LONDON — Hue Jackson has adopted a 1-15 season with an Zero-Eight begin, however the Cleveland Browns coach insists he’s not anxious about his job.
“I completely have the badist of Mr. and Mrs. Haslam,” Jackson stated Sunday of homeowners Jimmy and Dee Haslam.
Jackson acknowledges that his file is brutal following Sunday’s 33-16 drubbing at Twickenham Stadium. Chris Palmer gained extra video games within the 1999 growth season with the Browns (two) than Jackson has in in one-and-a-half.
In response to the Elias Sports activities Bureau, Jackson’s 1-23 file is the second worst via a coach’s first 24 video games in NFL historical past. It’s topped solely by the Zero-24 file of Buccaneers coach John McKay.
The Browns, averaging simply 14.7 factors per sport in 2017, are searching for playmakers on offense, a league supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
However privately and publicly, Jackson shouldn’t be anxious about his job or being fired.
“I do not really feel any change in that,” Haslam stated of possession badist. “I do know everyone is anxious concerning the shedding, my job, this … I imply … there’s all types of questions on the market.
“I get all that.”
The Haslams haven’t spoken publicly about the way forward for Jackson, or the way forward for vice chairman of soccer operations Sashi Brown or director of technique Paul DePodesta. However it’s not the Browns’ coverage to handle these points throughout a season.
Haslam vowed continuity when he put this construction collectively after the 2015 season. That vow is being examined, however there isn’t a indication he’s waffling.
Haslam is particularly delicate to the difficulty as a result of Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski, Mike Pettine, Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi and Ray Farmer have been fired since he is been the proprietor. Haslam promised he wouldn’t “blow it up” earlier than the 2015 season, then did simply that after the season. Haslam invested within the current construction, so if he makes a change it should replicate on him in addition to the folks he fires.
His remark early in coaching camp was designed to be a promise with out making a promise: “We really feel actually good concerning the folks now we have in place. Actually good.”
The Browns have a welcome bye subsequent week. Since a win over San Francisco in December 2015, the Browns have misplaced 26 of 27 video games. The Haslams did what they may to attempt to make the London expertise a optimistic one for the group and followers. They introduced anybody within the group who wished to make the journey and made a bartending look at a raucous Browns Backers gathering at Trafalgar Sq. on Saturday.
However the sport was simply extra disappointment, because the Browns noticed a 13-12 halftime lead dissolve in a second half after they had been outscored 21-Three.
Within the third quarter, the Browns turned the ball over on a fumble on their first play and couldn’t convert a 71-yard kickoff return into factors as a result of Zane Gonzalez missed a discipline aim.
4 defensive penalties gave the Vikings 62 yards on two landing drives.
“We’ll get an opportunity to judge our soccer group to see the place we’re,” Jackson stated. “After eight video games we’re Zero-Eight. We all know that half. We’ll see what we will go good, see what we will do higher.”