Hue Jackson on Baker Mayfield: He has to do what he feels he needs to do

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield revisited his criticism of former head coach Hue Jackson in a recent interview and said that he hasn’t changed his view since the end of the 2018 season.

Jackson took a job with the Bengals after being fired by Cleveland during the season and Mayfield called Jackson “fake” after a game between the teams later in the year. Mayfield said recently that he “said what I meant” and said he enjoyed getting “revenge” by winning that game.

During an appearance with Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports Radio, Jackson was asked if he was bothered by Mayfield’s stance.

“It doesn’t bother me personally,” Jackson said. “I’ve been in the NFL for a long time and seen a lot of different ways of people handling things. He has to do what he feels he needed to do and that’s how he’s handled it. Everyone is going to handle things differently and that’s how he chooses to make sure he’s ready to go and ready to play. The Browns weren’t playing Hue Jackson, the Browns were playing the Bengals.”

Jackson has expressed a desire to be a head coach again, but he’s currently out of football altogether so there won’t be any on-field run-ins with Mayfield this season.

23 responses to “Hue Jackson on Baker Mayfield: He has to do what he feels he needs to do

  1. Baker Mayfield is a punk and becomes less likeable every time he opens his mouth. Jackson committed the sin of being fired from his job and then taking another job with a division rival. I think loyalty to an employer is only expected up to the point at which you get fired. Mayfield is still holding a grudge after all this time. If he doesn’t learn to forgive and forget, he’s going to be a very bitter man.

  2. Ol’ poor naive and immature Baker has a lot of learning and growing to do. If he’s still bitter that a coach didn’t start him at the beginning of last season and then that same coach went to a team in the division(who he previously was a assistant coach for) after being fired.

  3. Hue Jackson is fake and a jackass though. Simply watch Hardknocks from last season. He had this insanely fake patronized approach when telling Baker Field he made the roster as the primary backup …

    Hue clearly is an idiot and was arguably the worst head coach in the NFL in the last few years.

  4. Baker’s response/comments after “Browns-Bengals 1” can be excused as feisty, competitive, etc.

    But his stare down of Hue after a TD in “Browns-Bengals 2” several weeks later made Baker come across as a spoiled kid who can’t let it go.

  5. bullcharger says:
    July 18, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    1-31 means no team can hire him as a HC no matter what. That is his resume and it’s not good.

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    cannot 😉

  6. I like Baker’s moxie. He was spot on about the incompetence of baby Huey. So far he is far more of a winner than Hue ever was.

  7. bullcharger says:
    July 18, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    1-31 means no team can hire him as a HC no matter what. That is his resume and it’s not good.
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    Well that was his record as HC of the Browns, but he was like 8-8 that year with the Raiders. Still, 9-39 isn’t gonna get you any jobs either.

  8. I don’t have a clue what the QB’s problem is other than he likes seeing his name in the media – otherwise, why does he not just shut up and focus on giving his all to his team. THAT would, at least, be product.

    Hue Jackson’s problem was put on display to me and the rest of the world – being a Head Coach is NOT something that “wishing makes it so.” So he too should just button it, and find another profession – since even being an OC again is rather far fetched.

  9. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    July 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    I like Baker’s moxie. He was spot on about the incompetence of baby Huey. So far he is far more of a winner than Hue ever was.
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    You misspelled “whiner.”

  10. Unfortunate that Mayfield couldn’t take the high road on this. Jackson’s record as a head coach speaks volumes, and for Mayfield to still be talking about what happened shows his focus and maturity isn’t where it needs to be.

  11. First we see the immature comments (BM) now we see the comments of a mature individual.
    He’s 7-7. Not sure where the mouth comes from.

  12. Mayfield’s mouth is writing checks that he may or may not be able to cash. If I am the Browns staff, I am telling the kid to clam up, move on and concentrate on the upcoming season. He sounds like a butt-hurt 8th grader whose girlfriend dumped him…

  13. Mayfield acts like that because he is enabled by people like Jim Rome. I like his attitude on the field but dang dude tone it down a little. It’s to early in his career to be disrespecting people because a mic is in his face.

  14. Baker, now is the time to zip it up and turn the page! Hue, you need to be thinking about a broadcasting career or real estate salesman!

  15. savethebs says:
    July 18, 2019 at 2:51 pm
    bullcharger says:
    July 18, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    1-31 means no team can hire him as a HC no matter what. That is his resume and it’s not good.
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    Well that was his record as HC of the Browns, but he was like 8-8 that year with the Raiders. Still, 9-39 isn’t gonna get you any jobs either.
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    His record is actually 11-44-1. .205 winning pct. I believe it is 2nd worst All time for coaches who have coached 40+ games in their careers, yes he was 8-8 in Oakland but they lost 4 of their last 5 games and totally fell apart. He was also the team’s defacto GM that year and gave up two First round picks for Carson Palmer…

  16. This whole thing was stupid for one reason. Mayfield used the word revenge on Jackson because he signed with a rival. I totally get that. BUT, is mayfield the only one allowed to get revenge in this world? Did it ever occur to him that maybe, just maybe, Jackson got fired and decided to also try to get revenge by signing with a rival. That doesn’t mean Jackson was a phony. That makes him human. I like Mayfields fire, but I can’t help but think this was pretty dumb

  17. Here’s the deal about Hue Jackson, coming from a Raiders fan.

    The guy is NOT an idiot. FAR from it. He’s a brilliant offensive mind.

    He’s one of those guys who has a place on and NFL team, and that place is simply not HC.

    1) He should be an OC somewhere and be given a lot of free rein to do what he thinks best to make his offense hum.

    2) He should have input into personnel without final say. Bad decisions like the Carson Palmer trade make it obvious that he’s just not cut out for the GM role. BUT, he needs to have some say as to the type of players he needs to support his schemes.

    THIS is what Hue Jackson is built for, and what he excels at. When there’s not an assistant coach between him and his offense (think Haley with the Browns or Al Saunders with the Raiders), he’s a master at tweaking his schemes to fit his personnel as opposed to trying to cram his players into his scheme – a RARE trait in coaching these days.

    So if someone would put Hue in the right position and KEEP him there, he would absolutely, positively help that team win a championship. No doubt in my mind.

    With Tom Cable as our HC, we hired Hue after a season where we were ranked 31st in offense and he took us to rank #10 the very next season. He knows what he’s doing with an offense, he just doesn’t know how to handle power.

  18. fishfan77 says:
    July 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm
    His record is actually 11-44-1. .205 winning pct. I believe it is 2nd worst All time for coaches who have coached 40+ games in their careers, yes he was 8-8 in Oakland but they lost 4 of their last 5 games and totally fell apart. He was also the team’s defacto GM that year and gave up two First round picks for Carson Palmer…
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    You’re giving a bunch of info without enough context.

    That 8-8 record was a miracle given the adversity he faced,

    First of all, Jason Campbell, our starter, got knocked out halfway through the season.

    Second, Al Davis, his GM, the guy who made him HC and his mentor, DIED during the season as well.

    And yet we had a chance to make the playoffs right up until the very last game of the season.

    The Palmer deal was a total hail Mary to try to make the playoffs. As it turned out, he just had too much rust on him to make enough of a difference for us.

    Hue faced an impossible situation and did the best he could. It was ALMOST enough. If our DC could have figured out how to stop the Chargers in week 17 we would have made the playoffs via wildcard. I was on the edge of my seat all season long, watching every single play. It was a great season to be a Raiders fan, a tremendous effort from EVERYONE except Chuck Breshnahan, our DC, who REALLY let us down.

  19. If you don’t like Baker now, wait until his next episode. Hue’s won’t be his last. And, the more he wins, the nastier he will get. Best way to keep him down is to put him on the ground.

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