Hue Jackson will not comment on future of OC Todd Haley
The Cleveland Browns look messier by the week, and coach Hue Jackson’s postgame comments will do little to make things look more stable.
Reports spread Sunday of “dysfunction” on the Browns’ coaching staff, with offensive coordinator Todd Haley said to be on the chopping block. The dysfunction went public last week, when Jackson said he was aiming to be more hands-on with the offense, which he considered his specialty. Those remarks were seen by some as undermining his offensive coordinator.
On Sunday, after the latest Cleveland loss, Jackson admitted those remarks came from a place of frustration, but he also did not do much to put down the rumors that Haley’s seat is hot.
Hue Jackson offered no comment on any potential changes to his staff, including the job status of OC Todd Haley, except for saying what he said last week of the offense was out of frustration, “I never said I wanted to take over play calling. I said I wanted to help, that’s it.”
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Jackson’s explanation for his comments aligns with what Baker Mayfield said about them during the week. It’s probably a bad sign when your coach can’t keep himself composed enough to avoid spouting off about the offense, and even worse when he seems to feed the dysfunction by avoiding comment on it.