On October 29th the Cleveland Browns officially fired Hue Jackson as their head coach. After this past Sundays loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksons head coaching record became the second worst of all time. No that is not a typo.
His record as the Browns coach is 3-36-1. This ranks him 218th out of 219 coaches in the history of the NFL. Are we surprised it came from a Browns coach? Probably not.
The offensive coordinator, Tod Haley, was also fired on the same day. There was some speculation as to only one of the two were going to be fired. Instead, the front office decided both of them were not helping the team out at all. Anyone could have figured that out by themselves.
As news broke about the firing of Jackson, Browns fans took to social media and celebrated. It was almost as if they won their first game in three years again. Browns fans everywhere were ecstatic. Hue Jackson’s time in Cleveland was so bad that an actual Browns player compared him to Michael Scott from The Office.
Jackson and Haley losing their jobs means an opportunity for two others to try and rewrite this organizations history. The first is Gregg Williams. He was named the interim head coach by the Browns. Freddie Kitchens was named as the new offensive coordinator. Both Williams and Kitchens have prior experience but its Kitchens who stands out. While calling the plays in the preseason finale against Detroit, Kitchens led Baker Mayfield and the Browns to a 25-0 first-half lead.
This all happened within two days of Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue being fired after starting the season 0-6. That alone sent a celebration spree through Cleveland social media. But three coaches fired within two days, from two different sports, all in one city. This must be what making the playoffs feels like.