needs to watch tape? Why? Did he watch the game? Tyrod the Terrible was, well, terrible. Mayfield came in and gave that offense an instant spark. His passes were accurate and he willed that team to win. I thought it was ridiculous to draft Mayfield #1 overall. It doesn’t look so ridiculous after all. What he did was nothing short of specatcular. If he’s not the starter next week then Hue needs to be fired. After the way Taylor played last night he should never see the field again.

  30. Listen we all know that Dorsey will be making that decision – probably already has – or another one Hue won’t like. Mayfield has a much better command of the offense, much better presence, and his personality alone says he is better for this team. He’ll get the start. But to Hue’s credit (and I’m starting to say this less and less) I’m not sure that 8 hours after the game when TT went out with a concussion would have been the classy thing to do.

    Want tape? Watch the game. Taylor – great week 2 but weeks 1 and 2…Put the new kid in.

  31. The question is, why not????? Mayfield is clearly the guy his teammates want to play the position. Tyrod Taylor is a nice guy, but he is just a backup QB. Mayfield should start next week and from now on.

  32. sherry4002 says:
    September 21, 2018 at 12:44 am
    I think Hue said that out of respect to tyrod, it would be insulting for tyrod to learn about his demotion on tv or twitter, instead of hue telling him face to face.

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    Taylor learned of his demotion when he watched Mayfield lead the team down for a score to end the 1st half

  33. Pretty much what any HC would say right after the game, but tell us more. Also, for people blaming Jackson for Mayfield getting a redshirt year, I’m pretty sure that that goes way beyond the coaching staff and is why Dorsey tried to trade for Alex Smith before getting Taylor. You see how that approach worked out in KC. Seems like you just like to bash this guy just because. He clearly had the worst roster in football the last two years and yet still nearly won quite a few games with it, and now that he’s got a real roster with real NFL people picking the talent, his team has taken two pre-season Super Bowl contenders to the wire and then won a game. The overcriticism is just weird at this point.

  34. campcouch says:
    September 21, 2018 at 6:52 am
    Obviously out of respect to a veteran QB who got injured, he wasn’t going to name Mayfield the GOAT immediately after the game. He needs first team reps as well. Ever think the guy is a bit more savvy than that?
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    What doe Hue Jackson have on his resume that would make you think he was savvy?

  35. mackcarrington says:
    September 21, 2018 at 3:24 am
    I’m trying to remember the last time any coach named a new starter for the next game immediately after a game was just played….It’s never happened.
    ———————-

    That’s because most teams don’t waffle on quarterbacks after every game. This is the main reason they have had 40 different starting quarterbacks since they got back into the league.

  36. If anything, I would be more convinced than ever if I ran the Browns that I needed to replace Jackson. Thanks to Dorsey’s infusion of young talent, the Browns will win some games in spite of Jackson being there, but certainly not because of him.

    He is not a leader. People may make fun of me for referencing Hard Knocks, but the fact is that HBO does its best to edit those shows to make the teams and coaches look good, and no amount of editing in the world could hide the fact that Jackson does not have the respect of the players or even his own assistant coaches. The man is not a leader of men, pure and simple. Both of his coordinators think he’s stupid and have no fear of confronting him or ignoring his wishes. Example one: Williams not admonishing his players for hitting QBs in practice. Example two: coaches openly mocking Jackson’s policy of sitting healthy players in practice. Example three: Haley starting Josh Gordon after being explicitly told not to by Jackson.

    Jackson got bailed out last night on two occasions. The Taylor injury, which got Mayfield into the game early enough to effect the result (Jackson probably would have waited until the game was out of reach), and the offsetting penalties after the terrible play call on the first attempted two point conversion, which set up the Mayfield conversion.

    And the press conference was a joke. Guy wins one game in two years, and he’s up there doing a Belichick impersonation, chiding the media for asking repeated questions about the QBs. As if there was ANYTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT.

    And for all the people saying “what we was he supposed to say”, how about something like this: “Congrats to Baker. We all saw how great he was. He has certainly put himself in position to start for this team, but I won’t make any announcement until later in the week”. Instead, he acted like he wasn’t even watching the game. His dumb answers were the REASON the questions wouldn’t stop. The media was in disbelief that he wouldn’t even acknowledge that the decision had pretty much been made for him by Mayfield’s play.

    It is not uncommon at all for companies on the rise to replace their leaders when they believe those leaders have reached their ceiling and they need new blood to grow. The Browns may win games, but they will not contend until they replace Jackson, who has been banging up against his ceiling for two years.

  37. C’mon people – of course Hugh knows Mayfield will start. He simply doesn’t want to tell the media first. He’ll do it the right way – he’ll tell Tyrod, he’ll tell Mayfield,and then he’ll tell the team.

    Then he’ll make it official. And that’s exactly the way it should be done.

  38. How is Hue not getting canned today? He’s been garbage for two years and was keeping the team from it’s best chance of winning until a concussion made the decision for him.

  39. Give the guy a break. He declined to name him on the spot out of respect to his current 1st string QB. It’s a professional courtesy. Of course Mayfield is going to start, regardless of Tyrod’s status. You know it. I know it. Hue Jackson knows it.

  40. For some reason, the offensive line started playing better with Baker in the lineup. They need to ride with him.

  41. It’s obviously due to his brilliant in game adjustments. It’s also obvious that neither Darnold or Mayfield aren’t ready. It’s just too soon for both of them.

  42. watermelon1 says:

    September 21, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Why??? Because he threw for zero touchdowns, ran for zero touchdowns, fumbled, AND… had a horrible would-be interception dropped?

    Yeah… everyone knows he “should” be starter.

    Anyone and everyone could see how either: The jets stopped playing defense OR the browns finally decided to start blocking up front. That was the only difference between the two halves.

    Keep pushing the storylines though. Can’t wait to see Mayfield against the Ravens in 2 weeks.
    ———————-
    Ahhhhh, poor baby’s upset his boy Turrod is garbage.. lol

  43. dirtysoufsavage says:

    September 21, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Why would he tell the world before he gets a chance to talk to his players? There is a reason players and former players love him, as Joe Thomas said tonight.
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    They love him because he punishes players acting badly by playing them in games.. lol

  44. Hue Jackson is 2-32, he doesn’t know how to win and if he was the HC of ANY OTHER team he’d have been F-I-R-E-D before the end of last season!!!

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