Damarious Randall: Hue Jackson “needed” game ball

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Damarious Randall helped make sure his first prediction came true by making sure his second prediction came true.

The Browns safety told reporters earlier in the week that the Bengals are “getting their ass beat” if A.J. Green didn’t play. Green didn’t play. The Browns won.

Randall made three tackles, an interception and a pass breakup.

Randall told teammates on the sideline before his interception that he was going to present the ball to former Browns head coach Hue Jackson on the Bengals sideline.

“I said it to a couple guys on the sideline maybe two or three plays before that play happened,’’ Randall said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “And it happened, and I happened to be close to him on the sideline. I actually planned on having more than one pick, but I only had one.’’

Randall intercepted Andy Dalton with 9:09 remaining in the second quarter, going out of bounds in front of Jackson. He handed the ball to his former coach, who patted Randall on the helmet.

“That’s just something I always said I was going to do,’’ Randall said. “I never gave him one when he was with the Browns, so I felt he needed one.”

Randall, who is tied for the team lead with three picks, said he didn’t say anything to Jackson. Jackson told Randall, “Thank you for the ball.”

23 responses to “Damarious Randall: Hue Jackson “needed” game ball

  1. And they say hue has has a chance for head coach next year?! LOL! Not a very smart man, they’re just using him for inside info…

  2. Notice you seldom if ever see this kind of buffoonery from Belichick’s players? Somehow they seem to know better. Wonder why that is.

  3. I mean, I could see this being considered a classless move without his explanation. Seems to me like it was more respectful than anything else although like I said before, the optics look bad without explanation

  4. Class, we talkin’ bout class?

    If Wrecks Ryan knew how to win games, he would still be an NFL headcoach. And he is the no class posterboy…

  5. Hue Jackson may not be a great head coach but at least he has some class and knows how to behave like a professional. The Browns acted like stupid punks today.
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    I don’t think throwing the blame on everyone but himself on hue’s post firing media tour counts as “Classy”

  6. Hue showed much more class than the Browns did today and Baker showed he’s still an immature jerk. In case he wasn’t aware Hue didn’t leave by choice. I hoped Baker had grown up by now but I was wrong. It’s nice to win, but it’s better to win with class.

  7. ohio477034473 says:
    November 25, 2018 at 10:59 pm
    Hue Jackson may not be a great head coach but at least he has some class and knows how to behave like a professional. The Browns acted like stupid punks today.

    >>> What choice do you have other than being humble when you’re 3-36-1? LMAO!!!!!

  8. As others noted, it seems as if Randall did this out of respect more than anything else. Maybe not, maybe so, but I’d like to see a link to the interview which might shed a little more light on why Randall did it.

  9. Seems he did it out of respect? I believe he was saying Hue never got a game ball while in Cleveland because he was so bad, so he deserves one now for helping the Browns out by getting fired and no longer holding them back. Did you see his tweets reacting to the news of Hue taking the job in Cincinnati?

    While it’s true that Hue didn’t leave by his own choice, it wasn’t exactly a “class” move to do multiple interviews days after being fired with the sole purpose of placing blame on anyone else possible while taking absolutely no responsibility and then taking a job with a division rival less than two weeks later. I can’t imagine that sits well with the players who were expected to give everything they had for this guy.

  10. jxt2521 says:
    November 25, 2018 at 9:35 pm
    No class. I’ve heard nothing but great stories on how Hue treats his players

    He treated them to 3 wins in 2.5 years.

  11. clefan330 says:
    November 26, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Seems he did it out of respect? I believe he was saying Hue never got a game ball while in Cleveland because he was so bad, so he deserves one now for helping the Browns out by getting fired and no longer holding them back. Did you see his tweets reacting to the news of Hue taking the job in Cincinnati?

    While it’s true that Hue didn’t leave by his own choice, it wasn’t exactly a “class” move to do multiple interviews days after being fired with the sole purpose of placing blame on anyone else possible while taking absolutely no responsibility and then taking a job with a division rival less than two weeks later. I can’t imagine that sits well with the players who were expected to give everything they had for this guy.
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    The thing about the information age is that people tend to believe other peoples interpretation of situations over actually getting the info for themselves. Hue Jackson in none of his interviews placed any blame for his record on anyone but himself and had nothing but good things to say about his former team. The media in a need for website clicks took a hand full of quotes from when he was asked how he would have done things if he was in charge out of context and ran with it as “Hue is making excuses” as opposed to the reality that he was just answering questions about hypothetical situations he was directly asked.

    There is a reason Jackson was employed within a week and Todd Haley who was exposed as sabotaging Hue and the team is watching the NFL from his living room. Baker Mayfield aside after the game you saw Browns players and coaches take the time to immediately find and talk to Hue and I’m surprised no Bengals fans have brought up the shot of their new coach laughing it up after the game with his ex team for the world to see after getting destroyed when normally the standard after game interaction between coaches and players is what you saw between Hue and Baker which was a “good game” and walk away.

  12. I love that you fools think Baker doesn’t have any class. You’re obviously misinformed about the word. He showed good sportsmanship and shook Jackson’s hand after the game. He didn’t need to hug him to tell him good game. Hue did everything I his power to keep Baker off the field up till the Jets game when his hand was forced. He never gave him a chance to compete for the starting job.

  13. Seems the whole group was dysfunctional in Cleveland. Players caught in the midst of coaching jealousy and turmoil along with the typical player egos. Everyone should just keep their mouths shut and play football.

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