Browns fire Hue Jackson, Greg Williams named interim head coach

  BY TIM SHIRER
SPORTS EDITOR
Another As it was reported last night that it would happen by the Lake County Sentinel, the Cleveland Browns have fired Head Coach Hue Jackson. The Browns fell to the Steelers on Sunday 33-18 in what turned out to be Jackson’s final game as the field boss of the Browns.

Jackson was hired with great fan fair as the savior of the franchise in January of 2016. Jackson was the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals when the Browns snatched him up.

In 40 games as the Browns Head Coach Jackson went 3-36-1. His record includes a 1-15 2016 season winning only one game on Christmas Eve when they defeated the Chargers.

Things got worse in 2017 when the Browns failed to win a game, going 0-16 in 2017.

This season brought new problems as the Browns hired Todd Haley as offensive coordinator and reportedly Jackson and Haley were constantly at odds. The Browns started the season 1-1-1 but are now 2-5-1and tension between Jackson and Haley reportedly boiled over on Sunday morning prior to the game with the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

According to multiple reports Browns defensive coordinator Greg Williams as interim head coach.
Williams is 60 years old and has previously been head coach with the Buffalo Bills from 2001-03. Williams record with the Bills was 17-31 and was fired after the 2003 season.

He has also been the defensive coordinator for six different NFL teams. Williams was also suspended for an entire season for issuing bounties on players while serving as the defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints. 

The team also fired Haley.
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POSTED 10/29/2018 at 13:17
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