Hue Jackson’s record ranks 218th of 219 coaches in NFL history

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If you are what your record says you are, Hue Jackson is the second-worst coach in NFL history.

The Browns’ loss today drops Jackson to 11-44-1 as an NFL head coach: 8-8 in Oakland and 3-36-1 in Cleveland. That’s a winning percentage of .205.

How bad is that? There have been 219 coaches in NFL history who coached at least 40 games in their career. Jackson ranks 218th in career winning percentage.

The only coach who was worse was Bert Bell, who led the Eagles to a record of 10-46-2 (.179) from 1936 to 1941. And Bell couldn’t be fired because he was also the owner of the Eagles.

Jackson doesn’t have that luxury. Soon, Jimmy Haslam is going to have to make a decision about the direction of his franchise. When your coach has won only three games and he’s in the middle of his third season, it’s past time to ask hard questions about whether you need to replace him.

55 responses to “Hue Jackson’s record ranks 218th of 219 coaches in NFL history

  1. Hue is not a quality HC he proves it week after after week. Get rid of him and let Haley take the reigns.

  2. Fire him before Midnight!! Tell Haley he’s next if he doesn’t get the job done on offense. Trade for a WR tomorrow and please do something about that horrendous O Line!

  3. Today. He needs to make the decision today although putting Haley in as interim isn’t exactly a step up…..

  4. Bell also had alot of players gone to war, he also became one of the most influential people in nfl history

  5. Bert Bell later served as Commissioner of the NFL for 14 years, so Mr Jackson has something to look forward to.

  6. “Bell also had alot of players gone to war, he also became one of the most influential people in nfl history”

    I’m not questioning his influence but he coached from 1936 to 1941. Pearl Harbor was Dec. 7, 1941 so basically his career ended before WW II. Also, wouldn’t every other coach also have lost players to the war?

  7. So you have a HC who wants to be OC, and you want to fire him to make your OC the HC. What am I missing?

  8. The last 2 years have been sucking on purpose to get cap room and draft picks. They are trying to be competitive now and are competitive. Changing again, now that there is a positive swing, would hurt. I would give one more year.

  9. I told you Browns’ fans were being melodramatic when they said he’s “the worst coach ever”.

  10. Hue HAS to have some dirt on Haslam, like pictures or a recording or something. No way you keep your job with that record.
    If he isnt fired this week then there must be some blackmail going on. Too much talent on that team to be losing now.

  11. Greg Williams or Todd Haley. One of those 2 fill in for the rest of the season. Then clean house and bring in a new coaching staff.

  12. dogballssite says:
    Rod Rust went 1 – 15 in 1990 with the Patriots, a winning pct of 0.0625. Does he not count?

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    You obviously missed this: “There have been 219 coaches in NFL history who coached at least 40 games in their career.”
    16 games is less than 40 games. See how that works?

  13. I want the Browns to be successful but I am done with Hue Jackson. I’ve been a supporter of his but between this dysfunctional team that clearly lacks discipline and Hue’s recent comments he needs to be fired. Much as I would love the Steelers to lose a Brown’s victory likely only delays the inevitable. Hue needs to go, make Haley the interim and then go into the coaching market with a team with a lot of talent and potentially with their franchise QB.

    Fire Hue now!!!

  14. dogballssite says:
    October 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Rod Rust went 1 – 15 in 1990 with the Patriots, a winning pct of 0.0625. Does he not count?
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    “coaches in NFL history who coached at least 40 games…”

    So no, he doesn’t count.

  15. dustydad says:
    October 28, 2018 at 7:22 pm
    And how does Haslam rank as an owner. He has the ultimate decision to change the course,but for some reason he hasn’t.

    and that’s becuase haslam is a con man. sort of like the trump administration and the reupublican cronies.

  16. bartpkelly says:
    October 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    The last 2 years have been sucking on purpose to get cap room and draft picks. They are trying to be competitive now and are competitive. Changing again, now that there is a positive swing, would hurt. I would give one more year.

    At this point this argument doesn’t work. Just face the facts, Hue Jackson is an awful HC and that record shows, tanking or no tanking he sucks

  17. Well, Hue does leave a little to be desired!!! He’s +1 on the worst ever!!! Why mess this up now? If I’m Jimmy Halslam and have a history of conning the trucking industry out of $millions… Let’s kneel down. Milk Cleveland for all this town it’s worth!!! Why would I care about the truck stops stealing rewards points off of the Teamsters Union??? Heck son, Art Model Rob this town off the mafia. The Teamsters still ain’t found Jimmy… Ta Daaaaaaa!!!!

  18. The circus that is the Browns seems to have been taken over by the clowns. Hue Jackson has never been a successful head coach; to assume he will suddenly morph into a competent HC is delusional. Hue has become legend for his political maneuvers that lay blame on everyone but him. Yet the owners of the Browns seem unable to come to grips with that reality.

    Haley is not the traditional answer for the Browns as his stints with the Jets, Bears, Cowboys, Cardinals, Chiefs, Steelers and Browns demonstrate. He is a magnificent offensive mind and coordinator with a highly abrasive personality which inevitably tears relationships within an organization apart. Yet he is a highly competent OC and would be a tremendous upgrade as a HC if a buffer could be found.

    Why not fire Hue, elevate Haley and hire Josh McCown as the assistant HC and QB coach to provide a buffer between the obviously talented Haley and the team? The politics would be gone and Mayfield would have the mentor he so obviously needs.

  19. While Hue Jackson hasn’t been great, he hasn’t been done any favors by coaching for the least successful organization in pro football (sorry Cleveland fans, you deserve better). No matter who coached that team, they were going to lose for a while before they began to win. Hue might not be the coach to lead them to their eventual success, but he has bourne the brunt of the current rebuild that actually looks like it may be successful in a couple of years. Until the roster and organization get right, someone has to be at the helm, and the HARDEST part of building a winning team is building a winning culture and an expectation to win. Cleveland definitely did not have that before, but it appears to be building now.

    Do not misunderstand me-I don’t think Jackson is a great head coach, but I also don’t think that the constant stream of negative press helps him or his team much either. It’s easy to sit back and criticize someone from afar without bearing any responsibility for taking the risks yourself (see, for instance, the people blaming Eli Manning for the Giants’ woes). I also remember how the media beat the drum incessantly for Jackson to be hired by someone after he got jobbed by the Raiders, and after his time in Cincy. I cannot throw PFT into that boat, as I do not know Florio’s stance on that at the time, but I know a lot of people criticizing now were people who were all for him getting another shot.

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