Remember Hue Jackson's boastful Hard Knocks claims about how the rest of the world doesn't know what it's like to be in HIS CHAIR?
Well, now he doesn't either.
After another complete disaster against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson is reportedly out as the Browns' head coach.
Browns fired Hue Jackson, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2018
This season has been an unmitigated disaster for Jackson. Not only does this new generation of Browns football finally have hope and pieces in place, but the team (especially on defense) is by-and-large performing as an above-average unit.
In fact, based on their impressively active hands and turnover margin, this Browns team should be one of the league's best.
W-L records of NFL teams with best turnover differentials— Curtis Patrick (@CPatrickNFL) October 29, 2018
+10 Browns 2-5-1
+7 Bears 4-3
+7 Seahawks 4-3
+6 Rams 8-0
+6 Redskins 5-2
+5 Chargers 5-2
+4 Chiefs 7-1
W-L percentage .313
Rest of list
W-L percentage .750
Instead, they're a depressing 2-5-1, turning victories and competitiveness into heart-wrenching losses at an astounding rate.
The bottom line is, the repeated lack of execution is staggering, and with Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward, and Nick Chubb all looking like foundational pieces to varying degrees, the newly-minted front office can no longer mess around with a clueless caretaker with a penchant for transferring the blame onto others instead of taking any responsibility for his own failures.
There's the door, Hue. The only question remaining is whether he has enough awareness to find the exit, potentially being trapped in the Browns facilities for hours before figuring out how to leave.